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I am really, really amazed that they have made a comeback in this Country. We stopped using them decades ago for a very good reason!!!
 
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Stripped out hundreds of ceramic ones when I was serving my time and they were fine for multistranded vir cable at the type but were no good for single core cable fast forward 35 years and this import from America is doing the rounds and I cannot think why we should use it inplace of connector block
 

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I've noticed a couple of companies are doing some fairly aggressive marketing for these thing recently. I assumed they'd made some improvements to the design....maybe not. They're pretty common in appliances manufactured in the US, I've got no idea why the Yanks love them so much.
 
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For the record, this was not discovered in the UK.
It was found on a military camp which is supposed to be British Standard!
 
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Knobhead

The dammed things want banning.
In there first incarnation as Screwits at least they were porcelain so heat proof. Now plastic coated metal they can melt in to a blob.
 

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they do have their place...............



 
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Ideal industries have recently re-introduced them over here via neweys.

Needless to say, they didn't last long!

Awful bloody things!
 
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Ideal industries have recently re-introduced them over here via neweys.

Needless to say, they didn't last long!

Awful bloody things!
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Still have them in my local Denmans, also seen them in other wholesalers too. Some even have a demo set up so you can try them out.
 
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sparks1973

I've noticed a couple of companies are doing some fairly aggressive marketing for these thing recently. I assumed they'd made some improvements to the design....maybe not. They're pretty common in appliances manufactured in the US, I've got no idea why the Yanks love them so much.
well for a start...recently at the show in manchester i had folk pushing these things under my nose...i was suspicious about em then...still am..that didn`t stop me grabbing a large fistful though and..
secondly....well you have already answered your question `why the yanks love em so much`.... well of course its because they make em there.........
 
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tin hat on.i like them,only used the twister pro ones(are they designed to match your c&k gear,probaby a ploy) i like wago and chock block and crimps,no matter what you use its only as good as the spark connecting it up,
 
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tin hat on.i like them,only used the twister pro ones(are they designed to match your c&k gear,probaby a ploy) i like wago and chock block and crimps,no matter what you use its only as good as the spark connecting it up,
this is it...they looked alrite when i had a go with em at the elex show in manchester....my only concern here with em though is differing tempretures causin em to work loose over time....
 
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