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  1. 3 points
    I bought it to use on an LP siding job, two story house. I wanted it to trim the lap siding to length around windows and make butt cuts, and I wanted the belt hook feature. Pro- Plenty of power. Surprising amount of torque with a 20v battery. The ability to carry it on the belt is handy. Tough enough to fall off the scaffold. Blade left makes it easy to see what you are cutting. Con- Because your hard is so far back, it’s a bit hard to control with one hand. Even using a level as a fence for a rip, the saw wandered to the right, away from the fence. I also used it on a fence, to cut boards down in height. It wasn’t much help there, as the 4 1/2” blade can only cut two boards at a time. In sum- A regular circular saw following a straight edge is better at cutting sheet goods. it offers more control. A fence/rip guide for your saw is certainly more affordable than the atomic. You could do wider rips, as the Atomic has a small shoe and rip guide. The Atomic has Plenty of power for cutting siding or trim boards on a roof, scaffold, or ladder.it could be handy there. It would be handy for cutting in vent holes on a roof. If you’re looking for a first cordless saw, go with a standard 6 1/2 or 7 1/4. Better capacity and control. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. 3 points
    So, I got tired of charging the stock 10lb lead acid brick in my kid's Power Wheel Jeep, and replaced it with two Milwaukee Red Lithium M18 batteries! I documented the build, take a look and let me know what you think! Cheers! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcVdPOUly6Y
  3. 3 points
    this is a nice tool. I really like using it.
  4. 2 points
    My Ego commercial trimmer arrived yesterday. It has exceeded my expectations. The torque is incredible. It doesn't feel powerful but when you do a task that would normally tax a gas trimmer the Ego maintained the same rpm. I couldn't even bog down the thing. The backpack battery took some getting used to but once I got the harness dialed in it wasn't that bad to use. It is built quite well. All metal trigger and all metal motor housing which most if not all gas units do not have. The carbon fiber shaft seems nice. Cut diameter is only 15 in which some say could be larger. I doubt I will switch back to 2-cycle equipment. The pros of the Ego outweigh the cons in my opinion.
  5. 2 points
    Maybe you will find this video helpful
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    Just an update after one year of use. I mow 8,000 sq. ft. of lawn and occasionally a 16,000 sq. ft. lawn with my RM480e mower. Electricity cost to recharge the batteries is less than $0.10. I have mowed 40 times so far and the blades are still sharp. I did have one battery fail due to a failed cell that caused that battery to be unable to handle any load. Ryobi replaced the battery under warranty in two days. The batteries slide out on a tray. Maintenance on this machine is minimal and consists of lubricating the steering mechanism occasionally. The powder coated frame and deck are easy to keep clean. The headlights are bright enough to actually mow at night and it’s quiet enough that you could without bothering the neighbor’s.
  7. 2 points
    The Flexvolt 790 is the best saw on the market IMO
  8. 2 points
    Im excited, I just hope they do a little R/D or reverse engineering to take some vibration out of the saw.
  9. 2 points
    Dewalt hackzall style 20v coming soon!!!
  10. 2 points
    hi got the same email hope they ship by end of this week 2) For many Europeans: looks like the heatgun will hit the big distributors on August 12 I also pre-ordered one will keep you posted;
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    nice, @FlaveNico Welcome Back.
  13. 2 points
    Also some sales prompted me to expand my 12V Makita line a little bit. These have been sitting around a couple weeks actually and I have yet to use them. The current project should allow me to mess around with them a bit though. For the sake of comparison, here are pics of the 12V CXT brushless drill-driver next to Makita’s compact drill (left) and full size (right). This CXT is just diminutive. My plan is to use them for travel as my parents frequently have repair projects for me to do every time I visit them. The jig saw is not terribly different in size from Makita’s brushless 18V, so I didn’t bother taking a comparison pic of it. I’ll be interested in seeing how much power it has. The 18V LXT has more than enough for my usual jigsaw purposes. This CXT costs less than half as much and is brushless, so if one isn’t bothered by the soft-start feature it’s probably a really good deal.
  14. 2 points
    Primatech 550ACR 18 gauge cleat/ stapler. Made in Canada, these are supposed to be the Rolls Royce of flooring nailers. I can’t wait to try it out!
