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PostPosted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:46 pm 
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It never ceases to amaze me the number of people that do not have / think they will need the right tools for the job.

Everyone knows if you want to put a nail into something suitable you hit it with a hammer.
If you want to remove a screw you use a screwdriver

So why is it that if you are going to remove / connect / alter something electrical folk don't have a meter.

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I rarely see a sparky using one if he's replacing a socket or switch.


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@someone else... I assume you are talking about the thread with 4 cores and the shower isolator (Among others)...

Generally, because people don't know how to use the tool (meter) safely they are reluctant to pay anything.

As an aside I used to know a bloke who would never use a screwdriver to screw in screws. He'd always just hammer them in (to wood anyway)

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wine~o wrote:

As an aside I used to know a bloke who would never use a screwdriver to screw in screws. He'd always just hammer them in (to wood anyway)


Manchester screwdriver


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EJJ150847 wrote:
wine~o wrote:

As an aside I used to know a bloke who would never use a screwdriver to screw in screws. He'd always just hammer them in (to wood anyway)


Manchester screwdriver

Or a Birmingham screwdriver as folk in Manchester calls 'em.....

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my mate called his the american screwdriver

my mates dad is a sparky. if hes working on lighting circuits he tests if theyre live or dead by licking his fingers and toucing the ends :huray: :huray:



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fin wrote:
my mate called his the american screwdriver

my mates dad is a sparky. if hes working on lighting circuits he tests if theyre live or dead by licking his fingers and toucing the ends :huray: :huray:


This is how real blokes do it right? haha :error:


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