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Thread: Parkside (Lidl) Cordless Angle Grinder
20/02/2020 19:42:07

What have I editted that makes any difference to your misleading post? Since when has having angle grinder in your car makes it made or adapted to commit theft/burglary.?

20/02/2020 17:52:05
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 20/02/2020 17:26:53:
Posted by Mick Berrisford on 20/02/2020 14:46:15:
Posted by Robert Atkinson 2 on 20/02/2020 12:43:39:

Don't keep one in your car or carry it around. You are committing the crime of "going equipped" or to be exact

"A person shall be guilty of an offence if, when not at his place of abode, he has with him any article for use in the course of or in connection with any burglary or theft."

Applies to a lot of tools of course but battery grinders are used a lot for theft including bikes and catalytic converters.

Rubbish, offence is only committed if it can be proved it's intended for something illegal- burglary or theft. Just having a battery angle grinder is not any kind of offence.

Not rubbish at all. To get a conviction, the prosecution only has to show you're away from home, have the tool, and have an intent to use it. In practice showing 'intent' is woolly, down to a court to decide. A tradesman with a legitimate reason for having tools in his van is much safer than a youth caught going into a bike shed with an angle grinder up his jumper.

Better to have a solid reason for having the thing than to claim it's not a crime until they've proved intent. Won't be a problem if the officer is persuaded, otherwise he'll have you down the station, an unpleasant time-waster even if they subsequently decide not to proceed.

Best advice about the law is to steer clear. Although it's amazing what ne'er do wells get away with, the full weight of the law tends to fall on anyone rich enough to pay fines whilst being too poor to pay a QC. My local paper often reports yobbos going equipped getting Community Orders, whilst a middle-class gent is fined £500 for letting his dog foul the footpath.

Dave

You are obviously ignoring the first line of what I called rubbish " Don't keep one in your car...You are committing an offence" which is total rubbish. Your interpretation/opinion has nothing at all to do with my reply which was just to the point that it's wrong. I don't need your barrack room lawyer spouting off with a lecturing "what's what", I know what I'm on about and I was right in what I said, actually dealing with the offence many times over 30years in the police helps a lot.

20/02/2020 14:46:15
Posted by Robert Atkinson 2 on 20/02/2020 12:43:39:

Don't keep one in your car or carry it around. You are committing the crime of "going equipped" or to be exact

"A person shall be guilty of an offence if, when not at his place of abode, he has with him any article for use in the course of or in connection with any burglary or theft."

Applies to a lot of tools of course but battery grinders are used a lot for theft including bikes and catalytic converters.

Rubbish, offence is only committed if it can be proved it's intended for something illegal- burglary or theft. Just having a battery angle grinder is not any kind of offence.

Thread: Digital readout
31/01/2020 19:54:25

Not fitted yet John, recovering from having my replacement knee replaced with a new one so building up to it. I have chopped my X axis down by around 2 inches though ready to fit. Glass scale cut easy enough using a wet wheel diamond tile cutter, alloy casing in the bandsaw. Should be straightforward enough, seen videos fitting them to similar machines to mine - SPG 2217 (Warco WM14/16 type)

31/01/2020 16:40:09
Posted by John Baron on 31/01/2020 15:15:15:

Hi Mick,

Did you get two scales or just one ?

Two John, it's for my mill, didn't bother with a Z for the time being as it's got a built in one. But I was getting a 3 axis display just in case I did go for a Z later and there is less than a tenner difference between 2 and 3. Then stupid realised he'd pressed the wrong option when a 2 axis was delivered and I rechecked my order thinking The 2 display can go on the lathe if I need a 3 for the mill Z axis in the future.

31/01/2020 14:48:01

It was this DRO. Ignore the " Last One" for some reason they stick it on all their listings. 7 day delivery, half decent user manual in English not Chinglish, no fitting instructions but plenty on youtube if you need them. Just bear in mind as with most you order the read length you want but it comes 140mm ish longer to allow for the head to be able to cover the read length.

30/01/2020 23:01:24

Bought one a couple of weeks ago from fleabay, Looked round, found a Chinese seller but had a Portsmouth location so no extra charges

Thread: Chinese DRO opinions
16/01/2020 11:47:35

I had a similar/same 2 axis set delivered this week, via fleabay,  very well packaged and finally a manual for a Chinese product in proper English not Chinglish. Pick a Chinese supplier with a U.K. location "base" to make sure you don't end up with tax and handling charges.

Edited By Mick Berrisford on 16/01/2020 11:48:23

Thread: Additives to kerosene for degreasing?
30/10/2019 16:34:53

Kerosene/Paraffin doesn't need any additives to work well degreasing, it does leave a bit of any oily residue but thats easily wiped off.

Thread: Dumb question from a none driver
31/08/2019 08:32:17

If there is a dispute over ownership then it's up to the parties involved to prove they actually own the vehicle, sales receipt, agreement signed by the keeper that it's a loan vehicle etc. That's all civil law.

Road traffic law is a different kettle of fish, first question to the driver is "is this your vehicle" if the driver says it's owned by someone else, no matter who the keeper listed is, then the owner can also be liable for offences committed.

