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 Post subject: Hire question
PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:59 pm 

We're in the process of setting up a tool/plant hire company (I won't name it or link to it!).

I'm keen to understand what forum members consider most important when choosing and using a hire company. I'm sure many use HSS and the like. Keen to understand how the process could be made better for smalll builders and DIY'rs.


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 Post subject: Elu planer/thicknesser I'm interested in
PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:08 pm 
A chap not far from me is selling the above. I went to see it yesterday and it ran very smoothly. He's asking £250 for it which I think is a bit steep and I suspect he bought it cheap to sell on. I just wonder whata fair price would be and if I can still buy parts for it? I emailed them but they haven't responded.

Does anyone know who bought over Elu? (found ...

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 Post subject: 220V ~ 50Hz two-pin plug B&D drill safe to use in the UK?
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:31 pm 

I've been given a very sturdy Black and Decker drill. It is a 'D208' 220V~ 50Hz French (2008) two-pin plug drill.
Tried googling this, but I'm still not 100% clear after an hour or so of reading.
Might be a silly question, but better safe than sorry, so:

1) Is it safe to use a 220V ~ 50Hz power tool in the UK? Will the tool be damaged or become a fire risk?

2) ...

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 Post subject: Bessey clamps
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:12 pm 
I'm looking to buy or get someone to buy me some assembly clamps, and like the look of the Bessey clamps,
so first question is are they worth the money,
second question is, KR body clamps or Uni clamps, are the benefits between one and the other worth the price
third question are there better clamps on the market in the same price bracket.

As always all and any advice is greatly appreciated.

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 Post subject: Power nail guns
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:32 pm 
Thinking about getting a nail gun for second fix stuff, architraves, door stops etc. Got a whole house worth to do, plus hobby stuff afterwards...
I already have a pneumatic 18g brad gun and compressor, but i think thats a bit light for that kind of thing...?

I'd love one of the cordless variety, but can't really justify £250+ when realistically I could just bang in a few nails with a hammer (which i already ...

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 Post subject: Which hacksaw blade for metal?
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:08 pm 
Please could anyone recommend the best hacksaw blade for cutting metal?

I’ve got a bunch of metal spindles to cut and have broken two cheap blades already ... help!

Bahco has a wide choice of blades, but I can’t tell which would be best for cutting metal spindles. What do you think? And is there anything better than Bahco? (I think Bahco quality isn’t what it was.)

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 Post subject: Autofeed screwguns
PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:09 pm 
I have to frame, OSB, plaster board my whole house...
My normal method is using a cordless drill, a magnet bit and a screw pouch.
However due to the amount to do, the overhead aspects, working up a ladder up a stair well... I feel this would be a worthwhile investement.
Another bonus is that it can be used to hasten framing somewhat.

Will I save a significant amount of time?

Am I forgetting ...

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 Post subject: Makita 10.8v
PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:08 pm 
Got given a set of Makita 10,v8 tools .i see there an old I right in saying they won't take any other battery size.

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 Post subject: Impact Driver
PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:36 am 
Hi everyone

I am new here so hello from me.

After 9 years of Chemo I am trying to get the house back ship shape. All my tools were in the shed that the roof blew off 3 years ago so everything was destroyed. I lost all my power tools, electric saws the lot.

So now I am on the lookout for some new gear. It is predominately for DIY work but don't mind spending ...

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 Post subject: tooled up 10% discount this weekend 10-13 nov/17
PostPosted: Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:32 am 

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