  15. 2 points
    Well I guess I'm in the Dewalt 12v line.
  16. 1 point
    Hey guys my names Mike for those of you that haven’t seen me on here, u used to be a very addicted forum member but got caught up with some life things nothing crazy just trying to survive like most people but I’m reaching out to meet new members and catch up with some old friends on here so I just wanted to say what’s up and reach out because I really don’t want this forum to get lost in the internet world and be forgotten. I really have a lot of love for this place and really want to try to bring it back to life hopefully u guys that are left can help also. See you guys around!! TIA#1!!
  17. 1 point
    I’m not a big fan. It takes some getting used to, ergonomically. When I peel off old siding, I follow a piece horizontally, using it as a guide to rip the board in half. Oscillating tool finishes the cuts at the ends. Then I work downward, pulling boards off. Making the long rip was awkward. Even with the shoe riding the bottom of a course of siding, it wandered all over. Same thing when I ripped a fence board. Part of it is the handle all the way at the back. Another part is only 2 inches of blade makes for a small straight edge compared to 5” or so. It takes some getting used to, for sure. I don’t know that it will do anything the 6 1/2 circular saw won’t do. The belt hook is it’s best feature. It might be useful cutting in skylights or vents on a roof. Handy when sheeting a roof. It might be handy for retrofitting second story windows, cutting back T1-11 and aluminum nail fins. If you have to make a lot of cuts while on a ladder or a steep roof, this might be a good bet. If not, .... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. 1 point
    Informative topic. I have the same thoughts too about attic roof insulation. Thank you for providing a good topic here.
  19. 1 point
    Hi look what I just founds browsing the web DeWALT DXSTA500LM airmover DXAM-2260 (pic attached) (model number a bit confusing / there is different info on web) Product description The DEWALT 600 CFM portable air mover is a multi-purpose air mover equipped with 3 speeds perfect for drying carpet or flooring. This air mover is the perfect addition to any shop. It's versatility, lightweight and compact design, make it a great solution for drying multiple surfaces. 600 CFM, 1.5 Amp Three Speed Adjustments Special bracket to support blowing at three direction Two power sockets built-in daisy chain function Built-in cord wrapped
  20. 1 point
    Hello from south central South Dakota! Right where I-90 crossed the Missouri River! I've used most of the major brands of battery powered tools. Currently, I own mostly Milwaukee, which I think pretty highly of. Next, based purely upon picking them up and handling them, I like Hitachi. They seem like a good quality tool. It may just be psychological because green is my favorite color.
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    I use .095 line and it lasts longer and I haven't had any melting issues but some heads that accept .080 do not accept .095 you will have to look at the manual to see if it accepts .095.
  23. 1 point
    It is the best "tried and true" slider. Its only down fall is it lacks space saving rails which other saws are going to.
  24. 1 point
    Hi guys I am from San Francisco looking forward to chatting with you.
  25. 1 point
    Routed the underside of the top yesterday. Will put either a mild chamfer or just break the top edge. Haven't decided yet. Also started to make/install the drawer guides. No pics but turning out to be a major pain so far. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  26. 1 point
    Thank you sir I missed this place and all you guys!!
  27. 1 point
    Hey crew I haven’t been on here for awhile a very long while even tho I do check in from time to time, I miss being on here and chatting with all of you took junkies! Life has been pretty crazy the past year but I’m hoping to get back on here a lil more, hoping a lot peeps are still here and hoping meet new tool junkies! Have a great day you guys!!
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    Sold! Thanks Mike!!
  30. 1 point
    Man bro that’s a sweet deal!
