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    14th May 2021, 07:53 PM
    So many times I here in conversation I followed blah blah from Youtube and built this, and blah blah from YouTube said you should do it like this or that. That's great, but how do you know this youtuber is actually doing it right, or giving correct information. There are some smart Youtubers who do share some good advice, mostly what I have picked up from the reputable highly skilled guys mostly from the USA is small timesaving tips and tricks, especially when building jigs etc. There...
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    14th May 2021, 09:12 AM
    John, I might need some explanation as nearly all of what you say comes from the fuel tax credit scheme, yes!?
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    14th May 2021, 06:14 AM
    Simple, most DIY get their information by watching YouTube videos. The days of forums are dying, just like free to air TV and magazines.
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    13th May 2021, 09:13 PM
    While stud adhesive can work it can create a further problem if it bleeds through the sheet joins. Just use the powder whether it be cornice cement or what Sol pic'd.
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    13th May 2021, 08:24 PM
    This machine has been the only exception, I make it a rule to NEVER buy these cheap Chinese rubbish machines, I now know why. I thought this one would be ok, after all what does it have to do, spin a bit, push a bit of water down to the core bit and that's about it, it's not that difficult. I have learnt my lesson now. I was looking at getting a Metabo dry vac concrete cutter, the ones that look like an overgrown circular saw, I have a small Japanese made Hitachi and it's fantastic,...
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    13th May 2021, 04:33 PM
    Actually I would say the Chinese are buying all our ore for their warships, don't want to see that coming back.
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    13th May 2021, 02:12 PM
    Doubt they have a so called 'Head Technician' especially looking at what parts they make available.
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    13th May 2021, 12:17 PM
    It is normal to butt-join the ends of any timber as expansion and contraction is greatest across the grain rather than with it. Four mm gap between boards is fine but I would go more if there is any chance of ground moisture issues.
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    13th May 2021, 09:42 AM
    I don't think so, revenues for Bunnings was one of the highest last year. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/wesfarmers-earning-results-2020-2020-8#:~:text=The%20company%20–%20which%20owns%20Kmart,strong%20across%20Officeworks%20and%20Bunnings. Revenue at Bunnings rose 13.9% to $14.9 billion, supported by customers who have spent more time working and doing projects at home during the pandemic. The company’s earnings also increased 13.9% to $1.85 billion. “Earnings in Bunnings and...
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    13th May 2021, 09:38 AM
    I'm interested in their response which was. As per advised by our Head Technician: Please be advised that we are unable to fix the shaft as it's bent out of order. This may be due to the unit not being setup properly or not being used correctly. That hints at they cannot repair the machine as they suspect the shaft is bent and they don't stock parts to fix it ? I have sent them a question this morning asking them if they stock the parts required to fix it, as they also said. ...
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    13th May 2021, 09:21 AM
    It's quite bizarre, we export our raw materials, they produce mostly inferior quality products not fit for purpose, so we can import them back and throw them in landfill. Maybe it's easier if we cut out the middle man and just throw the raw material in landfill, would be a lot cheaper and less damaging to the environment.
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    13th May 2021, 12:35 AM
    Ebay OzPlaza have good support in my experience, I bought a 12v compressor fridge off them and on the hottest of days the electronics failed due to overheating. Luckily I had it configured to run the compressor at different speeds and the two lowest speeds still worked. The part is a Danfoss type and costs more than the fridge to buy so being out of warranty I wrote to OzPlaza asking if they had a spare part. They replied that it was out of warranty but they would follow up with their supplier....
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    12th May 2021, 10:24 PM
    Yes, people probably still think Dick owns them !!!! They don't even attempt to change the websites, jone is white, the other is yellow with a different name on top
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    12th May 2021, 10:22 PM
    Compare the difference, one of my Paslode gas guns came off a 2nd story roof, landed on concrete, I thought surely that's got to be stuffed now. It bent the nose piece, found genuine nose piece online for $27 delivered, replaced it today and it's working fine, no other damage to the gun. It fell probably 6 meters, where as this Baumr rubbish can't even drill more than 5 holes before it fell apart. Stupidly during their woeful replies, they said I could choose to have it serviced...
