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  2. Thanks JMG. It look like the new washer as a very slight raised rim along the edge on the side that faces the blade. On mine, that is worn out. I wonder if that ridge gives the washer a bit of "spring" to hold tight against the blade and arbor nut. I read on some other forums that a thin card paper washer can also help. I am going to try that first, and if it doesn't do the job, I'll order a new washer. The other irritant with this saw is that you need a very thin 1-1/4" wrench to hold the inner arbor nut. Very hard to find. There are guys selling these on eBay for $20-50! I might just get a regular wrench and grind it down.
  3. Gaming table guild build

    So far so good. It runs smoothly. Still new to bandsaws so can't say it is better or worse than others. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  4. Don't mess with mobile plant operators!

    No that was the picture I saw that gave me the idea that was hanging in our office trailer. I don't have a picture of the dickhead I screwed over.
  5. Festool Connect 2017

    That cordless sander dust performance really is quite impressive.
  6. Stud Welders

    I've heard that they're all pretty much the same. When you think about it, it's just not a precision piece of gear than has a bunch of moving parts. I'd probably take in consideration on how often you're going to use it and what your budget is...when you spend more on this you're buying build quality and longevity of life of the tool. Eastwood is known for budget but good quality tools. H&S, Eagle are brands I've seen talked about. Probably best to ask on a metal fab forum. I can't offer personal experience and I don't think too many here can, there are some welders here but I can't think of any body fab guys.
  7. Makita USA new items

    I guess Makita is just being a tease... They removed the laser from the US site.
  8. 10.8V now 12V worldwide

    Couldn't agree more. One good example of this I was thinking about the other week. I had 2 in my workshop, both approximately 2 years old, one of them gearbox blew up and the other just stopped working. I've got a Bosch 5" that's around 4 years old and it hasn't missed a beat. Over the passed 15 years I've used a mix of Bosch and metabo grinders it seems Bosch last longer. One thing I've noticed you get a lot of these box opener tool reviewer that get sent sample metabo grinders, use them for a few hours and say they are the best on the market
  9. Home Depot

    There was a time when that way of thinking was quite valid, now I'd disagree. Tool makers constantly make revises and updates to current tools without any fanfare. Batteries charge very quickly these days so I never experience downtime because of waiting to charge (also doesn't hurt to have a handful of charged batteries). Also cordless saws have become quite powerful and while I'm not completely cordless with my saws I can still build a deck or garage without plugging in a saw.
  10. Brushless Belt Sander!

    One of the few tools I just know that I'll never bother to own.
  11. Home Depot

    I've always been told to never buy the first generation of a new tool. Wait for the 2nd generation, they'll work out the kinks and they're normally on sale a few months after they are released. Cordless saws just don't have the grunt if your making cut after cut after cut. They're handy no doubt, but electric saws are more consistent and you don't have to stop and change out/charge batteries.
  12. What tools did you buy today?

    Bosch bulldog hammer drill, and a 2 9amp and 2 5amp Milwaukee battery to replace a few older dying models.
  13. Stud Welders

    Hi, Looking for some recommendations for high quality stud welders. Any ideas?
  14. Cordless Tool Trivia

    They released it a couple years ago in Europe IIRC, but not sure about The States. Hell, it may not have ever made it here.
  15. What tools did you buy today?

    Love to hear your thoughts on it. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  16. 10.8V now 12V worldwide

    we are sometimes able to put tools into professional hands, but not that much. Plus the time it takes to organise and do that makes them much less viable at our size...
  17. Cordless Tool Trivia

    Still haven't seen the correct answer.
  18. Ebates

    Wondering if anyone else joined ebates. I was having trouble remembering to use it but the ebates addon has been helpful. Here are links to the addon: Google chrome addon Firefox addon It pops up letting you know if there is a percent back. I have a friend that buys a lot of stuff online that is getting checks for several hundred dollars every few months, I'm not doing remotely close to that..but it's something and it doesn't take much effort. It normally buys a hand tool for me every few months but I haven't been buying a lot online. It still gives you $10 for signing up and making your first purchase using their referral link to the site you purchase from.
  19. Makita cordless tracksaw

    Current special offer for the kit: Acme Tools has a promotion ongoing for the kit through 18 Jan 2018. Kit plus free track, plus free extra pair of 5.0 batteries... http://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/makita-xps01ptj Currently out of stock, but awful tempting. Promo has not been posted on the Makita site yet either.
  20. What tools did you buy today?

    Seen those last weekend i was there, got me thinking... But i'll wait til maybe see how well received they are
  21. Festool Connect 2017

    Sedge is my favorite lol TOO BAD THEY COULDN'T MAKE THAT LIGHT CORDLESS EH?? I think they really could have had something there... But maybe I'm just caught up in the cordless mindset and people might LIKE it with a cord!! Also, i'm kicking myself for not going because it's literally 2.5 hours away from me!!! UGHH I should have paid more attention to these things... They have their dust collection on their cordless sanders on lockDOWN!!! ..
  22. Brushless Belt Sander!

    Spotted here in Aus https://www.bunnings.com.au/aeg-18v-brushless-75mm-belt-sander_p6230318
  23. Ridgid 18v Air Compressor?

    Damn dog, great deal !
  24. Gaming table guild build

    That looks awesome man.. it looks like the new saw is cutting very good how you liking it?
  25. Attempting to sell some new in box DeWALT tools.

    Well the drill and impact are being reserved for a buyer and if all goes well they will be sold. In regards to the saw I am going to now be selling it for $350 without the DS400. I'm not sure what I wanna do with the ds400 I may keep it I may sell it. At this point I have no plans for it. If someone really really wants the ds400 give me your best offer. Not even sure how easy or expensive it is to ship something of its size.
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