This where you will find the things that don’t really fall into any category or are so transient that it is not worth mentioning them elsewhere.
I do not stock hardware as such. I do pick up bits when clearing sheds but they are rarely sorted or even organised. Having said that I have quite a bit of it at present. I normally carry 13 amp plugs and wire connectors, adaptors and some 4 gang extensions. I have also picked up a selection of door locks and barrels, and a variety of hinges. I have even sourced some new bolt latches. I have now got some wire fixing tacks, plus I have a couple of tins of loose screws etc which may have what you want.
At any one time I will have a selection of Pen Knives. I purchased a quantity of Pliers multi-tools complete with carrying pouch £5 each. Others will depend on purchase price and quality.
I also have Pruning and Lambs Foot Knives in the Gardening Section £5 each
NB Proof of age may be needed when purchasing knives or other sharp instruments
I am now stocking Safety glasses, Knee pads, Face masks and ear plugs. I often get Ear defenders as well.
I am stocking sanitizer for the current Covid-19 guidelines.
Glasses and Goggle style £3.50 each
Hard capped (like shown) £5, Leather £3
I apologise but in the current pandemic face masks have sky rocketed. I have got simple masks at £3.50 and valved builder’s masks at £5 each.
Simple ear plugs 50p a pair
Due to popular demand I now stock a range of tarpaulins as shown, but there is a current shortage at all my stockists.
6″x 4″, 12″ x 8″, 9″ x 18″ & 18″ x 24″. Prices start from £3 up to £12
I only sell the thick, strong ones.
24″ £1.25, 36″ £1,50, 48″ £2.00, 72″ £3.00
£1 per pack. Quantity depends on the length (and purchase price). Generalised = Short, medium or Long. Good range in stock
£1 a pair. Styles similar to those shown. I also usually have riggers, & heavy duty rubber.
At present I have some lightweight domestic / household gloves as shown below
At any one time I will have a selection padlocks starting at £1 for small ones.
I recently picked up a selection of chains for bicycles or other security.
Not necesarily made by Stanley but the name has become generic for this type of knife.
Price depends on make, model and strength. (Picture is generic)
I sell basic knives and replacement blades
New knives £1-£2, Second hand 50p
Current price for replacement blades: 5 for 50p
I have some folding knives in at £1.50 each
I also usually have a selection of Craft knives and blades.
50m rolls £2.50 Also PVC tape 50p, insulating tape 50p, Double sided tape £1, and Masking tape £1.50 per pack
I now have some smaller reels of Insulating tape and Masking tape at 30p each
Also, now, PTF tape 50p
Wire Strippers can be found with the pliers £1.50. I also have some electrical crimpers
Exact design and colour may vary, The illustration is for the modern multi-head variety.
£3.50 each (exact design varies)
I also often have Eyelet pliers with eyelets included £3-£5 dependant on purchase price
I pick these up from time to time. £1 each
I rarely get letter or number punches.
At any one time I may have a pair or two of these. I have bought in some 8″ and 14″ new ones
Price depends on purchase price and / or quality. BlueSpot 14″ £15 Nielsen 8″ £8
I have usually got one or two of these £3 each.
Older ones can be a bit more if they have a decent box.
I do get cigar or boat shaped stones but they tend to break easily. (in stock)
Another one for Ronnie Barker.
This is for shifting stiff stop cocks £3, sometimes called a “crow’s foot”
As explained in the Gardening section, I do carry such things but they are not on obvious display for Health & Safety reasons
£6 each. Very sharp. I may need either a proof of age or an address.
I normally have both new and second hand versions of these. New £5. S/H £3.50.
I am stocking solder but not flux at present
I normally have 400w Glue Guns and their sticks in stock and may have some of the smaller ones as well
I recently purchased a quantity of flourescent bulbs and fittings and bought in the starters to go with them. Most sizes of bulb £2 each
There were a few full battens and diffusers plus one very good quality double bulb unit. I now have some standard light bulbs including a few of the old type that are no longer sold but some older fitting still need them (my outside light for one)
I also have several L.E.D. strip lights ready to go.
I usually carry basic multi-meters and some times antique ones. The one shown is from Bluespot £7
Also Electrical screwdrivers either insulated or testing.
I have some switches and plug sockets, and back boxes, along with mostly 4 gang extensions and some utility leads.
I carry 13 amp plugs, 3 pin connectors, 3 way adaptors and Shaver sockets.
I may also have spade connectors and plastic joints at any one time.
I also have some 2 pin spotlight bulbs.
I also have some 110v leads and connectors.