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About Jimfish

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  • Birthday 03/12/1966


  • Favorite Tool or Brand
    16 ga angle bradder
  • Hobbies
    Woodwork Flyfishing

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    Tasmania Australia
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  1. Home Depot

    I've stopped using the Fatmax's here in Aus as the springs are now so week they just won't retract the blade at all. It's disappointing as I've used them for years. This thread makes me green with envy as you guys get some smokin tool deals over there. We never get discounts like that in Australia .
  2. new DCN680 Brad nailer (at least in EU)

    I've found it the same, I had 3 of the old xrp nailers and unfortunately they are just worn out. I have 2 Dcn 660s and both are suffering from the same problems. I have gone back to running air hoses for a lot of my work.
  3. Handyman I think you have summed it up perfectly. I have put probably 30 or 40 thousand nails through the new gun and it is definitely less powerful than the old gun. Having waited for so long for the release of these guns I have been left underwhelmed. I still like the gun but don't believe there has been any improvement on the old gun.
  4. I have now found this happens to my guns after use in areas that are dusty. A blowout of the magazine with compressed air gets it working properly again Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Milwaukee FUEL M18 15Ga Nailer review

    Hi Bremon , I have 2 of the new dewalt 16 ga nailers as well as 3 of the older models and am a big fan of them. I do see a use for a 15 ga as well and was wondering how they compare feel wise and strength wise in terms of depth of drive etc.
  6. Milwaukee FUEL M18 15Ga Nailer review

    Would it drive 64 mm nails in Hardwood and how do you rate these guns compared to the Dewalts ?
  7. Bosch tracksaw

    Here in Australia the Bosch tracks are significantly cheaper than festool which ended up being the deciding factor for me. Not sure about a table as I use this saw mainly on site generally with 4x2s on saw horses as a bench.
  8. Bosch tracksaw

    Just an update on how the saw performed on scyon 3m X 1.2 m sheets. I had 40 sheets to install and with this saw hooked up to a festool ct36 dust extractor there was no need for dust masks or even safety glasses as almost all dust was captured and caught in the dusty. The ease of use of the track saw was great and accuracy was brilliant. I cannot believe how long I persisted using straight edges clamped to sheet stock and cut with a circular saw. The track saw is much quicker and easier. I have also used it with the stock blade for cutting melamine and the results have been similar to it being cut on a panel saw with scribing blade. I am extremely happy with my saw and would put it in the I don't know how I got by without it category.
  9. Bosch tracksaw

    Just got this saw yesterday in Australia,3.1 metre and 1.6 metre tracks,clamps and saw was around $500 cheaper than Festool. Going to have a play today. I bought it as I have a large cladding job coming up with Hardie panel and don't want to be cutting it without dust extraction.
  10. Max high pressure air compressor

    Interesting to note that the one you linked above is 230v and 50 Hz which should work in Aus.
  11. Max high pressure air compressor

    Yeah I knew they were expensive.the one I googled had 4 outlets, 2 high pressure and 2 standard. It's not really the high pressure I'm after but the size and weight will help with fitting all my gear in the ute. Just not sure if a small compressor like that will keep the air up to 2 framing guns.
  12. G'day guys. Looking to replace my air compressor and come across the max high pressure one. Are any contractors using these ? Curious to know if they will keep up with 2 framing guns going at the same time.
  13. G'day Toolman, I had a lot of trouble with this happening in the older nailers and found it was when using non genuine nails such as Paslode or spotnails. I now only use dewalt brand nails and in approx 20,000 nails have had very few misfires with my new dcn660s. Cheers Jim
  14. DCN 660 REVIEWS

    Ordered 2 today, expected to be in stock at the end of November . Come with a multi tool included. Looking forward to the review Hugh.