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I want one of these

Does what it says on the tin
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I want one of these

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Postby redsturgeon » August 16th, 2021, 8:28 am

A great tool I've never seen before

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbFqT1RVWzA

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Re: I want one of these

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Postby bungeejumper » August 16th, 2021, 9:42 am

Indeed. Mine has boosted my income considerably. My case comes up next Wednesday. ;)

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Re: I want one of these

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Postby monabri » August 16th, 2021, 1:04 pm

Gone in 60 seconds .. :twisted:


( available on Amazon and all dodgy back street garages).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Air+shim&ref=nb_sb_noss_2


This is the one BJ has ! ( it's even marked on the bag).

https://www.amazon.co.uk/WANYI-Alignmen ... s9dHJ1ZQ==

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Re: I want one of these

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Postby TheMotorcycleBoy » August 16th, 2021, 1:36 pm

Thanks for posting John!

Looks like something that I could have done with, like 1000s of times in the past.

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Re: I want one of these

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Postby Sobraon » August 16th, 2021, 2:35 pm

I have to admit I scoffed (sorry) :oops: initially when looking at the video. Then I thought - hang on - those garden gates I have to hang tomorrow would be easier with these rather them wooden shims, and then dil's new bathroom door later in the week.... So thanks John ordered!

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Re: I want one of these

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Postby Redmires » August 16th, 2021, 9:23 pm

I'm sure they used to do these in a mega-size for lifting cars. Connect to the exhaust and it will raise the car for changing tyres etc. Or maybe I just invented something ?

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Re: I want one of these

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Postby bungeejumper » August 17th, 2021, 9:17 am

Redmires wrote:I'm sure they used to do these in a mega-size for lifting cars. Connect to the exhaust and it will raise the car for changing tyres etc. Or maybe I just invented something ?

Hmmm, if you'd seen the state of some cars' exhausts you wouldn't expect them to hold the pressure. When I were a lad, there was a merry prank going round that involved plugging parked cars' exhausts with a potato, and the risk was always that you'd explode a rotting silencer. :D But I believe that firemen and emergency rescue services do use lifting bags with pumps for lifting heavy objects off people. Paramedics also use them sometimes for lifting people who've fallen.

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Re: I want one of these

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Postby 88V8 » August 17th, 2021, 10:30 am

redsturgeon wrote:A great tool I've never seen before

They are indeed very useful.
I have four.
Great for precision adjusting doors, gates.
I used them to hang two pairs of oak double doors when I built my garage, and for levelling up the frames when I built our sunroom. They are good for side-to-side adjustments as well as lifting.
Also good for getting hinges back into the cutouts if you've had heavy doors off.

Had mine five years or more.
Yes, great tool.

Word of caution.... the valves may leak... if a door, say, is wedged into an opening and the air leaks out the door can fall over on you... how do I know that...

V8

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Re: I want one of these

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Postby pje16 » August 17th, 2021, 10:50 am

These look to be very useful, had no idea they existed
Thanks John
and also to V8 for the tip that can save a sore head :roll:
cheers
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Re: I want one of these

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Postby Gaggsy » August 17th, 2021, 10:54 am

Redmires wrote:I'm sure they used to do these in a mega-size for lifting cars. Connect to the exhaust and it will raise the car for changing tyres etc. Or maybe I just invented something ?


Probably.
You can even get them for levelling up caravans: https://www.locknlevel.co.uk/

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Re: I want one of these

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Postby Redmires » August 17th, 2021, 8:07 pm

Gaggsy wrote:
Redmires wrote:I'm sure they used to do these in a mega-size for lifting cars. Connect to the exhaust and it will raise the car for changing tyres etc. Or maybe I just invented something ?


Probably.
You can even get them for levelling up caravans: https://www.locknlevel.co.uk/


Damn. A quick google suggests I haven't invented them after all :(

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Noryb-Tonne-Ex ... B00VEV2IXQ

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Re: I want one of these

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Postby 9873210 » August 17th, 2021, 11:24 pm

They get quite a bit bigger that that

https://www.matjack.com/pdf/jumbo-cushi ... gs-new.pdf

If you're into reality TV "Highway Through Hell" shows them in use about once a season.

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Re: I want one of these

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Postby stewamax » August 20th, 2021, 10:06 am

Where have I been looking all these years..
Exactly what I need for fitting doors and attaching radiators to walls.
I had looked for tiny trolley jacks adn never found one, but these are better.


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