Video Archive         Recent Topics      
YMR logo

You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > More Practical Help > Materials & Tools. > Knife set To bottom of page
                 

 Moderated by: Spurno
Start New Topic Reply Printer Friendly

Knife set - Materials & Tools. - More Practical Help - Your Model Railway Club
AuthorPost
 Posted: Sat Jul 6th, 2013 11:25 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 1st post
paul_l
Full Member


Joined: Sun May 27th, 2012
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom
Posts: 1083
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi All,

Just had to accompany the boss to Lidl's, and picked up a Powerfix knife set

http://www.lidl.co.uk/cps/rde/www_lidl_uk/hs.xsl/our-offers-2491.htm?action=showDetail&id=3618

£3.99, for 1 x small handle with a No.11, 1 x Large handle with a No.20 blade plus 6 additional blades.

There are other sets available - screw drivers etc.

Paul



____________________
Victoria Road
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Jul 6th, 2013 11:59 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 2nd post
Robert
Deceased Member


Joined: Sat Oct 13th, 2007
Location: Benidorm, Alicante, Spain
Posts: 12454
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

That store is always worth keeping an eye on.



____________________
The time in Spain is :


Barchester
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Jul 6th, 2013 12:52 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 3rd post
Dorsetmike
Save oil - bring back steam


Joined: Mon Feb 18th, 2013
Location: BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom
Posts: 1455
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Are the blade holders plastic or metal, I find the plastic ones break easily, also some of the cheaper all  metal ones the collar which tightens the blade holder can split - the type hat have grooves along them, the ones with the diamond shaped collars last better.

I still buy the cheap sets, mainly for the blades, I bought 4 of the flat Swann Morton handles at a show
http://www.scalpelsandblades.co.uk/range_21_swann-morton-craft-tool-blades-and-handles.php
 they work fine as long as you tighten the screw enough .

I need to raid Lidl later today so will check!



____________________
Cheers MIKE
How many roads must a man walk down ... ... ... ... before he knows he's lost

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Jul 6th, 2013 01:58 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 4th post
paul_l
Full Member


Joined: Sun May 27th, 2012
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom
Posts: 1083
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Mike

Both handles are aluminium, with a collet type holder. Clamping ring for the collet is knurled ally. Very similar to Xacto type knives.

Large handle is approx 10mm dia x 115mm long (excluding blade), small handle is approx 8mm dia x 115mm long (excluding blade).

Paul



____________________
Victoria Road
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Jul 6th, 2013 03:09 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 5th post
Dorsetmike
Save oil - bring back steam


Joined: Mon Feb 18th, 2013
Location: BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom
Posts: 1455
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

After all that the local branch doesn't have them this week and not seen any recently so presume they are to come in the not too distant future. Was it a large - nearly A4 size box or a snall one?

One thing I did pick up though was a pack of "plant aids" consisiting of 20 green plant ties, like larger cable ties but reuseable, a reel of plant tie wire both of which I can use in the garden, but main attraction for me was 50 sprung plant clips, 25 each large and small, ideal for clamping bits of card kit together while glue dries, could also possibly be used on metal as well, I thought holding Plastic may be a problem but I just dosed one with MEK and it didn't melt!! The large clips are 1.5 inches between the jaws fully open, the smaller ones just over 0.75 inches.. I sometimes use clothes pegs for that but the plant clips open wider. I've also used some of the heavier spring clips but for some jobs the spring is too strong and would crush the model. If it hurts when you clip it on yer finger, the spring's too strong!

50 may be more than I need but I can always spread them round the group.



____________________
Cheers MIKE
How many roads must a man walk down ... ... ... ... before he knows he's lost

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Jul 6th, 2013 03:32 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 6th post
paul_l
Full Member


Joined: Sun May 27th, 2012
Location: Dundee, United Kingdom
Posts: 1083
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Mike

Box size approx 150 x 80 mm (6 x 3 in real money) excluding hanging tab.

Tesco are also doing garden plant ties(50pkt), and coated garden wire nominal 1mm dia over the coating, 0.5 mm dia with coating removed. Straightens easily, I haven't tried to solder to it ....yet.

Paul



____________________
Victoria Road
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sat Jul 6th, 2013 09:37 pm
PMQuoteReply
link to this 7th post
Dorsetmike
Save oil - bring back steam


Joined: Mon Feb 18th, 2013
Location: BOURNEMOUTH, United Kingdom
Posts: 1455
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

It was the clips I was mainly after in the Lidl package. One thing I use the plant ties for is holding my monopod onto my rollator

http://www.bin-to.co.uk/product_info.php?product_id=132

Very handy for watching things like the Bournemouth Airshow, sit and watch the planes go by,  or dance teams at a folk festival or any similar events, also useful when getting from car park to venue with a load of canera kit and provisions for the day, just hang the bags etc from the handles (shorten the straps a bit first!)



____________________
Cheers MIKE
How many roads must a man walk down ... ... ... ... before he knows he's lost

Back To Top PMQuoteReply

 Posted: Sun Jul 29th, 2018 06:56 am
PMQuoteReply
link to this 8th post
Passed Driver
Full Member


Joined: Thu Feb 19th, 2015
Location: Peckham, United Kingdom
Posts: 2197
Status: 
Offline

My photos:
view photos in Gallery
view photos as slides

Hi Paul.   Knife sets  are okay, but as it is a set, when one finds the most suitable blade, there isn’t another one of the same design to replace it. Apart from the fact that personally, I never get to use a new blade soon enough.Best wishes. Kevin



____________________
Staying on the thread Kevin.
Back To Top PMQuoteReply

This is topic ID = 11427     Current time is 08:09 pm  
You are here:  Your Model Railway Club > More Practical Help > Materials & Tools. > Knife set
You can type a quick reply to this topic here. Click in the box below to begin.

Or to reply to an individual post, or to include images, attachments and formatted text,
click the Quote or Reply buttons on each post above.

To start a new topic in this forum, click the Start New Topic button below.
To start a new topic in a different forum, click the Forum Jump drop-down list below.
Start New Topic


Back to top of page

           
15 Most Recent Topics

Problems with this web site? Please contact the Webmaster.

All material submitted to this web site is the responsibility of the respective contributor. By submitting material to this web site you acknowledge that you accept full responsibility for the material submitted.
Unless stated otherwise, all the material displayed on this web site, including all text, photographs, drawings and other images, is copyright and the property of the respective contributor. Registered members are welcome to use it for their own personal non-commercial modelmaking purposes. It must not be reproduced or re-published elsewhere in any form, or used commercially, without first obtaining the owner's express permission.
The owner of this web site may edit, modify or remove any content at any time without giving notice or reason.    © 2008

                 

Recent Topics Back to top of page

Powered by UltraBB 1.15 Copyright © 2007-2011 by Jim Hale and Data 1 Systems. Page design copyright © 2008-2013 Martin Wynne. Photo gallery copyright © 2009 David Williams.