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 Post subject: Nails for DeWalt Finish Nailer
PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 2:41 pm 
Where do you guys buy your nails from? I need 63mm nails for my DW finish nailer. The best price I've found for genuine DW nails are £17.

Or is there a good compatible nail I should look for?

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 Post subject: Makita twin battery 36v machines
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 8:25 pm 
Some of Makita's machines use 2x 18v batteries at once, to make 36v. I've not got any experience of this method, are there any limitations or problems with it?


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 Post subject: Buying a Jigsaw
PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2018 1:13 am 
Hey Guys,
I'm thinking of buying a jigsaw. I'm a diyer and mostly use hand tools. However I think that I should buy a saw and the jigsaw looks like an ideal choice for me. I'm in love with a drill that I bought few months ago (A Professional Dewalt Hammer Drill) but I have no idea about jigsaws :(, so i was thinking to stick with one from a -serious/famous- brand. Unfortunately, the Dewalt ...

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 Post subject: Hex shank driver bits - a question
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2018 7:50 pm 
Hello all,

Can anybody tell me the function of the recess(es) on hex shank driver bits/bit holders? I was looking at one earlier and couldn't for the life of me figure out why it is there. I'm sure there is an obvious answer I'm not seeing! Pictured attached for example.

Thanks! :lol:


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 Post subject: Lumberjack Mitresaw SCMS254DB - rewiring
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2018 3:15 pm 
Good afternoon everyone,
I have this mitre saw which I got second hand. The wiring was a shambles as well as the bearings on the motor. I have replaced the bearings and checked everything and everything seems good mechanically. It's the electrics that has me stumped. :dunno:

The armature winding has 2 black cables & a red going from it to the handle. In the handle the ...

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 Post subject: my new dewalt pull saw doesnt trench --or does it??
PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2018 4:10 pm 
bought a dewalt dcs365 18v pull saw
now surprised it doesnt trench as parallel rails to the bed means its an easy feature to install
anyway had it nearly a year now and tried several non adaption methods like stepped wedges and spacers to prove the theory :scratch:
now the biggest problem is confined space and 1mm giving about a 5.5mm jump at the head ...

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 Post subject: Pillar drill with 90 degree angle bit
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2018 9:11 pm 

I want to drill a hole with a pillar drill at the raw edge of a softwood which is 2m long. Do you know if I there is an angle bit that I could attach to a pillar drill that could help me do something like this? I am new to wood joinery so do not know much yet.

Thank you

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 Post subject: Belle Mixer doesn't start
PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 7:58 pm 
I have acquired a second hand Belle 150 mixer, 2000 date on the label. It worked fine for the first two mixes but on the third start it just buzzed. You can't turn the drum because of the gearing.

So I took off the cover over the drive belt, when you switch it on so it buzzes, flick the drive wheel and away it goes.

This is obviously something to do with the motor, brushes, ...

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 Post subject: Macallister Table Router
PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:16 pm 
I've just bought a Macallister table router secondhan but cannot see how to change the router bit without removing the router from the table. Surely there is a way of doing it? I can access the router bit through the hole at the top but the manual tells me that I have to depress a lock button before being able to undo the collet nut. That is concealed behind the plastic sleeve that surrounds the ...

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 Post subject: JIGSAW PUZZLE
PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:11 pm 
I am nearly 70 now, but I have been Black-and-Deckering since my early 20s. My house is full of cabinets, beds, shelves and chests of drawers that I have made. They may not be perfect to my eye, but they do their job and no-one has complained. But one thing I have never been able to do is cut a straight line with a jigsaw that is perpendicular through the wood. Maybe it's my old ...

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