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    I would just like to be able to order framing...

    I would just like to be able to order framing pine at the moment.
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    This is the one I had. Failed under warrantee,...

    This is the one I had. Failed under warrantee, then failed again 3 months out of the repair warrantee. I was at CL Tools one stage and it was full of Makita reps, so I pinned them down about the...
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    The hikoki frame is defiantly heavier than the...

    The hikoki frame is defiantly heavier than the paslode, but it performs like a pneumatic nail gun. Paslode is fine when you are working with framing pine, but is useless with hardwood. This job I am...
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    Hit and miss with Hikoki. I have 2 Hikoki nail...

    Hit and miss with Hikoki. I have 2 Hikoki nail guns, a framer and a DA brad gun and they are the best nail guns since compressed air. Not sure how paslode even has a market now. I scored a free 36V...
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    IF you not committed to brand, the milwaukee is...

    IF you not committed to brand, the milwaukee is the most powerful drill I have used. After my makita drill died twice I replaced it with a milwaukee and it leaves all the others I have used for dead....
  6. Plywood is a horrible timber to cut, especially...

    Plywood is a horrible timber to cut, especially if it is cheap stuff. I am spoilt because I have a scoring blade, but if you don't then you can try the tape or score with a knife first. I have even...
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    Anther of BobL's patients here. Tis the reason I...

    Anther of BobL's patients here. Tis the reason I purchased a Clearvue cyclone. My setup still needs a lot of work, but then again so does my whole shop!
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    You guys, cmon, how come no one ever told me...

    You guys, cmon, how come no one ever told me about the paulk table?

    This is a game changer for me. A proper workbench I can take to a job site! I'll take a photo of our workbench on Monday for...
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    I got to first term in year 11, failed and got...

    I got to first term in year 11, failed and got sent back to repeat year 10. Damage was done, I rebelled, got kicked out. Interestingly, I did get the year 10 dux award for woodwork!

    Did a few...
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    You are just over the bridge from me Enfield Guy,...

    You are just over the bridge from me Enfield Guy, so I might come take a look next week if its still available. I am guessing that machine is well above the 500kg mark, and that's my biggest concern.
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    I have taken huge risks, several times now. Each...

    I have taken huge risks, several times now. Each time, there was a good chance that I could have lost the house. But my risks were well researched, and well calculated.

    I am a high school dropout...
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    It would run fine on a VFD. I have a big enough...

    It would run fine on a VFD. I have a big enough single phase feed to my shed. The power company might not like it though!
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    I am very tempted by this. I don't have 3 phase,...

    I am very tempted by this. I don't have 3 phase, but I can run that sort of current with a VFD. My main concern is weight and size. I was very close to buying a Laguna 16" which would actually cost...
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    BBQ Table from pallet wood

    I'm in a posting mood tonight. I have a bad habbit of making things from old scrap timber. Needed a table for a small BBQ we used to cook up lunch on Fridays, so I attacked an old pallet that was...
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    Just put up the post here: Inaugural tight lines...

    Just put up the post here: Inaugural tight lines comp - Contractor edition!

    The mitre was I used was the Makita DLS713Z 36V Cordless 190mm SCMS. Its primary use is for trims such as architraves...
  16. Inaugural tight lines comp - Contractor edition!

    NOTE: The images are original size so they could be critiqued. You might have to right click and open in new window to get them to resize. I don't know how to make them smaller on here. The gallery...
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    I am close to posting a box I made on a jobsite...

    I am close to posting a box I made on a jobsite recently. Had a young carpenter tell me the only way to get tight mitres on architraves was to use Festool, So I set out to prove him wrong.
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    What are you ripping and what finish are you...

    What are you ripping and what finish are you chasing?

    In my experience (construction) I don't recommend the frued/diablo blades, they are cheap rubbish, don't last, poor cut. Contractor throwaway...
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    IF you can start the drum by hand and it runs...

    IF you can start the drum by hand and it runs fine then its probably (99%) going to be the start/run capacitor.
  20. Thread: Dust Mask Advise

    by Pearo
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    This is what I use (original link got removed)...

    This is what I use (original link got removed) but its a 3M asbestos filter mask. 3M™ P2/P3 Asbestos/Dust Respirator Kit 7535

    I use this in addition to my dust extractor (Clearvue Cyclone),...
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    I was riding past the Brighton Health Campus...

    I was riding past the Brighton Health Campus (Brisbane) and asked if they were doing walk in's. Got a yes and scored a Pfizer. Second jab tomorrow.
  22. Thread: Gwen 12 Plan

    by Pearo
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    Well that's a thread revival if I have ever seen...

    Well that's a thread revival if I have ever seen one.

    I spent a good chunk of my childhood sailing Gwen 12's. The first boat I ever bough using my pocket money was a Gwen 12. The guy I bought it...
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    If you want dry rot, reeded side up is the go.

    If you want dry rot, reeded side up is the go.
  24. Thread: Jointer advice

    by Pearo
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    I turned a set of TC sheartec inserts on my...

    I turned a set of TC sheartec inserts on my jointer just recently, and another set of inserts on my 'portable' thicknesser just a few days later. Sharpening a set of 3 blades is much faster I think....
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    I can recommend the Makita. For me it was an easy...

    I can recommend the Makita. For me it was an easy decisions, I have Makita batteries, lots of. The other bonus was the 165mm blade, which is a lot easier to buy, the second is the AWS for duct...
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    Would you do this to your plunge saw?

    https://i.imgur.com/u7aul66.jpg

    Just replaced the wired festool with a makita battery plunge saw. Looks like the track is exactly the same, but the makita 1400mm track sells for $97 v festool's...
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    Saw Sharpening | Tool Sharpening | Combined Saw...

