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Offline 2xw

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Buyning plug and feathers
« on: September 25, 2019, 11:45:34 am »

I'm after some plug and feathers for general dig work. Does anyone recommend any particular retailer?

Amazon has a pack of 7 for £14 which seems to me to be suspiciously cheap - I don't think digging consents allow leaving bits of chinesium in ruined boulders  :halo: :halo:

Anyone have any preferred length for this as well? I've been using some smallish 15mm dia ones but wondered whether lengthier or girthier was better?

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Re: Buyning plug and feathers
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2019, 12:28:07 pm »
Have been using these + 14 mm drill bit on Portland...
https://www.amazon.co.uk/QWORK-Industrial-Feather-Concrete-Splitter/dp/B0769DVT1B/ref=sr_1_4?keywords=Plug+Wedge+and+Feather+Shims&qid=1569410500&s=diy&sr=1-4
Seem to do the trick nicely but having not used anything else I can't compare.
Bought 2 packs about 18 months ago - think I've got 8 set of P & F left.  Dropped a couple down holes and bent some feathers being a bit optimistic.  You will need a pile of spare rubbers as they don't last that long when caught with a stray hammer!  I pick those up 25 at a time from ebay.
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Re: Buyning plug and feathers
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2019, 07:02:07 pm »
I bought these. 4 for £24. They’re absolutely bomber, they’ve split some huge stuff over the years and still going strong

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F163640404681

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Re: Buyning plug and feathers
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2019, 08:40:43 pm »
Thanks for the replies both.

Minion, I recognise the logo on those - they're the same brand that John Beck had (the ones I've been using). They must be bomber. Cheers!

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Re: Buyning plug and feathers
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2019, 05:32:42 pm »
Czreful what you type in Google - you might be surprised ;D

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Re: Buyning plug and feathers
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2019, 06:04:28 pm »
Drilling 2 small holes, e.g. 8mm, a chisel's width apart and then hammering a chisel in works well in my experience.

This was 16mm holes and five  1"-ish chisels, no feathers. Obviously too big for digging but an example of just chisels on their own working well
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Re: Buyning plug and feathers
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2019, 06:49:25 pm »
Thanks for the replies both.

Minion, I recognise the logo on those - they're the same brand that John Beck had (the ones I've been using). They must be bomber. Cheers!

I've used these ones too and think they are pretty tough.

 

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