Tool deals/ workshop consumables sticky

Phil P

Member
Arable Farmer
Location
North West
What would be a good tig for welding alloy check plate ?
You’ll need an AC/DC tig if you want to weld alloys, there’s a big price jump from a standard DC only tig.
I’ve got an R-Tech 201 AC/DC tig with water cooled lance, it’s done around 8 years now and been faultless.
You need quite a few amps once you start getting into the thicker plate, I wouldn’t want any less than a 170A machine. Not enough amps and progress will be steady which causes excessive heat to build up in the work piece.
 

Cowcalf

Member
You’ll need an AC/DC tig if you want to weld alloys, there’s a big price jump from a standard DC only tig.
I’ve got an R-Tech 201 AC/DC tig with water cooled lance, it’s done around 8 years now and been faultless.
You need quite a few amps once you start getting into the thicker plate, I wouldn’t want any less than a 170A machine. Not enough amps and progress will be steady which causes excessive heat to build up in the work piece.
unless ur doing very tricky or delicate work I reckon a spool gun is far quicker way to work
 

tancoman

Member
Just after leaving the Lidl in Antrim and there’s at least 12 plasma cutters available possibly more. I bought one last year and despite my best efforts I haven’t killed it yet.

Consumables can be reasonable on amazon and ebay
Would a 50 litre air compressor be suitable for that Aldi/Lidl Plasma Cutter?
 
Does anyone know of a good supplier of consumables like grinding discs and gasket sealant etc that you can buy online an be delivered to you? I always forget to buy them when doing the rounds but they arnt important enough to buy specially!
L&s engineering are online do most things
 

wiffle

New Member
Location
South west
What are the better makes of grinding/cutting disc does paying more get a better product. thanks.

Generally yes, always found standard tyrolit, flexovit, or branded stuff like Bosch or dewalt to be good for the money. If you want to go up a level then there’s stuff like 3m silver or cubitron. Cheap wheels are just not worth the hassle or risk to your health.
 

Farmerdunk

Member
Location
Hertfordshire
Looking for some good cutting discs suitable for small cordless Makita grinder,
With restrictions getting from local supplies store is a nightmare

We have a 5 inch dewalt. Phoned up several Agri parts people and they only sold the 4 1/2 inch discs. Got some off amazon! Think the make are LZ. Really impressed with them.
 

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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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