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Old 07-05-2012, 11:01 PM   #691
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Smile Draper X-drill now torch with spirit level and bit holder!

First post, had the Draper drill and the lamp holder, easy to solder the four wires together, had to remove about ten screws to get the case apart, so in total I would say twenty minutes to make, only have to buy the correct lamp now! but works fine with the 20watt bulb.

How do I use a torch with a spirit level? normally have a spirit in a glass

Thanks for all the info on this thread.

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Old 09-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #692
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Securing the bulb

Great thread, can i ask what you use to secure the bulb on the grey drill. The OP says he used hot glue. But what if you need to change the bulb. Is it the bulb you glue or the holder ? Thats the only bit confusing me at the moment. Th bulb seems to fit in that little slot, but what do you all use to secure it in place, but also be able to change the bulb later without too much grief.
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:08 PM   #693
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Is it just me, or has the price of the "correct" bulb jumped up quite a bit!!!

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Old 10-05-2012, 05:19 PM   #694
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Going to be making one ok these very soon, Excellent guide.
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:36 PM   #695
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Is it just me, or has the price of the "correct" bulb jumped up quite a bit!!!

Looks like it has. Still surprised that no traders have asked me for the details of the distributor that can supply these at a fraction of the current cost if bought 50+ at a time!
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Old 11-05-2012, 12:07 PM   #696
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Great guide, just knocked mine up took 10 minutes and wired straight in to the block. thanks to all great piece of kit for very little money.
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #697
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This is a great thread, and excellent product by the OP... I've ordered my bulb and will be heading to Tesco as much nearer than B&Q, and do exactly same drill for same price... I have however possibly found a cheaper option for bulb connector. Especially if people getting the better bulb and dont need the B&Q one... Take a look let me know if its feasiable...

http://www.lyonlighting.com/acatalog...DER_MR166.html

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This is a great thread, and excellent product by the OP... I've ordered my bulb and will be heading to Tesco as much nearer than B&Q, and do exactly same drill for same price... I have however possibly found a cheaper option for bulb connector. Especially if people getting the better bulb and dont need the B&Q one... Take a look let me know if its feasiable...

http://www.lyonlighting.com/acatalog...DER_MR166.html

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That'll do the trick but with delivery probably cheaper on ebay.
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Just read this thread this morning. Have now been to B&Q and gone a bit crazy.....

......yes, thats 3 cordless drills to convert!
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Had my shopping list ready to go but found this, so far as I can tell this may just need a change of bulb. I don't get the fun of building my own but I get more time to polish my car:

http://www.diy.com/nav/build/motorin...Light-11248233

This may not be acceptable if you want the torch for colour correction as the bulb fitting is H3 (automotive) not MR16 so the same Solux bulb is not available, but for swirls I reckon this'll do just fine though the reflector is part of the torch not the lamp as with a dichroic - shouldn't make a difference.

Any thoughts welcome...

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