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Automatic and hand tools, sanders, stilts etc. What's hot and what's not.

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    Think my old porter cable has finally finished. It's been a great servant. Anybody using this Q-tech one, is it any good, are spares easily sourced

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    why dont you buy another porter cable ???

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    hi crack,EKs your man there,sure he won 1 from belmore and gave it quite a good review,and belmore sell them so would imagine he would have plenty spares.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillon View Post
    why dont you buy another porter cable ???
    Are the new porter cables as good as the old ones. Heard they went downhill.
    A mate of mine bought a flex a couple of years ago and it was so slow compared with my machine.
    My motor is still running strong but all the metal at the end of the main shaft has broken away

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    Quote Originally Posted by big g View Post
    hi crack,EKs your man there,sure he won 1 from belmore and gave it quite a good review,and belmore sell them so would imagine he would have plenty spares.
    Ah yes I remember EK being a lucky bastard. I know he liked it at the time wonder if he still does

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    Quote Originally Posted by crack filler View Post
    Are the new porter cables as good as the old ones. Heard they went downhill.
    A mate of mine bought a flex a couple of years ago and it was so slow compared with my machine.
    My motor is still running strong but all the metal at the end of the main shaft has broken away
    No I meant buy a porter cable not a flex you can still get them from the USA, the flex (EU) version is a lot slower and not as good.

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    Took delivery of a nice new shiny q-tech sander last week, only used it on a couple of plots but i dont see any difference between it and a flex tbh. Easier to hold thanks to a pistol style grip near the motor and some foam around the shaft, i like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC View Post
    Took delivery of a nice new shiny q-tech sander last week, only used it on a couple of plots but i dont see any difference between it and a flex tbh. Easier to hold thanks to a pistol style grip near the motor and some foam around the shaft, i like it
    thanks DMC my only concern is the rpm its 1600 hundred compared with 2000 on the porter cable

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    Quote Originally Posted by crack filler View Post
    thanks DMC my only concern is the rpm its 1600 hundred compared with 2000 on the porter cable


    Using it with 120 grit paper at 1600 rpm hasnt been a problem, i would recommend it

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    Hi crackfiller, yes i was the lucky sod that won the New Year draw and got a Qtech sander and I do like it. As DMC said its similar to the Flex but a bit easier to hold and comes with a canvas carry bag instead of the big red trumpet case that the Flex comes in! Belmore will sort ye out with spares too.
    I remember stating in my review that the motor gives out a blast of cold air that would cut you in two, but thats dependant on temperature as it was January then! Not as cold now!
    Its worth a pop mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    Hi crackfiller, yes i was the lucky sod that won the New Year draw and got a Qtech sander and I do like it. As DMC said its similar to the Flex but a bit easier to hold and comes with a canvas carry bag instead of the big red trumpet case that the Flex comes in! Belmore will sort ye out with spares too.
    I remember stating in my review that the motor gives out a blast of cold air that would cut you in two, but thats dependant on temperature as it was January then! Not as cold now!
    Its worth a pop mate
    Still using yours with 80 grit paper EK?

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    What vacuums do you guys use? which is the best value for money

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    Porter cable 14yrs old and still going which is more than can be said for me

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    hiya EK and DMC thanks for the great reveiws certainly worth a look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sq ames taper View Post
    What vacuums do you guys use? which is the best value for money
    Hilti VC40M

    Looked the other day and they are now 570 + vat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC View Post
    Still using yours with 80 grit paper EK?
    haha! 120grit all the way just now Davie, although could be doing with some 100grit for the BGypsum stuff.
    i got some 60grit in the van that i got from ebay for a fiver. i'll pass it on to ya mate, think you;ll need it more than me......

    edit=on reading my post again, i will say it was the 60grit I got from ebay for a fiver, not my van!

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    haha! 120grit all the way just now Davie, although could be doing with some 100grit for the BGypsum stuff.
    i got some 60grit in the van that i got from ebay for a fiver. i'll pass it on to ya mate, think you;ll need it more than me......

    edit=on reading my post again, i will say it was the 60grit I got from ebay for a fiver, not my van!
    Yir van isnae worth a fiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMC View Post
    Yir van isnae worth a fiver

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    Quote Originally Posted by E.K Taper View Post
    The truth hurts right enough

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    Fook all wrong wi my van



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