Bahco Adjustable Spanner
From £15.99 + VAT
Back in 1888 Swedish inventor Johan Petter Johansson patented the very first adjustable spanner.
Since then Bahco has gone on to manufacture over 100 million of these adjustable spanners considered by many to be the best in the world, myself included.
127 years later Bahco now offer a wide range of adjustable spanners, some with extra wide jaws, some with polymer handles and one that even converts to a pipe wrench.
But the models every RAC engineer should have in their tool kit is the 8071, 8072 & 8073 (8,10 & 12”). If
you have never used a Bahco adjustable spanner you really don’t know what you are missing.
The jaws are the stand out feature on these spanners they hold onto the nut perfectly, instilling confidence in the user. They are lighter than you expect, yet feel incredibly strong. These spanners have gained iconic status and for good reason, they are outstanding at what they do.
Smartfit Cable Glands
From £7.50 + VAT (pk 10 20mm glands)
The Smartfit Glands are different from standard cable glands as they don’t require a lock nut.
You simply push & twist the gland into the 20 or 25mm hole until the splines click into place, tighten the outer lock nut, feed the cable through the gland before tightening the dome nut to secure cable in place. It's that quick and incredibly easy.
Much easier than using standard glands and lock nuts, because space is nearly always at a premium inside isolators and panels and always a fiddle trying to tighten up the locknut when next to another gland.
To remove the glands you buy a separate pack of gland removers, pack 2 for 20 & 25mm glands. (£2.63 +VAT).
Every once in awhile a product comes along and you think “That’s brilliant” and you are happy to pay the extra money because it makes your life easier. And, Smartfit Glands are one of those products. All the review crew thought they were excellent and happy to pay the extra money for them.
First and foremost these bags maybe expensive, but I have NEVER seen a tool bag built to this high standard in the 37 years I been in this industry.
Seeing the Wey-TEK HD for the first time inside it’s carry case seems odd.
Odd, because for the first time EVER there’s NO hard wired digital controller. In order to use the Wey-Tek HD you first have to download a Free App from the App or Google Play Store, to a smart-phone or tablet.
Once downloaded simply pair the device via Bluetooth. Select your preferred measurement scale and away you go. I have to admit, I was impressed watching the scales react instantly on my phone as I applied and released pressure to the wireless platform.
The platform is a nice looking solid piece of kit with two easily accessible soft keys
and it’s showerproof as long as you don’t leave it in the case, If the case fills with water it will enter the battery compartment on underside of the platform causing irreparable damage.
Small cylinders fit perfectly on the platform but large cylinders only just. Not an ideal scales if you use large cylinders regularly, but for the odd occasion it’s adequate.
The scale is controlled by the easy to use APP, you can select weights in pounds/ounces, kilograms/grams, decimal pounds, or ounces only. Set specific charge weights that will trigger your phone to alarm once reached. That’s the benefit of a 30ft bluetooth range as you don’t have to stand over the scales watching it charge. It even has a low flow alarm that sounds if the refrigerant weight hasn’t changed more than 30 grams in two minutes.
The App has a job log feature once selected will record a log containing the site name, amount of gas transferred, date and time etc. These can then be emailed.
You need to download the operating manual for full details of these features as the scales only comes with a basic quick use guide, but it’s worth downloading.
There is no specific ipad APP just use the iphone version on your iPad and there’s no plans for a windows phone APP.
Plastic case catches could be better quality but they are replaceable under the 2 year manufacturers warranty.
Optional handset available but doesn’t offer all the features you get with the APP and it costs an extra £100.00 so not really an optional extra worth considering.
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