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  1. Mordekyle

    sds rotary hammer advise

    If you drill that many holes and $100 is even the slightest consideration or concern to you, you might want to raise your rates. Buy whichever you like. Forget about the difference in price. Amortized over a year, you probably spend more on coffee. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    wingless' DCS355D1 20V MAX XR Oscillating Saw Kit

    Dewalt’s quick release blade can’t be beat. Easy to turn 90* either way, several options between. I turn it 180* when I store it, safer. You can get cheap blades on EBay for about $2/piece. It’s a lot easier to make a cut in Hardie plank for $2 than $10. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Flexvolt HEPA Dust Extractor for Tstak

    If it has indents on the bottom, it would go great with the dolly. Tracksaw tstak on top would be great. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. What is your line of work? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Fix or Replace?

    I’ve had success without proof of purchase at my Dewalt service center. If it’s only 30 miles away, wander in there and look pitiful. It worked for me. They took my FV recip saw and sent me a new one in the mail a couple weeks later. They fixed my 20v framing nailer for the cost of parts and mailed it to me a month later. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    No, I would never say that everybody here is DIY. I know there are some contractors here. There are just many more on contractor talk. I was just saying CD has specialized knowledge and needs and was looking for insight in a place where only a few posters might be familiar with his needs. He’s a deck builder who works in the weather. He wants a single platform and was curious about a less popular offering. I think he might be better served asking at the other forum. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy this forum for info on upcoming tools. But as far as advice on tools, I don’t get it here. I might ask you, because you would be more familiar with my needs than many others here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    True, the people that use the tools are probably better described as the fanboys. I admit I am, but I don’t bash. My (one)battery platform offers all I need and performs well. Maybe “toolgeek” would be a better descriptor of many posters on here? I’m not trying to troll. I just see entire threads dedicated to subtle nuances that people who use tools for a living rarely see the need to discuss. It’s curious to me. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Haha, I am somewhat of a fanboy myself, due to the fact that Dewalt makes a cordless tool for everything I do as a contractor. But I also realize that Milwaukee, Makita, and Hilti make great tools as well. I won’t talk bad about any brand or their specs. Except for Ryobi weedeaters. But those aren’t real tools. I guess what I was trying to communicate is that city decks was looking for advice In a place that seems to be polarized and somewhat fixated on the nuances of the latest offerings, runtimes, and battery cells and where many members would be happy to have a half dozen battery platforms. I think most contractors are best served by sticking to one basic (battery) platform and augmenting as they need, hence his (former) loyalty to Dewalt and his new interest in Hilti. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    DIY? Pretty sure CD has forgotten more about building decks on the top of high rise buildings than anyone here will ever know. The only thing I’m curious about is why he is asking on this forum instead of CT. Way too many fanboys here that don’t use tools for a living. Sounds like he’s been soured on Dewalt and wanted real world feedback. People with voltmeters and specs may not be the most qualified to give it. Tools and batteries in the weather act differently than tools that live in the garage. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Track Saw T Square

    If you bought another track, you could fasten a drywall square to it. $100 mod and you’d probably end up measuring before you cut anyway. I use the clamps occasionally, they work fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Favorite/Most Used Levels

    I like my Dewalt. Box levels. 24, 48, 78. Magnetic makes it easy on hinge side door jambs and steel gate kits, and magnified vials makes them easy to read. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Twist it Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    CT may be a better place to ask. Lots more full time/ heavy duty users there with real world experience. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    ToughSystem Trailer BuildOut

    Post your work truck/van thread https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?share_fid=106420&share_tid=17364&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Econtractortalk%2Ecom%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ft%3D17364&share_type=t Tons of trailer builds on Contractortalk. Ron Paulk seems to be the gold standard for remodelers. You can find him on YouTube. Acme tools seems to consistently have the best prices on Tstak, And I think their tough system prices are comparable to anybody else’s. They have frequent sales. If you have a Dewalt service center near you, that might be a good place to go as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mercedes Metris - Round 2

    I like your stealth approach. Limo tint would keep prying eyes out, and power doors would be awesome . I think I saw your pictures of tstak drawer units with tools in them a few months ago. It never occurred to me to use them before. My nail guns each come out of the van in their tstak case, but the jigsaw or the 23 gauge would get pulled out in its case, set on the floor, and I would take only the smaller tool. The drawers are great! Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Need tool storage ideas for work truck

    Circ saw, recip, oscillating tool, drill, impact, drill bits, impact bits, square, cats paw, hammer. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Flexvolt 6 and 9 Ah on the 20v mitre saw ?

    Try the 6AH Flexvolt on your circular saw. You’ll never go back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    new cordless router // DCW600B

    As long as it comes with a dolly. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Collated nails

    It’s for precise placement. Put it where you want it, then pull the trigger. You can generally put a nail into a hole where you pulled a nail out. (I do lots of repairs) Whatever you do, don’t try to use it to install joist hangers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Collated nails

    Not an idiot. If it didn’t have the anti dry fire feature, you might continue nailing despite having never reloaded the gun. If you built the whole shop with no nails, then,.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Flexvolt 6 and 9 Ah on the 20v mitre saw ?

    Try it yourself. You’ll see. Longer runtime of course, slightly higher RPMs. It seems to run a bit stronger, and weight is not a concern on the SCMS. The 20v tool where the FV battery shines is the 6 1/2 circular saw. It’s a different tool with that battery. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Flexvolt track saw

    Agreed. I don’t make cabinets. But do lots of T1-11 on siding and gable ends. Subfloors and trimming down doors. FV is more than precise enough for what I use it for. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Flexvolt track saw

    Although I had to learn the motion of plunging the Dewalt, I didn’t find it too difficult. You could try an exercise program. Just kidding. I’m happy with the FV, works as advertised. IDK if it’s worn, I don’t think so. Never been lubed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Flexvolt HEPA Dust Extractor for Tstak

    Partnering it with the trolley would give it wheels. Track saw TStak on top would be a great match. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Flexvolt 6 and 9 Ah on the 20v mitre saw ?

    I have the 9 on my 7 1/4” saw. I don’t notice any difference over the 6AH FV. Huge difference between 20v and FV. A friend bought a 2 pack of 9 AH and gave me one. Too heavy to put on anything else, so it lives on the SCMS. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk