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Creocote 4L in dark or light brown £8.08 @ toolstation FREE to collect from store

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A modern replacement for traditional creosote. Hazard safety codes: F, Xn: R36, R37, R38, R40, R51, R53, R65.
WAWG Avatar2w, 1d agoFound 2 weeks, 1 day ago7 Comments
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Flora82
Adam2050
Stuff works to stop red mites with chickens.
​But what do hazard safety codes: F, Xn: R36, R37, R38, R40, R51, R53, R65 do your chickens and eggs?
I'd recommend using diatomaceous earth to treat red mites in a non toxic way.

I don't use it on the chickens I treat the coup you mad man.


​lol, I had assumed that. However the reason it works is because the stuff then gets on the chickens.
Flora82
Adam2050
Stuff works to stop red mites with chickens.
​But what do hazard safety codes: F, Xn: R36, R37, R38, R40, R51, R53, R65 do your chickens and eggs?
I'd recommend using diatomaceous earth to treat red mites in a non toxic way.

I don't use it on the chickens I treat the coup you mad man.
I can't believe this has been voted cold. I have been using this for the past 4 years and it works great. It repels water ingress and lasts for about 2 years. If you don't have a Buyology near you then this is the best price.
Adam2050
Stuff works to stop red mites with chickens.


​I thought only the original creosote worked for red mite which the EU banned for public use.
Adam2050
Stuff works to stop red mites with chickens.


​But what do hazard safety codes: F, Xn: R36, R37, R38, R40, R51, R53, R65 do your chickens and eggs?

I'd recommend using diatomaceous earth to treat red mites in a non toxic way.
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Milwaukee Shockwave Impact Screwdriver Bits !25 PACK! PZ2 x 25mm £3.25 @ Toolstation

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Milwaukee Shockwave Impact Screwdriver Bits !25 PACK! PZ2 x 25mm Free delivery for orders £10 and over Also: PH2 x 25mm for £3.49 - http://www.toolstation.com/shop/Power+Tool+Accessories/d80/Standard+…
slavkus Avatar2w, 1d agoFound 2 weeks, 1 day ago20 Comments
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These bits are absolute **** in an impact driver. Bought a pack of ten once and went through them in the same space of time a single wera lasts me.
FatalSaviour
mikeandclare
Out of interest, why would you want 25 of the same type bit if they don't wear out? Unless it's for a business etc with many drills maybe I only ever need 1 of a certain size
If you're using these for their intended purpose (impact screwdriving), you may find that bits shatter/wear a lot quicker.


If your a tradesman and you smashing in hundreds of screws daily then u can go through a fair few in a week believe me!!
Oscar123454
I can second the quality of these, absolutely awful. In the past they have been good but the last pack we used were terrible, only got them because screwfix were out of dewalt ones.
I've been using the Dewalt impact ones and they seem to last a good while. I'm doing a full house restoration so they are getting a fair bit of abuse.
johnnyd57uk
These are extremely hard wearing and wont have blunted tips after a few uses as you tend to find even with Stanley, DeWalt Bosch etc despite their reputations. These are definately the best quality bits ive used. Wonder how others have found them.


Absolute crap. I use my impact driver daily. These pz2 bits are useless. By far the best ones I've have found are dewalt ones. Nice and cheap but far superior to any others I have tried. Believe me I've tried them all too!!
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Milwaukee Shockwave 15pc Screwdriver Bit Puck Set £8.38 others from £3.25 free c&c @ Toolstation

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On Clearance. Impact rated screwdriver bits designed for use with Impact Drivers. Case has internal magnet. Set contains: 1 x PZ1, 2 x PZ2, 1 x PZ3, 1 x PH1, 2 x PH2, 1 x TX10, 2 x TX15, 2 x TX20, 1
ssc1 Avatar3w, 1d agoFound 3 weeks, 1 day ago11 Comments
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Arrived really quickly,
actually the puck design is super annoying, having to rotate the thing and poke about to get the bit out.

looks OK though
benzas
wera ones are the best. do not waste your money on this.
they will cost you your screws, diy project and precious time. NEVER TRY TO SAVE ON TOOLS

