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  1. 3 points
    FYI...I figured out my blade was damaged (one broken tooth, one tooth bent) - that's why it was off and chewing up my wood. I replaced the blade and its working fine now.
  2. 2 points
    I saw some Makita branded Starlock accessories. No new Starlock OMT yet. I’m guessing it is only a matter of time before we see a Starlock OMT.
  3. 2 points
    These images show the dinosaur concrete drills I've been using for decades, prior to FINALLY breaking down and getting this impact drill. A mini Thor sledge hammer is used to persuade this drill to dig deeper into the concrete. The image with the wire poking out shows the part of the hole made with these drills. I got about 9" into the wall before throwing in the towel. As primitive as these look, I've made many holes with these. Other than time and effort, they work fine.
  4. 2 points
    Who knows when or if it will be released, but encouraging.
  5. 2 points
    Succinctly, no. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. 2 points
    Laid out pretty nice now just gotta color sand and buff hopefully install this coming weekend
  7. 2 points
    I started getting back into my painting roots so I took on a little starter project, it’s a Fulton visor off a 1936 dodge. I still have to let it cure and then color sand and buff.
  8. 2 points
    @fm2176 its kinda funny my parents are the ones that use emotes, texting talk/abbreviations, and improper grammar/punctuation and not myself. I'm like you, I prefer to use proper grammar, punctuation, and whatnot as long as I don't make any typos. I try to read the longer posts but as the length of content increases, the amount of content missed can also increase. If someone has a question in a thread, and I can help out, I try to answer to the best of my ability. If there are multiple questions it bothers me if only a portion of the questions are answered and not all. If I can only answer a portion of the questions I will try to let the individual know I do not have an answer for the remainder and if I know how to get to the answer but not the means to do so I try to help them get in the right direction.
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  11. 1 point
    New XR recip saw The new range of DEWALT 20V MAX XR tools with POWERDETECT tool technology maximize performance when used with high-capacity XR batteries. Using the 20V MAX 8Ah battery, the DCS368 Reciprocating Saw will output up to 44% more power and get 60% more runtime than the standard XR Reciprocating Saw DCS367P1. POWER DETECT™ Tool Technology detects high-capacity batteries to maximize tool output 1-1/8-in stroke length delivers a fast cutting speed Keyless lever-action blade clamp for quick and easy blade changes Varible speed trigger with 0-3000 SPM provides blade control and fast cutting speeds Bright LED light for increased visibility in low light work areas 20V MAX; Maximum initial battery voltage (measured without a workload)
  12. 1 point
    wingless' DeWALT DCK299M2 Kit - Includes 20V MAX XR DCD996 Hammer Drill, DCF887 Impact Driver, two DCB204 4Ah Battery Packs, DCB115 4A Charger; a N433408 side handle; two N268241 belt hooks w/ mounting screws and N454406 Tool Bag My tool set has not included a hammer drill. In the past I toughed it out from that deficiency, but I now needed to drill a two-foot long hole diagonally through cement, so a hammer drill was required. My front door light was above the awning, making it useless for illuminating the entry. When I removed my front door to replace the deteriorated frame I also decided to relocate the light fixture to below the awning. It was also REALLY handy when installing the ten ½' x 6" Tapcon bolts retaining my 3½" x 9" x 8' pressure treated beam to my concrete house, when I replaced the door frame bucks. A DeWALT DCK299M2 kit was purchased. This includes a 20V MAX XR DCD996 ½" hammer drill, a DCF887 impact driver, two DCB204 4Ah Lithium Ion battery packs, a DCB115 4A charger, two N268241 belt hooks w/ mounting screw and a N454406 tool bag. My tool preference is a hard case for each tool, so I also purchased a N200697 hard tool box, for just the DCD996 hammer drill, then sold the DCF887 impact driver, being a duplicate tool for me, with my existing tool shown in this wingless' DCF 887 impact driver topic. The N454406 tool bag that comes with the kit is 13" Long x 9" Wide x 10" Tall, Yellow and Black fabric w/ DeWALT Logos, two full length plastic rail feet, internal / concealed shape-retaining stiffening material, two loop fabric handles, full-length zipper closure and three exterior pockets on two sides. A ½" diameter 24" long Irwin 326017 concrete hammer bit was also purchased to make this hole. I would like to say it was like pushing a hot knife through butter, but the hole drilled easily enough and that task is completed. This