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Hi to all,

My name is Al from the UK (Yorkshire) and I'm a recently retired Electrician.

Since finishing my career I have decided to go back to the only other hobby I have always enjoyed, Woodwork!

So feel free to treat me as a beginner, I will not take offence.

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Welcome to the forum, Al.

"no offence intended".......

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Welcome to the forum Al.

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Enjoy the knowledge of others that can be found within.

‘Members are requested to add a first name in their profile as we are a very friendly bunch here'.
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Thanks Guys, Nice to feel welcome.

One quick question. In the UK we can only get plunge routers and not the USA style that twist for depth. Is it the case in all countries that we are limited to one particular design? If so WHO is controlling us?

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Hi Al welcome to the forum

Looking forward to your participation.
Filling out your profile to include (first name,tools and short bio is strictly (optional )but does help members to better relate to each other.
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Thanks Guys, Nice to feel welcome.

One quick question. In the UK we can only get plunge routers and not the USA style that twist for depth. Is it the case in all countries that we are limited to one particular design? If so WHO is controlling us?

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Hi Al, does not matter who made the decision. We got the better part of the deal.....VBG.

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Hi James,

With me its not whats best that I worry about. Its the option!

I hate not being able to use a dado set on my T/S because some numpty in an office somewhere who has probably never seen one, has decided that they are too dangerous for us. But weapons are freely available.

Sorry for the rant but I just hate people making decisions on my behalf, especially when they don't have the sense to realize that when millions of the things are safely in use already that they must be pretty much ok!

off topic, I have two mates over your way at the moment who are on the last week of a 3 week holiday. They landed in Melbourne and did a week there then on to Sydney and then on to see another of my mates who emigrated to Oz about 10 years ago then to her dads at Rockhampton. Jesus there is some real travel involved in living in Oz, one journey was an 8 hour drive and I think that is thought of as a short trip over your way!

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BTW can you use dado sets over there?
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Hi James,

With me its not whats best that I worry about. Its the option!

I hate not being able to use a dado set on my T/S because some numpty in an office somewhere who has probably never seen one, has decided that they are too dangerous for us. But weapons are freely available.

Sorry for the rant but I just hate people making decisions on my behalf, especially when they don't have the sense to realize that when millions of the things are safely in use already that they must be pretty much ok!

off topic, I have two mates over your way at the moment who are on the last week of a 3 week holiday. They landed in Melbourne and did a week there then on to Sydney and then on to see another of my mates who emigrated to Oz about 10 years ago then to her dads at Rockhampton. Jesus there is some real travel involved in living in Oz, one journey was an 8 hour drive and I think that is thought of as a short trip over your way!

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BTW can you use dado sets over there?
Hi Al.

I can see where you are coming from and I agree. I am just too old to let it bother me anymore....VBG.

Distance is something new to a "pommy' when they first hit our shores.

I do Sydney to Melbourne as a two short days trip.........

I was watching a replay of a BBC series, "Coast", and the narrator made the comment that no where in UK is more that 2hrs from the coast (or something similar).

In 2012, my wife and I did a road trip across USA for New York to Los Angeles. That was a drive....

Oh, and yes we can use a dado blade if we have the right saw.

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Hi, Al; welcome! (from Canada, eh )

I'm, as you folks say, gobsmacked re the lack of dado blades?! That's just ridiculous.
Like you can't get hurt with an ordinary blade(?)...
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