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Old 06-11-2014, 09:30 PM   #41
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I like the push connectors too.
they're quick, but I feel they don't provide a good mechanical connection, so I wire nut everything. I'm old school.
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they're quick, but I feel they don't provide a good mechanical connection, so I wire nut everything. I'm old school.
I feel the same about all of those plumbing "bite" connectors: gator bites, shark bites, whatever. I don't feel right about them.
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I feel the same about all of those plumbing "bite" connectors: gator bites, shark bites, whatever. I don't feel right about them.
fogget about it.
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Well first off I make sure I'm not putting the light where the duct is so now worry about hitting a duct. The camera is more to make sure there's no cables or flex gas line up there I could hit. Put prob 100+ can lights in and never not been able to put them where I laid them out.

Put prob 1000+ in when I was an electrician in England. Prob 50% of them were new construction though so yeah you could say I put a few in. Never once hit something I shouldn't have on one of them.
I never knew you were Englandish, were a bouts?? I am from Durham
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Klein is an electrician's Snap-On. They started their company making side cutting pliers. Their pliers and cutters are excellent, I've had their hand tools in daily use for over 10 years, I can't say enough good things about them.

Their other stuff is just re-badged crap...and the screwdrivers are atrocious.
Klein's 5 in one screwdriver is a no-go for me. I run across too many 1/4" hex drives to have a driver in my bag that 1. is uncomfortable in my hand, and 2. has both ends 5/16. I like the $4 Kobalt 6 in 1 better. I think they sand cast their regular screwdrivers out of pot metal, and put a cheap plating on them before mounting them on those awful handles

Snap-On makes some REALLY nice tools, but they are incredibly expensive. 20 years ago I think my 8 piece screwdriver set was about $100, 10 piece metric wrench set was around $300, and the 3/8 screwdriver handle ratchet was around $50.

If you use mechanics tools every day, they are worth it. They're made out of very high quality materials - tough as nails. The ergonomics are top notch, and made to exacting standards. The Festool of automotive hand tools.
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Klein's 5 in one screwdriver is a no-go for me. I run across too many 1/4" hex drives to have a driver in my bag that 1. is uncomfortable in my hand, and 2. has both ends 5/16. I like the $4 Kobalt 6 in 1 better. I think they sand cast their regular screwdrivers out of pot metal, and put a cheap plating on them before mounting them on those awful handles

Snap-On makes some REALLY nice tools, but they are incredibly expensive. 20 years ago I think my 8 piece screwdriver set was about $100, 10 piece metric wrench set was around $300, and the 3/8 screwdriver handle ratchet was around $50.

If you use mechanics tools every day, they are worth it. They're made out of very high quality materials - tough as nails. The ergonomics are top notch, and made to exacting standards. The Festool of automotive hand tools.
I probably put the Snap-on tool guys kids through college, I bought so much of their tools back in the day. I like their stuff, but I would not call them the Festool of automotive world. That title would go Stahlwille or Hazet, which I also have plenty of.
I don't care for "5-in-one" etc screwdrivers, as they are heavy and awkward to carry in my belt. I prefer using single screwdrivers of the Wiha or Wera variety.
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Unless you have x-ray vision I don't know how you magically know how you are avoiding duct work. And how many jobs have you had? You said in england you worked as an audio video salesman, a white goods installer, then as a plumber, now you were an electrician as well?
Because its pretty easy to figure out where ducts run. never hit one yet so I'm not doing too bad.

My first trade was a sparky. Went to collage done my first 2 years when I was 16 then left at 17 worked for a electrical contractor for 3 years then got a job wiring boats electrical systems. That didn't pan out so worked as a white goods salesman for 2 years. Left there to work as a plumber for my neighbor. Done that for 4 years and then left to come here.

Picked up a lot on the way. Didn't want to do just one single trade and the most interesting job was the woodworking I did on the boats. (Was helping the guy build the plugs and molds until first one was done then would have moved into the wiring part)
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I never knew you were Englandish, were a bouts?? I am from Durham
London originally. Area called canning town in east London. Across river from millennium done or what ever its call now.

Then moved to colchester to a place called Mersea island
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Klein's 5 in one screwdriver is a no-go for me. I run across too many 1/4" hex drives to have a driver in my bag that 1. is uncomfortable in my hand, and 2. has both ends 5/16. I like the $4 Kobalt 6 in 1 better. I think they sand cast their regular screwdrivers out of pot metal, and put a cheap plating on them before mounting them on those awful handles

Snap-On makes some REALLY nice tools, but they are incredibly expensive. 20 years ago I think my 8 piece screwdriver set was about $100, 10 piece metric wrench set was around $300, and the 3/8 screwdriver handle ratchet was around $50.

If you use mechanics tools every day, they are worth it. They're made out of very high quality materials - tough as nails. The ergonomics are top notch, and made to exacting standards. The Festool of automotive hand tools.
Their core products are good but 80% of the snap on catalog is just rebadged products.
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Yeah I seen a few but of Chinese stuff branded with snapon over the years. Gotta watch what your buying from them.

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