DCD996 hammer drill is very similar to my DCD991 drill, just adding the hammer function, with a longer length chuck. The tool weighs 4lbs, 12oz, w/ a 4.0Ah battery pack and the included belt hook. The top/bottom balance is nice and appropriate. The tool is "made in the USA with global materials". These DCB204 20V 4.0Ah100Wh battery packs have cells made in Malaysia and assembled in Mexico. This DCB115 4.0A output charger base is made in Thailand. The tool includes a N433408 side handle. The hammer is rated at 820 UWO maximum power and 0-38,250 bpm. The rated no load speeds are 0-500/0-1,500/0-2,250 rpm in hammer mode and 0-450/0-1,300/0-2,000 rpm in drill mode. The DeWALT DCD996 has plenty of power, with plenty of torque. The three-speed transmission permits selection of the correct / maximum torque for the application. This is a great feature, enabling versatility for one drill to serve three applications, low/medium/high speed or torque. The only difference between the DCD991 drill and this DCD996 hammer drill is one more rotary position on the rotary torque adjustment collar. On the DCD996 hammer drill, the rotary adjustment collar still has the 1 through 11 clutch setting detent positions, for fastener driving and still has the drill detent position, for drilling w/o the clutch function, plus it also adds a hammer drill position. The automatic 3-function LED illumination is handy and intuitive. The low and medium intensity modes turn off automatically after 20 seconds. The high / spotlight mode runs for 20 minutes. My preference has always been for a keyed chuck, but those are also gone the way of the dinosaur. I hate when a chuck / drill bit slips and there is no way to get it any tighter. So far I like this keyless chuck. The audible / felt clicks when hand tightening appear sufficient. IMO, the instructions go waaay overboard "disconnect tool from power source when changing accessories". I put the Forward / Reverse switch in the center off position, instead of removing / replacing the battery pack whenever I need to swap a bit. The wobbly / sloppy fit between the battery pack and tool is not great, but I knew about that deficiency before purchase. IMO, DeWALT should improve this part of their design. The hard case is useful to me, so I replaced the soft bag w/ the hard case. I prefer the protection it affords and everything having a place. The cover rib contacts the tool when closing, requiring either extra force to fully close, or pulling the top handle away from the hinge so the top cover internal rib clears the tool, so it may close. (Not a major issue, but should / could be improved). The other hard case improvement I would love is for additional room within the case for accessories. I would love to also store my drill bit index, plus other drill accessories within the case. This hard case doesn't have room for other stuff. All I could fit within the case is a small 13-bit drill index case, near the charger base. It would be great if some of those cool DeWALT bit cases had a dedicated location in the drill case. The battery must be snapped into the charger, not just slid until the light changes, or it won't charge the battery pack.
  13. 1 point
    The old wall lamp location had an unusual electrical box, about ½" deep, attached to the surface , w/ the wire entering from the rear and stucco around the perimeter. This very shallow box provided normal mechanical mounting screws for the lamp bracket. That unusual electrical box was retired and not used at the new lamp location. Instead a normal galvanized steel Handy box was selected, with the wire still entering from the rear, w/ a normal cable clamp. The concrete wall needed material removed for this Handy box to be inset, to just below the stucco surface. The masonry bit on this DCD996 hammer drill was used for material removal. Extra care was used at the locations above where the wire was routed through the previously-created new wire path cavity. A trench was created on the side so that the Tapcon screws that will retain this new Handy box will not damage the wire. The cavity ended up not being a perfect match to the Handy box and Quikrete 1241-56 FastSet Repair Mortar High Performance Cement was used to fill below, on the sides and on the surface to provide a perfect fit. FWIW, this is a great product that I've been using for many repairs. The green ground screw was fully inserted and the back side threads protected from mortar using blue painter's tape to permit normal operation after installation w/o the mortar making the threads difficult.. [/url]
  14. 1 point
    I wouldn't tape the holes as this would overheat very quickly. Maybe add a wrist strap of sorts or be very careful with it. Maybe a small tool box with you at all times to put it in:)
  15. 1 point
    You shouldn’t have any issues. DeWALT replaced them free of charge for when I had these issues.
