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    DCD996 - Type1 & Type 10 differences

    Something you might want to do is pull up the illustrated parts breakdowns to see if the motors or any closely related parts are the same part number. They can usually be found online. See if they even show different parts lists for type 1 and type 10. If the bundled tool has some economies or one supersedes the other, there may only be one parts list. I doubt if the small change in wattage would be noticable but I can relate to your curiosity Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Opinions on Genuine Makita batteries

    All yellow American and cheddar type cheese is dyed. It is naturally white. Annato food coloring (I think that is #5) is even used in butter in the winter when cows are eating hay instead of grass. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Blinded by Brand Loyalty

    Japanese steel. While the technology in power tools has increased in recent years, it is nothing approaching what is going on in a computer. Pulse width speed control can be found in a 10 year old treadmill. There are US companies that can make control boards but most of the components will be inported. Even US chip manufacturers have plants all over the World, often in smaller countries like El Salvador Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Combination screwdriver, does anyone use them?

    I have a couple of the cheapos that have 2 sizes of phillips in one end and 2 sizes of flat blade in the other end of the hollow shank, that is removable. One end of the shank is 1/4 hex and the other is 5/16. So I have 4 screw drivers and 2 nut drivers. They are only a few bucks in the big box stores or HF. I would not be without one in the kitchen drawer. I make no claims to high quality but they have lasted for years and saved me many trips to the garage or basement, where my "real" tools live. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Cordless drill batteries

    He said he just replaced them. NiCds are not lithium but thay are not that bad, either. I have gotten a lot of service from them. I refer you to Battery University on the subject if NiCd memory. It was a problem that was solved very early in NiCd production but people keep repeating it. What causes NiCds to have less and less capacity is over charging, leaving them on the charger for weeks. Recharging a partially discharged NiCd does it no harm. Leving them didcharged is not good but if a Lithium gets low enough it is fatal. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    I Am So sick of porter cable

    Torx is less likely to slip. You don't have to bear down as much as phillips which easily strip if too tight. You can get torx drivers, keys or bits. They are cheap and have been around forever. Not having a common tool is not a reason to ding them for using a better fastener. It is not like it is torx plus or security torx or some tamper resistant head. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  7. I let gas sit in my Husqvarna chainsaw over the winter. It refused to start. I got some non ethanol premix with stabilizer, from the dealer but it still would not start. I took the Zama carb off and flushed it with carb cleaner. After re assembly it started on one pull. It ran for a few minutes and went dead as a door nail. I have good spark and the lines are clear. The one thing I did not do the first time was remove the Hi and Lo needle valves. For those of you that have never worked on chain saws and weed whackers, The EPA does not want you messing with the carb on that tiny little engine as you might destroy the planet. Never mind that people throw these tools away because they cannot get them to run right or even start. To keep you out, the needle valves cannot be adjusted with any standard screw or nut driver. They have come up with a whole bunch of odd shapes like 7, 21 and 22 spline, D, double D, Pacman, etc. The dealer will not sell you the tool claiming EPA fines. He probably just wants the work. The joke is you can get a single tool or a set with as many as ten different tips on ebay, Amazon, Ali Express, etc.Almost all are are generic, all are made in China and only the handle shape varies. I eneded up getting the one branded set I found, on the Walmart marketplace. The same guy sells on Amazon. The set is the Performance Tool /Wilmar 6 piece set. It has their nice overmolded red on black handles with a picture of the bit shape printed on th back. I got the 21 spline i needed. It fits. Tomorrow I will pull the carb again and this time I can remove the needle valves and hopefully get it clean enough to keep it running. Amost every one selling these tools says "Only for adjusting to EPA standards". As if you could put an exhaust gas analyzer into a weed whacker. LMFAO !! They get adjusted to idle and run. My Honda powered pressure washer has an idle screw that has a cap glued on the idle screw that has a pointer on it. The engine has two projections next to the screw. After factory adjustment the cap is glued on, limiting adjustment to about a 1/4 turn total, between the stops. The dealer service procedure is to break the needle valve, remove the broken stub and replace it. Then they adjust it and glue on a new limiter cap. I could never get that thing to idle, after a while. That pointer on the screw or the stops on the block are coming off. I don't think replacement carbs come that way. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  8. Made in USA is largely a promise at this point. The plants that will make the tools from "foreign and domestic parts are not here yet so SB&D Craftsman is mostly still an import. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    New Skilsaw Worm Drive Tablesaw

    Nobody has mentioned who currently owns Skil. Bosch sold it to a Chinese company called Chervon. They claim to be a Worldwide major manufacturer of power tools so they must make a lot more than Skil. I had never heard of them before they bought Skil. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    I Am So sick of porter cable

    Porter cable is the stepchild in the SB&D lineup. It is higher than B&D and lower than DeWalt. With the new Craftsman power tools aiming at the same market segment, it will only get worse. When PC was a separate company, many years ago, they were up there with Milwaukee. They were bought By Rockwell who added a lot of Skil quality junk to the line but kept the good stuff. The next owner was Pentair, who dropped the junk and returned them to their former glory. Then B&D bought them and under them and later SB&D it has been a downhill slide. They have too many brands and it looks like PC is the odd man out. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    cordless rivet gun OH YES THERE IS :)

    I believe there are riveter attachments for electric drills, too. I don't know how convenient or durable they are but if you can power it with a powerful drill from a system you have already bought into, it should save money. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Snap-On Has it Come to This?

    Like other companies, SnapOn may just license their name to companies making accessories and low end stuff or maybe just has it made for them. Costco is an outlet for stuff like SnapOn gloves and flashlights. None of it is made by Snap On just like some of the stuff in the truck line. They can make a few bucks and apparantly not damage their reputation. I bought a wireless phone battery that said GE. In fine print it said that the xyz company had a license from GE to import these Chinese phone batteries and sell it under their name. Clothing designers often have many licensees using their logo for everything from belts to toilet paper. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  13. Let us not forget the B&D Versapak, first in NiCd and then in NiMH for longer run time They were 3.6 volt and used single or in pairs for 7.2 volts. It was definitely a system including power screw drivers, Dustbuster hand vacuums, Scumbuster bathroom scrubbers, drills and probably more. The chargers were just trickle chargers guarrantying a reduced battery life from overcharging. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  14. 315.xxx is the prefix code for Ryobi as the vendor of this saw to Sears. I would just get a heavy duty replacement plug at the big box store. I have used them many times with no problem. If yoyu are ambitious, replace the cord but make sure the original does not use some molded strain relief at the saw, that you cannot match, reuse, or work around. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Porter Cable 7538 Production Router

    Absolutely. Many lifts were designed to use this router. As far a single speed, I suggest that you get a router speed control rated to handle the current of this router. In the day it was the gold standard for router table service. Make sure the table is beefy enough to carry the weight without warping. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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