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  2. I have a ShopSeries RK7033 drill press. It's a decent little drill press. Especially for $179 Solidly built, powerful motor, great price, and quality. But. it doesn't come with lights, lasers, table roller extension, and variable speed. Here is a proper review on it https://pickadvisor.org/best-benchtop-drill-press/
  3. Hi, i have a question. I need help tightening the screw in front of the chuck on my drill its a dcd996.. i dont know what do i need to use to tighten the screw? I just bought it couple of months ago and i noticed its getting loose please help me i tried all my L set but it wont moved
  4. Hats off to DAN DOODY for his post. New M18 battery inserted into new charger, RED/GREEN FLASHING LIGHTS. I did the INSTALL/REMOVE, INSTALL/REMOVE procedure several times to clean the contacts on battery and charger and I am GOOD TO GO!! DAN DOODY, you saved me a trip back to Home Depot, where some of the employees are currently not social distancing properly. I went in today to get the drill had the model on my phone, the guy reached out to hold my phone and reflexes kicked in. No harm, no foul, but come on, situational awareness much?? Thanks again for this forum and for Dan Doody's epic solution to my problem.
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  6. Same thing happened to me. I replaced the brushes went really good for about a week then started running half power. Lights in workshop started flickering when saw turned on. Took new brushes out and they chipped. Now apparently you can't get parts for my saw anymore apart from the brushes
  7. Haven’t used my planer in a few weeks. Went outside to run a piece of wood through and the rollers weren’t spinning. It worked perfectly fine the last time I used it. Took it apart and sprocket and chains were in tact. What the hell is going on?
  8. ...or until the blade snaps. Need also very narrow 1-2 mm blades on small terminals for control power on 5 mm terminal blocks. Another trouble spot is with a lot of devices they put the screw holes on narrow ears mounted at the base of the device with ridiculously narrow slots along the corners of the housing about a screw width wide. When devices are 100-200 mm deep (4-8") a fat screw driver with some torque pushes out of the slot because it's on an angle. A long narrow one frequently has torque issues either because of the narrow handle or the assumption that everything must be narrow including the blade. So personally I find the very ergonomic German screw drivers don't fit any if my use cases. They are not insulated, they are bigger and bulkier than the Klein, too fragile as "beater" screw drivers, and too big to get in narrow spots. To make matters worse in today's environment the safety crowd is demanding that everything is torqued to spec...that is use a torque screw driver. Frankly, those can only actually be used in perhaps 10% of the locations I run into. It's a nice theory but unless all of the equipment is redesigned it can't happen. The only way that can happen is if inspectors push the issue so that craftsmen can push back on the manufacturer and require them to make a way to comply with the torque spec they published. I have no idea how the Listing agencies ever torque anything to specification for third party testing purposes. In most cases it doesn't seem possible or it only works on ONE item at a time on an open bench. Last issue remember that once corrosion sets in never mind the various effects on screws over time up to 300% torque may be needed for removal especially if thread locker or MbS2 isn't used as a lubricant and screws are not self lubricating brass or cadmium. Most guys assume a screw is once and done. More than once I've just left them or removed with a grinder. If anything it seems to suggest that the ergonomics issues aren't with the screw drivers but the things they are used on. Talk to electricians and plumbers. They use screw drivers more than anyone else. Dry wallers and others just use tons of Phillips #2 or similar fasteners usually with a cordless driver of some kind but they are almost always in wide open areas where accessibility is never a problem and rarely removing screws that are seized up over time. They can just cut them witb a reciprocating saw. I do the same when I can but most jobs require removing just one or two parts for replacement. Even replacing an entire panel involves carefully marking and removing before demo of the old one then trying to stretch wiring and plumbing to fit the new stuff. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  9. I have a sloped lawn out back with steps leading up to it and as I m getting on a bit was looking into the options. I have decided on a cordless lawn mower as they are much lighter for lifting and no leads to be looking out for. The one I have chosen is self propelled so does well on the slope and the 60kg basket can hold the whole cut in one, bearing in mind the lawn is only about 50m sq so not very big. Its a new bit of kit on the market from Warrior Eco Power Equipment, I have used the same company for winches and generators in the past so know the stuff they sell is good quality and the service team are always on hand. They also do a range of cordless garden tools including grass strimmer, Hedge Trimmer, Leaf blower and chainsaw. Great thing being the same battery fits all.
  10. I think you need to get a bigger generator. I use a 12000-watt generator as a power backup for my house and I'm very pleased with it. Especially during the power outages this genny is irreplaceable. Also, it's dual fuel which gives you more convenience during your works. I use it to power my tile saw, air compressor and the other stuff like that.
  11. It's all preference. Some like a squishy handle. Some like hard. Some like very ergonomic Ger designs but they are fat and don't get into narrow spots. Some like the huge old U shaped antique auger things. Personally I believe some of it may be hand shape. I find the Kraftform shape very awkward but I have long skinny fingers. It is also task specific. For large fat screws such as on doors I carry a large portion "impact rated" (can hit the end with a hammer with no damage) screwdriver with a 3/8" flat blade that I can also pry with. The handle is wide with lots of leverage. Intermediate most of them are 1000 V rated insulated screw drivers with rubber cushion handles. I don't like any of them and the blades and insulation are constantly a problem but I've tried several brands with the same result. Mostly in this category outside of those is a Klein 5 in 1. There is something about that particular model that works well and is very comfortable. Very popular with maintenance technicians. The others (11 in 1, 7 in 1) either have junk bits or junk handle. But all of these have serious accessibility problems. A lot of electrical controls locate the screws in extremely inaccessible spots. The screw drivers so far are either too large or too short to reach. That's when I reach for precision style screwdrivers. They are narrow and long, most with a rotating end so you can put pressure on it to hold it in until either the screw moves or the Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  12. Usually the best contractors don't advertise, it's word of mouth. They have worked with each other so they know who is good and who isn't. Electricians and plumbers especially work together. You can ask your neighbors but you need to know someone that is also a contractor. If you don't know any contractors stop at a job site. Don't bother with cheap housing or large high rise projects...They are fast not the best. And ask more than one so they are not just recommending a brother or cousin. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  13. I want to find a best plumber in Dubai. I faced many problems regarding pipeline leakage in Dubai. So I am searching for plumber Dubai to find a best plumber from there.
  14. Hi I'm a Product Design Student at a Uni in the south of England. One of our projects is to design an ergonomic screwdriver handle. My question to you is what is the best material for a screwdriver handle and why? Thanks, I look forward to hearing from you.
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  16. Have had the Dewalt 20 v max xr brushless string trimmer for 10 months, works well, just used it for 30 min, then charged battery, cleaned the head etc, restrung it and then placed battery back on and then pulling the throttle the head rotates 1 cm one way the bounces back the other way and stops. battery is full power. no grass in head etc. when pulling throttle, you can hear the head click. Any thoughts?
  17. Welcome to the forum. http://cms.toolpartspro.com/image/919-16560-Type-0/919-16560-Devilbiss-T0-PB.pdf http://documents.dewalt.com/documents/English/Instruction Manual/Devilbiss/919.165600 P.pdf It sounds like the valve plate is not working properly.
  18. I have a craftsman air compressor Model # 919.165600. I have changed the connecting Rods, Compression rings put back together and then change Check Valve but still when turn I get air coming out the back of the Pressure Switch by the Pressure Relief Tube connect at the bottom very we low to buildup pressure when off no air coming out of the Switch. Any ideas ??
  19. Interesting situation. If you haven’t already I’d verify there is no possibility of disconnect between the holders and the brushes. Then is the voltage drop the same if the rotor is there allowing current to pass through to see if the problem is upstream in the circuitry or something.
  20. I have a dead Makita DSS611 cordless circular saw. I have replaced the brushes and armature but still no luck. I am getting 19V at the brush holders when the saw is switched on, no brushes and 22mv with the brushes in. Can anyone suggest where I go from here. Thank you in anticipation. Gordon Clamp
  21. Mordekyle