    Saw Sharpening | Tool Sharpening | Combined Saw and Knife is where I get most of my saw blades. They will even grind it to your specs. Mind you, they are only a 15 minute drive from my place, so its...
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    I have a makita jigsaw, not sure if its...

    I have a makita jigsaw, not sure if its brushless, but the soft start is a pain in the backside. Not a fan. Unfortunately it does not get enough use, so its hard to justify replacing it with another...
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    I have most brands in my trailer, makita, bosch,...

    I have most brands in my trailer, makita, bosch, hitachi, milwakuee, festool etc. I rate the tools based on how little time I get to spend using them, usually because I cant get them out of the hands...
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    I have been east to west and west to east almost...

    I have been east to west and west to east almost a dozen times in the last 5 or 6 years. All on the motorbike with a 350km range. In 2019 I did 5 Nullabor crossings on the bike.

    Just exclude...
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    I live right on the ocean, so the problem is bad...

    I live right on the ocean, so the problem is bad for me. Lanox is what I use on everything.

    Also helps to keep tools inside of closed cabinets where possible.
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    FWIW, there is (or was) a manufacturer that did...

    FWIW, there is (or was) a manufacturer that did make inverter splits that would run directly from solar, no grid and no battery. They were only pretty small units though, might get away with one to...
  33. I'll add some more common faults to this since I...

    I'll add some more common faults to this since I have repaired a few Danfoss units over the years, including some Waeco fridges. As I remember more, I'll add to it.

    Danfoss Bits:
    Blowing fuses...
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    I have some half arsed designs in Fusion 360 at...

    I have some half arsed designs in Fusion 360 at the moment. I am hoping to 3d print some blast gates at some point. Still working on a cheap way of doing it using DIY linear actuators. Been taking a...
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    I often bang on about safety, and how us (ex)...

    I often bang on about safety, and how us (ex) tradies get complacent using power tools. But to be honest, I have never even heard of chaps and I have been regularly swinging a chainsaw for many...
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    I used liquid nails to hold skirting to the brick...

    I used liquid nails to hold skirting to the brick downstairs at my place. Been going strong for 4 years now. I did not use anything to hold it in place, just applied toe glue and stuck it too the...
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    The printed surfaces are much smoother than you...

    The printed surfaces are much smoother than you would expect (or at least with the Prusa). Sure they are not PVC quality, but I still struggle to comprehend how good these printed parts come out.
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    The 6" Bellmouth is actually 275mm, with a 57mm...

    The 6" Bellmouth is actually 275mm, with a 57mm radius. It was supposed to be 225mm, I thought I had copied what you posted earlier in this thread! Must have typed the number in wrong. Its fixed now....
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    Just for interest, here is some of the stuff I...

    Just for interest, here is some of the stuff I have done so far, mainly for practice. Other that the dust chute (incomplete) only the aforementioned adapter has been printed. (Let me know if the...
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    Unless you have access to a 3d printer, it's...

    Unless you have access to a 3d printer, it's certainly not worth buying one just for the purpose of making ducting. However what I have realised is that if you have one, and you exclude the cost of...
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    210 L x 210 W x 250 H I am currently designing...

    210 L x 210 W x 250 H

    I am currently designing a whole bunch of different duct parts. A lot is just practice with fusion 360, but some will get used.

    I cant seem to link to a directory in...
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    Whoa, those parts are expensive!! At those...

    Whoa, those parts are expensive!! At those prices, I only have to print about 5 parts and the printer has paid for itself!!
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    Question for you Bob, Are they 4" lines going to...

    Question for you Bob, Are they 4" lines going to the bandsaw? I think I can see reducers in the backround.

    I am designing new ports for the Bandsaw now. Currently printing a prototype part for...
  44. Thread: Laser Engraving

    by Pearo
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    If you dont mind mucking around with electronics,...

    If you dont mind mucking around with electronics, the chinese 40W units are pretty good. Just be prepared to fix it when it arrives! I got one, works a treat. If you look around the internet for...
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    Chances are the existing wiring is not compliant....

    Chances are the existing wiring is not compliant. I am not a domestic sparky so I cant be sure, but I doubt you will get a plug in oven, most will be hard wired. Might be worth getting a sparky to...
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    Righteo, so I pulled my finger up and have...

    Righteo, so I pulled my finger up and have modelled the N4400 fence in Fusion 360. I'll embed the image at the bottom so I can leave it at high res.

    At this stage, its solid. Here is the dilema,...
  47. And yet another example, my weight scales (which...

    And yet another example, my weight scales (which I am scared to stand on at the moment) has 2 broken feet that are made from some sort of rubber that has broken down. Its a good scale and its...
  48. The 3d printer thing is awesome. The learning...

    The 3d printer thing is awesome. The learning curve for the modelling is the hardest part, but I have picked up Fusion 360 in a fairly short space of time. I have loads of experience in CAD used for...
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    Its a pretty decent machine. The quality of the...

    Its a pretty decent machine. The quality of the prints blows me away. Not without its problems though. The biggest issue I have is the bed is not flat, and I think that it has warped as a result of...
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    @BobL - I am going to be using it at some point...

    @BobL - I am going to be using it at some point to make bell mouths. I cant see any reason as to why it cant do it.

    @Graham99 - The machine is a Prusa i3 Mk3. I bought the kit, so it was $749 US,...
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