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Offline bonny

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Re: British tools
« Reply #15 on: 06.08. 2010 02:09 »
i was lucky enough to pick up a few german stahlwille imperial spanners recently , i am impressed with their quality , anyone else use them ?

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Re: British tools
« Reply #16 on: 06.08. 2010 09:49 »
I've got some really old metric Stahlwille spanners. There's no way you will ever ruin one of these.
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Re: British tools
« Reply #17 on: 08.08. 2010 10:09 »
Yep I got em too.

You can generally guess the quality of a ring by the thickness of the ring.
Thin rings need to be forged from very high strength steel.
Thick walled ones can be made from recycled fence bolts.

Primarily I use Dufors ( you won't find these outside Australia.
Dully & Hansford made nuts & bolts and originally forged their spanners from the same stock as the high tensile bolts.
So they have round handles and are really really strong.
Siddons industries ( Sidchrome) latter convinced the country that all quality spanners had to be chromed and Dufors to a large extent got out of the market which is a shame because their non plated spanners were a lot better than Sidchromes.
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