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Old 11-04-2018, 12:09 AM   #1
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New job, new tools

Well my rupes mk1 packed up last year.

Today I got the news of a new job (polishing cars) and I can use my own gear.

So I was looking at the rupes mk2. I was also looking at stocking up on a load of megs mf cutting pads. But £19 each is very dear and recommendations.

I will also be buying the rupes ibrid so I can wiz around wingmirrors etc quicker.

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Old 11-04-2018, 08:34 AM   #2
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You "can" use your own gear? Im not surprised they are prepared to let you buy and run thousands of pounds worth of equipment on your own dollar and replace your expensive liquids yourself lol

Get them to buy the gear and keep it there. It doesn't matter if its cheap, do not put miles on equipment for someone else
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You "can" use your own gear? Im not surprised they are prepared to let you buy and run thousands of pounds worth of equipment on your own dollar and replace your expensive liquids yourself lol

Get them to buy the gear and keep it there. It doesn't matter if its cheap, do not put miles on equipment for someone else
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:41 PM   #4
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Different scenario I know..... but......

I'm a joiner and use my own tools, but have a 'tool allowance' built into my pay

So they're are mine and buy them myself but with additional pay

But it's built into my contract that I should always have the tools to do my job. So no excuse for me to not be able to complete my work with my own equipment.

You could suggest an allowance for equipment to do your job, so you buy whatever machines, pads, liquids etc you want and they're yours but they support you with buying.
You always have the tools for the job but they are yours still
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Old 11-04-2018, 07:50 PM   #5
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Why looking for Rupes and not taking Flex also in consideration?? Just wondering

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Old 11-04-2018, 09:04 PM   #6
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Why not? Maybe he just prefers Rupes?

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Hm, ok, that’s an answer yes, but maybe there are other reasons/decisions made why he’s preffering Rupes. And that’s, why preffering Rupes, is where I’m interested in.
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You "can" use your own gear? Im not surprised they are prepared to let you buy and run thousands of pounds worth of equipment on your own dollar and replace your expensive liquids yourself lol

Get them to buy the gear and keep it there. It doesn't matter if its cheap, do not put miles on equipment for someone else
Nail on head

Also don't forget that it is a legal requirement for an employer to provide safety equipment such as PPE - so anti-vibration gloves, safety footwear, eye protection...
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Also don't forget that it is a legal requirement for an employer to provide safety equipment such as PPE - so anti-vibration gloves, safety footwear, eye protection...
Agreed and good point.

There are many "employees" who provide/have an allowance for tools but the overall H&S is the responsibility of the "employer."

Be very wary if the "employer" says you're self employed. It's not their call, that's down to HMRC and can be very expensive if HMRC determine that you are an employee.

There's big insurance questions also.

Remember, if you're genuinely self employed it's you that ends up in Court if something goes horribly wrong.

Having said that,

Good Luck.

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Well my rupes mk1 packed up last year.

Today I got the news of a new job (polishing cars) and I can use my own gear.

So I was looking at the rupes mk2. I was also looking at stocking up on a load of megs mf cutting pads. But £19 each is very dear and recommendations.

I will also be buying the rupes ibrid so I can wiz around wingmirrors etc quicker.
I'd get the Lake Country thin foam wool pads - they cut better than megs microfibre cutting pads and are cheaper and about half the price! https://carpro.uk.com/products/lake-...=5010525126686

https://www.autopia.org/forums/the-d...tting-pad.html

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