You do know who Milwaukee Tools are right?
Thanks,
also the cheapest place for a doorbell and some 6mm rawlplugs, as you'll need to by some extras to get the free delivery.
uhm NO, wera aren't the best ( Ok maybe that black one which costs £4-£5 a piece)
these are much much better than the wera cheap/mid ones,

I bought a bucket of these in past and I'm only on 2nd, first going through some 4-5k screws, 2nd one- I have lost count, I got 8more which I reckon will last me a few years.
These milwaulkie ones are brilliant, wera are brilliant too, if you get the right ones. The cheaper wera ones are crap, as for benzas comment on these, you don't know what your on about . You'll probably reply with 'I use them all the time, I know what I'm on about' but couldn't give a monkeys what your opinion is from now, as you clearly are a diy'er that don't use bits all day every day , or simply you don't know how to use a drill driver
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Makita LXT twin pack (drill driver and impact driver) £199.98 @ Toolstation

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This is a belting deal for excellent quality Makita drill driver, 2 3AH batteries, an impact driver macpac and charger. The cheapest I have found this set for elsewhere is 206 but is usually sells for…
nedford Avatar3w, 3d agoFound 3 weeks, 3 days ago8 Comments
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I posted this deal a week ago and it didn't get that hot :)
heat added anyway.
Screwfix may still do cash back Via Quidco. worth a look.
Any cashback or promo codes? Thanks Jim
adversecamber
andynicol
nedford
i have this case and agree its terrible. but ignoring this case its still a belting deal
Screw fix have a better one, just spotted it in local today.Makita DLX2020W £189

why do you say the other deal is better?
This looks like a much more powerful drill set for an extra £10. This one is 62KN the other one is only 42Kn.

Don't get me wrong they are both great drills but I think this one is the better choice for the money.


Yes you're correct, this one is better than the Screwfix one, I posted the Screwfix one as a deal and it's gone scorching compared to this, reason? I put LXT in the title probably.. OP on this one was a tad late I think in following my advice in first post, otherwise this would be 500deg. +
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andynicol
nedford
i have this case and agree its terrible. but ignoring this case its still a belting deal
Screw fix have a better one, just spotted it in local today.Makita DLX2020W £189

why do you say the other deal is better?
This looks like a much more powerful drill set for an extra £10. This one is 62KN the other one is only 42Kn.

Don't get me wrong they are both great drills but I think this one is the better choice for the money.
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Corgi Land Rover Defender & RNLI Lifeboat Model £5.49 @ Toolstation

