If the OP is based where I think he is, then he needs to take account of the new rules that come in to effect from the 10th Sep regarding tooling and 'security'.
Re torches. My current employer has banned the use of all personal torches throughout the engineering department and has stipulated an expensive, rechargeable unit that weighs a ton and would give the Lighthouse at Alexandria a run for it's money. The ruling applies to line & hangar.
Nope, you need to have all your tools either in close proximity or locked in a secure place. EG back of a van. Trouble is CAA rules state that the van must be left open and the keys in the ignition, which I reckon means the back of the van is not a 'secure' place.
Read the reviews first before buying, good products stand out and Most of them have reviews written by people who know what they are talking about. The products are often the same as other branded products in the marketplace.
Spanners, Not sure why a LED torch would not be suitable for seeing cracks.
When I got my Led Lenser P7 a couple of years ago, I was selling a car and a guy came to look at it just as it was getting dark. I put the light on outside my garage but this only lit one side of the car so I got out the P7. This showed every little scratch in the paint to the extent it looked as though it had been wire wooled all over. Mind you he still bought it. (Welsh)
So I would think it would be ok looking for cracks.
The classic Mag was a pain in the butt, the switch cover is sure to fall out within a few weeks and within about a year they develop contact issued, can't count the times I have had to smack mine on the bottom to get it to light up. Only reason I owned one because it was the only light bright enough and available at the time. A.M.3, I am happy you have had a better experience than I have.
Finished my 4 shifts today, so im back home and just picked up my new torch, its pretty good, easily lights up the tree 200ft from my house.
But was it worth the £30? I'll have to wait until my next night shift, next week to find out.
Overall its a nice torch, my only gripe with it, is switching between the 154 Lumen output, and the 45 Lumen output, its not a case of clicking the switch a couple of times, you have to twist a few parts, which are pretty stiff, granted its brand new, bit of a pain to do if your hands are sweaty.
One more question, where can i get one of these can openers in the UK?
Last edited by The90sAME; 8th Sep 2012 at 20:38.
Reason: Nights shifts are catching up with me, poor everything