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  1. Hi, I investigated cheaper options for ceramic...

    Hi,
    I investigated cheaper options for ceramic bandsaw guides and found there are all kinds of ceramic bandsaw guides at: SpaceAge Ceramics | Band Saw Accessories, Thrust Bearings, Band Saw Guides,...
  2. I have since come across an earlier version of...

    I have since come across an earlier version of the Record 148 instructions printed before my all English version and the multi-language version as scanned in by the original poster.
    It's battered...
  3. Record 148 Dowelling Jig - English only instructions

    Well it only took about 2+ years but here is a PDF with the Record 148 instructions all in English.
    Please note that the pictures are not as good as the ones in the multilanguage instructions so it...
  4. Thread: Brace bits

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    I believe the auger bits without wings are for...

    I believe the auger bits without wings are for boring into end grain.
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    Hi, the Lund plane with the metal L plate on the...

    Hi,
    the Lund plane with the metal L plate on the bottom is a rebate plane.
    The purpose of the L plate is to keep the right hand (looking down from above) corner of the plane a nice sharp square...
  6. Sticky: Bridle Planes - what they sold for

    The pair of bridle planes (plough and fillister) that I mentioned in a previous post sold for New Zealand $280 - roughly $250 in Australian dollars.
  7. Sticky: Nice pair of bridle planes with ebony arms - plough and fillister

    These 2 wooden planes are currently on the New Zealand TradeMe (=ebay.nz) website.
    Lots of photos so you can see the contruction.
    Here's the link:...
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    Try the Triton forum in this website

    Try the Triton forum in this website
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    Hi, I have a WAP Alto (now Nilfish) dust...

    Hi,
    I have a WAP Alto (now Nilfish) dust extractor (=workshop vacuum cleaner) with a long hose for connecting to portable power tools and a mains power socket for the power tool - with the latter,...
  10. Thread: Pin nailer

    by paul.cleary
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    Hi, I found it useful wrt the Makita cordless...

    Hi,
    I found it useful wrt the Makita cordless pin nailer to read the reviews of it on amazon.com to get actual experiences.
    Paul
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    With your Makita tool being 18V, then this is a...

    With your Makita tool being 18V, then this is a good match to an 18V Lithium battery as very commonly used these days on many cordless tools, e.g. Makita.
    Your only problem is finding a lithium...
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    Hi Paul, yeh, the fence on my Hammer N4400 does...

    Hi Paul,
    yeh, the fence on my Hammer N4400 does that little twitch to the right on the final locking tight.
    I have learnt to make allowance for it doing this which is fine for most of my cutting as...
  14. Hi Skilsaw, this post is about your 13-052...

    Hi Skilsaw,
    this post is about your 13-052 combination plane. I own one of these and I have difficulty sourcing cutter blades for it but for another reason than length.
    Warning - older Stanley 55...
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    Hi, Knurl is correct that Ni-Cd chargers should...

    Hi,
    Knurl is correct that Ni-Cd chargers should not be used on NiMh batteries. Ni-Mh chargers normally rely on the fact that when a Ni-Mh battery gets to the point that it is fully charged there is...
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    Well, hand routers that are user quality are not...

    Well, hand routers that are user quality are not selling for that much in New Zealand on TradeMe (=NZ version of eBay).
    Recent sales were $25, $52 and $55 (NZ $)
    Collector quality ones are offered...
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    Derek, good timing as I am putting a...

    Derek,
    good timing as I am putting a cyclone-based dust collector for my Hammer bandsaw and seeing your setup in photos is helpful.
    Some questions:
    Did you make a new insert for the bandsaw table...
  19. I had one of these. Sharpening and adjusting the...

    I had one of these. Sharpening and adjusting the blades to cut evenly was a PITA.
    Junked it and bought a Makita planer with replaceable blades - made life much easier.
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    Yes, I agree with Chris above. I had some scary...

    Yes, I agree with Chris above.
    I had some scary moments cross-cutting roundish logs for firewood and they started rolling and then jammed & deformed the blade.
    So I had to build a cross-cutting...
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    There must be some factory in China pumping these...

    There must be some factory in China pumping these out - I was looking today at one in a local importer, TopmaQ, which looks identical to the ones in the video but it went by the brand name of Doye....
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    I have owned a Hammer N4400 for 7+ years now. My...

    I have owned a Hammer N4400 for 7+ years now. My experience is:
    * Never buy a bandsaw that you can't physically inspect before the purchase.
    * The table is at times too small in area, particularly...
  23. NZ: Vintage Rogers Mitre Planer by Langdon Mitre Box Co.

    See this link:
    https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1825950301
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    Hi, to bkrull - I have almost the same DMT...

    Hi,
    to bkrull - I have almost the same DMT diamond plates you have (X-Coarse, Coarse, Fine) but after the fine I do the last hone on a 6000 waterstone (just needs a little spray of water and not a...
  25. My thanks to both Ian and Ian W. for the ideas...

    My thanks to both Ian and Ian W. for the ideas for replacements.
    I've investigated a bit more and found cheaper sources of silver steel here in NZ so I'll run with that.
    The Veritas plane rods are...
  26. Replacement rods for a Stanley 13-052 plough plane

    I recently acquired cheaply a Stanley 13-052 plough plane.
    However the rods that the fence slides on are rusty and pitted making it difficult to adjust the fence, so I want to replace them.
    This...
  27. NZ: Tool Chest with half set of Hollow & Round planes

    For people to look at - a tool chest on the NZ TradeMe website which features a set of Hollows & Rounds planes.
    See: https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1809463955
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    I have the Starrett 150mm combination square in...

