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Aaron

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Mine is one out of a 50 piece toolkit(the one scan sell)by belkin so cant complain too much
Still though, plugged it in, was working, unplugged it to move to somewhere more comfortable to work on my switches, didnt work :/
Changed fuse twice but nowt

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if its the switch its not to expensive to sort out, but if its element, easier to buy a new one.

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im guessing element as taken it apart and wiring seems fine

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The most useful tool i have used in all my builds has got to be the Magnetised screwdriver.Number 1 for all them awkward places,has to be a long one and philips.;)

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re-starting this sticky, started to build up my toolbox last night, ordered a load of different m3/4 bolts, some allen keys, screw driver w/ interchangable heads (magnetised), long phillips/flathead, simple pliers + adjustable grips.

intend to expand it next payday and get the actual toolbox :D

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Can anyone recommend a good jigsaw for about £50 or even cheaper?? Would prefer one with a laser and some kind of clamp/guide so you get straight cuts. I cant cut straight AT all with a jigsaw :blush:

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What are you cutting?

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My case lol, 800D. Will be steel, but also want one good for cutting acrylic etc. I heard pendulum action jiggys arent good for cutting acrylic, is this true? Most at b&q are pendulum ones :/

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they do an Ok job, but they melt the plastic and leavs behind a mess that just rejoins the plastic together, I use a tile cutter with a plastic cutting blade for Plastics

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Yeh my old bosch jigsaw done that to some acrylic i cut a while back. Finished cutting some acrylic and was like "eh, could of sworn i cut this a sec ago" lol

But thought i would ask here about jigsaws, cause you can bet at b&q if i ask them about pendulum action they wont have a clue what im on about lol

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Yeh my old bosch jigsaw done that to some acrylic i cut a while back. Finished cutting some acrylic and was like "eh, could of sworn i cut this a sec ago" lol


Thats becasue your going to fast :), don't push so hard.

For Acrylic and thin Aluminium a router is your best tool, make a MDF jig the use a flute with ball bearing to cut the acrylic.

For Jigsaws, anything Makita, DeWalt or Bosch and your'll be fine <dance1>.

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they do an Ok job, but they melt the plastic and leavs behind a mess that just rejoins the plastic together,


If you put masking tape where you want to cut,this stops the melting alot.
Also this helps.
Jig Saw or Band Saw:
Jig saws can be used to cut acrylic when you need something other than a straight cut. To reduce the work of cleaning up the cut, use the finest blade that you can find. Blades with reduced depth (like those used for scroll work - shown below) will work best due to less friction and less resistance when turning the blade. You'll have to experiment with cutting speed to see what works best. Too much pressure can cause excessive chipping. Going too slow may cause the acrylic to melt. If the acrylic melts when cutting, use a light lubricating oil. Have someone apply the oil to the blade as you're making the cut. DON'T use an aerosol dispensed oil. The propellant may be flammable and may be ignited by the jig saw motor. I've had good results with the blade shown below.

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tile cutter works fine, coming from a tile worker :P cuts it VERY quick and a nice edge too.

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Thanks for the info!! I have a tile cutter so will use that in future for acrylic.

I just bought a new jigsaw today :) A McAllister one, laser and a guide which is ideal for me, dont have the steadiest of hands xD. Hope to get my case cut up tomorrow with it :)

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Lidl have a multi jigsaw going on offer atm 29.99 if I remember correctly. 






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