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Just looked up a track saw here, bloomen expensive at the minute.


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Soundlink Micro for travel.

I've got a Fugoo Sport XL for home and taking out in the car but way too big to cart overseas.


We have one of these bad boys.
Cracking value and great quality, probably my mrs most logical and practical purchase!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:36 am 
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Is that more or less midlife crisis than a sportscar?

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Not for me .. i have already done mid life crisis ... muscle car motorbikes etc

looks like a lot of fun tbf


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Is that more or less midlife crisis than a sportscar?

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Not for me .. i have already done mid life crisis ... muscle car motorbikes etc

looks like a lot of fun tbf

Do it :lol:

I got a longboard a few years back. Had awesome fun on it but...

I got caught up in a surprise lunch and broke my elbow trying it some rad speed skating stylez on the way home from 6 pints. Still made it to Chantal’s birthday that night because the Grey Goose didn’t break when I hit the deck.

#savethevodka


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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
Is that more or less midlife crisis than a sportscar?

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Not for me .. i have already done mid life crisis ... muscle car motorbikes etc

looks like a lot of fun tbf

Do it :lol:

I got a longboard a few years back. Had awesome fun on it but...

I got caught up in a surprise lunch and broke my elbow trying it some rad speed skating stylez on the way home from 6 pints. Still made it to Chantal’s birthday that night because the Grey Goose didn’t break when I hit the deck.

#savethevodka

Lorde would be proud


I have a Globe cruiser , this is for the young fella around the farm etc ... looks great


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Hareaway wrote:
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Is that more or less midlife crisis than a sportscar?

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Not for me .. i have already done mid life crisis ... muscle car motorbikes etc

looks like a lot of fun tbf


Just teasing.

Did you see my hipster.scooter? Excellent fun and just hung popped to the shops for a chook and hung it off the stowage clip!


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How much are you ripping? I looked into those and decided this was more portable and flexible

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You K.Hunt! Me want!

I do a lot of home projects, I'm no professional, learn all my shit from google and YouTube. It was $200 off but the great thing is despite its size it stores well. Very compact. I've wanted one for years but it took a while for price reductions, luckily it came up in time for me to build a bedroom castle for my daughter for her birthday.

That's the battery model as well, so £££££


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How much are you ripping? I looked into those and decided this was more portable and flexible

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:shock:

You K.Hunt! Me want!

I do a lot of home projects, I'm no professional, learn all my shit from google and YouTube. It was $200 off but the great thing is despite its size it stores well. Very compact. I've wanted one for years but it took a while for price reductions, luckily it came up in time for me to build a bedroom castle for my daughter for her birthday.

That's the battery model as well, so £££££

I'm loving everything going battery but shit the prices. I saw a track saw online for $500CAD + PHUCKING tax, got by table saw for $400 including. Dad for my birthday bought me a battery powered motormower. Fuggen thing is awesome. I use it to do the main cut and dress the grass with a push reel.


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I know, but it's my job and it's beautiful being completely cordless. (Admittedly my cordless crossmitre saw will only arrive on Monday)

10 5amp batteries,16 bits of kit and I can work through a power cut


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For shiz with the power and longevity batteries provide now. Prices will come down, saw a Ryobi mitersaw the other day for under $300. Not a professional tool but handy enough. If I didn't have my Milwaukee I'd have gone there.


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For shiz with the power and longevity batteries provide now. Prices will come down, saw a Ryobi mitersaw the other day for under $300. Not a professional tool but handy enough. If I didn't have my Milwaukee I'd have gone there.

Nope, stick to your Milwaukee. Much better tools.

Ryobi are fine for people who are average use diyers (globby, you don't need a festool), but Milwaukee are a step above. And once you've invested in a battery system it makes sense to stick with it.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:40 pm 
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For shiz with the power and longevity batteries provide now. Prices will come down, saw a Ryobi mitersaw the other day for under $300. Not a professional tool but handy enough. If I didn't have my Milwaukee I'd have gone there.

Nope, stick to your Milwaukee. Much better tools.

Ryobi are fine for people who are average use diyers (globby, you don't need a festool), but Milwaukee are a step above. And once you've invested in a battery system it makes sense to stick with it.


Use them rugularly pronounced Mill e wah que, which means “the good land”


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For shiz with the power and longevity batteries provide now. Prices will come down, saw a Ryobi mitersaw the other day for under $300. Not a professional tool but handy enough. If I didn't have my Milwaukee I'd have gone there.