    I have the Starrett 150mm combination square in metric only markings.
    I find myself using the smaller Starrett square for lots of things, e.g. setting marking gauges, checking groove depths, etc....
  29. Yes, the person doesn't understand the dynamics...

    Yes, the person doesn't understand the dynamics of how TradeMe auctions for tools work.
    My personal recommendation to the seller would be to accept that it's high risk for anyone buying an auction...
  30. Extreme Case of inherited handtools nightmare

    On the NZ TradeMe site (= New Zealand's version of eBay) there are a bunch of for-sale postings featuring Stanley 45s, 55s, bench planes, etc.
    The person inherited all these from their father-in-law...
  31. Hi D.W. what's a "booth dealer"? It's not a term...

    Hi D.W. what's a "booth dealer"? It's not a term that I'm familiar with here in New Zealand
    Thanks, Paul
  32. BobL, this is the best set of advice I've seen...

    BobL,
    this is the best set of advice I've seen on this topic.
    Judging by the rubbish that's in the Tools section of the Antiques & Collectables part of the NZ TradeMe (=eBay) website the world is...
  33. As the poster who mentioned the idea of buying a...

    As the poster who mentioned the idea of buying a Veritas shooting board plane, I'll have to retract that idea given the prices as stated in the post above. $250 vs $500 makes it a reasonable...
  34. Buying a Stanley Type 51 as a user plane at the...

    Buying a Stanley Type 51 as a user plane at the auction prices in the 1st posting makes no sense to me when a Veritas Shooting Board plane can be bought new from axminster.co.uk for NZ $519 (= AU...
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    Hi, would you please let me know the model? code...

    Hi,
    would you please let me know the model? code for those Bosch blades? Would they fit an ordinary professional quality jigsaw in your opinion?
    Thanks
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    Thanks for the review and I went off and read the...

    Thanks for the review and I went off and read the marketing descriptions on Bosch's website.
    I have a question about when you use this to cut thick timbers - when I use my Makita jigsaw on timbers...
  37. Hi, one thing to check out with the Hammer N4400...

    Hi,
    one thing to check out with the Hammer N4400 is whether the wiring to your workshop can handle the extra current demanded by this bandsaw?
    I had to go up to a 15Amp wall socket and...
  38. More information about why Bunnings failed with...

    More information about why Bunnings failed with Homebase in the UK:
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/mar/30/homebase-is-undoubtedly-the-most-disastrous-retail-acquisition-in-the-uk-ever...
  39. **** warning: gross generalisation based on...

    **** warning: gross generalisation based on current holiday in the UK *****
    Some more information about Bunning's behaviour in their Homebase stores in the UK.
    When they took over, they got rid of...
  40. Bunnings fails miserably to get a foothold in the UK - shops sold off for 1 GBP

    Article about how Bunnings bought a "DIY" shop chain in the UK, fired all the senior management and then failed to attract the British shopper.
    They had to exit by selling the chain for 1 GBP
    See:...
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    Hi Brainstrust, that's an interesting mini-mill...

    Hi Brainstrust,
    that's an interesting mini-mill log holder for the bandsaw.
    Can you post more pictures of it please?
    Did you buy it commercially?
    Thanhs
    Paul
  42. Thread: O dear

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    I did lots of internet searching after seeing...

    I did lots of internet searching after seeing this in the local Mitre 10 store and wondering what exactly is this?
    There's a youtube video of someone in the USA taking one apart to see how it is...
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    Nice set of Titan chisels

    Hi,
    the NZ ebay website (trademe) has what looks to be a standard set of late model Titan chisels for sale.
    Posting this here because of the pictures that accompany the auction which are...
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    Hi Derek, out of interest, how did you ensure...

    Hi Derek,
    out of interest, how did you ensure your 2 scribed lines matched the width of your combination planes?
    Thanks
    Paul
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    Derek, thanks for this review - it really should...

    Derek,
    thanks for this review - it really should be titled "How to create a good dado with a combination plane"
    It has inspired me to dig out the Stanley 13-050 and run some trials during the...
  46. As the OP, I am amazed this thread is still alive...

    As the OP, I am amazed this thread is still alive although it has morphed off into a completely different topic.
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    Hi Jim, thanks for the enjoyable chuckle on...

    Hi Jim,
    thanks for the enjoyable chuckle on this.
    I must plead guilty as well to overbuying of plough planes - since I posted, I have bought a Stanley 13-050 combo plane and followed this up with a...
  48. Hi Graeme, definitely metric as the chisels have...

    Hi Graeme,
    definitely metric as the chisels have the words 19mm and 22mm engraved on their blades.
    Must have been the last generation of Stanley chisels made in Australia?
    Paul
    PS Apologies for...
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    My experience - I had a reliable Hitachi 7.2Volt...

    My experience - I had a reliable Hitachi 7.2Volt drill I used around the house. The battery died so I had it repacked and this lasted about 3 years before the battery died again (It seems Nicad...
  50. Hi Ratbag, thanks for the detailed answer and...

    Hi Ratbag,
    thanks for the detailed answer and based on this, I now have a 19mm and a 22mm Australian-made Stanley chisel for general bench work. These are odd sizes, so pleased to get them.
    Cheers...
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