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Thread: Do they exist?
09/05/2022 12:06:02

As it says above, "do they exist?". They all seem to be imperial.

Thread: cut-off
16/04/2022 18:17:56

Agree with Bezzer and Ian Parkin, but just be patient, my little Chester bandsaw realy surprised me. Good luck.,

18/02/2022 16:03:22
Posted by not done it yet on 18/02/2022 15:47:50:
Posted by Martin Connelly on 18/02/2022 11:51:03

What you need is a pitot tube, to calibrate it properly.

And presumably a manometer and velocity pressure charts.

Thread: Alternatives to Loctite
18/02/2022 12:45:18

ARC Euro also sell some Loctite type products.

Thread: M&W Micrometer Lock
16/02/2022 17:57:34


Have you tried the "Bowers Group", who either own or distribute M&W products for spare parts?

Thread: WM18 strip down
16/02/2022 10:56:52


Have a look at "Ades Workshop" on youtube. He disassembles a WM16, which is likely to be similar, and shifts it, from his place of work (where it was delivered to), through the house, and down some stairs to his garden workshop shed.

Thread: Seized aluminium threads Tilley Lamp Pump
15/02/2022 18:22:20
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 15/02/2022 16:40:00

Be interesting to know if the spray nozzle has a plain or tapered hole. It might matter if the design has changed over the years to improve burn efficiency by tweaking nozzle shape and delivery pressure. I doubt it. Not fired up a Tilley lamp since my son was a baby when four of them were lit on holiday. I don't remember lamp-lighting being a fiddly job - much easier than my dad's brass blowlamp.


Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 15/02/2022 16:40:26

Hi Dave,

The jet is pretty crude (probably wasn't when they were made originally). It's just a hole in a small plate welded to the top of the vapourizer tube. With a spring loaded "pricker rod" to clear the jet and turn the lamp off by shutting off the spray of paraffin..

15/02/2022 16:41:16

I thought so!

15/02/2022 16:26:37

Hi Samsaranda,

Isn't Coleman fuel more like petrol? I thought Coleman lamps and stoves worked differently to the Tilley and Primus principle.

15/02/2022 13:39:18

Thanks Duncan,

I'm currently using Caldo "Premium". It's an improvement over the greenhouse heater stuff from B&Q, but still leaves a little to be desired as described earlier.

14/02/2022 13:05:08

Hello Jon,

Does the lamp work OK now? I've had problems getting my Tilley's to work as they did some years ago.

Flames outside of the mantle, pulsating and not very bright light.

Cleaned and changed everything, including new vapourizers without much luck. The only thing that seems to have changed is the fuel. Esso Blue and Aladdin Pink worked fine years ago.

Any thoughts welcomed.

13/02/2022 16:06:58

Hi Jon,

The very best of luck, but if all else fails, try "The Base Camp" in Peterborough for a replacement pump.

Thread: Tee slot clamps similar to mole grips
09/02/2022 16:41:24

Wouldn't be without mine on the pillar drill. Some sort of sub-plate might be possible, but the thread is quite long. You may be able to shorten the thread to suit both applications, as it's way too long for my drill table.

Thread: Hermes and couriers
08/02/2022 13:26:08

Honestly br, would you want to work for Hermes???

Thread: Kity Slot Mortise Repair Help Needed
07/02/2022 12:43:23

Hi All,

Apologies for hijacking the thread, but on the subject of KITY machines, does anyone know if there any suppliers of KITY spares out there? A 1637 Planer Thicknesser in particular.

Thread: Heat resistant paint suitable for a camp stove?
06/02/2022 10:57:41

Stove Enamel maybe?

As suggested, I'd leave the oxidized finish. My Monitor and Optimus stoves have been like it for as long as I can remember and still function OK.

Thread: Engineering Industrial Training Board EITB
02/02/2022 09:17:36

Does the EITB exist today in some form? My guess is no. Practical training seen to have gone awry somewhat these days, unless it's a training scheme to get the unemployment figures down.

Thread: How many remember this
31/01/2022 10:07:50

If I'm correct, it's part of a "James Walker" kit for making O-rings from strip material and Super Glue.

The O-ring cord would be put through the corresponding hole and a razor blade pushed through the slot to cut the cord square. The ends of the cord would then be joined using Super Glue.

I'm not sure how successful it was, but lining up the joint was hit and miss affair, although the vee grooves on the end of the tool were supposed to help with alignment. Plus, the joint line would be quite brittle.

Fine for emergency repairs I guess.

Thread: I think its sold
28/01/2022 16:18:53
Posted by br on 28/01/2022 16:02:38:
Posted by Emgee on 28/01/2022 15:57:36:

Agreed. Many would say just plain old fashioned good manners.

Sadly lacking these days in many quarters I'm afraid to say.

Thread: Pro Machines UK
25/01/2022 12:32:39

Gerry, get some spare belts, they won't last long like that.

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