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JMG last won the day on November 14 2017

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About JMG

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    Tool Junkie


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    Whatever gets it done

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    Anderson, IN
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  1. Never use an impact to install lug bolts or nuts on your car, unless specifically designed for the correct torque and application. I use one to remove them most times, but I always spin them back on without using an impact and them use a torque wrench to set them to spec. I have a T handle for half inch sockets that works well for this. Nothing worse than galling the threads on a stud or stretching a bolt by over tightening it. They tend to break at the worst possible moments when damaged like this.
  2. Days like these last few have been great for finding all of the little cracks in the outer walls that need to be sealed. I went through several cans of foam chasing the worst violators and have found that I need to add new weather strips to all of the doors. I need to find an affordable thermal imager this year.
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    2018 Resolutions?

    I made a resolution not to make any resolutions... Which means I started out failing my resolution by even making it in the first place. Heh... Good luck this year, and may the Schwartz be with you.
  4. Only Estwing I have currently is a drywall hammer that has stood up to much abuse over the years. Not a fan of any of the other metal shaft types though, and have several hickory handle Stiletto hammers in my kit that I prefer these days. I used to have several Estwing dead blow hammers, but they all cracked and fell apart after over ten years of hard use. Also have a drawer full of older hammers that almost never see any use these days, some left over from my time with a framing crew early in my construction days. If I were still working on a framing crew, I might be willing to tr
  5. Rough time of year for issues like that. Wish a speedy return for him.
  6. Words are never enough to express the sense of loss...
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    Makita USA new items

    Looks like we will be getting the SDS Max here soon... https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XRH07ZKU Really curious as to what price point this one is going to land at.
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    Makita USA new items

    Makita finally added the nine inch paddle switch grinder to the site, along with the kit version as well. Acme Tool has had the unit up for sale for awhile. Looks like a monster... XAG13Z1 https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XAG13Z1
  9. For those who do not visit the main page much. Dan and Eric are having a 20% off sale on TIA gear for the holiday season. http://toolsinaction.com/merry-christmas-early-20-off-tia-gear/ Git yer gear on...
  10. I have three Dewalt battery platforms, along with Makita, Milwaukee, Fein, Metabo, and one lone old Bosch NiCad battery tool that sits on the shelf because I haven't found the time to rebuild it's batteries. I also have a cordless Dremel tool that has stood the test of time, mostly because it only sees limited use. I have an EGO mower too, as at the time I was looking for a cordless option, it was the best available. Purchase what you need for any particular project you have in mind. You can always sell the tool at a later date if it does not work out for you, or your favorite plat
  11. This showed up on my front porch this morning. Too awesome... Excellent hard case, much better protection over a tool bag. Thanks again, Dan, Eric, and Milwaukee Tool for the new kit!!
  12. My personal favorite, at the moment, is the Makita cordless router, but that might change when I use one of the other new tools I bought this year...
  13. This five year old glove sits on my counter as a constant reminder to not forget... Trim saw bounced out of a cut, and without proper gloves, I might not have the use of that finger today. People who rag on you for using safety equipment are idiots. It is their right to not use gloves if they want, but the old saw about borrowed time applies. I do not always use gloves for every bit of work I do, but handling chemicals without protection is a pet peeve of mine, and I will go out of my way to make sure that gloves are available for working with them in those instances. Outside of th
  14. https://www.makitatools.com/events/winterblast Went up on their site today. Pretty solid prize pack.
  15. Find someone who does continuous gutter and see if they could fold you a piece to fit?
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