Just Sharing This Something useful for the garage/workshop

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I have found out there is one special drink available. It is especially useful on Fridays :Y IMG_20200605_221955 (Large).jpg
 
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About a year ago I pointed to, and then bought, a Lidl 12V cordless garden saw, and it's actually been a very good and useful tool in both the garden, garage and the loft when I had to remove some flooring for the CCTV installation - and it's still going strong.:)

However, now Lidl are about to sell updated 20V versions of both that and a sabre saw which is essentially the same thing with slight differences and somewhat larger. Frankly, if that proves to be as good as the 12V version, then I can recommend buying one or the other as you will probably find it very useful - see here Fathers Day Gifts from Thursday, 11.06. at Lidl UK - as, whilst I won't be buying one of the new ones ATM, I'll keep them in mind if my 12V version does eventually fail.
 
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Lidl again, from Sunday 2nd Aug - a "sat beeper" for £4.99.

Nothing unusual in that (although it's a bit cheaper than most of those on the online stores) except that, when you look at it closely, you see that it appears to have LED's to show the presence of 22kHz, 0Hz & 18V or 13V on the cable from the receiver - can't say I've seen those elsewhere.

Also, various other DIY/garage tools here.
 
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Nothing unusual in that (although it's a bit cheaper than most of those on the online stores) except that, when you look at it closely, you see that it appears to have LED's to show the presence of 22kHz, 0Hz & 18V or 13V on the cable from the receiver - can't say I've seen those elsewhere.
Had one like that 20 years ago almost identical but black. The analogue attenuator knob was most handy, can be set just on the edge of a pitch change so even the slightest dish movement makes a difference.
 
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Lidl again, from Sunday 2nd Aug - a "sat beeper" for £4.99.

Nothing unusual in that (although it's a bit cheaper than most of those on the online stores) except that, when you look at it closely, you see that it appears to have LED's to show the presence of 22kHz, 0Hz & 18V or 13V on the cable from the receiver - can't say I've seen those elsewhere...
Too late to edit, but realised that it could be quite handy just for when there is some doubt as to whether the cable to an LNB is "working properly" as it would show the 18V or 13V LEDs if the cable was reasonably sound, or probably neither if there is something seriously wrong with it. Will probably buy one a couple of days after 2nd Aug when I drop my wife off for her hairdressing appointment nearby as the drop-off point is just outside LIDL! :D
 
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Too late to edit, but realised that it could be quite handy just for when there is some doubt as to whether the cable to an LNB is "working properly" as it would show the 18V or 13V LEDs if the cable was reasonably sound, or probably neither if there is something seriously wrong with it. Will probably buy one a couple of days after 2nd Aug when I drop my wife off for her hairdressing appointment nearby as the drop-off point is just outside LIDL! :D
Bought one of those a couple of days ago, and it seems to work OK, with a couple of minor "niggles":
- an F-connector to F-connector coupling cable is supplied but at around 5" long it is very short
- the instruction booklet is quite good (all those safety warnings apart :rolleyes:) and accurate - apart from being "slightly out of date" where it describes the functions on the 22kHz & 0kHz LEDS, i.e.:
- 22kHz = "High frequency band active (= digital)"
- 0kHz = "Low frequency band active (= analogue)":D
 
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Does it beep or is it a continuous tone? :)
 
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Does it beep or is it a continuous tone? :)
A continuous, and quite loud, tone - you hear that change in volume level as you drive a dish between sats.

A picture ?
Original post #484 had a link to the pictures of it on the Lidl site - but it looks like they have deleted those now.
 
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