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A Week In The Workshop 208



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Hi everyone! Sorry, I will complete the panelling install video soon, other stuff keeps happening! A warm welcome to all, old hands and new faces alike.


For the new members AWITW is a chatty catch-up ‘vlog’ style video that goes out on a Sunday morning, and in this one I pitch in my two-penneth with the barrel grip jigsaw appreciation post, there’s a bit of house stuff, the Mirka giveaway video tanks - but it doesn’t matter - there’s some surprise post from the USA and I have to make an odd c-shaped clamp accessory so I can silicone a shower screen back in place.


What a week!


Thanks everyone, enjoy the rest of the weekend and I’ll see the Behind The Scenes, Marking Out and At The Bench members in the midweek vid.

Cheers, Peter


Workshop Banter on YouTube and all good podcast locations! https://www.youtube.com/@WorkshopBanter


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I bought my Trion barrel grip jigsaw after my faithful Bosch D handle packed up. I was struck by the weight compared to the old Bosch, wow, really heavy, but I soon got used to it. A light would have been nice to see the blade, but as I use it mostly upside down, not really a deal breaker. I thought I would miss the variable speed button, but found that I soon got used to it being all on or off and now don't give it a second thought. Use both Festool blades and cheap knock offs, both of which seem to work okay. Bought a rail attachment with it and have used that a few times and typical…

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I bought a handle jig that looks very similar to that and it was such a pain to set up I didn’t bother to use it a second time. I find the semi disposable plastic jig from Screwfix works great with a lot less hassle.

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Paul
Paul
Nov 19, 2023

It's always the little, tiniest details that get missed on a rennovation, had some of those with our upper floor rebuild. On Youtube, I've seen an ad for that drawer handle jig a bunch of times and I've seen Bob from I Like To Make Stuff channel use it, once. Unless someone (aka a cabinet company) was making dozens of drawers a day, I don't think it's useful to the average DIY person.

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petermillard
petermillard
Nov 19, 2023
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Cheers Paul. Yes, always the little snags that drag the whole build down! 🤷‍♂️ 👍

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Acrylic spalshbacks are similar, colour on the back, any joins, paint the wall behind a similar colour, and use clear sealant.

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Andrew Lawton
Andrew Lawton
Nov 19, 2023

I can go back further than Colin. My first B & D jigsaw was an attachment for a drill - slightly more than 50 years ago. I also had a circular saw attachment and a sander. Considering that the drill was only about 250 watts, they worked pretty well on 9mm marine ply as well as 18mm chipboard.

Plunge cutting with the jigsaw depends a lot on the blade. You can easily end up with an S shaped blade.

I am with Peter on the barrel body. I have had both types and I too prefer the barrel and like Peter I do not use it as much as I used to.

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I too, around 50 years ago, had the jigsaw, circular saw and sander attachments, with the addition of grinding wheel that sat the drill upside down in a b&d cradle screwed to the bench. Happy days but I would be scared to use them now! However I still have the drill, 2 speed, which still works to this day, it just won't die!

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