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  1. BMack37

    Time Off?

    I bought an XB1 on day one to play BF4, BF3 and BF4 are really the only games I've played and enjoyed since I was a teenager. I have a ridiculous amount of hours in both those games and am embarrassingly good at them. Too bad they completely changed the direction of the games, probably for the best for my spare time. I haven't played much in the past year and I feel like I get a lot more done haha.
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    Time Off?

    BF4, the last great BF game.
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    Time Off?

    If I can't make stuff in the garage...watch youtube, look for really good deals online, browse instagram.
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    Needing suggestions

    I personally think Milwaukee has the best deals even with less distribution and the larger lines are nice. I second the pawn shop thing, also FB marketplace, letgo, offerup and craigslist...plenty of high end stuff around me. A lot of near new items. On eBay, new in packaging batteries are super cheap on eBay, Dewalt might be the same.
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    How do you keep track of your router bits?

    I took a 2X8 and drilled a bunch of holes, wrote the description in the open space. It just sits in a drawer. There are inserts that are better than just drilling a bunch of holes in a piece of scrap but I didn't think it needed to be pretty. Tip: Drill the holes 5/16 and 9/16 so it's not super tight when the wood swells.
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    Unidentified hand tool

    It's a generic drill press clamp. It's basically the same as all the other Chinese drill press clamps, super useful.
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    What tools did you buy today?

    I picked one up too. Used my birthday as an excuse. $179 for the trimmer and battery is a pretty good deal considering...plus I had $69.** on a gift card I got using CC points. I bought it because of the head, In feeling the one in store, I think I like the balance of that one better...but carbon fiber! 😍
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    Home Depot

    Here's the biggest Home Depot deal, very your milage may vary penny deals. Here's a read-up of how it works: http://www.pennypup.com/home-depot/ If you find something please share! If you find something and plan on buying a lot, do NOT buy more than 5 at a time. Buy 5, checkout then walk back into the store. Self-checkout attendant will be notified if you buy 6+ of the same item. I've never personally found a penny item so I'm not the best person to ask about it as everything I know is through research. Scan the box barcode, not the stickers! On to the current sales(in-store only, limited availability, some stores make not have marked items down): Ce Tech 2-pack of HDMI cables = $0.01 Empire 48" laser level 0000-909-492 = $0.01 marked down from $$120 marked down from $160 Husky 26" top, bottom 1000-026-200 - $0.01 Moen Lindley CA870088SRS - $0.01 Chamberlain HD750WF 3/4 HP garage door opener 012381173303 - $0.01 Chamberlain HD930EV 1.5HP garage door opener 1000005903 - $0.01 Dewalt, Milwaukee select bits 50% Milwaukee multimeter 2216-20 - $33 Milwaukee clamp multimeter model = ? - $33 Ridgid 6-gallon pancake compressor - $79 marked down from $170 Ce Tech USB power bank = $9.98 down from $40 Echo CS-330T chainsaw for $65 Husky 41" 16-drawer 1000-044-440 - $132 11% discount via giftcard rebate, good through this Saturday 10/10/15: https://www.homedepotrebates.com/11percentmatch/ I'm sure I missed out of some, I don't have any pictures as other people have taken the pictures and I will not repost their pics out of respect to them. Hope you guys find some of this stuff! *Edit: See this spreadsheet for up-to-date deals sorted by category: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Hz4wdipu4cu6XWVqcK8nGa_xyx7a-oHmNiuMZ__YRog/edit?usp=sharing
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    Moving Sucks, aka I Really Need a Shop

    Along the lines of you taking these pics in case some walk off...I always take pics when I get something of any value for insurance purposes(including serial numbers), I also hide labels in the battery doors. I've always worried that I'd be on site and someone would claim my Fluke or power tools as theirs...unless there are cameras or you have a hidden marking, it's my word versus theirs. Or in some cases like Knipex...I do a picture and a spread sheet so if I find a deal I can see if I already have it.
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    Hand tool cabinet build... finally!

