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  1. I’m trying to work out: 1) Am I am essential business? 2) is there any point in opening if everywhere else is closed? we are not a hardware store, so I don’t think we can.
  2. Funny that. We never had success on UL2 and so we always use genuine and never get them back. Odd how we all have different experiences.
  3. I did a 2008 C-Class yesterday using card 913 no adapter. Sprinter - I use 4207 and usecA34 adapter. No issues with either.
  4. First time I've seen them and frankly it the customer won't wait 20-40 days for delivery, so we'll probably change the locks to something more suitable.
  5. Is there a cutting card for them on Futura does anyone know?
  6. Anyone got any idea where I can find one of these and if it can be cut on the Futura?
  7. When I started at Timpsons at 16 in Kendal, this poor old dear took an age to get to the counter and then asked for a portion of fish and chips! I expect the machines at the back of the counter were mistaken for the fryer. I felt really bad for her, but is was still funny
  8. I started my career in that Timpsons on a YTS when I was 16. I believe the guys Terry and Nigel still work there. If proof was ever needed that businesses can successful work alongside Timpsons this is it. I was 16 when I started and I'm 53 now, so that's a lot of years! For the record we have 4 Timpsons withing about 3 miles of our shop in Carlisle, one in walking distance and another about a mile away. In total we have 8 cobblers including myself and Timpsons in an approx 3 mile radius.
  9. I actually have an old Lancer available, collection only. It works fine. Is ok for most mortice but I changed it because it wan't great for double bitted safe keys, just showing it's age. Will part with it for a £250. I was keeping it as a back up but I have never needed it and it's just taking up room. Also, got an old Tibbe machine. Does Jaguar and Ford. Pretty old and needs set up properly. But £100 to someone if they want it.
  10. Anyone know which units would fit these of if the original units are available?
  11. What advice would you give a customer that has a cocktail spilt on a new pair of leather shoes. Any advice on how to remove or improve the stains? Or do you know of anyone that could sort them?
  12. I have started using Pantograph and so far so good. Prompt efficient and friendly service.
  13. Think that's done it! Going to leave to set before trimming and we'll see how that goes. Thanks all!
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