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  1. Dan

    Dan Admin

    What was the last tool you added to your arsenal?

    And what's the next you're considering to get?
  2. Phil

    Phil Plumber

    I've just spent £297 on a Sigma tile cutter, I have to watch what I say on the tiling forum as I'm a plumber and they probably picture a gorilla trying to use a Macbook pro, well thats not the case at all.

    My next tool is a new planer just as soon as Axminster get them in stock.
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  3. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    I have bought my tool bag which I consider as my tool too. I am looking forward to buy a crimping machine at some point.
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  4. Dan

    Dan Admin

    Ace, didn't realise you were on there lol

    They're all banging on about those these days over Rubi. Apparently Belotta are making some good ones too.
  5. Meady

    Meady Plumber GSR

    A nice new pair of 22mm copper pipe cutters. Next tool will probably be a hammer as I seem to loose mine once a month :)
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  6. Alpha man

    Alpha man GSR

    Another multi tool,
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  7. Paulplumb

    Paulplumb Plumber GSR

    Just got a nerrad 15 mm pipe cutter. Quite impressed with it. Been eyeing up laser levels so might get one of those next.
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  8. Meady

    Meady Plumber GSR

    Nerrad that's the one I got. Im fed up with crappy rothenberger cutterd that fall apart after a couple of weeks.
  9. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Last was a mini grinder, which is awesome
    Next will be a new volt pen
  10. oz-plumber

    oz-plumber Plumber

    Last tool - copper press fit tool.

    Next tool - Flue gas analyser
  11. EPH

    EPH Plumber

    Last tool 2 Ox pipe slices
    Next tool Milwaukee M12 bandsaw
  12. Scott_1979

    Scott_1979 GSR

    A portable light ! Left mine under someone's sink and can't be bothered guessing who's !
  13. turnpin

    turnpin Trusted Plumber

    Ryobi mini grinder
    Looking at multitools at the moment....have champagne tastes but only lemonade money lol..regards Turnpin:)
  14. AMW

    AMW Plumber GSR

    Last was 18v dewalt circular saw & then next will be a sds max breaker.
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  15. shaky

    shaky Plumber GSR

    Kane 456 as old 455 got damaged beyond repair
  16. moonlight

    moonlight Plumber GSR

    Small box spanner set. Next, short stubby wood bit set
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  17. aqua.heat

    aqua.heat GSR

    Are we only allowed one? I tend to buy in batches!

  18. aqua.heat

    aqua.heat GSR

    I was the same as you mate, I never felt the need for a multi tool.

    18 months ago I bought (what I thought) was a crappy 15 quid Ryhas (sp) multi tool off flea Bay. Came with about 20 accessories.

    I've used it no end of times and the bugger won't die! Have put 1 new blade on the circular one and one plunge blade in all that time.

    I will upgrade when this dies but it's been brilliant! Floorboards, steel conduit, wood, it hasn't skipped a beat and it's been battered. Only downside is it's not 110v.

    If interested I'll get you the link.

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  19. aqua.heat

    aqua.heat GSR

    The thing to remember with multi tools is that whatever you are cutting needs to be secure as they oscillate. If it's loose all it does is bounce everything around and you get nowhere. I think this is why some people hate them as they don't get how to use them.

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  20. aqua.heat

    aqua.heat GSR

    Can't recommend these enough. I've had a set for 12 months roughly and they are brilliant. Have the 15mm and 22mm. They also do a ratchet cutter for tight spaces.

    Talking of Nerrad, get a Nerrad-versa-funnel it is so bloody useful! I thought it was a gimmick but it saves PCBs, carpets, acts as a bowl. Top tip # 3


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  21. aqua.heat

    aqua.heat GSR

    Oh and I have no affiliation with any of these I'm just an engineer that likes things that work and makes my day easier.

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  22. turnpin

    turnpin Trusted Plumber

    Hi Jon and welcome to the forums....yes that would be helpful probably do me for the time being just for bits and pieces around the house..great when you get a review from someone who has tried it out...have looked at a few but doesn't really justify the money for the use it would get from me....regards Turnpin:)
  23. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    New 18volt brushless grinder. Burnt the old carbon brushed one out on Saturday. It actually melted the carbon rushes into the body! Mind you it had a hard life.
    The new brushless one is amazing.
  24. AMW

    AMW Plumber GSR

    What brrand did you get?
  25. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

  26. bright spark

    bright spark Plumber GSR

    Just got a nice little 6' rothengberg adjustable spanner. Has very wide jaw no problem gripping 22mm.
    Good for tight spots.
  27. mache

    mache Active Member

    Hells bells 6ft... wouldn't want to pick and fight with you, must have the arms of a gorilla !!!
  28. Snowball

    Snowball New Member

    Just bought a set of small warding files. Next buy will be a 5inch hole auger !
  29. Michael1960

    Michael1960 Plumber

    Rothenberger waste pipe cutting set, although you need a grip like a boaconstrictor to turn the things.
  30. paulusgg

    paulusgg GSR

    I think twice about buying a new pencil!
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  31. Whale

    Whale New Member

    Last tool I bought was an 18v grinder Next will be a new impact driver as I lost mine
  32. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Nah, if you have arms like Micky :) then maybe yes. But usually it's fairly easy to turn them unless in an awkward position
  33. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    i find technique help,

    pop it onto the piece you want to cut,

    turn it abit by pushing along the open edge following the arrow of rotation

    and then you should be fine to grab and twist easily

    if it tram lines your not griping / squeezing it hard enough
  34. leesparkykent

    leesparkykent S. Mod

  35. Matchless.plumb

    Matchless.plumb Trusted Plumber Top Contributor!!

    If you also hold the opening too tight it's very difficult to twist them around. I'd put my hand right opposite and then start twisting it's so much easier
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