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David Ashton
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Re: Another Thing to Make Holes
David Ashton   7/14/2014 6:42:32 PM
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@Karen...I took all the doorstops off our house 'cos they impeded the movement of my wife's wheelchair.  But I opened my ofice door a bit too eagerly one day and I now have a doorknob-shaped hole in the wall that needs fixing.   One of those things I need a round tuit for.....

Oh for my old Zimbabwe Double-Brick house.  They are indestructible, nearly....

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Another Thing to Make Holes
kfield   7/14/2014 4:45:48 PM
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@Davidashton The title of your article reminded me of the day we did the inspection on the home we bought 12 years ago: There was a fist-sized hole in a wall that had not been there when we had originally looked at the house. We weren't sure what the story was, notwithstanding that the owner looked like the type that could put his hand through a wall, so we were quite happy that he agreed to pay for the repair with no argument. 

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Re: Kind of limited article
David Ashton   7/12/2014 9:28:55 PM
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@Another - fair point - but as I said the article could have been far bigger and still not covered everything.  Yes most of the tools were rotary, if not different types of drill directly, and maybe I should have cast my net a bit wider.     Can I suggest you get onto Max and send him an article "Making holes without drills" - he's always on teh lookout for interesting stuff....

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Re: Kind of limited article
another nickname   7/12/2014 8:41:43 PM
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That was my point - the article's title is "How to make holes in things" and all we're talking is different drils and drill bits. Yes, you would use diamond bits to drill the glass. The challenge would be to make holes without drilling - wake up your inner McGyver.

 

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Re: Nibblers
Crusty1   7/12/2014 6:29:05 AM
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Hi David I looked at the UK postage and the cost is still eye watering.

Will see if Chronos a very good UK tool company is interested in getting these in.

Best

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Re: Nibblers
David Ashton   7/12/2014 6:24:50 AM
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Hi Crusty.  That type is good.  Contact the seller and see if you can negotiate a bit on the postage - bear in mind the figure I gave would have been to Australia, it might be cheaper to the UK.  You may find others - I think I searched on "hand nibbler" to find that one, but try "nibbling cuttter" and other such search terms.  There are some very tasty purpose built electric ones out there as well, which is why I tried including "Hand" in it.   Good luck....

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Re: Nibblers
Crusty1   7/12/2014 6:13:14 AM
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Hi David: That's the type I had and they rearly do work work, especially from inside the box outward.

I will now see how the budget is after buying all those bits of electronic frippery that a man in the know just has to have.

Cheers

Crusty

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Re: Nibblers
David Ashton   7/12/2014 6:02:35 AM
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Crusty...have a look at this one I found on Ebay, it is identical to the one I have:

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Hand-Nibbler-Sheet-Metal-Cutting-Tool-NEW-/270996948066?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f18ad4462&_uhb=1



US$ 30 plus nearly 50 postage.  Also sharp intake of breath material.....

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David Ashton   7/12/2014 5:28:59 AM
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@Crusty I found the following at Element 14 (Farnell) but (a) none of them look like mine and (b) the prices are likely to give you a sharp intake of breath.....(as E14 prices are wont to do :-)

http://uk.farnell.com/jsp/search/results.jsp?N=0&Ntk=gensearch&Ntt=nibbler&Ntx=mode+matchallpartial&suggestions=false&ref=globalsearch&_requestid=61574

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Re: Nibblers
David Ashton   7/12/2014 5:21:30 AM
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Hi Crusty..  Don'tcha hate it when one of your tools passes on to tool heaven and you can't find another one?  I will keep my eyes open and let you know if I find one..   I can thoroughly recommend the drill-accessory ones but I see your point, my hand one is also more suited to square holes, though it is going the way of yours I fear.....

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