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+1 to that, and you can get them pretty cheap online with corrective lenses so that you can actually see. I got some +1.5 (same as my readers) and it's a revelation: I can properly see what I'm doing, so less chance of injury, and being safely goggles they stay on my face whatever angle my head's at. I've trashed two pairs of "best" readers from angle grinder sparks on the glass, these I just chuck and buy another pair.
O yeah, my mincers have been going down hill over the last few years until I can't focus on 1 mm graduations on a rule, I got the magnifying safety specs and now I'm back to normal jogging.
 

maguire

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giatttt

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Suspect that this will be controversial, but I went Ryobi One+ years ago and have just had my first failure (trigger unit is sticking) bought over 10 years ago the original NiCd batteries are long gone and now using third party LiIon jobs. They have been beasted and abused, but still going. Meanwhile makita et al have changed their batteries umpteen times, and that's a big cost.
 

Guns

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Since we’re now talking tool porn, this is the kit from my Ferrari. (Well a picture of an identical one I found on the Internet because I can’t be arsed to go out to the garage.)

Every piece has the Ferrari prancing horse on it.
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Mind out Panther Noir coming through. When I has on the MASSIVE..............
 

maguire

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Book Reviewer
Suspect that this will be controversial, but I went Ryobi One+ years ago and have just had my first failure (trigger unit is sticking) bought over 10 years ago the original NiCd batteries are long gone and now using third party LiIon jobs. They have been beasted and abused, but still going. Meanwhile makita et al have changed their batteries umpteen times, and that's a big cost.

if you've had it for that long, nothing to lose by taking it apart and giving the trigger a look at - maybe a blast with contact cleaner or lube it up a bit?
 
Amateur.

You need:


Now, y'see, you shouldn't have posted that.
I've spent years convincing myself that I don't need such a set-up, but the cycle has started again.
I have no actual need for this, or anywhere to store it other than the kitchen....
 

giatttt

Old-Salt
if you've had it for that long, nothing to lose by taking it apart and giving the trigger a look at - maybe a blast with contact cleaner or lube it up a bit?
Tried that, but it's a sealed unit costing £30 and sags are selling replacements drills at £31as a new model has come out
 
Tried that, but it's a sealed unit costing £30 and sags are selling replacements drills at £31as a new model has come out
Never attempt to take a drill trigger unit apart unless you want 300 tiny springs and contacts to fly all over the room.

Don't ask me how I know this.
 
Since we’re now talking tool porn, this is the kit from my Ferrari. (Well a picture of an identical one I found on the Internet because I can’t be arsed to go out to the garage.)

Every piece has the Ferrari prancing horse on it.
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laughing my cock off -

 
Now, y'see, you shouldn't have posted that.
I've spent years convincing myself that I don't need such a set-up, but the cycle has started again.
I have no actual need for this, or anywhere to store it other than the kitchen....

It was the others, sir. They started it with all their effete chit-chatting about batteries and cordless toys.
 
Not my entire tool kit, but a very useful item indeed that has dug me out of the doodoo more than once, a good friend at least twice and other colleagues..
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An old neighbour from about 10 years ago died during lockdown, so I went over to visit his old lady yesterday and see if she was bearing up. She took me to his shed to hand back an old extension cord I'd lent him years ago (see Exhibit 1 - I hope it was a painful end!).

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And also some of his assorted tools - nothing much of interest apart from wrapped up in a tea towel - Exhibit 2 - various medical looking clamps, scissors, scalpels etc.

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As far as I knew he had a full career in the RAF (finishing WO2) before becoming a jobbing gardener.... looks like he had a few other sidelines he kept quiet!
 

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