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    The above posters have largely given you what you...

    The above posters have largely given you what you needed but I offer the following. If buying a even trade quality tool at a garage sale, at bargain price or not, make sure it has the parts &...
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    Where you got (perhaps hired) the larger floor...

    Where you got (perhaps hired) the larger floor sander from will likely have specialist sanders for the edging. They look like a large chrome coloured orbital sander designed for doing the edges just...
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    For what it's worth to the OP, I use the drill...

    For what it's worth to the OP, I use the drill for driving only very small screws with the clutch let right out for screw setting. All the bigger stuff not requiring setting gets hit with the impact...
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    Yep, I made a pair using hand tools at trade...

    Yep, I made a pair using hand tools at trade school in the 70s. They remained in service for years.
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    http://www.basswoodmodular.com

    http://www.basswoodmodular.com
  6. I have a Makita 5740NB, bought to do a one-off...

    I have a Makita 5740NB, bought to do a one-off job when I didn't have a saw available. Aluminium base, 7 1/4", 2 blades, maybe $120 or so, it was a few years ago. It doesn't get daily work but gets...
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    Another who agrees with being too many but it it...

    Another who agrees with being too many but it it what it is.
    Do you want to hang it off a nailbag like I do? If so your choice has just been culled to a very few. That feature alone was a must for...
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    Notwithstanding the need to cut large beams and...

    Notwithstanding the need to cut large beams and panelling (?) if you can get away with a non-slider your purchase price drops by half and by half again if you buy secondhand. And it's much lighter...
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    Yeast can be removed by filtration and those who...

    Yeast can be removed by filtration and those who keg their brews can do this but don't forget you need the yeast for second fermentation if you bottle carbonate.

    The yeast will become dormant and...
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    http://www.basswoodmodular.com

    http://www.basswoodmodular.com
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    https://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=957...

    https://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=95748&highlight=metabo+fein+capacitor+gerhard
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    I can't seem to go back far enough in the...

    I can't seem to go back far enough in the archives of this site yet to dig out my old thread but it was Gerhard from Holland who helped me out, remember him?

    In any case, mine blew when I was...
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    This is not my field of expertise but that looks...

    This is not my field of expertise but that looks like a "noise suppressant" capacitor to me. I had one fail on a large Metabo drill years ago. Sought advice on here, wealth of information comes...
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    If you're constructing you will have a...

    If you're constructing you will have a multi-pocket nail bag to use.
    If you're in the workshop you will have bench space and plastic containers.
    Keep it simple.

    Although always searching for...
  15. FOX brand of scms used to have a model with...

    FOX brand of scms used to have a model with system similar to Festool, a quick goggle will reveal it. I've never used one but believe they were available here. Both BOSCH & MILWAUKEE used to have...
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    Gilbows for me, always reliable. I did pick up a...

    Gilbows for me, always reliable. I did pick up a small pair of Protos which are pretty good and a monstrous pair of Samsons that only Samson himself could use, they are so big. But I'll always...
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    In another life I used to work in the office of...

    In another life I used to work in the office of an old family owned reptition engineering firm. It had been around since the forties and handed down from father to son, I worked for the son, himself...
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    Leave the sanders in the cupboard this time

    The problem is the shape of the surface, not what has to be removed. It's my opinion traditional sanders are not worth much here. Too many shapes, too many curves, perhaps carvings, no flat...
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    I learnt on an old 4" Makita in the '70s, a real...

    I learnt on an old 4" Makita in the '70s, a real workhorse but inglorious and inflexible. I currently use an old Bosch PBS75. It gets used for everything including linishing. Cheap, flexible, easy...
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    Machine for small work

    Unsure where to post this so will try here first. I have been making small wooden and bone instrument parts, mainly for banjos, by hand for some time now but there has to be an easier way.

    My...
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    Thanks for the responses, they gave me courage to...

    Thanks for the responses, they gave me courage to open things up and search for specifics. I found the earthwire disconnected after its nut had vibrated loose and crackled and slightly brittle...
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    Bench grinder fail

    I have an EPTS (Adelaide) branded 6" 1/2hp bench grinder with the old-fashioned push-pull switch giving me good service until recently. With buffing wheel attached I had just completed buffing a...
  23. How many in Oz cut and fit the large crown...

    How many in Oz cut and fit the large crown mouldings like they do in the US? Very few is my guess. Over there those boys work in a different world; they lay their mouldings FLAT on the table and use...
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    Here's what I use. ...

    Here's what I use.

    http://www.rickswoodshopcreations.com/miscellaneous/rust_removal.htm

    Try it on scrap first if you're tentative. Strip the item down bare first. I do mine on a bench just...
  25. Wot he said. :aro-u:

    Wot he said. :aro-u:
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    Modern folk are horrified when you start tapping...

    Modern folk are horrified when you start tapping their plasterboard walls, aren't they?
    The only one I've ever had, a GMC REDEYE, was purchased for $20 at a woodworking expo in Jeff's Shed years...
  27. I started out on the old radial arm saws and used...