    haha, TBH that's why I liked the mistake pic...everyone on here and IG never make mistakes, I feel like I'm constantly correcting mistakes.
  11. I just looked it up, either I forgot about that or didn't notice it. Looks like four engagement points and meatier parts of the housing and improved leverage. I still don't love that split design, Dewalt's is soo nice, easy to do one-handed and not looking. Milwaukee's you have to shake it, if there is dust and grime in it, you have to turn the lugs...then most of the time you go to tighten and the lugs lift from their indents and you're back at square one.
  12. I hope they improve this design, I like Dewalt's attachment design but hate their handle. Milwaukee's handle with the Dewalt attachment design would be great.
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    Hand tool cabinet build... finally!

    I seriously hope to even get half as good as you at woodworking.
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    Well time to throw outs the MKE tools

    She's soo hot up there with Jessica Biel and Carrie Underwood.
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    Forum spammers

    There's some weird ones. Also right now I have one on instagram. It's set up like a girl's profile and sent me: "Hello there sweetheart, how are you doing today, how's work and what are you up to today?" No link on their profile like other ones, has a location mentioned in the profile which is weird too.
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    Veterans Day

    I reiterate this sentiment
  17. I hope so, it's worth a shot to ask...the part is on the gearbox assembly, so that's a $66 - $80 part. http://www.repairtoolparts.com/milwaukee-parts/milwaukee-2703-22-g72a-parts/milwaukee-14-29-0027-gearbox-assembly
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    Hand tool cabinet build... finally!

    That's a lot nicer than anything in my workspace! It's too nice, it would look out of place!
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Yeah! Very reasonable...actually, I think I got mine for free because they arrived 5 days late. It was either that or one of the 3.Peaks locking pliers. I need to try to figure it out, I want to buy something from that seller to make up for the unnecessary refund.
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    What tools did you buy today?

    Vessel makes great stuff. Have you tried the Vessel Gel grip? I'm a fan of them, very comfortable grip. Here's some pics of them:
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    Keen Atlanta Cool Steel Toe Work Shoe

    They're really deep(The distance from heel to the bend from shin to foot) shoes. A lot of shoes are lacking in that, it works well for fat man-feet...not to be confused with but yet not excluded fat-man feet. With those kind of shoes I have issues with the tongue sliding to the outside. I have really big calves and larger than average feet but my ankles are kinda skinny so I notice this really easy.
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    Milwaukee AC/dc charger for M18 Fuel batteries

    You're not going to like the price. I'd buy an inverter if it was necessary to charge in-vehicle. https://www.ebay.com/p/Milwaukee-M18-2710-20-Wall-and-Vehicle-Charger/2254462514
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    Battery Design Theories? (with pics)

    It's definitely an interesting topic. You have to imagine that the TTI brands do talk in regards to R&D and market research, there's no sense in not sharing that information. You do see very different approaches in the brands whereas you see very similar approaches in SBD. It's kind of odd that SBD doesn't use B&D, an extremely well-known brand, to compete with Ryobi. Maybe it's because they like having their platforms available in more stores instead of doing exclusivity contracts(and it seems tough to have that many SKUs at soo many stores, in-store, for power tools). I imagine they could use Craftsman to compete with Ryobi and use Lowe's as the retailer...SBD virtually has Lowe's by the balls. I imagine that's why HD got an semi-exclusive contract with Flexvolt to keep them out of Lowe's. I bet HD wouldn't accept the line without it and obviously HD is the big dog in the fight.
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    Mini 1/4 inch hex bit ratchet

    ...just sayin.
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    Craftsman Coming Back To Lowes

    They're better than the newer Kobalt boxes released in the past couple years. I like the PC box better and the Lenox workbench is a lot nicer than the Craftsman, the Craftsman is like 4-6" too short. They're decent but I'd definitely take the Husky, Milwaukee and Dewalt boxes over the Craftsman...and of course the HF boxes.