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£1.43 will be paid in support of the RNLI for each model sold. The model comes in an attractive presentation box. Free delivery on £10 or free c&C.
ssc1 Avatar4w, 1d agoFound 4 weeks, 1 day ago22 Comments
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Great deal in support of a great charity.
And with all the floods recently we need to keep this charity going strong.
"£1.43 will be paid in support of the RNLI for each model sold"
Can we pay extra to make sure the people they save are taken back to where they came from?
"​no unless you vote no in the referendum although that won't help much. don't believe all spin we've more of a problem with our own people's work ethic. if you think that we've got it bad spare a thought on the countries bordering these regions there at breaking point.
Xenophobia and Bigotry is so rampant among people, I do have to thank the internet so that they can hide behind their keyboard and type their views, at least that way we know the world has a long way to go before being 'civilised' and 'open minded'.
There is nothing Xenophobic or Bigotted about being concerned by unentitled people trying to illegally enter your country en masse every night, often with violence, only a fool would be happy with that. Some would say when there are thousands doing it, it is called an invasion. And I am no keyboard warrior, I would correct you face to face too.
And you are entitled by birth/ lineage/ ancestry is it? Or were you the night guard at the gate to the country that you know that so called illegals enter in the night en masse? "Invasion" as a term applies to the imperial armies that invaded rest of the world - not people fleeing war which is being bombed by who ever chooses to or indeed taken over by a mutant militia created by our previous invasions.
Go get a life - spew your venom on Sun/ Daily Mail comments section leave this website for 'Deals', that is the only thing that can be voted and it is Hot or Cold not In or Out
It was you that started it by falsly accusing xenophobia and bigotry. Dont like being told you are wrong do you... in fact you ARE a bigot lol. You may want to bend over and take it but clearly nobody else here does...
Typical of keyboard monkeys and trolls. The best form of defence is even more abuse and lowering of language. You have not been able to tell me I am wrong not in the least and my observations (not accusation) were based on your posts that had nothing to do with the deal, but a cheap shot at people who cannot speak or represent themselves. By the way you have yet to confirm if you are a guard at the country's entry gate or the fact that you should discuss In and Out on a site that only allows you to vote Hot of Cold. I was not in a competition on whether my post was popular or not - all I cared for whether I was confronting bent views that vitiate the otherwise nice forum. So all the best get few more of your friends and supporters to like your post - it does not make your views any more legitimate.
Well said. See they have gone quiet. Think you won that one! Well done.
To get back on topic, this would be a good deal for any one with a nephew or a grandson.
"£1.43 will be paid in support of the RNLI for each model sold"
Can we pay extra to make sure the people they save are taken back to where they came from?
"​no unless you vote no in the referendum although that won't help much. don't believe all spin we've more of a problem with our own people's work ethic. if you think that we've got it bad spare a thought on the countries bordering these regions there at breaking point.
Xenophobia and Bigotry is so rampant among people, I do have to thank the internet so that they can hide behind their keyboard and type their views, at least that way we know the world has a long way to go before being 'civilised' and 'open minded'.
There is nothing Xenophobic or Bigotted about being concerned by unentitled people trying to illegally enter your country en masse every night, often with violence, only a fool would be happy with that. Some would say when there are thousands doing it, it is called an invasion. And I am no keyboard warrior, I would correct you face to face too.
And you are entitled by birth/ lineage/ ancestry is it? Or were you the night guard at the gate to the country that you know that so called illegals enter in the night en masse? "Invasion" as a term applies to the imperial armies that invaded rest of the world - not people fleeing war which is being bombed by who ever chooses to or indeed taken over by a mutant militia created by our previous invasions.
Go get a life - spew your venom on Sun/ Daily Mail comments section leave this website for 'Deals', that is the only thing that can be voted and it is Hot or Cold not In or Out
It was you that started it by falsly accusing xenophobia and bigotry. Dont like being told you are wrong do you... in fact you ARE a bigot lol. You may want to bend over and take it but clearly nobody else here does...

Typical of keyboard monkeys and trolls. The best form of defence is even more abuse and lowering of language. You have not been able to tell me I am wrong not in the least and my observations (not accusation) were based on your posts that had nothing to do with the deal, but a cheap shot at people who cannot speak or represent themselves. By the way you have yet to confirm if you are a guard at the country's entry gate or the fact that you should discuss In and Out on a site that only allows you to vote Hot of Cold. I was not in a competition on whether my post was popular or not - all I cared for whether I was confronting bent views that vitiate the otherwise nice forum. So all the best get few more of your friends and supporters to like your post - it does not make your views any more legitimate.
Or just grow a pair and donate £5.49 direct to the men and women who save lives every day...
https://rnli.org/donateorbecomeamember/Pages/One-off-Donation.aspx
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Makita DLX2131JX1 18V Li-Ion Twin Pack Combi Drill & Impact Driver 2 x 3.0Ah £199.98 @ Toolstation

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Kit consists of DHP482Z combi drill and DTD152Z impact driver. DHP482Z technical spec: • Drilling capacity: masonry 13mm, wood 38mm and steel 13mm • Maximum torque: 62Nm • No load speed: 0-600 / 0-1,…
dusan Avatar4w, 2d agoFound 4 weeks, 2 days ago6 Comments
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Further to my last comment, they are LXT, it says it on the side of my drills. (That I bought on this deal).
It also says LXT on google, when searched for a model number. What does LXT stand for? Is it the fact it's Li-Ion battery with the Xtreme proTection technology? Because if so, both these models do benefit from this tech. If you're looking for the LXT brushless, of course you're not going to find it at £200, De Walt's brushless XR equiv is like £350... with a slow charger and 1.5Ah batteries. This is still an epic deal imho. I've purchased these, and they've destroyed every job I've thrown at them.
THESE ARE NOT LXT AS ADVERTISED...I have recieved a toolstation leaflet advertising this twin pack as LXT...I contacted Toolstation to double check and thye admitted they are not LXT which is a far superior model. FALSE ADVERTISING!! I fail to see how Toolstation would not know the difference in models they are promoting.
Royston, do you have a link mate?
this is the lower quality drill and impact ridgeons wer doing the top impact with same drill with 3 batts for the same price last month may still have some left
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50m 13A 4-socket Mains Extension reel, £35.98 delivered @ toolstation.com

