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Does anyone know where I can get replacement insulated handles for Pliers, cutters etc, got this itch about renovating stuff I have bought from a boot sale, got to have something to do now I have given up on making all things bird related, nest boxes etc, any pointers would be appreciated, and Oh yes I am a Tool Tart just in case you wondered.
 
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Not sure about handles, but you can certainly get a rubber compound in a can that you can dip the handles in.
 

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Thanks SC
Welcome :) I've been racking my brains trying to remember what it's called. The only name that springs to mind is Plastidip, but I've got a feeling that's an American plastic coating in a can and not a rubberised grip product.
 
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To be VDE rated, the tool as a whole has to be tested.
 

Pete999

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To be VDE rated, the tool as a whole has to be tested.
Yes I realise that Spin, just wanted to do a bit of renovation, not for resale or stuff like that.
 
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Yes I realise that Spin, just wanted to do a bit of renovation, not for resale or stuff like that.
Wasn’t saying you were.
My post was aimed at Dusty’s post.
In the past, I’ve used Heat shrink for handles.
Not particularly good, but does offer some protection.
 
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Yes I realise that Spin, just wanted to do a bit of renovation, not for resale or stuff like that.
Use some rope like this guy, instead of tape maybe use heat shrink.

 
Does anyone know where I can get replacement insulated handles for Pliers, cutters etc, got this itch about renovating stuff I have bought from a boot sale, got to have something to do now I have given up on making all things bird related, nest boxes etc, any pointers would be appreciated, and Oh yes I am a Tool Tart just in case you wondered.
Not related to insulated handles Pete but have you considered de-rusting by electrolysis ? Its satisfying getting the rust off old tools and bringing em back to life, note that carbon annodes make life easier !
 

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Not related to insulated handles Pete but have you considered de-rusting by electrolysis ? Its satisfying getting the rust off old tools and bringing em back to life, note that carbon annodes make life easier !
No I hadn't considered that Mate, thanks, of I can source new handles I may give it a try, thanks for the heads up.
 
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Change of diet possibly a gym subscription try eating food high in magnesium and shes good to go also a good fat source like good quality butter will elevate testosterone levels.

*Watermelon is high in Arginine and we all know what that can do..
I think Pete want to polish a tool of a different sort and not his "chrome dome" Tes369
 

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There used to eb someone n the Uk that sold the dipping plastci, but that was about 20 years agao.
Perhaps moldable glue might be a (rather costly) solution, make some shaping moulds from other handles, wrap the glue round the tool handle and enclose in the (wet) mould, then leave to set. Not practical perhaps. Could do the same with silicone sealant.
 

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There used to eb someone n the Uk that sold the dipping plastci, but that was about 20 years agao.
Perhaps moldable glue might be a (rather costly) solution, make some shaping moulds from other handles, wrap the glue round the tool handle and enclose in the (wet) mould, then leave to set. Not practical perhaps. Could do the same with silicone sealant.
thanks mate
 
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