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  1. Blimey! Sounds simple, will keep you all posted. Thanks.
  2. I have just started the process with NatWest, and am opening a business account purely to service the loan. ( No fees ). For anyone who has done this already, to get the loan, do you have to send them copies of accounts, and if so how? File attachments? Scans? Photos? I'm presuming they need to see some? ๐Ÿค”
  3. Manufacturers are moving to higher voltages on many tools. The reason behind this is to lower the current draw for a given power requirement. If two tools had batteries of equivalent watt hours, eg a 12v with a 5Ah battery, and a 30v with a 2Ah battery, and they both had a 60 watt motor, the 2Ah battery should last longer. That's a very simplistic explanation, but just cos a battery has a bigger Amp Hour rating, doesn't necessarily mean a longer runtime than a smaller higher voltage one, as Justme quite rightly says. That's why Makita for one are doubling up batteries on many high power tools. Don't forget though, that two 18volt 5Ah batteries in series ( to give 36v ) are only in effect one 5Ah battery. Also, very importantly, don't mix different sizes of battery, for best results they need to be as near identical as possible, eg both 5Ah, not a six and a three, and they ought to be of similar age and condition. Sorry if I haven't explained it clearly.
  4. Now this is total guess work, but judging from the adjacent buildings, and the brick styles, I'd say that the tree was there first, ie the house is a new build. If so, how in Heaven's name did anyone get permission to build the house? Could be wrong, of course, often am.
  5. Unless I'm missing something, surely this is just the age old right to cut back branches which invade your " airspace" over the boundary, with the duty to offer them back to the rightful owner. Or am I being too simplistic? EDIT: Reread it. " Other work". Could be anything, hanging christmas lights for instance. Couldn't it?
  6. On recent experience, as this is such low level altercation, I'd say there are at least five levels, maybe more. The big question is, if it gets really fierce, are there levels above Handbag? Felling levers? Chainsaws? ๐Ÿค”
  7. If you're talking Terrasaur type, while they're fantastic cutting tools, I've not had great success using one to lower stumps, as they tell you on the packaging. The theory is good, but in my experience, in practice not so good.
  8. I doubt that also. What I'm saying is that it's on a par with the generators which break the laws of physics, by apparently delivering more electrical power than the petrol engine driving it is rated at, never mind allowing for efficiency losses. At best, it's a terminological inexactitude. At worst? Well..................................................... ๐Ÿ˜‰
  9. That's one of the most frightening things I've ever read on here! I'm now envisaging a future where we're forced to use electric vehicles, but they can only be charged two days a week, due to a shortage of electricity! Bring on Hydrogen powered vehicles, I say.
  10. Had one like that years ago. While cutting a big, wide hedge, next door asked if I could cut his side as well. I replied I couldn't reach, but would cheerfully come round and do it, if he crossed my palm with silver. He replied that he wasn't thinking of paying. I replied that I wasn't thinking of cutting it for that price. I later heard that he'd driven twenty plus miles each way to borrow a cutter from a relative, cut it himself, and then driven twenty miles each way to return it. Bargain. ๐Ÿ˜
  11. I have a Makita corded, and it's cut more timber so far that some petrol ones do in a lifetime. Can't fault it. I agree entirely with that.
  12. I'd say it's a fail at Maths. 120v x 13amps = 1560 watts. 750 watts equal 1 Horsepower. Thus, it's a whisker over two horsepower, at a full 13amps. As it says " peak", presumably that's achieved in the picosecond before the fuse pops. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜„
  13. If the blurb is to be believed ( if ) that's putting it around the power of a 60cc Stihl. Somewhat awesome, especially for sub ยฃ70! I'm more than a little sceptical, shall we say. You'd need to run it from a 16amp ceeform, and I don't see many of these on some business premises, let alone domestic. Seventy quid for the saw, and two hundred plus for a sparky to wire in a socket for it? Yeah right. Methinks the old six inch nail fuse might be making an appearance,
  14. Apologies that I can't continue with the same quality of puns, but in the next village to me, someone had a new lawn laid with turf, and next morning, it wasn't there any more!
  15. Dunno about returning or rejecting it. As a Tyke, my preferred course of action would be to ask those pesky folk from the wrong side of the Pennines, for a hefty discount, to assuage my hurt feelings for not having a brand new item to play with. Then I'd get the file out ๐Ÿ˜‰ Win, win in my book.

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