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  1. 4 points
    Cool, thanks for the feedback. They are always fun doing and hopefully we can get them started up right away.
  2. 2 points
    who can tell me what this is?
  3. 2 points
    What are you using the bench for? Are you a wood woodworker using hand tools and or power tools? Solid core doors are are a great option for a top with an added surface. I just completed one of two woodworking benches in my shop, one of for multiple types of woodworking tools versus my still uncompleted bench. In both cases I opted to make both benches from our typical white pine soft wood, both tops different but the same in basic structure...laminated face to face after milled and surfaced flat. If you are looking for a general purpose bench for machine work, household chores and diy projects, I think a basic plywood bench would suffice. I had one in my last shop in my old shop that though had limitations was quite solid. I used that bench for woodworking projects as opposed to machine work (they are called....mechanics. Of which I am not) or general diy jobs. I completed more than a few cabinet and small projects with it. Biggest problems I had with my old bench? Lateral movement and lack of clamping space. Welcome me to the forums and Merry Christmas.
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    I seen that Toolsbydesign had a post in his stories that showed a picture of what look to me like a new Festool OMT. This tool is clearly cordless but whether it uses the standard 18v packs or the ergo packs is hard to tell. The front almost reminded me of the Fein Supercut especially with the new release lever. The blades reminded me of Starlock with the raised part and I am leaning towards it being Starlock but with the picture quality as low as it is I am not 100% sure. All my speculations are coming from this one picture. I don't even know if it is real or not. I hope it is because it might mean more companies are on board with Starlock.
  5. 1 point
    Sorry no can do. That is the equivalent of calling turkey, Bacon. There is only one Bacon and that is Bacon.
  6. 1 point
    I heard you guys mention wanting to try out more live content. May I suggest trying a live format with the tool fights? Might make them more engaging and enjoyable for all. The live viewers might even be able to suggest things to try with the tools.
  7. 1 point
    I've personally bought a box designed for that tool, even if the tool was bought bare. Except for a chainsaw and recip saw, all of my tools live in Makpacs or hitachi equivalents.
  8. 1 point
    go with your budget, truth be told I was happy with the first gen fuel line not long ago. I'm currently using gen 2 stuff and don't see a need to upgrade any time. I will of couse at some point. Since I've got the gen 2 M12 stuff drill and impact I hardly grab the M18 tools go figure
  9. 1 point
    I put cordless tools in padded postal bags (bubble wrap bags). Then I can throw them in modular tool boxes without getting all scratched up. They're quite heavy duty bags actually. Ideally i'd use foam or dividers but that approach is too expensive.
  10. 1 point
    Also another thing to take note is, it generally takes 3-5 cycles before you get the full optimization from a battery pack. A cycle going from full charge to low.
  11. 1 point
    HiltiWpg, do you dry / reuse the silica packs? FWIW, remember NOT to eat the packs, even if that warning text has worn off.
  12. 1 point
    Ive been using mine a lot and am constantly impressed by it. Beats my old brushed 20v impact and is half the size.
  13. 1 point
    Nice Pics, CrisK!!!!
  14. 1 point
    Problem with Milwaukee...and Dewalt....and Makita....and Bosch....and..... You buy a tool and the model is replaced within a year or too. That’s why as opposed to asking us tool nuts you should probably consult a psychologist for help dealing with a tool addiction. Welcome to the forums! 🤪
  15. 1 point
    Since the first lithium cordless tools came out, I have always and still do store my batteries either fully charged, their end of day state or empty. At times the batteries will sit for months, several months. I've got some that are 8 years old and still going strong. I've only ever had 1 AEG battery fail and it was less than 3 years old. I honestly don't believe it's crucial that they should be stored with a certain charge state/temperature but, I do think storing them fully/mostly charged is better than storing them dead flat. Some of my batteries were kept in a trailer for years, hot, cold, whatever the weathera, fully, partially and completely discharged for weeks/months and none ever failed. Lithium has many chemistry types, yet I always store my phone, cameras, shavers, tablets etc fully charged and they last a long time given their use. I think if it was so critical to store batteries at a certain temperature or charge state it would be printed clearly on the battery/device. I'm sure Teslas would be fully charged as often as possible. I know I'd have mine (if I owned one) plugged in every night regardless of if it was down 10% or 90%. Batteries are so cheap after a few years that if you lose 6 months of its life by not adhering to lab recommendations, it is not worth fussing over.
  16. 1 point
    Some Updates Currently working on how to strap the miter saw , table saw and air compressor to that wall cleanly and easy to operate. Like a self lock pull strap I have some Open Totes coming to remove a lot of the clutter.
  17. 1 point
    I have the 60v chainsaw and have used it quite a bit. Its another great tool and havent had an issue but it does use a lot of bar and chain oil.
  18. 1 point
    Some twenty years ago I bought a set of Sunex metric deep well sockets to complement the Snap-On SAE set I already owned. The finish wasn't quite as good as the SO but they've held up every bit as well otherwise.
  19. 1 point
    I used the vac today as a dust extractor with my circular saw. I was actually surprised at how well it worked. I was ripping 60mm thick Jarrah railway sleepers which I had band sawed in half (original thickness 120mm). The sawdust is literally like powder, cement like dust when I cut these. I attached the milwaukee vac with a pressure pipe sleeve, it fits very snug around the dewalt adaptor and perfectly inside the milwaukee hose. You can see how much dust it caught from 1 rip 2.7m long and if you need adapters, these only cost a few dollars from any hardware store. The filter was after two cuts, so 5.4m and hadn't been cleaned prior to using it for the cuts.
  20. 1 point
    one room complete
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    These images show my completed basement workshop, prior to addition of my steel perimeter shelving, tools, materials and bench vises. There are plenty of 20A receptacles around the perimeter, 20A receptacles along the workbench front edge and abundant overhead lighting. The two layers of 3/4" plywood workbench is glued and screwed. It is VERY heavy duty and very secure. The water heater was relocated from the middle of the room, to snugged up close to the furnace. That change freed up LOTS of room, while still maintaining appropriate clearance for servicing both devices. The wall fresh air gratings are staggered for security. The fresh water plumbing was modified to run within the wall (including the water meter) once it cleared the foundation, for less obstruction and greater protection in the shop. This is a great workshop. It has everything I need, including terrific security.
  22. 1 point
    Anyone ever heard of ASV? This company started as ASV, got bought by Terex, and is now back to ASV. Stanley Dirt Monkey just posted an interesting video about this company. They were one of the first to bring compact track loaders to North America back in the 80's. Stanley used to own one a number of years ago and did not like it. He seems to like them now. Are they any good? A couple things that stood out to me were the reps mentioned that the price doesn't matter to them. They aren't afraid to have a more premium price point. I also found out is it is a compact track loader built from the ground up to be a compact track loader. It is not a compact wheel loader converted to a compact track loader. I have seen videos on them and they seem convincing that the ASV is performs better than the competition in many categories. I don't wanna say it was rigged or faked but companies always try to make their products seem better than the competition. It seems to have some nice features but those could mean nothing if the quality and performance are not there.
  23. 1 point
    All trimmed out and finished....
  24. 1 point
    Well work as usual has been slow going but in an effort to get rid of some scrap ply and pine I made a plan less shop cabinet that continued to morph as it went. This is old CDX ply, warped all to heck. No trick joinery...glue, screws and nails. It morphed as I went along but it came out okay for being a cheap shop cabinet with no ideas. Also FINALLY got my compressor reel up...
  25. 1 point