Nope, stick to your Milwaukee. Much better tools.

Ryobi are fine for people who are average use diyers (globby, you don't need a festool), but Milwaukee are a step above. And once you've invested in a battery system it makes sense to stick with it.

That's all I am though, self taught handy man.


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badmannotinjapan wrote:
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For shiz with the power and longevity batteries provide now. Prices will come down, saw a Ryobi mitersaw the other day for under $300. Not a professional tool but handy enough. If I didn't have my Milwaukee I'd have gone there.

Nope, stick to your Milwaukee. Much better tools.

Ryobi are fine for people who are average use diyers (globby, you don't need a festool), but Milwaukee are a step above. And once you've invested in a battery system it makes sense to stick with it.

That's all I am though, self taught handy man.

But you've bought Milwaukee.

Stick with the same system, otherwise you're duplicating batteries, chargers etc.

For instance, my 5amp batteries cost approximately £80 each. It'd be madness to switch between systems.

I actually counted up today. I've got 19 bits of kit that run off the same battery. 10 is probably over egging it, but I've got two tools that need two batteries.

Now you've got the charger and the batteries stick with that system.


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Allure with Alexa. Didn't need but currently £100 refurb from Harman Kardon. Took 5mins to set up, works perfectly with Amazon music and spotify plus controls all my switches etc. Sounds good and works with my Synology NAS. Only thing is it doesn't control Hue lights without a hub but I have one of those.


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Only black. Baby carrier in the front.


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Shite, don't buy.

For sale. $50. Used twice. Cleaned and comes with original packaging


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Only black. Baby carrier in the front.

Sorry, but you look like a cnut.


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Only black. Baby carrier in the front.

Sorry, but you look like a massive lane hogging cnut.


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Trying to get my 5km down to 20 mins. Training on the watch is great.


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Only black. Baby carrier in the front.

Sorry, but you look like a cnut.

:lol: I look like a plum, with 1/2 the population of my city, paying no car tax and insurance 8)


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Only black. Baby carrier in the front.

Sorry, but you look like a massive lane hogging cnut.

We (cyclists) own the lanes and hogg as we see f ucking fit. :D


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badmannotinjapan wrote:
Just looked up a track saw here, bloomen expensive at the minute.


I used this vid, easy to follow and save yourself a lot of money

https://www.youtube.com/watch?edufilter ... 0BZLbW1lvQ


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Just looked up a track saw here, bloomen expensive at the minute.


I used this vid, easy to follow and save yourself a lot of money

https://www.youtube.com/watch?edufilter ... 0BZLbW1lvQ

Not bad for home use, but carrying a 2.4m + one around would be a pain in the arse and the plunge aspect of the saw is key for me


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No more cold frikkin polder feet! :D


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Rav4 - 2019 - 2.5l hybrid... (my first)


had one of those on a recent trip to the states, albeit a petrol one

Surprisingly comfortable and well equipped

Given I drive 15 year old cars as a rule I was staggered at the autonomy of some of the features, I've I'd trusted it to Im sure it could have driven the interstate by itself


Just read that the Rav4 won Aussie car of the year winner.
Petrol just hit 190c a litre - so the fact we get 5.9 / 100km makes it really economical.

After owning now for few months i would highly recommend.


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Wife just bought a Robovac 12 for downstairs - quite hypnotic watching it buzz around like some drunk

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How the f uck does that get into the corners and under the furniture?


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Wife just bought a Robovac 12 for downstairs - quite hypnotic watching it buzz around like some drunk

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How the f uck does that get into the corners and under the furniture?


It gets under sofas and sideboards as it’s only a few cm high
To clean the corners it has two revolving soft bristle things out the front like a road sweeper van. A Lego helmet caused it to get stuck but otherwise it seems to be doing a good job of going around our open plan kitchen diner & into the hall and front room.


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Wife just bought a Robovac 12 for downstairs - quite hypnotic watching it buzz around like some drunk

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How the f uck does that get into the corners and under the furniture?


It gets under sofas and sideboards as it’s only a few cm high
To clean the corners it has two revolving soft bristle things out the front like a road sweeper van. A Lego helmet caused it to get stuck but otherwise it seems to be doing a good job of going around our open plan kitchen diner & into the hall and front room.

:lol: :lol: :thumbup:


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backrow wrote:
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Wife just bought a Robovac 12 for downstairs - quite hypnotic watching it buzz around like some drunk

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How the f uck does that get into the corners and under the furniture?


