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  1. wingless

    new Q1 2019 onsite brochure

    The US catalog and web site shows the 18V XRP lithium ion tools, in-addition to the 20V MAX XR lithium ion tools. The linked catalogs from France and Portugal only show the latest XR tools, 20V MAX XR in US and 18V XR in ROW. The absence of consumer confusion and impossible marketing permits the ROW tools to be marked as 18V. The US tools require differentiation so consumers know different products.
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    new Q1 2019 onsite brochure

    Thanks for the info. It is too bad for DeWALT that they must build / distribute / inventory two almost identical parts, different only by label and model number, only because of marketing considerations. Those complications increase cost / reduce profit. Those company costs ripple down to impact consumers.
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    new Q1 2019 onsite brochure

    Thanks for the document link. It is surprising to me that the French product line is pushing the 18V XR tools, while in the US we have the 20V MAX XR tools. It should be possible for DeWALT to make ONE battery powered tool, ONE battery pack for each Ah rating, offered worldwide, but make country-specific charging stations.
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    Milwaukee 2737-20 jigsaw

    Welcome to the forum. If the custom case can't be located, then Kaisen foam permits fabrication of a custom case for the tool. My topic below shows that foam cutout for my DeWALT tool. http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14455-wingless-dcs355d1-20v-max-xr-oscillating-saw-kit/
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    new Q1 2019 onsite brochure

    Why not just post an image(s) of the brochure?
  6. DeWALT DCS355D1 20V MAX XR Oscillating Saw Kit The DeWALT DCS355D1 Type 2 20V MAX XR oscillating saw kit I purchased included a N276779 tool box with assorted parts, a 2.0Ah battery, a 2.0A charger and a tool bag. I also purchased a DWA4216 5-piece accessory kit. These two kits complement each other, with both being a great starting point for the oscillating saw. A DeWALT DWST17807 TSTAK II flat top toolbox and a sheet of 2¼" thick Kaisen foam with the perimeter that is custom-cut to the TSTAK toolbox was purchased for this tool. I used a pair of snap knives for my custom foam cuts. The DeWALT N268241 belt hook was purchased separately and added to the DCS355 tool. A M3 0.5 Nylock nut was additionally required for mounting the belt hook to the tool. That Nylock nut was scavenged from another DeWALT 20V MAX XR tool that had two when only one was required. These replies show the toolbox, foam sheet, accessory kits, knives and belt hook. DeWalt DWST17807 TSTAK II Flat Top Toolbox - http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14363-wingless-accessories/?tab=comments#comment-201398 Kaisen Foam Sheet - http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14363-wingless-accessories/?tab=comments#comment-201399 DeWALT N276779 and DWA4216 Oscillating Saw Tool Kits - http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14363-wingless-accessories/?tab=comments#comment-201410 Irwin 2086100 9mm and 2086102 18mm Standard Snap Knives - http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14363-wingless-accessories/?tab=comments#comment-201395 20V MAX XR Belt Hook and Tool Holder - http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14432-wingless-20v-max-xr-belt-hook-and-tool-holder/ The plan for this tool was to use the TSTAK toolbox w/ custom-cut Kaisen foam instead of the medium tool bag. I didn't use the DCB112 2.0A charger that came with the kit and instead used a DCB115 4.0A charger from a different tool. The rough layout without the foam is shown. I found an interior toolbox side-wall tab near the planned location for the N276779 blade box, leading me to shift the position sideways slightly to clear that tab. The images show the plan view outline, the blade box draft and the actual foam cut outline. I used a Sharpie and blue painter's tape to permit marking the tool outline. Three device cuts are through the entire foam sheet, for the N276779 blade box, the DWA4216 accessory kit box and for the DCB115 charger. The sidewall cutouts are vertical on the two boxes while some of the DCB115 cutout sidewalls have slopes to match the part. The cutout for the DCS355 tool is through the entire foam sheet at the handle and the battery. The handle cutout is wider than the tool to permit grabbing the tool for removal from the foam. The cutout at the head has different depths and sloping sidewalls to match the tool. For those partial foam removal areas, the sides are cut deeper than required, then fingers are used as a "shovel" to scrape / separate the foam to the desired depth. The result is a "rough" bottom surface. The top black layer was removed from the plug, then placed into the base of the cutout. The 9mm and the 18mm snap knives were ideally suited for this foam cutting. The DCS355D1 kit includes a cut guide block and arm. That cut guide block has three (almost) orthoganal holes that permit flexibility for the cut guide arm. The images show the cut guide arm in the different orientations.
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    Dewalt 780 miter saw

