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  2. As far as digital it holds its calibration better but still just a click type. The most accurate torque wrenches are the bending beam types but they’re awkward to use. Another good alternative though by far for automotive is a torque stick. You just use them like an extension on a medium torque impact wrench and stop when the socket stops turning. This is what most auto techs use on lug nuts. All digital and click type mechanical torque wrenches should be calibrated about every 1000 uses. We have both cheap and expensive ones in our assembly shop and the price doesn’t make much difference. Beyond that head on over to boltscience.com and start reading. Also IAEA magazine. What you will quickly find out that’s sort of obvious is essentially measuring torque is the wrong thing and not an accurate measurement of fastener tightness but it’s one way to get more consistent results, along with thread lubricant like Never-Seez and making sure that the bolt fills the hole as tightly as possible, no more 1/4-20s in a 1/2” hole. And to just toss any and all helical spring washers aka split washers aka although completely incorrectly “lock” washers and avoid them completely in the future. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  4. Does anyone know what the cost of a hilco chief floor sander is? I one that a contractor left behind who owes me money for unfinished work. Cant find much information on it. Thanks
  5. Does anyone know what the cost of a hilco chief floor sander is? I one that a contractor left behind who owes me money for unfinished work. Cant find much information on it. Thanks
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  7. Have had three of these saws, all have had a problem and the final one blew up , gone back and I’ve had a full credit. worked fine with batteries, then when power pack was connected it sounded awful,. when 110 v power pack was connected it wouldn’t work with festool hoover, found out that a standard 110 v transformer wasn’t powerful enough to run both( useless) save your money, Dewalt haven’t got it right, shame really as I’ve had the old models before and they were fine
  8. I’ve got the 796 though truthfully I couldn’t answer this one, sorry. Welcome to the forums, maybe somebody else can take a swing?
  9. Hi Everyone, i'm new to the forum, i'm Daniel from Italy and i am here because i cannot find other threads online regarding this matter. I got a brand New dewalt dcd796 Type 1 year ago and give it to my employee that use it every day. 3 days ago, in order to clean it from dust and to get it a quick check i unmounted the transmission part. I am not an expert in first place, i have zero competence regarding drills in general and trust me i will never do this again. By today, i ended up with a complete mess, in the sense that after unmounting the transmission, i couldn't figure out how to put it back toghether in the right way. You can see it from the upper photo. I cheked online the drawing from dewalt website, however there is something i am missing with Number 69 and it's positioning order.  So right now i am stucked and without any videos or proper instruction, or maybe it's only my inexperience. All help is of course appreciate and i am available to submit any further photos. p.s. I am not missing any parts from the transmission, before cleaning everything was fine and smooth
  10. Hi Everyone, i'm new to the forum, i'm Daniel from Italy and i am here because i cannot find other threads online regarding this matter. I got a brand New dewalt dcd796 Type 1 year ago and give it to my employee that use it every day. 3 days ago, in order to clean it from dust and to get it a quick check i unmounted the transmission part. I am not an expert in first place, i have zero competence regarding drills in general and trust me i will never do this again. By today, i ended up with a complete mess, in the sense that after unmounting the transmission, i couldn't figure out how to put it back toghether in the right way. You can see it from the upper photo. I cheked online the drawing from dewalt website, however there is something i am missing with Number 69 and it's positioning order. So right now i am stucked and without any videos or proper instruction, or maybe it's only my inexperience. All help is of course appreciate and i am available to submit any further photos. p.s. I am not missing any parts from the transmission, before cleaning everything was fine and smooth
  11. You are talking about two different problems. Old NiCds form needle like deposits called dendrites that short out cells in the pack. Applying a higher voltage source,like a car battery, monentarilly, across the cell, will blow the dendrite apart, like a fuse. I have done it with mixed results. Lithium cells go bad if the voltage is allowed to drop too low. They just won't take a charge. There are ways to sometimes coax them back up. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  12. Thank you. I am a DIY work on my own and my family's car. I'm not a professional, just a guy like the hobby and want to learn more about fixing cars. I am looking at 1/2 Icon and Quinn digital torque wrench, is there any benefit going digital than the traditional twisting type?
