R. F. Stevens

Hall of Fame Reviewer - 2014
Are Owls as wise as reputed?
Top Reviewer Ranking: 15
Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (5,585 of 5,851)
Location: Ickenham UK



Top Reviewer Ranking: 15 - Total Helpful Votes: 5585 of 5851
Falke SK2 Socks - Black Falke
Great fit, extra thickness on the shins where you lean against the ski boot, extra thickness on the heel and toes to keep them warm in the worst of the chill, and no noticeable seams to cause pressure points - not even at the toes. The length is good, right up under the knee on a five foot six tall female. Feet seem not to get sweaty in them even on a long walk, so the breathe-ability must be good too. Best of all they never seem to ruckle up when putting on the boots, so again no pressure sores. The only modification we have done is to snip all the elastic at the top because socks that grip too tight cut off the circulation to the toes.

We've been using these Falke SK2 socks… Read more
Ultrasport Downhill Ski Socks black/grey Size:36 -&hellip Ultrasport
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Generally well-shaped EU size 36-39 sock with comfortable fit to the UK ladies size 6 foot, even the seam across the top of the toes is not objectionable. The warmth is sufficient without them being too thick, and yet they do not get sweaty. The variation in thickness is mostly appropriate, but is not quite as well thought out as with our preferred Falke SK2 ski socks.

We always use these shaped and contoured types of socks in both ski boots and walking boots because they are much less likely to wrinkle or cause pressure sores.

Don't be tempted to put them in the washing machine because the 30% wool content… Read more
KS Tools 330.102 HSS-R Twist Drill, 10 Pieces, 2, &hellip by KS Tools
Ten excellent 2mm HSS twist drills with a straight true shank and correctly profiled and centred cutting tip. They cut smoothly without vibration or shaking.

The toughest job I have used one of these on was as part of a progressively bigger sequence to centre-drill some broken exhaust manifold studs prior to using an extractor.

They also seem to keep their edge better in chipboard.

These are a great improvement on the cheap packs typically found at the discount builder's merchants.