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(, Sun 1 Apr 2001, 1:00)
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I just went to B&Q and spent £26 on some plaster, some brackets, some rawlplugs and two paint rollers.

(, Mon 2 Apr 2012, 14:51, Reply)
why aren't you working?
Also B&Q is rubbish, as is homebase. I found a local hardware supplier the otehr day and they are a little bit more expensive but so helpful and friendly it's worth it
(, Mon 2 Apr 2012, 14:56, Reply)
I went on my lunch break.
And B&Q may be rubbish if you need advice, but if all you need is a small tub of pre-mix plaster, some rawlplugs, some brackets and a couple of paint rollers, then they are perfectly adequate. They often have good deals on power tools too. Though I need to find somewhere to repair my belt sander.
(, Mon 2 Apr 2012, 14:58, Reply)
i do understand that and I do still shop there
but it was nice to have a personal and helpful shopping experience for once!
(, Mon 2 Apr 2012, 14:59, Reply)
Hmmm, the part I need will cost me about £25.
should I risk taking a 200 power tool apart myself or should I just take it somewhere and pay someone else some money to repair it?
(, Mon 2 Apr 2012, 15:00, Reply)
what part is broken?

(, Mon 2 Apr 2012, 15:01, Reply)
The drive shaft.
www.powertoolspares.com/tool/dewalt/spares-and-accessories-for-dw433-belt-sander/dw433type1/spares/

No. 55 on this diagram

The problem is that you need to dismantle pretty much the entire sander to be able to replace it.
(, Mon 2 Apr 2012, 15:04, Reply)
seems like something that shpould be covered by warrenty?

(, Mon 2 Apr 2012, 15:12, Reply)
It happened over a year since I bought it
and it was my own fault for leaving a belt fully tensioned and caked in dust and then just trying to use the sander without loosening it first.
(, Mon 2 Apr 2012, 15:23, Reply)

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