Handbags   (The sad, the bad and the ugly. Non-productive stuff here.)

Started by: priscus (inactive)

Once upon a not that long ago, when you bought electric gubbins, you first had to fit it with the appropriate mains plug.

Nowadays, stuff nearly always comes with a moulded-on plug attached to the mains lead.

Very convenient,


Just been looking to buy a new precision soldering iron for printed circuit board work.

Lo and behold, it is cheaper to buy one with a European plug, and cut it off, and replace with a UK plug, than to buy the item with a fitted UK plug.

I wonder how many other electrical gadgets this applies to.

Replied: 21st Apr 2017 at 17:04

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