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Bosch professional laser measure GL30.

I bought this on a whim last year. I bought one a few years ago but it was complete sh1te. I didn't think I would use it as much but it's been invaluable and saved me a lot of time. I fitted a whole house with skirting boards last week. I reckon it saved at least half a day.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-Professi ... s9dHJ1ZQ==

States measuring accuracy of ± 2 mm but it was spot on each time.

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Right-angled Makita - its the sort of thing you use once in a while - but it saves a lot of time and swearing so worth the money


https://www.makitauk.com/product/dda351z.html
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Seeing that Bob, I bought one of those angle adapters that fit in a normal drill from Aldi. I had no use for it but thought it was worth it for £5. In the main they are a bit awkward to use and three hands would help but I needed it for a job that suited it and it worked quite well. I have never used it since :thumbright:

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2nd hand dewalt 746 table saw
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Bob225 wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:02 pm
Right-angled Makita - its the sort of thing you use once in a while - but it saves a lot of time and swearing so worth the money


<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">https://www.makitauk.com/product/dda351z.html</span>
I bought a second hand DeWalt one from Gumtree. The old Nicad battery one but I bought a Waitley adaptor to use the new lithium batteries in it. I've used it a couple of times when fitting kitchens.
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aye them things are handy for kitchen fitting like. i bought one a while back but the newer xr type
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Googel Home speaker. So easy to listen to music of choice through Spotify. Makes me wonder at the money I have spent in the past on stereo equipment and records/tapes/cds.
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Impact driver,I’ve always used my cordless drill for driving screws ,then one of the chippies let me have a go of his straight to the shop and bought a Stanley kit
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got to be the impact driver i purchased Dewalt DCF887
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stevei wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:22 pm
Googel Home speaker. So easy to listen to music of choice through Spotify. Makes me wonder at the money I have spent in the past on stereo equipment and records/tapes/cds.
Kinda meant tool wise mate but I'll go with that. I often use my Echo to convert inches/feet to millimetres. Saves me looking it up.
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A good quality folding stanley fatmax knife. Have it in my pocket all the time when working, much better than the bulky Irwin which managed to loose it's blade when cutting.

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Hand sanitizer for the van, has come in really handy at the moment
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ahfix wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:04 pm
A good quality folding stanley fatmax knife. Have it in my pocket all the time when working, much better than the bulky Irwin which managed to loose it's blade when cutting.

ah
Ah the memories of the Stanley folding knife,years ago I bought my first folding knife it was branded Rolson only cost a couple of quid off the local market ,so fast forward to a few months ago I decided to treat myself to the Stanley and managed to loose it within 48hrs lol
So it’s back to the faithful Rolson
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Not sure who makes it, but I bought a pencil holder that clips onto your belt or pocket etc, and has a retractable wire, so you can pull out the pencil when you want it and don’t have to worry where you put it down, accepts multiple size pencils, not lost a pencil since buying it :-)
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Blakey wrote:
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:21 am
Not sure who makes it, but I bought a pencil holder that clips onto your belt or pocket etc, and has a retractable wire, so you can pull out the pencil when you want it and don’t have to worry where you put it down, accepts multiple size pencils, not lost a pencil since buying it :-)
I think I bought one of those last year. I think it's made by Milwaukee. I saw finish carpentry use it on YouTube so decided to buy it.

I lost it.
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