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  1. deema

    Biscuit jointer

    I wouldn’t agree. Not sure where this myth came from, but it’s just that. The strength is dependant like every other joint on the quality of the biscuit.
  2. deema

    Spindle Moulders!

    @JohnerH Now thats a Spindle Moulder. When looking shiny that will a brilliant investment when you come to pass it to the next caretaker😉
  3. deema

    New House, New Workshop Build.

    The ‘resin’ floor is next, I say resin as this is the ‘typical’ term for a range of floors. Ive selected a polyurethane floor, with a mat finish. There are a number of different resins to choose from which are suited for different applications, and they vary in price. The preparation for all of...
  4. deema

    New House, New Workshop Build.

    @JohnerH Get right out of your box, 😜 any question is always welcome and might highlight something not considered. This is a once in a lifetime build, with the justification that it will (hopefully, and what I’m telling my very loving and accommodating wife) add more value to the house than the...
  5. deema

    New House, New Workshop Build.

    The insulation and screed have been selected to allow 3 tonne machines to be rolled over it / stood on top if it without damaging the floor. Insulation and screed material has a specified load and flex loading / mm2. I’ve specified it at a minimum of 300N or circa 30kg. So a 10x10mm square can...
  6. deema

    W shop / Materials & Finishes Show NEC

    For me getting hands on tells me far more than any catalogue. For instance one PT on the show looked good…..until @Sideways looked under the tables to find that they were fabricated not cast! The casing on another had two welded none machined or ground merchant bar reference supports welded to...
  7. deema

    Biscuit jointer

    I would say any, however, the Top 10, which is I believe the first they brought out that allowed you to adjust the cutter height by rotating a dial / knob on top of the head is a good all rounder. Do you need this feature? No, not really.
  8. deema

    Biscuit jointer

    Lamello, you can pickup a secondhand one for about your proposed budget. Nice thing if you decide to splash out a little more is that they keep their value, so once done you can sell it and recover your outlay.
  9. deema

    New House, New Workshop Build.

    Im getting closer to the finish line. Today, despite the rain five guys laid the screed. I just need for it dry out before the UFH can be finished and commissioned and the resin top coat can be applied.
  10. deema

    W shop / Materials & Finishes Show NEC

    I went to the show yesterday, what a change since the last W Show. Anyone who hasn’t been to a W show, it used to be multiple halls at the NEC with every major manufacturer of wood working machinery displaying almost everything they made. It would take a couple we of days to see everything. The...
  11. deema

    Spindle Moulders!

    Just about any SM will be a major step up from a router IMO. I would always try and buy a machine which is as heavy as possible. It’s a good way of differentiating between machines. For spindles looking at the max weight of the block it can swing is also a good indicator, the heavier the better...
  12. deema

    13A fuses - is there much difference?

    The legally compliant ones are all the same. However, they pop at around 20+Amps usually, with a lot of variation. Age reduces the pop current level as does frequency of over current. So, a fuse could go at 15A first time in use and another at 25A. I’m guessing you’re running something with a...
  13. deema

    Planer thicknesses for garage

    It has two motors, the main motor is a 2.2KW L90 frame, so probably circa £200. However, usually both motors just need new bearings, so around £25 in total. The gearbox won’t have had the oil changed since it was new, I can’t remember what it needs, but usually fir around £100~£150 you can buy...
  14. deema

    Helping at a repair cafe

    Have you read what you’ve posted? The exceptions which it states as example for WHERE H&S is applicable is exactly what a Repair Cafe does.
  15. deema

    Helping at a repair cafe

    I can’t believe that we have members advocating that anybody irrespective of their ability should ‘have a go’ at fixing stuff. Would you let a random stranger meddle with your kids bike? No, neither would I, I’d take it to be fixed if I couldn’t do it myself to a reputable bike shop where I’d...
  16. deema

    Helping at a repair cafe

    You might not be aware, but any advise you provide that’s someone else follows that is not qualified will also make you culpable should they follow that advise? Suggesting that carrying out any work for the public does not carry with it a duty of care isn’t very helpful and makes you liable with...
  17. deema

    Planer thicknesses for garage

    It’s the older MB Sedgwick, good machines, probably the best castings you will find in their range: ie all castings arnt as good quality as they did back in the day. I can’t see anything from the photos which suggests it’s not a good machine. It’s missing the blade guard, which IMO is vital and...
  18. deema

    Helping at a repair cafe

    @wurglesnash357 Ive had a good read of the Repair Cafe WEB site, when the first post was made I thought what a brilliant idea, I’d not heard of it. I assumed they would organise to train and assess people’s abilities before inflicting them on the public. No so, anyone can start a cafe and just...
  19. deema

    Helping at a repair cafe

    Oh dear, two degrees, but blissfully unaware of the responsibilities and liabilities. I too have a degree in Electrical and electronics as well as being a Chartered Engineer. I also was involved with the last IEEE regs (not the latest) and ran at one stage a company that designed and...
  20. deema

    Helping at a repair cafe

    I’m going to be ‘Charlie’ of Clarksons farm! I’m rather surprised by the suggestion that unqualified people are dabbling at repairing electrical items. When as is almost certain, a fire or worse still someone gets electrocuted who carry’s the liability and possible prosecution? Fixing stuff is...
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