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  1. Here are some more images of the completed router table and the final labels.
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    Bosch GSB 21-2 RCT drill for home use

    Welcome to the forum. This DeWALT impact driver would be a good single tool for your drilling and screw driving usage. An impact driver is vastly superior for driving screws in or out than a drill . With an impact driver the screw is driven w/ virtually zero damage to the head. If going this route, get this tool as a kit, with the two batteries, charger and case. The cost to add these items afterwards to a bare tool is significantly more than the kit cost. The linked Bosch MP500T carbide drill bit set and Milwaukee Shockwave drill bit set provide coverage in the drilling arena. There are several bit holders that are part of my kit. My go to bit holder is this DeWALT DW2507. I like the insertion / ejection action. No, this is not a drill. so it doesn't have the wide versitality of a drill, but for single tool, with the limited usage described by the OP, this is a very nice fit.
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    Bosch GSB 21-2 RCT drill for home use

    Overkill. That hammer drill would be great for masonry. Get a cordless impact driver for screws. Use that for drilling or get a cordless drill for drilling.
  4. A long time ago I had a really nice Craftsman Professional 315.17380 router, 14701 case, 9-25444 router table, 9-25179 edge guide and bits that suffered from a long period of inactivity, so they were sold. There are upcoming projects that require these tools, so replacements were sought and obtained. It turned out that I ended up w/ two routers, because both were good deals, one with two nice bit sets, the other with the 9-25179 edge guide. I also got a 9-25173 edge guide. Both routers have the nice Craftsman 9-1472 black Permanex polyethylene plastic cases. A router table was purchased separately and is detailed in this topic. One tool is the Craftsman 315.17381 router. This has the micrometer dial style depth adjustment. This also has a pair of base holes for a rod-style 9-25173 edge guide. When I obtained this router, the bare aluminum base casting had black marks, like large black greasy fingerprints, that could not be removed. I tried steel wool soap pads to polish the bare aluminum, but those marks remained. Those marks were removed and the castings restored to a new finish w/ fine grit random orbital motion sanding. This tool has a nice setup adjustment mechanism. There is a block w/ set screws that eliminate the play / slop between the base and motor, once properly adjusted. The result is a nice up / down movement w/ little / no displacement when locking the setting. The other tool is the Craftsman 315.17560 1¼ hp router. This has a large rotating ring, around the entire tool circumference to set the depth adjustment. Note that this adjustment style works best in normal orientation, w/ the base on the bottom, motor on top. If the tool is hung upside down, such as in a rotor table, this adjustment ring doesn't work as-intended. This tool also has a bright integrated internal light to illuminate the cutting bit. One bit set is the Craftsman 9-21297 18-piece Kromedge high speed steel router bit set. This has a nice case w/ plenty of room for additional bits of different styles and sizes. The flexing plastic hinge on my case failed, so I wrapped the back surface w/ 2" wide heavy duty Velcro and that became my hinge. The other bit set is the Mastergrip 480083 18-piece carbide tip router bit set. This has a nice metal-hinge / metal-latch birch wood case, w/ felt lining, foam padding and nylon shaft retention sleeves. The bits w/ guides all have nice ball bearing guides. The Craftsman 9-25179 edge guide is a great accessory. The existing router base is removed / replaced with the one from this accessory. The tool can be used w/ this base installed, with or without using the detachable edge guide part. This accessory permits accurate: edge; contour; trim; bevel and full circle cuts. The Craftsman 9-25173 edge guide is well-designed and integrates nicely with the Craftsman 315.17381 router. The two guide rods fit into existing casting holes in the router. The guide has a really nice fine-tune adjustment knob. This tool has both a straight edge guide and a contour finger guide. The Craftsman 9-1472 black plastic cases provide great tool storage, have a location for the 9-25119 edge guide and hold 14 router bits w/ ¼" shanks. Craftsman 315.17381 Router - Craftsman 9-1472 Permanex Polyethylene Case - Craftsman 9-25179 Edge Guide Craftsman 315.17381 Router - Craftsman 9-25173 Edge Guide Craftsman 315.17381 Router Base Polished Front Craftsman 315.17381 Router Base Polished Rear Craftsman 9-1472 Permanex Polyethylene Case Craftsman 9-1472 Permanex Polyethylene Case - Craftsman 9-25179 Edge Guide Craftsman 315.17381 Router - Craftsman 9-1472 Permanex Polyethylene Case - Craftsman 9-25179 Edge Guide Craftsman 315.17560 1¼ hp Router - Craftsman 9-1472 Permanex Polyethylene Case Craftsman 315.17560 1¼ hp Router - Craftsman 9-1472 Permanex Polyethylene Case Craftsman 9-21297 Bit Set Mastergrip 480083 Bit Set
  5. Long ago I had a nice Craftsman router and Craftsman router table. Both suffered from long periods of inactivity and were sold. There are some upcoming projects where these tools will be useful, so I found / purchased some nice used examples. This topic shows my new to me Craftsman routers. My (new to me) Craftsman 171.25475 router table was mostly complete and in good condition. It was missing the 29L-202 / 1609441472 2" OD router table insert set that is no longer available for purchase. The cast / machined aluminum table had surface oxidation. The optional / extra Craftsman 25211 right / left steel table extensions had minor paint bubbling up from surface rust underneath the paint. The labels on the table edge and on the blade guard had degraded. That 45A-293 label set is no longer available. One of the great features for this table is the material used for the legs and the fences. The legs and the fences are molded using glass-filled plastic. The glass increases the strength and stiffness of the plastic. This model router table did not include a sliding miter gauge and did not include a front panel power switch when shipped / configured new from Craftsman. The aluminum table oxidation did not bother me. I used steel wool soap pads to polish the bare aluminum to a very nice finish. The steel table extensions were sanded bare then painted, now they look great again. One thing I didn't like about those steel table extensions was the formed side arms w/ screw holes for attaching to the table have a formed cavity between the arm and the table. That cavity collapses when tightening those screws. I used my shop press to restore the cavity shape, then carefully put small washers into those cavities during assembly, to permit screw tightening w/o collapsing the cavity. Note that final assembly of the steel table assembly is a two person job, at least on my router table. The extensions are loosely attached to the center table. One person pushes the upside down parts flat onto the surface, while a second person tightens the attachment bolts. This method ensures the extensions are coplanar with the center table. On my table, if the hardware is tightened as a one person operation, the side extensions droop down. The label artwork was recreated, then printed, adhesive added and these new labels were applied to the router table and to the blade guard. The biggest butt pain was recreating / cleaning up the old small SEARS logo in the top left corner. I used 3M Super 77 aerosol spray adhesive applied to a masked-off area on the table front and on the blade guard so they would stick to the surfaces. The correct Craftsman miter gauge w/ the optional 9-29504 hold down clamp was located and secured. Same also for the correct Kedu HY75 power switch. The ½" long 10-32 flat head screws that I picked-up at the hardware store to hold the router to the bottom of the bed did not work w/o modification. I needed to cut back the head adjacent to the threads because the table thickness was insufficient for proper clamping. Now the screws work great. Both the really expensive Craftsman MPP010105023 router screws and my modified screws are shown in the images. Now I've got a really nice / old router table. All I'm missing are the 2" OD table inserts. Router Table As-Received Router Table As-Received Router Table Polished - Original Labels and Original Table Extension Paint Router Table Polished - Original Table Extension Paint Original and New Reproduction Label Original and New Reproduction Labels Craftsman 25211 Steel Table Extensions - As-Received and Sanded Bare Craftsman 25211 Steel Table Extensions - Sanded Bare Restored Condition - w/ Sliding Miter Gauge, 9-29504 Hold Down Clamp, Power Switch and Reproduction Labels Router Attached to Bottom of Table and Power Switch Router Attached to Table Operation Manual Cover 29L-202 / 1609441472 Unobtainium Table Insert Set Craftsman MPP010105023 Router Table Screw - Showing Undercut at Head / Threads Standard Screws Modified w/ File to Include Undercut at Head / Threads
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    Real or fake

