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Broken borrowed tool - please help

Discussion in 'DIY Disasters' started by Tetrarch, 11 Apr 2021.

  1. Tetrarch

    Tetrarch

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    Hi

    I have committed the ultimate sin. My neighbour lent me a tool and I've broken it

    Can anyone tell me what it is and where I can get another one.....

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    Regards

    Tet
     
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    It looks like the point bit from a kango with the end cut off to use with a hammer?
     
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  5. sircerebus666

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    Looks like a chisel , what part have you broken?
     
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    I think it's for fencing. I can't remember the name. It's for making a hole to drop your post into before driving it fully in with the mell.
     
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    Where is it broken? I see no break in the pics?

    Talk to the neighbour, it may just need grinding to a point again.
     
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  11. Tetrarch

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    There is a crack half way along the shaft. I was trying to lever out some post hole concrete when the bar face in the centre. It was attached in the photo but has now actually broken completely in two.

    Digging bar seems to be the right descriptor and my neighbour describes using it for post holes

    However the only ones available seem to not have the bulbous point that the original does.

    I would love to find a like-for-like replacement before I 'fess up.

    Regards

    Tet
     
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    I think it would be appreciated more if you fessed up and asked what hed like as a replacement. after all the tool you borrowed was possibly an old jack hammer chisel so likely not bought for a specific purpose .
     
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  13. mattylad

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    Your neighbor may have got it at an old boot sale and it's only a couple of quid to them, they may have another also.
    Fess up first.
     
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    Wait till tomorrow when the pubs open and take him for a beer to say thank you. Half way through his second pint tell him what happened and ask about getting it replaced. Then buy him a third pint and his new tool (y)
     
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    If it "broke" then it was clearly a 'knock-up' made from 2 parts poorly welded together.
    Irrespective of that you're duty bound to either get it repaired or replaced.
    Nothing p*sses one off more than when they lend a tool and get it returned broken without any concern for the loss
     
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    I agree, a local blacksmith would weld it back together for not a lot of money.
     
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    Looks like an old steel railing to me.
     
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