    Welcome to the forum. From the DWS780 Instruction Manual, page 14: "All bearings are sealed. They are lubricated for life and need no further maintenance." Here is the manual: https://servicenet.dewalt.com/documents/English/Instruction Manual/N466020,DWS780.pdf#_ga=2.67834257.1035252051.1547002173-1732361236.1545424480
  8. Ryobi RTS10G 10" 15A Table Saw The motor on my 30-year old Shopcraft T6780-21P 10" table saw suddenly gave up the ghost. This was an excellent and complete tool, w/ all the guards, guides and a nice cast / machined aluminum deck, plus a custom / portable stand. It wasn't the switch or the brushes, both tested great, the motor is gone. A replacement saw was sought that wouldn't break the bank. This lightly used Ryobi RTS10G was discovered (10 minutes after it was posted). I scooped it up. My replacement saw needed to be complete. I am sharing this tool with my daughter, so I wanted / needed one with all the guards. That requirement eliminated many of the used tools. This saw has lots of nice features. All of the setup changes (except blade swap) may be performed tool-free. The blade guard and the anti-kickback pawls may be detached / replaced w/o tools. The riving knife may be extended / retracted tool-free. The throat plate is removed / replaced w/o tools. The push stick has an integrated mount at the side of bed. The stand is very sturdy and detaches easily when required w/ four corner screws. This saw has a formed / welded steel table. The surface is not flat and instead has curved contours from the forming operations. IMO, that is the biggest detraction from the saw. We'll see how this deficiency portends over my long-term usage of the saw.
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    wingless' Accessories

    This topic shows details of accessories that I purchased with my cash from my own pocket. There is zero affiliation between me and the manufacturer or the vendor.
  10. DeWALT DCF887M2 20V MAX XR 3-Speed Impact Driver Kit The DCF887M2 Type 3 20V MAX XR 3-speed impact driver kit was added to my tool kit. An impact driver is not a tool that I have owned / used previously. I am really loving how this drives fasteners in difficult applications. I am very happy that the fastener is driven with little or no head damage. This is also very handy for removing difficult fasteners, also with little or no head damage. This DCF887M2 kit includes: the DCF887 impact driver; two DCB204 4.0Ah 20V XR Li-Ion batteries; a DCB115 4.0A 12V/20V MAX battery charger; a N268241 belt hook and a clam shell tool box. The DCF887 has great control features. One is the three-position mode switch. Mode 1 is identified as 0-1,000 rpm 20 ft-lbs Precision Drive. Mode 2 is 0-2,800 rpm 125 ft-lbs Normal Impacting. Mode 3 is 0-3,250 152 ft-lbs High-Speed Impacting. The Mode 1 permits precise driving control in many applications, until the tool runs out of torque. Mode 2 gets the job done to drive or remove the fastener. My limited usage has not needed Mode 3 yet. The tool has a variable speed squeeze trigger switch, with continuous partial speed operation not recommended. There is also a forward / locked off / reverse switch. The tool has three forward-facing bright white LED lights, to illuminate the work area. The kit includes a N268241 belt clip. I also added a N268199 bit holder on the other side of the tool. The kit includes a nice plastic clam shell tool box, with storage locations for the extra battery and for the battery charger. The hard plastic tool box measures 16" x 9½" x 4¼" with a pair of metal lever draw-down latches, a full-width piano hinge and a metal hinge pin. My application has better utility without the extra battery and without the battery charger, instead using that interior volume for related tool storage. I found that the Bosch MP500T carbide drill set and the Milwaukee 48-89-4631 23 titanium drill bit set fit nicely in the case with those kit items not present. Bosch MP500T 5-Piece Daredevil Rotary / Impact / Hammer Drill Bit Set - http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14363-wingless-accessories/?tab=comments#comment-201441 Milwaukee 48-89-4631 23-Piece Titanium Shockwave Drill Bit Set http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14363-wingless-accessories/?tab=comments#comment-201164 20V MAX XR Belt Hook and Tool Holder - http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14432-wingless-20v-max-xr-belt-hook-and-tool-holder/
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    wingless' DCF887M2 20V MAX XR 3-Speed Impact Driver Kit

