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David R Barras

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    Grantown-on-Spey, Scotland
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  1. The Daily Mail, Is there a worse paper?

    And here's a way to make it more useful, if the website is to be believed. Please note that I have I have not tried it. Paper Log Maker David
  2. Strimer heads with no locking pin

    I have just had a look at the safety brochure for FS450 online and if the relevant diagrams on page 23 are correct the locking pin hole should be on the right of the gearbox. The manual should be attached to this post. It does strike me as unusual if there is no hole for a locking pin as all the big stihls that I have used have one. STIHL_FS_300350400450480 manual.pdf
  3. After a New Job

    Still have days free if anyone is interested. David.
  4. Best Strimmer Line

    I've never used flexiblade line in a conventional head and I do prefer the jet fit heads as I find that they are easier live with being easier to fix and more robust due to fewer parts and simplicity. I can't speak for the portek heads though as I have never tried them. David
  5. Best Strimmer Line

    In my experience (4mm) it lasts better than round line for bump feds. I haven't tried the narrower stuff though. It may occasionally need pulling out with pliers, but apart from that it does work and last well.
  6. CS32 Scotland

    Thanks for the replies everyone. David
  7. After a New Job

    Due to a recent move up to Grantown-on-Spey I am now after a new job, preferably doing forestry/arb work. I f you have any questions or to request a copy of my C.V. please PM me, or ring 01479873279. David.
  8. Arbtalk glitches, please report here

    Just had that same message again just now. David.
  9. Fuel and oil mixture

    I also remember being told in one place or another that fuel over 30 days should not be used. As has already been said by others never mix more than you need and don't be ashamed to be that sad person that always drains fuel out of machines that could be laid up for more than a few days. While you're draining the tanks rationalise the fuel into as few containers as is safely possible. A good funnel will be very useful for this, if not essential in my view (preferably a clean plastic one that never leaves the workshop, personally I find this helps a lot). I should say be very careful not to spill any. My apologies if you found this post rather longwinded.
  10. Arbtalk glitches, please report here

    This website has been reported as unsafe arbtalk.co.uk We recommend that you do not continue to this website. It has been reported to Microsoft for containing threats to your computer that might reveal personal or financial information. Go to my home page instead More information This website has been reported to contain the following threats: •Malicious software threat: This site contains links to viruses or other software programs that can reveal personal information stored or typed on your computer to malicious persons. >Report that this site does not contain threats >Disregard and continue (not recommended) Microsoft SmartScreen This is the message that keeps cropping up. David
  11. Arbtalk glitches, please report here

    Hi Steve, Internet Explorer and MacAfee. The message appears to one from Microsoft: this hardly seems to be surprising as my laptop runs on windows. David
  12. Arbtalk glitches, please report here

    Has anyone else been getting messages that Arbtalk has been reported as an unsafe site as I have been getting messages saying so when I have been on today? David

    <p>david, I could do your 32 training, based in Perthshire </p>

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    <p>james kay 07748720094</p>

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    <p>lantra trainer ,nptc assessor and {don't tell anyone!}fisa trainer.</p>


  14. CS32 Scotland

    Thanks for the replies everyone. David.
  15. CS32 Scotland

    Who would anyone on here recommend for CS32 training in Scotland? I'm asking as I did my CS30/31 at Askham Bryan in Yorkshire and I am currently living in Grantown-on-spey (near Inverness). This now means that Askham Bryan is now too far away to travel to. I don't mind having to bring my own saw and PPE as I have that already. David


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