Overall the tool i value most

  1. mtt.tr

    mtt.tr Member

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    Probably for me test meters
    Then Makita hypoid saw and nail guns.
    Laser level and detector, least used but when its needed its needed.
    But i love my 18" carbon plastering trowel its just perfection.

    Those are probably my biggest earners and tools i enjoy using.


    Though most irreplaceable has to be my trowels we just know one another.
     
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  2. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Can buy the non slip pads for tracks cheaply enough.
    Stick em on the underside and do away with the clamping
     
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  3. SteScouse

    SteScouse Member

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    Liking that a lot, ace mate
     
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    8ob Forum Supporter

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    Bob
     
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  5. SteScouse

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    Get ya point mate but it could be read as ya can't do a decent job with cheap tools. Which i disagree with.

    I know a good few people with expensive tools who produce carp ir even nothing.

    But down the pub they are brand this, brand that
     
  6. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    There is a difference between cheap tools and crap tools.
     
  7. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    My IM350 Paslode guns...Without me, my gun is useless. Without my gun, I am useless

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  8. SteScouse

    SteScouse Member

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    Well i not got the dosh to experiment finding out which expensive ones are crap...
     
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  9. Ashley Burton

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    Good tools help to do a better job sometimes! But the skill of using tools to complete a job is priceless
     
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  10. SteScouse

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    Thats my point mate
     
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  11. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Not considered the DeWalt gasless mate. Bump mode for nailing down sheet is the nuts.

    Got sick of paslodes
     
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  12. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Indeed but if the jigsaw is leaving cuts that look like a beaver chewed it out even the best chippie isn't getting a nice finish
     
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  13. mtt.tr

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    I love mine and the flexvolt circ saw.
     
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  14. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Apparently the flexvolt batteries improve the first fix guns performance?

    Looking at a flexvolt mitre saw next year.
    Slippery slope into flexvolt.
     
  15. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    Ive had these IM350,s since they hit the streets and have them down to an art now...secrete is a full cleaning service every 2 box of nails religiously and i never have any firing issues even on really cold days:)...plus have collected a load of spare parts over the years from broken guns etc so really cheap to run.
     
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  16. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    @SteScouse

    I use a B & W workmate knockoff which is about twice as robust as the 'real' thing and which I've had for years.
    I got a piece of thick ply to use as a top and screwed a batten centrally which is just shy of the 'jaws wide open' on the 'workmate'. Best of both worlds, I can also use it conventionally if needed. :thumbup:

    Also, if I want to use it inside, it acts as a 'sit down work area' if needed as standing at the bench for long periods would get too tiring [for me]. Folds up quite well so is easy just to chuck outside to free up the space.
     
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  17. mtt.tr

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    Haven't noticed mate, only job my dewalt is useless at is cedral /hardie plank. Have to get out my compressor and gun out, not that i mind air is massively more powerful.
     
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  18. mtt.tr

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    That really is the best way with anything.
    If something broken gets skipped and i have one i will take it for spares.
     
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  19. eLuSiVeMiTe

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    Enjoying my new bench actually.
    Nice to have decent clamping and easy square and 45 degree cuts with the tracksaw
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  20. mtt.tr

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    I have 2 of those horses and 2 adjustable they are the ******** use them in tandom,stack timber 4 wide 5 high measure and mark cut top lot marks next row saves masses of time. Just check measurements every 3rd row.
     
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