    The tool has both a variable speed trigger switch, plus the three-position mode switch.
  12. DeWALT DCL040 20V Max LED Worklight The DeWALT DCL040 Type 1 20V Max LED worklight is a great tool. This is purchased as the worklight-only, without the battery. The worklight tool is available as: part of bundled tool kits; loose from bulk packaging (manual included) or as retail packaged, also with manual included. The measured mass is 10.4 oz (without battery and with belt hook). The measured length is 7¼" (without battery or belt hook). The specified output is 110 Lumens. It doesn't include the DeWALT N268241 belt hook. I purchased that separately and added that to the tool. Note that the tool already had two of the required M3 0.5 Nylock nuts installed. I scavenged one of those nuts from this tool for usage in my DCS355D1 oscillating saw. The tool has great features adding to the utility. The worklight is small, making storage easy. The worklight is very stable vertical when placing the battery on a horizontal surface. In that application, the rotating head (-10° to 100°) is quick / easy to get light onto the correct location, with eleven 10° detents throughout the entire rotation range. There is also a rotating bail surrounding the head, enabling hooking this for usage. The bail has a detent for the storage position, then free full-arc rotation when not stored. The light is very bright with a nice / concentrated spot. It is full on / full off. There is not a dimmed or a flashing function. This reply shows the belt hook. 20V MAX XR Belt Hook and Tool Holder - http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14432-wingless-20v-max-xr-belt-hook-and-tool-holder/ This is very handy, stored w/ the other DeWALT tools and always has a spare battery available for the light. I've used this lots and it's now my go-to worklight. The spot-on-the-wall image is from about 20' away. Note the track lighting fixtures in that image at 1 o'clock for size perspective. The bright center spot is about 2' diameter at 20' distance.
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    Festop Table Saw Announced

    The 2011 Arthur film w/ Russell Brand and Nick Nolte showed that technology, but Arthur's tongue needed to be wet. Maybe the systems have improved since then...
  14. Bosch GMS 120 Wall Scanner My decades-old Zircon Stud Sensor still works fine, but the homes I work on now have metal studs. The Zircon electronic stud finder does not locate those new-fangled metal studs, instead looking for REAL studs, made from wood. The Zircon Stud Sensor is an edge finder dielectric constant capacitor detector, using a single sensor. The usage is simple, with a linear LED display. A Bosch GMS 120 Wall Scanner was selected and purchased to permit detection of metal studs. It does that and more. This is a center finder dielectric constant capacitor detector, using a pair of sensors. When the sensor measurements match, the center of the stud has been located. In stud detection mode, the Bosch GMS 120 Wall Scanner detects: wood studs; magnetic metal and non-magnetic metal. In metal detection mode the wall scanner locates: nails; rebar or screws. The wall scanner has a live wire detection mode to locate wires carrying 110-220 VAC voltage. The Bosch GMS 120 Wall Scanner has a red / green illuminated ring around a cylindrical pencil-marking hole. There is a LCD display and tones, with a myriad of symbols that mean success, when properly decoded. The tool has a back lighting on / off push button for the display. That was very handy during my last usage. It is a little complex, but once experience is attained, it is a good / useful tool. Now I can locate metal studs! This has a nice pouch for storage / usage protection w/ Velcro flap and Velcro belt loop. It is powered by a single 9V battery. There is an included tether strap.
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    emergency generator for my home.

    There isn't such a thing as "over cautious" wrt generator usage, especially when combined w/ home wiring. The potential bad results are: death; personal injury, including electrocution and burns; fire; CO poisoning and property damage. Every single requirement must be satisfied! If there is a loss, then the insurance company will deploy a team of experts to inspect, photograph and analyze every detail in an attempt to point the blame at you. If you are not 110% qualified, then hire / pay an expert. Get a contract, get references, don't cut corners. My portable home generator is a new Troy Built 5,550W portable unit. My boat has a 7kW Westerbeke. Both are gasoline units. Both are great generators. It sounds like you need a built-in unit, so neither of these are appropriate. Get a name-brand unit installed by a reputable company. Implement a maintenance plan, like running for an hour a week, exercising the transfer switch once a month, whatever they recommend. Stale fuel will be the biggest issue. My assumption is that diesel will be selected. Diesel is susceptible to algae, microbes and water contamination. One solution is to cycle the fuel storage through a vehicle, then replenish the storage with fresh. So a diesel truck would be handy as your personal vehicle. Good luck w/ your project. Please keep us up-to-date on the progress.
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    wingless' DCL040 20V Max LED Worklight

    The light color temperature is not specified. As you probably know, white LED devices are constructed by covering a blue LED with cerium-doped yttrium-aluminium garnet (YAG) phosphor. The blue LED light excites the yellow phosphor to produce a broad-spectrum white light. As-such, the light spectrum of all white LED lights have a strong blue component. The phosphor blend is tuned to attain the desired warm or cool effect. This image shows the light spectrum of a typical blue LED covered w/ a yellow phosphor for a cool white. It also shows the spectrum after also adding a red phosphor for a warm white. The color of the DCL040 appears white to me.
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    ToughSystem Trailer BuildOut

    The custom high-volume high-pressure 12V Oasis compressor system has been an outstanding system on my boat for many years. The Oasis compressors are an excellent product that work great in a mobile application. https://trainhornforums.com/showthread.php?t=6993
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    emergency generator for my home.