  16. 1 point
    My 2020 wish list in order..... 1) FlexVolt Grass Edger 2) 15ah or larger FlexVolt battery 3) That they actually release on-time the cordless roofing nailer ! 4) 2nd Gen generator with pure sine wave 5) 2nd Gen FlexVolt Chop Saw
  17. 1 point
    Just get the latches with the metal pins they are now standard with all Toughsystem boxes they are fully compatible 2) on the broken latches/ just call Dewalt service; they should even replace the broken ones, with toughsystem latches some productmanagers also says the old version was a "design flaw"
  18. 1 point
    Sorry to revive an old thread but has anyone been able to replace the latch? I bought 6 latches, and I already broke 1 trying to insert it. If I boil it first, will that soften the plastic and make it more malleable? Gonna try this this week but just wondering if there's a better way. I'm talking about the yellow latches that are on the sides.
  19. 1 point
    I couldn't agree more, I come here to discuss tools and on occasion offer information and advice not be petty and spiteful to others, that bothers me. What also bothers me is those that project their personal opinions as fact, it's just irresponsible. I could tell them I run oversight on a 800 person engineering department, built houses and countless big projects all under to DIY tag simply because I choose to earn my living in Engineering rather than in the trades but it wouldn't matter so I don't.
  20. 1 point
    Well not exactly Milwaukee but looks like Milwaukee tools is opening a manufacturing plant in West Bend Wi. Google recommended this article to me. I don't know that it's anything real significant but just thought it might be of interest to some guys on here. https://www.washingtoncountyinsider.com/manufacturing-returns-as-milwaukee-tool-announces-plans-to-build-in-west-bend/
  21. 1 point
    Ended up purchasing the XWT08Z this evening. Local independent dealer always has fair prices that usually meets and most of the time beats the box stores and online tool stores. This tool was $229 = tax, which I thought was fair, most online shops had it for $249, Amazon did have it for $205 + tax, but I'd rather buy from my local independent tool shop, even if it costs a few bucks more, I can live with that. Would rather support the little guy. I must admit, when they get the XWT17 in stock, I'll probably have to have it, lol.
  22. 1 point
    Your right I am a DIY guy, but I'm not wrong, and I do speak to people that know. Perhaps you should keep your personal opinions and complete lack of knowledge about me to yourself and stick to the facts which you seem to not be fully aware of.
  23. 1 point
    That is exactly what I was hoping for. I may just return the 2860 I got the other day... Thanks for posting.
  24. 1 point
    the dcs570 has a flat plateö so not compatible with a rail zou could build a simple one from wood youtube has many examples dcs576 flexvolt dcs572 new 20v and track saw are compatible with the dewalt rail
  25. 1 point
    I've always considered Toolguyd to be one of the few tool review sites that is overtly objective and honest about its articles. Take this comparison of M18 HD and Flexolt for example, in which Stuart makes the following comment, "Both Dewalt and Milwaukee are at the top of their games right now. I am really hoping that nobody asks 'so, which one would you buy?,' frankly because that would be an extremely tough decision". His site has an entire category devoted to Made in the USA tools, and unless something's changed in the past couple of years, he's never accepted any sponsors. He's mentioned his code of ethics many times as they pertain to review samples: he sends back, gives away, or donates products after he's finished with them (as evidenced by the number of giveaways he's conducted). As for your final point, Stuart addressed his lack of trade experience here. Of particular note is his observation that "The people that design, build, and market the tools tradesmen and pros use – they’re not tradesmen or pros either." Please elaborate if you know anything I don't, as I don't want to be deceived or risk getting poor information. If ToolGuyd is as bad as you say, I'll remove it from my list of daily sites to visit.
