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    Fess up to your latest bonehead mistake

    So many to choose from! Latest is cutting plastic lattice with snips instead of getting a table saw. Came out crappy.
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    Milwaukee NPS 2018

    I love Tool Boss's trips to home depot. Relaxes me for some reason.
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    The Reciprocating Saw: Tool of All Trades

    Anyone notice they have a picture of a guy using one without eye protection? The blades can snap off very easily (if you hit concrete for example).
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    HVAC servicing, DIY or not?

    Sorry it's an oil boiler. I say furnace because when I say "boiler" I get a blank stare usually. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
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    Handfools

    I have Milwaukee and Ryobi tools. My favorite and most used tool is my 12v lithium B&D drill. Love that thing. I don't get the hate for certain brands sometime.
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    HVAC servicing, DIY or not?

    I do more and more work around the house, but I just had the furnace guy come and clean the furnace, cost around $240, not a bad price, but felt I may be able do it myself given some google-fu. Nice guy though. I don't see a lot of information on DIY HVAC work and it sort of scares me. Is this a DIY area or not?
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    Does anyone change their own oil anymore or is that extinct like the dinosaurs

    Wouldn't the oil pressure light have come on? It has come on for me in the past when I had very low oil. I usually take my car in to the dealership as I sort of enjoy it, they don't try to upsell me ever, and it's under warranty. I plan on doing it myself once my car is out of warranty.
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    What tools did you buy today?

    My toy came today.
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    Do not use adapter drives with impacts

    There seems to be some similarity between impacts and how the M12 works. I need to take mine apart to see the mechanism. Anyway I tried it using a single socket and using and adapter + socket and there was some power loss. I found it hard to remove a moderately torqued bolt with the thing, when I took the adapter off and used just a single solid socket, I was able to drive a small lag bolt into a block of wood. I feel like when you use an adapter, the "looseness" of it absorbs some of the impact energy somehow. Hard to explain. I could be full of it of course.
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    Do not use adapter drives with impacts

    To illustrate, I using one of these:
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    Do not use adapter drives with impacts

    I've been disappointed with the performance of various tools over the past few weeks: first my Ryobi 18V impact, then my milwaukee m12 ratchet. I couldn't figure it out, I was getting much less power out of both than I should have been, and the tool would just uselessy rattle the sockets/bits around, not moving the fasteners. Researching online, I began to see a reason why: I was using an adapter drive bit! My guess is that the links absorb too much of the impact energy and render it pretty much useless. I'd like to do a video about this to warn other people who might be disappointed with their power tool performance: do not use adapter drives. I would actually say that the more of your bit/socket that is solid, the more impact energy will be delivered to the fastener!
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    What tools did you buy today?

    http://www.homedepot.com/p/Ryobi-ONE-18-Volt-Impact-Wrench-Kit-P1890/206736695?cm_mmc=CJ-_-4485850-_-10368321&AID=10368321&PID=1225267&SID=d52b4a388b1d11e6863c22c88934a0030INT&cj=true&tifosrc=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.homedepot.com%2Fp%2FRyobi-ONE-18-Volt-Impact-Wrench-Kit-P1890%2F206736695 $119 on Home Depot
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    What's going on with the forum?

    I also was logged in under another user, LOL.
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    Attention! Read before welding! NEVER WELD ON BRAKE CLEANER!

    Another reason I love this forum. This is important information.
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    How do you treat your tools?

    I have historically not been good with my tools, but this year I have been good. I have treated more than a few with Evaporust and gotten them "in action" again. My power tools get wiped off and the batteries taken out of them in storage. Usually only my Milwaukee Rotary Tool gets filthy. I try to keep it clean. A can of compressed air would probably help it last longer.
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