Mastic gun

Discussion in 'Gutter & Fascia Cleaning' started by Smurf, Nov 19, 2014.

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  1. Smurf

    Smurf Banned
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    I had to get a mastic gun today as my old one had gone rusty. I thought oh look a plastic and metal one that should be good. Nope it broke as soon as I used it so I took it back and changed it for the same type again. That one also broke as soon as I used it FFS. Why do diy stores sell shite? :D
     
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  2. TolishAPurd

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    Right smurf, you've helped me out with many purchases since I got here, so allow me to do the same with you.

    This is the Cox caulk gun. There are many like it, but this is mine:

    http://www.screwfix.com/p/p-c-cox-easiflow-gun/79714

    It lasts forever, never breaks down, costs pennies, and best of all its British made. Its the only one I would ever buy now (but mine still havent broke).:thumbsup:
     
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  3. Smurf

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    Thanks but that was the one that went rusty. Mind you I did leave it outside for about 3 years. Oops!:laugh:

    I would have gone to screwfix this morning but the best way to get to it they only have closed the rail bridge off so the traffic would have been a nightmare. Instead I headed towards my job and picked one up quick on the way as you do. All I needed it for was to block a small hole up to stop bees going into the top bay window roof void again next year. The things you do for customers... mind you I stung her on the exterior clean :D
     
  4. Smurf

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    :laugh::laugh::wow:cox do make good stuff as I got it working again:D

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    Just don't tell the wife I done that on her kitchen worktop :whistle:
     
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    Funny, I needed a gun today and couldn't find mine - same as above too!

    Anyway… bought a cheap metal one and used it - the gun bent! I kid you not, I was wondering why was nothing coming out. As I looked closer the body was bending away as I pulled the trigger. What junk!
     
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    yep i gave mine away to my dad as i have two....er...but wheres the other one.....i dont think i will buy a cheap one after reading these posts...reminds me of a certain car foot pump i had.....i carried on using it for ages but it was a bit er...bent..bloody chinese...but...i think they are getting better...slowly...
     
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    Seems alot of diy stores are buying in cheap china **** that are not fit for the job.
     
  8. TolishAPurd

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    Fck diy stores. I always shop in trade stores like B&Q tradepoint, ridgeons, screwfix, wickes etc. If something is ****, the shop gets a load of angry builders whinging, so they make sure the stuff they sell is up to the task.
     
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    Wicks gorilla type tubs are still shite though :laugh:
     
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    Screwfix always sells good stuff
     
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