I did see that product but the fact it was called Zoo hardware put me off.from Zoo hardware
As I think I said earlier the Trend jigs will also work with a 20mm bit and a 24mm guide bush to give you the 10mm radius curve that you need for radiused hinges - that's how we deal with the radiused hinges on commercial jobs. Use that lots of times. The important thing is the difference in diameters between the cutter and the guide bush - which for 12/16mm and 20/24mm is the sameWell I have changed the plan, radiused seemed good when I was going to use my 20mm router bit in a home made jig but now have the offer to use a hinge jig from Trend and that uses a 16mm bush with a 12mm cutter so square hinges is now the way forward, just will have to square those corners.
Torx are great until some clown paints or lacquers over them then you'll never get the bit in the hole (on smaller recesses) - so I am wary of using them for something that may need to come off in the futureI agree that for many jobs Torx is the way to go, especially for making life quick and easy but if you want that traditional look then you are stuck with the good old slotted head, yes the type you cannot rush and often end up driving the last bit home with a screwdriver so as not to mess up the head.
Well known brand in commercial fit-outs. Same sort of quality as other makes like Star or ArroneI did see that product but the fact it was called Zoo hardware put me off.
I agree that for many jobs Torx is the way to go, especially for making life quick and easy but if you want that traditional look then you are stuck with the good old slotted head, yes the type you cannot rush and often end up driving the last bit home with a screwdriver so as not to mess up the head.
I will admit that I was not impressed with driving the 4 inch 5mm slotted screws in that hold my toilet pan down, countersunk with raised head. It makes you realise how much work the poor old cordless driver has to do. It also takes me back to when there were no cordless drivers and we had to use yankees or just screwdrivers but then I was young.I do understand the liking for slotted screws in some settings.
I did see that product but the fact it was called Zoo hardware put me off.
We are very limited up here, there are local Screwfix / Toolstation and some builders merchants but for more choice I need to do at least a seventy mile round trip. That is about the same to my nearest wood supplier as well so planing is important. Having emigrated from the south I do notice the lack of outlets up here and you do tend to fall back to online and hope, hence why I ask for peoples experience.have a couple of local ironmongers who will order pretty much anything and know their stuff, this is better than ordering online and being dissapointed.
For some reason the suppliers think providing something is better than nothing but as we know most of the time the screws, rawlplugs, washers etc are just sub standard and don't get used so why include them. The same could be said for bandsaws, why include a shieeete blade that just damages the company reputation when most people would be happy to get it with a decent blade that allows the machine to deliver it's best. I recently fitted a new shower enclosure and that was all very good quality except the decorative bits on the top of the uprights, just absolute plastic garbage. I sourced some nice metal knobs that were slightly smaller and look so much better than the shinny plastic chrome supplied. It seems that at some point they run out of cash or get close to exceeding the assigned budget and so cut corners and chop things out so as to achieve financial target, it is how the bean counters often work and they have no perception of good engineering.Don't get me started on the screws, why do they even bother including them, how much more would it cost to include screws that aren't made of cheese?
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