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  1. 2 points
    The shims were trimmed w/ my OMT. The gaps above and below the shims were packed in with mortar. All the perimeter gaps were packed solid with mortar. The frame bucks were covered with wire lath, mortar, then stucco. The house will be painted this week.
  2. 1 point
    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
  3. 1 point
    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
  4. 1 point
    Instead of posting threads every time we buy something awesome for ourselves why not have it here? So to start off I got tired of my average ryobi jig saw and picked up a Bosch js572ebl from HD. With purchases over 125 you get 25 off. For 250 I got the saw kit with the L-boxx 2. Can't wait to outfit to work! Jimbo Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  5. 1 point
    Tow truck driver in Fairbanks Alaska where it gets -40 f my dewalt 20 vmax batteries stay in my trk outside overnight and I've never had a problem with the batteries or the half inch impact they run dewalt makes some of the most durable cordless tools out there Milwaukee usually perform better but don't last as long in abusive environments go ahead and drop your dewalt in the dirt and it will keep working way longer than a red tool dropped in the same dirt
  6. 1 point
    Dewalt makes the best ts on market period ..... Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk
  7. 1 point
    It looks like it ratchets only one way. A tool for setting threaded studs, which can be unscrewed after setting them? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. 1 point
    I ordered some new DeWALT Industrial Shelving from Home Depot. I got the [roughly 6' w x 6' h x 2' d] 4 shelf version. I decided to save $50 so I chose ship to store for the first time ever. It went just fine. I wasn't expecting the weight of the unit to be roughly 160+ lbs. Home Depot even helped me get it into my pickup truck which was nice. I planned to put it in a 10' x 10' storage unit I occupy to store my mowing and snow equipment. I put it together by myself but if I remember right the directions recommended a second person to help. There were a couple steps that could have been more clear but otherwise it went together without much issue. Previously I had covered most of the ground with my equipment but now the majority of it is contained within the shelving. I felt the quality was good enough. Everything was mostly metal. The 4th shelf is a composite material which is the only main non metal part included. There are a few smaller non structural parts that were not of metal. Adjusting the height of the shelf is reasonably easy. It requires removing a few screws which aren't a huge deal. Every shelf has 8 cross braces. There was an included bracket for use as an anti tip safety feature which gets fastened to the wall. I did not use the bracket. If I had 2500 lbs on the top shelf held to the wall with 4 included plastic drywall anchors and screws I might wonder will the bracket even hold in a tip scenario. I'm not even close to the rated capacity so I wasn't too worried about tipping.
  9. 1 point
    On a positive note. Hats off to Dewalt. Sending me a brand new battery no questions asked. Liked I said, I love Makita and Dewalt. Hey shit goes bad and there are production runs. My faith is restored they replaced the battery.
  10. 1 point
    So ... I got the packout radio for my birthday, last month. I am very happy with it! It seems very well built, the fm reception is better than any jobsite radio I have owned, although I normally listen to Sirius or pandora through my phone. i have to admit the sound of my gen1 tough system is a little better. If you turn the volume up all the way (packout) , it gets a little distorted. I normally don’t turn it up to full volume anyway. The controls are way better, you can easily open the storage door with one hand, the Bluetooth is awesome.
  11. 1 point
    when is this thing coming out?!
  12. 1 point
    Milwaukee released new m12 right angle impact wrenches available in 3/8, 1/2 hog ring, and 1/2" pin detent. 220ft/lbs of nut busting torque which is a lot better than the current M18 right angle impact that has 60 ft/lbs of torque. Looks like they'll be out sometime in June.
  13. 1 point
    Sorry about that. The latches looked the same so I posted it here. I have TSTAKs and 5 latches broke when the TSTAK tipped over. I'll look for latches with metal pins. If anyone has a link, then I'd appreciate that too.
  14. 1 point
    Welcome to the forum. In regards to lightweight screwdrivers, there are a ton to chose from like the Milwaukee or Dewalt. There are a ton on Amazon also. Metabo has a very nice one also. Really depends if you are looking for a pistol grip style or straight style.
  15. 1 point
    In regards to Milwaukee, carpenters didn't have a piece of the pie, sure we use sawzalls and impact wrenches but they were more focused on electricians, plumbers, hvac & automotive. But even automotive had a smaller slice. Then we (carpenters) yelled out "what about us"? And Milwaukee heard and has been rolling out year after year, slowly but steadily. I'm confident that this framer will work very well, especially if it's anything like their 15g finish nailer.
  16. 1 point
    Yea obviously I agree but your pissin in the wind... Some ppl think Dewalt invented the hammer..... Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-T377A using Tapatalk
  17. 1 point
    "I don't care how ProTool it rates,the design and ergonomics are terrible in Milwaukee!"@Disingenuoustalk.com! Team yellow, Red, Blue & Green bla, bla, bla. It's a circular saw, last time I checked they didn't reinvent the wheel. Got news for you, if your cross cutting 4x8 sheet goods all day, they both suck, because of the bubble butt battery location digging into your forearm while your reaching across, but you'll never see a review showing a guy cross cutting a sheet of plywood/osb! I've used both Milwaukee and Dewalt sidewinders and they are both powerful enough to be cutting framing material and are up to par for the diy'er, handyman and yes the home improvement carpenter building an addition on a house or building a deck, however if your on a site building town houses all day and have a stationary cut bench/location set up, then go electric.
  18. 1 point
    How do they hold up over time for daily use or even weekly? I'm a general contractor and thought about investing in some of these products. Wanted to hear from the community about them before making a decision. Read some mixed reviews, mostly positive but according to the negative reviews these batteries don't last long, a year at most. Is this true? Only other competitor I thought about investing in was Milwaukee although most of my tools are from Dewalt's 20v lineup. I mainly wanted the Flexvolt tools for a miter saw, circular saw and reciprocating saw. I would get the table saw but since it doesn't have an a/c adapter I thought about waiting. Thanks for your time and input.
  19. 1 point
    Gilbert, the Chuck is the part that turns and tightens against the drill bit used for drilling holes. If you need to replace just that part tgen you need to loosen the screw inside. Open the jaws, there should have been three, then look down inside the opening between the jaws. You should see a screw head. It many use a Torx, Phillips, or star drive bit to loosen. Most turn clockwise to loosen as opposed to counterclockwise like a normal screw. Hold the chuck firmly which may even require a Channel lock type wrench. Before removing the screw completely, tap it while still holding the chuck, to help loosen it from it's shaft. Slide the new chuck on the shaft, insert and turn the screw counter clickwise to tighten it. Hope this helps you out.
  20. 1 point
    I had the same problem and called Milwaukee tech support. He said there is a protective coating on the terminals and you have to "slam" them in several times to get a good connection the first time. then you should be fine.
  21. 1 point
    I've always had a hard time getting over the $189 price tag for the dcf890, I even made my own dcf886 modified with a 3/8" anvil a couple years ago. They've been around the $100 mark on ebay for awhile but when I saw one for $80 I couldn't resist.
  22. 1 point
    I just got an XSL07 last month with the free stand. Out of the box, I put a thicker 1/8" kerf 12" finish blade on my XSL07 and had to adjust the squareness. The cuts are so smooth, it is unbelievable. I also sold my corded DeWalt 12" sliding saw and the stand to someone local for $400! After a few adjustments, I am able to make accurate cuts within 1/1000th of an inch. There is also very little flex in the head. Plus having multiple motor poles really does lower vibration (in a similar way to 3 phase motors are much smoother than single phase). It has to be the top sliding miter box right now. Plus I made money selling the DeWalt saw as I bought it during the recession and it came with a free stand too. Can't say I'd pay retail for it unless I was using it to make a living, but Black Friday pricing and the free stand made for an outstanding deal.
  23. 1 point
    Stay away from this Makita mower at all cost. Go for a petrol one if you don't want a headache. The engine stopped when it gets to a thicker patch of grass instead of cranking up the engine as claim. The fully charged brand new battery only lasted 15-20mn on thin lawn with mulching in place. It will be less if you have catcher on. Bought it from Mitre 10 Mega Palmerston North, New Zealand. Terrible service from them.
  24. 1 point
    It's all about context. Most UK users in modern housing have 50 to 100m2 lawns. They would consider a 46cm mower way too big, a petrol mower to be way too heavy, and petrol mowers are way more expensive than electric. That's why most UK retail mowers are electric in the range 34-40cm, many of them will be hover mowers which are much easier on small lawns than wheeled models. If you have already have the batteries, then a bare Makita cordless costs roughly the same as corded and saves messing around with extension cables. In my particular case, I have two lawns to cut. One is up steep steps, the other is at the back of a terrace so I have to carry the mower through the house. Neither are suitable for a petrol mowers due to access and size of lawn, plus cordless means one less thing to carry from the vehicle to the back of the house.
  25. 1 point
    I don't see the point of this. This will probably cost twice as much as a gas mower, even though it's waaay less powerful, it's not self-propelled and has a very small cutting width @ 46cm... What's up with this new trend to make every tool run on batteries ? Why can't people understand that some tools are simply not suited for running on batteries
  26. 1 point
    It will have better runtime when the new batteries come
  27. 1 point
    We will be updating the forum with a newer version. I know sometimes we do that, we get issues with Tapatalk. If you do have any issues, let us know in the Site Feedback section. For some reason it doesn't seem like these play nice together.
  28. 1 point
    I used a magnetic bit holder that came with a kit I purchased a while ago. The problem I keep encountering is the the bits stay stuck to the screw fastner. I'm using the Dewalt max fit bits. I believe the bit holder is a cheap china made holder. Is the magnet too weak? I have seen some bit holders that have a lock designed to precent this issue. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  29. 1 point
    Nice buy, at the FIre a department we use Husqavarna saws. Funny we call them either a K12 or a Partners saw even though those are other brands. Really awesome saw but those things are beasts. Jimbo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  30. 1 point
    Got myself something new ! Refurbished model from out of our Makita representative demonstration van.
  31. 0 points
    2300 inverter generator low fuel warning with full tank.. how to reset or solve the problem?
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