    Welcome to the forum. Contact DeWALT to see if they have a way to determine real versus counterfeit. It may be that the old 18V battery is tired and a new / fresh battery will provide expected performance.
  7. Welcome to the forum. Here is an image. [
  8. Another way to get a flush bond is to spot weld.
  9. Welcome to the forum. This link shows the various rivet styles. https://www.hansonrivet.com/rivets/know-your-rivets A press is required to use the smooth rivets. The rivet length must be properly selected.
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    Reciprocating saw smokes

    Just call DeWALT and let them fix your problem.
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    Charging UK Dewalt batteries in the USA

    Welcome to the forum. The best option would have been to fully charge the batteries prior to leaving the UK. Select the US charger with the desired current output for maintaining your batteries. The DCB112 has a 2.0ADC output, good for the small 2.0Ah batteries. There is also a DCB115 with the 4.0ADC output, good for the medium sized 4.0Ah and 5.0Ah batteries. These chargers are 120VAC 60Hz only. The US 20V MAX XR batteries are the same as the 18V ROW batteries. The US is still selling 18V XRP tools, so a distinction is required to decrease confusion.
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    Space between the chuck on cordless hammer drill

    Welcome to the forum. According to the images on the Makita site, that XPH11ZB is supposed to have a gap between the chuck and the body. Enjoy your new tool. https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XPH11ZB
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    New Guy with a good Dewalt story

    No worries. My plethora of corded tools makes me a confirmed tool troglodyte too,
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    New Guy with a good Dewalt story

    Welcome to the forum. Good find on the tool. What is that wire thingy coming out of the handle?
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    wingless' Ridgid R4511 Granite Top Table Saw

    Yes, the Steel City Tool Works 35911 / 35926 and the Craftsman Professional 351.221160 table saws both have identical cast iron guts / granite top as my Ridgid R4511 table saw. https://www.amazon.com/steel-city-tool-works-35926/dp/b00a5u1x2o https://www.searspartsdirect.com/model/zrq8qyae2w-000247