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  1. 3 points
    Simes

    Paper bags

    I agree that it looks very slick, but the point I was making is that it adds to the plastic waste that ends up in the oceans and land fill etc. These bags are used perhaps only for minutes before being discarded. Cost isn't an issue, which is why a paper bag even if more costly might be the solution.
  2. 2 points
    simon1

    Sweep mechanism, rather than ticking?

    Start selling ear plugs , easy
  3. 2 points
    grahamparker

    Ford 80 bit chip

    It's about time Silca jumped back in front for a change.
  4. 2 points
    grahamparker

    Paper bags

    That would be a big fine for doing that from our local council if they found out we where taking home trade waste even if it is to recycle. Bonkers.
  5. 2 points
    Mr Bargy

    Paper bags

    I used to paper bag all my work, and it used to piss me off when you handed it over and they would rip it open like something possessed and hand the scrumpled bag back to you, waste of money. My customers are conditioned to bring bags in with them now. We had the bag charge in May 2011. I haven't bought any plastic bags since then.
  6. 2 points
    Simes

    Paper bags

    We have paper bags and always have used them. However, of late most customers don't want a bag at all. We will never be using plastic bags. Customers often bring their shoes in carrier bags but I tell them to keep the bag and bring it in when they want to collect. Don't get me on my high horse again about plastic! There is far too much being used in our trade uneccessarily to supply materials. It's about time suppliers got with it and started promoting more environmentally friendly solutions. At the risk of going off topic, I'm not even sure which rubber/PU products are manufactured from recycled materials if any? We should know I think.
  7. 2 points
  8. 1 point
    They have a lot of those boxes set up for all different types of vehicle in the Silca factory in the R & D department.
  9. 1 point
    NKT

    Sweep mechanism, rather than ticking?

    Si, not sure the actual profit on some foam ear plugs will be as good as a new mechanism, in actual money terms, even though the mark up may be better. 583, thanks.
  10. 1 point
    rob g

    Paper bags

    I buy my laces loose,no packaging apart from paper band,look good in there separate bins all labelled with sizes and take up less space on the wall.
  11. 1 point
    cowers lane 583

    Paper bags

    When I occasionally take home work waste for recycling, I always remove my address and any distinguishing marks. The same goes for anything sent to my hone address but with a work name, you can't be too careful.
  12. 1 point
    Count Muppet

    SILCA TEXAS 80 bit Full Cloning

    Yes. I’ve been told it will
  13. 1 point
    I think it's a fkea.
  14. 1 point
    Mr Bargy

    Paper bags

    WTF so taking all your cardboard boxes home and plastic waste is fraud. Worlds gone mad.
  15. 1 point
    Mr Bargy

    Paper bags

    Don't hold your breath Rick ..................... Good effort though mate.
  16. 1 point
    grahamparker

    Paper bags

    Why ?. I can understand if you do Large amounts but every key, seems a lot of waste to me.
  17. 1 point
    kirkybob

    Paper bags

    We also put cut keys into plastic zip bags, must re think this. Thanks for making me think about this Bob
  18. 1 point
    Paul_

    Paper bags

    We've always used paper bags for shoes and plastic for boots. I've been looking at paper carrier bags for boots but they cost a lot more than plastic! Also we put all cut keys into plastic zip seal bags, I think we will move over to paper. But you are right too much plastic in packaging from manufacturers.
  19. 1 point
    grahamparker

    Paper bags

    Agreed.
  20. 1 point
    beware

    IS200 'Beep'

    I have experienced two IS200s that don't beep. It's not by any design or setting I know of. The beeper is either broken or disconnected.
  21. 1 point
    petercoulson

    IS200 'Beep'

    Yes from memory it's a serial/usb cable difference for the beep
  22. 1 point
    grahamparker

    Paper bags

    We do not use any bags at all, we charge our customers up front for all repairs and nothing stays with us more than a week. Why waste money on something that will go in the bin when the customer gets home ?.
  23. 1 point
    Auto Key Wizard

    Range cutter blades

    I sharpen mine on Tormek, Flat face placed on side of grindstone.
  24. 1 point
    petercoulson

    Range cutter blades

    The more you try to sharpen them the diameter decreases so not a good idea but you may have a little success by filing from the flat side rather than the curved edge
  25. 1 point
    ironplanet uk900

    blacking fluid

    absolutely ! Lee Well heres goes... First of all we engrave to a depth of at lease .25 on something like a 6" x 2" bench plaque. But that could alter depending on the font or logo etc. Then with a syringe we inject the celulous paint onto the job. Then with a strip of latex screen, which I brought from a local craft shop, Screen across the job making sure you infill all your text/logo, and drag as much of the excess paint clear of the job. When the paint has had time to completley dry.. With a clean piece of lint free clothe and a large pet tag. Wrap the pet tag tightly in the lint free clothe: And then dampen the clothe with your celulous thinners, Do NOT soak it as the thinners will enter the text and take away the glossy finish that you want to achieve. The flat surface of the pet tag will prevent you from wiping the paint out of the text Then carefully clean off the excess paint. No need to go at it like a bull at a gate. The excess paint comes off easily, even if you leave it till the next day. Then leave for 10 mins or so to make sure all the thinners has evaporated. Then polish us with the same method (pet tag) but you can use a soft yellow duster this time. But be sure to use a sharp cutter when doing the engraving, otherwise the bur on your engraving will snag and look awfull. We find that PEEK metal polish is better than Brasso, Its not so abraisive. I think the finish is so much better than gravoxide. Hope this helps anyone who hasn't done this before This post has been promoted to an article
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