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I was looking for an extension reel of a useful length for doing some gardening. This seems to be about the best value for such a long lead at 72p/m, especially when toolstation deliver for free if pu…
arthurplank Avatar1m, 3w agoFound 1 month, 3 weeks ago10 Comments
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darksideby182
Well at full load and length of the extension lead you're gonna get around 20 volts, volt drop that's not including what's going on with the circuit supplying the lead so it could start to have issues. I do agree with what load it is (inductive/resistive) and like you said above about them generally being 10 amp would make more sense.
As for daisy chaining extension lead not something that i would advise seen to many people thinking they can plug far too much in.
I agree. I still think its a good deal. I'm somewhat surprised that it went so cold, especially when no-one could find a better deal that didnt involve daisy chaining. Well it's on the record if anyone needs one.
Well at full load and length of the extension lead you're gonna get around 20 volts, volt drop that's not including what's going on with the circuit supplying the lead so it could start to have issues. I do agree with what load it is (inductive/resistive) and like you said above about them generally being 10 amp would make more sense.
As for daisy chaining extension lead not something that i would advise seen to many people thinking they can plug far too much in.

Edited By: darksideby182 on May 10, 2016 19:10
darksideby182
arthurplank
darksideby182
Must get a bit of volt drop on the these.
That depends on the diameter of the conductor in the cable and the current drawn.
I'm still unable to find a better deal on a 50m 13A length, which makes me wonder why it has gone so cold.
Well max current will be 13 amps and conductor size will be only 1.5mm , but let's be honest after you have plugged into a circuit and reeled out it will start to suffer volt drop even if not a lot of current is being pulled.
It's directly proportional to the length, so twice the drop of one half the length. However, the Volt drop is also proportional to the current drawn and since most loads likely to be used are inductive (motors), the voltage leads the current by a significant phase angle meaning the current drawn will peak when the volts are at a lower point in the cycle and the voltage will peak when the current is at a lower point in the cycle, so the volt drop at maximum voltage will be significantly less than for a purely resistive load (kettles). Also I'm suspecting the people who made it know what they are doing.
arthurplank
darksideby182
Must get a bit of volt drop on the these.
That depends on the diameter of the conductor in the cable and the current drawn.
I'm still unable to find a better deal on a 50m 13A length, which makes me wonder why it has gone so cold.
Well max current will be 13 amps and conductor size will be only 1.5mm , but let's be honest after you have plugged into a circuit and reeled out it will start to suffer volt drop even if not a lot of current is being pulled.
I wonder if I get a badge if it reaches -100
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6 number 12mm Bungee Cord 600mm long redced to £4.16 @ Toolstation

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Not a big saving I know but were £5.55 so now just over 4 quid think they are reasonable price had some from fleebay for £6 a while ago and sent them back they were rubbish but these are decent qualit…
Hoppie Avatar2m, 1w agoFound 2 months, 1 week ago1 Comment
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I bought a pack like this from toolstation about 2 years ago. They didn't keep their elasticity long
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90L Wheelbarrow - £24.80 @ Toolstation

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Seems cheap for a wheelbarrow! A durable, hard wearing wheelbarrow with a full steel pan and large 90 litre capacity. The high tensile steel pan features an integral under-pan support system offering…
centaurandrew Avatar3m, 2w agoFound 3 months, 2 weeks ago21 Comments
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Ours took a bit of fettling to get some of the bolt holes to line up - but once assembled it is sturdy enough. The missus is hardly overloading it though (she's using it to transport top soil).
Paddy said, "I want to try that wheelbarrow position tonight."

His wife asked, "What is that?"

Paddy told her, "You bend over, put your hands on the floor Then I pick your legs up from behind!"

