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    Small Modern Shed Build

    I never use "smooth shaft" gun nails, but regularly regret it. That's how I know how difficult it is to pull out a gun fired ring shank nail! 90mm one are the most fun.
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    Which brand of air nailer?

    I can echo one of the complaints above about a Senco - my 18g lasted about a year. For a pin nailer my favourite is the Grex, but it is pricey. I have an old Axminster branded one somewhere, but don't use it as it has no lockout to stop it firing empty. In my site box 22g pin, 18g and stapler...
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    Mini track saw

    The Bosch 12v saw will work with the Bosch rail. I have one and use it regularly for flooring jobs. I think for its size it is excellent, but have never tried it with the rail. I had the Worx version but gave it away.
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    Removing 1mm?

    Just a thought. As it sounds like you are in a production setting - have you tried vacuum clamps - best investment I ever made for edge banding?
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    Making beaded face frames

    This is probably heresy, but I had to make some beaded oak doors as in Johnnyb's photos and cut everything at 45 degrees and assembled with dominos - it was quick and easy and the client was happy. I couldn't decide whether it looked shocking or not.
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    Is a double bevel mitre saw worth the extra

    I know this does not answer your question, but if IIRC the Evolution saws run a little bit slower than most others. I believe it is to help them cut metal as well as wood? It may not be an issue, but I have found that even with a really good blade, the 255 won't give me the same finish as (for...
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    Stud wall

    Heresy probably on a woodworking forum, but I try to never use 4 x 2 studs if it can be avoided. I find the difference in dimensions too frustrating. I use 50mm or 70mm C stud. It won't shrink or warp and is always the same dimension. Since I can't plaster, I then tape and skim (or sparkle as...
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    Which "Stanley" knife? Recommendations please.

    Of the many I have tried, I keep coming back to this. i like the extra blade storage and find the screwdriver extremely useful. I am afraid i don't sharpen the blades, can sometimes get through 3 or 4 a day. https://www.irwin.com/tools/utility-knives-blades/irwin-fk250-folding-utility-knife
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    Firm Fixings in a Plasterboard Wall?

    As has been suggested above, I usually back the plasterboard with a piece of ply. I just cut out a decent sized, convenient square between studs, then insert a piece of ply bigger than the hole, held in place with a couple of drywall screws. Then screw the piece of plasterboard onto the ply...
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    Wrist watch recommendations

    I have the same. It is stainless steel and plastic and the face is plastic - the more expensive ones have a better face and are all metal (SS or titanium). It's the same technology as the G shock but looks more like a real watch as it has hands and a metal strap. It costs less than a full...
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    Mitre Saw

    Just a (probably irrelevant) comment, but I seem to remember that Evolution mitre saws run quite a bit slower than others? Is the slower speed a disadvantage? I think they also have an American/Imperial arbor size - does that limit blade availability? I have a small evolution slider for lugging...
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    Plywood for tool wall

    I have made many French cleats out of MDF, but only for ones that will not be "used" other than for the initial hanging - eg a mirror or a picture, but it might stand up to regular use, cuts well and is cheap. I use a steel pegboard wall with different types of metal hangers for spanners...
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    Floor colour

    McLaren went for white :)
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    River bank edging - Which timber?

    This is not really a reply to your question so apologies, but over here the "river police" won't allow anything much to be installed on the river banks - doesn't stop people using concrete posts and railway sleepers - but many years ago when I was trying to keep them happy we drove in posts and...
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    Chestnut floor

    OK guys - any other suggestions as I can't source Fiddes over here. I have used Osmo stuff in the past??
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