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  1. 7 points
    Oh hello there! Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  2. 7 points
    Ok I know I said it last time but iv brought my last Knipex
  3. 6 points
    I don't have it yet, but my wife ordered this for me for my birthday: Should see it in a week or two.
  4. 5 points
    Dewalt 20v mid range impact wrench with pin. I’ve been waiting for this....
  5. 5 points
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  7. 5 points
    The Gen2 M12 Fuel combo kit arrived today, really nice but going to take some getting used to since they are shorter.
  8. 4 points
    I'll be giving it a workout tomorrow
  9. 4 points
    Cordless Dust Extractor 120v Flexvolt With Dual Input Hoses. 2 Filter Auto-Clean. Nice Casters. ToughSystem Compatable. Bluetooth Start with a button you can put on your tool belt . I wish
  10. 4 points
    Do NOT read into this...
  11. 3 points
    Last year I purchased the hand tool cabinet plans from fine wood working. It was the only one i saw that hit all of the things I wanted in a cabinet. So last November r I purchased some mahagony for a hand tool cabinet and it has been in my garage ever since. I don't have a lot of band saw experience and attempted to resaw the top and bottom last month that. It went terribly. The blade went off track in the wood and I had to cut the blade. It was a 1/2" blade I believe. I purchased a 3/4" Laguna blade (non resaw king) a while ago and just had no time to start it. I planned to get it started and use a friend's large dovetail jig. He has no time for us to get together so I decided to start and hand cut these dovetails. This will only be my second time doing dovetails. Today I spent about 30 minutes before shift to get the band saw tuned and aligned to the 3/4" blade. I had time to cut one piece so I went for it. I resawed the shorter piece which will be the top and bottom. Amazingly it turned out perfect. I won't have time until Sunday to do the last two pieces (two sides and doors). For the door panels I will be resawing tiger wood. Should look really good with the mahagony. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  12. 3 points
    Picked up some new gear for work!
  13. 3 points
    I have one as well as the fuel sawzall, gen1 hackzall, and a m12 fuel hackall. Winter is our slow time so I haven't got to use it a lot but I would say the m18 fuel hackzall is my favorite. It's definately more powerful than the m12 fuel but it's also a quit a bit bigger. As far as that goes it's a bit bigger than the gen 1 hackzall as well but slightly more powerful and it's brushless so I would assume it has better run time but like I said I haven't really got to use it much. It's hard to say if it's really that much better to justify buying it, I guess it depends what your doing with it. In my case I have a tool problem and just had to have the newest one.
  14. 3 points
    I'll start. The other day I was replacing lights in the basement. The old lights were shop lights plugged into ceiling mounted outlets. The new lights are hardwired fixtures. What I was doing was mounting each new fixture, then turning off the juice, removing the outlet and metal cover assembly, and hardwiring the new fixture to the metal box. I was on my seventh fixture of seven. I mounted the new fixture, unscrewed the outlet cover from the box, and cut the wires to the outlet with my lineman pliers. BANGflash! And everything went dark. I forgot the "turn off the juice" step. Dead short of the two wires through the pliers' jaw. Got it right the first six times, slipped up on the seventh. Fortunately I have a long habit of handling any wire or device as if it's live whether it is or not, so I never touched the outlet contacts while I was taking down this inadvertently live outlet. So it was nothing more than a momentary surprise, an interesting new mark on my old pliers, and a rueful walk to the breaker panel. Could have been a lot worse.
  15. 3 points
    more custom work for kitchen cabinets, this plate rack will be mounted above a really long 77" window. At each end will have a 15" x 15" cabinet with a door, and beside that a 15" x 30" cabinet. in order to do this I took a 30" x 30" double door cabinet and cut it up to make 2x 15" x 15" and 1x 15" x 30" by cutting one door in half. ok so all the boring fun taping and mudding is done, time to mock up the custom cabinets I pre built to see how they will all line up. It is imperative that they go on wall clean and square as I will be applying back splash all around and right to ceiling. everything looks like even spaces everywhere. drape them off and slap some paint on the ceiling.... slowly starting to take shape, some paint and trim on one side of area, the bit more to do list is getting shorter and shorter.....