  26. 1 point
    This is probably the most impressive piece of wood working I have ever seen. I stumbled across a pic on FB and found this article http://atmosstudio.com/stairstalk
  27. 1 point
    Agreed about PC but I was trying to avoid brand specific arguments. When it comes to tool box systems if you can live with the smaller selection of Rigid it’s a better value than most others. Packout is certainly the most expensive but I can buy twice the Toughsystem boxes for the money and the general size of the Packouts especially internal dimensions is not very good. I’m now in a van. If I started there then all tool box systems are on the table. At the time working from a truck the boxes were going to be outside most of the time so it came down to Rigid, Packout, or Toughsystem. At twice the price, Packouts nest features are not enough to win me over. Rigid is just the opposite...too limited so Toughsystem won for me too. I’ve got about a dozen Toughsystem boxes that hold almost half of my on the road tools.
  28. 1 point
    As many of you (or at least the few of you that still frequent this site) have witnessed, I tend to be a bit verbose in many of my posts. Simply put, I like to write and consider every outlet to be an opportunity to refine both writing skills and style. It is not always the best form on discussion boards such as this, but I firmly believe that well worded and grammatically correct posts add something to a conversation a lot of times. Well, within reason...often longer posts tend to be skipped over. I'm guilty of this myself in some replies, opting to focus on a sentence or paragraph instead of the entire post. Anyway, I write this now as an attempt to crank open my writing faucet. You see, I made an impulsive decision last week to begin my graduate certificate--not in Construction Management or Business, but in Alcohol and Drug Counseling. As I get older I realize that higher-paying management or executive jobs lack appeal, and that I want to continue to do some kind of public service into adulthood (I'm only in my early 40s now). Well, that is if the military is a public service. If it isn't I guess these past two decades have been spent simply adding to the kill count either directly or indirectly. I digress; I started class yesterday and am currently stuck trying to reprogram my brain from my Criminal Justice undergraduate degree and my military training to the world of psychology and psychopathology of substance use. In essence, I'm writing here instead of completing the Blackboard discussion board post I've been struggling with since 0700 simply because I can make some progress here. So, why substance abuse counseling? To be honest, I've witnessed the effects of alcohol and drugs on too many of those close to me. I've also allowed alcohol to turn me into someone I no longer recognized, caring little about things and staring at the brink of complete ruin. Do I plan to become a counselor? Probably not in the near-term. My philosophy is that earning this certificate will better enable me to function as a law enforcement officer in a couple of years. While not in the job description, police officers sometimes have to act as counselors and remediators, and most lack training in how to empathize with criminals or even the victims themselves. For this same reason, I've been a credentialed military Sexual Assault Victim Advocate for almost eight years, and volunteer to become a Master Resilience Trainer three years ago. Every little bit helps, and the fm2176 that went full throttle into Baghdad in early April 2003 does not need to be the Officer fm2176 interacting with the American public in the coming years. Anyway, back to class. I know this thread is entirely different than most of what is shared in the TIA forums, even here in Pub Talk, but can any of you relate? Have you ever found yourself writing an academic or professional essay, report, post, or anything else while struggling to get started? What about diversifying your professional portfolio instead of honing in on a core capability (I suppose that in the trades this would be akin to an electrician gaining a working knowledge of plumbing, or a heavy equipment operator acquiring a CDL in case he needed to haul equipment).
  29. 1 point
    From a recent Makita patent filing.
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    Hey all, Just joined up from NJ. Some questions on getting a nozzle for my heat gun prompted me but this looks like a good site to help me get tools I need. Michael
  31. 1 point
    Anytime I have the option, no matter the situation, I will always choose cordless over corded in fastening tools. Even high torque applications like lag bots and hurricane screws I will pick my impact over any corded tool any day. My pick for driver would be a working DCF887 or 888 impact. It has plenty of power and doesn't need more, precision drive mode is great at least I think it is great, and it is reasonably compact/light weight.
