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  1. 4 points
    I found this in Acme Tools website. Estimates a July 15th ship date. http://www.acmetools.com/shop/tools/new-tools/dewalt-dcc020ib
  2. 4 points
    I screamed at the garbage can at the A&W drive through for about 4 minutes until I noticed the order station was another 10 feet ahead.....
  3. 3 points
    Ryobi does have the quiet strike impact. I used it yesterday, on the job. A guy brought it and I was curious. It feels a little different than a traditional impact, but it is very quiet. I think it is quieter than a drill. I used it for about an hour. No complaints with performance. It was a little different in the hand, compared to DeWalt, but if I used it all the time, I would get used to it. It's is quiet. It runs about $70 for a bare tool. He bought it as a "Special Buy" and it was $70 for the impact, charger, and battery. The battery was the better one of the 1.5 amp hr. As far as a tool I would like to see: Framing nailer. We've had no problems with the Ryobi brad nailers and stapler. In fact, I saw a review where Ryobi was the most powerful finish nailer tested. I think they could do a framing nailer. I would buy it.
  4. 3 points
    My second Lee Valley order from last week arrived today containing 10 really small rare earth magnets. And a medium shoulder plane with a PM-V11 blade. While typing this I got a notice that the other item from my first order had been charged to my card which means it should be shipping today, which is much better than what I saw first thing this morning when I checked and it said backordered until June 20th. I posted on Instagram, went and did a few things came back and was looking up something else when I noticed everything except the specific model I ordered was in stock. The model I ordered said the 8th for one part and the 3rd for the other, which was better than the 20th. Then I checked my order and it said reserved, I guess they got a shipment in or inventoried one during that time.
  5. 3 points
    Sitting here readying for my penultimate military move and having a couple (dozen) beers now, while thinking of my fallen comrades on Memorial Day. When I get back to Arlington next month I plan on visiting a few: Joseph Hernandez, Will McCotter-Bohren, Chris Hake, Adam Dickmyer, Matthew Ritz, and others. I'll also be paying respect to those my Casket Team rendered final honors to ten+ years ago. A poem comes to mind, written by a man who would be KIA himself in Vietnam less than three months later, immortalized in the movie "Hamburger Hill", which was coincidentally about the toils of men assigned to the first unit I was assigned to in 2002, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment (Rakkasans). The poet also resides in Arlington National Cemetery: If you are able,save them a placeinside of youand save one backward glancewhen you are leavingfor the places they canno longer go. Be not ashamed to sayyou loved them,though you mayor may not have always.Take what they have leftand what they have taught youwith their dyingand keep it with your own. And in that timewhen men decide and feel safeto call the war insane,take one moment to embracethose gentle heroesyou left behind. Major Michael Davis O'Donnell1 January 1970Dak To, Vietnam
  6. 3 points
    A lot of progress between last night and this morning so far. I got the plane til all but finished. I didn't order enough of the screws I was using so I will have to get more. This morning I started to work on the interior door doors. I got the cleats cut to fit and mortised the hinges. I had planned to go to the gym but forgot they closed at noon so i will work on cutting the plywood for the door and putting a dad in the cleat to accept the door.
  7. 3 points
    Agree...Flexvolt changed everything...every manufacturer had to do something to compete. ....For tools, for construction /framing, the 575 and especially the 577...made cordless tools actually better then corded counterparts...it’s a dream to use the 575 and 577, all day everyday with no cords. ...waited 30yrs for this.. and now with the 12ah it may last all day....
  8. 3 points
    Pick up a splitting axe, decided to give the fiberglass handle a swing and see how it compares to wooden handles.
  9. 3 points
    I got the doors made and fitted. The left door was a pain and still wants to pop open where the right side doesn't. In the pic I had them slightly open. These will be held down with magnets so I think they will be ok. Up next I am going to do the plane til dividers. This will at least get my planes off of the work bench and into the cabinet. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  10. 3 points
    A couple of orders from Japan. Another mini ratchet (Vessel) and a Komelon tape measure. I'm finding Vessel are very good value for money. Their philips/jis screwdrivers are great. We'll see how the ratchet is. I already have the yellow version of this Komelon but I wanted a spare. My favourite tape.
  11. 3 points
    Flexvolt Miter FTW and the Framing Nailer when it's working correctly.
  12. 3 points
    Flexvolt battery. You can run everything on them. Flex 6.0 truly cut the cord for the first time.
