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06-02-2021, 09:13   #151
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How likely are the try squares in Lidl this week to actually be square?

Anybody bought similar before?
Whats the application?
road works, first fix, second fix, fine joinery, marquetry?

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06-02-2021, 09:39   #152
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Lidl/Aldi are fine for budget priced tools, and as such are not meant to match the
fine tolerences required in a square.

If you want a good accurate square, then buy a proper branded tool known
for producing accurate tools.

Otherwise you end up with a paperweight. Dont expect budget priced tools to perform the same
as brands known for their build quality.

As Calahonda pointed out, your accuracy requirements depend on how fine your work needs to be.
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I know someone that had a couple of those squares from Lidl/ Aldi- they were fine when tested against a known square, but wouldn't be the first choice for super accurate work. Personally I wouldn't buy a budget square, I'd rather spend a decent amount on something that will last a lifetime (and more) if not abused. A decent alloy roofing square is not expensive is great for rough carpentry and will stand up to some abuse. I have a 20 year old Rabone Chesterman combination square that's my go to square for general work.
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Whats the application?
road works, first fix, second fix, fine joinery, marquetry?
Joinery..... I'd hesitate to use the word fine for a few years yet.

Apologies I haven't been logged in here for a bit.
Thanks for the advice all. I gave them a miss.
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Ye didn't miss much. I got them just cause they were there. No intention of using them to square stuff up. They may very well be square. But the ruler part on all of them are extremely flimsy. I only use them as a straight edge when cutting stuff with a utility knife. Pretty handy on curved surfaces as you can bend it pretty easily.
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16-05-2021, 10:03   #156
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Hi folks, I'm struggling to find a supplier for a benchtop planer. I've already got a standalone Triton thicknesser, so not looking for a combo, but that's all I can seem to find available. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

The Triton model seems like it would be ideal, but it's out of stock everywhere.
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25-05-2021, 15:18   #157
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Hi folks, I'm struggling to find a supplier for a benchtop planer. I've already got a standalone Triton thicknesser, so not looking for a combo, but that's all I can seem to find available. Can anyone point me in the right direction?

The Triton model seems like it would be ideal, but it's out of stock everywhere.
Try giving Jacksons a call; they're Triton dealers and can also give you an honest date for when something can be had in when there's difficulty getting stock like at the moment: https://www.jjacksontools.com/index.php
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Try giving Jacksons a call; they're Triton dealers and can also give you an honest date for when something can be had in when there's difficulty getting stock like at the moment: https://www.jjacksontools.com/index.php
Yeah, they're a good shout - I've sent them an email to ask about stock. I actually got my thicknesser from them back along.
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I decided to invest in some cordless tools online before this VAT thing starts to be applied from July 1st. So from faraway land I bought three knockoff Mak-youknowho tools: an angle grinder, a reciprocating saw, and an oscillating saw.
They all arrived within 3 weeks and they look good.
But the set of 18v batteries and the charger, it looks like there is a delivery problem, I think a lot of couriers will not carry them.
So I might have to buy batteries and charger locally, which will cost me a few quid.
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I decided to invest in some cordless tools online before this VAT thing starts to be applied from July 1st. So from faraway land I bought three knockoff Mak-youknowho tools: an angle grinder, a reciprocating saw, and an oscillating saw.
They all arrived within 3 weeks and they look good.
But the set of 18v batteries and the charger, it looks like there is a delivery problem, I think a lot of couriers will not carry them.
So I might have to buy batteries and charger locally, which will cost me a few quid.
Battery transport is an issue, I have an elec bike and cant bring it on a plane, neither can I send the battery ahed of me by courier
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my wife used to work for an air cargo company, batteries always were a pain (and rather randomly, lipstick is too, it's considered a hazardous material for air transport for reasons i forget)
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So I followed up on the order of batteries and a charger from China.
It's a very disingenuous situation. I got the detail of what happened to my order through the tracking system.
Wish \ Aliexpress etc will accept your order for Li ion batteries, and take your money.
The shipping company receives the package. They x-ray it and recognise it as batteries. They return the package to the seller. This happened for me last April.
Instead of cancelling the order and issuing a refund, they give a very extended delivery date, which for me is in July.
Only when that delivery date is missed can I apply for a refund. So they are holding onto my money for 4 months. And hopefully I can go through all the process and actually get a refund!
So the message is, don't bother even trying to order rechargeable tool batteries from faraway land despite them being advertised.
I picked up a charger from Amazon.co.uk, and batteries from handyhardware.ie. they are more expensive but they are genuine Makita parts.
Whatever about the tools, I would always have a worry about using a knock-off charger & batteries. I wouldn't want a battery going on fire in the back of my van!
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