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    On second thought I’m changing my answer to impact driver. Only because your terms didn’t say I can’t have a corded driver. The convenience of impact drivers for most of what I do is too hard to let go of. I can have a big heavy corded drill for the rare occasions I need a lot of torque delivered without the hammering.
  33. 1 point
    Funny to me to think about. My first speculation is it would be the one I use the least...my heaviest-duty drill. Because it CAN do just about everything. But for the most part it’s not nearly as efficient as what I use most which is my impact driver, and would make just about everything more cumbersome to boot.
  34. 1 point
    You should be buying Ryobi for house projects. Absolutely no need to buy into any other brands for just house projects. That would be a waste of money.
  35. 1 point
    Here's an unbiased solid review that picks the Milwaukee as the top jobsite radio https://toolguyd.com/best-jobsite-radio-bluetooth-speaker-dewalt-tstak-milwaukee-packout-012020/
  36. 1 point
    Thanks for the offer. I think I’ll buy the Milwaukee and check it out. if I dont like it , I will return it and buy more Heineken 😜
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    Really 😳, that’s a disappointment! I was ready to pull the trigger and buy one, still might. I definitely would return it if didn’t sound as good as the tough system gen1.
  39. 1 point
    Got it, broke it...cheap ones are just as good
  40. 1 point
    Returned the m18...sorry does not compare to the tough system gen 1...nowhere near the bass..or sound quality....
  41. 1 point
    I think you'll be happy about the purchase, they're a great compact light weight tool. While I consider the m12 stubby to be more of a specialty tool, I actually prefer the dewalt xtreme as an every day tool.
  42. 1 point
    i bought the tough system radio when it first came out and said it was the best job site radio there was, well this xmass i got the m18 packout radio as a gift. i had no intentions of buying it, i was going to get the new tough system radio, im glad i waited. the m18 beats my tough system. the m18 has alot more power. on my dewalt i had to max everything on the eq to get impact. Im a woodstock era hippie that likes my music loud and with impact. i had to back off on the eg when playing my ipod. with the m18 i have full cd sound on my ipod not the compressed mp3 music where they throw out the high and lows and compress the middle. i did a comparison and the m18 was much louder with deeper bass. but where it really shined was the highs if you like guitar and horn your going to love this radio it will actually hurt your ears. it has separate midrange and trebles. when i work alone i play this thing full volume and it is loud. i seen a few reviews on the internet and they said they were not impressed with the sound. i dont understand that. this radio is heavy, but i thing it aids in the sound quality, nothing rattles on it, my dewalt had occasional rattles at full volume. the m18 build quality is much higher. it has a real ac cord, not the toy brick of the dewalt. the first thing to go on my dewalt were the little rubber feet on the bottom, then the power brick, then the cheap plastic cover that took three hands to open. but i was still willing to buy another one because i thought nothing could beat it. i was impressed when i got the dewalt but im really impressed with this m18 .
  43. 1 point
    The screw driver obsession continues, Vessel PH2 200 MM LENGTH Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  44. 1 point
    eBay had a sale going on and a picked up the sunex master metric impact set got it for $100 Sent from my ONEPLUS A6013 using Tapatalk Lol wrong thread
  45. 1 point
    Welp I'm just about done with a remodel after the client had a fire. We took this house down to the studs and changed the floor plan to open up the kitchen and living room and also increase from 2 bedrooms to 4. I just have to redo to front and rear decks then it's complete.
  46. 1 point
    Stihl makes the best chainsaws. I have 3 stihls right now an love all of them. They will do anything you need them to.
  47. 1 point
    Wow I don't know Eric went full time. Good for him! Retirement baby! Plus....everybody LOVES fire fighters!
  48. 1 point
    Oh gawd.....another hose dragger......
  49. 0 points
    The city is not the company..TTI that owns Milwaukee makes 99% of their tools in China. I applaud TTI for building a plant in the USA and giving jobs to 50 Americans., awesome. Any American job is great...
  50. 0 points
    I didn't know the light could have calibration issues.
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