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by karl
Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Felder P100 edgebander
Replies: 0
Views: 661

Felder P100 edgebander

Hi all

Does anybody happen to have a manual they could send me a copy of/scan for the above? Or the P200 which, I believe, is very similar.

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Wood waste disposal?................
Replies: 13
Views: 2297

Re: Wood waste disposal?................

Have you thought about local tradesmen with woodburners who would take it off you? I have a burner and struggle to create enough waste for the "cold spell" - I have it lit from October to April (ish). During the summer I just stack up all the offcuts/bags of shavings etc. I only burn extra...
by karl
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Finding new employees
Replies: 31
Views: 4880

Re: Finding new employees

thatsnotafestool wrote:....I wish I had a tenth of your business nous, mate.


That, and a big pair of balls!!!
by karl
Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: my purchases from w16
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Re: my purchases from w16

Nice one Mark - that shredder looks pretty, er, scary..... Then again I remember seeing something much larger on tv once. Shredded telegraph poles etc iirc.

I'll call in sometime.

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

mark270981 wrote:I am really confused as to what makes the ceros so well liked? Is it the weight of it?


Personally it's a combination of light weight, low centre of gravity, superb dust extraction and the top mounted paddle switch.
by karl
Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:54 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

Transformers rarely go faulty, it's most likely the electronics in the box that are at fault; that is even if it has a transformer in the box at all as they normally use switched mode power supplies these days. Not sure I understand - I thought the "box" was a transformer - from 230v to 2...
by karl
Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

Couldn't you rig up a transformer? Don't really know much about electronics Doug - not sure it's that simple???? AFAIK it converts 230v to 22v DC. If you want to post it to me I'd be interested in seeing if I could fix it for you. Changed your expertise from Grandfather clocks to transformers now, ...
by karl
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

thatsnotafestool wrote:Ask them to send the old transformer back. I'd be interested in taking a look at it to see if it can be rewound/what's wrong with it.


I did get the old transformer back with the sander - I didn't really buy a new one! A new sander (with 3 year warranty) is only £290.
by karl
Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

Well, no happy ending to the story :cry: They tested it, deemed the transformer to be at fault (well, duh!), and quoted £216 for a new one. Yeah, ok. Send me two so I have a spare..... Apparently they don't repair the transformers, just supply new ones. With a 3 month warranty.... For now it still l...
by karl
Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festoool Kapex or Bosch Axial Glide?
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

Re: Festoool Kapex or Bosch Axial Glide?

I own both the Kapex with UG Stand and a Bosch GCM 12 and stand. Both are lovely saws, and your right in that the Bosch has a much larger cutting capacity and the build quality of it is very good. For me I ended up setting it up in the workshop as with the stand and saw I struggled to lift it in an...
by karl
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festoool Kapex or Bosch Axial Glide?
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

Re: Festoool Kapex or Bosch Axial Glide?

I think they've sharpened their prices - not seen the saw cheaper anywhere else (inc ffx).
by karl
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festoool Kapex or Bosch Axial Glide?
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

Re: Festoool Kapex or Bosch Axial Glide?

Thanks for the feedback guys. I had a good look in Axminster today. Kapex looked great, but I was also impressed with the Bosch. And the DeWalt 780. And the Bosch GCM 12sde (HUGE capacities, and cheapest of all at £480). The Makita 12" by contrast was appalling. So much slop in the slider. So i...
by karl
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:20 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festoool Kapex or Bosch Axial Glide?
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

Re: Festoool Kapex or Bosch Axial Glide?

Thanks for the feedback Jon

I'm going to Axminster on Tuesday and will take a good look at both saws.

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Festoool Kapex or Bosch Axial Glide?
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

Festoool Kapex or Bosch Axial Glide?

In the market for a mitre saw. Had been looking at the Bosch and Festool models. Any thoughts? Bosch is £165 cheaper and has bigger capacities. Festool lighter and better dx.

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

Little bit of a development - I phoned Mirka again as I hadn't received the returned phone call. Spoke to a very helpful lady who said she would get back to me..... Late this afternoon, I got a phone call from the [non]repair agents... In fairness to them, they said that there have been known faults...
by karl
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

Yeah, none of those are near to me.

Think i'll just pop into Axi and see what they feel like. Maybe ask for demo there.

Does anybody use the Abranet discs on the Festool sanders? Always like the dx properties of Abranet, and i've heard the Festool discs are a bit on the steep side.

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Mon Oct 10, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

Unfortunately, Doug, it's a lot closer than my bank balance would like (ie 6 mins from home)!
by karl
Sun Oct 09, 2016 2:53 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

Another Mirka is not on the list after all the feedback.

This is prime contender at the moment.

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Sat Oct 08, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

Hi Jonathan I had looked at the Rotex, but I like the one handed nature of the Mirka, and the Festool ETS looks very similar. For now i've dug out the 5" Bosch and will be writing a crappy letter to Mirka as it seems this is a widespread problem which they must have been aware of when mine was ...
by karl
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

To be honest Steve, all this negative feedback has completely thrown me off Mirka as a product. They don't even have a technical department - I tried phoning today, only to be directed to the clowns who "fixed" the sander 6 months ago!
by karl
Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Re: Mirka Ceros sander problem

Thanks for the replies. All quite disturbing as I was thinking that this one has given me about 4 years service before playing up, so was on the verge of ordering another. But definitely not. Festool ETS EC 150/5 looks like a good option, albeit quite wallet pounding.

