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Taikun
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anyone know where i can pick up some good quality tools? not the sort you find in b&q, if you know what i mean.
 

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Taikun
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from t'other thread
Maplin on Oxford Road has lots of tools upstairs and a few working there..:)
wrong type of tools. those are more electrical tools, i need some mechanics tools and a hacksaw :)
have been wondering for a while... if there's a good tool shop, traditional type.
 

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from t'other thread


wrong type of tools. those are more electrical tools, i need some mechanics tools and a hacksaw :)
have been wondering for a while... if there's a good tool shop, traditional type.
they sell that stuff too, its all upstairs
 

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If only someone could invent a program where you type in something that you need to know and it could somehow search the internet for relevant websites.
If only.................

Or we can only dream of the day when someone brings out a book that lists the names, addresses and phone numbers of local businesses under various headings relating to the goods or services they offer. And perhaps they could print it on an unusual colour paper so you dont confuse it with a book of names, addresses and numbers of domestic residences. Its a mad idea i know but ive always thought yellow was a nice colour.

We can live in hope cant we?
 

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Less is more.
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If only someone could invent a program where you type in something that you need to know and it could somehow search the internet for relevant websites.
If only.................

Or we can only dream of the day when someone brings out a book that lists the names, addresses and phone numbers of local businesses under various headings relating to the goods or services they offer. And perhaps they could print it on an unusual colour paper so you dont confuse it with a book of names, addresses and numbers of domestic residences. Its a mad idea i know but ive always thought yellow was a nice colour.

We can live in hope cant we?
:hilarious
 

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Taikun
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If only someone could invent a program where you type in something that you need to know and it could somehow search the internet for relevant websites.
If only.................

Or we can only dream of the day when someone brings out a book that lists the names, addresses and phone numbers of local businesses under various headings relating to the goods or services they offer. And perhaps they could print it on an unusual colour paper so you dont confuse it with a book of names, addresses and numbers of domestic residences. Its a mad idea i know but ive always thought yellow was a nice colour.

We can live in hope cant we?
:lol: give that man an encore.

ok well i wasn't just looking for a hacksaw, but a proper, respected local toolshop, preferably a family run business where they know their tools. can't be doing with just any old tools. do you use tools, longy?

 

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:lol: give that man an encore.

ok well i wasn't just looking for a hacksaw, but a proper, respected local toolshop, preferably a family run business where they know their tools. can't be doing with just any old tools. do you use tools, longy?
Toolz iz toolz man.

I do know my tools and i know that the more you spend the better they are. Thats the best advice i can give you.
I also know that the 'family run business' near me are a bunch of ignorant, patronising ***** where as the staff at B&Q are helpful, knowledgable and honest.
B&Q sell good quality expensive tools and they sell cheap tools.
You pays your money you takes your chances.

I can understand your fascination with 'traditional' tool shops but they are a bit thin on the ground.
If you really dont want to go to B&Q go to Fallowfield Timber near Sainsburys , which is opposite Bentleys and next to HSS. All your tool needs on one street.
 

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Taikun
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this is good stuff. much obliged. so fallowfield is the place to go for tools. all my tool needs on one street. super!

i'm brooding over the thought of getting another motorbike so i might need the best toolz. b&q can take a hike.
 

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talking of being made into a tool

chatting to one of my colleagues who is a friend and ex flatmate of alan carr

cant even endure watching his programme in the same house as him. Oh no what fame does for yer.

trad tool shops try one on Bury Old Rd nr Heaton Pk tram station. Really grumpy fcks (like you have just killed their only child and then they have sat on a cactus whilst enduring a nasty hangover) but spot on if you ask them for advice.

still i find myself on the 135 to the annoymous non arsy non specialist b and q on fort de manchester with its 40000 paint colour selection and borders bookshop next door.
 

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Good grief dont do B and q for bike gear. Just dont!!!!!

(Cue DOA for Comdot. One wheel firing towards Wilmslow Road, the other spinning uncontrolably towards a group of Rangers supporters urinating equally uncontrollably outside the Eye Hospital and comdot flying head long towards Whitworth Park.)
 

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Taikun
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aye that's precisely the situation i'll be trying to avoid. luckily the last and only time i replaced a motorbike clutch some kind fella nicked my bike to avoid me the embarresment of flying off it at faster than light speed but that's the kind of situation i'm trying to avoid... hence GOOD tools.
 

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Taikun
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
maplin oxford road does indeed have a selection of hand tools upstairs, not just electrical.
 
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