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tools and supliers

Postby geordie » Fri May 13, 2011 10:24 pm

Given the thais like to keep things neat and congregate one area one product

Where in Bangkok is a good area for power tools a friend of mine is passing through and needs a diamond blade 9" for grinder and a 3"-4" dry diamond hole saw

Alternately is there a shop in chaing mai that would have them
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Re: tools and supliers

Postby MGV12 » Sat May 14, 2011 5:47 pm

geordie wrote:Given the thais like to keep things neat and congregate one area one product

Where in Bangkok is a good area for power tools a friend of mine is passing through and needs a diamond blade 9" for grinder and a 3"-4" dry diamond hole saw

Alternately is there a shop in chaing mai that would have them


Hi geordie

The diamond hole saw would be a problem in CM ... haven't come across anywhere that does them but haven't been looking ... maybe there is a specialist tool-shop somewhere.

When's he coming?

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Re: tools and supliers

Postby geordie » Sun May 15, 2011 1:02 am

he leaves heathrow sun evening and is spending one night/day bkk

He has pulled this one before because he knows i have the items he wants and expects me to part with them he has been here three weeks and obviously does not want to pay the price for the stuff here so leave it untill the last minuite and ;asks where can i get ; usually i am more obliging but its wearing thin these days the diamond hole saw would mean me breaking up a set and having no arbour for myself
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Re: tools and supliers

Postby thunder30101 » Sun May 15, 2011 8:51 am

Tools are like women I never lend them out, I will help someone do the work but thats it.
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Re: tools and supliers

Postby dozer » Thu May 19, 2011 11:28 am

There are two areas in Bangkok that I know of that have many tools/ hundreds of vendors.
บ้านม่อ baan maugh
ครองถม krong tom

They are fairly close to each other.
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Re: tools and supliers

Postby geordie » Thu May 19, 2011 8:21 pm

Thanks Dozer thats the answer i was looking for he is up north already but if i pass on the news he has an excuse for a quick break to BKK and what wife would want to spend a couple of days looking at TOOLS :oops:
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Re: tools and supliers

Postby joeverbiest » Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:37 am

Someone knows in chiangmai area where to buy powertools,mostly for use in construction?
Most of the shops only have a few samples...and the machines look a little light to use them daily if you know what i mean

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Re: tools and supliers

Postby MGV12 » Tue Jul 12, 2011 9:27 am

joeverbiest wrote:Someone knows in chiangmai area where to buy powertools,mostly for use in construction?
Most of the shops only have a few samples...and the machines look a little light to use them daily if you know what i mean

thanks
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Hi Joe and welcome to the forum

If you come off the northern Superhighway at Tesco/Lotus [Komtien Market] go straight on past Lotus and there are a number of shops on the left between there and the next major junction ... a mixed bag but some reasonable stuff amongst them. The shop at the end .. immediately before the major .. junction can get almost anything you need I believe. Mother and son appear to run it and the son is helpful and speaks some English .... they also will negotiate. Also if you drive around the moat in the city there are some smaller shops dedicated to tools here and there. I haven't come across a true stockist of tools for the professional ... partly due I suspect to the fact that few 'professionals' actually use quality power tools in LOS! Maktec [the budget arm of Makita] appears to be about the most popular with contractors and appear to stand up to their abuse quite well.

Power tools are not cheaper and in some cases quite a bit more expensive than in the UK; I recently bought a sliding compound mitre saw and it certainly was more expensive than in the UK as nobody much uses the sliding version here.

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