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    sold my makita corded jigsaw and replaced it with...

    sold my makita corded jigsaw and replaced it with the LXT 18v when it first came out. Its awesome.

    there have been some great reviews coming out of the states about the BL series makita 18v jigsaw...
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    605mm for electric cooktops, 650mm for gas, but...

    605mm for electric cooktops, 650mm for gas, but allow for 700mm for gas, some of the rangehood companies are very picky with their warranty terms.

    not mentioning names.............................
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    used to use 3 flute "blues" compression cutters,...

    used to use 3 flute "blues" compression cutters, 9.5mm and we were getting them for arond the $50.00 mark, almost disposable at that cost.
    we were running them pretty fast, that was a few years back...
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    I could be wrong, but i though it was D & R...

    I could be wrong, but i though it was D & R Henderson board, which is brittle also, and not kind on compression cutters.
  5. worth the money, i put them into all of my...

    worth the money, i put them into all of my kitchens.

    Lincoln Sentry - If you have a dishwasher...PESTBLOCK it!
  6. lufkin do a great one for round the $280 mark,...

    lufkin do a great one for round the $280 mark, Bosch blue are pretty good too, anything cheaper and you are better to buy a decent spirit level.
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    most of the hmr oard these days from Laminex,...

    most of the hmr oard these days from Laminex, Borg manufacturing, Etc no longer have agreen tinge to the chipboard component, as they have moved to a EO or E1 compliant board.

    from expierence,...
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    yes, as arms said, its known as 3d edge, its...

    yes, as arms said, its known as 3d edge, its clear pvc/abs that has a film backing. because its clear, the hairline join disappears
  9. 25mm is the default i use, along with...

    25mm is the default i use, along with powdercoated aluminium C channel behind it, loos great.

    ...
  10. yes, pretty much what i would say, the aluminium...

    yes, pretty much what i would say, the aluminium one is painfull to work with, but works well.
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    having used diamondgloss pure mineralstone for...

    having used diamondgloss pure mineralstone for benchtops in the past, you still wont get stone look finish as the edge finish will give it away. it also shows up the ripples from the bonding process...
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    i am looking forward to this in a 240v version ...

    i am looking forward to this in a 240v version

    https://shapertools.com/
  13. Thread: DeWalt 54V

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    Another product by dewalt, rushed to market. I...

    Another product by dewalt, rushed to market. I bought their new green beam laser dw089lg or something like that, supposed to be 360* green beam, but had a bad case of fading 180* of the beam. It was...
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    Hafele sell a nice extrusion that the led goes...

    Hafele sell a nice extrusion that the led goes in, it has an opaque cover and looks great, I generally route it into a Sofit panel that gets fixed to the bottom of the overheads. Well worth it.
  15. I think you will find the brushless cordless...

    I think you will find the brushless cordless grinders from the main manufacturers have the grunt and combined with a 5-6ah battery. They are hard to beat
  16. Thread: Track saws

    by Pitto
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    Don't get me wrong, I love Bosch gear, I have...

    Don't get me wrong, I love Bosch gear, I have three of their digital tools, and Sortimo are not to be laughed at either as they , like Tanos , have been in the organiser / storage game a long time...
  17. Would look at a cut to size service for a...

    Would look at a cut to size service for a kitchen. Their Sqm rate would be cheaper than yours and you can get them to drill for shelf and hardware while they are at it
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    Yeah, as David said, unless you have the Blum...

    Yeah, as David said, unless you have the Blum hinge borer or drill jig just take the plugs off and use screws instead
  19. The smaller battery will cook itself if used with...

    The smaller battery will cook itself if used with high drain tools such as the grinder and circular saw. Buy some extra 3ah batteries. Can never have enough
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    They are called expando fixing, and yes, you...

    They are called expando fixing, and yes, you drill 5mm hole, 12mm deep to accomodate them

    draw a center line where you want the hinge placed, offset that 16mm up, and 16mm down, come in from the...
  21. Thread: Track saws

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    makita track joiners are different to the festool...

    makita track joiners are different to the festool ones, they are two lengths of steel, with grub screws in one of them, that pushes against the other creating a wedge effect.

    the festool ones are...
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    that will be around 450mm - 500mm deep,...

    that will be around 450mm - 500mm deep, dishwasher needs to be 560mm -570mm carcase + 20mm doors to work, so there will be some packing off the wall for it to work.

    thse kitchens usually had a...
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    1000 x 1000 corner pantry, shelves are 300mm...

    1000 x 1000 corner pantry, shelves are 300mm deep. probably could have been 350-400mm, never have enough shelf space. just need to check expiry dates carefully, sometimes stuff gets lost back there :D
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    you can get a negative rake, aluminium blade for...

    you can get a negative rake, aluminium blade for circular saws that works very well, I am running one in my tracksaw with better results than the stock blade that came with the saw.

    a trick you...
  25. After market bags for he festool can be found for...

    After market bags for he festool can be found for $10 each. And there is a hack that can be done if you are any good with a sewing machine and a 5 micron dust filter from a large dust extractor
  26. That said, I did have an Aldi $79.00 wet dry vac...

    That said, I did have an Aldi $79.00 wet dry vac and it did the job pretty well, worked great with the track saw with the power outlet on it, but really noisy.
  27. I have the festool ct33 I got off eBay, the bag...

    I have the festool ct33 I got off eBay, the bag in it was off some other vacuum and the filters clogged with 2pac dust, a bit of tlc and some genuine bags, and goes like a freight train. They are...
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    Ran a few of them, but now switching back to...

    Ran a few of them, but now switching back to genuine as a couple of the aftermarkets had failed also.
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    Yes, gables and open shelves, double sided, doors...

    Yes, gables and open shelves, double sided, doors and drawers, single sided.

    I like the texture finish for areas that are tactile [being touched] no issues of finger prints or scratches.

    +1...
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    I have to agree, a company would not remove,...

    I have to agree, a company would not remove, sand, and repaint Vynil wrap doors as the labour cost would blow out. Get some quotes on a proper kitchen reno.
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    I have Ultraglaze pearl metallic on my own...

    I have Ultraglaze pearl metallic on my own kitchen, it's single sided, and I don't notice the textured back on the drawer fronts, the cost saving would be worth the exercise
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    U could try kitchen in a box, you were looking...

    U could try kitchen in a box, you were looking flat pack, Arms is a member here on this forum, well worth checking him out
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    Yes, the textured finish is easy to clean, make...

    Yes, the textured finish is easy to clean, make sure you get a bottle of vuplex and some microfibre cloths from Bunnings, and you should be goo to go. Vuplex can be found in the outdoor blinds isle
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    Nothing wrong with7-11 coffee, 😎

    Nothing wrong with7-11 coffee, 😎
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    The Sika brand is great, I use it a lot, and you...

    The Sika brand is great, I use it a lot, and you only need a small amount, and is super strong.

    The gorilla grip brand works very fast, you need to have your glue up ready.
  36. Thread: Which hinges?

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    Blum do one for doors up to 25mm thick

    Blum do one for doors up to 25mm thick
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    Thanks David,

    Thanks David,
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    Quick one for Perth tilers

    Can you tile directly to whitest plaster? Or does it need to be removed back to render?
  39. Have you checked the minimum side gaps for...

    Have you checked the minimum side gaps for ventilation ? Appliance manufacturers are cracking down on every little detail when it comes to service calls these days. Multi tooling the joinery to the...
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    common mistake from plumbers, trying to run...

    common mistake from plumbers, trying to run dishwasher pipework into the carcase from the side, always run pipework in thru the bottom of the carcase, because as you say, you cant push the dishwasher...
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