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    Upgrade sliding mitre saw

    There are some of you out there who know far more than me about tools - I have a old sliding mitre saw (noisy on its 3 set of brushes and not accurate) and want to upgrade for christmas to a new or 2nd hand 240v Dewalt or Makita but would like the replacement to use 250 254mm size blades. I...
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    replacement Makita batterys

    Final final report 1 of my replacement batteries packed up after 3 year DBK not too; good the other one CREABEST is a good as new - both made in china ?
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    Barley Twist

    Yes I'm a sucker for some nice barley twist - Cadby Inn doncaster has my holy grail of a set; lovely proportioned and medium oak colour. Have tried 3 times to hollow and hand mark and cut, etc etc - but absolute rubbish - I have a slight hope that one day a Trend lathe will turn up - and...
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    Electrical Conduit sizes

    Kinda MikeJhn - if you want a towel rail see an electrician !
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    Electrical Conduit sizes

    Thanks its been a learning curve - in short this is what i've gleaned ; water pipes normally thicker walled measured in 1/2" 3/4" etc and the cutters have a courser thread and again buy them in 1/2" 3/4" 1" - electrical conduit; metric measure 20mm 25mm and cutters likewise...
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    Electrical Conduit sizes

    Someone may help - yes got all the gear but no idea keeps ringing in my ears - got the pipes and purchased a theater from toolstation £35 - threaded the pipe but its a larger thread (less threads per inch) ! more like brass water pipe fitments thread, anyone know the thread spacing for metal...
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    Virtual shopping at Wickes and B & Q

    I know things are difficult but I need some roofing lats - got on the website to Wickes - I was in a queue before allowed to virtual shop 45min ! no thank you , did the same for B & Q in the queue no time just more than an hour. Hope things get back to normal soon and this Virus gets a cure.
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    Electrical Conduit sizes

    Thanks for comments; looks like buying a set of threader dies and compound £30 /£40 to complete the job - and don't need a bender, there is a variety of unions: 90 / wall plates/ hooks etc that will screw in. Will post a picture of the bathroom shelves once completed (or the pile of...
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    Electrical Conduit sizes

    As usual there's more to it than first appears - I'm not one for hiring so looks like buying a set off ebay or where ever. Thanks Fred.
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    Electrical Conduit sizes

    Just been summoned to make some furniture using galvanised conduit (bathroom towel shelves) - have ordered some fittings and pipes; but will need to thread some pipe ends !! the pipe conduit is sold in 20mm 25mm and larger but the dies are in 3/4" 1. 1/2" . Question : which die set...
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    Aldi wood planner

    Thanks for that - too noisy and it wouldn't get used - will look for a second hand one.
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    Aldi wood planner

    Just wondering if anyone has a view or experienced the; Ferrex Wood Jointer/Planer from Aldi - one of you may recognise its a rebadged something or other - what attract me is 3 years warranty and they take items back with out any fuss.
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    Startrite 351E bandsaw, single phase 240v

    Thank you Andy the saw is just what I wanted and is now installed in my workshop - Any takers for my Scheppach Basato 3h V! keep watching the sales section - will advertise soon, if no takers its off T fleabay.
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    Startrite 351E bandsaw, single phase 240v

    Still trying to PM you - Fri afternoon would be good - just to find how to PM my details without displaying to everyone - back on it tomorrow evening hopefully this Quick Reply is a PM
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