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Old 29 August 2007, 13:39   #11
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I doubt it's illegal - the plastic connectors and pipes etc are quite well established now!!! Agree with most of the other stuff.
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Old 29 August 2007, 14:10   #13
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You have a system that is highly dangerous and probably illegal.
The system I have is specifically designed for workshop compressed air supply. I dont see any way that this could be dangerous?
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The main reson I don't like flexi pipe as a main line is that you could easily damage it when moving things around in a workshop environment, other than that I guess it's just as good as steel stuff. My personal favorite is the steel though.

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Some of the machine mart stuff is quite good - some is crap. Same goes for Sealey - some of it is indentical to branded stuff that costs 2x as much.
I agree with that, I've had air ratchets, hammers , needle guns, sanders, you name it.. that look shitty/cheap but have well outlasted better makes !
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Kieron thanks for the nod about Merlin, I'd be interested in getting a quote from them.

All the tools I have been looking at are DESOUTTO, iNGERSOL RAND, ATLAS COPCO AND CHICAGO PNEUMATIC. I am a bit of a tool whore and I like to buy the best tools I can afford for my son to leave hanging around the yard.

Gordon mgrath had a very enviable setup whenhe was based in the UK and I think he used CP
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Desoutter used to be awesome - they were the company who made Douglas Bader's artificial legs!!! They were taken over by Chicago Pneumatics some time ago so what they are like now I don't know. I have some precision air screw drivers from them whilst they were still British. Maybe they still make the quality British tools - don't know.

We also used to use Tucker pop rivet guns - they were really good.

As I said though you have to be so careful these days. I wouldn't mind betting even the top brands have some stuff made in China - stuff that is also sold under other names at 1/2 the price.
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Thanks I am familiar with brand engineering and generally can tell if something is good quality or not. What I can't tell ios the quality of the steel that the machined parts are made from inside, which is why I am asking for peoples experiences.

How about Electrical tools? DO you see much differewnce between B&Q's own range of power tools as opposed to AEG, Hitachi or Metabo
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How about Electrical tools? DO you see much differewnce between B&Q's own range of power tools as opposed to AEG, Hitachi or Metabo
It is all down to what you are using tools for and how often you are likely to use them. B&Q own brand is fine for putting up shelves or screwing a garden shed together but show them any hard work / abuse and they show why they where £29.98.

Makita power tools for me every time, have not managed to kill one yet.

Mind you Ellen Macarthur had B&Q own brand tools for her round the world trips. Now that was brave of her.
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Speaking from the perspective of someone who used to be in the business, (I used to sell tools/specialist engineering supplies etc.) just make sure you stay well clear of anything marketed as a DIY tool. Most manufacturers carry a DIY range and a 'pro' range or something similar. The DIY ranges have a 'working design life' of approximately 4 hours constant use which is adequate for the average guy who puts up an occasional shelf or curtain pole etc. They use very cheap and poor quality internal materials (even if the exterior looks as good as a PRO version).

Brands such as Desoutter, Metabo, Bosch, Makita all rank up there (with Bosch always buy the Pro ranges though).

BUT (as with all things in life, it is never that straight forward)

It is important to consider your usage against cost. In some instances it is possible to buy several low budget tools for the price of a pro model. If your use is going to be occasional, it may make more sense to buy cheaper tools and just replace them when they go wrong.

I know of many people that use Clarke/Sealey products bought from the likes of screwfix and machine mart and have been using them for years with no problems, but they probably only use them on an occasional basis.

On a side note, when considering electrical tools be wary of Makita cordless drill/screwdriver units. They are excellent tools but have an inherently weak trigger unit. We used to have around ten of them and at any one time probably at least two were away having repairs to the trigger assembly......
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