  31. 1 point
    With the top all glued up it was time to put a curve on the ends. I made a template from mdf and plywood. I cut the mdf to the size of the top plus enough room for 3/4" piece of plywood on each side. I marked the center and every 1/4" to help with laying out the curve. I used a flexible curve guide to make the curve. This template is flexible yet stiff and has screw holes to hold the shape that you want. Once I was happy with the curve I used a flush trim bit to trim the mdf to the curve. The curve wasn't perfect and I used a sanding block to do the final shaping. After the shaping was finished I glued on the plywood pieces which allowed the jig to stay aligned while on the table top. I shimmed one side with painters tape to center the jig. I put the jig on and traced the curve a d the back line of the jig to reference where I would place the blue tape and to cut the excess off of the front. I then used the flush trim bit again on the router table and trimmed the top to the jig. This worked very well. The larger size of the jig allowed me a spot to start the bit to the piece. Before adding the bottom round over I am going to measure the top to the base and Mark my lines. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  32. 1 point
    Good to have you here and welcome to the forum and the crew.
  33. 1 point
    I’ll be tied up for a while and will not be checking in as frequently as I do for a while. We had a new addition to our family and my daughter, Lillian, decided to come to us early like her Big Brother William. We will be in the NICU for a while, diagonally across from Williams NICU room but my beautiful Wife and Daughter are getting better. Reach out to @Eric - TIA if there are any issues if I don’t respond to requests. Thanks, Chris
  34. 1 point
    Wow I’ve missed so much since I last got on here...... Congratulations my friend what a blessing!!
  35. 1 point
    Rapid drill Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  36. 1 point
    Here are a couple of posts front Scott over at Total Tools South Melbourne here in Australia! (follow him if you have instagram!!) this stuff looks great, especially the laser!
  37. 1 point
    I’m no expert but you may need to replace the brushes. Stick around someone will chime in with more knowledge than me. Welcome to the forum
  38. 1 point
    Hello to All, I have worked with power tools as a homeowner for many years and three different homes. I have both corded and battery powered models, but prefer battery because of weight and ease of use. I purchased a Ridgid set from Home Depot a few years ago based solely on their life time battery replacement program. There happened to be a Ridgid employee checking his tools that day and he sold me. I recently purchased a Job Site Blower and love the convenience of snapping in a battery for a quick blow of debris. I was just checking to see if they had released any string trimmers, but don't see yard tools in their lineup. JimB
  39. 1 point
    I actually just had a 5.0 do this the other day and I've had other m18 batteries fail the same way. The battery is bad, although the "red link" computers not supposed to let it over discharge I assume that's what happens and when they drain too low they'll never take a charge again. Being that it's only 8 months old your best bet is to send it in to milwaukees warranty as it should be covered for 3 years pretty much no questions asked.
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    I haven't had a chance to use it much but just thought I would take a few pictures of the new dcf902 12v brushless impact wrench for guys out there wondering how the sizes compare. I have other impacts if someone's interested in more picture but I had these ones at the house and they give a pretty good idea. FYI the dcf890(20v 3/8" brushless) and dcf880( 20v 1/2" brushed) are virtually identical in size when side by side. Dcf902 and dcf880h. Dcf902 and dcf880h. M12 1/2" stubby 2555 and dcf902. M12 2555 w/2.0 and dcf902 w/2.0. M12 2555 w/4.0 and dcf902 w/2.0. M18 2655, m12 stubby 2555, 12v dcf902, and 20v dcf880h.
