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Topic Title: Wall chaser, review time!
Topic Summary: anyone used this one
Created On: 23 March 2010 10:20 PM
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 23 March 2010 10:20 PM
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peteTLM

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http://www.lawson-his.co.uk/sc...hasers&product=106503


PDP make.

Has got some good features, but an unknown brand to me.
Anyone got one and used it?

Wall chasers seem to be well over priced considering they are basically an adapted angle grinder with 2 blades on a longer spindle!

Ta,

P

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 23 March 2010 11:04 PM
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Our local Netto had a load of Tooltec ones in for about 60 quid last year.... Any users ?

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 24 March 2010 02:47 PM
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apj100

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I've got mine from screwfix. The model I chose had by far the widest setting available. Its made by sparky and I think the blades are 10 inch so its pretty heavy but it goes through like butter.
 24 March 2010 02:47 PM
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apj100

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I've got mine from screwfix. The model I chose had by far the widest setting available. Its made by sparky and I think the blades are 10 inch so its pretty heavy but it goes through like butter.
 24 March 2010 08:57 PM
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Davesparx

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I would also say go for the sparky. Stick a henry on the end of it and its a pretty good set up
 24 March 2010 09:11 PM
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MrAmps

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The best by far is the Metabo with Vacuum cleaner. its not cheap at £500 but it is quality and has a 5 year warranty! The cheap ones I have had, have operated like cheap ones, and lasted 5 minutes and filled the whole house with dust!!
 24 March 2010 09:19 PM
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I use a Makita chaser with the makita Hoover both 110V, I like the action that the Chaser turns the hoover on and lets it have an over run time of about 10 seconds. means you dont forget to turn the hoover on.

I also have an Aldi chaser £40 but 230V works fine. For the money it is stunning.

Had both about 3 years. No problem with either.

The Makita hoover is however the best I have used for dust collection. Bag and then twin filter system.
 10 July 2010 02:40 PM
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namesake

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I have never seen one of the Aldi chasers in the flesh (they must be defunct now, I've stuck my nose in a couple of their shops on the off chance) but I got a Silverline from Toolbay Direct and it sounds like the same machine, same depth of cut, width settings etc. Still on toolbaydirect.co.uk for those who want to compare.

But I would honestly say the Silverline is a really good wall chaser for the money, just over £70 all in (not quite Aldi money but what can you do).

On a friend's recommendation I got a Hitachi QB35E extractor to use with it and the vac works like a dream with the auto power take-off socket. In fact the QB35E is pretty much bombproof. Have only used the chaser a few times but the vac is always in use, so collectively it was a really good buy...
 09 October 2012 09:28 PM
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Dated Thread I know Sorry.

Just bought a Sparky FK652 wall chaser

Thought I would save you some money - DONT buy one.

The discs do not retract beyond 25mm and it has no plunge facility like most wall chasers.

You need to set the depth and lock in position so for its max cut of 65mm you will need to be very strong and fearless for you need to plunge these two 9" discs in to the wall at full pelt, dust extraction is useless as it is not sealed even after the plunge it pores out dust from everywhere - I had it connected to a Festool extractor so no lightweight.

I managed to return it today as "Not fit for purpose" which was the best thing about it!

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 09 October 2012 10:31 PM
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Martyn, do it properly and get a hilti!
 09 October 2012 10:49 PM
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Originally posted by: sparkxelectrical

Martyn, do it properly and get a hilti!


Not exactly great either, Esp at £1000+ OK for chases not so good for boxes, I have the metabo MFE30 which is a great little machine, just a shame it stops at 30mm.

Just bought a Hilti TE7A Now that's great for boxes! Need to stop replacing tools for a while!

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 09 October 2012 10:51 PM
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A hilti, while very desirable, at £400 second hand is far from cheap. How much is it new?
Prices for Parts for the space shuttle are easier to get hold of.

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 09 October 2012 11:43 PM
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Originally posted by: peteTLM

A hilti, while very desirable, at £400 second hand is far from cheap. How much is it new?

Prices for Parts for the space shuttle are easier to get hold of.


Ha, You need a Hilti account to get prices, or speak to rep, Hilti had the DC se20 at Elex for £1087.00 plus vat, I cant knock Hilti tools they are very good but you gotta pay for em!

£900 all in for a TE7A with three 36v 3.9Ah batteries + free goodies

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