I tautoko Mick! Luckily I have always had both and used almost daily.teamROAM wrote: The 2 main items I wish I had/knew about from the start that I now have are:
Hot Glue gun:
You cannot have enough air! Started with a 3hp single phase 16cfm which was adequate but have had a 3 phase 15hp 56cfm for a couple of years and its hard to go back. Once you have enough air you are introduced to many great air tools...die grinders, right angle die grinders, saber saw, Rotec sanding discs, of cousrse RO's-750grams light. And of course spray painting!
Hot glue guns! Don't get me started on hot glue guns..oh the things you can do and the people you meet with a hot glue gun. Temp holds for gluing small parts. Mockups. Batten frame templates of oh so difficult shapes. Kids are always borrowing them for arts and crafts. Had a huge expensive one that gave up the ghost after years of being left on daily, since have had the cheapies which have lasted well. Make sure you keep them insulated from you plastic build or they'll melt your hard work and at worst, catch fire.
Must add masking tape! Not just for spraying...but all throughout construction. Get a range from expensive shit that holds to cheap rubbish to pull off in a couple of hours. Blue stuff for temp edge holding of light cloths to hold shape while laying. A quick mask up of areas before glassing saves sanding later. Nice wide green 3M holds remarkably well to a surface to hot glue onto, to save difficult clean off later!
I like this thread. Hi everyone.