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Terratek 180w Multi Sander,Orbital,Sheet & Detail sanding plates, Comes with 30 sanding sheets and Dust bag
Terratek 180w Multi Sander,Orbital,Sheet & Detail sanding plates, Comes with 30 sanding sheets and Dust bag

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good multi use all round tool, 25 May 2014
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Use these types of small detail sanders quite often,and although I have professional items,I wanted something reasonable at a lower cost i could use at home or throw in a bag and take round with me without the need for big boxes everywhere.
This one caught my attention as it is able to be changed in its nature from a detail sander,to orbital or sheet,so if it could do that for the price advertised,i thought I'd give it a go
I have used it now for probably over 50 hours of quite heavy use,it has proven very good.It does all the sanding jobs most people will ever need and has easy adjustments to change from a detail sander to an orbital sander etc..
Has a good selection of sanding sheets to start with and replacements should be ok to get although I can see that maybe not all places in the trade/DIY industries will stock the identical ones as some are a little different,but something should be available even if you have to cut them to fit.Most detail pads are smaller,but that isn't a problem.So far the sheets attach easily and more importantantly stay attached during use.How long this lasts,time will tell,but so far,it's still excellent
It is quite powerful enough for most,quiet,light and smooth but doesn't leave your hands "buzzing" too much after use.
Although reasonably priced,it is not in the cheap and tacky one use /throw away end of the market and seems quite well built,giving confidence that it could be quite a useful reliable heavy domestic use tool,but obviously only time will tell with the reliability.
So to sum up,a flexible easy to use sander,does most jobs easily and I like it,but can't give it full marks as i want it to last at least two years before I do that


Torrent: 3 (Cy Reed Adventure)
Torrent: 3 (Cy Reed Adventure)
by David Meyer
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's getting Better, 16 May 2014
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Got into the David Meyer books quite by accident,(when I'd rin out of Chris Kuzneski,David Gibbins,Daid Golemon,Andy Mcdermott,you get the drift type books) and was really very surprised.

If you like the authors I've mentioned,you will really like these books and the character.There are only three so far in the series,but they are getting better throughout.this one set in the jungles,previous in the Arctic wastes and the first in New York subways.

All are fast paced and do make you want to read them and feel disappointed when finished,like all good books.Only minor criticism is that it tends to be so long between books,that you forget what happened in last one and did it explain certain things in the new one or not?

Otherwise,excellent.


The Forbidden Tomb (The Hunters 2)
The Forbidden Tomb (The Hunters 2)
by Chris Kuzneski
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £13.34

5.0 out of 5 stars Second in the series,even Better, 16 May 2014
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Book two of his new series of "the Team" searching for missing secrets.

Even better than the first,even more cameo roles appearing out of his Jones/Payne books and confirmation that there could be eight books in the series,plus some more background mysteries appearing. and to top that,one of the Team meets with a gruesome death.

Stunning,go to the top of my pile of favourite authors Mr Kuzneski

However,make sure you read the first book "the hunters" before reading this,as irt does help with alot of the background


A Good Day to Die Hard [DVD]
A Good Day to Die Hard [DVD]
Dvd ~ Bruce Willis
Price: £3.70

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappoitingly rushed, 16 May 2014
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This review is from: A Good Day to Die Hard [DVD] (DVD)
I like Die Hard films,they are the best christmas fims ever and the fourth especially was such good fun,so when i heard a new one was coming out I was thrilled.

What a let down! It starts off ok,typical Die hard stuff we like,nothing too difficult to think about but reasonably entertaining,but then it just suddenly ends and you don't really know what has happened!

You get the feeling,not alot of thought has gone into it,maybe,it's the franchise and they needed more money or did Willis (after being booted out of the expendibles)? but,the film really should have been 30-45 minutes longer,and at least something should have been done at the end to improve the story.I know we like big explosions in these films,but it seems that one bang and the set was destroyed so we end it now?

Buy it from a charity shop for 50p,otherwise you've been robbed


The Hunters (The Hunters 1)
The Hunters (The Hunters 1)
by Chris Kuzneski
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.49

5.0 out of 5 stars New venture for Kuzneski, 16 May 2014
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Really really like Chris Kuzneski books,but always a little apprehensive when they go in a different direction (like Andy Mcdermott with the disappointing Persona protocol or James Rollins with those rubbish vampire books co written with never heard of Rebecca Cantrill) Not to fear,Kuzneski has brought this new series out brilliantly.

Basically,without ruining things,he combines a team of independent experts (some are slightly on the rough edge of things or nearly criminals) to find long forgotten items/artifacts whatever you want to call them.the diversity with his jones/payne is there,but i do like little mentions to persons who appear basically in cameo roles in his original series.

