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  1. 7 points
    I made this knotty pine door for a customers cabin today.. Just one more coat of poly and it will be done
  2. 6 points
    Hey everyone, Sorry I've been away so long. Summer time I am up to my eyeballs in Girls Fastpitch softball. My daughter plays on a travel team (Michigan Bolts) along with Little League. Just last week, our little league softball girls team won the Michigan State Majors (12U) championship pretty convincingly. We outscored our opponents 73 to 13 over the week and were only behind for one inning (1 to 0) the entire tourney. http://www.mlive.com/sports/bay-city/index.ssf/2017/07/raise_the_banner_bay_county_li.html The girls now get to play in Indianapolis IN. for the Central Region Championship along with 8 other state champs. We will play Missouri on Monday and Iowa on Tuesday. After that, we will go into bracket play to decide the champs on Friday. I think we have a real good shot at winning this tournament. If the girls do win, we will be off to Oregon for the World Championships. We have started a Go Fund Me page to help pay for the teams expenses, so if you wouldn't mind sharing it on your social media sites, I would appreciate it. Also, if anyone associated with this site contributes, please put a comment referencing TIA somehow. It would be cool to see. https://www.gofundme.com/bay-county-little-league-girls-sb Also, if you have any interest in follow along with the tournament, there are two ways it can be done. One is clicking on the link for the official site. Two, I was told this should be available on the ESPN app. http://www.llbws.org/llbbws/llsbws/central.htm
  3. 5 points
    Wow all you guys make me look like a lazy a**. You guys do nice work Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 5 points
    Can't wait to see a real video of these pack out boxes taking real jobsite abuse......on the other note.......if a contractor or his employees are throwing tools around, you hired the wrong contractor . Attention to detail and quality starts the the tools you use to perform said tasks. ....if guys don't care about the tools they use , I would certainly guarantee they don't care about the job they are hired to do...
  5. 4 points
    I'm very interested. I really like the simplicity of my RIDGID boxes and cart but this just takes it up another notch. Plus the comments about guys abusing their tools like you're mentioning is pretty pathetic, I too believe that translates into their work ethic, the most I've dropped my power tool is if I unexpectedly need my second hand available to hold onto something I'm working on, I'll drop it to the floor, but break the fall with my foot. Just for example. Honestly, I won't be surprised if they run a promo right out the starting gate when they hit the shelves.... We all know Milwaukee loves their promos lol
  6. 4 points
    This came today. I wonder what it is ; )
  7. 3 points
    Table saw supposedly is getting bumped to a 10" 120v max hybrid solution. I'd be shocked if we don't see it revealed next month. Supposedly based on the DWE7491RS.
  8. 3 points
    My Tough System DS Carrier arrived yesterday. FedEx didn't drop it off at the rental office like normal, but fortunately it was outside my apartment when I got home. Nothing like having a big box that has DeWalt stickers on it and a description of the contents left unsecured! It's a good thing no one has smart phones that are capable of searching for the worth of the package left outside for over seven hours... I'll post some pictures whenever I have time, but the carrier is a beast! Knowing it was arriving yesterday, I picked up a DS400 XL box on Sunday, and was tempted to grab a DS150 (I have 3 or 4 DS130s). My experience with my first DS450 wheeled box was less than stellar, and the new one DeWalt sent under warranty hasn't been put through its paces yet, but the DS400 seems to be more stoutly built, and the carrier relatively indestructible as a means of transporting the system. Next up is one more large Ridgid box. That will complete two Ridgid modular box systems to supplement two complete DeWalt Tough Systems, with a few boxes of each brand left for miscellany. Now I just need to find time to actually use this stuff.
  9. 2 points
    Just wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kay but you can call me jazzy or jazzycat, or K, or whatever. I'm fairly new to power tools, I recently bought a couple of sanders and a drill, but I've been using manual tools for a long time. I'm still wary of power saws, simply because I haven't used them yet and I know they can be dangerous. I respect the tool. Anyway. I found this place while comparing string trimmers. I'm trying to decide between an Ego and a Ryobi. My yard is quite the mess right now because I need to have back surgery. I'm leaning toward the Ego. I'm enjoying using my tools, and I'm hoping to eventually turn my shed into a woodworking shop. Whenever I go to Lowes or Home Depot, I find myself in the tool section, salivating over all the tools I want but can't afford. Patience. So I just wanted to connect with some people more experienced than myself. Maybe get some guidance now and again. Glad to be aboard. Ciao. ~K
  10. 2 points
    I don't know about showing that another product is better but I'd be happy to see where they admit cons but still highlight pros...the problem is mostly reps are brainwashed into thinking that their product is the best and a lot don't know anything about the competition.
