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Best Bang for the Buck?

Best Bang for the Buck?

OK so we all have a lathe, drill, maybe a mill etc, but just what have you bought that really earns its keep and did not break the bank?
The two examples in my workshop are a Molegrip type clamp for the table of the drilling machine, bought for only a few quid at an exhibition but which is quick to use and so much safer than trying to restrain things by hand.  The second example is a horizontal bandsaw which makes short work of chopping off bits of metal, especially since I bought a small vice attached to a block of steel which enables me to hold those short pieces that you keep "just in case". The saw was an EBay purchase for under £75 and only needed a new blade.

I am sure there are hundreds of other examples out there, so what do you have?


Nick Russell
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That ones easy Nick.
My Optivisor!
Best 50 quids worth in the workshop.
Proper, optically correct good glass lenses: none of your plastic-lens rubbish.
Had to buy a second one for 'er indoors, as she uses one daily for her contact lenses.  And for sowing jobs.


Geoff Johnson
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Hitachi 300A GP2 Tig welding set.Came complete with water cooler, foot pedal, earth lead. Was only after the cooler but it came with a welding set. Its 1990s machine, but a place in Bristol can still provide parts and service. I didnt work when I got it but was up and running perfectly for a total cost of £600, which is the sort of money you would pay for Chinese.

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BOC Oil cooled 180 amp arc welder, probably early 60's, Got it about 15 years ago out of a small add in our local free paper. It cost me £35 with cables that are 20ft long. Fine adjustment was defunct but a quick repair of the switch gear sorted it out. It is a cracking set & has to be one of my best buys.

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