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Re: Aldi Weekly Specials...
« Reply #100 on: June 02, 2018, 06:52:07 PM »

Well don't know what the machine is like  can't fault the service ordered on the 30th  schedule for delivery from the 3rd arrived this morning
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Re: Aldi Weekly Specials...
« Reply #101 on: June 02, 2018, 08:18:49 PM »


Hi Wife bought me one last year for my birthday as said not for a pro or big DIY but have found it great for my model making.
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Re: Aldi Weekly Specials...
« Reply #102 on: June 03, 2018, 02:13:54 AM »

When setting up, it may not be clear how much to tension the blade. Go online/Youtube and look up band saw 'flutter test'. For other set up, look up Snodgrass  band saw tips. You may not have as much adjustment in an 8 inch saw, but the main one is that the thrust bearing behind the blade is a close as can be without touching (if it touches it will spin all of the time and wear out).
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Re: Aldi Weekly Specials...
« Reply #103 on: June 03, 2018, 10:23:00 AM »

When setting up, it may not be clear how much to tension the blade. Go online/Youtube and look up band saw 'flutter test'. For other set up, look up Snodgrass  band saw tips. You may not have as much adjustment in an 8 inch saw, but the main one is that the thrust bearing behind the blade is a close as can be without touching (if it touches it will spin all of the time and wear out).



Thank you for those references.


Which tooth counts do you find most useful in modelling?


Do you keep separate blades for straight cuts?
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Re: Aldi Weekly Specials...
« Reply #104 on: June 03, 2018, 11:29:59 AM »

Thanks Tiger
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Re: Aldi Weekly Specials...
« Reply #105 on: June 03, 2018, 02:25:59 PM »




Which tooth counts do you find most useful in modelling?


Do you keep separate blades for straight cuts?


More teeth equal a finer cut, generally. The thing to consider most is what your minimum cut radius is going to be. You will need small blade width for most modelling (see chart). My narrowest blade is 6mm (will cut about 16mm radius) 6tpi. For modelling I might search harder for narrower blades.

I have a medium blade 14 tpi 9.5mm for general use.

For straight cuts (re-sawing boards) I use a wider blade with fewer teeth. I did see a Youtube video that recommended 3 tpi, but on the 10 inch saw I could only go down to 4 tpi on a 13mm wide blade (in China market). The wider blade and few (deeper) teeth cuts through the wood faster, reducing the effects of blade serration marks noticeable in long wide cuts.
For shorter straight cuts I cut on the band saw first and then use a sanding block or orbital (1/4 or 1/3 sheet size) to sand down to the line.

Note, these were the sizes of blade widths and tpi that were available for a 10 inch band saw in China. Other sizes of saw will have other choices.

For long straight cuts I find using the table saw easier. Ripping planks of over one meter is a doddle. The only downside is the kerf (sawdust lost) is 3mm per cut. A band saw kerf is much narrower.

If I was going to be cutting holes (in frames etc.) I would revert to my jigsaw and a sanding block or drum sander to get down the line; or a fret saw.
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #106 on: June 17, 2018, 12:16:18 PM »


Lidl - 12V Li-Ion Cordless Multi-Purpose Tool - 29.99


https://www.lidl.co.uk/en/Non-Food-Offers.htm?articleId=14044&ar=13
 
 
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #107 on: August 25, 2018, 09:00:37 AM »

 
Are the Aldi airbrush / compressor set,  any good? -  44.99

https://www.aldi.co.uk/workzone-airbrush-compressor/p/083261211637200




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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #108 on: August 25, 2018, 07:36:09 PM »

 
Are the Aldi airbrush / compressor set,  any good? -  44.99



Had one of those compressors for years with the storage air tank....it was ok but could never get the pressure in the tank to more than about 20psi     and it gave a weak spray... only used it a few times and stuck it and the air brush under a bench where it collects dust these days....... had it 25 years, and probably used it less than a dozen times. Mind you I'm a c r a p painter and lose patience quickly.
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #109 on: January 14, 2019, 04:51:03 PM »

 
Workzone Rechargable Site Light: https://www.aldi.co.uk/workzone-rechargable-site-light/p/085383221910300

..... how do you spell "Rechargable" again?!
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #110 on: January 14, 2019, 08:14:16 PM »

[/font] Workzone Rechargable Site Light: https://www.aldi.co.uk/workzone-rechargable-site-light/p/085383221910300..... how do you spell "Rechargable" again?!

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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #111 on: January 14, 2019, 08:19:14 PM »

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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #112 on: January 14, 2019, 11:13:01 PM »

I will have to try and get one at a shop as all sold out on line.
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #113 on: January 25, 2020, 06:22:15 PM »

Hello Gents,
Just been to Aldi shopping and picked up a FERREX 4-in-1 Li-ion cordless screwdriver First looks is very pleasing 19.99 you get a small screwdriver onto which you can fit four attachments being, 90 degree a right angel  attachment, a corner attachment, a Torque attachment and a cutting attachment, a battery charger,
Accessories, 1xmagnetic bit holder, 2xscrewdriver bits 50mm, 26xscrewdriver bits 25mm, and a very neat Carry case. plus a three year Warranty. looks a nice tool for both the home and modelmaking for under 20 I think it's well worth it.
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #114 on: January 25, 2020, 11:25:48 PM »

Wow......."Eccentric attachment for close-to-edge applications"........that 'eccentric attachment' ....[never seen an actual example]....

Thank goodness it is fixed and not a variable eccentric ...may suit some of our members ... O0


@ 19.99 seems a fair price, and spend 1 Penny more for free delivery.....[good marketing?]

Derek

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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #115 on: January 26, 2020, 01:26:56 PM »


 It is from Aldi, so 'cheap and cheerful'...... but I might buy one if they have them in stock locally.   {:-{
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #116 on: January 26, 2020, 01:57:46 PM »

Hi Martin,
Only went on sale on Thursday so hot to trot and go can your self one.
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #117 on: January 26, 2020, 05:13:12 PM »


Looked on-line last night at the Aldi site which said product no longer available so today I called into two local Aldi stores on the odd chance they might still have one but neither had any? >>:-( >>:-(


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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #118 on: January 26, 2020, 06:23:35 PM »

Are Graham, that's a shame my local one at Gainsborough still had a few left am surprised as only went on sale on Thursday but as I said I did think they was a bargain if you had been closer I would of picked you one up.
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #119 on: January 27, 2020, 02:59:42 PM »


Several in the Peterboro' Aldi...   :}

 It has standard micro USB/ phone charger! 

 It's one of those 'useful' tools that you can never find when you really need it in six months time!


 Lots of plastic parts unfortunately.....    {:-{







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« Reply #120 on: January 27, 2020, 04:10:43 PM »

And they are selling those Digital Callipers for 7.99.
 
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #121 on: January 27, 2020, 05:03:35 PM »


I went to a larger Aldi today and they had some in also bought a fleece shirt and a few other things :-)) :-)) What material could/would you use the cutter on?


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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #122 on: January 27, 2020, 06:23:56 PM »

I got the callipers, would not give them the time of day fell apart after six months, will go to Machine Mart next time
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #123 on: January 27, 2020, 06:57:30 PM »

I went to a larger Aldi today and they had some in also bought a fleece shirt and a few other things :-)) :-)) What material could/would you use the cutter on?

Graham

Hard sheet steel ...... cloth.... card.... paper!   {:-{
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Re: Aldi & Lidl Weekly Specials!
« Reply #124 on: January 27, 2020, 07:40:10 PM »

Saw the set on here several days ago..... went to Aldi's on line .... had them in stock.... due here Friday.....    the cutter head is electric scissors.
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