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What did you do today? A thread dedicated to the general use of tools in your projects.

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Figure I would kick this off as a general discussion of what you did today.whether it be in the Garage, House, Job, Yard and the tools that you used to accomplish the task.

 

Today, I replaced the rear axle bearings in my wife's 2005 Jeep Liberty. With 150k on it, I was beginning to hear some howling from the rear end. I had to remove the diff cover, brakes, pull the c-clips and then finally pull the axles. I had to use a slide hammer and a rear bearing puller to get them out.

 

Overall the project went pretty well. Only one issue is when the pin fell out of the spider gears while I was doing the passenger side and they fell out. It took me about 10 minutes to figure out how they went back in.. :)

 

Ended up using a lot of the Porter Cable stuff today.

 

 

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That's pretty cool. Nice pictures by the way. Can't wait to see what the rest of the crew has done. I on the other hand didn't do much of anything. At least nothing worth taking pictures of lol

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This morning my dad and I picked up a rear end for my uncles mid 2000s explorer. I don't know if we will put it in tomorrow or not. If we do I will probably post it to here.

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Nice job, I hate rear end work.

And quit using those chrome sockets on an impact ;)

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Nice job, I hate rear end work.

And quit using those chrome sockets on an impact ;)

 

Yes, I need to pick up some 1/2 drive short impact sockets. It's the next thing on the list :)

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Yes, I need to pick up some 1/2 drive short impact sockets. It's the next thing on the list :)

. Try the Tekton impact sockets very affordable and durable, I stocked up on them for around the house and I use the 1/2 at the shop all the time.

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Sitting in the dentists office for my little guys kindergarten check up. My skin is crawling up the wall. I wish I was getting my hands dirty anywhere else but here!

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I work from home, on-call - it's been a quiet day, so I watched the TIA YouTube channel, about 40 episodes LOL

 

-Steven

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Did a real quick an easy side job.

Had to fix a cylinder mount on a skid steers grapple bucket. The bracket were the left hydraulic cylinder mounts broke off. Just had to weld the mount back. I also added gussets to both left an right side cylinder mounts so it won't happen again. It was all stick welded with 7018.

Tools used were a miller trailblazer 325 diesel, millwakee angle grinders, and Milwaukee portable bandsaw.

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Used my M18 Fuel drill to hang some blinds. That's about it tool wise for today :)

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Yesterday me and the family went to universal studios and I had my 2763 fuel and 1/2 tekton Impact sockets, I didn't have to use them but I carry them whenever we go on road trips.

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A few projects:

Wife and little tyke have been out of town since Friday, so took an opportunity. 

Can you say new home-owner? 

 

1) Installed ceiling in new walk-in shower (solo job), cut in for can-light and 10" rain-shower head with Milwaukee adjustable hole-cutter (better and cheaper than the klein).

2) Did final work installing two new windows only waiting for interior and exterior trim.

3) Did final drywall mudding and patch work in 1.2.3.4.5 rooms.

4) Reinstalled 3x  4X8 4" gap T1-11 panels (solo job) and trim on the exterior bathroom wall of the house around new 9.8 gal tankless H2O heater and new windows. A true stress test for the # 2 mode of the Fuel hex impact. Got a touch warm. Glad I went Fuel.

5) Broke out the brand spanking new Fuel Sawzall for the final panel-window fitting, then having it out, said screw it and popped in a pruning blade.  Like butter, baby, butter...

6) Did about 20% of the pruning I need to do around the house.

7) Installed easy access power strips to each side of the bed frame beneath our bed. Used Fuel Hammer drill for holes in frame. A beautiful little beast.

8. )Went to HD and eyed a Ryobi 16 ga cordless nailer for trim work, bought a new T-bevel in prep. Thinking the nailer will be purchased Wed or Thurs!!!

9) Removed 4 lineal feet of wainscoting to shim out and level drywall for wainscoting repair.

10) Used Fastback II to clean up shitty paint edging in entry hall and dining room.

11) Took my f-ing clothes off, wiped my face drank a gallon of iced water, and laid myself out and opened to TIA!!!

 

Thinking about packing up my tobacco pipe for a nice relaxing smoke.

 

Sundays.

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That's looks like a lot fun. Only thing is I hate the smell of gear oil especially if you get it on your hands. How are those craftsman jack stands holding up? I think about getting a set since mine from 10years ago rusted the pins out.

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That's looks like a lot fun. Only thing is I hate the smell of gear oil especially if you get it on your hands. How are those craftsman jack stands holding up? I think about getting a set since mine from 10years ago rusted the pins out.

 

You're 100% correct on the gear oil, it makes the garage stink  I spent a couple hours today in the garage today cleaning up and putting everything away and I could still smell it.

 

The craftsman jack stands are holding up pretty well, no issues so far. I have a set of HF stands as well. I actually used both sets to change the bearings. I used the HF set to lift the Jeep off the ground and then used the Craftsman's to support the axle. I needed the axle to hang down as low as possible since the fuel tank for the Jeep sits right up against the differential and getting the top bolts off would have been tight.  

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Did a little drywall work in the garage today and got to use this little fella. a10b3ea75e28e56b7601a55c15579b81.jpg

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I finished up the financial aid for my last year of tech school today. Some gear oil smells horrible but thankfully ours doesn't smell bad. My dad had some one time that smelled like week old gym clothes. I hated to be anywhere near that stuff.

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Decided to work on some ramps for working on vehicles. Broke out a B&D sidewinder circular saw (it came with the house), my M12 Fuel impact driver, an M12 non-Fuel Hackzall, a Makita LXT18 drill, a Bosch ROS, a square, a couple of Estwing hammers, an Estwing prybar, and a couple of C-clamps. I'm sure I could have gotten by with about half the tools...

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You're 100% correct on the gear oil, it makes the garage stink  I spent a couple hours today in the garage today cleaning up and putting everything away and I could still smell it.

 

The craftsman jack stands are holding up pretty well, no issues so far. I have a set of HF stands as well. I actually used both sets to change the bearings. I used the HF set to lift the Jeep off the ground and then used the Craftsman's to support the axle. I needed the axle to hang down as low as possible since the fuel tank for the Jeep sits right up against the differential and getting the top bolts off would have been tight.

I'm gonna grab a set of those craftsman jack stands thanks for the recommendation

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Today I continued on with the window replacement project. Installed 2 windows in my laundry room, Had to take extra care in removing of the existing trim and foam the windows since none of the trim is painted and I didn't want to have to worry about repairing the finish.

 

Used my Porter Cable 20V Lithium Oscillating Tool quite a bit on this one. This is the go to tool for cleaning up the window opening and prepping the surface for the new window. Also it is the best thing to use to trim the foam. It's like cutting bread!

 

Just need to cap off the exterior and do a little of exterior painting and these will be done.

 

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Also on a side note.

 

Does anyone have any recommendations on what to do to remove masking tape from finished trim? The previous owner of the house for what ever reason went crazy with the stuff and it's all over the trim in the room. This is the white stuff you see under the windows..

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Taking off gently shouldn't damage the finish. Zippo lighter fluid will eat up the left over adhesive without damage.

Spray it on, scratch it lightly with your finger, and then wipe it off

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I have used a hair dryer before to loosen tape up. Less likely to burn something up than a heat gun.

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Try out some goo be gone too. The sell it at HD and lowes too. Just be careful with it, and try a small area out first Before that I'd do the hairdryer thing too.

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What did I do today sat on my ass at the pool with the little woman and drank all day.

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