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khariV last won the day on April 19

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About khariV

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    Milwaukee M12 Fuel Screwdriver

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  1. khariV

    Stolen tools

    These days, it seems that leaving your tools anywhere that you're not actively watching is like putting a giant blinking "steal me" sign on them for dirtbags that troll construction sites. It's too bad it's illegal to booby trap a lock box, though I imagine a deer camera bolted to a pole with a big sign that says "Smile!" might be a deterrent.
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    Fess up to your latest bonehead mistake

    Good reason not to wire the trigger down when in bump fire mode?
  3. khariV

    What tools did you buy today?

    $39 for a 50' parallel clamp is a pretty amazing deal. I think Jet's go for almost $70. I might have to give these a try to see if I like the new design better than the old one.
  4. khariV

    Keen Atlanta Cool Steel Toe Work Shoe

    I really like my Keen Pittsburgh boots, but you should try them on if you can. One thing that bugs me is that there is slight heel lift on my right foot, even when I'm using a heel lock tie. I might try a different insole, but overall they are very comfortable otherwise.
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    Hand tool cabinet build... finally!

    The mortises for the hinge plates might be a wee too deep. Without modifying the wood any, you could try mounting the hinges with a super thin shim underneath so that they sit maybe 1/64" proud of the surface. That might solve the problem of the wooden door pieces hitting the sides when the hinges are closed. If that solves the problem, planing the edges of the door and/or the sides to a slight angle could have the same effect.
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    1 gallon sprayer

    You could always go with the 4 gallon, backpack sprayer if you've got a big yard. I'm not sure powered pump sprayers are supposed to put out a high pressure spray that'll compete with a compressor. How far does the Ryobi sprayer you've got shoot the stream? The aa cell powered disposable sprayers you get on bug spray bottles will shoot like 6-7', which is really good enough for most of where I need to spray.
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    Watch this saw review and cringe

    Yeah, sorry - that guy is an idiot. Grabbing the end of the thick board as it falls off the end of the table next to the spinning blade is cringe worthy. The stupid little "I know I've taken all of the safety devices off of this saw" acknowledgement does nothing to make it less irresponsible.
  8. khariV

    Makita x2 miter saw

    @joemontague, You ever sell your saw?
  9. khariV

    Why Milwaukee? Why Not?

    I had some bad experiences with a number of NiCd powered drills over the years. Heck, who hasn't. Anyway, when my XRP finally bit the dust (clutch collar got stuck about half way and wouldn't spin to drill mode anymore) I got fed up and decided I needed something better. I was tired of having my tools not work when I needed them and I bit the bullet and started shopping for big boy tools instead of home owner grade stuff. The one thing that pushed me to Milwaukee was the 5 year warranty. I've used the eWarranty service a number of times and it is, hands down, the best repair experience of any company (tools or otherwise) that I've ever had. Now, I'm branching out for specialty tools that Milwaukee just doesn't want to come out with in a timely fashion, but the bulk of my cordless power tools are red.
  10. khariV

    The DOUBLE NOUN game.

    Garden Gnome
  11. khariV

    The DOUBLE NOUN game.

    "Fried" is an adjective... (yeah, I know, I'm picky) Chicken Coop
  12. khariV

    What tools did you buy today?

    Those are definitely red. Freud's for $50 - score!
  13. khariV

    EBay Deals Permathread

    EBay has a 20% off deal going now on selected items and there are actually some decent tools this time. The single and double height Milwaukee pack outs are included as are a couple of drill driver kits. Add items to cart and enter “prep4summer” as a discount code.
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    Big event coming

    You have to take into consideration the tools and the tech that are available when you listen to their marketing people trash talking. There's no way that they're going to come out and say "yeah, the new x2 and FV tools are amazing - wish we had that." No, of course they're going to say "we don't need it - we can do just fine with 18V, oh and look at our shiny new biggest and baddest 9AH battery." Now, they can say "we've taken our time to do it right and come out with the new X4 system - uses 4 batteries that are 16 AH each!" (or whatever they're going to announce). Just look at Packout. They took their time and came out with a system that's really nice, really expensive and was really late to the game. Still, there are plenty of people that are buying it. I don't think they're trying to be everything to everyone, but from what I've seen in past years, Milwaukee is definitely not content to be a me too company that announces the same thing that everyone else is already doing. Only time will tell...
  15. khariV

    Makita x2 miter saw

    Oh my... I don't suppose you've got any batteries to sell to make it go vroom vroom?