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Got me a rattle gun
« on: 17.05. 2016 11:06 »
I used rattle guns all the time when I was a mechanic so I know how useful they are, but they have always been a bit too expensive for home use. Yesterday I went into our local ALDI store. For those who want to know about ALDI you can read this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aldi. The thing about ALDI and LIDL is, you go in for groceries and come out with some gadget that you never thought you'd buy. I once came home with a microscope and a telescope! Anyway ALDI had a rattle gun on reduction from the already cheap 19.99GBP to 12.99GBP  *smile*.
I've also got me one of those cush drive tools http://goo.gl/ytEfq8 so next time I have to dismantle the primary drive I'll be ready!

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Re: Got me a rattle gun
« Reply #1 on: 17.05. 2016 11:12 »
That's a great price for a very useful tool GB. Mine gets used quite often. Cost 10 times as much 20 years ago but worth every cent.
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Re: Got me a rattle gun
« Reply #2 on: 17.05. 2016 14:17 »
I've had the Aldi kit for many years now GB and it's still working fine, I do believe the compressor they sell now is of bigger capacity tho.
I  upgraded the spray gun for a bit better one but think with practise the one supplied would work fine, sprayed the tinware on the Flash last year and very pleased with the comments it's received, I did get a lot of good advise from our local paintshop who also supplied the paint.

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Re: Got me a rattle gun
« Reply #3 on: 17.05. 2016 22:51 »
That's a darned good deal. I paid $90 US for a used 3/8" drive MAC 8 years ago and around $250 for a new 1/2" drive from Cornwell.

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Re: Got me a rattle gun
« Reply #4 on: 17.05. 2016 23:14 »
Although it looks just like a professional one I don't suppose this gun would last long in a commercial shop but the amount of use it's going to get from me means it should see me out. I also have a pnuematic 3/8" drive ratchet which is handy.

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Re: Got me a rattle gun
« Reply #5 on: 18.05. 2016 01:44 »
I tried a pneumatic ratchet when I was first working at Big Twin. Didn't save enough time for me to be worth the noise it made.

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Re: Got me a rattle gun
« Reply #6 on: 18.05. 2016 09:08 »
I tried a pneumatic ratchet when I was first working at Big Twin. Didn't save enough time for me to be worth the noise it made.
I don't think an air ratchet is going to get used on a motorcycle. I used the gizmo yesterday to tighten up some difficult to get at bolts on a couple of fence post sockets. Air ratchets are very good for tight access jobs.

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Re: Got me a rattle gun
« Reply #7 on: 18.05. 2016 20:07 »
bought a few air tools at car boot cheap but compressor not big enough to cope *sad2*

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Re: Got me a rattle gun
« Reply #8 on: 19.05. 2016 00:42 »
Compressors are never big enough. I'm running a 5hp Craftsman with 30 gallon tank. They claimed around 9 cfm at 90 psi when I bought it 20 years ago. Don't think it's doing that well any more. Doesn"t even keep up with sanders and die grinders, let alone a media blaster.
Not quite ready to spend the $1200-1500 US for the unit I really need, so I spend a fair amount of time idle waiting for the pressure to come back up. Oh well, I'm not on the clock anymore!