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 Post subject: My Compressor has sprung a tank leak
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:09 pm 
My little 6ltr compressor blew out the tank through a small hole that had developed. It looks like rust even though I regularly drain the sump plug. Is there any way I can seal this as clearly there is a pressure issue. I was thinking a self tapper with a splodge of silicone? I really do not want to dump it and I would like to save it if possible. Any advice appreciated.


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 Post subject: Need help with settings.
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:09 am 
Hi. I have a THERMAMAX TIG200P ac/dc inverter tig welder.
Great for stainless steel.
I am trying to broaden my scope of welding abilities to aluminum tig welding.
So many tutorials, so many how to posts.
Someone please try explain to me how i set the machine for aluminum tig welding. Or please help me with that machine's owners manual.
Youtube has many videos, but i want to either download them, or study by reading. ...

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 Post subject: axminster 10% off 12-13-14th july 2018
PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:13 am 
3 days 10% off says for email subscribers but think it applies to all
code = WorldCup10
finishes midnight saturday

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 Post subject: Werner telescopic combo-ladders - impressively heavy
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:41 pm 
I managed to land a pair of 4x6-step telescopic/combination ladders by Werner.

First impressions go something like Good grief.... they weigh a bl@@dy ton! Well 27kg - which I knew on paper, but hadn't fully thought what that would feel like when 2m long and manoeuvring through houses. I've only had basic/traditional stepladder types before so its a bit of a shock.

On the other hand, they're not (quite) unmanageable and are 'considerably' more ...

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 Post subject: Li-ion charge rate vs longevity
PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:44 pm 
My new chargers are classed by makita as 'fast' chargers; they have a charge time (for 5.0Ah) of 45mins, which is nearly 2.5x the rate of their 'standard' charger. That is exactly what I want for some applications, and much faster than I'm used to.

But.. we know that high charge rate (not just discharge rate) affects battery longevity. Very often (probably most often) I could get away with charging at the 'standard' rate if ...

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 Post subject: Drill stand for Dewalt hammer drill D25013
PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:54 pm 
Does anyone know of a drill stand that would fit a Dewalt hammer drill D25013 or alternatively a drill stand that has an adjustable collar that can go wider than the standard 45mm?


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 Post subject: Makita battery date?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 6:57 pm 
My new Makita batteries have arrived :-)
Looking around the net, there are people saying that the top of the two codes here includes the date: year = first two digits, then week = second two digits, then some other stuff.
But.. whilst '17 is good for the year, 'week 88' doesn't make sense to me, which puts the theory in doubt.

Does anyone know if ...

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 Post subject: Belt sander belts recommendations.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:06 pm 
Just got myself a beast of a 4x24 belt sander. Never used a handheld machine for wood before. I have a couple of bench mounted but they are used for plastic and metal work and I use ceramic belts there/

Any recommendations for good suppliers of belts for wood? Good prices too. Also what kind of grits work well for beltsanders, I am guessing they are more aggressive than a ROS of similar grit? I ...

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 Post subject: Advise on Orbital Sander
PostPosted: Sun Jul 01, 2018 12:05 pm 
I am about to buy a random orbital sander with a budget of £150.
At present my choices are between GEX 150 AC and BO6030, anyone used either?
Can any random orbital sander can be used as occasional polisher for wood and car? I mean if adapters are universal for these sanders?
I have the GSB 18-2-LI PLUS electric combi drill, would this be a better polisher than the above?

Many thanks

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 Post subject: 3rd party batteries in Makita high drain and 36v tools?
PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:00 am 
Some of the 3rd party batteries get decent user-reviews these days, and they have at least some protection circuitry. But most reviewers are only using them on smallish tools like drill/drivers, which aren't too challenging for over-current, over-heat etc.

Does any one know if any of the 3rd party battery brands (e.g. NeBatte, LiBatter etc) cope well with Makita's higher drain and 2x18(36v) tools?


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