  11. 2 points
    That would be pretty cool to see. The video was clearly biased but aren't they all?
  12. 2 points
    I heard they let the invities drop cinder blocks and they got the same results. I don't recall seeing much video on it, I saw a few other drops. I heard Dan slammed a cinder block on the Milwaukee and it didn't break but again, I didn't see it. I'd like to see how other systems compare in durability.
  13. 2 points
    We have been using the DeWALT brushless wrench for some giant lags and through bolts on a glulam structure. Have not used it too much, but from what I can tell it seems to be awesome.
  14. 2 points
    Big Ron has been demoted to Ron Junior. Needed something a little bigger.
  15. 2 points
    I agree 100% I am an electrician, I have spent a small fortune on bags, boxes and carts. I have owned every brand of bag, backpack and pouch. I have had Makita, Milwaukee, dewalt tough, dewalt tstak and Stanley boxes. None hit the sweet spot. Milwaukee is hands down the best concept. I was actually excited. Then I saw the pricing!!!!!! I really hope they adjust the pricing, in Canada we get screwed hard enough. With the exchange, a good setup will be $700 or more. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. 2 points
    I agree that they are priced too high. It took me a while to jump on board the Tough System bandwagon, and that was only after they released the holiday combo last year. The 20" Packout tote and the rolling tool box each cost more than I paid for either my Ridgid or Tough System combos, and the small tool box costs the same as the XL Tough System one. Both the Ridgid and DeWalt kind of blend in with a job site or garage and are easily camouflaged while these Milwaukee red boxes and totes scream for attention. LOOK, EXPENSIVE TOOLS INSIDE! Regardless, I'm sure they'll be popular with those who can afford them and who need this type of item. I'm a mere DIY'er and doubt I'll need most of my tools professionally in my next career, so the almost $500 stack shown will not come home with me unless I can find it on deep clearance at Home Depot.
  17. 2 points
    I think they are priced too high. At the end of the day, it's still plastic. $4.00 worth of aluminum doesn't justify $79.00, not when the same size box is $29.00 from the same company. They are charging Veto prices for bags that are not even close! Are they cool? Sure are. But they look cheap. The color scheme and design look dated. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  18. 2 points
    Sled is done besides a coat of poly. I got the rear blade guard box attached and used my Sargent 5307 to get some nice rounded over edges. Hand tools come up big once again. I don't mind running power tools late at night (and neither to my neighbors) but the router is a bit much at night. The plane did as good as a job as the round over bit did. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  19. 2 points
    Nailed it in one. These jokers did a craptastic job that was so bad I've had to go back and re-do most of it that I could get to. On the other hand, I do owe - because of their incompetence, I've educated myself and learned how to do an awful lot around the house.
  20. 2 points
    Someone check weather reports in Hell and get your flying pig saddles ready, it has arrived:
  21. 2 points
    @KnarlyCarlSweet buys, congrats. Please let us know how you like the Hawg!
  22. 2 points
    Give the breakaway blades a go. Took advantage of the 15% off 4 items plus free battery deals with the hole hawg and mid torque impact wrench. Plus the bag came with the hole hawg. .. Replacement bits for my bit case since i don't need a third case floating around
  23. 1 point
    Pretty cool news story if your in to Festool. They are going to begin producing rails here in the USA. Also....some cordless sanders are being released in Europe in August, hope to see something here.
  24. 1 point
    Hi guys, love watching the videos. Love watching the toolathons and tool fights. I'm 28 and do diy mostly and play around with my car. Love tinkering with things and learning how to do stuff. Looking forward to the new videos and recommendations.
  25. 1 point
    Wasn't it they could never prove he did or didn't kill his wife?
  26. 1 point
    Thanks.. I absolutely will
  27. 1 point
    Not until October, right? With that, I loved his quotes today. " Prior to this incident, I had never been in trouble my entire life". How he can say that with a straight face is unbelievable... but so is killing your ex-wife and her friend, so what do I know. SMH
  28. 1 point
    As long as u don't have any of his stuff or you're not his ex then your good lol.. Hope he learned something when he had time to think
  29. 1 point
    I find myself in Home Depot more than a normal person should be. When I am there I always walk by the Makita display that shows all the new 12v options they have and I inevitably start salivating. I just think they are perfect for small everyday jobs.
  30. 1 point
    I think the reps probably know a LOT about the competition and aren't brainwashed at all. They're PAID to downplay the strengths of the competition and the weakness of their offerings, so they might come across as kool-aid zombies sometimes when they're talking up how their offerings are 400% better than anything else.
