I brought a new toy! pics added

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13 years 6 months ago #16129 by devan
As some of you may have figured out i am painting my house. It is a sh*tty 1904 villa that has had a hard life and the paint is pretty had it. Its cracked really badly but not flaking (oh no that would make it easy to get the paint off [:(!]) anyway a couple of years ago i paint stripped the whole front of the house and re painted it, but put the rest on hold while i did up the inside. Anyway i have brought an electric paint stripper! The easiest way to describe it is that it sort of planes the paint off, but it has 3 spinning blades that you can adjust the depth on. I had a whirly gig with it last night and man oh man does it take the paint off! Its probably about as tiring to use as a heavy sander but a hell of alot more effective. So my place has 5 coats of paint on it including a bright lime green and a rather digusting mustard and i know this because my new toy pretty much took the lot off! :D It gives a really nice smooth finish so not alot of sanding required. I also used it on a door that only had 2 coats of paint on it and stripped one side in about 5 minutes. I am a happy camper :)

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13 years 6 months ago #243337 by spoook
Now that's what I call a girl's power tool :D a great present for yourself.[;)]

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13 years 6 months ago #243338 by devan
Yep :D I love power tools......credit card had minor heart failure tho but it is apparently a very good brand-Matebo (sp?) and i figure i'll save a small fortune on sandpaper and paint stripper and my time. I gonna have awesome toned arms by the end of it too i reckon [;)]

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13 years 6 months ago #243342 by sod
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How about a picture please sounds great????

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13 years 6 months ago #243345 by Westermans
These are the kind of toys my townie freinds go... 'what do you want one of those for' ...but me, im excited for you :) Its great to be albe to get a job done in half the time and have the tool for keeps too...well done on your purchase and long my you have a happy relationship with it :)

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13 years 6 months ago #243349 by devan
Will try and remember to take some pics tonight.... I am very excited about it :D And yeah i have to laugh when people ask me what i got for my birthday and i say a skillsaw or bench vice or drop saw (which is what i have got for the last few years) I have the best daddy in the world who loves Bunnings almost as much as i do [;)]

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13 years 6 months ago #243355 by devan
Actually speaking of townies....and don't take this the wrong way it is just a bit of humor not bitchiness, we had had some new people buy buy a small block down the rd and they have been mowing part of it that is up by the roadside and veeeerrrrrry carefully mowing around the pretty flower in the middle. Its a white flower ......that many of us will know as hemlock [;)] :D Do ya think i should tell them? lol

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13 years 6 months ago #243361 by sod
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:D:D:D thats one to see

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13 years 6 months ago #243365 by sundaysbest
Well done you - I shyte at DIY but I'll give it a go!!!
Mr Man says we not allowed to paint this place, but as soon as the shed is read for us to move in I'll be painting!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I think I know exactly what tool you mean, my Dad has a mean mutha one of those watsits!!!
You are playing with the big boys now D!!!
Sundays

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13 years 6 months ago #243366 by sundaysbest
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HEMLOCK!
That is funny... so so funny...
Sundays

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13 years 6 months ago #243369 by devan
Yep must admit i did a wee chuckle when i saw it but thought maybe they didn't mow it by mistake....but this is the 3rd week in a row now hee hee.
Yes this tool is a mean one alright, would wanna get ya fingers any where near the blades...takes some fairly hefty chunks out of the wood too if you don't use it right [:0]

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13 years 6 months ago #243417 by sundaysbest
Clearly you have experienced the chunky wood look it gives off then Devan.. tee hee! :)
But you will be a master in no time I'm sure!
Sundays :)
PS... afterwards you can come do my place!!! HA HA!

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13 years 6 months ago #243423 by max2
I am just relieved to know you are not the blue window sill house... :D

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13 years 6 months ago #243499 by devan
Na mate def not the blue window sill house....they were dark green tho (you're not colour blind are you lol), but it now a sort of earthy taupey beigey colour. Must go have a look and see if i can find the "blue window" house :D
Sundays thanks for the REALLY kind offer and should my pigs ever start flying i'll be there with bells on [;)] :D [}:)], mind you after 4 years of constant renovating i might actually get bored once its done .....ha ha yeah right!
Forgot to take a pic last night -too busy actually doing it but will take some tonight

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13 years 6 months ago #243857 by devan
Ok heres some pics of what my new toy can do





And this is the new colour



And old and new side by side

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