Originally Posted by mr slug
Fantastic thread, epic skills on parade - thank you for taking the time to share, it really is appreciated.
Result buying those old beating hammers - new stuff is just shite.
Most of my tools are old secondhand ones for that reason. I recently bought a hand held hole punch for sheet metal. It was from a respected supplier, but it was rubbish! The jaws didn't even mesh together the fit was so poor. I sent it back and they refunded it without quibble. They knew!
A secondhand one, about 40 years old then came up on ebay. This works perfectly.