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Old 30th September 2016, 14:00   #1396
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The guy showed me the Rigid (US make; the gold standard of such tools) wrench, and it is superb.
They truly are the cat's whiskers.

It is spelled "RIDGID", btw.

Maybe you can get the jaws from Ridgid that will suit your wrench, and you can jugaad yourself a decent one.

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Old 30th September 2016, 18:57   #1397
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Cat's whiskers and bees' knees!

Thanks for the correction. I'm useless at spelling
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I am looking for a sandblaster and abrasives for that . Any links as indiamart is not giving details
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... I have resurrected my flooded Dremel. ...
Next project for me. The speed controlling slider on my Dremel went kaput a while back. Wonder where I can get that spare.
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Old 31st October 2016, 21:10   #1400
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The speed controlling slider on my Dremel went kaput a while back.
When I was about to take mine apart (it's easy) I checked out stuff on Youtube. If I remember correctly, the chip that does the speed control is available and can be replaced without much ado.

Check out youtube for your model.
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Got hold of my first Torque Wrench. Not a high end, expensive import..but an affordable, good quality Indian.


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Also bought a tool, very useful when working with metallic fasteners in congested places like engine bays- a Flexible magnetic retriever tool - Helps you retrieve that available essential screw that fell into that otherwise unreachable dark nook of the engine bay. Helps a lot in keeping your cool

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I have to replace my MBP trackpad and need the Phillips #00 Screwdriver and Y1 Tri-wing Screwdriver. Thought of purchasing them through iFixit and it way too costly.

Any suggestion of a good online site where i can get these?
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I have to replace my MBP trackpad and need the Phillips #00 Screwdriver and Y1 Tri-wing Screwdriver. Thought of purchasing them through iFixit and it way too costly.

Any suggestion of a good online site where i can get these?
There's a Jackly toolkit that retails for Rs 50 and thereabouts on eBay. It comes with a screw driver with a magnetic Chuck and several small bits for opening laptops, cellphones etc. Check it out.

I had opened my Lumia 920 with that. It is made in China but works well.
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I have to replace my MBP trackpad and need the Phillips #00 Screwdriver and Y1 Tri-wing Screwdriver. Thought of purchasing them through iFixit and it way too costly.

Any suggestion of a good online site where i can get these?
Just walk into any hardware shop , you will get this set for < 200.
Multi purpose screw driver set

One of the drivers fit the MBP.
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Thought of purchasing them through iFixit and it way too costly.
Jackly Screwdriver Tool Kit for Mobiles, PDA, Laptop

http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00LLKM0XS/r..._Csbhyb0H0QCMP

I bought this set for 119 from Amazon. Brilliant set and has a magnetic end that holds the bit firm.

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There's a Jackly toolkit that retails for Rs 50 and thereabouts on eBay.
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Jackly Screwdriver Tool Kit for Mobiles, PDA, Laptop

http://www.amazon.in/dp/B00LLKM0XS/r..._Csbhyb0H0QCMP

I bought this set for 119 from Amazon. Brilliant set and has a magnetic end that holds the bit firm.

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Even I have this one. It is fine as long as you do not need much torque. I used it on a stubborn screw and the handle started free wheeling. Still the bits are fine and after gluing the handle I use a spanner on the bits if a lot of torque is required.
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I have a similar set from a shop in Singapore.

I guess I collect screwdrivers and sets (as well as pipe wrenches!) and will, no doubt, end up owning some of the fancier multibit sets --- but for no-professionals, we only actually need something that does not collapse the first time it meets a tight screw. And we are never going to use 90% of those bits anyway. But it is so good to have the needed one when the day comes!
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Thanks a lot guys.. will order the Jackly screwdriver kit from Amazon.
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Any suggestions on a good Measuring tape with spirit level ? The only one I can find is Levo brand and it was quite rubbish. I need to replace my Dads trusty old Tajima measuring tape which had a built in spirit level and even showed angulation. It got stolen a couple of years ago during house renovation. A new Tajima (same model) would cost me approx $45 + shipping from Singapore or Australia !
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Buy a proper spirit level. In fact, buy two: one at least a metre long, and one smaller one. There is just no substitute, and it is not a very expensive tool.
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