  31. 1 point
    @HiltiWpg I totally agree. As I have said, the price is slightly concerning to me. However, I would like to see the actual system in person so I can see if it is practical for my current trade. I will be more likely to spend my money if they system is as strong and awesome as all the videos seem to make it out to be.
  32. 1 point
    Awesome man, good luck to the ladies!
  33. 1 point
    sweet deal, both my daughters played hardball my youngest daughter had/has an arm on her she played third base but every girl they put on first was afraid to catch her so she moved to center field.....one year she got 14 outfield assists
  34. 1 point
    Obviously I'm not a contractor and if I was not so deep in my systainers I'd probably be adding to my Dewalt tough system but these look really high quality and though expensive I have learned over the years that my tools, which will be used professionally in the near future, cost a lot of $$$ so an investment in a modular system isn't a far fetch for me. Milwaukees cases look pretty tough, I thing the tests they were shooting videos were very biased against Dewalt, most noteably the cement block being dropped by the corner on the Dewalt while flat on the Milwaukee but regardless, these things will take a serious crash and keep your expensive investments safe.
  35. 1 point
    When you connect the tracks, before you tighten the connectors slide your new saw so the two ends meet in the middle of the saws shoe. This will ensure that the tracks are straight. Tighten the connectors. Then mark your measurements and lay the chip strip on the line. That's where the cut will be.
  36. 1 point
    Another pair of Mechanix gloves. XL was on sale for $8 at Lowe's And this set FINALLY came!
  37. 1 point
    Killer caster deals to be had! Just go through and find what fits your needs and maybe consider stocking up...these are high end casters at HF prices. I know, I've been shopping them for a miter saw stand build I've been planning: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=sr_pg_1?fst=as%3Aoff&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Aalbion+(pack+of+4)%2Cp_85%3A2470955011&sort=price-asc-rank&keywords=albion+(pack+of+4)&ie=UTF8&qid=1500517836 Example of price savings: I paid $15 for these https://www.amazon.com/Albion-Diameter-Polypropylene-Institutional-Capacity/dp/B0094LYYA8/ $78.17 at another retailer http://www.tzsupplies.com/albion-02-series-5-diameter-i3814030/ Pages 3 and 4 are really good deals but more than I need for any project I can think of
  38. 1 point
    Expensive lesson @khariV.. of course be leery of the bright shiny truck with gold lettering also.....those trucks usually are all show and no experience in them....a work truck that actually works daily gets banged up a little bit, and usually the guys are quality people, from my experience.
  39. 1 point
    apparently Husky, commonly referred to as the "home depot brand", is owned by sb&d http://toolguyd.com/tool-brands-corporate-affiliations/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tool_manufacturers its not all of the companies but includes many of the more known ones.
  40. 1 point
    Looks good Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  41. 1 point
    Great looking work.
  42. 1 point
    I'm a fan of Mechanix gloves, never paid more than $10 for them. This is the latest, really nice padding on the palm and rubber finger padding. Retail is about $30
  43. 1 point
    Got the table saw sled basically done. I need to make the cover for the blade, 45 degree miter triangle, and put a coat of finish on it. I realized as I was finishing up that I messed up on the construction. I put the larger side to the right and it was supposed to be on the left. Oh well. A right to left tape measure is on the way. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  44. 1 point
    Hmm....just wondering if the wife will approve of these strippers? ?
  45. 1 point
    My Flexvolt track saw finally has a tracking number and Fedex estimates it will arrive on the 19th of July woohoo.
  46. 1 point
    Finally decided to grab a dedicated crimping pliers & stop crimping connectors with the all in one strippers with the crimping portion under the pivot.....tired of the awkwardness of using them & the poor quality crimps that wouldn't always hold. I grabbed Milwaukee's version of this tool today & had to test it out as soon as I opened it......I can't believe I have waited this long to buy one! The only thing is that I wished it had the insulated section directly under the cutters. If that bothers me too much I will just pick up the 909 channel locks.
  47. 1 point
    I need to step up my game, didn't even know they had a m12 RA impact!
  48. 1 point
    .. Drinking the teal koolaid lol And here's this guy: .
  49. 1 point
    Added a room, a bathroom, new kitchen and all in time for 106 degree weather Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  50. 1 point
    Just finished this small work bench. Plans called for a 30 inch by 80 inch but that was way too big for what I wanted. So I reduced it to 24 by 48. Got the plan out of a "Wood" magazine article. Hoping to leave this one clear so I can do some things on it. It was quick and easy and sturdy can't ask for anything more than that.