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  1. Mike Watkins

    David Charlesworth

    Exceedingly sad news as David was my woodworking inspiration and I was honoured and privileged to attend one of his courses a few years ago. It was without a doubt the best course I have ever been on and took my woodworking skills to a new level. Rest in Peace David, you will be greatly missed.
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    Triton TPT125 Planer

    Yes, the blades are double sided and very easy to change. The blades sit in pins so do not need setting up. The Triton is an excellent planer, just a bit noisy but then they all are. Hope this helps..
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    Workshop Lighting, mixing warm and cool?

    Apologies for the delay, here is the eBay link, cheers, Mike. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UK-LED-Garage-Light-Deformable-4000LM-8000LM-IP65-Ceiling-Lamp-Bulb-Warehouse-/383907974440?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49292
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    The ballad of Lidl & Aldi

    Brilliant! I’d be lost without good old Aldi!
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    Workshop Lighting, mixing warm and cool?

    Thanks for that, I hadn’t thought about it from a rendition of wood or coating colour point of view. So warm would be better for a woodworking shop?
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    Workshop Lighting, mixing warm and cool?

    Hi all. I currently have five 1.5m fluorescent tube lights in my workshop (4m x 8m) and I want to put one of these over my workbench for extra and brighter light. However, my dilemma is do I go for a warm light that matches the tubes, or do I go for the brighter (I think it’s brighter but I...
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    workshop lighting

    What colour do you recommend?
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    External iroko - Osmo UV Oil or Sikkens Cetol Filter 7 Plus

    Excellent stuff and many thanks for doing this experiment, I was about to buy Osmo for my newly made oak window frame but I will definitely go with Sikkens now. Cheers, Mike.
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    Triton TPT125 Planer

    Hi Matthew. The Triton TPT125 is an excellent machine and I’ve been extremely happy with mine. It’s well built, very robust and doesn’t feel cheap. It’s a weighty piece of kit, which good and to change the blades, which are double sided, is easy-peasy . It is however only a thicknesser and is...
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    Triton TPT125 Planer

    Hi Mike. Have just checked and yes, the Triton definitely has rubber in-feed and out-feed rollers. The more l use this machine the more l like it. Storage l thought would be a problem, it being so heavy, so l made a rolling base that l can roll out of the cupboard to the bench and then just lift...
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    Triton TPT125 Planer

    Hi pike. Yes it's working really well thanks. I replaced my previous thickness/planer and upgraded to the PT107 about a year ago and although it's a great machine and copes with anything you can throw at it, l do have one problem and that is that metal surrated in feed roller on the thicknesser...
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    Triton TPT125 Planer

    Hi all. Got my Triron TPT125 yesterday and so far l am extremely impressed. It's well made and finished, l know there has been criticisms about it having plastic sides but to be honest l think it's nicer (certainly better finished than the Clarke) and appears to have plenty of power. I've put it...
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    Triton TPT125 Planer

    Thanks mikejhn. l actually wouldn't have minded a second hand Makita or Dewalt but there were several issues, the first is they actually don't come up very often, l know because I've had a search on one for about six months. The next problem is the majority of the ones that do are 110v (usually...
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    Triton TPT125 Planer

    Hi all. I have just purchased the Triton TPT125 and thanks to 'pike' l bought it via Amazon for £240. I will report back with what l think as soon as. Cheers, Mike.
  15. Mike Watkins

    Triton TPT125 Planer

    Many thanks for the tip, £240 is a great price and you can't beat the reviews. My only slight worry is the snipe that seems to occur, but then l guess that happens with the best of machines. Before a get the credit card out, does anyone have any other suggestions in this price bracket? Cheers, Mike.
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