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John Stevenson
04-10-2010, 03:21 PM
You know those cheap screwdrivers sets that come in a blister pack with the drivers in a fan shape ?
Often seen on market stalls ?

Well just got back from Tesco and they have a 22 piece set for 3.00 yup no typo, three quid.

Contains flat, Phillips, Torq, a scratch awl and one of those forked things for getting skinheads out of police horses hooves.

I bought a set just to loose and so save my better quality 4 set.

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darryl
04-10-2010, 03:52 PM
Sir John, you are a master at economics.

That part about removing skinheads from the horses hooves- is that so the policemens helmets don't knock down over their eyes?

John Stevenson
04-10-2010, 04:01 PM
No, in those heady days before political correctness took over the police used to charge unruly crowds of skinheads, yobo's and other unsavoury characters with police horses.

Unfortunately the odd skinhead used to get trampled and they were forced to use either these forked shaped tools or the pointed bit on Swiss Army penknives to remove them.

Leatherman even brought a Metropolitan Police issue tool out but they missed the boat as public correctness had crept in by then and the animal right people were getting a bit uptight about police horses being abused.

small.planes
04-10-2010, 04:16 PM
Are you sure they arent steel plated copper?

IGMC

Dave

John Stevenson
04-10-2010, 04:29 PM
Are you sure they arent steel plated copper?

IGMC

Dave

For three quid ?????????? get real........ This is that bastion of public shopping experience, Tesco Ltd. not some dollar store.

MrSleepy
04-10-2010, 04:34 PM
Cheers for the heads up..

Aldi dont have anything of interest this week..so I was expecting I may have to do some gardening.

looks like you've rescued me..:)

Rob

darryl
04-10-2010, 04:47 PM
Well, we wouldn't want the horses getting injured- maybe these will help

http://www.glacern.net/free_photo_upload/boots.jpg

jugs
04-10-2010, 05:04 PM
Well, we wouldn't want the horses getting injured- maybe these will help

http://www.glacern.net/free_photo_upload/boots.jpg

These are to stop clip-clops geting coverd in plip-plops.

MrSleepy
04-10-2010, 05:15 PM
These are to stop clip-clops geting coverd in plip-plops.

I thought they were lady gaga's new boots..

Rob

jugs
04-10-2010, 05:25 PM
Had to re-read the last word of the title :eek: :D

John Stevenson
04-10-2010, 05:32 PM
OK then, blokes, gorgers and mates, that better ?

oldtiffie
04-10-2010, 09:25 PM
I do sympathise with you John. Its hard to deal with the metro-sexual types that have regular experience with the under-neath part of that part with a head like a coppers (London "Bobbies"??) helmet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metrosexual

http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00476/a1gp-main_682x520_476838a.jpg

wierdscience
04-10-2010, 10:18 PM
I bought a set just to loose and so save my better quality 4 set.

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Just one set? That will never work,properly done they are bought by the wheel barrow load and distributed around the shop with a scoop shovel.

Best method is to throw them on the floor,saves time;)