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Blue Spot 01540 1/4 Inch Deep Metric Socket Set
Blue Spot 01540 1/4 Inch Deep Metric Socket Set
Price: 6.50

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great For My DIY Use, 28 Jun 2013
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Any professional using sockets all day every day will tell you that you must use expensive stuff like Snap-On and I wouldn't, (because I'm not in a position to know), disagree.
But if like me you pick up sockets for occasional use than you won't be disappointed with these.
They nicely fill the gap left by conventional socket sets in getting to deep bolt heads or long threaded nuts, which usually have to be started, awkwardly, with a spanner and bleeding knuckles.
In short - Inexpensive, seem to be well made and at some point, invaluable.
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Blackspur BB-SA109 Palm Sander Pad
Blackspur BB-SA109 Palm Sander Pad
Price: 2.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Quality At A Budget Price, 28 Jun 2013
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I just wanted some inexpensive rough gauge sanding pads to work off a few layers of paint from some old, recycled timber prior to planing.
I bought these in the expectation that, for the price, they would probably fall apart fairly rapidly.
I was pleasantly surprised to find that the abrasive is well bonded to the backing sheet and in actual fact I am still using the first 40 grade sheet, which shows little wear at all.
The three grades supplied can take you easily to the pre wet and dry stage.
Buying budget items like these can sometimes be a lottery but these are an excellent buy which I have repeated.


Ronseal TWPC5L Total Wood Preserver Clear 5 Litre
Ronseal TWPC5L Total Wood Preserver Clear 5 Litre
Price: 28.20

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ronseal Products Work, 13 Jun 2013
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I've used this stuff before on external wood and always found it works. I use lots of Ronseal products and once again, they all just do the job they're meant to do.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Always On Hand, 13 Jun 2013
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I always have a tube of this around, whenever I'm soldering. Why, because it works. I've always used it and always will. My father always had a tube and so does my son.


Rolson 60379 Magnetic Pick Up Tool with LED
Rolson 60379 Magnetic Pick Up Tool with LED
Price: 3.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful, 13 Jun 2013
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This item arrived on time. The LED light is powerful enough to see into all of the nooks and crannies around my workshop and the magnet is powerful enough to pick up all the dropped screws, nuts etc, that we all lose from time to time.
The actual pick up power is impressive and with the tool held vertically and with a full contact on the object, it will pick up nearly 2Kg. I wouldn't advise trying to pick up anything near this weight, at any kind of angle other than vertical, because the tubular shaft, will of course bend.
Use it within its obvious capabilities and it proves very useful.


Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual
Collins Complete Woodworker's Manual
by Albert Jackson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 20.40

5.0 out of 5 stars As Good As Others Say, 28 May 2013
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Are you picking up woodworking tools for the first time or are you, like me, going back to something which I have always loved but until now, never had the time to explore in depth?

If your answer to either of the above is, 'yes', then buy this book, a real gem which provides an absolute shed load of information about woodworking, from knowing how the material you are about to transform is grown, cut and treated, to the selection of tools and what they do, right through to making your own masterpiece.

You can go out and buy many, many volumes, all of which will touch on parts of this, probably, (hopefully), in more depth but for sheer grounding in this fascinating pastime, hobby or occupation, you need this book.


V2: A World War II Thriller
V2: A World War II Thriller
Price: 2.01

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting idea, 14 May 2013
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A book about the German use and allied response to the V2. The book is largely a Dutch perspective and has interesting insights as to the civilian populations response to the occupation. Some collaborate, some join the SS, some resist. The grotesque SS commander, does what such characters do and the British agents perform similarly.

For me however, the book fails to grip. The characters are insufficiently drawn and behave woodenly. The books denouement is rushed, scrappy and deeply unsatifying.

The stilted expressions and creaking dialogue suggest a literal translation of a book written in a language other than English.

The sexual scenes are, again for me, largely unnecessary and equally unnecessarily drawn out, whilst the actual content is stomach churning.


Living With Fibromyalgia
Living With Fibromyalgia
Price: 0.77

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't Waste 70 Pence, 7 April 2013
I've actually picked up free pamphlets from my GP which were longer and more informative than this, 'book'. They also had the advantage, contrary to the kindle edition, that at least when finished with, I could use them to light my bonfire.

I feel for the other reviewers of this book, as I have a GP who is helpful, knowledgable and supportive. What can I say about the all too frequent, 'It's all in the mind', thankfully diminishing school of medical thought? Tell the b******s that Tramadol, Amitriptylene and Gabapentin, especially the latter, do relieve a lot of the pain, so write me a bloody prescription.

As for this thoroughly facile and worthless book, 'Living With Fibromyalgia' - I very much doubt that the author does.


The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
Price: 5.49

5.0 out of 5 stars No Text To Speech, 17 Feb 2013
I bought this item for a relative who is deeply dyslexic, intending for them to use the , 'Text to Speech', facility on my Kindle. Every other, (Kindle), book I own has this facility. If you read the small print regarding your Kindle, (and I didn't), there is a disclaimer that says that some publishers block this facility. On this item, the only one I have ever bought specifically to use this facility, this doesn't work.

I cannot comment on the content of this book.

Amazon were, of course, first class. Refunded straight away and I have deleted the book.


Jigs & Fixtures for the Table Saw & Router: Get the Most from Your Tools with Shop Projects from Woodworking's Top Experts (Best of Woodworker's Journal)
Jigs & Fixtures for the Table Saw & Router: Get the Most from Your Tools with Shop Projects from Woodworking's Top Experts (Best of Woodworker's Journal)
by Woodworker's Journal
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.39

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No More Fractions Please, 30 Jan 2013
I bought this book several years ago and have to say it is a mine of useful information about hand and power tool jigs and othr items, which make woodworking more accurate, more productive and more safe. Being spirally bound means it is much more useful in your workshop.

But as usual, all the dimensions are given in Imperial units only. If you purchase any non-American book on a similar theme, such as, Routing for Beginners, which is a top notch beginners handbook, then you will find measurements in both Imperial and metric units. Trying to use this and other US books, one constantly finds oneself misreading the tiny fractions in the text.

Why can't US publishers accept the fact that whilst they cling on to this archaic, difficult and illogical measuring system, the rest of the world uses the elegant and simple, metric system. How hard is putting dual measurements into books like these?
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