His wife said, "Hmm, okay, I'll do it on two conditions. First, if it hurts you stop immediately and, second, ... we don't go past my mother's house!"
manchestman
laserdisc

or go to wickes seems only in Scottish stores & view for £29 you can get Chillington Camden Classic Black Wheelbarrow 85L which is a strong one
Thanks Op - it is a good price but thanks to laserdisc also. I like the brand better - plenty stock in and around Huddersfield, Halifax etc.


Thanks I initially clicked WICKES link and map came up Scotland, appears its nationwide at Wickes re availability not just Scotland plenty around Manchester Leeds London , It does get good write up re durability try in store if suitable for your needs
laserdisc

or go to wickes seems only in Scottish stores & view for £29 you can get Chillington Camden Classic Black Wheelbarrow 85L which is a strong one
Thanks Op - it is a good price but thanks to laserdisc also. I like the brand better - plenty stock in and around Huddersfield, Halifax etc.


Edited By: manchestman on Mar 17, 2016 10:14

Plenty of stock on the Wickes one near me in Shrewsbury.
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TOOLSTATION: Integral Auto Sensor LED Nightlight: £3.48 C&C

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Great little night light - sleeker design than some of the clunky alternatives. Decent price from a nationwide retailer too. Ideal for hallways or kiddies bedroom. Light up your hallway or any room…
HappyShopper Avatar3m, 3w agoFound 3 months, 3 weeks ago13 Comments
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Very reliable, had one of these for years. It's only 0.6W but if anything it's a little bright for our landing so I made a little card lampshade for it which also softens the look of it for our period house.
Great idea for hallway and landing while on holiday.
Good find.
Not sure I agree with the description of sleek - looks rather over-engineered to me.
I bought the same item three years ago at the Ideal Home Exhibition - it's still working well and is used daily in a fairly dark dorridor. It switches off as expected in daylight and is always there at night. I'd certainly buy again.
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TOOLSTATION: 5 Pack of 5w LED GU10 Lamps in Cool or Warm White: £11.98 Delivered

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Works out at £2.40 a bulb delivered. Seems like a good deal - I'm sure the congregation will let us all know if it isn't! Description 5 Pack LED. Plastic body. • 38° beam angle • Equivalent to 55W •…
HappyShopper Avatar3m, 4w agoFound 3 months, 4 weeks ago2 Comments
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You can get pretty decent GU10 LED bulbs for £1 in Poundland, I've got three in the spots on my kitchen and I'd say that the 5w version is almost too bright, would recommend going for the 3w (or was it 3.5w) version they're selling
You can get 10 in a pack for £20 in Asda and they are dimmemble. I bought 2 packs and replaced all of the ones in bathroom and kitchen. They are fab and much brighter.
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51 piece craft knife set for £11.91 @ Toolstation

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Just picked up this set today, couldn't help but think it was a good bit of kit. Although it's only silverline, it comes with 7 handles and assorted blades. I use mine for removing silicone from sho…
hazwad Avatar4m, 4d agoFound 4 months, 4 days ago5 Comments
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Reminds me of Saw (movie) for some reason
Roger_Irrelevant
Cheap and nasty, I had one and the blades are prone to snap off if put under any strain. Now use a Swann-Morton 5a knife with interchangable blades (which are dirt cheap too) :)http://www.shipwrightshop.com/shop/contents/media/t-kn1005.jpg
Each to their own! ;)
Cheap and nasty, I had one and the blades are prone to snap off if put under any strain. Now use a Swann-Morton 5a knife with interchangable blades (which are dirt cheap too) :)

http://www.shipwrightshop.com/shop/contents/media/t-kn1005.jpg
Of course! Cheers
Nice - OP can you update title to say @ Toolstation?
Link for the non- mobile :)
http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p58235


Edited By: mrew42 on Feb 26, 2016 13:51
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5 Pack LED Lamp GLS Non Dimmable 10W (60W Equivalent) BC 810lm A+ @ Toolstation £9.99

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Available in store and online Edison Screw type available same price: http://www.toolstation.com/shop/p37727?table=no DESCRIPTION • 5 Pack • 180° beam angle • Equivalent to 60W • Warm white 3000K…
fishmaster Avatar5m, 2d agoFound 5 months, 2 days ago23 Comments
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These come with a 2 year warranty for anyone interested.
mkara
hamsterboy
cpc farnell have

3.5w CANDLE BC LED DIMMABLE
http://cpc.farnell.com/pro-elec/hk-ld300a-bc/lamp-candle-cob-led-d-ble-3-5w/dp/LP07937

£2.20 each + vat, 5 or more cheaper......

bought 5 for £11.70 delivered.
Might be of use to someone out there!