  13. Unfortunately, no. A small Flexvolt mitre saw with a rail forward design, shadow line and dual-bevel would be killer! It's my dream wish.
  14. Ryobi hasn’t supported their 24v line for some time now. Last I saw anything new for their 24v line was years ago (7 or so?) when I first got into Ryobi. Your best luck is the secondary market such as eBay or Craigslist. If you only have a few 24v tools it would probably be easier and cheaper to just switch over to their 18v or 40v that they still currently support.
  15. They don't sell the compact 1/2" hog ring as a bare tool. So when you find a new one on ebay for half price you have to buy it.
  16. I was thinking liquid rubber spray cans and masking tape
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  18. Think they’re made in Germany too Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. It looks like there's an updated brushless 12V drill in Europe, including a flexiClick version. 35Nm and 1,750rpm (previously 1,300rpm). https://www.bosch-presse.de/pressportal/de/en/more-powerful-than-ever-before-bosch-flexiclick-12-v-–-now-with-a-brushless-motor-191168.html
  20. Any more info on this? Will it finally have a space saving/rail forward design?
  21. I just tell them my battery won't charge I send the bad battery in and get a brand new one back
  22. Get the Hilti hard case. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  23. T-stak system is cheaper than toughsystem. The boxes (LxW) are smaller. The seals aren't quite as substantial. And if you have the mounts for it Toughsystem can be more like a drawer system where T-Stak is a stack so to get to the bottom box you have to move the others. But I didn't spend $300+ on the dolly. I just have the bottom box/dolly which is under $100 so personally I stack say a drill, impact wrench and sockets, maybe a parts organizer, a tote bin, and put my general use tool bag in the bin along with job related materials and wheel the whole thing to the job site. The bottom box has multiple bags of items like wire nuts, cable ties, a very full splice and termination bag (I do high voltage work), rubber lineman gloves, pry bars, files, extension cord, and charger. It's like having half my truck with me saving about 4 trips. The bottom box is also a bench seat and if you put a couple boxes back on top, a work bench. As far as the seals go Toughsystem looks at home with an excavation contractor where T-Stak looks like it's meant for inside guys...both keep your tools dry and latches and hinges probably break just as easy but Toughsystem is going to be a little more abuse tolerant. I did consider the Milwaukee Packout when I jumped into Toughsystem. But there were three problems with it. First it was very expensive and not competitive at all when it came out. That has changed. Second it was rare even online. I even thought twice about Toughsystem for that reason alone. HD only had it in clearance aisles in Raleigh. But even Toughsystem is somewhat rare and the HDs in Raleigh don't carry it now. Instead they are overloaded with the crappy house brand version and T-Stak. As usual Lowe's is pathetic with only T-Stak and only recently in Craftsman badging and neither Toughsystem nor Packout. That should tell you what SBD themselves thinks of T-Stak...its so it can color coordinate tool boxes when it sits in the garage and holds tools that never get worn. A few Northerns now carry about half of the Packout stuff in their bigger stores. Third the bumpers on Packout make the boxes very small inside relatively speaking. What I like is the bags connect too (no tote solution needed) and they have half size boxes although the compartments in them look very limited. Packout has potential where SBD has largely dropped the ball on new stuff for Toughsystem and allowed the marketing to slip to the point that it's a mail order thing at best now at least across most of the Carolinas and Virginia, on a system that I think still kicks you know what when it comes right down to it on all of them. So I might have to shell out for Packout if SBD continues to try to kill it off. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
  24. i dont even pull out a radio anymore. i just use wireless headphones now. so much nicer. play and stream from phone without anybody else able to listen.
  25. The source from my first post did indicate that there is a new Flexvolt mitre saw in the works. That was around the time when the wall chaser for Flexvolt grinder and the atomic tools were being teased.
  26. The “covers” on batteries in HD are to prevent theft. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  27. Just hollow one out and get some kaizen foam Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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