  42. 1 point
    I made new rear panels (quick...guess which ones) and the are held in place with the previously cut groove. They are thicler than the groove so they needed a slight rabbit on the back. The panels are locked in with each other with a ship lap joint. A small chamfer on the edges gives depth and hides any alignment imperfections. I chose the side panels from the nicest figured and colored pieces I had. While not all the same they look good together. Next I cut the front pieces down to give depth to the piece. You can now see shadow lines and puts them on a different plane than the legs. I really liked this detail. A quick left chamfer on the bottom helps to keep from getting any tear out when being moved. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  43. 1 point
    The vertical divider required me to cut a notch in the horizontal rail. A whole lot of measuring before I actually cut these. Pic showing one of the drawer runners and their tenons. Next it was on the panels. I resawed 4/4 boards on the band saw and book matched them. This is where you can never have too many clamps. [emoji16] About here is where I realized 2 of my back panels were too short. I rough cut them to length of the side dimensions and not the rear. This made me scramble looking for off cuts of mine to use for new panels. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
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    After the grooves were cut I put a taper on the legs. I used a router jig and flush cut bit for this. I cleaned the pieces up on the jointer. Up next was the top rails. The tops of the legs needed a groove cut out to accept the joinery for the top rails. Table saw made quick work for both the legs and the rails. Once that was cut I rough cut out the curve on the band saw. I finished it up with a drill press drum sander and then a card scraper. Next were the vertical dividers. There is a large one that runs from the bottom to the top down the middle as well as two smaller ones for the top row of drawers. Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
  45. 1 point
    I’ve not been doing very well keeping up on these things, but here’s a pic of a Ryobi vacuum I got today. While I was previously thinking I’d bother getting a fancy-schmancy prosumer-grade unit (Makita X2, of course), ultimately I decided I don’t use my tools regularly enough as a DIY guy to justify all the bells and whistles for mere dust-clearing. Plus I have a project I have to hurry on and don’t want to have to order then wait for it to arrive, so I just grabbed what was in-stock. Perhaps predictably none of the coupling was going to work. What’s up with having tons of “universal adapters” available that aren’t compatible with anything? “Universal” is supposed to actually MEAN something? Way too much latitude allowed in marketing these days I dunno. Luckily I found a coupler in the plumbing section that fit the bill just fine. If anyone finds this useful. My previous vacuum couldn’t hook up to my tablesaw at all so this was a game-changer. Hooks up nicely to my miter saw too. My garage is actually cleaner now than it was before I started cutting.
  46. 1 point
    I finished these up pretty recently. Can’t tell exactly how good they are yet as it’s hard to find a place to properly test them at full volume. It was a fun project but ended up a lot more complicated than I originally intended it to be.
  47. 1 point
    Just bought this beast a few months back, so I’m not in the market for a long time: Here’s my take on the diesel argument. The Bad: $10,000 is a hefty option. The additional maintenance cost is real, but overstated. $89 oil change plus $20 in Diesel Exhaust Fluid every oil change. $80 for fuel filters every other oil change, so you’re looking at probably 3x’s the cost of per oil change. To maintain proper load capacity you’ll need Load Range E tires. Those aren’t cheap either, but you can find them that aren’t insane. Diesel is more than gas, but you’ll get better mileage out of the diesel versus an equivalent gas truck, so it’s pretty much a wash. Repairs can be insane if it’s certain things. Reading online will make you walk away feeling like every diesel out there is a ticking time bomb, but in reality (outside of the 6.4 Ford nightmare) the catastrophic failures are few and far between and most trucks I see with crazy expensive proplems are user created either by poor maintenance or tuner mods. The Good: I haul a lot of shit including a 28’ camper (+/- 9500 lbs.) and was constantly stretching the limits of my 1500 Rams, which doesn’t bode well for longevity. I was having to be careful about packing lite, emptying tanks, etc, now I could pull it if it were filled with lead. I traded off several trucks I still loved because of high miles. By the time I had one close to paid off I was pushing 200k and it had to go. With a diesel that “ get out from under it before it dies” mileage is at least double. Dad has a 2017 F-250 with the 6.2 gas motor. Good motor, pulls the camper just fine, but does so @ 7-8 mpg. With the 6.7 Diesel I can pull to Myrtle Beach getting 10 or so through the mountains and 12-13 through the Carolinas all while never dropping below 65 mph and not really trying to take it easy. On flat or mildly hilly terrain I could literally forget it’s back there. There’s a lot of difference in pulling a big load 50-100 miles and pulling one 800-1000 miles. If if you pull loads approaching 10,000+ with any regularity over any real distance and/or you put a lot of miles on your truck, a diesel it’s absolutely worth the extra investment. Otherwise, you’re paying a lot more for capabilities you don’t really need.
  48. 1 point
    A good corded grinder if you do not already have one. They are lighter and smaller but still powerfull compared to the battery brushless version.
  49. 1 point
    I forgot that Ryobi's 40V battery looked like that, maybe it's TTI made...Craftsman has had a relationship with them in the past, I think the power tools were AEG rebrands(so Ridgid). It's not unheard of for competing companies to build products for another, Samsung and Apple come to mind as a good example...Apple even regularly sues Samsung frivolously
  50. 1 point
    I am really excited about this system. It looks like a solid tool organizer that can handle amything.
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