​How many Lumens are these bulbs? Seem pretty decent if it's 350+


​warm white 287lm it states, also
cool white 297lm and
daylight 308lm available

5W at 435 - 450 lm, but thems about a pound more each.

Colour temperature of 3000k, 4000k, and 6000 Kelvins respectively! for those who ask.

CERTAIN to be better (for my mum) than the 3 x 60w they replace.
blindmansden
Just got a pack of the warm white & a pack of the cool white not keen on the cool white so will be taking the cool white back

Yes I have the warm white they seem more natural or rather what I'm used to than cool white.
Just got a pack of the warm white & a pack of the cool white not keen on the cool white so will be taking the cool white back

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Brake/Clutch Cleaner (Multi Purpose Degreaser?) 400ml @ Toolstation Online/Instore £2.32

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Bought some a few days ago to clean/degrease the engine block and it just washed the oil away like it's nothing. Dries off very rapidly too. I would imagine there are various other uses for this stu…
bargain surfer Avatar6m, 2w agoFound 6 months, 2 weeks ago18 Comments
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quincemeister
Cleans carpet stains better than vanish, friend in garage told me, I was skeptical but it works!
I wouldn't trust a bloke who carpets his garage
Works on carpets in cars and caravans, not sure about the carpet on the garage floor, but Stratstones do like to keep it clean.
bargain surfer
ghost71100
Noob question X)
My brakes been squeaking at 7000 miles so i can hardly imagine they're worn but a friend was suggesting it could be trapped dirt.
With this product do i simply spray through the alloys where i see the brakes?
yes you can.
Depending upon your brake manufacturer/materials used the squeal may be normal when applying brakes or it could indicate worn pads/rotors.
However based on cost and time this is the first thing to try out before getting a mechanic to start nodding his head and tutting expensively.
It wasn't there before so can't assume it's due to materials but absolutely agree, better to try the cheaper solution before taking it into a garage X)
Have some heat! Thanks OP.
ghost71100
Noob question X)
My brakes been squeaking at 7000 miles so i can hardly imagine they're worn but a friend was suggesting it could be trapped dirt.
With this product do i simply spray through the alloys where i see the brakes?

yes you can.

Depending upon your brake manufacturer/materials used the squeal may be normal when applying brakes or it could indicate worn pads/rotors.

However based on cost and time this is the first thing to try out before getting a mechanic to start nodding his head and tutting expensively.
Noob question X)
My brakes been squeaking at 7000 miles so i can hardly imagine they're worn but a friend was suggesting it could be trapped dirt.
With this product do i simply spray through the alloys where i see the brakes?
This deal is freezing cold, it's cheaper for a bigger can of acetone free brake cleaner at eurocarparts as jas95aero said.
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Pack of 5 LED 5W GU10 Lamp Warm White/Cool White - £11.98 @ Toolstation

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I bought some of these a couple of weeks ago when they were £14.98 a pack and they seem very good. They have a high output (380lm warm white, 420lm Cool white) and good colour light. At £2.40 a bulb
NiceButDim Avatar6m, 3w agoFound 6 months, 3 weeks ago4 Comments
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V-tac gu10 leds in pound land. That's a bargain!
mistafaz
Got x10 for £10 free p+p on eBay - They haven't blown up yet.. :)


give it time, patience is a virtue.
deal going on from Monday spend £40 get £5 off
Got x10 for £10 free p+p on eBay - They haven't blown up yet.. :)
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Bosch GSB 1600RE Impact Drill at toolstation - £53.58

