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  1. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year or whatever Holiday you celebrate.
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  2. @power to0ls here are some things I do to keep safe. I hope they help. If the material is 1-1/2" or less in width I would use a push stick. For material wider than that I rest my right pinky finger on the top of the fence to ensure my hand stays away from the blade. I don't like using push sticks for wider material. It increases the difficulty of getting an accurate cut. If you want to use a push block or a sled that should work just fine since they would have a wider surface to push with. Another tip is don't stand directly behind the piece you are cutting just incase kickback occurs. You wou
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  3. At least two XGT X2 tools are ready for market, 20J rotary hammer (HR006G) and demolition hammer (HM002G).
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  4. I scored two new to me tools this weekend. The first is a Toledo No. 1 pipe vise from my wife's grandparents' shed. It needs cleaning but should come in handy in the shop. The second is a Jet DC-650 dust collector. We got a heads up on some free cabinets, and the shop we picked them up at (they were new but had been sitting for five years) had both a radial arm saw and a dust collector sitting outside. The shop had closed by the time we returned, and the RAS was gone (probably just moved out of the shop for the cleaning they were doing), but the dust collector was still there.
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  5. Brushless is more efficient, so you will get more power and longer run time. They claim the motor itself will last longer too. IMO, brushless is a little overrated but if you want the best, most powerful tool; you cant go wrong with brushless. I own brushed and brushless tools and they both do the job they were built to do.
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  6. my horn cutter for cattle was broke last week so i tried to fix it but it was not working properly or maybe i have been using this for cutting horns for soo long and now it was not able that we can use it so at last today i ordered a new cutter for cattle and it looks like this
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  7. An air compressor tank is designed to remain pressurized 24/7/365. The best method for control of water condensed from air water vapor is to install an automatic tank drain purge valve, that burps air / water out from a bottom bung to a drain location. Every air compressor already includes an unloader / check valve, that automatically purges the pressurized air between the tank and the compressor, so the compressor is free to start against atmospheric pressure, instead of struggling to start against a pressurized tank. That is the audible hiss after the compressor stop
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  8. Welcome to the forum. There are still zero FlexVolt safety issues issues being reported on the DeWALT site or on the CPSC site. My suggestion is to report the details both to the manufacturer and to the CPSC, instead of only to a forum, so appropriate action may be implemented. There is a reason why the Owner's Manual has four pages of battery and battery charger safety instructions (that everyone fails to read).Lithium Ion batteries have a very high energy density and all safety procedures must be followed.
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  9. I would recommend Dewalt ToughSystem. Versatile and durable, these are two words I can use to describe this product from Dewalt. It is a radio that also has ample storage space inside for hobbyists and professionals. It’s not as expensive as other Dewalt radios but the sound set up is comparable to speaker brands.
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  10. I ordered a second DeWALT dxst10000 shelving unit for my storage unit from Home Depot. I chose ship to store. It was much cheaper than ship to home. I also got a polishing pad for my Rotex 150 and a Surfix finish applicators set from Festoolproducts.com. I heard The Surfix system was being discontinued and wanted to give it a try before it was too late. I wanted to try to buff out finishes with my rotex and I think this kit will be a good start. I will more than likely fill the dispenser cartridges with my own finish once I use up the included Festool finish in them.
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  11. Wow nice job and thanks for sharing. I was just talking about replacing my hot water heater with an on demand. I think once my tank goes, i am going to make the switch. Thanks for sharing.
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  12. The major remodel of a rental home includes elimination of the 35 gallon water heater and replacing it with a 18kW tankless water heater mounted on an interior closet wall. This change will permit a later update to add an additional bedroom and bathroom. The 18kW Rinkmo heater I purchased for my southern Florida home appears to be well made and well designed. The usage of a tankless water heater requires proper selection, based on expected water consumption and based on inlet water temperature. The southern Florida application is best / easiest because the cold water never gets rea
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  13. What does everyone do for a living? I work at a job shop specializing in the oil an gas industry. My main job is welding but I do some fabrication as well. I have done a little manual machining but could really improve on that. Most of the time I am in the shop but occasionally go on field service calls. Right now I am in a truck going to a well site. I also pick up side jobs as often as I can. Just welding repairs mainly. Nothing big but it pays.
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  14. Yup, Makita uses rubber gaskets on some of their tools to protect the batteries from excess vibrations. It seems to throw a lot of people off who don’t happen to know what it is in advance.
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  15. I read about this topic why the leaf blowers are banned, and found out that the reason for the ban is the air pollution and noise pollution that they create while blowing the leaves.
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  16. I picked up a Dremel 200 at HD. One of my coworkers bought my Milwaukee M12 rotary tool basically for what I paid for it, so I pulled the trigger on the Dremel. I dont use a Dremel all the time but it is a handy tool to have around, so I went with a corded one. After I did the break in procedure, I did some light sanding and some tool sharpening with it and its a keeper.
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  17. 503 14-46-0059 Shadow Line Assembly 530 31-01-0006 LED Button Assembly Here is a link you should check out scroll down to the bottom it has photos of the install https://documents.milwaukeetool.com/54-40-2730.pdf
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  18. Yes, that does suck. My buddy just had his van broken into and they took all his tools.
