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21-03-2005, 00:25   #1
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As the topics that will be discussed may sometimes require specialist tools , if you know of a good supplier, please let the rest of us know.

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21-03-2005, 00:31   #2
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am theres a supplier on the tuam galway road called Caulfields! They specialise in a lot of different kinds of equipment for all the trades! They have an excellent selection of woodwork equipment! Amazing brands as well! They are worth just going in for a look for even if your not buying anything!
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21-03-2005, 00:34   #3
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I get a lot of my turning tools from www.axminster.co.uk
they have a great catlogue - even just to look through.

There is another seller of machinery & turning tools (chisels/chucks etc)
and he lives outside of kilcock co.kildare - I'll ring and ok for to put up his info here - (if thats also ok with the admins here)

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21-03-2005, 00:39   #4
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Hi Karl,

It looks like its up to you and me to keep control of this motley crew.

I'd be interested to know the supplier in Kilcock, as I will be passing through there during the week, and I'd like to call in.

BTW did you get my pm.

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Try www.machinemart.co.uk. They have some nice stuff also.
If you are in the trade www.farnellinone.ie is another less expensive alternative.
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23-03-2005, 17:51   #6
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Good second hand woodwork machinery in Portlaoise, prices seem good to, check out the lathes.

http://www.hopkinsmachinery.ie/hopki...gMachinery.htm

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I was in B&Q today and noticed a new trade tool section. They had dewalt metabo bosch (blue) etc. The lady in charge of that section told me that they were cheaper than chadwicks etc.
I bought a cordless SDS bosch from a rep in the job and he said he was doing me a big favour by giving it to me for €450. It was 650 in Mc Quinnlans and B&Q had it for €475
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I was in B&Q today and noticed a new trade tool section.
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Dust extraction queries split and moved to new thread.

Dust extraction queries are now moved here,

http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=247629

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20-04-2005, 11:44   #11
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Please only post Toolsuppliers contact details here.

If you have any specific queries related to tools , machinery, accessories,
start a specific thread about your topic.

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12-09-2005, 08:25   #12
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just for donegal woodturners

riatts hardware in stranolar is now a record power, sip, and robert sorby dealer also has woodturning demos
hes got tools, lathes, bandsaws,dust extraction, prices are a straight sterling to euro conversion
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Scott & Seargeant in the UK have a brilliant catalogue for large secondhand machines, one of the largest selections in the UK, very authorative source, good technical specs etc...

Cam-Co in Northern Ireland may have excellent prices, it's worth checking them...

Blundell Woodworking machinery has very good prices on industrial machines, a lot of machines are generic, all made to the same design but different quality parts can be used... these machines are relatively low priced but that may not mean low quality, machines like power feeds, planers, extractors...

Axminster are well known but are very good...


It's definitely worth buying at trade shows, im my experience you can expect maybe 30% off, or whatever but great deals are to be had.

Paragon Tools in Dublin
The Routing Center, Dublin...

Lee Valley in Canada are great, they have products that are difficult or impossible to get in Ireland... shipping is expensive but if you get ground shipping it works out cheap but takes up to 10 weeks...

The Woodworkers Journal (I think) are a magazine but I got a booklet from them at a trade show, absolutely brilliant, lists 100's of Irish shops and also lists 100's of trade names (like Makita, Bostitch or Mafell) and says which companies are agents for those products... it's brilliant... some companies sell engineering products but have some very useful items, people may not consider them for woodworking items...

Irish Pnematic Services in citywest for excellent prices on compressors, they might be usually business to business sales so try not to sound too much like a small end user but more like a medium sized tradesman...

Good tools are always worth the money, cheap tools are most often false economy... but for some types of tool quality doesn't really matter and so cheap can be better... for example a bench grinder, but always buy a top screwgun.

Hope this helps...
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Joe Ballantine

Link to my website.
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Not sure how good this company is but I saw their christmas deal catoleague and they seemed to have pretty good prices for makita tools
The name is Parfix Based in Belfast
Tel: 004890706800
Anyone used them?
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Found this web-site (possibly from another forum)

www.tooled-up.co.uk

Not strictly wood related but a good tool site al the same.
Am going to order some construction tools etc from them this week.
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