Thoroughly exciting,well worth the money,i do have a sneaking suspicion that there could be up to eight books in the series,from the clues within,and I can't wait! Excellent


Innocent Blood (Blood Gospel Book II)
Innocent Blood (Blood Gospel Book II)
by James Rollins
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £10.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Forget it,he should write what he's good at, 16 May 2014
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Sorry,but i really like James Rollins,but i don't like what he's got himself into with these books.
I read the first one,mainly as it had James rollins's name on the front and was very disappointed,but,begrudgingly,bought the second.I found it very hard to finish,it didn't really make you want to read it or leave you on the edge of your seat etc etc.

I know Rollins's has done books with weird creatures,that are really good,and his Sigma series is excellent.....but,and I will stick by my review as per first book....Has he written this to jump on the vampire bandwagon? or has he gone into partnership with Rebecca Cantrill (who I'd never heard of and would never buy a book from her alone) to help her sales? The book doesn't even flow like a normal James Rollins series.

If you like James Rollins,you will be extremely disappointed,he should stick to what he's good at.I will not buy any more in this series unless i see them for 40p in a charity shop.

Sorry!


London's Secret Tubes
London's Secret Tubes
by Andrew Emmerson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £19.95

3.0 out of 5 stars underground london, 29 Oct 2013
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This review is from: London's Secret Tubes (Hardcover)
Following a number of visits to london,for work,and both being forces (retired and serving)my son and I have become quite interested in the amount of hidden underground sections of the city,not just old tube stations but the immense amount of military and civilian installations.
This is one of the first books we bought,it is quite good,but alot of it is quite dated now,i had hoped for more images of what is left and more modern images as well as it does get a little boring in some of the reading at times.I probably would have liked some more accurate maps also.
Also,there is alot more there than the book reveals,and alot more also that is still secret so really the book only scratches the surface and is showing its age. I really need to find more modern and up to date version.
That said,it is OK and has things of interest and if nothing else it is probably worth buying,but only if you can get it for about £12-£14,at rrp£25 you need to be a real enthusiast to pay that
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The Persona Protocol
The Persona Protocol
by Andy McDermott
Edition: Hardcover

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Andy McDermott,what are you thinking?, 24 May 2013
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I generally love Andy Mcdermott books,they are almost certainly in my top three authors lists,but I'm not too sure where he is going with this?
The story,is basically about a secret US government organisations that has the ability to obtain a persons memory via drugs and electronics,which then can be passed into an agent to recover information ,in these cases concerning terrorism activities
Sounds OK,but,for those that remember,it feels a bit like a modern equivelent of a Joe 90 episode on "speed."
Unlike the Wilde/Chase books Andy writes,the hero this time is a American ex Special forces,typical american hero in physique(yawn!),joined with what is described as a hippy type british girl. The hero obviously,we find out has some issues with having his memory wiped to hide high ranking officers who have done some "very bad things" in the name of "national security." Obviously,all sorts itself and the baddies get what they deserve after lots of chasing shooting and explosions....they're the good bits!
Now,the Wilde and Chase books,are historical/archelogical/adventure/Indiana jones on steroids type and really good fun,Eddie Chase is a Yorkshireman,ex SAS,ageing/balding and with a typical "squaddie" sense of humour,which makes it brilliant for most British readers and are really...especially to me,un-put-downable books,the Persona Protocol,strikes me as being aimed at the American market and although is obviously an experiment at a different subject by Mcdermott (and I don't know if it is the start of a new series) does not seem to flow like his original books,and it doesn't seem to read like it has been as enjoyable to write as his Wilde/Chase books,and is certainly lacking in any sense of humour.
I would say that Mcdermott would be better sticking with his original type story line,even if he changed the heros(please don't kill them off). It was like James Rollins trying to fit in with the modern way at the moment of writing about vampires,it just doesn't work as well!
Anyway,if you like Andy Mcdermott,read it anyway,we all have different tastes and you may like it,and it is always good to support UK writers


The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (DVD + UV Copy( [2013]
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (DVD + UV Copy( [2013]
Dvd ~ Hugo Weaving
Offered by Quality Media Supplies Ltd.
Price: £11.47

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far better than original lord or the rings, 23 April 2013
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Went to the cinema to watch this film,absolutely excellent. Much much better than originals,which were certainly epics,and really good films,and i enjoy long films but there was certainly some "padding" in them which could have been edited out ( great on DVD as you fast forward these bits)
This film I think is far closer to the original books,with far more humour and action and far less of the "padding"
Can't wait for the rest


LEC U5010W 50cm Undercounter Freezer
LEC U5010W 50cm Undercounter Freezer

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple small deep freeze, 23 April 2013
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Wanted a small undercounted deep freeze for my elderly mother who lives on her own. Wanted nothing complicated,just plug in and go,and no room for a chest freezer so this looked to fit the bill.
Came 4 days after ordering,well wrapped and protected.
Left to stand for 24 hours before use,I did like the fact the plug is not sealed on,but can be removed so the cable can be routed through small holes in fitted kitchens
Enough space to store more than sufficient for a person or couple on their own,folding doors on each shelf,so not much room wasted inside
No complaints,does the job as required


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