Your Projects: Why Buy New Tools When You Can Restore Them?

By Colin Wood
Apr 20, 2020 | Your Projects, Wire Cutter

A self-proclaimed "wiring nerd," forum user Cousin_Eddie was looking for a new wire stripper after his old one stopped doing so well after 29 years of faithful service.

The original idea was to buy a new one just like it, but Cousin_Eddie discovered that the cutting jaws could actually be replaced. An order was placed soon after.

After a few minutes of work, the wire stripper had brand-new cutting jaws—and fresh new handles thanks to some red heat-shrink tubing.

Have you ever restored any tools, either to save money or for the sake of fixing stuff?

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View comments on the GRM forums
Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter)
Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter) Dork
4/20/20 3:07 p.m.

 Whoa !

I'm a celebrity.

earlybroncoguy1 New Reader
4/21/20 9:52 p.m.

In reply to Cousin_Eddie (Forum Supporter) :

I couldn't be more surprised if I woke up with my head sewn to the carpet. 

noddaz UltraDork
4/22/20 7:39 a.m.

You can buy replacement parts for a hand tool?  Witchcraft!  

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