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Post by Doggy » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:01 pm

Just to prove you're not completely on your own here.....

Don't know if available in your manor Steve, but DeWalt kit is our weapon of choice at work, seem to be the best price/longevity compromise.
I think they're re-badged Black & Splutter power tools, but to be fair their industrial stuff was always OK
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Post by steve_earwig » Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:27 pm

DeWalt used to be excellent but, as you say, they're now a subsidiary of Blot & Dicker (or more accurately Stanley Black & Decker Inc., how the mighty have fallen :( ( and I read the quality is dropping to B&D standards.

Just checking if they sell them here, not in Bauhaus (so no form of discount), however Milić does them and they have a shop right near my brother-in-law.

They list 3, starting at 982Kn - I could buy 2 Makitas for that! :shock:
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Post by GingerMagic » Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:47 pm

I'm here too - I just have nothing to add to the man shed power tool banter :cheesy:
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Post by steve_earwig » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:41 pm

Fair enough :cheesy: I was just hoping this wouldn't look like the "Steve & Welly Show" and put off anyone else.

Just been checking spares for that Makita, nothing like as expensive as that Bosch I blew up, hmm...
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Post by highlander » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:30 pm

Just a thought - maybe the display models are deliberately busted (but in a relatively cheap-n-easy-to-fix way) to deter theft?

Like all those notices you got in the DVD aisle or in Game saying "Display case only - collect the disc at the till"
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Post by trufflehunt » Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:48 pm

I'm here too...
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Post by PhillipM » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:02 am

Today I've mostly been...beating the wishbone bushes out with a hammer. And then beating polybushes back in with an even bigger hammer.

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Try to get the wishbones swapped over tommorow and see what they're like.
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Post by Welly » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:05 am

Polybushing is very good for cars with old knackered rubber ones, currently eyeing a full set for my Volvo, the resulting change in feel/dynamics is supposed to be excellent and very 'new car' like.

Wiggy - I was just kinda wondering what you'd use an angle grinder for around the home/car? I don't have one but also can't really imagine it'd get much use from one. I do have a handheld Skill Saw as below and that f*cker manages to scare the living daylights out of you, I 'whipped' about 50mm off the bottom of the side gate last weekend with the door balanced over a pair of steps laid down....to the horrified onlookers who were the Wife and Kids...."are you sure that's safe?" etc :shock:

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Post by steve_earwig » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:23 pm

Err, everything. Cutting, grinding, sanding... I probably use it less than the compressor but more than any of the drills.

I have a similar saw, I last used it trimming the rough ends of the shed door. stepladder as a saw horse is probably ok, so long as it's stable, as would anything that holds it level, even bricks, so long as the blade clears the ground. I have a couple of cheap 'n' cheerful folding saw horses, their rough condition will indicate how much use they get...
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Re: and today i have mostly been...

Post by PhillipM » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:33 pm

Welly wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:05 am
Polybushing is very good for cars with old knackered rubber ones, currently eyeing a full set for my Volvo, the resulting change in feel/dynamics is supposed to be excellent and very 'new car' like.
Yes, I don't usually like them because of the friction they introduce to the suspension, but I've got sick of replacing the wishbone bushes every 12-18 months. :supafrisk:

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