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Mirka Ceros sander problem
Replies: 38
Views: 7779

Mirka Ceros sander problem

Hi all I know there are a few Ceros sander (650CV) users out there. Mine is giving me a bit of grief. 6 months ago it went away for repair (outside of warranty period) as it was intermittently refusing to start - the led on the power unit would turn red as soon as the paddle switch on the sander was...
by karl
Thu Jun 23, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fitted wardrobes
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Re: Fitted wardrobes

Cheers Mark - I was really pleased with how they turned out (as was the customer).
by karl
Wed Jun 22, 2016 10:17 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fitted wardrobes
Replies: 3
Views: 1346

Fitted wardrobes

Hey folks Long time no see!!!! A little project I did a couple of months back - a lot of in-situ scribing/fettling for the purling and curved ceiling line. http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg128/karlley1/Mobile%20Uploads/20160512_144352_zpsxm37jcib.jpg http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg128/karl...
by karl
Sat Jan 23, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New toys
Replies: 36
Views: 4451

Re: New toys

Very Nice Mark! I hope to be having my delivery of a Felder panel saw at the end of February early March. Seeing your photos has got me all excited again as I ordered it last year. I am sure it was the right decision but at the time it is always a little daunting parting with so much money. You wil...
by karl
Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: New toys
Replies: 36
Views: 4451

Re: New toys

Very nice Mark - look forward to popping in and seeing them if i'm passing.

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Tue Jan 19, 2016 10:43 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Wurth 14.4v battery and charger
Replies: 0
Views: 712

For Sale: Wurth 14.4v battery and charger

I got a new drill a few months ago, and have bloody lost it...... So this spare battery and charger may be of use to somebody else out there. http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg128/karlley1/Mobile%20Uploads/IMAG0031_zpssbjohmea.jpg http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg128/karlley1/Mobile%20Uploads...
by karl
Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:37 am
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Very old cast iron planer/jointer 'clamshell' cutterhead
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Re: Very old cast iron planer/jointer 'clamshell' cutterhead

Hi

I have an old surface planer which has this type of block. Never had any issues, though I must admit it is a bit hairy when you first fire it up after fitting a new set of blades - I always triple check the tightening of the nuts :lol:

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: Woodworking
Topic: Need help :)
Replies: 25
Views: 4059

Re: Need help :)

Nice one Chris - looks great.

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Tue Dec 29, 2015 12:14 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Drill driver options
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Re: Drill driver options

Well in the end I went to Axminster, had a look at both, and decided against either. I had seen a Stanley Fat Max 10.8v drill driver (very similar to the Makita/Bosch models) in Homebase - on offer at £45. So I bought 2 of these plus the impact driver for a total of £170 - 2 drills, 1 impact, 3 batt...
by karl
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Drill driver options
Replies: 3
Views: 938

Drill driver options

Having had enough of the chuck on my Makita 12v working loose and dropping whatever it's holding onto the bench, i've decided to buy a new drill. Currently looking at either the Fein or the Festool. Fein looks to have a bit more power, but the Festool is black and green :lol: Plus it has the elbow a...
by karl
Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:13 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Kitchen
Replies: 49
Views: 9584

Re: Kitchen

I agree - make the face frame so that it only overhangs the inside of the carcass by 0.5-1mm. Also, you're giving yourself a shitload of work to do by screwing through the face of it - use pocket hole screws through the side of the carcass and screw into the back of the frame - no making good afterw...
by karl
Wed Sep 16, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Morrells
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Morrells

Cheers guys - i'll try a bigger needle for the primer.
by karl
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Built in wardrobes
Replies: 7
Views: 2327

Re: Built in wardrobes

Cheers guys.
by karl
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:14 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Built in wardrobes
Replies: 7
Views: 2327

Built in wardrobes

Just finished this job. 25mm tulipwood doors with 9mm mrmdf panels. Sprayed in Morrells 30% sheen water based top coat. http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg128/karlley1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150914_095849_zpszk1my9wu.jpg http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg128/karlley1/Mobile%20Uploads/20150914_16243...
by karl
Sun Sep 13, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Morrells
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Morrells

Hi folks Hope everybody is keeping busy. I've been spraying with Morrells now, and have a couple of queries. 1) Using pre-cat primer, I am finding it a bit frustrating as I don't seem to be able to get as good a coverage as I can with the water based top coat (see point 2). I've tried thinning betwe...
by karl
Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Oak Wardrobes
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

Re: Oak Wardrobes

Top work Paul.

Need to find me some of these quality clients....
by karl
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: table saw help please
Replies: 4
Views: 1322

Re: table saw help please

Simple answer - no, not unless you get very very very lucky on e-bay.

I bought a single phase used table saw which could take an adjustable groover, but that was £600 iirc. And I got lucky on the price - I sold it a few years later for £250 more than I paid.

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Fri Jul 10, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Getting machines upstairs?
Replies: 7
Views: 1485

Re: Getting machines upstairs?

Unless it is very very cheap, I wouldn't even consider it. I once had to pick up a tenoner from a workshop which was on the first floor - to say it was a bit hairy getting the f**ker to the ground floor is an understatement! Plus the issues re stock/finished pieces as Tomy says.

Cheers

Karl
by karl
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Power Tools and Machinery
Topic: Which vacuum press
Replies: 18
Views: 3604

Re: Which vacuum press

Yes, you get a lot of bag material. It is a tube, over 4' wide, and probably about 5mtrs long. You simply cut it to length. You also get a couple of rolls of sealent - if you look at the first image above, it is the grey outline on the bag. All you do is apply this to one side of the open ends on th...

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