Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


About nepia

  • Rank
    Supporting Member, Raffle Sponsor 2010, 2012

Personal Information

  • Location:
    Caterham, Sy
  • City

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Yes, the Harkie is warm; mine's not very pleasant to be near. Not good for climbing I would think as you need it loose fitting to be able to get it on and off over your head.
  2. 13 years... you deserve an award of some kind David. Oh wait... 😊 Doesn't time fly and it's great that your enthusiasm never fades.
  3. Yes, made in China. My mate bought an ATV trailer a few months back; had to do some minor engineering to get it together and said just from looking at it that he was prepared for repairs and reinforcement.
  4. ...at Cobham Services; those were the days eh Steve?! 😂
  5. I've never bothered actually removing sap/resin from hedgecutter blades. I switch off at the end of use with the maximum amount of blade visible then when I get home I paint them with chain oil before putting them away.
  6. Thirded. Looks like they were planted for screening but not maintained (tops cut regularly) so the bottoms are thinning thus defeating the purpose of them being there. It's a very common scenario. Scrap them, put in a nice hedge as above.
  7. nepia


    Couldn't agree more Mick but let's play journalist and not let the truth get in the way of a good story!
  8. nepia


    Thanks to a like to a post of mine dated 2010 my attention was drawn to this one entered on this thread those ten years ago; it's worth repeating. This was originally shown on BBC TV back in the 1970's. Ronnie Barker could say all this without a snigger, though God knows after how many takes. l The irony is, BBC received not one complaint. The speed of delivery must have been too much for the whining herds. Try getting through it without converting the spoonerisms [and not wetting your pants] as you read....... This is the story of Rindercella and her sugly isters. Rindercella and her sugly isters lived in a marge lansion. Rindercella worked very hard frubbing sloors, emptying poss pits, and shivelling shot. At the end of the day, she was knucking fackered. The sugly isters were right bugly astards.. One was called Mary Hinge, and the other was called Betty Swallocks; they were really forrible huckers; they had fetty sweet and fatty swannies. The sugly isters had tickets to go to the ball, but the cotton runts would not let Rindercella go. Suddenly there was a bucking fang, and her gairy fodmother appeared. Her name was Shairy Hithole and she was a light rucking fesbian. She turned a pumpkin and six mite wice into a hucking cuge farriage with six dandy ronkeys who had buge hollocks and dig bicks. The gairy fodmother told Rindercella to be back by dimnlight otherwise, there would be a cucking falamity. At the ball, Rindercella was dancing with the prandsome hince when suddenly the clock struck twelve. "Mist all chucking frighty!!!" said Rindercella, and she ran out tripping barse over ollocks, so dropping her slass glipper. The very next day, the prandsome hince knocked on Rindercella's door and the sugly isters let him in.. Suddenly, Betty Swallocks lifted her leg and let off a fig bart. "Who's fust jarted?" asked the prandsome hince.. "Blame that fugly ucker over there!!" said Mary Hinge. When the stinking brown cloud had lifted he tried the slass glipper on both the sugly isters without success and their feet stucking funk. Betty Swallocks was ducking fisgusted and gave the prandsome hince a knack in the kickers. This was not difficult as he had bucking fuge halls and a hig bard on. He tried the slass glipper on Rindercella and it fitted pucking ferfectly. Rindercella and the prandsome hince were married. The prandsome hince lived his life in lucking fuxury and Rindercella lived hers with a follen swanny!
  9. Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall | Waterstones WWW.WATERSTONES.COM Buy Prisoners of Geography by Tim Marshall from Waterstones today! Click and Collect from your local... For the third time!
  10. Didn't read it properly - my bad. I approach the matter differently to you: I see the price difference as only £60, not a huge one. I'm still sticking with the real thing. Not to say the others are poor - I don't know - but I'm quite happy to pay for mine knowing they're at least as good as any others and manufacturer recommended.
  11. £190?! Jeez they've gone up; I bought a set a couple of years ago @£120. I still wouldn't put a £60 set of blades in my machine though. Yes they're £130 cheaper but that £130 would easily pay for itself in saved breakage/sharpening/downtime costs. I'll stick with the real deal thanks.
  12. Please don't; I'll try you out next time I need a set sharpening.😊
  13. 2x 12" reversible blades ground to different angles each side; 8ft of grinding.
  14. You should be able to detect an aroma of toffee or caramel around the tree now.


Arbtalk.co.uk is a hub for the arboriculture industry in the UK.  
If you're just starting out and you need business, equipment, tech or training support you're in the right place.  If you've done it, made it, got a van load of oily t-shirts and have decided to give something back by sharing your knowledge or wisdom,  then you're welcome too.
If you would like to contribute to making this industry more effective and safe then welcome.
Just like a living tree, it'll always be a work in progress.
Please have a look around, sign up, share and contribute the best you have.

See you inside.

The Arbtalk Team

Follow us

  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.