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    I received an email last week from Makita with...

    I received an email last week from Makita with redemption specials of free items when you buy selected goods, google Makita Redemptions and you will see what is currently on offer, I assume the other...
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    Nice one, it is good to get rid of them. I think...

    Nice one, it is good to get rid of them. I think you will find that another cat will move in now that one isn’t there to defend its territory

    On another note, we stayed at a B&B recently and the...
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    I have the 18v Makita one and it is far from...

    I have the 18v Makita one and it is far from gutless and would happily buy again. The Ryobi stuff is handyman gear so any of the other brands you mentioned will be far superior to it.

    Pick a...
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    I needed another track for my Festool saw today...

    I needed another track for my Festool saw today so went to Total Tools to get one, the Festool one is $215 and the Makita $99
    I got them both out and there is more play in the Makita one but you can...
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    Do you think they added the extra keel for...

    Do you think they added the extra keel for stability for the cabin when it was added or for the bigger motor?

    It is not ideal to have your prop too exposed if you intend on navigating a lot of...
  6. Thread: Dovetail table

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    The looks great. did you mill and dry the timber...

    The looks great.
    did you mill and dry the timber yourself or get it done?
  7. My local Bunnings loses over 2 million a year to...

    My local Bunnings loses over 2 million a year to theft and I don’t think that is unusual for them

    4 foot Stabila levels down the tracksuit pants even dropsaws get pinched.
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    Congratulations Dom, the doors look great. The...

    Congratulations Dom, the doors look great. The proportions work well too
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    I would ditch the tape idea and just use Sika...

    I would ditch the tape idea and just use Sika Pro or equivalent, it will hold up just fine externally as is commonly used externally on commercial projects

    Set the glass into a bead of Sika and...
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    If not using putty I assume you are using a...

    If not using putty I assume you are using a timber glazing bead?
    If it was me I wouldn’t bother with the tape and would use a polyurethane sealant rather than silicone or you could use a mastic and...
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    Yes I took the Metabo out of the box to have a...

    Yes I took the Metabo out of the box to have a closer look at it and asked the salesman for some paper to check it and the hole pattern from the standard paper blocked a lot of the holes which turned...
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    Interesting you say that, I went in to my local...

    Interesting you say that, I went in to my local tool shop to buy the Metabo but found all the sanding disks they sold did not fit the hole pattern including Norton
    I ended up coughing up the $$ and...
  13. Thread: Amazing idea

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    Hi just as easy to unscrew a polycarbonate...

    Hi

    just as easy to unscrew a polycarbonate sheet as a metal one ......both don’t offer security
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    I have got a set of English made Marples I bought...

    I have got a set of English made Marples I bought 35 years ago and are fantastic. I don’t think the current ones would be in that league though but still a great buy.
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    FF makes a good point, do you want to hold colour...

    FF makes a good point, do you want to hold colour or go silver?

    I recently did a big job with over a thousand metres of tallowood cladding and it was coated with the Cutex but the intention was to...
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    I will be laying a Blackbutt deck soon and plan...

    I will be laying a Blackbutt deck soon and plan to use Cutek with one of their tints. I prefer the natural oil look but it doesn’t hold up over time
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    Yes sorry you are right it was Dolmar not Poulan...

    Yes sorry you are right it was Dolmar not Poulan I was thinking of.
    For me, the chainsaw is just an addition to my range of cordless Makita gear so starting with a seperate brand is not an...
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    Euge this is the saw I bought and a comparison to...

    Euge this is the saw I bought and a comparison to give you some perspective to petrol saws
    I already have two stihl saws but the ease of battery is appealing at times
    Makita know a bit about...
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    I just bought the 36volt Makita one as I have...

    I just bought the 36volt Makita one as I have plenty of their batteries already. Haven’t taken it out of the box yet but reviews are impressive
    i was prompted to buy it as I just went away camping...
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    The formula for an easygoing staircase is 2x rise...

    The formula for an easygoing staircase is 2x rise +1x tread (2r+t) = 585-625mm.

    If you are doing extended treads the maximum riser you want is 190mm
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    I would be gluing the joints to ensure they stay...

    I would be gluing the joints to ensure they stay tight and keep out the moisture.
    Not gluing them with the view to making maintenance easier is only going to bring the maintenance requirements on...
  22. Thread: Tiny House

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    If the property is zones environmentally...

    If the property is zones environmentally sensitive or an environmental protection zone you may not be allowed to run livestock on the property.
    All of this information would be available on the...
  23. Thread: Tiny House

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    Absolutely. Even on rural acreage there are...

    Absolutely.
    Even on rural acreage there are stipulations as to if you can build a home on it and where, if you are near a watercourse there are exclusion zones to prevent contamination. There are...
  24. Thread: Tiny House

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    Keep in mind that their first point of reference...

