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  1. While some people seem to have success with knock off batteries, I personally would steer clear. A lot of times the performance doesn't match the amp hour rating like a genuine battery. Then there are some safety concerns such as does it have the technology to not fry your tool or burn down your house while charging. Not saying that they will and I'm sure there are some that are just fine but to me it's not worth the risk. If you go this route I would just make sure to read reviews and try get somewhat reputable knock offs. Genuine batteries alone aren't cheap and more than lik
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  2. Hitachi/Metabo have made such a product for their tools. After that Dewalt has one for their 12” miter saw. Haven’t heard of Makita or anyone else doing it yet though.
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  3. I'm going to say the commercial but my memory is a bit rusty when comparing the 2 (I haven't done any string trimming since last fall). My preferred choice in most cases is the commercial. It feels nicer in the hand, the trigger is much better, and the carbon fiber shaft helps to balance out the machine quite nicely. It is more noticeable when a gas unit bogs down than the Ego's. They get tangled and keep on spinning with no noticeable change in motor sound.
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  4. What I’ve seen online is the POWER DETECT has more power with an 8ah 20v than when it has a 9ah flexvolt. The FLEXVOLT ADVANTAGE has more power with a flexvolt than a 20v battery But at the end of the day, a sharp (or dull) blade is really going to be the biggest difference, no matter what tool you have.
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  5. I purchased this toolbox, at Sears in Boulder, in 1992. My tool collection is essentially a tool-for-every-application set-up, and this box has been perfect. It has served me well for 29 years, although it's starting to fall apart and needs to be replaced. The challenge is that I've found nothing comparable on the market. I've searched everywhere and, as the Sinéad O'Connor tune goes, "nothing compares to you." There are no model numbers on the toolbox, and I'm wondering if anyone here can identify it. I left a message with Stanley Black & Decker, who purchased Craftsman
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  6. You can do one of two things to make a straight cut. Kreg has a track system that will work on all most any saw. When I need to make a straight cut, I use a level and clamp it to my work. So if I need to cut a piece of plywood, I use my 8' level (If I am cutting a smaller piece, I use a smaller level).
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  7. Most major tool brands have adapters made for other brands' batteries, albeit usually third party ones that can void the warranty or even lead to safety concerns. It's odd that Worx would have a different battery platform between countries, though, as DeWalt and other brands use the same basic battery style regardless of whether the tool is made for Europe, North America, or another continent. The only first-party adapter I can think of is the DCA1820, which DeWalt produces to adapt 20v Max (18v XR in the UK) batteries for older 18v XRP and other 18v pod-style battery tools. Quit
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  8. I have a 2703 and 2704 and for whatever reason with enough force you can spin the motor backwards by turning the chuck. I don't think it was always that way and the 2704 can't be spun by hand. Almost like there should be a braking force from the motor but the one no longer has it or it's not as strong. I actually changed out the chuck on the 2703. I tried putting a small breaker bar on the allen first, then tried an impact wrench on the allen, also tried a hammer and none of those worked. If the drill works and it'll lock the allen wrench in the chuck, what I finally did was attach the si
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  10. Welcome to the forum. Be aware that chainsaw kickback is a concern when used in this fashion. The tip / blade will be in dirt / rocks, in addition to the wood. Extensive cleaning / lubrication especially on the tip wheel, blade groove and chain will help reduce the wear from this operation mode. Note that another option is mushroom stump removal. I have used this with acceptable results in several instances. For tools like this I frequently purchase used, such as with Craig's List, Offer Up or eBay.
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  11. Hello guys , i will posting some picture and video of welding i did . For sure you will get more info about welding with more details. Weldin section is almost dead so we can bring to life You will see all stile of welding and welding technique . and for those who does know what FORUM means : FORUM is place where ideas and views on a particular issue can be exchanged. https://youtu.be/EBhTg1JwkJQ
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  12. Hi, I changed two cells in one battery, but I charged them up to the same level as the other 8 cells. Spot welded together and for now its Working. M18 5ah battery Frode
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  13. Thanks wingless! Good idea. I will measure the opening and order it if it fits.
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  14. Sears was a Chicago-based behemoth in its day, one that etched fond memories in the minds of many Americans at its retail store height. It's hard to believe that the stores I bought my tools in as a young naive mechanic in, and the stores I found my first tool deals (to include my first Milwaukee [corded, since stolen] tools) in, are now vacant anchors at dying or deal malls. As Eric stated, Sears failed to change with the times. In an alternate timeline they might be the juggernaut Amazon is nowadays.
