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  1. 5 points

    Can anyone tell me what this is?

    Here is a pic and description of the item above.
  2. 3 points
    cowers lane 583

    fishy watches

    Good brushing removes most. Can definitely be a bit sickening. Maybe he bought His fish smelling watch to you because of your name, soles'n'eels ?! Lol.
  3. 3 points
    Mick Friend

    Would this be unprofessional?

    well you are the geezer, hope your mum's fine and you have a great day - enjoy it time is short....
  4. 2 points

    Silca EKC

    Has anyone come to use the EKC today? It's changed. I stored all my keys by hook number on there and although they are still there when you search for a key the hook number doesn't come up anymore. It tells you it's in your collections but you have to go through the whole lot to find it.....Unless anyone knows different. On the old one if I had an empty hook I could type in the hook number to see what key should be there. I can't search by hook number any more. ....I'm not moaning a bit I'm just moaning a lot.
  5. 2 points

    For Sale Silca Futura

    jeezo i hope they make a donation in this heat Rick will burst a blood vessel or 2 carry on!
  6. 2 points
    x minit uk

    fishy watches

    I’d never suck my customers fingers, yuk.
  7. 2 points

    society of master shoe repairers

    Hi Robin Sorry, I've just arrived late to this discussion. Here is a link to register SoMSR on the approved list oforganizations to get tax relief on subscriptions, making membership free (as I understand it as a simple cobbler), to tax paying shoe repairers.(I hope that includes all of us) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/professional-organisations-approval-for-tax-relief-application All the best with your new appointment, but the phrases "thick skinned" and "poisoned chalis" spring to mind. Glad to help in any way that I can.
  8. 2 points

    Silca Futura Pro

    I use a HD Punto & RST mustang for all of these , Although I did break a cutter today trying to rush the laser cut on a Yale Superior , & after doing the angled cuts I follow up with vertical cuts . Ref the Brisant keys I haven't had any back since using the new JMA key blank . I have a friend that has the Silca Futura & has also just got the Ninja & prefers The Silca Because when Cutting hard metal keys like the Anker slot The Silca takes a layer at a time & the Ninjas just digs straight in .
  9. 2 points
    A typical EST reply - excellent!
  10. 2 points

    Keys for these locks

    Sorry Graham, couldn't resist.
  11. 2 points

    Thule cable lock key, stamped 8005

    have to cut key back littlebit and then ....
  12. 2 points
    It's because it thinks you are Dave ,John
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    Been doing the same for over 30 years and we do not charge extra even if sometimes we only break even.
  14. 2 points
    Mick Friend

    Would this be unprofessional?

    yep no worries -if you have a local shop that would take them and give him a couple of questions to ask - how many and what type of key and where do they fit?
  15. 2 points

    Would this be unprofessional?

    Absolutely or alternatively leave a note on your window/ shutters with an alternative collection point. Don't mention spanish keys so you will know she is genuine when collecting.
  16. 2 points

    Can anyone tell me what this is?

    Looks more like a welt roller/fudge wheel combination. Rick.
  17. 2 points


    Already ordered. Not the customers fault I don’t have it and going to the extra effort is going to be worth more to my reputation than an extra couple of quid in the till. That’s my view anyway
  18. 1 point
    Count Muppet

    mvp pro

    I think you may have read that wrong. My understanding, although I may be wrong myself is.... the trade in price for a machine over 12 months is the machine plus £2150+vat meaning you will be paying around £4150+vat for the smart pro, but to buy one new is £3200+vat. The main advantage of buying this machine is the 70 tokens and the possibility of more than doubling your investment ( if charging costs + £60 profit ) whilst testing the market to see if it’s worth upgrading and also having a machine with a reasonably healthy re-sale value due to the trade in deal.
  19. 1 point

    Abus key

    I have the Abus 5 pin master list and all stockist of the shared and unique sections, i will check in the morning as i have finished early today.
  20. 1 point

    leather sole groove

    This is the old style groover and no longer available. We have a superior tool now and it's this one: https://www.standardgroup.co.uk/shoe-repair-news/getting-groovy Lasts much longer, easier to use and gives a superior groove Note, the whole assembly is different so you need the complete tool. Cost is £99-83 plus Vat, carriage free to Forum members
  21. 1 point
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=era+807&_sacat=0 I could make a key but by the time you add post you might as well just buy the one on ebay.
  22. 1 point

    Asec Vital Euro cylinders

    We had one exactly the same today just on one side though. First one mind and we’ve sold plenty.
  23. 1 point
    cowers lane 583

    Would this be unprofessional?

    Can't really claim to be a super saint, the other reason I'm going up north is to go on the piss with my friends from school and watch some football on Sunday. Got to be back Monday for my wedding anniversary.
  24. 1 point

    Would this be unprofessional?

    I'd chance it. She'll probably be grateful that you went the extra mile to contact her. Rick.
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    For Sale Silca Futura

    W A N K ! carry on!