  16. 3 points
    Good day today. Got my Gramercy hold fasts (super fast shipping), a Whiteside round over bit, and something else I don't want to show yet. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  17. 3 points
    Won a festool forstner bit set from the wood whisperer. Slightly used. And got a sticker as well. Woot! These can be used at an angle unlike regular forstner bits.@chrisk Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  18. 3 points
    I can not tell a lie ...... it is a 2 car garage only by definition ....... Half of it is my shop .... the other half is my golf cart and then the washer dryer and my beer fridge 🍺🍺🍺🍺 wife parks in driveway & my truck won’t fit so it stays out
  19. 3 points
    My son needs a new bedroom set as he is growing out of his converted crib and the changong table dresser is falling apart. I decided to build him a whole new bedroom set from cherry and walnut. The hamper is first. Next will either be the bed or the dresser and nightstand. The bed will be a modified version of Anna white storage bed. The dresser and nightstand will be wood whisperer guild project build from his modern guild build. I decided to make the hamper on the taller side as it is a so gle unit and not double wide. It is 16 1/6" square. The frame is cherry with 1/4" walnut plywood for the panels. It should match up nicely with the dresser and the eventual bed. I got the pieces cut, jointed, planed to thickness. Then I borrowed a domino from my friend. I liked it a lot but I need to work on getting the pieces always lined up. When I dry fit the pieces they were not always flush on top. Next I used my router table to route the dados to accept the plywood. This is where o currently stand. Hopefully tomorrow or this week I can get the plywood cut to fit and cut the dados for the bottom panel. I purchased a half sheet of walnut ply so the back panel will most likely be painted a brown color. No big deal as it really won't be seen. I will also need to cut in a area to allow for a hand to lift the lid. Not sure the best way to do it yet. Most likely will try it on the band saw. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  20. 3 points
    Took advantage of the @KC_Tool Cobra sale the other day and picked up two 10” ones for $53 total after the TIA discount.
  21. 3 points
    For those on the RIdgid 18v platform, you can find some killer deals on their cordless routers. I've seen these on clearance at two different stores. It almost makes me want to add some orange batteries to the battery drawer.
  22. 3 points
    I have the 273 and I am happy with it. It will drill holes all day long for what I use it for, drilling both popular sizes of tapcons It occasionally drills half-inch holes for redheads. It does fine with that. I once had to use it to drill out an 8 inch diameter hole for a fence post in a poured concrete pad. As expected, it took an hour, but it sufficed. I didn't notice any difference in power between 20 V batteries and flexvolt batteries. I haven't used it for chipping mortar off of a countertop or floor, but expect it would do well with my chipping bit. No complaints with it. I like the kit box, because it holds an organizer filled with tap cons, a Bosch selection of bits, and a few larger bits Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. 3 points
    Well. Yeah. Good luck with that. It’s pretty sad when I call over and they know me now. Your going to love that block by the way...
  24. 3 points
    Thé 11 Joules of the Makita are wrong ( even tho it says so on the Makita USA website ) Stating the Makita as a 10 amp capacity. ( If it was 18v ...yes. but it's 2 batteries in series so it's 36v 5 amp ) Stating the flexvolt as a 9 amp. On a flexvolt tool it's 3 amp. Kinda disagree on the point giving for run time. DeWalt and Makita do exactly as many holes so points should be even. If you're drilling holes you wouldn't care what numbers are on the battery. The amount of holes drilled on a charge is what matters. And ( I could be wrong here because of limited experience ) but I don't see the use of a drill only function without hammering on a 7 kg SDS max breaker which coptool praised the DeWalt for. Just felt more like a random YouTube test because of the inaccuracies then a decent review from a power tool website.
  25. 3 points
    some secrets starting to be released you will love this one: new tough system cooler (EUROPE, no info for USA) Toughsystem DS404 cooler cheers
  26. 3 points
    After work I got the rest of it glued together. I recut the bottom to better match the chamfer I made. I forgot to check for square during the glue up so it is off slightly. So that is irritating. It will be fine though. Not sure if I'll have time to work on it tomorrow or not. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  27. 3 points
    I got the front and rear sides glued today. Before glue up I took my LN LAJ #5 to the chamfers and smoothed them all put. Look much better. The rear panel is painted a chocolate color. I didn't have enough walnut ply to make all of the sides. I think it will blend in well. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  28. 3 points
    I got a lot of work done on the hamper this morning. I put a dado in the bottom rails to accept the bottom that I made this morning as well. I also made the hand opening. I first drew it out on the piece and I made a template out of scrap pieces. I got the angle that I needed and cut the it on the scrap pieces on the miter saw. I then super glued them to another piece. This allowed me to come in with a flush trim bit on the router table and made quick work of it. I chewed away at it so it wasn't taking big bites at first. The oy thing I messed up on was I forgot to come in at the end and I got a little big of tear out. Not a huge deal but was disappointing that I forgot to do it. Pro tip: when using double sided tape first put a layer of blue painters tape down on each piece. This will make for easier release of the pieces and no residue as well. Right now it's mocked up and ready for sanding. Can't wait to get it finished. I need to go buy some torsion hinges now. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  29. 2 points
    I finally was able to get some more work done today. I got the reat of the pieces mapped out on my boards. I had just enough. Then I got the dovetails layed out and cut. I used a coping saw for the waste. I thinner blade would be nice. They turned out pretty well so far. My chisels are in dier need of sharpening so I'm done for the night. Don't like to hammer late anyways. Hopefully I will get them chiseled out tomorrow. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  30. 2 points
    If you are looking for something to read. Give this a shoot http://www.toolsofthetrade.net/power-tools/the-reciprocating-saw-tool-of-all-trades_o?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=Instruction&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=TOTT_032018A (1) A&he=c0a4ce6db0a8b4a90061b5825c98c94315b985c3
  31. 2 points
    upper cabinets went in without a hitch, all lined up and ready for flooring now......
