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  1. Screwdriver

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    I shoved a length of rebar in there and used that. I don't know how often I will need such huge leverage and this is an unusual situation where there was such restricted space I couldn't (daren't) really lean on it or risk being impaled on the shrubbery if it suddenly let go. It's certainly a good size lever but while a dedicated extension might be a good idea, next time I might just leave it long.
     
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  2. Turbo Member

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    It made a nice job of removing those saplings but they're not sycamore, looks like ash to me! ;)
     
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  3. Screwdriver

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    Thanks @Turbo, I'll see if I can identify them myself (with an app). I would like to be able to tell the make and model of a tree and be less casual in what I call them!
     
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  4. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Said that myself a few weeks ago.
    People get complacent with small grinders.

    Never see people using 9" grinders without guards but regularly see it with 4"
     
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  5. The_Yellow_Ardvark

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    Was on a site this week and I witnessed a steel worker being pulled of his job. By the H&S team.

    I asked why.
    I was told it was the 4th time in 10 days he was seen using a 4.5 grinder with out a guard or correct PPE. So he was pulled.

    I was given a talking to for the following 2 reasons.
    Hi Viz Did not have company Logo(I just smiled)
    My Hard hat was not colour coded for the site.

    Agree with the grinder use, about many people ditch the guard on smaller machines.
     
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  6. Memmeddu

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    Unfortunately I've seen people using 230mm (9") grinders without guard , expecially in masonry works
     
  7. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Why would you need to with a 9inch.

    Don't people know you can rotate the guards.

    Favorite weapon for masonary is a 390mm Stihl saw
     
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  8. Screwdriver

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  9. Memmeddu

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    Here Stihl TS 400 are mostly used in road job sites or in welding repair were they can't do using a cutting torch
     
  10. Screwdriver

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    Please keep this thread on topic or I will kill it.
     
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  11. MattF

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    Just ask one of the mods to move those posts to a separate topic, if they bother you. That petulant child attitude isn't necessary.
     
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