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  1. Only if you promise to click the link...

    Only if you promise to click the link...
  2. What that pippin88 bloke said. Search engines are...

    What that pippin88 bloke said. Search engines are increasingly pointless, which is such a pity.

    Even some once-half-decent review sites play the game now. Typically, they'll do a 'best angle...
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    NEW DRAW I'm in

    I'm in
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    I can't answer your question, but I believe...

    I can't answer your question, but I believe torsion boxes are based on Sandwich Theory (and not the cheese and ham kind) - there's a lot of complex maths involved in calculating the stresses, but you...
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    So sorry to hear this, Bob. It must be very...

    So sorry to hear this, Bob. It must be very difficult to lose such a close partner.
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    You may be waiting a while as the general trend...

    You may be waiting a while as the general trend of things is up at the moment. Guess it depends on how quickly you need it.
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    I'll +1 on the Spax screws - particularly as you...

    I'll +1 on the Spax screws - particularly as you can usually find a supplier near you. WŁrth make really good screws too with their propriety ASSY4 drive, but they're an online or phone order, so you...
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    QUEENSLAND I'm surprised this hasn't gone - it's an...

    I'm surprised this hasn't gone - it's an excellent price for a CV + ducting. The VFD is easily changed if you only have 1P, and there's plenty of experience with the VFD and clearvues here on the...
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    I've got a few different varieties of the german...

    I've got a few different varieties of the german and Japanese drivers. Most of the bits I use are Wera, and I'm happy with them. I use the wera screwdriver handle less than the others though.
    ...
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    If you know of a rotary vane suitable for...

    If you know of a rotary vane suitable for domestic use I'd be very interested. When I was investigating something quiet for the shop, finding a RV with enough flow that didn't need many kilowatts of...
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    This Bosch rotary...

    This Bosch rotary seems stupidly cheap, particularly with the redemption offer on at the moment - essentially the whole setup for 795. Self levelling, manual dual slope, horizontal/vertical, variable...
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    It all get used again and again, Beardy

    It all get used again and again, Beardy
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    SOLD: Bargain - particularly as it's been to see...

    Bargain - particularly as it's been to see fe$tool recently. Their repairs carry a warranty too, so it's a pretty good deal.
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    Yes, two different tools. I'll have a look at...

    Yes, two different tools.

    I'll have a look at topcon levels - thanks
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    Lasers: Hilti vs Leica vs the rest...

    I'm doing a lot of outdoor work on a steep block. Some retaining, fencing and landscaping. So far, I've been waiting for dusk and then heading out with my cheapo green line laser to make measurements...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    Which ultrasonic cleaner are you using?

    Which ultrasonic cleaner are you using?
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    WITHDRAWN: Bang a VFD on and have speed control. I really...

    Bang a VFD on and have speed control. I really regret buying the single phase version of my Felder - it lives in the same room that I work in so variable speed control would make a huge difference.
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    My take-home from the vids is that that Milwaukee...

    My take-home from the vids is that that Milwaukee bandsaw is the dog's danglies!
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    Total tools do them, although they're expensive,...

    Total tools do them, although they're expensive, and currently out of stock.
    I found mine on eBay from CCAS solutions (just search for CEJN) - make sure you select the eSafe version as they do...
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    CEJN eSafe Quick air Couplings

    517683

    Every time I connected and disconnected things from my compressor line (which is only a small home shop beastie), I did the safety squint, and made sure I had my ear protection in. It...
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    I have a bull-handle and a harness (Probably 10...

    I have a bull-handle and a harness (Probably 10 years since I used anything with the D). The harness is probably the most important change. I'd recommend it, and yes you can keep your back straight.
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    H&F and MacNaught Retracta

    More of a service review than a product, but thought I'd post a positive as we're so quick to complain when things go wrong.

    I bought a Retracta retractable garden hose from Hare and Forbes around...
  24. Pretty old machine (1989), buyers premium of 16 %...

    Pretty old machine (1989), buyers premium of 16 % and an $1100 removal surcharge... bidding already over $1000. It's easy to miss those auction add-ons that start to make bargains much less of a...
  25. Thread: Tawny Frogmouth

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    I love Tawnys. We have a family that occasionally...

    I love Tawnys. We have a family that occasionally appears with new chicks around September. The chicks sometimes peck at their reflections in our patio doors - we were perplexed by the noise when it...
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    DRAWN & CLAIMED I'm in

    I'm in
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    WITHDRAWN: This is a great lathe - if it was nearby I'd be...

    This is a great lathe - if it was nearby I'd be around to look pretty quickly.
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    I don;t have either saw, but my DeWalt tools are...