  32. 2 points
    Oh, and I think I may have forgotten to post this when I got it a month or so ago: You can see I've already broken it in a bit.
  33. 2 points
    You might remember recently I reviewed the Milwaukee 25' magnetic tape measure. I was so impressed with it that I went back to HD for the 16' version, and picked up one of the compact ones too: While there I saw a steal on a Fiskars splitting axe, marked down from $39.97 to $10.03: There were three of these left at that price, all a bit shopworn, but it's an axe, not a doily. Nonetheless I picked the cleanest of the three. The instructions for getting the tape measure out of its package are stupidly complicated: I understand why they have to do that, I guess, but it seems kind of silly that you need a tool to take a tool out of a package.
  34. 2 points
    Def gotta think I’m good on pliers Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  35. 2 points
    I'll start the bidding, $140
  36. 2 points
    Rather have Makita taking their time in bringing out a framer instead of that 18 gauge monstrosity DBN500.
  37. 2 points
    That's a great option but I would also like to see them make the dust extractor communicate with the tool connect tag and other bluetooth tools for automatic start. That would pobably attract more users to their tool connect thing. Skickat från min SGP511 via Tapatalk
  38. 2 points
    here is a way to make single use bags reusable.
  39. 2 points
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Milwaukee-2771-20-M18-18-volt-Cordless-Water-Transfer-Pump-480-Gallons-hour/273132650916?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D51025%26meid%3Dc17b752d3bce41cab1714ebb6d96337d%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D302694794721%26itm%3D273132650916&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Ae6d9a031-39d1-11e8-a2ad-74dbd180ff74|parentrq%3A9c7675a21620aa49012225ddfffc6629|iid%3A1 I just bought one from this guy. Lightning fast shipping and brand spanking new. Super good price.
  40. 2 points
    Since there seems to be a number of us who are interested in woodworking I thought it would make sense to setup a permathread for woodworking deals since a thread per store wouldn't be added to often. Lee Valley is offering free standard ground shipping on orders $40 and over from Today April 3rd through the 17th. No coupon code required. http://www.leevalley.com/us/home/page.aspx?p=60912
  41. 2 points
    For fun and enjoyment... Found out though that the Nilfisk models seem to be a bit cheaper than the tool company branded versions. Go figure.
  42. 2 points
    I'll be watching the classifieds
  43. 2 points
    We had a demo from DeWalt at one of our customers work sites on the concrete nailer. Demo went completly wrong. Worst display ever -_-;
  44. 2 points
    I’ve been running the new Airstreams. Best batteries I have. I also have a bunch of 4.2s no issues there. I run the HKC and it has some decent torque, it’ll cut through oak no issues. But for a lineup, no not many here in the USA outside of the saw, sander and drill lineup. I have for cordless tools now...HKC, PDC, TXS and the Syslite. I had the powered Carvex but sold it as well as my 18v brushless Makita, great saws but... I do like the batteries though, they last, they are about the cheapest thing you can get from team blue green and the Airstreams have even made my tools run longer.
  45. 2 points
  46. 2 points
    https://www.homedepot.com/SpecialBuy/SpecialBuyOfTheDay?mi_u=114674986&cm_mmc=hd_email-_-SBOTD-_-20180326_sbotd_3120105-_-VA_SBOTD&et_rid=47408716
  47. 2 points
  48. 2 points
    Occasional use, the external tooth ones like Neiko will get the job done. Sunex also has a pretty good set, Titan also seems to rebrand that ratchet too. https://www.amazon.com/Titan-Tools-11212-10-Piece-Driver/dp/B00SQ4FN1I/ The Felo is the best bit ratchet on the market, IMO. It's right in line with every top ratchet brand like Snap On. The Wiha, for example, is not nearly as nice. I haven't used the Wera. Gearwrench also has a small set with a bit ratchet as does Kobalt(not really helpful for you).
  49. 2 points
    I finally bought the M12 PVC Shears. I've been wanting them for 7 years but haven't been able to justify it until now.
  50. 2 points
    Let me be the first to whine that I'll be waiting for the brushless model. LOL Actually, it looks pretty cool, but my personal sanding needs will be met by corded stuff.
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