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Review by Roger posted 02-24-2012 01:08 PM 2152 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the 1st time, and NOT the last that I will use these handy-dandy “Gimlets”. The 7 different sizes are a gr8, and quick way to make a threaded starter hole for the 7 different sized screws. I just used the smallest of the set to attach the buttons for the backs of a few picture frames. Very simple, and ez/breeeezee. These are made in France, and very affordable. You can see em at this link: http://www.garrettwade.com/set-of-gimlets-7/p/37J03.04/

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net




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#1 posted 02-24-2012 01:14 PM

ZZ, I have a set, got mine from Lee Valley. They are hard to find nowadays. Just another old useful tools that seems to have dropped out of fashion ….. these young-uns don’t know what they are missing. :-)

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 01:32 PM

I have been wanting some of these. Can you imagine putting a wood roof on a house and drilling 2 holes in every shingle, all day. My wrist would give out. But they would be great for the shop. I have one old one and love it. Thanks for posting the link Roger.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 01:46 PM

Just ordered a set with standard shipping it was $20.45. Thanks for the post. I know I will use them for a lot of small work..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 01:47 PM

a lot o times, old stuff, is good stuff!! like us!! hahaha I never knew these things existed. don’t even know/remember how I found em, but, I sure do like em.. thnx again, fellas

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 01:50 PM

I’ve got a set, built up over some years, of the old Marples ones.
The type with a turned wooden T type handle at the top.
Very handy !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 02:21 PM

Wonderful post Roger, I have always wanted to use these, thanks for the review!

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 02:30 PM

i have had a set of gimlets for several years (got mine from Lee Valley as well) and use them quite often. very useful little tool.

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#8 posted 02-27-2012 04:57 PM

Neat little tools, aren’t they!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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