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Old 13-01-2018, 08:30 PM   #21
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Hi WTD
Just remember I helped you load the wardrobe I sold you into the car
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Old 13-01-2018, 10:13 PM   #22
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Yes you did. Nice wardrobe. Had to unload that on my own as well
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Old 16-01-2018, 05:37 PM   #23
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I bought a cordless soldering iron yesterday - now you all shout "it's useless". I thought for a fiver it's worth the risk. There are occasions when working under the boards, and hanging on with both legs and one arm, it might come in useful - if it works. Says it heats up to 500degrees.
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Old 16-01-2018, 05:42 PM   #24
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Can’t lose at that price Barry.
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Old 16-01-2018, 05:45 PM   #25
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i got one aswel yesterday, you have to keep the button pressed to use it it, first use the slide switch then press and hold the button, takes about 10 seconds to heat up enough to melt solder,
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If it is like the cordless Dremel type I bought in Lidl couple of years ago give it a miss it was rubbish. No power at all. Get one which is mains power they are much better. Good few on E-bay. They have been recommended on here before by others. John.

Hello TD,,,,,,,,,, yes just had look at the leaflet and it does look like the useless one I bought 2 years ago except my one did not have the red cover thing on the battery. The extra tool set is a handy buy though.
I found lots of useful tools in it. John

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Just read a couple of posts from two guys on the NRM forum about the Dremel like tool and both seem happy with their purchases power wise. So I wonder if they have improved it or yours was a duffer 2 years ago? Cordless tools are often let down by dodgy batteries, I would take yours back and see if they will swap it many of their power tools come with 3 year warranty it's worth a punt.

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i have just got one of the multi tools, it's a lot bigger than your average dremel, comes with a few accessories and five collets some very fine drill bits, plenty of power, also a power indicator so you know how much battery life is left and it is variable speed, and for £18 is very much worth a punt,
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I found that My one had plenty of power at fast speed but once you needed to use low speed it was close to useless. Just to clarifies what I said earlier. And most of the time one wants to use a lower speed I find.
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talking of Lidl's, for anyone interested in looking younger they have unveiled an anti ageing cream on sale at £3.49!

you can now look your best at exhibitions
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Wouldn’t be any cheaper for most of us, we’d need about a hundred jars each to make any difference.
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