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  1. 2 points
    I just wanted to add a few more pictures of the newest addition to my Ridgid modular toolbox assortment... Side by side with the 4 or 5 year old small box/organizer: Looks similar to the older box besides the lid: Inside as originally configured: As predicted in the "What Tools Did You Buy Today", the new organizer's bins fit in the older box: Unfortunately, the older box's black dividers don't fit well in the slots of the new box; they'll probably work but a piece of plywood would be sturdier. Notice the bend in each divider: The smaller divider boxes are the same size, though the newer ones can be discerned by the corner notches (on right in picture).
  2. 2 points
    M12 spotlight, 750 lumens, very bright!
  3. 1 point
    Brighter than my 20v DeWALT. Nice find. I got my Freak'n Winner kit today and have already given it to my coworker in need. He was very appreciative.
  4. 1 point
    Whatever plastic is used it is very strong and durable. The lack of flex makes it pretty convincing that it could be metal. Also with the spring on the blade release as strong as it is, you would think a plastic lever would break or bend. Kinda cool how far plastic technology has come.
  5. 1 point
    Found this little guy at HD yesterday Sent from my Nexus 6 using Tapatalk
  6. 1 point
    My Milwaukee 0224-1 Magnum 3/8" 0-1,200rpm Hole Shooter was purchased new in April 1988. It has been a strong / reliable homeowner's tool for over three decades. A recent home project included tiling 3,000 square feet of flooring. This drill was used w/ an auger to mix dozens of bags of mortar. That extraordinary "continuous" extended load burned up the variable speed part of the drill. Fortunately the drill was still operational. It failed to operate as a variable speed, but continued to operate in full speed mode. In this early generation drill, the speed controller part is embedded within the currently discontinued / obsolete 23-66-1350 trigger switch assembly. An image of the original switch shows bubbled up plastic heat damage, where that internal speed controller part is located, within the trigger switch. That obsolete part was located then installed, now normal operation has been restored. The assembly drawing / BOM for this early drill was located. That document number is: Bulletin No. 54-06-0227. I was unable to locate the Wiring Diagram for this early drill. That document number is: Wiring Instructions 58-01-0072. The only wiring instructions I found were for the slightly newer drill, using the separate 14-20-0245 speed controller part, not appropriate for my drill. To that end, I took lots of photographs during disassembly to ensure I could replicate the wire placement / routing during reassembly. The only difficulties for this repair was the removal / replacement of the poke-in switch wires. The ends of these stranded wires are soldered, to maintain the strands as a solid cluster. This early-generation switch doesn't have a secondary hole for releasing the wire retention tang. The wire removal from the old failed switch was easy enough, a light constant pull force while partially rotating the wires back and forth on an arc. The wire installation into the new switch didn't initially go smoothly. The wires are not stiff enough to overcome the wire retention tang, making it impossible to force the wires into position. A slender jeweler's screwdriver was used to open the wire retention tang. While open, the wire was forced into position, then the screwdriver was removed, leaving the wire retained by the tang.
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