lidl tools 15th sep

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    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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  3. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    :thumbup:Thanks for the heads up, that little sand blaster gun is just what I need to make a spark plug cleaner:D
     
  4. Parm

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    Shox do you have any idea if that blast gun will work with a 3hp 50L tank compressor?
     
  5. Turbo Member

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    It will work for short periods but it is very air hungry so a 50l tank will run out quite quickly. They also clog up if there is any moisture in your air. They are designed for holding against body panels to blast small rust spots, the used grit falls back into the bag. They do work quite well but are very slow.
     
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    Had anyone any feedback on the air nibbler? Its 20 mile to my local store but if its worth the treck!
     
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    Looks good, I'm after one that can take 6mm shank bits, shame that it can't.
     
  8. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    As Turbo says; Yes but slowly
     
  9. I fancy one of those, does it use a lot of air? TIA
     
  10. slim_boy_fat

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    Hose looks a little on the short side at 1.5m?
     
  11. Tangledfeet

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    Ta, have put a reminder in calendar to get one of the wee grinders on Sunday!
     
  12. gaz1

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    with you quoting the above im asking how did that little grinder work with the 50 l tank?

    what work have you used it upon and how did it perform?
     
  13. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    I’ve not used either. Experience tells me the specs are optimistic. Air hungry tools, breathless compressor
     
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  14. Parm

    Parm I have fun doing stuff

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    Good question.

    Pencil grinder worked a treat but the compressor was almost always running. This is why I enquired about the blast gun as I suspect that it will consume more air than the grinder.

    I don't know. Compressors, air tools, CFM, output etc etc is all a bit of a black art to me. One which I don't understand
     
  15. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Good rule of thumb is; compressors are sold on CFM which means naff-all really. FAD is the important number and thats typically 25-35% less than quoted CFM.

    Air tools; anyone guess to be honest, at least 25% greater air use than quoted.
     
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    They have those plastic drawer units which are great for sorting and storing anything small. I use mine for taps and dies, much better than having everything chucked in a box knocking lumps off each other.
     
  17. zx9

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    I am tempted by the air nibbler too.
     
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    I was tepted by The air folding punch tool-looks heavy Duty But heavy ! The nibbler didn’t look too convincing- I would rather get a makita full size one...
     
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  20. Only 1/4" bore though, which is disappointing.
     
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