It gets under sofas and sideboards as it’s only a few cm high
To clean the corners it has two revolving soft bristle things out the front like a road sweeper van. A Lego helmet caused it to get stuck but otherwise it seems to be doing a good job of going around our open plan kitchen diner & into the hall and front room.


Robo vacs are excellent - we've had one for years - it's on its' 3rd battery now. We normally put it on when we go out - it does its' work and parks back in its' charging station.


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ovalball wrote:
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Wife just bought a Robovac 12 for downstairs - quite hypnotic watching it buzz around like some drunk

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How the f uck does that get into the corners and under the furniture?


It gets under sofas and sideboards as it’s only a few cm high
To clean the corners it has two revolving soft bristle things out the front like a road sweeper van. A Lego helmet caused it to get stuck but otherwise it seems to be doing a good job of going around our open plan kitchen diner & into the hall and front room.


Robo vacs are excellent - we've had one for years - it's on its' 3rd battery now. We normally put it on when we go out - it does its' work and parks back in its' charging station.


Do you have to 'train' it, or shift bags, toys etc out of the way before you let it loose?

I'm not expecting it to tidy up too, just interested whether the usual detritus we've got kicking about the flat will cause any problems.


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Wife just bought a Robovac 12 for downstairs - quite hypnotic watching it buzz around like some drunk

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How the f uck does that get into the corners and under the furniture?


It gets under sofas and sideboards as it’s only a few cm high
To clean the corners it has two revolving soft bristle things out the front like a road sweeper van. A Lego helmet caused it to get stuck but otherwise it seems to be doing a good job of going around our open plan kitchen diner & into the hall and front room.


Robo vacs are excellent - we've had one for years - it's on its' 3rd battery now. We normally put it on when we go out - it does its' work and parks back in its' charging station.


Do you have to 'train' it, or shift bags, toys etc out of the way before you let it loose?

I'm not expecting it to tidy up too, just interested whether the usual detritus we've got kicking about the flat will cause any problems.


You don't have to train it - but make sure there are no cables around or small items that can get under it and snag the roller/brushes. Bigger stuff it will just 're-arrange' for you. We often used to find the cat's dishes on the other side of the kitchen etc.. We also have a virtual wall that sends a beam out that the cleaner won't go past - so you can restrict where it goes. Ours is a Roomba - the 1st one we had only lasted 18 months but this one has been going for over 7 years without problems.


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Fudge sake - blimmin thing only snagged my out of the way PlayStation controller, yanking console onto the floor and dragging my controller, headset, power cable and a shoe of mine from the living room, through the hall and into the kitchen where I was sat !
The lip of my tv cabinet is low so it must have rode up a bit to nab the cables as I put them well out the way (so I thought)

:x

And yet :lol:

Reminded me of the useless Scutters from Red Dwarf !


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Fudge sake - blimmin thing only snagged my out of the way PlayStation controller, yanking console onto the floor and dragging my controller, headset, power cable and a shoe of mine from the living room, through the hall and into the kitchen where I was sat !
The lip of my tv cabinet is low so it must have rode up a bit to nab the cables as I put them well out the way (so I thought)

:x

And yet :lol:

Reminded me of the useless Scutters from Red Dwarf !


:lol: :lol:


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Bit heavier than I'm used to handling but having no trouble finding the hole with it


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Been on a bit of a shopping spree...

Purchased this:

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In Bay of Islands. Couple of hectares, views out to Hole in the Rock.

And one of these:

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and one of these:

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Impressed by both so far. Nice and light, quiet, good battery life and more powerful than I expected.

And one of these excellent things:

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And 9 of these:

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8 hens and one cock.


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Why is that house so oddly shaped ? And where is that? Looks stunning :thumbup:


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Why is that house so oddly shaped ? And where is that? Looks stunning :thumbup:


It's one of those "barn style" houses. Suspect the original owners selected it as it was the cheapest design with a second story, in case the view at ground level ever got blocked out (not that there is too much that could do that, other than screwing up planting on the property itself). Not a flash house, but more than adequate for our needs/wants.

It's outside Kerikeri, in the Bay of Islands (Northland NZ). Bay of Islands (and most of the East coast of Northland for that matter) is beautiful. Narrow part of the country as well, so we're probably only about 40 minutes from the Hokianga harbour on the West coast as well.


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