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What? Scottish and she isn't fixing haggis? Does she know the poem that goes with it? There was a video of a golf tournament in Scotland a few years ago. Last year's winner got to choose the dinner menu and it was haggis. A fellow in a kilt served it with a poem, counting the attributes of the dish.

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Short poem? Probably a Limerick;
'There was an old man from Wick...'
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I missed the post about your accident, Colin. Glad to hear from you and that you're doing better. That drill does look like a steal... their drills and bits were well liked when I was working. Quite the plug on there compared to what it would have over here.

Does the missus use a jig to cut those pie lids?

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Good to hear from you again Colin- was wondering where you were. Sorry about the injury. Do you have any wise warnings for other dilettante turners like me? I have avoided mishaps thus far, but try to learn from post mortems of my own snafus and those of others.

Those Hilti tools are real workhorses, but the prices around here have been known to precipitate asthma attacks. I looked at a cartridge-powered nail gun a year or so ago, and spent some effort explaining to the salesman that I only wanted to buy the tool, not the manufacturing line that produced it. Good buy. Does it have an SDS-plus chuck, or a conventional keyless chuck?

Like Paul, I noticed the non-standard plug - was that part of your sales pitch to the missus- insulated outdoor plug, shock-proof on the damp lawn while hanging plant holders, that sort of thing?
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Hi there
Thanks for your kind words. A few off you guys have commented on the strange plug on the drill. Many years ago many tradesmen etc were getting electrocuted on construction sites, due mainly to the lack of safety legislation. And in our case in the UK there were quite a few deaths due mainly to us utilising 240volts.

So after all our regs came in it was decided to limit work sites to 110volts. Plus the plugs must be a type designed for site use only. When you push them into the socket they are locked in and are totally insulated, and yellow in colour. There are some instances when you can only use 240volts and the same type of plug applies but it is blue in colour. The other advantage to the 110volts is that our site transformers are twin coiled which means the highest shock you can get is 55volts.

So in the UK you have every drill for sale is available two voltages.

Now i have to go now, got a basket to hang

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Colin,

I can relate to and understand your situation. No my wife isn't Scottish, but Me Mother sure was. Born and raise in Wishaw and my father married her after WWII. If I wanted something new, I always had to justify it to her to get the money for it. I love your creativity about the drill being special, I think my dad must have used that one for sure. Those pies remind me of the past, my mom has been gone since 1992 RIP.

Don't fear your tools, pay attention and respect the tools and avoid injury.
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When I lived in Queens, NY, mid 60s, people would congregate outside the plants and sell out of the boot (trunks to us Yanks). Dad was offered a 7 cell flashlight for a buck. My mother was offered a sheared lamb coat with mink collar for $50; $200 retail.
New York City had two sayings- If you couldn't find it in NYC, it didn't exist. If you had enough money and knew the right people, you could get anything.
Glad you are on the mend. You never know what will happen in the next few seconds. My son-in-law fractured a bone in his foot while running. I don't run.

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