December 11th, 2008



I've been offered one of these:

Brand new for $599. Normally they're on TradeMe with a buynow of $749 and an initial bid of $699. I've used one and they're really good for small mobs - a bit weird to hold and bind up a bit if I pick up any speed in the longblow (runs at 3000rpm instead of 3200), but ideal for the jobs I currently have to turn down due to lack of a woolshed with fixed plant. It's electric and runs off 240V - which means it's not noisy and smelly like a petrol motor driven one. It's also lightweight, and the one I used doesn't heat up.

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So, oh wise and all-knowing friendslist, whaddaya reckon? I have a week to think about it.