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  1. I bought a cheap unit second hand. Detroit Double...

    I bought a cheap unit second hand. Detroit Double Green Crossline Laser Lever with Wall&Floor Clamp Bracket | Total Tools (I paid $150 used, and does not have the clamp).
    Has 3 power options. Fits...
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    All things being equal with specs, an extra 1k or...

    All things being equal with specs, an extra 1k or 2k for a saw stop could save much more than if an injury occurs. Read BobL posts on some of his Men's Shed experiences.

    Festool is about to...
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    Yellow Octopus expects supply problems in a...

    Yellow Octopus expects supply problems in a couple of months.
    One furniture retailer is looking to Vietnam.

    Unfortunately Australia does not have the manufacturing industry it once had.
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    Not likely to work with electronic ballast. ...

    Not likely to work with electronic ballast.

    With iron core ballast, you will need to change the starter to an LED starter (which is more like a fuse). If you just remove the starter you will have...
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    Yep its a bargain but how would I transport it?...

    Yep its a bargain but how would I transport it? (On top of an extension ladder.) Where would I keep it and what would I use it on?
    It is still a bargain if cut down to 3 metres but I still have the...
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    Sydney Tools Sydney Tools...

    Sydney Tools Sydney Tools $299
    Total Tools Makita 18V 165mm Brushless Circular Saw Right-hand Blade Skin Only DHS660Z | Total Tools $299
    It appears that Makita has a fixed retail price. If you can...
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    Here is a quick example of an item I am dreaming...

    Here is a quick example of an item I am dreaming of buying.
    Makita 18V 165mm Li-lon Cordless Circular Saw - Skin Only $299 looks like the regular retail price at the tool shops.
    Then eBay Makita...
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    My experience working with an electrician - you...

    My experience working with an electrician - you can replace your standard fluro tubes with LED tubes BUT the regular starter is replaced with a special LED type starter fuse and it can have an iron...
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    And it does not appear to have a handle. I...

    And it does not appear to have a handle.

    I often find that there are no bargains on eBay. Many things are way over priced. Yes it always pays to research the regular retail price of an item.
    And...
  10. Thread: Eyes Checked

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    Lloyd had to see the doctor for his employment...

    Lloyd had to see the doctor for his employment medical. As part of this he had his eyes checked and the doctor put in a couple of drops as part of the test.
    On the way home his vision got mighty...
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    I see you have had a riveting time. No doubt it...

    I see you have had a riveting time. No doubt it was a lot quieter than when the engine was done and more pleasant than doing hot rivets on a hot day.

    Drive motion has come up good. Steam dome will...
  12. Not sure of your access, if it has a ramp or...

    Not sure of your access, if it has a ramp or stairs.
    Perhaps something like this would help STAIR CLIMBER - 500KG TRACK for Rent - Kennards Hire Note capacity may not be sufficient for your machine...
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    Sometimes you can get a good buy from Gumtree. I...

    Sometimes you can get a good buy from Gumtree.
    I bought a sander which I had seen in a second hand store on line for $ 399 plus delivery. Then saw the same item on Gumtree for $ 280 and it was...
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    Spark arresting smoke stack indicating wood...

    Spark arresting smoke stack indicating wood burning boiler.
    Well turned Keith. Probably a lot easier to make than the tapered boiler.
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    You can please some of the people some of the...

    You can please some of the people some of the time but you cannot please all of the people all of the time.

    Are some of the activist just causing a commotion just for change?

    How come some...
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    "They" haven't found a way to tax you for...

    "They" haven't found a way to tax you for laughing yet!

    But I bet the government is working on it.
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  18. Thread: Damper

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    Traditional damper is done in foil or camp oven...

    Traditional damper is done in foil or camp oven in the camp fire. No thermometer or thermostat.
    While I say camp fire, it is more hot coals than fire.
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    Cross head guides for the cross head. Cross head...

    Cross head guides for the cross head. Cross head connects the piston rod to the connecting rod with the little end. Big end is on the crank which can be on the driven wheel, axle or crankshaft. ...
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    My jig is a sheet of melamine with pre drilled...

    My jig is a sheet of melamine with pre drilled holes. 1800 x 445mm 16mm ABS Pre Drilled Melamine Shelving | Bunnings Warehouse Cut down so I am only using one row of holes which I have drilled right...
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    When it comes down to the essentials, most...

    When it comes down to the essentials, most railway engines are the same when comparing them with wheel arrangement and power source. It is only the local embellishments that sets them apart.
    An...
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    To help find a solution can you provide an image...

    To help find a solution can you provide an image or good description of lid construction.
    Have you considered some sort of stay, even a couple of bits of sash cord?
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    You could always consider the cheaper end of the...

    You could always consider the cheaper end of the Makita range. Makita MT Series Router, 1000W M3601G — United Tools Burleigh or Makita MT Series 12.7mm (1/2in) Plunge Router, 1650W M3600G — United...
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    I started off with a 1/4" plunge router. When the...

