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    Going after the hipster £

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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Joao CarvAndy!ho View Post
    Going after the hipster £
    Haha


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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    I’m looking at different grinding wheel options for cleaning metal parts with the bench grinder, brass, steel or scotchbrite?

    Anyone got an opinion?

    I’ve read brass is less aggressive and doesn’t leave as much scratches.


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    I spent 2 hours standing the wall by hand this morning and was about 1/4 of the way through.
    My missus asked if I'd got an electric sander, yes but it's wank unless you just want it to rip sandpaper. Tried it out of desperation, an old Wickes orbital, ripped the paper in 2.
    Spotted an old Bosch DA type sander which I've held onto for some reason even though it's fucked. Gave it a try just in case, fucking boom, 2 hours to finish the job on the only disc that I had.
    It just needed a good rest, about 12 years from memory.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    I spent 2 hours standing the wall by hand this morning and was about 1/4 of the way through.
    My missus asked if I'd got an electric sander, yes but it's wank unless you just want it to rip sandpaper. Tried it out of desperation, an old Wickes orbital, ripped the paper in 2.
    Spotted an old Bosch DA type sander which I've held onto for some reason even though it's fucked. Gave it a try just in case, fucking boom, 2 hours to finish the job on the only disc that I had.
    It just needed a good rest, about 12 years from memory.
    Your house must look like a palace by now? You’ve gone full on since lockdown


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    Your house must look like a palace by now? You’ve gone full on since lockdown
    It'll be spot on when I have to sell the fucker!


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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    I’m looking at different grinding wheel options for cleaning metal parts with the bench grinder, brass, steel or scotchbrite?

    Anyone got an opinion?

    I’ve read brass is less aggressive and doesn’t leave as much scratches.
    Depends on what metal, if you want a certain finish or etched ready for paint.

    Steel wire will remove paint and burs and can even flatten peaks if needed.

    Most brass wheels are just coated steel but the brass is softer, it'll remove paint and burs but you'll rub the brass off if you go too heavy

    Full brass wheels are decent but don't last very long under heavy use and are more £

    Scotchbrite is great for a semi polished finish buy use a wire wheel to remove paint as the scotchbrite can clog.

    My advice would be to stick a brass (either) wheel on one side and scotchbrite on the other, get the stitched ones, they're cheaper and have more give. The grade, again depends on the desired finish, get a few and see how you go.

    Personally, I've got a steel wheel and a medium grit grinding wheel on one bench grinder and use a little bench grinder with sisal and cloth mops for polishing but that's only because I tend to hammerite most stuff or clean aluminium, polish and coat in WD40.

    Ideally I'd want two bench grinders, one with medium and coarse grind wheels, the other with a brass and steel wire wheel and a proper floor standing polisher so I've got room for bigger stuff.

    If you struggle for space and don't need the grinding disc for drill bits, knackered chisels etc theres a massive range you can get for angle grinders, Abracs do some decent paint removal poly abrasive pads and Dronco do some excellent scotchbrite and polishing pads.

    Last edited by Joao CarvAndy!ho; 08-06-20 at 21:49.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joao CarvAndy!ho View Post
    Depends on what metal, if you want a certain finish or etched ready for paint.

    Steel wire will remove paint and burs and can even flatten peaks if needed.

    Most brass wheels are just coated steel but the brass is softer, it'll remove paint and burs but you'll rub the brass off if you go too heavy

    Full brass wheels are decent but don't last very long under heavy use and are more £

    Scotchbrite is great for a semi polished finish buy use a wire wheel to remove paint as the scotchbrite can clog.

    My advice would be to stick a brass (either) wheel on one side and scotchbrite on the other, get the stitched ones, they're cheaper and have more give. The grade, again depends on the desired finish, get a few and see how you go.

    Personally, I've got a steel wheel and a medium grit grinding wheel on one bench grinder and use a little bench grinder with sisal and cloth mops for polishing but that's only because I tend to hammerite most stuff or clean aluminium, polish and coat in WD40.

    Ideally I'd want two bench grinders, one with medium and coarse grind wheels, the other with a brass and steel wire wheel and a proper floor standing polisher so I've got room for bigger stuff.

