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  1. DavidJ247

    DavidJ247 Full Time Elf

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    Just for a bit of fun, show us something from your tool box or work bench that we might not have seen before and lets see who can guess what it is?


    Homemade, modified, store-bought or whatever, we're a community of builders and tinkerers so I bet there are some ingenius tools, gadgets, jigs and widgets out there. Might even learn something new!


    I'll throw out a few to get us started.
     

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    OzAz Full Time Elf Generous Elf

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    1st one - easy - cable tie gun
    2nd one - dodgy modified device (using tool number 1 to assist in making) - is it to cut coro?
    3rd - no freakin idea - you've got me screwed :)
     
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    [SIZE=small]Yep an easy one to start, cable tie gun. Best $20 I ever spent.[/SIZE]
    [/size][SIZE=small]2nd one definitely dodgy but also very handy, you're right it's a makeshift coro cutter. A metal skewer from the cutlery drawer (don't tell Mrs J) used as a guide, just a few minutes to put together and I reckon it knocked half an hour off the job.[/SIZE]
    [/size][SIZE=small]Ok OzAz, your turn.[/SIZE]
     
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    3rd cable tie mount?
     
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    Yeah, I would say a cable tie mount, push in.
    And, I would hate changing the blade on that "quick change" Stanley knife :p
     
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    Spot on, cable tie anchor. I use these around my windows, permanent but discrete, they just fit in the grout line between the bricks.
     

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    Yep and that knife is no good for anything but coro now lol, but hey it did the job.
    https://youtu.be/j5jK5RYWVkA
     
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    OK, my turn, what tools are these? (fairly easy)
    Bonus point for 'tool' they are pictured on.


    Points deducted for recognising the tool taking the photo :)
     

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    first one I believe is a coax wire stripper. second looks to be a wire stripper and punch down tool.


    the green backing looks like a cutting board of some kind.
     
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    do a get a point for 'self healing cutting mat'
     
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    Well done and bonus points, heath got wording 100%
    tools are good at stripping insulation off network cable and making nice clean cuts at end of cable for crimping connector
     

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