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Stercorarius last won the day on November 22

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    Buying tools, using tools, breaking tools, repeat

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    Eastern Washington U.S.A
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    Full time Neurotic

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  1. Thanksgiving Plans

    Sounds like quite the week. Just working on cars, doing an early dinner then have to run off to work and deal with some cows.
  2. What tools did you buy today?

    That set of wera torx drivers that was on sale. Also a BFDB.
  3. I did hear something about brakes going to be required by osha but that's just hearsay. Milwaukee is a bunch of goofballs who seem to know how to effectively market. They're gambling that people won't switch battery platforms to save $50. That and there was (correct me if I'm wrong) a decent amount of time between the two versions of the grinders being released. When they released the fuel initially they were the only one of the big four with a brushless grinder and DeWalt didn't have one until a couple months ago. So there wasn't a different brand to go to. The price differential just made sense when it was released. Now it doesn't make sense for the non braking to even exist.
  4. FlexVolt DCS690 cutoff machine

    I am inclined to agree that it is the most ergonomic design for a cut off tools. Hand held corded 12-14" cut off saws for steel are all shaped like this because that's the best way to hold a tool like this. Even circular saw are in a similar configuration. A back handle and a top handle for the best control. A grinder set up is great for grinding, but even with a cut off wheel on a grinder most of the time it would be more comfortable if it was set up differently. Why not set it up like a grinder? Because it's a cut off tool not a grinder. I've used concrete saws and metal cut off saws and this seems to be the ideal configuration. Metabo does make a 9" cordless grinder in a grinder format. The difference seems to be that the Metabo is geared for upright cutting on guard rails and the likes while this seems more geared for concrete where you are on the ground. To each his own though.
  5. Those look sweet @BMack37 Sowed up a roll for my new wrenches and finally found the only usable part of a Milwaukee tool kit. The fabric. Cost me $3 in needles.
  6. Makita Battery cell 20700

    Yeah like Hilti said only place it would be effective is for the workers using them to not walk off the job site with them in their lunchboxes because they know all the tools only run for one shift. Makita would have to give them or for free if they wanted individuals to use them for theft prevention because 100% of tools would have to be locked before a thief would know not to take them but they would probably still take and/or destroy them just because.
  7. What tools did you buy today?

    Also learned facom stuff is made in Taiwan, probably by toptul
  8. Milwaukee Billet Torpedo Level

    Good to know.
  9. Makita Battery cell 20700

    There's no way for a thief to know they're sync locked. I disagree on the "thieves aren't stupid" as well.
  10. Metabo W24-180 7" Angle Grinder or Ridgid 7" Twist Handle?

    And that's on a flat head grinder as well. You can't base the entire line up off of one grinder.
  11. Metabo W24-180 7" Angle Grinder or Ridgid 7" Twist Handle?

    Don't really care what that jackass thinks.
  12. Metabo W24-180 7" Angle Grinder or Ridgid 7" Twist Handle?

    Better bearings. Grinds smooth as glass.
  13. New type of naval warfare?

    Yeah just an hour away from me. Impressive job.
  14. Metabo W24-180 7" Angle Grinder or Ridgid 7" Twist Handle?

    I second that. Metabo is the shit.
  15. Customer Service - Who is the Best?

    Local places know me by my first name and are generally a pleasure to deal with. There is just too high of a turnover rate at big box stores to get any kind of service with some exceptions of course, but it will vary between store to store. You get sometimes cheaper prices but at the trade off of having poorer service. At big box stores I can get completely different service just from one day to another. Gotta say though that KCTool knows how to do things right.
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