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Anyone still use one of these ??

Post by Bagpuss » Sun 05 Jan, 2020 11:03 pm

Just found this in the loft, bought it years ago when I was a newbie to framing, it's really for fixing glass in window frames but I used to use it to fit backboards in, I think I might start using it again once I've oiled it.
It uses the 13mm triangles I think ( have looked in LION catalogue) no joy , can anyone tell me where to buy these ?
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Post by poliopete » Mon 06 Jan, 2020 8:31 am

That's a blast from the past. :shock:

I used one those all the time in the past. If I recall correctly, they were prone to problems, with triangles often spraying far and wide.

IMOH I think the guns most used today a far superior and much nicer colours :D

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Post by BaBaZa » Mon 06 Jan, 2020 9:00 am

Still got the bruises on my hand from using one of them.

It would destroy 1/2" Brown Spoon GL if you didn't support the back when firing the triangle in.
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Post by prospero » Mon 06 Jan, 2020 10:50 am

Have one identical. You can't get 13mm triangles but if you have the little 'tongue' which slips into the
feed chute, you can use Fletcher 11mm triangles which are available from Lion. I preferred the 13mm
over the ubiquitous 'framers' points.
I used it for years with 11mm tris but now I use the Fletcher Multipoints. (Yellow gun). :D
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Post by Not your average framer » Wed 08 Jan, 2020 3:05 pm

I have a few Olympus and Kaha point guns and a few boxes of points as well. I stopped using them a long time ago. They don't really compare with today's modern guns in terms of performance, or reliability. After my stroke I stopped using manual point guns at all and new have a pneumatic gun instead. If I knew how much better a pneumatic gun was at the time, I would have gone pneumatic years ago. So much better in every way.
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Post by cleaver » Wed 08 Jan, 2020 3:52 pm

I think the yoof would call that Steam Punk!

Proper-looking bit of kit....built to last, by the looks.

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Post by Not your average framer » Wed 08 Jan, 2020 7:59 pm

Hi Paul,

Are you saying that my collection of these old guns might be easy to sell as steam punk collectible items? Do you think that these might be easy to sell on ebay as a bit of easy money? I'm not really sure that they are likely to be worth the bother.
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Post by cleaver » Thu 09 Jan, 2020 9:39 am

Definitely, Mark. Stick a reserve on of no less than £300!

Seriously, if I had lovely old kit like that (and a shop window!) I'd decorate my display with stuff like that dotted around. As well as looking great, it'd remind people they're paying for bespoke work, undertaken by craftsmen/women....not soulless boxes made in China by the container-load

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Post by Not your average framer » Thu 09 Jan, 2020 11:52 am

What is that each? I find it very hard to think that they are worth hardly anything at all.
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Post by cleaver » Thu 09 Jan, 2020 1:25 pm

:lol:

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Post by Ultima Thule » Sun 12 Jan, 2020 9:01 pm

Remember them - nightmare to remove and they would attack any skin put too near them. Still come across them in reframing jobs from time to time and bless the day the Fletcher became available whenever I do....

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Post by prospero » Mon 13 Jan, 2020 3:58 am

Don't confuse Triangle points with Diamonds, which I would agree are the Work of the Devil. :evil:

If I didn't use Multipoints the I would be using my Columbus gun with 11mm triangle in preference the green Fletcher gun. :roll:
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Post by Ultima Thule » Mon 13 Jan, 2020 9:28 pm

Never liked either of them!

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Post by prospero » Mon 13 Jan, 2020 11:56 pm

I've also got an Olfa 18mm brad gun. :lol:
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Post by cleaver » Tue 14 Jan, 2020 3:29 am

Sounds like the makings of a framing museum, Mr P. :lol:

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