    Lomuland

    Oops, my reading comprehension is as bad as my attention span today. Sounds like your spring is bad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. I am looking for white led backup lights for my car since one burnt out. The sizing is 7440. I want something that is road legal. Please do not convince me to justify, bend the rules, compromise, etc. Just because a policeman won't stop a person for it doesn't mean it is justified or right. My first go to site is Amazon but the options are very minimal and questionable if they are compliant or not. Most of it is "Chinesium" "el cheapo" (not necessarily from China but of questionable quality). I want something that is going to last. The options I found of name brand did not get great reviews. I try to look at reviews but lately I have heard they can be rigged so are the reviews even genuine anymore. I have always viewed a higher review count as being more accurate. Maybe I am better off just sticking with a halogen?
  23. I have a big Craftsman tool set from 1992. Most of the sockets have a G stamped on them. A few have a upside down G. What does the upside down G stand for?? Thanks
  24. Yeah I have the 18ga brad nailer and it’s doing the same thing. But mine just ramps up but does nothing when I pull the trigger. I’ve looked at everything on the gun and nothing appears out of place. This happens every once in a while but it starts working again after I take the battery out and let it sit, but not this time...
  25. Mordekyle

    Lomuland

    Use the Allen wrench in the side of the magazine. Undo the two bolts at the nose that hold the nose to the magazine. As soon as you release the tension, the driver should slide back. You may have a bent nail to pull out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  26. Lomuland

    Lomuland

    Hi, I'm having trouble with my Dewalt framing nail gun. It won't even wind up to prepare to fire. I've opened it up and the firing pin seems to be all the way back. I've tried multiple batteries. The firing pin light is on, but I can't see why it should be. I've tried pulling the firing pin release lever multiple times, but it's loose, not tight like I've noticed it is when giving a true indication in the past. Normally I'd just take it to a repairer but we're under lock down of course. Any ideas?
  27. my Ryobi old brushed type angle grinder does a good job but has a reputation of being tough on batteries, just wondering if anyone has upgraded to the newer brushless type?
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