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    TITAN chain saw (TTL758CHN)

    So, if you get kickback, your hand is bound to hit that front hand guard and stop the motor? Is that the theory?
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    TITAN chain saw (TTL758CHN)

    Hi. That bar was in the backward position. What's confusing me is that on page 26 under "Chain brake" the blurb says " (Fig. 5a) 1) The chain brake in the disengaged position, the product can be operated". And "Fig. 5b 2) The chain brake in the engaged position, the saw chain is stopped as soon...
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    TITAN chain saw (TTL758CHN)

    Hi. Just bought a chain saw by TITAN. I've never had a chain saw before. I believe I have installed the Guide Bar and the Chain correctly. I turned the saw on for a fraction of a second hoping that all is well. But, although I sensed the motor start, I'm pretty sure I never saw the chain move...
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    Dormer drills A095

    When I reflect back, at one time saw a spark when drilling. Might have come from the metal I'm cutting rather than the wood behind it (drill I think was a bit hot). That might be a clue. Instead of buying another drill bit set, or replacing the 6.5 mm drill with an exact replacement, I probably...
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    Dormer drills A095

    Okay, so I bought a set of Heller drill bits (HSS-CO DIN338 RN). I got them today and I opened up 3 already existing holes with the 6.5mm drill. So, the drill has managed to make 3 holes. I then drilled with a pilot drill a new hole, then tried to drill through with the 6.5 mm drill bit. Guess...
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    Dormer drills A095

    I ordered a Heller set of drill bits (Heller Tools 990 HSS-Co Cobalt Stainless Steel Drill Bits). See what gives with these.
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    Dormer drills A095

    I was trying to do the math. If my Makita drill bit does 6 bores of 3mm mild steel before blunting, I'd have to buy 30 to get 180 bores. If each drill cost £1 (inc. postage) that would cost me £30 for 180 bores. If I bought an expensive 6.5 mm carbide bit for say ££30, then if I could bore 180...
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    Dormer drills A095

    Further: I just bought a Makita drill bit set (P-51873) "Titanium Coated" for £16 odd. Well I drilled about 6 holes through 3mm mild steel with the 6.5 mm drill bit. Now blunt and useless. I need drill bits that an industrial outfit would use. Drill bits that would bore through say 30 or 40...
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    Dormer drills A095

    Hi. In the late 60's and during the 70's as a kid I'd use my dad's Dormer drills. They were black. Good drills. About 10 years ago now I bought two metal boxes of Dormer drills, A095 N0.202 & A095 No. 18. Paid about £150 for both. from Greenwood Tools Ltd of Bromsgrove. The drills are tipped...
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    Can you "refresh" cement?

    Yep. I get that kind of thing with old cement. Hoping it can be refreshed with a portion of new cement added.
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    Can you "refresh" cement?

    As mentioned, making up a test mix with a portion of new cement seems to be the thing to do, to see what gives. I'm hoping that adding one third new to old might give the mix a fair propotion of the original strength that comes with fresh cement. Thanks for comments made Rich
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    Can you "refresh" cement?

    Hi. I bought cement to make concrete to be used to effect a border around my garden. So, great strength of concrete is not required. Now, I've had this cement 2 years. Say I have six bags, can I "refresh" the cement by adding a bag a new cement to three bags of the old? Would not attempt this...
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    Is there such a thing as a dedicated pipe inscriber?

    Hi. I think I'll buy the Silverline product (868825) and use that to get a mark on my steam pipes. Then use a grinder to get a half-decent accurate cut.
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    Is there such a thing as a dedicated pipe inscriber?

    Hi. I've got some steam pipe which is about 60mm diameter and thick-walled. I'd like to inscribe a line across the circumference (prior to grinding). Is there such a thing as a pipe/tube inscriber? If not, I'm thinking of getting a plastic tube cutter and using that (because you can get these...
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    Needing the screw part of a clamp

    Yep, that's pretty good. My design is similar inasmuch as it uses a frame. Difference is the frame (made of angle iron about 1" on sides) fits over the top half of the flag. On the inside of this frame on one side is a rubber strip. On the opposite side are two screw jacks with rubber pads. It...
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