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Everything posted by Stercorarius

  1. Ryobi partially bought out.

    Same deal as Ridgid. The guys who make the good pipe wrenches own the brand, but they aren't the ones who make the home Depot Power tools. TTi does by paying them for a license to use the trademark and slap it on tti tools in home Depot.
  2. Whats next in the Milwaukee pipeline?

    Yeah it's always around the same time each year. Nps is first of May and DeWalt is end of June
  3. TD171D

    Well I mean if you consider 2 many years ago. I've owned an 887. Not noticeably better than the td170 was in actual use. All the flagship impacts are basically the same.
  4. Subcompact Recip and Rotary Hammer

    Yeah that's one of the main appeals for me. DeWalt has only one size really. Any of the "compact" tools DeWalt has like their sawzall are junk. I am tempted by Bosch and Metabo but they don't have high torque wrenches which is a must for me. Makita seems to be killin it.
  5. Whats next in the Milwaukee pipeline?

    That is also very true.
  6. Subcompact Recip and Rotary Hammer

    Neat. Considering going the Makita route for tools this time.
  7. Subcompact Recip and Rotary Hammer

    What would you figure realistic repetitive use capacity is for that little rotohammer? Like 3/8 or just smaller tapcons?
  8. Whats next in the Milwaukee pipeline?

    Yeah I just got the corded one because it was free with a $150 roto hammer so it was a no brainer. If you already have a cordless grinder I don't know that I would get one because it's not all that often that one saves your bacon. If you don't have a cordless grinder I'd probably buy the flathead because it's not a huge impediment in regular grinding. As for your original question though, I have yet to hear anything rumors along those lines. NPS2018 isn't too far away though. They did have a cordless die grinder so it wouldn't be a huge surprise if they just slapped a different gearbox onto their grinder and released a flat head. Best case scenario for Milwaukee guys is that at nps they release a needed upgrade to the fuel grinder and a flat head variant of it. Despite my preferences, the M18 is by far the most common grinder on job sites. The only cordless Metabo I ever saw was the one I used to have. Still the best grinder. Not worth a different battery system though. The M18 will do everything the Metabo can, it just is a little slower and a little less smooth. You don't want to fall down the Metabo rabbit hole. It gets expensive in a hurry, but they're so nice you can't stop yourself.
  9. Still haven't had a cordless tool last more than a year without getting stolen 😂. Except my grease gun. Had that for three years now. Tweakers must not want to get their clothes dirty.
  10. I'm sure it's just not still under warranty if it's serviced by the user, but it is unlikely that the coin cell dies before the warranty is out. Your desktop computer has a coin cell in it to preserve certain memory states while unplugged, yet you don't see those going out left and right. You'll be fine until warranty is up and then they're will be dozens of YouTube videos on how to replace it yourself.
  11. Whats next in the Milwaukee pipeline?

    Have a Metabo flat head corded. They really are that nice of a format. Not sure I would be able to justify a cordless one, but pretty neat either way.
  12. TD171D

    No reason for it to be limited to light to medium use. My td170 would outperform any other impact driver and it had 1500 inlbs. Granted that was when the competition was the 885 and the second gen fuel.
  13. The stuff we throw away at work...

    Yeah variable speed is the best. My holdup to getting an ir is that it's not a whole battery system. For a tire shop or somewhere that exclusively runs impacts it'd be the way to go though.
  14. The stuff we throw away at work...

    Ah gotcha. I just misread that. Looks nice. They let you take home things that are thrown out like that?
  15. TD171D

    Can't hardly get any shorter without making the trigger shallower
  16. The stuff we throw away at work...

    If an impact wrench twists your arm, then doesn't that make it a poor impact wrench?
  17. Need help shopping for tools

    Long story short, I got a new service truck that didn't have keys for the boxes. Made the mistake of thinking I could leave my tools in overnight if I parked behind the house until I could get keys made. Local cops won't do their job. Have to buy new power tools again for the fourth time. Money is really tight. Need to replace them quickly. Open to any brand other than Milwaukee. Only looking for help finding deals or the best price on these tools. Don't have a lot of free time to shop around so if you guys remember seeing a sale or promo on them let me know. Tools: 1/2" sae impact socket set Cordless recip and circular Cordless drill and impact driver Cordless impact wrench Cordless grinder Thanks in advance for any help
  18. Need help shopping for tools

    Formerly a farm manager/mechanic/everything else. Currently doing ag-construction as a way to sell maintenance and repair service. Also a dealer for dairy automation products. The goal is to get to where we are solely focused on servicing and installing products we sell. Gotta start with a 250 yard concrete pour for a dairy barn though.
  19. Need help shopping for tools

    Yah. This is the first job I've gotten since morning the LLC so I have yet to bill anything out. Last company I was a manager at I had zero time doing 70-100 hr work weeks and no money at minimum wage and since they didn't want to increase my rate I'm trying to do it myself.
  20. Need help shopping for tools

    Just need time to get locks fixed and that can only do so much. The other pickup's locks were out of my control.
  21. Need help shopping for tools

    Yeah moving is on the list of things for if I can make this thing start flowing cash. When I move it's going to have to have a shop big enough to lock a truck in. Other option is leasing a shop for the business, but that's at least a few months down the road. I do have a dealership agreement with one equipment company and a few more lined up so if any of that moves then a building with a shop to park in will be faster than buying a house with a shop or building one.
  22. Need help shopping for tools

    Yeah that's not a bad deal. I did that one two years ago when I ran Metabo. You get what you pay for for sure. Great little drill and the best grinder. Cost effective for going with Metabo. After this 200 yard concrete job I could probably swing it. If there was either another kit option or another bare tool option I would do it. Free impact with drill would work but then it would be free drill with grinder which then I'd have to sell and that would be a whole process. If I get my next work lined up working on pumps and more servicing/fab stuff it would be the way I'd go, but it's looking like the work readily available is barn construction where I'll need more carpenter focused tools.
  23. Need help shopping for tools

    Yeah it becomes a whole issue of quantity at a certain point. The power tools I'll have to do, but it takes a good hour or more to unload a service truck and then another hour to load which cuts into time that could be either billable hours or sleeping. You are right though. If a thief can unload it before anyone notices anything then I should be able to unload it each night too. Live in a small town and decent neighborhood can't see into any houses from the street because land was cheap when they were built, just one of my neighbors grandkids is a real pos and gets traffic through the area that likes getting things for free. Small enough town that we don't have any pawn shops that sell tools. They just sell them for pennies on the dollar to guys who take them four hours west and pawn them off in Seattle. I watch pretty much every Craigslist listing in the state, but they seem to know better. One of those things where my blood pressure can't really handle getting pissed of every night lugging everything in when people should just stick to not being a holes or catch a bullet. That's not going to change anytime so you're right, I'll just have to find a better way.
  24. Need help shopping for tools

    That's not a bad price at all.
  25. Need help shopping for tools

    Yeah seeming like the way to go. Haven't had a tool for long enough to wear it out yet. That's what I used growing up. By no means beneath me. Would rather have DeWalt or metabo for the same price but I can't really find that option.