    Welcome to the forum. My portable 5,550W generator usage, plus my built into my boat 7kW generator has all been fine running all loads, including TV, electronics, microwave, computer, vacuum cleaner, everything. Yes, it is correct that visual observation of the sine wave voltage created by the generator, or measurement of the distortion from the generator are less "clean" than street power, but all modern devices handle that power without issues. Many generators will permit output wiring selection to power 120VAC and / or 240VAC devices. For a home application, one of the biggest considerations is the transfer switch. Is MUST be fully compliant with all regulations and must be safely / correctly implemented. A licensed electrician is required when working on live-to-the-street wires. Don't cut corners and don't get electrocuted!
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    Miter saw keeps tripping breaker

    It sounds like the regular 15A thermal / magnetic panel breakers are tripping when using the saw, with zero GFCI protection in the garage. My understanding is that GFCI receptacle protection is required in areas where water shock is possible, like: kitchen; bathroom; garage; basement and outside. It is surprising to me that new construction would be built without that protection. On every house I've wired, I always run 20A circuits w/ 12AWG wire for the receptacles. I also put lighting on different circuits than receptacles so visual light dimming doesn't happen when high-draw receptacle loads are turned on. An ammeter with peak current hold could be used to measure the current drawn by the saw, to determine if the saw is problematic. The OP's garage workshop would be significantly improved if additional 20A receptacle circuits were added. Those new 20A receptacles could be used for this saw, plus other high-draw tools. When I did my shop, linked below, the receptacles on each wall, plus the bench strip, was on it's own 20A circuit breaker. http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14373-wingless-basement-workshop/
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    Favorite Clamps?

    The go-to clamps I use are these antique bar clamps. I also have the pipe clamps that are useful. The features I like most on the bar clamps are: the large surface area, to avoid / prevent marring the surface; the locked-in orientation, so rotation between the ends is impossible and the HUGE amount of clamping force available. The pipe clamps are flexible, just get a different length pipe. It has acceptable clamping force. There are small, circular pads, so I use scrap blocks when I need to avoid marring the surface. This style clamp is available new from current sources. The link shows my clamps. http://forum.toolsinaction.com/topic/14371-wingless-hand-tools/?tab=comments#comment-200895
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    Tire Ramps

    IMO ramps are unsafe and I have retired my set a long time ago. They can slide when attempting to climb the ramp. It is also possible to drive past the end. It is possible for one to slide and the other to not slide. The ramps are not 100% safe so I refuse to use them again. The method I use to raise my vehicle for repair / service is to first locate the vehicle on solid level ground, then block both sides of the opposite wheel(s), then use a hydraulic floor jack to raise a structural member. Floor jacks are placed under structural members, then the jack lowered to support the vehicle on the jack stands. Everything is inspected for security prior to ever going underneath the vehicle.
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    Buying Auto Parts from Amazon

    When I rebuilt my Jeep, many of my parts were purchased from Rock Auto. I was very satisfied w/ the varied parts selection, from economy to highest-end parts, on their web site. Many of the parts that I needed were specific old Mopar / Jeep parts. I found many of those on eBay and on Mopar mega websites. In a time pinch, when additional specific Mopar parts requirements were identified during assembly, I also used the local Jeep dealership parts department. The local parts departments were also used, as-required.
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    Heat Gun Makita HG651C - Type of thermocouple installed

    Welcome to the forum. It looks like that tool is constructed with one of nine possible specific heating elements to attain the desired temperature output, also dependent upon the input line voltage. Please post an image showing the problematic part. https://www.gepdepo.hu/upload_files/products_documents/robbantott_abra_HG551VK.pdf
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    Miter saw keeps tripping breaker

    There are some of my motorized tools that are always problematic on GFCI breakers, on different breakers, even after the breaker is swapped to a new breaker. The issue is the inductive load. One option that may work differently is to use a GFCI breaker in the circuit panel, instead of a GFCI receptacle at the first location in the string of receptacles. This option maintains the ground fault protection required for building codes, but could be more tolerant of the inductive load.
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    Miter saw keeps tripping breaker

    Welcome to the forum. Is the problematic breaker GFCI or regular thermal/magnetic? If GFCI, the inductive motor load presents a phase (time) difference between voltage and current that could exceed the trip threshold. In either case, breakers can go bad, but not typical on a new house. Is retaining the house wiring, but swapping two usage of a physically different but equivalent breaker in the panel an option? If so, please report on the results. Use all appropriate safety procedures and qualified personnel when working on electrical systems.