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khariV last won the day on October 9 2018

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  1. khariV

    Why DeWalt? Why Not?

    I got annoyed with Dewalt for abandoning their 12v line back when I was staring to replace my NiCd tools, so I ended up primarily going with Milwaukee. The 5 year warranty didn't hurt either. Since then, I've got a couple of Dewalt 20v's to fill in the gaps and I forsee a Flexvolt DC in my near future.
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    Clearly Defining Blade Usage

    Slightly oldish thread, but I just read it, so it's new to me I'm going to disagree about wearing gloves around anything that spins. On one hand, I don't want a splinter, so I see the point there. On the other hand, I want to keep all of my hands and gloves can get pulled into spinning blades of evisceration. Anything that hangs (gloves, sleeves, hair gets put away. Breathing and hearing protectors are non-negotiable, but gloves just seem to have too many downsides.
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    How to mount hand vacuum to wall?

    That's the Evercharge version. I imagine you could make a bracket out of wood that has the same dimensions and shape as the slot, but I don't know that I've ever seen the just the mounting point / charger for sale separately.
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    New universal dust extractor (DWH161)

    That's only 12 cu inches. The product details sheet says it has 45% more capacity than the DWH302DH, which looks like it's the same dust box that's on the DWH161b. Either way, this looks like a very small, portable vacuum D/E for point of use and not a big, haul around tool.
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    New universal dust extractor (DWH161)

    ^ this. The fact that it's 20v and only $249 vs. the Flexvolt's $349 makes me think it'll be lower powered and / or not have auto filters cleaning. Then again the Flexvolt is a beast of a DC that has more CFM that some corded models (The new Makita hybrid only does 125 when plugged in I believe.)
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    M18 Fuel 18 gauge brad nailer

    I've actually had decent luck with mine - no jams to date and I've driven maybe a thousand brads. I do have to say that it is quite finicky when it comes to sinking nails fully. If you don't get the angle just right and have the face fully flush against the work piece, you've got a decent chance of a nail sitting proud of the surface when it fires. This is more of a problem when you're in a tight spot and maybe can't get the gun all the way in or are at an angle. The Ryobi is much more forgiving in this respect and even though it has a ramp up, is heavier and can't fire as fast, I think I prefer it.
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    HKC55 Thoughts?

    Actually the Mafell cross cutting saws come in five sizes. The beast is the kss80 that can cut better than 3" stock. That one is corded though.
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    Festop Table Saw Announced

    You’d think, but if that were how festool figures their pricing, the MFT/3 wouldn’t have increased in price every single year along side all the rest of their tools that have seen no new features. I’m not saying that the tools aren't worth the cost but the company's pricing model is just absurd.
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    Milwaukee Backpack vac

    This is interesting - I'm eager to see how it performs and how much will get sucked out into the cyclones and out of your filter. Question though, doesn't the dyson canister have to be vertical for it to work?
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    Cordless air compressor?

    Thats an inflator. I believe the question is about a compressor to drive air powered tools, like a brad nailer. TTI’s other two brands have released battery operated compressors b, so I imagine that it’s only a matter of time before there’s a red variant. However, I don’t believe that one has been announced.
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    Modified hole hawg

    Could it be done - doubtful but possible maybe. The whole head of the super hawg is much larger, even if the motor is the same. It has a two speed gearbox and a mechanical clutch, so I very much doubt there are simple parts that could be swapped out. Would they - Nope. There's no reason for them to. They put a clutch into the superhawg specifically to prevent broken arms from bind ups. Jury rigging a tool to produce the torque without the safety features is something that no company is going to endorse.
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    M18 hole hawg advice

    I can't speak as a pro, but I have used a 2 9/16 self feeding bit in a borrowed hole hawg when I was running computer cable for my home office. It was able to go through the plates well enough, but if I'm being honest, it was a bit taxed a few times. Now, I was only drilling a couple of holes and I was going through 40 year old lumber, so it's not a direct comparison to a pro roughing in an entire new house. If you're going to be doing lots of that size drilling, I suspect that it would be worth it to upgrade, but I'd say give it a shot and see how it goes. That thing had a TON of torque, so it might work out for you just fine.
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    What's the difference?

    I was trolling festoolrecon today and saw two different versions of the TS 75 come up for sale: the older version 574684 and a newer 575390. I know that the 575390 is the current revision of the TS75, but can anyone tell me what actually changed between that one and the prior model that it replaced? They're charging $30 more for the reconned 575390, so I was just wondering why? thanks
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    Smoko Alarm

    Apparently this was /is the reward from a contest that Milwaukee ran in Australia. It looks like a pretty awesome piece of swag. [In Aussie slang, and please anyone from down under do correct my admittedly limited knowledge of the culture, a smoko is a coffee / tea break.] https://www.milwaukeetools.com.au/company/competitions--promotions/win-a-smoko-alarm