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#303557 18-Feb-2023 16:41
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No, not the Mutton Birds song, although it's one of their best, but also one of their darkest

 

What do you own that makes you happy each time you use it? Specifically, something good quality for which cheaper versions might do the job?

 

For me, it is my Stihl MS170 chainsaw — it just works™.

 

It's such a step up from the cheapy Jobmate chainsaws that were a pain to start and to keep running. The Stihl starts on the first try even after a year in the shed, with no complaints. It's handled cutting up many, many m3 of firewood, as well as tidying up a decent sized kowhai that came down a few days back. It comes with a nifty chain sharpener doohickey that keeps it in prime cutting condition.

 

My tradie neighbour borrowed it for a similar task, and was so impressed he's already ordered his own one. 





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  #3038669 18-Feb-2023 17:25
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My 2nd hand Walker ride on Mower. It has a 19hp kubota diesel motor and a multi-deck, catch, throw or mulch.

 

Not suitable for breaking in rough Kiwi lawns but they never claimed that. Takes me less than an hour to mow what would take me several hours with a standard mower and doesn't ever let me down. The Stihl shop sells them new if you are rich.


 
 
 

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  #3038741 18-Feb-2023 18:28
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For me its the Ryobi battery powered tyre inflator - for both car and motorbike. Part of their 18v series - have the mower etc.

 

The at home convenience is awesome, and the fitting works well for the motorbikes rear wheel which is not easy to access often. To not have to go near a service station inflator is gold!

 

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  #3038742 18-Feb-2023 18:46
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This little beauty...

 

 

I've owned it since forever.

 

Never jammed a staple once.

 

And yes, I have seen Office Space.





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  #3038749 18-Feb-2023 19:37
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Im going high tech here.

 

Salads. Boil eggs, slice them, so annoying. The yolk falls out or breaks up. Bought a cheap egg slicer from New Worid the other day, heaven


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  #3038750 18-Feb-2023 19:41
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Until last week, a small desktop fan my parents purchased me when I had my Amiga... would sit on the desk next to the Amiga and in summer was a god send. That thing went everywhere with me.... it finally found the bin - not because it stopped working, but because it fell off something and the housing for the motor broke. 

 

RIP Fan

 

 





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  #3038753 18-Feb-2023 20:07
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These "scissors" are used multiple times every day.
Now at least 35 years old and perhaps the only product made in Japan in the motorhome.
Used for opening paper, cardboard and plastic packaging, wire cutting and stripping, carpet, plastic, aluminum sheet, tubing, foam, tape, material, food preparation, levering, walnuts and occasionally for bottle opening.

Still cuts paper like it was just purchased yesterday. Stainless steel and never resharpened.



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  #3038756 18-Feb-2023 20:19
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SCUBADOO: These "scissors" are used multiple times every day.
Now at least 35 years old and perhaps the only product made in Japan in the motorhome.
Used for opening paper, cardboard and plastic packaging, wire cutting and stripping, carpet, plastic, aluminum sheet, tubing, foam, tape, material, food preparation, levering, walnuts and occasionally for bottle opening.

Still cuts paper like it was just purchased yesterday. Stainless steel and never resharpened.


 

Yep, some things you can rely on. Can openers, dunno how many fancy can openers went to the bin. The old fashioned ones would last 50 years

 

So I ended up buying an old fashioned but  2022 knock off like this

 

https://www.newworld.co.nz/shop/product/5017070_ea_000nw?name=wing-can-opener

 

Not sure if its the exact one but cheap and same design. Flimsy-ish, but 10/10, It.just.works.




  #3038759 18-Feb-2023 20:32
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The original MagiCan can opener. Bought one of these when I left home at 22yrs old as my Mum had one. Just turned 48 last weekend and I still have it and it works as good as it did of the day I bought it. Apparently the current ones on sale are pretty poor but this original version is the bees knees.

 

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  #3038818 18-Feb-2023 21:11
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OK, this is going to be a little strange...

 

Whatever plates and glasses I bought 30-something years ago when I shifted out of home... Why you ask?

 

Because I have never broken a plate or a glass since I moved out of my childhood home. Clearly the ones I bought then were made of something unbreakable.

 

Or - and this is the weird bit - I really am in the matrix and they forgot to compile in 'kitchen_clumsiness.h'

 

Cheers - N

 

 





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  #3038819 18-Feb-2023 21:17
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Just checked config.ini, and its there.





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  #3038845 18-Feb-2023 22:34
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My Leica M10-R camera and lenses. Still made by hand in Germany. No unecessary bells and whistles (eg no 5 focus modes, 25 programmable function buttons, GPS, blah blah. Not even the ability to shoot video) just simple photographic tools of superlative quality.

 

For outdoor stuff, my Scag mower. Made in Wisconsin and a wonderous thing - best mower I have used that wasn't Claas silage equipment!






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  #3038862 19-Feb-2023 00:12
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A Fluke 79 multimeter. I've had this thing for 30 years and I haven't broken it or been disappointed in a measurement it's made yet.

 

Survives being dropped every now and then and apart from the odd battery, it keeps on trucking on.

 

The probes are still super elastic and soft unlike those on cheaper meters.

 

But mostly I like it because when I use it, I often think of where and when I got it (which was when I was working abroad) . Funny how things can link you back like that innit?





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  #3038866 19-Feb-2023 00:50
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This 1/4" drive Snap On socket set that I swapped for my pay at a second-hand store I worked Friday nights at 51 years ago. Somehow I've never lost any of it.


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  #3038869 19-Feb-2023 03:13
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Office Furniture Hire - National Genius NE8060 Microwave ...

 

My National microwave. It was a wedding present some 40 years ago. It's still in daily use.





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  #3038877 19-Feb-2023 07:50
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elpenguino:

The probes are still super elastic and soft unlike those on cheaper meters.

 

 

That's because they'll be silicone rather than PVC cables. For non-Fluke owners, go and get some silicone cables, there's a night-and-day difference between those and the cheap PVC junk that most meters come with.

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