15 years ago
1) The "heavy duty" Hilti breaker that I hired this morning wouldn't break
through the crust of an apple crumble, let alone the 5" of concrete shed base
that I was trying to remove.
2) The Milwaukee Kango hammer that I got (at additional cost) from another
hire shop had one of the chisels that had either been annealed or sharpened
beyond it's useful life.. The end looked like a dog-bone after 10 minutes.
3) Someone was less tight than me and just out-sniped me on an Ebay auction.
What's really winding me up is that I think I must be the only person left in
the empire that still does turning between centres. When turning between
centres one takes a skim of the live centre. Usually less than a thou. To
ensure that it really is central. This means that live (soft) centres are, to
some extent, a consumable item. Both of my soft centres are getting to the
point that they need replacing. I asked around at the Leamington exhibition,
but no-one seemed to have brought any with them.
Tonight, I looked around the web sites of most of the suppliers I use and
can't find soft centres on any of them.
Have I got to buy a load of MT2 soft arbours and make my own bloody soft
centres now from now on? or have they been declared illegal or something?
Mark Rand (in a bit of a foul mood)