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Tom D

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Tom D last won the day on February 21 2018

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  1. david is a great bloke and a good friend of mine he was at my shop last week , my old boss ( timpsons 1986) used to throw a dickie fit if I didn't have rolled up sleeves , looking back he was right , just shows what doctors can do these days
  2. look for a retirement sale , last year I bought a dn76 plus a rapid e for 1700 ( always fancied a rapid e) sold the dn for 1300 , ive got 4 outsolers 2 848s and a k and b , love the rapid e as for using it 40 times a year , that ebay one is down too a grand , once you buy it you will do more than 40 prs a year honest, I bought a clase patcher in the summer (paid a bit too much for it ), however its paid for itself already, think it was keith or his predesssor who said machines are capitol investments , my motto buy something big every year and write it off against the tax just sayin
  3. theres one on ebay ive seen it in the flesh think he wants 1500 its 3 phase though contact autolock on here
  4. dennis did mine he fitted it with a 3 pin connector , so its easy to change
  5. best hope j t dosent see that pic , I can see it now the the low tech pod unit , no experience needed just a strong foot grip , just think of the profit margins
  6. you should have introduced yourself when you visited my shop
  7. your right keith , however im sure if the cutting edge comitee had an answer to the low attendance, then they would do something , the biggest trouble with our lovley trade is apethey so in fairness we all have ourselves to blame, I could have attended the show , I did the last one had a great night , but this quarters rent was due plus id just returned from my holidays ,
  8. truth is the bigger you get the more complaints you get , I worked for them 25 ago relief manager for 2 yrs ( best days of my life ) some of the branches I visited there were folks who had worked there for years and still didn't have a clue don't think getting bigger has helped them , not that they care
  9. ive seen that video and am I alone in thinking the noise hes making sounds bloody scary, plus I was waiting for it to get wrapped around the brush
  10. ive got a morrisons on my doorstep they put one in the 1st one was like the one in the pick requiring an operator the new one they put in is stand alone , being honest nobody ever asked the price before m they all do now , I used to charge £4 for a cylinder and £ 5 for a mortice , I now charge 4.95 each or 3 for a tenner just like the machine , im about the same takings , mind it cuts a bigger range than I 1st thought ?
  11. 1st one I ever went too was gmex in Manchester think it was 1986 , my abiding memory of it was my brother , who has nothing to do with shoe repair came with me just to go to the bar, mind you he got bought a few beers off the reps and nearly bought a power unit on lease, yes its declined since then , remember back then there was no internet , so the only way you found out anything was from your rep, I think back to me starting my own shop 25yrs ago and how hard it was to find machinery, so how do you make it better , , more variety would be nice, a bit more socialsing would be nice ( I sometimes think that we as repairers simply don't talk enough to each other ,unlees its in a laptop, competitions have been mentioned the last uk one had a 1st prize of £1000 , don't think the us or german one does correct me if im wrong robin but someone said it attracted 16 entrys? so theres your answer you have to cure the appethey of the uk shoe repairer do that and you've solved the problem
  12. only said it looked fantastic on the web keith? compared to the last uk one bet it got more visitors than the uk one
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