    I don;t have either saw, but my DeWalt tools are for brute force and ignorance, the Hikokis are more refined and nicer to use
  29. Thread: Thermal cameras

    by Bernmc
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    Thanks John They sound like the Flir one...

    Thanks John

    They sound like the Flir one attachment for the iPhone mentioned in the original post. My concern with this type of imager is that the phone connectors will likely change, making the...
  30. Thread: Thermal cameras

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    I don't think the mobile phone apps do true...

    I don't think the mobile phone apps do true thermal imaging (can't see how they could with no sensor). They just use some sort of thermal mask and a fudge... may be wrong there.

    I'd be interested...
  31. Thread: Thermal cameras

    by Bernmc
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    Thanks Nick - I'll take you up on that. Saves me...

    Thanks Nick - I'll take you up on that. Saves me spending on something I may only use once. If I find it's more useful than expected I'll get one.
  32. Thread: Thermal cameras

    by Bernmc
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    Thermal cameras

    Wondered if anyone had any experience of these things here?

    I want to get something to start sorting out all the draught spots and insulation issues in this old house, as well as possibly going...
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    Yup - they've mixed up pictures of the 5 and 700....

    Yup - they've mixed up pictures of the 5 and 700.

    The ad is for the previous model number 700. New one is 576429. I don't know if there's any real difference, apart from the new gen systainer. So...
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    $6K is a bargain. tell them to take your money

    $6K is a bargain. tell them to take your money
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    I've just checked. $1450 inc post to Aus (UK VAT...

    I've just checked. $1450 inc post to Aus (UK VAT gets deducted), although there are a few varieties.

    And, at risk of sounding like a stuck record:
    Axminster price to aus includes all taxes and...
  36. Thread: rotary axis

    by Bernmc
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    You could have a look at this page: Avid CNC...

    You could have a look at this page: Avid CNC Rotary Axis - the two installation and calibration guides may give you some ideas. They're mach4/avidCNC specific, but you may be able to do something...
  37. Been a while since I looked at the reviews, but i...

    Been a while since I looked at the reviews, but i seem to remember Hitachi/Metabo featuring well for comfort and a go-to tool when you didn't need brute force and ignorance.

    I've got a festool...
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    I started off with a generic torquata 50mm...

    I started off with a generic torquata 50mm surfacing bit, and always seemed to get some burning. Problem with those cheaper bits is they usually don't come with any cutting data. I'm not experienced...
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    Welcome to Australia. Fines apply

    Welcome to Australia. Fines apply
  40. Thread: Tap n Die mixed

    by Bernmc
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    SOLD: and paid

    and paid
  41. Thread: Tap n Die mixed

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    SOLD: I'll take both

    I'll take both
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    For a basic plug & pray, Woodpixel's BSide...

    For a basic plug & pray, Woodpixel's BSide suggestion looks hard to beat - I may get one just to have lying around for random checking
  43. Thread: Pallets wood

    by Bernmc
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    One of these would help ...

    One of these would help
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    If you can afford them, Wurth's proprietary Assy4...

    If you can afford them, Wurth's proprietary Assy4 drive is really good. They do a range of decking screws - Decking Screws - Premium Quality, Stainless Steel - Wurth Australia

    We've just replaced...
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    ATC the Hornberger way

    I thought a geneva mechanism rotating tool changer might be challenging to build and program, but our friend Marius Hornberger levels it up and takes auto tool changing to dizzy heights.

    My Best...
  46. Thread: Avid Upgrade

    by Bernmc
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    Thanks for that- I hadnít thought of the tool...

    Thanks for that- I hadnít thought of the tool length
  47. Thread: Avid Upgrade

    by Bernmc
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    Avid/Mach4 comes with a pre-install setup program...

    Avid/Mach4 comes with a pre-install setup program that checks and disables all the windoze quirks that might upset your machine - including auto-updates. I manually update my windows regularly, and...
  48. Thread: Avid Upgrade

    by Bernmc
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    Just had a look at Masso and see that it's a...

    Just had a look at Masso and see that it's a complete system, so not possible to swap at leisure. Looks interesting, and it's local, which is a +. I like their integrated touchscreen contoller....
  49. Thread: Avid Upgrade

    by Bernmc
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    I'm very happy with the AvidCNC. Sadly I don't...

    I'm very happy with the AvidCNC. Sadly I don't get enough time to play with it.

    Had a quick peak at Avid's website, and most things have gone up by about 15% since I bought, except the rotary,...
  50. Thread: Driftwood Lion

    by Bernmc
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    That is incredible

    That is incredible
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