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Discussion in 'General' started by LennyRhys, 24 Apr 2021.

  1. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Thing is, you can make a thermos of like 1.5L of coffee and take it with you...and if you need more than that, well, you're caffeinating your way to an early grave.
     
  2. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    True that. But _fresh_ coffee!
     
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  3. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Yep that'd do it!
     
  5. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I added four new things (six, if you count the two new batteries) to the Makita stable here...

    DMP180 Tyre Inflator
    DTM52 Multi Tool
    DML805 Work Light (woo it's quite bright)
    DMR115 DAB+/Bluetooth Radio

    Tyre inflator is quality - can't have a decent compressor in the garage here, light is ruddy bright, but haven't got started with the other two yet.

    I'm still looking at that impact wrench and the orbital polisher. Oh and the sander. But they can wait for another day.
     
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  6. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Aye, the DMP180 is awesome. Very happy with mine, and not having to go to a petrol station for air topups anymore.
     
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  7. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Wish I'd bought one sooner.
     
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  8. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    How is it compared to something like this - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ring-RAC61...&keywords=tyre+inflator&qid=1623416997&sr=8-5

    I keep one of these (or close enough) in the boot of each car for "just in case" sort of scenarios, but if the makita is appreciably better for just topping up on the drive that might be a winner. It would certainly be easier to just throw a battery in and top them all up.
     
  9. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I couldn't say - I've never used anything even remotely similar to that doodad. I don't imagine it's appreciably different, other than using the same Makita ecosystem as everything else. My primary use case is topping up on the drive and when changing the summers for winters, so probably not too dissimilar to yours - But I had nothing powered to hand prior to this.
     
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    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    Spraduke Lurker

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    Added a Dewalt mitre saw to my growing range of power tools (house renovations are expensive!)

    Only a comparatively cheap model for a mitre saw but seems to cut nice and square

    https://www.dewalt.co.uk/products/dws773-gb--216mm-mitre-saw

    Anyone have any experience with Makita mowers or hedge trimmers? I've got a Makita drill with 2 18v batteries so quite fancy the idea of a cordless mower / trimmer (my flymo is terrible)
     
  12. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    I have a DLM533 that I rate highly - no issues on long wet grass and will happily do 1/4 acre (of lawn only, if that makes sense) in any conditions. Doesn't even make it onto the second bank of batteries if it's dry-ish and not too long.
    My only possible gripe is that the handle is fixed and won't fold easily for stowage.

    The only time I found it a bit lacking was last weekend using it not-as-intended to hoover up a truckload of neglect after de-thatching - needed to make few passes to get it all up and the collection bag needed emptying many, many, many, many times. But by truckload I mean literally just that - I think it was 18 bags in the end.

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    Hedge trimmer - have had a DUG523 for several years and it's fine for gentle use. Ergonomics wise not ideal for doing tall hedges though.

    I have a DUX60+EN401MP now, and the 1m extension for good measure. I've used the motor many times with a line trimmer and no complaints - smooth, well balanced and quiet enough. I've only used the hedge trimmer for a short period to test and it's a beast, but then it should be. Without the extension & with the shoulder straps it's easy enough to handle. With the extension it's a bit much, but then if you need to go high, you need to go high.
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    The Makita inflator knocks any 'cheaper' thing I have used into a cocked hat - for the tyres on my car an inflator either needs to be a receiving tank from a compressor, or something with lots of puff. The Makita has done the job admirably - better than anything I have used before.

    I've got a dual 18v LXT strimmer, mower, and hedge trimmer. All are excellent - mower is, in fairness, for a small lawn, but the strimmer and hedge trimmer are impressive.
     
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    ElThomsono Multimodder

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    I've got the DeWalt strimmer and something I like about it is that if you run it on the low speed, it's very quiet.
     
  15. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    How so though? I.e. if the cheap ones I have fill the tyres in the cars, what am I missing? The cordless one would definitely be more user friendly, but are we talking quieter, quicker, more accurate as well?
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Well - the cheapies I have tried before barely got the tyre to the requisite pressure, and if they did, took ages. Also the gauge on this as you suggest is more accurate as far as I can tell. Quieter, quicker, more accurate, no need to have engine running for the 12v.
     
  17. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Will work for nuts Super Moderator

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    Nice one - not being attached to a cable and running vehicle was most of the way towards convincing me, was just curious whether the other aspects were any better. I won't rush out and order one but I will keep an eye out for a bargain and grab it when it comes up.
     
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    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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