    Keep in mind that their first point of reference will be the lands zoning, even if they don’t mind your idea if the zoning dies not allow such development you will have a process and cost involved to...
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    Shouldnt be a problem to meet compliance then .

    Shouldnt be a problem to meet compliance then .
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    Yes but you forget that this higher density on...

    Yes but you forget that this higher density on the property can impact on the neighbors increase traffic on a local road, what about household rubbish removal and sewerage issues?
    If you are left to...
  27. Thread: Tiny House

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    Ray is on the money, any info you get here means...

    Ray is on the money, any info you get here means little

    You will have a number of compliance codes that you will need to satisfy, the first will be if the zoning of the land is appropriate for...
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    If you plan on leaving the bath in then look for...

    If you plan on leaving the bath in then look for a company like Ray has suggested. I have no experience with the DIY options available
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    I find this product good to prep the surface ...

    I find this product good to prep the surface

    https://www.bunnings.com.au/chemtech-1l-rust-off-remover_p1107356
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    I find this to be very durable on metal surfaces...

    I find this to be very durable on metal surfaces and you can touch it up if needed
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/white-knight-rust-guard-310g-flat-white-epoxy-enamel-spray-paint_p1567108

    comes in...
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    Depends on the extent of your renovation but new...

    Depends on the extent of your renovation but new baths are cheap to buy but there is the installation aspect to consider
    Repainting baths insitu is not as good as having them sent away and...
  32. Battery adaptability aside I would be first...

    Battery adaptability aside I would be first looking at the improvements of the old skins to the newer offerings.
    They latest offerings are a lot more sophisticated and produce more torque and power...
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    I have the cordless Makita router and it is...

    I have the cordless Makita router and it is fantastic, I only got it in standard form as that suits my needs but there is a very cool offset base you can get that would be worth considering
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    Whilst I know nothing about the seller or item they are selling I wouldn’t be surprised if they consider the item to still be for sale until they have money in their hands.
    The old way of doing...
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    This method would work the best for you, the...

    This method would work the best for you, the spade bits are far superior in getting a detailed hole in that situation, an auger bit would be another option
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    The advantage of paint is that yo7 can give them...

    The advantage of paint is that yo7 can give them a bit of a freshen up coat when needed, being a camper I would expect it will cop a bit of abuse. The other option would be a clear coat or a stain...
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    Just be mindful if you live in an area with a lot...

    Just be mindful if you live in an area with a lot of wildlife that the poison kills a lot of birds and animals that eat the mice that have ingested the poison
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    I had a job where I had to plane down lots of...

    I had a job where I had to plane down lots of aluminium extrusion, ended up with 2 garbage bags full of ally shavings :C
    didnt enjoy it much but it did the job ok.
  39. Just a bit of feedback FYI. My carpenter mate has...

    Just a bit of feedback FYI. My carpenter mate has had the Makita one but recently also bought the Festool one and said it is a much better unit.
    i have the Festool unit myself but it comes at a...
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    Nice job, well done. i have used a router and...

    Nice job, well done.
    i have used a router and electric plane on aluminium. Works fine but very noisy
  41. NEW The slides on both my Makita saws develop a bit...

    The slides on both my Makita saws develop a bit of surface rust as well, I would not be concerned it is an indication of poor quality
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    I have a 1949 Willy’s Ute :) Nice project you...

    I have a 1949 Willy’s Ute :)

    Nice project you have there, will be interested to see what you do with the cab.
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    There are some pretty average reviews out there...

    There are some pretty average reviews out there on the reliability of the Triton routers, is it warranted or are people in general happy with them?
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    Do you think cheap power would be a game changer...

    Do you think cheap power would be a game changer for industry here? And do you think it would be cheap anyhow?
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    You basically need to do whatever is required to...

    You basically need to do whatever is required to remove the pocket covers,
    Can you prise the covering trim off enough to get a hacksaw blade or multi tool in to cut the nails holding it in? or use...
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    See to me that is more offensive, if I can’t say...

    See to me that is more offensive, if I can’t say it in public then it shouldn’t be said behind closed doors, that is the hypocrisy of it all.
    It seems that if you are short, fat and bald Anglo...
  47. Thread: Joke

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    Yes got to say I am a fan of politically...

    Yes got to say I am a fan of politically incorrect jokes, mainly because I object to the premise of PC.
    People need to lighten up a bit and laugh at themselves and others. There is no disrespect...
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    I agree with the above, I have bits that are over...

    I agree with the above, I have bits that are over 20 years old that have never come out of the box.
    I think it is better value to buy bits specific to the job at hand
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    A number of Sydney councils run that system too,...

    A number of Sydney councils run that system too, I suspect that doing it this way, less rubbish ends up being collected ( cost saving measure) just the same I think it is a better way of doing it.
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    I think it often has nothing to do with the state...

    I think it often has nothing to do with the state of the economy but more how the media portrays it. You only need a couple of front page headlines to the effect of we are in for a boom or a bust and...
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