    I started off with a 1/4" plunge router. When the lock mechanism wore out I bought a trimmer. Only used it for a short time. Difficult to adjust and hard to see what I was doing. This was my...
  25. Thread: Just HNY

    by Handyjack
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    It is always good to read your posts. Wishing...

    It is always good to read your posts.

    Wishing you and all Forum reader's the best for 2020.
    May you have success at what ever you do and good health.
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    Yes the boiler would not be the easiest to...

    Yes the boiler would not be the easiest to replicate with a tapered section. I would not be surprised if the taper is uneven with more at the top and less at the bottom.
    They came up with some odd...
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    VICTORIA The top can also be changed to take advantage of...

    The top can also be changed to take advantage of T-locs. Upgrade d'un aspirateur Festool CTL MIDI | TravaillerLeBois.com (you may need to translate the page.) I have done this with mine. Very happy.
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    Where to buy

    If you are buying Festool new, the price is basically fixed. If you can get to a retail outlet you may be able to handle the tool before purchase. If they do not have it in stock, no doubt they will...
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    No regret purchase

    When I started cutting boards and panels at home with a circular saw, the first problem was accurately cutting a straight line. To cut straight I bought a guide, but then I had to accurately place it...
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    Great for the fire. Sign at heritage steam...

    Great for the fire.

    Sign at heritage steam railway. "Thank you Santa. We wanted the coal."
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    Well done. Correct! Sorry its not mine....

    Well done. Correct!

    Sorry its not mine. Belongs to someone I do work for.
  32. The best advice I could give you is talk to the...

    The best advice I could give you is talk to the staff at your local paint shop like Paint Spot to steer you in the right direction. Be prepared to spend some money on decent brushes.
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    My bet is that this machine will hold drill bits...

    My bet is that this machine will hold drill bits less than 1mm.

    Can any one tell me what the machine is designed for?
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    WANTED:N.S.W.. Here is one available used. Festool Ts 75 Ebq-...

    Here is one available used. Festool Ts 75 Ebq- Plus Aus Plunge Cut Saw
    I do not see the TS 75 very often second hand. Blade condition is not shown, but does come with two clamps for track saw.
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    So is that what happened to Harold Holt? Or was...

    So is that what happened to Harold Holt?
    Or was he hidden in the pool that bears his name?
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    A few months ago I noticed the same thing in...

    A few months ago I noticed the same thing in Melbourne, yet the local stand alone hardware store has the bit alone about the same or cheaper than with the jig.
    Not sure what I am going to do with...
  37. I have been a member and volunteer of a society...

    I have been a member and volunteer of a society for over 35 years. Over this time the average age of volunteers has increased.
    In the last 18 months the number of policies and new requirements has...
  38. There is a Government department that I do casual...

    There is a Government department that I do casual work for. Five hours every four to six weeks. (Very casual.) I have been doing the same job (Technical Officer) for 28 years.
    It is only in the last...
  39. Thread: Newspaper?

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    What am I going to clean my paint brushes on...

    What am I going to clean my paint brushes on though?
  40. Thread: Peanuts

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    And I thought it was the circus joke with Peanuts...

    And I thought it was the circus joke with Peanuts the elephant.
  41. Thread: ANZ Bank

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    There are still robberies committed in banks....

    There are still robberies committed in banks. Previously it was done on the customer side of the counter and the police were called. Now it is done on the staff side and the police are not involved.
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    My son learnt to drive a Toyota Corolla, mine...

    My son learnt to drive a Toyota Corolla, mine since new, one year older than him. Once he got his licence at 18 he then drove it for the next 6 years. Had one minor bingle in the first 12 months that...
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    That is a really excellent repair. If you had not...

    That is a really excellent repair. If you had not pointed it out it would not have been seen.
    :2tsup:
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    With those trolleys, the wheels are soft. So do...

    With those trolleys, the wheels are soft. So do not leave them loaded or your wheels will not remain round.
  45. Thread: ANZ Bank

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    Of coarse there are "Late" fees. The customer is...

    Of coarse there are "Late" fees. The customer is dead.
    Good idea to redirect mail to current address and see if they can get money from the ground. Or you could give them the address of their head...
  46. N.S.W. If it was white it would be worth over $100. Made...

    If it was white it would be worth over $100. Made by Tanos so compatible with Festool systainers.
    Postage is a killer otherwise I would take it.
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    An Oldie but a Goodie. It came to mind when...

    An Oldie but a Goodie.

    It came to mind when the Victorian Government announced they were phasing out Old Growth timber harvesting.
  48. 5 years ago I tried to sell a car on GT. I live...

    5 years ago I tried to sell a car on GT. I live in Melbourne Vic. The car was 24 years old with out air conditioning.
    In minutes had an offer to buy the car for a person in the Northern Territory....
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    Those whose heads are below mine are vertically...

    Those whose heads are below mine are vertically challenged.

    Many companies do not employ tall staff. That way they are short staffed. :D
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    What you probably need is a caster in each corner...

    What you probably need is a caster in each corner that with the press of a lever becomes a solid pad.
    Another idea is a lever at each end that as you push down lifts the bench up on to wheels. When...
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