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Old 5th February 2016, 17:08   #1231
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A noob question for the Gurus here - I want to buy a basic home tool kit and came across this one on industrybuying.com.

http://www.industrybuying.com/domest....HA.DO.202809/

Is it a good buy at the price and is the website reliable w.r.t quality of goods and on time delivery?

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You can get all the items in the kit for under 1K if you buy individually. Why spend money extra for that box!
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If you want my advice - do not buy from industrybuying.com
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You can get all the items in the kit for under 1K if you buy individually. Why spend money extra for that box!
Makes sense. Will compare the 2 approaches and go with what you suggested if the difference is substantial. Thanks!

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Thanks for the feedback!
I would recommend industrybuying. The only place they falter is when you order stuff that you only find there. For run of the stuff,like tool kits etc, the shipping is within stipulated times.
For other things, like aux lights, aluminium bits, acrylic sheets, etc,which are hard to source from other places for individual orders, they take their time, but never more than 2 weeks for me.
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A noob question for the Gurus here - I want to buy a basic home tool kit and came across this one on industrybuying.com.

http://www.industrybuying.com/domest....HA.DO.202809/

Is it a good buy at the price and is the website reliable w.r.t quality of goods and on time delivery?

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It is not worth it. It will be cheaper if you buy the pieces individually.
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Bought a pair of Tyre spoons

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Removed the spare Tyre of my Ambassador, painted the disc and re-installed the Tyre. Seated the Tyre bead using a foot pump
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I have bought the value pack twice since 2012. Would anyone know where is it available in India? I usually get it when I go to the US or wait for a carrier. Its pretty good stuff, with less shelf life though as already mentioned. I usually make a list of repairs so when I get the pack, I tend to consume it fast.
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Bought a pair of snips (side-cutting pliers) from Maplin in London, back in July. They broke cutting a cable tie, and the metal surface shows them to have been cast and obviously poor quality. Well, ok, they would have been cheap.

Replaced with Proskit 1PK-397A-C, Side Cutter Plier W/Safety Clip.

These are bigger, so fit the hand better (hint: when buying any sort of plier, even if the working end is miniature, buy with handles to fit your hand). I don't expect them to be forged, but they seem to be cut and shaped from stamped sheet, rather than cast. At Rs905, they are probably twice the price (at least) than the cheap London ones: if they last, that is fine.

Could not work out the reason for the "safety clip," but now understand that it grips the cut piece of wire, so it does not fly off into the eyes! Good idea.
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These are bigger, so fit the hand better (hint: when buying any sort of plier, even if the working end is miniature, buy with handles to fit your hand). I don't expect them to be forged, but they seem to be cut and shaped from stamped sheet, rather than cast. At Rs905, they are probably twice the price (at least) than the cheap London ones: if they last, that is fine.

Could not work out the reason for the "safety clip," but now understand that it grips the cut piece of wire, so it does not fly off into the eyes! Good idea.
Did you really pay Rs 905 for that?

Its available locally in any electronics shop and is called is a nipper, used to trim off excess leads after soldering resistors or capacitors onto PCBs.

Here are my nippers. The small one cost Rs 35 or 50, cant remember. The bigger heavy duty one cost Rs 200. The only time the small nipper broke when I used it to cut sheet metal. I was almost done cutting almost a feet when it broke but hey for 35rs can't complain.

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ha ha, yes, I did. But there were much cheaper alternatives available even on Amazon.
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Just received mews from Sugru that they are now available on Amazon.in with 20% discount offer.
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Just received mews from Sugru that they are now available on Amazon.in with 20% discount offer.
Oh good! It is expensive stuff, but very useful
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A noob question for the Gurus here - I want to buy a basic home tool kit and came across this one on industrybuying.com.

http://www.industrybuying.com/domest....HA.DO.202809/

Is it a good buy at the price and is the website reliable w.r.t quality of goods and on time delivery?

Cheers,
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If you want my advice - do not buy from industrybuying.com . They will happily accept your order, and not ship it for ages. I had to cancel 3 orders - 1 prepaid and 2 COD just because they had not been shipped for 2-3 weeks.

Try flipkart, snapdeal, amazon for good service. You may also check tolexo.com.
You may also check out www.urjakart.com and www.pumpkart.com. The latter is mainly for the pressure washers that we may require.
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Just received mews from Sugru that they are now available on Amazon.in with 20% discount offer.
Amazon.in even has JB Weld steel reinforced epoxy adhesives. May be they are getting all special items from everywhere and sell them in their industrial category.

I noticed one kg of some industry grade adhesive priced at around Rs.300/- With the recent floods in Madras, my roof had developed leak. I am planning to try a few Kilo of this to water proof the concrete roof.
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J B Weld is amazing stuff. It makes Araldite look like children's paste! It lasts, too, for years, even after opening the tubes.

For roof waterproofing, I'd look for specialised product of some sort
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J B Weld is amazing stuff. It makes Araldite look like children's paste! It lasts, too, for years, even after opening the tubes.

For roof waterproofing, I'd look for specialised product of some sort
I have heard about JB Weld but never got around to use that till now. It is much sought after for DIY circles.

I have bought Dr.Fixit waterproof coating for the terrace, but it costs a bomb. For some 100 sq.ft it came to about Rs.4500/- I am looking to waterproof window ledge.
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