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Doesn't look like there is much stock but order online for delivery may work. BOSCH GSB 1600 RE Impact Drill 240V - Bosch Impact Drill Comes With Quick action auto lock keyless chucks - GSB1600RE…
Y2midget Avatar8m, 2h agoFound 8 months, 2 hours ago3 Comments
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the discounted one is 230v, is that a typo? should it be 240? because they also have a 240v for almost double the price.
No idea either - oh well at least you took advantage. It went hot then people obviously found to cheaper and voted cold!
Mine is due to be delivered today, not sure why this deal did not get 'hotter'
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championadam
It isn't ideal to be using a metal horse with a chainsaw in health and safety terms since bits of metal are going to go wizzing off if the two clash. Obviously most horses that are sold are metal anyway...
The main problem with these type of horses (and really most of any type) is that smaller diameter wood (which is going to be what most weekend warriors use these for) has a tendency of flying out of the horse during cuts unless you're super careful, which is a pain in the ****.
That chainsaw is chinese rubbish. Better off buying a £50 one straight from China on ebay. Same saw anyway...

The exact same horse in B & Q says it's suitable for chainsaws. As with all equipment there has to be some common sense as well as health and safety. If Einhall who manufacture for Aldi, or Aldi for that matter, were conscientious of the health and safety aspect of NOT using a metal horse with a chainsaw, then they should have taken the liberty of applying a larger notice on the packaging. It's a tiny red label on the BACK of the box. A bit of a joke really.

I assembled the horse and used it yesterday. For £8.99 (half price) it's actually not bad and I would suggest quite a bit safer than cutting logs on top of other logs on the ground. I had some branches about 4 metres long and about 3" diameter. It cut them well with no issues. The only problem are the thinner branches which don't grip too well in the jaws and spin round. A bit of pressure on the chainsaw stopped this but felt the jaws were not sharp enough. Despite other reviews on amazon I found the horse extremely sturdy, even on concrete and never felt it would tip up. I could easily chop the logs down to about a metre long and then chop off smaller bits for the chiminea or wood burner. I would say anything less than about 2" diameter should be cut on a chop saw.

I will probably make some modifications to the horse which will make it safer but will also invalidate the warranty. A quick release strap or clamp to secure the log to the horse would be an improvement or sharper teeth in the jaws. I may even clad the inner part of the legs with timber in order to ensure that metal contact of the chainsaw blade will never meet with the metal of the legs.

Edited By: Smartguy1 on Nov 01, 2015 21:12
It isn't ideal to be using a metal horse with a chainsaw in health and safety terms since bits of metal are going to go wizzing off if the two clash. Obviously most horses that are sold are metal anyway...

The main problem with these type of horses (and really most of any type) is that smaller diameter wood (which is going to be what most weekend warriors use these for) has a tendency of flying out of the horse during cuts unless you're super careful, which is a pain in the ****.

That chainsaw is chinese rubbish. Better off buying a £50 one straight from China on ebay. Same saw anyway...
exactly right pateo, might get one and leave it by the door tonight :D
Just bought a log horse similar to this from Aldi. Half price at £8.99. On getting it home, unpacked it and on each leg it says "Do Not Use With Chainsaws". Now I don't believe there is anyone out there who would buy a log horse who WOULDN'T be wanting to use it with a chainsaw. Looks like the guy from Einhell who make the tools for Aldi must be fresh out a health and safety course.
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Been looking for a good quality wheelbarrow and this ticks all the right boxes. Delivery is FREE for orders over £10 (which this is) or you can collect from your local store too. Blurb is.... A dur…
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Bought a couple of these a month or so ago. The worst/flimsy wheelbarrows I have ever had. Literally any weight over 20kgs and the handles start to buckle . You also have to put it together yourself
20kg...seriously? I ask because we need a new one and this seemed a good price. I assume you sent them back?