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    12th May 2021, 10:12 PM
    Wonder how many are fooled thinking DickSmith isn't just Kogan!
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    12th May 2021, 09:49 PM
    Yep, Kogan has become a $500 million company by selling the public cheap underspec products for years. These sorts of companies are run by scumbags who will do anything to make a dollar. Kogan advertised a tax sale, but marked up all the prices just before the sale, then gave a 10% discount code which still made most of the products cost MORE tha they did before the supposed sale, they got caught and fined $350,000 for doing this, sucked in. ...
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    12th May 2021, 09:36 PM
    Definitely no clutch on this one, if it jams it just keeps driving until it probably burns the motor out.
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    12th May 2021, 08:06 PM
    Yep exactly what I have done, I only noticed this after posting it here. I will let you know their reply
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    12th May 2021, 07:44 PM
    I have avoided buying baumr, pretentious company name is their con. I seem to remember buying something from them years ago and learnt my lesson then. They are just a nothing ebay seller somewhat like Kogan.
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    12th May 2021, 06:54 PM
    Here is a warning to anyone contemplating buying any tools from edisons tools https://www.edisons.com.au/?gclid=CjwKCAjw-e2EBhAhEiwAJI5jgy2uUpjnDWtIf_G7rAno5fHZIu_I7qHgU_KuJYwyiLtVbae_facUPhoCu0QQAvD_BwE I made the unfortunate decision to purchase a tool from these shonksters, being a concrete core hole machine. Purchased the machine just over 12 months ago (12 months warranty) my intentions were to use it for this house I'm currently doing up as it has suspended concrete slabs. I...
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    11th May 2021, 04:09 PM
    Ohhh, now doesn't that look beautiful, could hardly tell they are not real sleepers
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    10th May 2021, 10:22 PM
    Yep I understand the AZ is free (it's not really free as our taxes are subsidising it), but I feel the Pfizer should be offered as a cost option if the consumer feels it's the right one for them. I know the blood clot figures are very low, and Australia's numbers of 11 are within the manufacturers guidelines for how many vaccines have been administered. Luckily there has only been one death, but one death is one too many in these days of technological advancements, they have manged to send...
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    10th May 2021, 09:02 PM
    I think the gov't should offer the AZ vaccine for free, and also offer the Pfizer as an option for those who don't want the AZ for whatever reason. I believe the Pfizer has a cost of $20 a dose, I would be happy paying the $20 or would it be $40 for two doses, the AZ and Johnson vaccines are both displaying random blood clot issues, because they are based on the same older technology. I believe if they did it this way, yo uwould see the uptake of the vaccine here go a lot faster. ...
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    10th May 2021, 11:14 AM
    The pfizer jab would have given you better assurance for that.
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    10th May 2021, 11:00 AM
    That you can still get covid and be unprotected against newer strains! Why didn't you get the pfizer?
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    10th May 2021, 10:18 AM
    Maybe late this year or next year AZ might offer worthwhile protection. "4 MARCH 2021-CORRECTION 25 MARCH 2021-UPDATE 25 MARCH 2021 ....In a subsequent statement, AstraZeneca said that its 79% efficacy figure had been based on an interim analysis of early data up to 17 February, and that it has yet to issue the trial’s final results. Those results, the company added, would be “consistent with the interim analysis”. (On 25 March, AstraZeneca press released updated trial results reporting...
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    9th May 2021, 10:21 PM
    If we all had a choice what proportion do you think would want AZ!
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    9th May 2021, 07:25 PM
    The low statistical risk of getting a clot is of little interest to me when safer vaccines are available. The clots caused by this vaccine are more deadly than what other medications may give. I am not happy knowing someone will die in the hope of providing protection to everyone else. We should have a choice of what vaccine we want to receive and not what the government dictates. And I get my news allover the place, sometimes the ABC if they manage to be apolitical and not slanted towards...
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    9th May 2021, 01:41 PM
    I'll wait in the hope they get something better for us than the crap AZ vaccine.
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    9th May 2021, 12:57 PM
    phild01 replied to a thread Sika 11FC/11FC+ in Tools & Products
    more here: Sika 11FC+ (renovateforum.com)
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