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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    I still have a Estwing hammer my dad bought 50 years ago , and still use it. Just the same as a new one .
    Also various spanners I bought 35 years ago , and a Japanese socket set I bought from Farmers (better quality than Chinese stuff today)

    Quality tools are still good no matter how old.
    Estwing.... Good for another 50 or 100 years. Had mine for 52 years. Good kit

    Ken
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    My estwing is 30 years old too and the handle (blue part) is quite thin now and you need strong hands to be able to use it. I always get new apprentices to try it so we can have a laugh when it flies out of their grip.

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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    I have in my garage a vintage Marconi valve radio receiver and use it frequently.
    The RF, IF and detector stages are glass valve operated but I have converted the
    AF amp and output stages to solid state. A few other component replacements
    have given it a prolonged life with a good performance on all wavebands.
    Still using a Weller solder gun bought in 1970 and a RS solder station 1975, both
    of which have only needed tip replacements.

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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    I have Linn Sondek LP 12 2/20/1982 Turntable which only plays 33 rpm LP's made in Scotland which was bought when we lived in the UK and are still made today. After many mods although not used much still sounds as good as new. My grandson bought me the LAB LP for Christmas which I have never heard of before but sounds good to my old ears.

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    I think we can declare a Estwing Hammer and Weller soldering gun indestructible.

    Many have tried and failed to destroy them.
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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Quote Originally Posted by micky View Post
    I have Linn Sondek LP 12 2/20/1982 Turntable which only plays 33 rpm LP's made in Scotland which was bought when we lived in the UK and are still made today. After many mods although not used much still sounds as good as new. My grandson bought me the LAB LP for Christmas which I have never heard of before but sounds good to my old ears.
    Why does it only play LP's made in Scotland?

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    Why does it only play LP's made in Scotland?

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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Still regularly using a Breville electric knife bought in 1990, a 1993 National stereo (used in garage for the radio), a 1994 portable "ghetto blaster" stereo system, 1996 Sony walkman for old favourite cassette tapes as the National stereo tape deck is stuffed, 2002 Panasonic portable stereo CD system also for radio and cassette tapes plus most of the garden shed and garage tools are 20-30 years+. Still wear some classic jackets and shirts that are 20+ years as well.

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    Small backpack to carry uni books. Bought when I started uni and I will retire in a few years. Got lots of patches and a new zip but still the same basic bag. Have used it daily for about 40 years now.

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    Default Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Quote Originally Posted by user View Post
    Small backpack to carry uni books. Bought when I started uni and I will retire in a few years. Got lots of patches and a new zip but still the same basic bag. Have used it daily for about 40 years now.
    With your handle, "User", just wondered if you carry your stash in it?

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