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    JSP Power Cap IP with charger and box

    Selling my old powered respirator as I replaced it with a different model many years ago. It's been unused for some 8 years but still works fine. This one has the external "belt-clip" battery pack as opposed to the later model with the batteries incorporated in the helmet. The filters are...
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    FREE: Microclene MC780 Air Filter, (*** now taken ***)

    Provisionally taken, thanks for your reply Chris.
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    FREE: Microclene MC780 Air Filter, (*** now taken ***)

    Bought in 2009 but only used for a year as I replaced it with a larger one and it's been lying around ever since. I added a couple of hooks to suspend it from the ceiling but it can be wall mounted by the original bracket as well. Complete with power cable. Collection only from Welwyn in...
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    Workshop heating

    I've tried convection, oil-filled and now IR and, for me, the latter suits me and the way I work. Anyone who wants to argue the point can go argue with someone else, all I am doing is offering a suggestion for an alternative to the "traditional" way of keeping warm. 8)
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    Where do I go from here?

    If you have trouble getting the bowl gouge to make a smooth transition from side to bottom then, as already suggested, use a scraper. This is often the case with steep sided or or natural edge where you can't get the gouge handle far enough back without fouling the rim. I use two forms of...
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    Lost for words...

    If only that were true the country (no, the WORLD) would be a far better place. But unfortunately it is not and we live in a world where everyone (except we educated and responsible citizens) believe that they are ENTITLED to everything they see that others have and why should they not have it...
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    Workshop heating

    I can agree with that Matt, but for lathe work it is ideal as you tend to work in a very small space into which the IR heater can be directed. Apart from the occasional foray to the sharpening station I am constantly in the rays of the heater. Point taken though. I'm not necessarily talking...
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    Workshop heating

    Not a euphamism, more of an an allusion I think :wink: I can't say I've noticed any headaches, you just have to make sure it's not TOO hot. For this my IR heater has a continuously variable adjuster for the output which makes it useable from mild but chilly to Arctic where I can't feel my...
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    Anyone any experience of Axminster Cyclone Dust Extractors?

    Steve, glad you've got your priorities right. We are on the same wavelength there as the cost to your health is incalculable and your pocket is irrelevant if you have no lungs! Mick
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    Workshop heating

    I often read of the different ways people heat their workshops, but there is very little mention of infra-red heating. Most people seem to use "traditional" methods such as a stove or convector heater but these methods are not very efficient and waste a lot of energy heating the surrounding...
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    Anyone any experience of Axminster Cyclone Dust Extractors?

    If you work outside then all out need is a respirator (i.e. Trend or JSP powered type) as the dust will dissipate into the air and the respirator will protect you from both impact and immediate dust. If you work inside though, what price do you put on a pair of lungs? Because that is what is at...
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    Mobile machine bases

    Rubber non-slip casters WILL give better grip than smooth nylon ones, irrespective of the weight.
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    Anyone any experience of Axminster Cyclone Dust Extractors?

    Hi John, Nice idea and will cost nothing to try so thanks for the suggestion. As for heat loss I use an infra-red heater which heats solids but not the air so I can leave the door wide open even in the coldest weather and still not waste heat. It warms me up and anything solid in its way, such...
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    Anyone any experience of Axminster Cyclone Dust Extractors?

    Thanks for the response Robbo. My UB801F is fitted with the optional fine cartridge filter which I clean before every use and often during use. It has a handle to turn paddles that scrape the dust off the inside into the bag at the bottom. Nonetheless I still see very little dust accumulating...
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    Anyone any experience of Axminster Cyclone Dust Extractors?

    Something like that is worth considering so thanks for the suggestion Brian. I've not come across any mention of cyclones at an angle before, do they work as efficiently without being impaired by the varying frictional resistance around the cone? Even so I don't have a wall to mount one and it...
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