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Geka Type Water Coupling - 3/4" BSP Female Thread - L&S Engineers
Geka Type Water Coupling - 3/4" BSP Female Thread - L&S Engineers
Offered by L&S Engineers
Price: £3.48

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lifetime hose fittings, 3 July 2014
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Geka 40mm claw couplings are the bomb! Once you've seen the light and ditched all those nasty Hozelock/Gardena type fittings you'll never look back. No hose connectors popping off, no drips, just brilliant!

It's a complete system approach, so you're in or you're out, but once you're in you'll never look back. I use 3/4" hose for my main runs with 5/8" hose on a reel for easier handling - the flow rate compared to 1/2" hose is astonishing. You'll need the appropriate barb connectors for your hose, and some form of hose clip to fix the hose in place. I started off using Jubilee clips which are fine if you wrap plenty of tape (insulating, rubber, hockey tape) around the clip - otherwise it can shred your hands when you're making/unmaking the connectors. I've changed to using the Oetiker ear clips which are a bit fiddly to fit but are bomb-proof once fitted.

The biggest problem is finding a suitable swivel for hose reels etc, I found a fitting from an Alba Krapf stockist that worked perfectly; my next move is to invest in the Alba Krapf hose reel.

All this stuff seems expensive, but it really is lifetime quality.


Draper 18060 140 mm Carbide-Tipped Tile Cutter
Draper 18060 140 mm Carbide-Tipped Tile Cutter
Price: £4.01

3.0 out of 5 stars Simple tool, functions fine after small attention, 3 July 2014
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A very simple tool that scribes snap lines in tiles, anybody expecting this to "cut" a tile is in for a disappointment. Scribe and snap and this works a treat. I had to clear some paint away from the tip with some wet & dry paper to expose the cutting tip.


Acctim 55125 Punto Timer/ Stopwatch, Green
Acctim 55125 Punto Timer/ Stopwatch, Green
Price: £7.88

4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to set, clear display - needs better magnets, 15 May 2014
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I really like the rotary dial to set the timer, unfortunately the magnets are rubbish - it would just slowly slide down my fridge. I upgraded the magnet by sticking 4 small self-adhesive rare earth magnets (Amazon B0022BPXES) on to the existing magnet and it's now solid as a rock.
I find it very useful when I'm in the kitchen, it's just slightly too quiet to hear in other parts of the house.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Expert-Ltd-Adhesive-Neodymium-Magnet/dp/B0022BPXES/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1400154087&sr=8-2&keywords=adhesive+magnets


Knife Sharpening
Knife Sharpening
Price: £1.34

2.0 out of 5 stars Very low production values, 15 May 2014
This review is from: Knife Sharpening (Kindle Edition)
I find it hard to give this such a low rating because i respect Mr Kochanski's reputation; but even at a very low price this is quite a poor compilation of information that can be readily found elsewhere. It's more like a home produced photo-copied pamphlet than an ebook - 20 years ago maybe, today it's just not acceptable.


Tongue Depressors/Large Lollipop Sticks Pack 100
Tongue Depressors/Large Lollipop Sticks Pack 100
Offered by Nightingale Nursing Supplies
Price: £1.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Great glue spreaders, 4 May 2014
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Great value glue spreaders, pushers, shims, spacers, .. I've used these for dozens of jobs, for many jobs they'll last for several uses before they become too encrusted with glue, paint, whatever.

I haven't tried them as tongue depressors yet, but the night's still young.


Wiha dialMax 4112102 Sliding Clock Caliper 0.1 mm Reading
Wiha dialMax 4112102 Sliding Clock Caliper 0.1 mm Reading
Price: £28.91

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable and accurate enough for 95% of measuring tasks, 4 May 2014
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This is reliable and accurate enough for 95% of measuring tasks. It's dead fast in use, doesn't need a battery and seems to be quite happy in the wet - so far...


Torbeck Adjustable Height Valve Bottom Entry
Torbeck Adjustable Height Valve Bottom Entry
Offered by The Home Store
Price: £10.95

1.0 out of 5 stars Move along - no double entendres here., 4 May 2014
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Unless you've got a lovely installation where everything lines up just perfectly do yourself a favour and buy one with brass fittings; just one slip with this and you'll cross thread the little blighter.


Torbeck Opella Side Entry Filling Valve
Torbeck Opella Side Entry Filling Valve
Offered by The Plumbers Merchant
Price: £7.65

1.0 out of 5 stars Horrible, what was I thinking?, 4 May 2014
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Unless you've got a lovely installation where everything lines up just perfectly do yourself a favour and buy one with brass fittings. Just one slip with this and you'll cross thread the little blighter.


Thor 712 Nylon Hammer 1.1/2lb
Thor 712 Nylon Hammer 1.1/2lb
Price: £11.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Baby bear's hammer - and made in England, cool..., 4 May 2014
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A really excellent & good value hammer - exactly what I was looking for. It stands in for a mix of regular tasks where a regular hammer is too hard, a rubber hammer is too soft and what you really need is baby bear. It's become my favourite hammer/mallet for joinery, enough heft to do the job with enough feedback to feel the chisel.


Lego Star Wars LS005 General Birthday Greeting Card
Lego Star Wars LS005 General Birthday Greeting Card
Offered by Logo Cards
Price: £2.21

5.0 out of 5 stars If you like Star Wars and you like Lego - what's not to like?, 4 May 2014
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If you like Star Wars and you like Lego - what's not to like? I was particularly taken with the rather saucy Princess Leia winking and pouting for the pose.


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