I admit, I have a workshop tool addiction :-)


I picked up one of the Lidl plasma cutters yesterday and had a little play with it this afternoon. A little bit disappointed as whenever I tried to cut anything much over 5mm it blew a fuse. I know I should probably have it plugged into a 16amp supply but don’t have one at the moment to just using a fly lead into the 13 amp supply.
Interesting, see my comments on my own purchase yesterday

as you say, probably needs to be be plugged into the correct rated power supply, lthough on my other Lidl plasma cutter I can use it for 5 minutes or more on full whack without blowing the 13 amp fuse.





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carbonfibre farmer

Arable Farmer
Prepare to be fairly impressed...

Except at the price of rotabroaches :facepalm:
I did get a set from elsewhere.
And had been trawling various other places for them. Found somewhere in Norwich that will sharpen them too. How effective that is though? 🤔

I've also liberated 20litres of 5axis machine cutting oil. Don't want to be heating cutters up!

carbonfibre farmer

Arable Farmer
No problems if done right. We've got an old Clarkson tool & cutter grinder at work that's set up for sharpening annular cutters, and it does a good job of it.
Do well. A couple of different people mentioned them to me so can only assume they are good. Between 3 and 5 a cutter. But not recent prices apparently. Use some special stone that gives off rum horrible dust?? As said, I've no idea. Hence mentioning and asking on here 👍

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...