Honestly Yh I couldn't send them back because the handles buckled so much they snapped eventually . I mean I am a builder so more than day to day wear and tear .. Go to wickes and get a Walsall wheelbarrow for £30 .. They are really good! And withstand a good bashing and weight !
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I have assembled mine and it feels pretty strong. Not tested it yet but will be doing so later on today... keep you posted.
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I have assembled mine and it feels pretty strong. Not tested it yet but will be doing so later on today... keep you posted.
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Bought a couple of these a month or so ago. The worst/flimsy wheelbarrows I have ever had. Literally any weight over 20kgs and the handles start to buckle . You also have to put it together yourself
20kg...seriously? I ask because we need a new one and this seemed a good price. I assume you sent them back?
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Sockets.Nuff said.
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not really .. years ago sockets never had switches !! simple not happy dont buy really not happy speak to the supplier and if still not happy call trading standards
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ok for shed but not in the house , got the same set from screwfix same price too and the switches are a little dodgy sometimes tools are still live even tho the switch is if, but my shed is fused from the house so quite safe
Interesting approach to putting yourself at risk to electrocution.
electrocution ? the concern was the switch not actually operating correctly hence why i said shed I wouldn't fancy this on a worktop with an iron plugged into incase the switch failed and left the iron on,
Mmnn advising to use sockets with known faulty components.interesting.

Or just purchase a quality manufactured device with a double pole switch-simple.(_;)
not really .. years ago sockets never had switches !! simple not happy dont buy really not happy speak to the supplier and if still not happy call trading standards
andybrock
wanderer
andybrock
wanderer
ok for shed but not in the house , got the same set from screwfix same price too and the switches are a little dodgy sometimes tools are still live even tho the switch is if, but my shed is fused from the house so quite safe
Interesting approach to putting yourself at risk to electrocution.
electrocution ? the concern was the switch not actually operating correctly hence why i said shed I wouldn't fancy this on a worktop with an iron plugged into incase the switch failed and left the iron on,
Mmnn advising to use sockets with known faulty components.interesting.
wanderer
andybrock
wanderer
ok for shed but not in the house , got the same set from screwfix same price too and the switches are a little dodgy sometimes tools are still live even tho the switch is if, but my shed is fused from the house so quite safe
Interesting approach to putting yourself at risk to electrocution.
electrocution ? the concern was the switch not actually operating correctly hence why i said shed I wouldn't fancy this on a worktop with an iron plugged into incase the switch failed and left the iron on,

Mmnn advising to use sockets with known faulty components.interesting.
andybrock
wanderer
ok for shed but not in the house , got the same set from screwfix same price too and the switches are a little dodgy sometimes tools are still live even tho the switch is if, but my shed is fused from the house so quite safe
Interesting approach to putting yourself at risk to electrocution.

electrocution ? the concern was the switch not actually operating correctly hence why i said shed I wouldn't fancy this on a worktop with an iron plugged into incase the switch failed and left the iron on,
I need to get usb ones.. i want to change all them to the new ones but £15 each is so much.
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Not a bad deal on a good brand of drill. Just bought the £99 quid one from screwfix (link in a post above). Fantastic drill for the money and a good battery. Been putting it through it's paces sorting out joists and fitting new flooring. Very, very happy with it!

Only thing to watch is that Bosch do a less stellar one that looks almost identical and has an almost identical name. The £99 Screwfix deal one is high quality though.
I've had plenty of Bosch blue professional tools that have been heavily used and they've stood up very well, my old 24v SDS drill is still going well after 9 years of site work and believe me it's had a very hard life
Totally agree on the 6ah bang for your buck but I have a feeling the batteries will out last the drill itself.

If I buy the Milwaukee i can abuse it for 2 years and buy another battery and get anther 2 years.

Comment above made me think if its not brushless should i just stick with the bosch throw the lot out whe its knackered and buy again in 2 years (that how long my drills usally last dewault and makita previously.






Edited By: justinfoward on Jun 19, 2015 21:51: addtional comments
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Is it worth gaining the 1 amp hour on the battery and gaining 50 quid to buy the Bosch GSB 1800 18V 3Ah Li-Ion Cordless Combi Drill (8160G) for 99 quid from screw fix mmmmmm
Screwfix are selling a second battery for 49.99 so 6ah of battery vs 2 for same money.

No brainer.

Bosch blue is quality kit - i have the 18v die grinder and its the mutts nuts.

Edited By: worthinger on Jun 19, 2015 20:59
We had load of battery drills on trial in our factory and everyone agreed the winner was this drill. They are superb and knock spots off Makita / Bosch / De Walt etc that we have used on the past