  13. 3 points
    So, I called metabo. They said all of their new drills have a slip clutch for when the drill binds. To save the geartrain and the batteries. He was telling me that lithium batteries become volatile when a sudden high amp draw happens. Will
  14. 3 points
    I have tried several brands. I've had some DeWalt tools since they rebranded from Black and Decker Professional. I had some Hitatchi. They didn't last very long. Both the drill and impact got very hot. Then, one day, one of them started smoking. I had some Makita. Really liked the tools. Bought quite a few. Then the batteries wouldn't charge. I had batteries lasting 6 months or less. I talked to Makita. They said I was the only one experiencing this problem. I bought some Milwaukee. The batteries were good, but there were some small details that I didn't like. The impact for example, the trigger would get stuck, slightly. I could hear a faint, high pitched noise. Realized the light was on all the time. The grip is slightly different than DeWalt. My hand would slide down, the grip, a small amount. After a little bit, I was pushing on the bottom edge of the trigger. The impact also only had 1 led compared to DeWalt's 3 led. The Milwaukee drill just didn't have as much power as the DeWalt. i had solid proof, on the job. We were using a paddle to mix up some mortar, in a 5 gallon bucket. The Milwaukee wouldn't turn. Unchucked it and put the DeWalt on. The DeWalt had no problem. Final nail in the coffin. Fastenal had a buy one get one free sale. Trade in any 18v tool for a new DeWalt tool and get another DeWalt tool for free. We traded in all of our 18v tools. 56 total. Bought all new DeWalt kits and got another kit for free. The factory rep even let me pick a few different tools, so I didn't end up with 6 impacts. It was a really good deal. That was 3 years ago and we've only had one battery go bad. We work our tools, hard. No complaints.
  15. 2 points
    Part Father's day present. With my upcoming furniture projects (bed, night stand, and dresser) hand applying finish would take forever. Enter Fuji! It's a 2 stage but should be all I need. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  16. 2 points
    A few drills (not shown: DCD996, it's somewhere around here).
  17. 2 points
    Current state of the cabinet. After work tonight I got the second door fitted. I also planed down some of the right door. It got a twist in it and I should have done it before gluing the panel on but oh well. I checked my stock of mahogany that I have left and I don't have enough length wise pieces to make the top of the gallery under the plane til. I am headed to town in the morning to get some stronger magnets so I'll stop by and get a piece of wood as well from my lumber store. I might actually get this finished by the end of next week. I'll still need to make tool holders but I am in no rush to do that. Those can be done with free time. I need to get started on the dresser and night stand guild build after this.
  18. 2 points
    in my opinion is the new Flexvolt DCS577 worm drive circular saw. the thing is well thought out and has tons of power and the battery lasts a long time. thank you dewalt.
  19. 2 points
    Seconded. For my needs, all of the 20v Max OPE is perfect. I haven't tried the mower yet, it may suffice until I retire but I need a rider for my acre in South Louisiana. It gets a bit too warm to push mow my yard.
  20. 2 points
    Thanks to those of you who serve our Country, it is truly appreciate by my Family. God bless!
  21. 2 points
    It's the GD Russians, they will stop at nothing
  22. 2 points
    I reiterate this sentiment
  23. 2 points
    I have two, with plans to set one up for finish work and the other for rougher cuts. The smaller miter saw is great, as it is much more portable than the FV. I plan to buy a DWX726 rolling stand for the FV, while my DWX725 work stands are perfect for the small saws. All that said, I agree with Babysaw that the FlexVolt battery is perhaps the best innovation in recent years. It allowed the creation of truly different tools in terms of power, which other manufacturers have struggled to emulate. Meanwhile, it permitted DeWalt to cross into new territory capacity-wise, while not simply relegating its larger Ah packs to 18v-class tools. In other words, I can put my 9Ah FV pack on an impact if I absolutely need the runtime, but during the 99% of the time I don't, that hefty battery can reside on the tablesaw instead. The fact that I can't run that tablesaw with a 20v pack is a non-issue for me. DeWalt has its detractors, but I don't believe that anyone can objectively debase the fact that FlexVolt was/is a game changer.
  24. 2 points
    Stop telling your self that.πŸ˜‚ You NEED the big one πŸ’ͺπŸ’°
  25. 2 points
    Not impressed by the Lowes Craftsman boxes, they seem to be pretty thin material, the older one that I have from Sears is a heavier guage, better side handles they are inset instead of riveted on