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  1. We definitely do them can't remember if they are 250 or 260 but whatever it is there's not much difference
  2. 375w is very unusual now and very hot? We sell 250w I think but a quick google of the top line of that box will find them if you really want 375w
  3. That really depends on whether a deal or no Deal is done, taxes work both ways so in no one's interest to add them.
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    Best day ever. ..

    Minus the input tax of course
  5. Hmmm suppliers should have taken action as a lot of shoe materials are brought in from the EU, I know of at least one big supplier who has written to customers (wholesalers) telling them not to expect much in the way of deliveries in April and possibly May as their parcel companies have told them no guarantees on delivery. Trading wise I can't see there being any difference unless import duties start being applied which is unlikely as there will still be 2 way traffic. From my travels I know people outside the UK are talking a lot more about Brexit than we are and look at how much is being talked about here, it's almost like they are more worried than we are but that could just be the British attitude of "get on with it and see what happens" I very much hope now we just get the 29th March date final and over with or without a deal, we will survive. High Street (& shoe repair) trade is pretty shocking and has been for a while it's hard to see how much worse it can get.
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    I think it's this one but not certain as the range has changed https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1L-Blue-Hammer-Finish-Metal-Paint-Hammered-Coating-From-Bitec/130712331662?epid=1662091689&hash=item1e6f0fe58e:m:mCyrsxu0Yf2ucdM65xQ9i5A:rk:18:pf:0
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    A new one on me.

    I would explain that it is the new regulations on safety so that you know when the key is in properly and they should all be like that
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    Yamaha bike key I.D.

    It should be Silca YM63 the YZF1000 is also known as Thunderace
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    New member 26,000kms away!

    Count was right then Welcome
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    A lot of the links have been lost - admin are they still available somewhere or have they been deleted?@rick
  11. Colledge said what?? Is it something special?
  12. More and more there are machines advertised on ebay that you just look and think that someone is going to be mugged if they buy that, sometimes there are some real bargains on there but this listing just blows my mind. This is an outsole stitcher that was obsolete from 1945 on. They say it has some damage and some welding will fix it. And they want £1700????? I think they must have meant £1.70 and got carried away. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shoe-Repair-Machine-Outsole-Stitcher-Pederson-Goodyear-Collect-from-Coventry/254095994926?hash=item3b294d302e:g:FI8AAOSwJ3RcErw-:rk:14:pf:0
  13. petercoulson

    Peter @ SiServe

    Although this is a goodyear the principle is the same for setting the needle - notice how close the looper is to the hook that holds the thread back then where it wraps around the needle - As for the gap there is no right or wrong but I find they work better when you bring the awl to about 1mm away from the needle at it's closest
  14. And that's the start of the new shoe repair manual on how to put someone at ease when they are already nervous I'm sure you will be ok and welcome to the forum
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    Ebay sometimes staggers

    Then I have some stuff for you to buy
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    Ebay sometimes staggers

    Not if they've broken something that needs welding, it's all cast that won't be cheap and they are pretty poor o/s stitchers when in good condition
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    Thanks for finding this, it's strange the things you find out when someone passes on have known him for a long time as well as his family business and would never have known this. RIP Horace
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    Staple gun playing up

    Steel City doing that's ok although doesn't do a great deal other than lube the driver it won't get past the seals to get inside the gun. Worth spraying some wd40 into the hose and plugging back in once in a while
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    Staple gun playing up

    WD40 will clean better and not leave quite as much residue, the plastic inside the gun doesn't take to kindly to too much oil, GT85 is great for lubricating metal. Agree WD40 is useless for stitchers etc but air guns it is better plus whatever you put in a gun will come out as well through the vent
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    Staple gun playing up

    Could be seals but first thing to do is unplug the gun from the fitting then spray a load of wd40 down the hose plug back in and keep firing to see if it clears. A common problem is the plastic sleeve the driver sits in so only real hope is wd40
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    cutting edge expo

    Competition I believe won't be this year the earliest would be 2020 for the National in Coventry, we do have a smaller exhibition planned for Edinburgh 29th September
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    New tax are they trying to kill us off?

    Quickbooks is fairly straightforward to use and seems designed for small businesses, we use QB essentials online although they've increased the monthly payment 20% this year - they have a self employed version which may be better for some? What it does well is VAT, invoicing, banking integration and reconciliation these are all faster then they used to be so still worth the £18+vat a month. Plus if we have any technical queries or issues they respond and fix very quickly.
  23. Its neat, it is reliable but some parts are not available any more - possibly 50 years old but could be as young as 30
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    Thats a different issue, 2 things you can try shortening the needle a little or experiment by dropping it a little as length matters More commonly I have found the shuttle carrier wears, if you are brave enough you can get a punch and tap the leading edge of the carrier down to reduce the gap between it and the arm, another option if you manage to get it off is to put a shim there if you can get one the right size
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    For a 29K15 I can't be certain it may be pinned, later models have tapered screws but you would see this. Parts aren't necessarily interchangeable between the 15 and later numbers as they are different design the pin and hammer idea is probably the way to try but remember the timing if you do get it apart.