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  15. I wrote about these in the "What Tools Did You Buy Today?" thread, but Lowe's has some great deals for those looking for a decent drill/impact kit or simply more batteries for their existing tools. For $170 or less, you can buy into MetaboHPT (formerly Hitachi) with a hammer drill and Triple Hammer impact driver, one 5.0Ah MultiVolt battery and one 3.0Ah 18v battery with charger. The hammer drill kit is currently $103.05 and the bare tool 18v Triple Hammer $67.05. Black drills and impacts are available as well for even less, but come with 1.5Ah batteries. Essentially, you can bu
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  16. Welcome to the forum. Why not just swap the entire switch w/ different part that fits okay? Something like this part? POWERTEC 71353 Toggle Safety Switch
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  17. This is the stupidest take I have ever seen in my entire life. I went through the hassle of creating an account just to ridicule it.
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  18. I feel really bad for Sears and Kmart actually. I mean, during the last year they had to close more than 100 stores actually, which is kind of insane. I really hope that they would be able to get out of this ... pit. Let's be honest, the last year has actually been terrific for a lot of great companies, and Sears were already in a bad situation. I really hope that they would not have to liquidate the company, as i know how tough is that. I have had the experience to liquidate my own company and I called for the services of https://www.antonybatty.com/company-liquidation/ as they are probably t
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  19. .iveI've worked for a general contractor for 30 + years now I deal with alot of sub contractors .plumbers ,electricians ,ect I've used every brand of tools out there and some that no longer exist. yes I like Bosch For concrete if it's just a 1/4 or 1/2 inch hole the bulldog rules but Hilti Te74 or 75s or 76s for bigger holes cordless Milwaukee I've notice there geared differently more for plumbing or electricians. me myself I like Makita being a carpenter I've dropped them and seems like there made with carpentry in mind but I also like some of The Metabo line for cordless nailers there better
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  20. Wow, those are steals. I am going to check my Lowes this week.
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  21. So, I just picked up a Parkside bench grinder/belt sander for $49, identical to the one in this video. The person who posted that upgraded his a few months later with a material rest for the sander portion. This seems like a decent bench tool, and the price is a little less than bench grinders go for at the big box stores. For those with a Lidl in the area, it's worth checking them out. Right now they have their cordless power tools and garden tools back in stock. While I wouldn't trust these as much as I would, say, Ryobi, they've used the same 20v battery platform since I sta
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  22. I have the Ego version and it is ok. It has roughly 300 more watt hours than the Makita. They are reasonably close in charge capacity. It's not officially supported for the larger tools like the mowers and snowblowers. I don't know the price of the Makita but the Ego is not cheap ($1300 usd without charger or tool) but the runtime is great. You will probably go through close to 2 tanks or more of fuel with a gas string trimmer before the battery runs out on the Ego trimmer.
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  23. Try E-replacement Parts part #N621119 is the outer washer ring clamp but I think you need a new inner washer part #650109-00 or you can stack 2 blades and offset the teeth.
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  24. Most 'fridge models locate the shared cooling plate (w/ the Freon) between the freezer and the refrigerator compartments, providing greater cold surface area for a smaller volume to make the freezer colder. Even if the other physical barriers are removed, that cold plate is still a physical barrier, so the freezer area will always be colder. It may be possible to decrease the thermal stratification by adding internal circulation fans to move air between the compartments. The thermostat monitors / regulates the temperature on one compartment, for single compr
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  25. My life is divided before and after I discovered this cool trick to mark a circle accurately in any diameter you choose, easily and in one second. The full video is now on my youtube channel:
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  26. Replaced windshield on a 2020 Ford F150 vehicle equipped LDWS (lane departure warning system) Started to Recalibrate camera software was running like it should then after a few short minutes while taking vehicle for a quick drive software stated vehicle doesn't require recalibration, mind you I just recalibrate the same exact vehicle a few months back w. no issues. Waiting on tech support to answer, anyone coming across same issue?
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  27. Got it sorted at last.. Really thin sliders in a tough place to see let alone get at there was a thin sliver of wood that was jammed in the slot preventing it from bottoming out at 45 degrees.. I only found it by poking a 1mm wire into the slot and luckily i could feel something was in there.. Been a nightmare but thanks for helping ...
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  28. Thanks. With all that is available, it seems overwhelmingly confusing. Is there a laser that can be used for grading AND framing? Or are they two very different tools?
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  29. Great question. When I get back in town I will look at mine. I never knew I had to grease it. I always thought it was a sealed grease compartment. Thanks for letting me know. When I look at mine, I will see what I can find.
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  30. Homemade metal bender constructed from a large bearing and bar stock. Useful for bending flat or round bar stock.
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  31. I used the Milwaukee black sharpie and white paint pen. On the tool, I will write with the sharpie underneath/inside where the battery connects. On the battery, I use the paint pen on the top. When the battery is installed on the tool, you don't see either one. It's great for knowing which are mine, but for true security, not so much; they can both be rubbed off pretty easily with a magic eraser sponge. I like this though, in case I sell something on craigslist or ebay, I can take it off.
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