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Old 22nd December 2017, 11:42 AM
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[quote=tc4332;135981]Everyone is is in bed and I'm ruminating, used to be called chewing the cud.
I've been looking at my 50mm core drill and realised that it is not the cheap and nasty that I thought. I must have spent some pennies when I purchased it. I was thinking that it was a one piece of metal lump but now looking at it closer have realised that it is a good quality one with an arbor and facility for a guide drill to be fitted.
Tomorrow's job is holding it over the gas hob, applying loads of heat and attempting to crack the short arbor from the core drill. I have just ordered a new 350mm arbor on fleebay in anticipation of a good result from the application of heat. Soaking in WD40 didn't help at all, but then it has done a lot of work just like my dead Lidl SDS drill.
Anyone got a spare pair of asbestos gloves?
Then again Johnmed does not live too far away, I might be able to get him to come round and apply bandages and other care if needed. [/QUOTE

I have welders gauntlets, blacksmiths apron and spats you're more than welcome to borrow.

Be careful you don't change the characteristics of the steel by heating it up too much Ray, it'll be heat treated from new.
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Old 22nd December 2017, 05:12 PM
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Thanks for that Dezzy.
Not a problem though, I did blacksmithing at Beachley along with various other things they taught us at Army College.
Did it this morning. Gripped the arbor in the vice, used a culinary blowtorch on the core drill base not near the cutters for a few seonds. Placed a short tommy bar through the core drill and tapped it with a two and a half pound ball pein. One tap moved the arbor in the vice so I tried it from the other side and it spun undone.
I was able to hold the core drill in my hand straight away. Surprised really that it was so easy. Obviously hit the sweet spot first go.
Anyone need their horse shoeing?

All I need now is an SDS drill, have to see if there is a Santa.
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Old 27th December 2017, 02:39 PM
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The holes need to be 50mm so that the plugs and cables can fit through without me needing to cut the cables and then rejoin them. These holes will have IP66 boxes over them so everything will be waterproof.
50mm... for CCTV ?.. That does seem rather huge....

Worst I've ever seen is an RJ45 or BNC, both of which would happily make it through about 15mm.... what are the connectors on this thing... commandos ?


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Old 27th December 2017, 04:52 PM
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OK when you only have one, but I have eight and four of them also have audio.
The other problem is that I am routing them through the cavity wall between the two parts of our house. By using 50mm gives me room to manipulate the plastic water pipe that I will be using as a routing and support for the cables to save them resting on the wall ties.
Thanks for the condolences, I did have tears in my eyes, but the good bit was that I could postpone the job till it gets a bit warmer.
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Update time.
Xmas is over, I think I have covered all the bills and a debt owing to me has been repaid, so I went on the hunt.
Managed to find a decent SDS drill that will do for the amount of heavy work that I have still to do, after all at my age I have started to listen and obey SWMBO.
I have purchased a MAC Allister MERH1500 at 96. Quite a bit heavier than the old Lidl jobbie, but that will help when breaking stuff. Maybe a slight problem when drilling horizontally but I liked the colour. Promise I will not wash and polish it every time I use it. It sits in a pretty black plastic case that has nice blue locking tabs.
Now I need to pluck up courage and head outside to do the job. Bugger it, it is too cold I'm staying indoors and building a corner shop for the model railway.
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Update time.
Xmas is over, I think I have covered all the bills and a debt owing to me has been repaid, so I went on the hunt.
Managed to find a decent SDS drill that will do for the amount of heavy work that I have still to do, after all at my age I have started to listen and obey SWMBO.
I have purchased a MAC Allister MERH1500 at 96. Quite a bit heavier than the old Lidl jobbie, but that will help when breaking stuff. Maybe a slight problem when drilling horizontally but I liked the colour. Promise I will not wash and polish it every time I use it. It sits in a pretty black plastic case that has nice blue locking tabs.
Now I need to pluck up courage and head outside to do the job. Bugger it, it is too cold I'm staying indoors and building a corner shop for the model railway.
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Old 13th January 2018, 10:25 AM
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That's how I used to deal with things when I was full time coach driving. I'd take 60+ people away for a week or three, hold their hands and learn their inside leg measurements, bring them back home, and then the next morning start over with a fresh load.
Mind some rather strange things happened, most of which must remain in the memory box.
One odd one was after rescuing a stranded coachload from Yugoslavie shortly before the troubles there I became quite friendly with a couple of families from Exeter. Two years later I arrived home from Switzerland to find that Gwen had had a phone call from the daughter of one of them to ask if she could drive up to see us, G agreed and arranged a date for when I was home. The next day this girl arrived with her boyfriend in tow, introduced him to me, then asked me if he was good enough for her.
God knows what was behind that.

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thats a good price i was looking at these
were from?
2 batteries and charger inc?
inc vat and postage?
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Hi Roberto,
Sorry, this is the corded 240 volt one from B&Q. Actually bought it at the trade counter using my Trade Point card. Luckily the manager is a friend and he suggested using my card for the other things that I had picked up but buy the drill as an ordinary DIYer. His reasoning was that in the drill destruction manual there is a little line that says something about it not being a tradesman tool and only for DIY use (Page 22:- This product is intended for private domestic use only, not for any commercial trade use). He suggested that the powers that be would refuse to honour the warranty if anything went wrong with it because I was a trader and therefore overused the beast.
I still think it is a lovely colour.
It has a very nice slow start on it, variable speed and has all four modes.
  1. Drill with hammer
  2. Drill without hammer
  3. Normal fixed Chisel
  4. Free to rotate chisel (allows you to adjust the cutting angle when using bolster chisel)


Did I mention the colour?
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