    I started out on the old radial arm saws and used them daily. Although they are capable of a great deal, I advise caution to those using them today, they need a different approach and can bite if...
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    I'm not on the tools anymore, nowadays its just a...

    I'm not on the tools anymore, nowadays its just a part-time thing yet I still have a small selection of purchased-as-needed cordless tools, Makitas. I still have the occasionally needed corded...
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    Bought mine in 1978 as a first year apprentice,...

    Bought mine in 1978 as a first year apprentice, cost me $125, more than twice my weekly wage at the time. In a previous post on here I wrote similar comments others have written above. The thing is...
  30. Thread: Chainsaw

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    Chainsaw

    If it was closer to me I would place a bid:

    Chain Saw Petrol May be Two stroke Collectors Item Looks Like First one made | eBay
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    I've cut brushes to size by rubbing them along a...

    I've cut brushes to size by rubbing them along a fine hacksaw blade.

    And never bring your new chainsaw home in it's box and assemble it on the lounge floor if SWMBO is having a girlfriend over who...
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    Chittay... You timed yourself at 11:20min in a...

    Chittay... You timed yourself at 11:20min in a saw cut?

    Little tip: lay the old saw flat on a bench and rub a large whetstone along the side of the teeth; same with the other side. The purists...
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    Far from pathetic. An interesting opening post...

    Far from pathetic. An interesting opening post and I caught myself smiling as I read it. Courage, determination, inginuity, success, willingness to share, and a comedic taint. Well done sire.
    ...
  34. Never thought I'd be reminiscing like an old...

    Never thought I'd be reminiscing like an old phart but here I am.

    The old manual jobby with the L shaped handle is what we used and I think I may even still have it; not so sure about getting the...
  35. I doubt if it was magnesium; more like a...

    I doubt if it was magnesium; more like a cardboard backing being impregnated with something like sulphur, no pun intended to the condom thinkers. We used to dig the end of a screwdriver into the...
  36. Agreed; and Damian's links support his claims.

    Agreed; and Damian's links support his claims.
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    Multi-tool blades can be sharpened. Prior to...

    Multi-tool blades can be sharpened. Prior to xmas last year there were some waiting for collection at a trade tools store I visited that had been sent off to be sharpened at a cost of $17 each.
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    I had a mid-sized karcher and it was a hooer of a...

    I had a mid-sized karcher and it was a hooer of a thing. It often seized, the loose leafed 198 language whole-of-rainforest manual was useless and totally impractical, there was no obvious place or...
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    Rust: Has anyone else discovered that a lot of...

    Rust: Has anyone else discovered that a lot of old tools and equipment dont actually rust at all?

    And no matter how good the saw, no matter how expensive, it WILL need attention. The tips of...
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    And let us not forget eyesight. Things aren;t as...

    And let us not forget eyesight.
    Things aren;t as clear for me as they once were particularly on 10-12 pointers. I refuse to get prescription glasses; that would be a sign of becoming an old phart....
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    Tools, we all know how things are with the...

    Tools,
    we all know how things are with the SWTSMBO, we're all married to her sisters.

    IanW,
    I've seen saw doctors move a gas torch along the full length of a handsaw in a vice but allowing the...
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    My very first saw was a new Disston 6 pointer...

    My very first saw was a new Disston 6 pointer bought while I was still at school. I had sharpened it occasionally but when it came time to set it I broke teeth off everywhere and couldn't understand...
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    Never under-estimate the tools of yesteryear. We...

    Never under-estimate the tools of yesteryear. We used those little hand drills (and brace & bits for the bigger stuff) all the time when I was on the tools fulltime. Today, whenever I come across...
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    Tools4me, listen to the sage advice of Virgil. ...

    Tools4me, listen to the sage advice of Virgil. But before you race off to the markets and garage sales, know what you need to cut. Cutting mdf is a bloody long way from ripping down long lengths...
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    I have one of these close by...

    I have one of these close by...
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    Not an uncommon thing for those working with rods...

    Not an uncommon thing for those working with rods all the time, and for those working in humid conditions. If you're only an occasional user, empty the rods into a baking tray and put 'em into...
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    Ah, the old piece of hardwood on the benchtop...

    Ah, the old piece of hardwood on the benchtop with rotex & blonde. Bewdy. Those unexposed to such things will no doubt learn a few sanding tips; I did and was grateful to be shown but that's where...
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    When researching this myself in recent months, I...

    When researching this myself in recent months, I found the Makita BO6040 to be the closest thing I know of to a RO150; last I looked it sold for around $600, the Rotex about $940. $600 is still a...
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    God was just about done creating humans, but he...

    God was just about done creating humans, but he had two parts left over. He couldn't decide how to split them between Adam and Eve so He thought He might just as well ask them. He told them one of...
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    Malb is on the money as usual but I differ on one...

    Malb is on the money as usual but I differ on one single point. Forget the BS. Briggs N Friggin' Nogo have never been on my party list and in an isolated rural setting you will want this thing to...
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