    If you struggle for space and don't need the grinding disc for drill bits, knackered chisels etc theres a massive range you can get for angle grinders, Abracs do some decent paint removal poly abrasive pads and Dronco do some excellent scotchbrite and polishing pads.
    Thanks Andy. I think brass Is the way forward for what I need.


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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Toolstation sell a decent cheap one with various spacers

    https://www.toolstation.com/abracs-w...l-brush/p50562


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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    I dont know if anyone is after a new tool box but this is a steal at this price. It wont be around for long though.

    https://www.powertoolmate.co.uk/Prod...PC%252FPACKOUT




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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Heres a better photo



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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    You could fit a few axes in there!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo View Post
    You could fit a few axes in there!
    I'd rather they all stay on the peg board in their places so we can see which ones are missing at a glance if you don't mind.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wes' Organ View Post
    I'd rather they all stay on the peg board in their places so we can see which ones are missing at a glance if you don't mind.
    All present and accounted for! Except one... If you find it can you let me know?


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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Using a few tools, I've made a clock out of an old sprocket and a bit of sheet mild steel. Welding it was a nightmare as the heat was pulling all the oil and shit into the welds, oh well I can always go back over them.
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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Right then tool fans I've been given an 80 pound b and q (I know) voucher for fathers day, I need a cordless drill any recommendations?

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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Right then tool fans I've been given an 80 pound b and q (I know) voucher for fathers day, I need a cordless drill any recommendations?

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    Do you have any other battery tools? As you could use those batteries if you do. Is £80 your limit or can you add a bit more too it?


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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Right then tool fans I've been given an 80 pound b and q (I know) voucher for fathers day, I need a cordless drill any recommendations?

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    Depends on what you are going to do with it , But for general diy around the home then I would recommend the Ryobi one system.
    This one comes with two batteries and you can add other tools if you want them as the batteries fit all of their tools .
    https://www.diy.com/departments/ryob....prd?rrec=true

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    Default Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Right then tool fans I've been given an 80 pound b and q (I know) voucher for fathers day, I need a cordless drill any recommendations?

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    I‘m going to recommend this:

    https://www.diy.com/departments/bosc...3206333_BQ.prd

    Bang on your budget, and it’ll do masonry, wood and metal

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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by uredsuns View Post
    Do you have any other battery tools? As you could use those batteries if you do. Is £80 your limit or can you add a bit more too it?
    No I dont have any other batteries and yeah I can add to it, but as its DIY I dont wanna go mad

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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    If you can add some cash to it these are worth the money. I’ve nearly had mine for two years and used it almost daily.
    https://www.trade-point.co.uk/depart.../642650_TP.prd


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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    No I dont have any other batteries and yeah I can add to it, but as its DIY I dont wanna go mad

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    The ones above mentioned by Chris and Lard are reasonable for the price, as Lard said maybe the Ryobi one is better as you can buy just the body of other tools in the future if you need too.


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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bryn Gunn View Post
    If you can add some cash to it these are worth the money. I’ve nearly had mine for two years and used it almost daily.
    https://www.trade-point.co.uk/depart.../642650_TP.prd
    That price is less VAT so going on for nearly double the budget with that set.


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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    I must admit Drills and batteries have come along way in the last 15 years.
    I had an old Bosch Cordless drill PSR 1400 or something like that and while it was fine 20 years ago the batteries are crap and don't hold charge.
    I got a Ryobi one a couple's of years back and couldn't believe how much better it was compared to my old Bosch.
    I have since added several Ryobi one tools to my range and a couple of extra batteries and they are excellent.
    I started using my Reciprocating saw at work cutting up small trees and was very impressed.
    The impact driver is lovely and far better at driving screws in than the drill .
    They also do a large range of garden tools and other items like a free car buffer I got in a promotion .


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    Default Re: Lard's Amazing Tool Thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by uredsuns View Post
    That price is less VAT so going on for nearly double the budget with that set.


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    Fair point.

    I suppose for light use there are better deals, nice to have an impact driver as well as a drill though.


 

 

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