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Work related bling

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Aint Skeered, 26 Feb 2008.

  1. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    I've just filled out my company insurance form, and was amazed to find that my hand tools (mostly Snap-On)came to the best part of 6 grand.
    Now granted they are probably the best tools you can buy, and i could make do with cheaper versions, but I do like the quality and the fact that they will do the job.
    Do any other CC'ers have a favourite tool/ piece of equipment, that could be classed as a luxury item, that you use for your work etc?
     
  2. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    the mrs Can be a bit of a tool at times
     
  3. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Ermm. Not sure about luxury, as such, but at one job there was a certain RF analyzer that I insisted on using. We had a few that would perform the measurement I wanted (transmission loss over the 14-14.5 GHz range), but I had to have this particular one.
    Because my previous job had been at the company that made them.;)
    And I had built and calibrated that one.:biggrin:
     
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    not in my opinion, but in another thread someone accused the macintosh computer as being a luxury item.

    so i guess my mac pro tower with 2 x dual core processors is a bit bling then (two monitors as well).
     
  5. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Nice sounding set up, ATED. What do you use that for, if I may make so bold?
     
  6. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Location:
    York, UK
    Standing his lunch box and coffee mug on?;)
     
  7. TheDoctor

    TheDoctor Man-Machine Staff Member

    Location:
    Stevenage
    Yes, thank you Arch;).
    I meant in a graphics design, DTP, web site maintenance or controlling -robot-army-to-bring-about-end-of-world? sense.
     
  8. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    well i wouldn't tell you if it was the latter, or would i ;)
     
  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    it gets a bit hot to keep your lunch box on it all day :biggrin:
     
  10. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I always use Knipex sidecutters. They'll cut stainless piano wire and the hinges last for years. Only on my 3rd pair in 20 odd years and that's only coz the new ones were a freebie. The old ones still have plenty of life in them. Also like Bahco adjustable wrenches.
     
  11. Maggot

    Maggot Star of BBC 5Lives Ballot Box Brigade

    Location:
    Cheddar
    I have a really nice German fountain pen I use. I write in brown ink, which absolutely throws people:biggrin:
     
  12. kyuss

    kyuss Über Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    Only dual core? :biggrin: Amateur.:biggrin:;)
     
  13. kyuss

    kyuss Über Member

    Location:
    Edinburgh
    How many people smell it just to check?
     
  14. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    I don't ever remember seeing brown ink, bet it is the base for many discussions and can also 'break the ice' at those times when meeting a new person and the talk is getting a bit stilted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  15. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Computers are pretty much about expectation. My G5 and mini-mac are so many times more powerful than the SEIIs and LC's I had back then, but relatively, they're rubbish. I still produce the same stuff though, regardless.