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Offline six-point socket II

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Got a new pair of safety/work boots today, very comfy - love the look.



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Oliver

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just as a heads up, PICA has introduced new products.  I saw these in a Lee Valley Catalog:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n

If the link doesn't work you can go to levelly.com and do a search for Pica.

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Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

Got a new, better than my old, PRCD-S (Switched Protective Earth - Portable Residual Current Device) from Kopp Germany today. Bought it after someone explained to me why the product I have used before from a different manufacturer is basically useless, quite shocking (no pun intended) given this is supposed to be a safety device.



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Oliver

Offline Michael Kellough

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just as a heads up, PICA has introduced new products.  I saw these in a Lee Valley Catalog:

http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/Search.aspx?action=n

If the link doesn't work you can go to levelly.com and do a search for Pica.

Peter

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Offline CrazyLarry

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Today I picked a peck of Pica Pencils

I find it immensely revealing to see all the lamello (euro) kit arriving in systainers and the true position (us) kit in a glorified cardboard box... only made more laughable by the little plastic handle esp given the price!

Offline Kev

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I find it immensely revealing to see all the lamello (euro) kit arriving in systainers and the true position (us) kit in a glorified cardboard box... only made more laughable by the little plastic handle esp given the price!

@CrazyLarry so true. I'm currently in the process of moving a lot of my tools into a work unit while we fix up and present our house for sale .. moving all the systainer housed stuff was a snap. The TP is still in it's box on the bench behind me waiting to go into a box [sad]

Offline jobsworth

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Got this Do hickey from Lee Valley, pretty kool, use it all the time

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=72846&cat=1,43513
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline Kev

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Got this Do hickey from Lee Valley, pretty kool, use it all the time

http://www.leevalley.com/us/wood/page.aspx?p=72846&cat=1,43513

That thing is just crying out for an eye and some dinosaur teeth [big grin]

Offline RockstarRemodel

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Wasn't today, but my most recent non-Festool purchase was a BuildClean air scrubber. I'm digging it so far. It's not the magic air cleaner I had in my imagination, but I do notice an improvement.

I don't usually notice the noise because I work with ear protection always, but when the client comes in, I have to turn the jet engine down to 1.
Keep Rocking

Brendan with RockstarRemodel.com

Offline Kev

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When you can buy a set for not much more than the 3 cutters yo want ...


... and sadly my local paint store is closing down, but I scraped up a bargain

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You are definitely keeping the economy going with all the stuff you buy buddy
Loving the Calif sun....

Offline DiscoStu

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Bought the UJK Dovetail jig. I was tempted by the Leigh but it was more than twice the price and I doubt it will get a lot of use.


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Offline rst

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Recieved the Bosch GAM 270 MFL Digital Angle Finder from Acme Tool today.   I got tired of using my small digital angle finder for longer work.  It has great features including a lazer.  It will be great for checking for square the steel/aluminum entrances that are a large part of the work I perform.
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Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

Got me a water/dust/weather- and construction-site-proof "garage" 782 x 385 x 379 mm / 91 l (for my tool bag which is not water resistant and other stuff) and a diamond cutting disc.



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Oliver

Offline Kev

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Just ordered another 3 cases of stain for the interior of wine barrels. I never seem to have enough [sad] [huh]

Offline Holmz

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Just ordered another 3 cases of stain for the interior of wine barrels. I never seem to have enough [sad] [huh]

Clear Blanco or Tinto?

Offline rst

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Cab or merlot?

Offline six-point socket II

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Treated myself to these yesterday at a local hardware store and there is another package scheduled for delivery today  [eek] [eek]  [wink] [wink]



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Oliver

Offline Carquest

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Looks like Knipex, if so, you will never regret that purchase. Best pliers I have ever seen, worth every penny!

Offline Kev

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@Holmz @rst

A boutique wine barrel stain maker called Shinas Estate ...

https://shinasestate.com/

... Amazingly good for the $'s.

Without a proper cellar I only keep a few cases on hand and mix it up with bottle shop purchases as we like variety. A cellar is a big tick item for the next place!!!



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Looks like Knipex, if so, you will never regret that purchase. Best pliers I have ever seen, worth every penny!

Yes, Sir. It's two Knipex - I life 16 miles from the Knipex factory - so they are not completely unknown to me, as I do own a couple of them already ;)

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As expected the package containing my new Fluke T 150 VDE was delivered today, great piece of equipment - loving it!





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Oliver

Offline #Tee

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lovely new tools oliver!
When youre feeling depressed just treat yourself to a systainer even if its a mini systainer its ok.

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Offline Kev

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Today I got a a cheap Wagner spray gun and a couple of cheap chisels , rasps, etc ... Why?   Because my good stuff is as the wrong end of a very full storage unit [embarassed] [sad]





The cheap gun ($199AUD) is very disappointing, I think you'd get a better result throwing paint bomb balloons at the wall [mad]

You can alway use a rough chisel or two, so I'm not so upset about those.

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Certainly qualifies as non-festool "stuff", workshop-related not so much, but it ate up next years tool budget...  [big grin]



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Offline jmbfestool

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Got my new Lamello few days ago 😁



Had a play with it yesterday for first time. Trying it!  Straight away noticed something... and I think Lamello are missing a trick here.

I thought if I wanted to fix two clamex fixings ontop of each other I would have to drill two access holes on both timber faces inside and out.  I thought that would be daft why doesnt the clamex have a hole on both sides so I only need one access hole.

So I removed the rotating metal cam from the clamex and drilled another hole though. I reinserted the metal cam.  I drilled a access hole from one side through both lamello P slots.
BOOM works brilliantly!
At first I thought I might have trouble with alignemnt of the two allan key holes but Alan Key went through easily. 




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Video yay!

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Offline VW MICK

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Hi guys

Picked this up in the classifieds. I am really pleased with it. As I didn't think I would ever get a chance to own one. It really is such a well made nice piece of kit

And kudos to a really nice member of the Fog for letting me take over ownership

Mick

Offline Spiff

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Hi guys

Picked this up in the classifieds. I am really pleased with it. As I didn't think I would ever get a chance to own one. It really is such a well made nice piece of kit

And kudos to a really nice member of the Fog for letting me take over ownership

Mick

Ha - you beat me to it!!  Well done  [sad]  [big grin]

Offline Spiff

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In answer to the question in hand:

One of these, but in the 3m version.  Also made in Germany and also absolutely superb!!!  This stainless steel tape measure baffles everyone I show it to.  Yes, it opens itself, as if by magic.  Very useful when working single handed on large panels.  Super light too, with nothing to go wrong.  Whoever designed these is a genius!!   8)  [not worthy]

https://www.thetapestore.co.uk/media/catalog/product/cache/2/thumbnail/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/4/2/429-bmimeter-1_1.jpg


Offline rst

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I bought the Veritas honing guide set, three of the Diasharp stones, and the medium and carvers inflateable sanding drum set and sleeves.