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    Electra Beckum HC260 - keeps blowing fuses!

    Great stuff, thanks guys. I do have a Type B for the workshop at the moment but I'll try the separate 16A spur and see if that improves things. If not, I may have to switch to a type C but unfortunately it's running off a spur from the main MCB for the house so it'd probably mean replacing that...
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    Electra Beckum HC260 - keeps blowing fuses!

    It's always been the same since I got it. It came fitted with a 13A socket and has always taken a few fuses to get going. I've just been looking through the manual and it's rated at 16A so that definitely seems to be the issue!
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    Electra Beckum HC260 - keeps blowing fuses!

    Actually, just spotted this thread - 16amp single phase table saw Given that I'm just in the process of re-wiring everything (with a sparky mate checking it) I think I'll swap out the current 13a plug for a 16A and run a separate 16A spur off the MCB in the cabin. I got the machine 'nearly new'...
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    Electra Beckum HC260 - keeps blowing fuses!

    Hi all, After extensive googling, I'm struggling to find the answer and hoping one of you guys may be able to help. I've got an Electra Beckum HC260C and almost every time I use it, I blow at least one fuse in the plug, sometimes 2-3 in trying to get it started. It's in my workshop at the end...
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    Fobco 7eight ‘bench’ drill

    Fantastic condition, has some surface rust on the base but easily removed and a bit of grease on the rest of it but everything is tight and fully working. Single phase. £600 If I get time, I plan to clean it up and take some decent pictures and sell it for a couple of hundred more. I’ll try and...
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    Milling oak logs

    Bringing up my old topic again as I’ve now managed to get two of the larger logs cut into 7x3ft 3” slabs which look great. I’ve tried sealing the ends already with PVA with limited success but I’ve ordered some stuff which is supposed to be better. I’m interested to know if anyone on here has...
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    Sds long extension

    It depends what you’re trying to drill. I’ve seen extension bars up to about 50cm but you’d obviously need quite a few. It would also be almost impossible to keep a straight hole. If you’re going through brick/rock then a core drill would be your best bet but it’s not cheap kit.
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    Hnefatafl Board Game

    That looks great. I had to click on the topic to find out what it was as I’ve never heard of hnefatafl before, thought you might have sneezed whilst typing!
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    Small router recommendations

    I’d vote for the Dewalt Trim router too. May be a bit more than you’re looking to spend but the adapters etc that come with it mean you can use it for a lot more than the cheaper alternatives.
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    Recommendation for a big roughing gouge

    Evening all, I was speaking to a chap a while back and he showed me a big heavy old chisel that he had and used as a roughing gouge (roughly 30” long with a 2” wide end). I have been on the look out for one myself as it seemed like a good idea but have so far been unable to find anything...
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    Electra Beckum HC260 - how noisy?

    Ha, thanks. I think I’ll give it a once over and make sure everything is tightened up. I can hear the hum but there’s also a bit of vibration.
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    Electra Beckum HC260 - how noisy?

    Evening all, I’ve just picked up an HC260(k) which looks pretty much brand new. The fuse was blown but that was an easy fix. I’m after views on how noisy I should expect it to be when running but before feeding any wood. It seems to have a bit of vibration but I don’t know if it’s something...
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    Lidl Plunge Saw - Extra Track

    Are there any reviews of the saw kicking about? I’ve seen other posts on the tracks and that it’s on offer again but just wondered if the saw is worth getting or whether it’s worth spending a bit more and getting one from the bigger brands.
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    Milling oak logs

    Thanks for all the quick responses! The bar and chain were dedicated milling ones, brand new Stihl ripping chain and a new bar on a Grandberg mill. We found that when tensioning the chain, it was almost impossible to get it tight using the screwdriver in the normal tensioner. It felt as though...
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    Milling oak logs

    Not sure if anyone on here will have any expertise in this matter but worth a shot... I’ve got 3 big oak logs (roughly 7ft long by 3ft wide) which I want to mill down into 2-3” boards. First question is about sealing the ends, so far I’ve used pva which seems to be a reasonable idea but there...