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

holwellcourtfarm

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NFFN Member
Yeah, the dust given off when using grinding wheels to sharpen cutters is not at all good for your lungs.
My father in law used to be a precision engineer doing a lot of military stuff. He talked of some specialist things they did that involved grinding one-off glass components and said the precautions they had to take for eyes and lungs were extreme.
 

Munkul

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For the price of Rotabroach raptor bits (pretty decent quality) they will do literally 100's of holes before they wear out. My personal count is 300 holes and counting on one 16mm bit, still sharp.
Then personally i just buy new ones. The sizes we use most are 14, 18, 22 and they are the only ones I've ever had to replace... so far :D
Good set to start off with!

I use Tyris metalworking fluid if on the pillar drill, soluble cutting fluid if doing batch work in workshop, and HMT speedlube if on site or awkward positions. Lube is absolutely key to keeping the cutters sharp.
 

David.

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Mixed Farmer
Location
J11 M40
Arrived today.
Quick trial has shown it to be capable of putting a flat 540 65 24 tyre to 22psi in about 10 mins, off one 5ah battery. Not what it's made for I expect, but for an in field emergency...
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Slightly annoyingly, it is necessary to carry some farmers friend, because there is no trigger lock button; probably to stop you burning it out blowing up big tyres.
 
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milkloss

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Livestock Farmer
Location
East Sussex
Arrived today.
Quick trial has shown it to be capable of putting a flat 540 65 24 tyre to 22psi in about 10 mins, off one 5ah battery. Not what it's made for I expect, but for an in field emergency...View attachment 1028124View attachment 1028125
Slightly annoyingly, it is necessary to carry some farmers friend, because there is no trigger lock button; probably to stop you burning it out blowing up big tyres.
Use a cable tie just tight enough to operate the trigger. Can slip it on and off then.
 

Bob c

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Livestock Farmer
Location
Cotswolds

one or two welders in this auction if anyone fancies something a bit larger. some other bits too.
funy how its the uk one which has gone into Administration
got branhes in China malaysia Taiwan turkey vietnam

think have they takern the good bits back home
 

Neil MP

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Argyll

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Man fined £300 for bonfire-related waste offences

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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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...
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