- Well priced
- Robustly made
- Good dust extraction
- Easy to use and adjust.
I like the idea of portable power, hence my fascination with battery technologies. But, battery power has its limits and there is still a strong case for having the extra oomph of a generator nearby that can provide a power plug in. This has been reinforced for me recently with a series of power cuts in the village in Sussex where I live. During the longest power cut I was right in the middle of converting some rough oak planks into more manageable square edged pieces ready for thicknessing, when the power went off. Luckily, I had the power of the Honda EU22i to turn to.
Sanding has never been my favourite task, but became tolerable with the invention of longer-lasting abrasives and much better sanding machines. The picture has now been complicated by the research into the dangers of dust inhalation. The knowledge has led to legislation, so even ‘one-man-bands’ now have to use M level dust collection on site. But dust collection in home workshops shouldn’t be ignored either. Time to invest in masks and vac extraction?
I became a fan of this saw within about ten minutes of using it. I happened to be cutting up some 75mm thick, hard American Maple when it arrived. I thought that there was no time like the present, slotted a battery pack into it and started cutting. The brand-new blade was sharp as a razor, the power delivery was spot on and although the depth of cut, at 62mm, wasn’t quite enough to cut through the 75mm thickness of the maple, there was not even a change of note from the motor as it sliced through the timber. Now that is a good first impression.
I, like many others, am slowly learning that I can’t do without the smart electronics in my car. It enables the phone and music connections, satnav etc etc that I rely on increasingly. But these same complicated electronics are so sensitive that merely disconnecting the battery to replace a light bulb can entail an hour’s worth of work resetting all the electronics - from the clock to the automatic headlight dipping.
The Executive Hire Show’s underwritten slogan reads; “Where passionate hirers meet passionate suppliers.” This motto was aptly evidenced when one such hirer, YHC Hire Solutions encountered an equally enthusiastic supplier in MHM Plant, at this year’s show.
Checkatrade, the trusted online directory of over 29,000 recommended, vetted and monitored tradespeople, has signed a deal with triple-crown winning snooker star, Shaun Murphy for the World Snooker Championship which takes place this April.
‘No 1 Welding provider to toolshop sector across Europe and how to recapture your customers welding business’
‘Old’ welding technology meant that welding was perceived as an esoteric skill that required lots of training and then lots of practice to perfect. It also had a frisson of danger attached – with high voltages and lots of sparks that burned tiny holes in your clothing if you did it wrong, they were enough to discourage people from having a go.
For removing problematic materials from concrete, stone and ceramic tiles, The Preparation Group recommends the 180 Grinder.
International construction consultant Michael Gallucci is running the London Marathon in aid of a national disability charity.