You can Use, Cause or Permit offences e.g. driver gets stopped for a duff tyre he is Using the vehicle, the owner is also liable - Permitting the use with a duff tyre. Doesn't matter who the keeper of the vehicle is other than being responsible for declaring who the driver was at a certain time when officially asked ,verbally or written .

Thread: screw cutting on a chester db10 lathe
21/08/2019 23:20:41

Depends on which DB10 there's Ian's as above or there's the older DB10G like mine. Imperial or Metric machine? Mine had some kind of "manual" which was less than useless, threading section was a waste of ink, no explanations whatsoever.

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Easy enough if you follow the plate, I've only done metric threads on my imperial machine, you have to leave the carriage feed engaged for metric with an imperial machine not use the thread dial, others will say there is a way round this but it's no real problem to leave it engaged..Left hand set up figure is for metric, right hand for imperial. Picture was right way up, the album has put it on it's side...sorry

Edited By Mick Berrisford on 21/08/2019 23:30:15

Thread: Noise Cameras
12/06/2019 23:06:43

Be interesting to see it stand up in court. The tests for noise levels when type approved have loads of parameters- Temperature, wind speed, humidity, speed, load etc then there's also the road condition/state, other vehicles in the vicinity and street furniture, can't be done in adverse weather or wind speed above 5 metres per second. The easiest way to get someone is if they have a non approved exhaust system, other than that you're struggling with this "simple" camera set up.

Thread: Chester DB10 thread cutting ???
03/05/2019 09:04:08

Nice compact reg tester Ian thumbs up

 

Edited By Mick Berrisford on 03/05/2019 09:04:40

Thread: What would one use this adaptor for?
04/04/2019 13:53:40
Posted by Tony Pratt 1 on 04/04/2019 06:47:32:

I'm always amazed that people say they can't get their money back, use Paypal & if the item is no good bang a dispute in for a refund.

Tony

Too true, they are always on the side of the buyer unless the seller has a very very good excuse. I odered a couple of 10mm end mills and got sent a 22mm one, got offered a 50% discount if I kept it which I did. Then reordered the 10mm ones and again got sent another 22mm one thinking. Another dispute and this time was given full refund and told to keep it, luckily they are 22mm but the shank is 20mm so I could use them with my ER32 collet chuck.

Thread: Removing large flange nuts
15/03/2019 14:39:17
Posted by Clive Foster on 15/03/2019 12:08:07:

Allegedly butchering a big long reach socket by cutting lugs to match the slots on the end and applying an impact wrench works well. Not something I've done myself but many years ago I did see a properly made device of this type hanging on the special tools wall board at a vehicle main dealer. Possibly BMW car / motorcycle place.

Clive.

PS Nick types faster and confirms that the impact wrench & modified socket works well. Something to try next time!

Edited By Clive Foster on 15/03/2019 12:09:29

They are a common sight in most/every bike repair place as they are commonly used by many manufacturers, mainly front forks securing/tensioning and rear axle and suspension fitting. Got some commercial ones but also made a few from steel tube and old sockets grinding or milling the lugs when I couldn't source commercial ones. Depends on the size of the lathe one as to whether they are readily available, bike ones are probably up to 50mm across at most.

Thread: Alternative to a QCTP?
02/02/2019 23:15:10

I decided to go for extra 4 way posts instead of a QCTP. Didn't make them though bought a couple of Boxford ones from RDG for my Chester DB10. Ideal size apart from being a touch too high, but had plenty of meat in the base to mill a bit off the bottom to get them just right. Prefer to just swop loaded ones over instead of a QCTP when other tools needed. Will probably get round to making some 2 way ones when I get chance.

Thread: Alum as metal remover.
19/12/2018 00:06:56

Posted by Fowlers Fury on 18/12/2018 23:03:51:

Don't use alum if the carb is aluminum, if it's brass (or a bronze) then try it.
You may find it of interest to read this article if the carb is aluminium: "How to dissolve steel without affecting aluminium alloy" :-
**LINK**

I've used alum in aluminium alloy bike bits for broken taps in the past with no problem. I can't see where in your link it says don't, in fact alum is recommended by a couple of posters.

Edited By Mick Berrisford on 19/12/2018 00:09:35

Thread: Just joined
18/12/2018 16:59:56

Welcome Clive, I beat all those "I'm close" posters, I'm in Werrington. smiley

Thread: Hand files for aluminium
05/08/2018 22:17:44

I use a Surform rasp, prefer the 10" flat handle type though you can use the wood plane type handle ones. Shaves the alloy quickly leaving a decent surface and doesn't clog, replaceable blades though my current blade is some years old and had a fair bit of use on alloy.

Thread: Drain Plug
01/08/2018 19:39:23

Can't see it mentioned that a motor factors has been tried, someone did mention it earlier. I've just done an oil change & service on our Rav4, all bits from the local motor factors including the drain plug which had a crushable copper washer and a thick fibre washer with it. Hooked blister type pack so obviously they have various sizes, Well worth checking, Having a quick look at a couple of Motor Factors (GSF etc) they do list the 2000 Trooper for bits.

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