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  1. ChrisK

    Miter station build

    No no, I paid for the plans and they came in last week? Haven’t pooped through them yet but they were having a sale so I said why not? I have not seen the video workshop for the cabinet, is that on the site?
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    Miter station build

    This is an older photo of my current set up. The only reason I attached it is because it’s on the wodest wall I still have available. I commonly have up to 10’+ hanging on the left side of my saw on the support. I too am going to be building an entire miter saw, storage location with room for my mortiser. The thing is I need a lot of room for longer pieces and have worked hard to keep that wall behind my saw clear... Also, being of similar mind, I went to architectural and mechanical drafting school back when autocad was being introduced....yeah....87-89. Your drawing skills are 🤟 I run all Apple and cannot use Sketchup and don’t know what Fusion is. Cannot wait to see the finished product dude and I just received my plans for the tool cabinet from Finewoodworking. I did not realize they were free (digital) to members of the library. Dohhh!
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    Got Robbed

    Do not forget your insurance bro. You might be able to claim it on your auto policy.
  4. ChrisK

    Tool Buying Guide.. (For the Beginner)

    Wow. That’s awesome. First post, link, no permissions......hmmmm......
  5. ChrisK

    Replace laser Ryobi TSS101L miter saw

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    What tools did you buy today?

    Milwaukee Surge, 2.0 amp battery, a Large Dewalt ToughSystem box, an Easy Wood Large detailing tool for my lathe, a 12x20 piece of granite for my sharpening station and a pizza cutter kit to turn. I’ll throw some pics on later 🤪 Also all of the new1/2” Router bits from Peachtree came in but I haven’t even opened the box yet. My Wife bought me a two person hammock for Daddy Day. She’s awesome. My Son got me an awesome “Dadman” t shirt and a neat book to read him. He loved it.
  7. So...I kind of like it. Dropped about 2.25” of water off of my pool tarp in about 20 minutes. Nice steady stream and two bars off the fuel gauge. I actually like this. I used one of my Wife’s stocking (with her permission) as a filter attached to a 12’ hose. It’ll take a while to drain the tarp completely but this is actually pretty slick. Hopefully this will be the start of some reliable Milwaukee tools for me.
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    Time Off?

    It’s a State thing 😎
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    Time Off?

    Dude. Ain’t that the truth? I just came in from the pool, played a game and am now grilling. I want to ply some more. That game is addictive.
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    Happy Fathers Day 👍

    So....being new at this....I definitely have a strong appreciation for my Dad. Happy Fathers Day guys. The job is tough but better than any job I have ever worked and the rewards are endless. Enjoy your families and God Bless...You deserve it!
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    Down and dirty router table

    Like it a lot plus great table support. What are you using to hold the feather boards in, are there a few slots in place?
  12. ChrisK

    Time Off?

    Hang out with my Wife and Son, work in the shop, yard work, hike, play bf4, work on the house, ATV. I’m kind of a homebody but I love time with my family. We are starting to take my Son out a lot so we are going all over the place. Today will be a shop day for the morning though.
  13. ChrisK

    DCS391 skill saw dies super fast

    Beats me dude, I don’t bother registering tools unless they say Festool on them. Most of them use the date stamp. Exception is Ridgid. Never buy from anyone but Home Depot, ALWAYS register.
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    DCS391 skill saw dies super fast

    Same with Dewalt. I purchased a flexvolt tool and battery for eBay. The tool worked great but the battery failed. Dewalt graciously took in the battery and gave me a new one because it was date stamped and that is how they determine how old the battery or tool is
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    DCS391 skill saw dies super fast

    What I am saying is if you buy off any retailer, a larger brand tool, those tools are date stamped. For instance if you purchase a Milwaukee tool and it is not working for some reason, Milwaukee will generally take the tool in for repair or replacement because they go off of the serial number. Dewalt is much the same. If it is a recon tool it comes with a different warranty and the tool serial number is listed as a recon.
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    DCS391 skill saw dies super fast

    Normally the larger companies go date stamped on batteries and tools by sn which lets them know how long warranty is for. Recon is different.
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    Forum spammers

    I flagged another group of new spammers today. This is a regular occurrence and what I seem to spend most of my forum time doing. Rest assured, this new group is gone.
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    9ah trade in DEAL

    Yeah, Canada does not seem to have the same caliber of deal we have. I figure 3-1/2 hours each way....if I take the Mustang, 25mpg...plus sales tax. No thanks. I’d take the Tundra but 14.7....yeesh!!! I’m buying a chainsaw next month and I have not determined the Dewalt or the new Milwaukee. Both come with high cap batteries so regardless I’ll be all set with LI batteries 👍
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    9ah trade in DEAL

    Nearest one to me is about 3-1/2 hours in Mass
  20. ChrisK

    9ah trade in DEAL

    Online only or in store?
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    How do you keep track of your router bits?

    Thus far in a drawer in my Dewalt tool box but with the Kreg router table I have yet to assemble, I’ll be building a wood storage cabinet underneath and making custom drawers.
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    New rafter hook?

    Same here bro!
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    Ryobi CXN180G HID torch

    Welcome to the forums, hope this helps.... http://spares.bigwarehouse.com.au/index.php?cPath=105478_106319_106322
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    2x20V lawn mower

    I am pretty impressed with the OPE that I own that run on batteries. Here is an interesting article from Husky about their products with battery power. As I’ve been following through with replacing my OPE, the only pre mixed tool I’ve got left is my Echo string trimmer. Given the opportunity I will replicate it with battery power. I have heard enough poor reviews of the Dewalt to be disenhearted about its run time but would still get it with the batteries I have but, I bought the Ego two summers ago (older one with a 5.0). I don’t like the plastic deck, it’s pretty heavy. But it’s solid, the run time on a 2.0 and a 5.0 gets my property done, the lights for dusk use are great and it is a quality built machine. I’m probably going to get the Flexvolt chainsaw or the Milwaukee next month. I have a Dewalt blower (Ego too....power house blower, the first gen one) and a hedge trimmer. Both Dewalt run a long time on Flexvolt 2/6 batteries (only ones I have in the Flexvolt range). I run a Makita x2 12” chainsaw.... And will still get the Dewalt or Flexvolt. No problems with the Makita as a matter of fact I took it over to my neighbors and cut a solid Maple tree limb that was about 10”diameter into 1-1/2’ lengths that had toppled in her driveway. I want a larger bar, the Makita is a beast that runs a long time. In short....battery power. For a guy who lives in the deep woods who had a pretty decent sized lawn inside my wood palisade is a winner. I cannot speak to the string trimmer but the day my old Echo finally bites the dust (which I have beaten this thing with a stick...it runs and runs and runs and...) I’m going battery power. It gets the work done just fine.
  25. ChrisK

    What tools did you buy today?

    20v bradder. Brand spanking new awesome eBay score.