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  19. Hi something NEW ....... browsing the web as always; found on a very popular web site DCPW550B Cordless Power Cleaner Washer (B = bare tool) ((also comes in a kit option)) Cold Water Pressure Washer brings portable cleaning with quick and easy set up 550 max PSI* and 1.0 GPM** Soap bottle with nozzle included to apply detergent for cleaning 20' suction hose 4 quick connect nozzles - turbo, 15 Degrees, 25 Degrees, and 40 Degrees 10X the power of a garden hose Draw water from any fresh water source gard
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  20. I agree with Biggie, very quality tools but they don't put much out. They are really known for their lasers and concrete tools, plus bits. I have their drills and other tools and they have never failed me.
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  21. Wow, does that sounds good. There is nothing better than having a good house with good food.
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  22. Someone scored some cool new tools. Nice Bigmike.
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  23. Here’s a lil impact tool porn lol man it feels good to get them back and upgraded after my truck was stolen with my other older models..
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  24. With all due respect to the other authors and their experiences, this charging unit is a piece of garbage. No one should have to fix a new $200 product by repeatedly "slamming" new batteries into a charging base (which, by the way, did not work for me). I will be returning my second Milwaukee M12 Fuel 2 Tool Combo Kit (2598-22) this week. I opened the first kit a week ago and the charging unit kept flashing red/green with both batteries. The two batteries worked with the drill and the impact driver out of the box, so I know they were not completely defective. After returning to a different
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  25. Got the boot for the stubby today, man I gotta admit I’m team Yellow but these m12 tools are really damn nice!
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  26. Here’s my Christmas haul from kiddos and wifey man I love them!
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  27. Welcome to the forum. Demolition waste is a big part of any remodeling project. When my daughter and I initiated a home remodel, we ended up w/ a massive amount of heavy mass rubble, including LOTS of tile, sheetrock and much other assorted debris. In southern FL, all of the municipalities prohibit discarding construction debris. A barrel full of tile would have greatly exceeded the hydraulic lift ability for my home Brute 50 gallon barrel and would have raised bright red flags for the municipal trash authorities. The local pay waste collection s
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  28. hey all, newbie daniel here. I have certain queries regarding certain power tools. Hope I could find some answers here. Happy to be part of this community. Thank you for letting me in. Talk to you all soon. Cheers!
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  29. As usual, I am a little late also. Merry Christmas to all. Bigmike, sorry to hear about your gram passing away.
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  30. Welcome to the forum. The #31 slides up and down in the #55 when the #58 shaft is rotated, using the control not shown in the image having a gear that mates to the #61 gear. If the parts don't move then cleaning and lubrication is a good first step. Parts that slide and parts that rotate must slide/rotate instead of binding. The #31 slides up and down on the #56 shafts. The #58 shaft screws into the #60 receptacle. Also, the actuation shaft and shaft bushings not shown in the image must be free to rotate. It may be that the #30 set sc
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  31. My wife purchased a Bosch PSB 1800 LI-2 as a Christmas gift for me on 24 Nov. Gift was opened on Christmas Day and when I went to register for the extended guarantee I found I was one day over the 4 week cutoff. OK I accept that there has to be a cutoff point but you would think that in the interest of good customer relations they could extend the cutoff point by say 2 weeks in the case of Christmas gifts! Must be quite a few people in my position.
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  32. Welcome to the forum. That is a nice looking saw. The audible sound from my direct drive table saws has always been very screeching loud, while my belt drive is very quiet. I have never owned or heard a worm drive. How is the sound? A table saw is one of the most useful general purpose tools. The concern for safety is very, very valid. Bad things can happen so much faster than the eye can see or a human can react. There is LOTS and LOTS of info available online. That is a great newbie starting point. Here are some general pointers:
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  33. Yeah, Already using the Flexvolt Advantage Drill/Driver (DCD999...I think). The Flexvolt Advantage saw is up next but I havent gotten the Flexvolt blower yet. I cant seem to find one (yet) that is tool only. I figure that I will look in the new year as I bought these today (Home Depot was running a deal that I really liked):
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  34. Will be interesting to see how the new carbide recip blades compare to Milwaukee and Diablo. Doesn't look like the US will be getting the new blades.
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  35. I'm considering it, ToolGuyd has one review of a Tacklife tool (a pruning saw) and they seem to sell their stuff exclusively on Amazon. Looking at pictures of their various stuff, I'd say they're one of the many brands that simply slap their label on mass-produced Chinese tools, but the price is hard to beat. As I was looking around earlier this week, I was reminded that DeWalt has a cordless drywall sander now. I'm trying to figure out how to convince the wife that I "need" to spend over $400 on that, then I'll have to justify a good dust extractor. 😀
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  36. Welcome to the forum. This style picture hook is available in many small to large sizes and is the only method I use for hanging pictures. It works well, in my case has never failed in decades of usage and many dozens of applications. It leaves a very small hole in the sheetrock and is very easy to fix w/ joint compound.
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  37. I saw your other post about the jambalaya pot, that is awesome. In regards to smoking meat, I have so much I want to try. If you have any good seasoning or suggestions for the shoulder or butt, let me know. Speaking of presliced meats, I have been thinking about getting a slicer. i want to smoke some meat and then slice it up. My wife would kill me because we don't have a kitchen but I have always wanted a slicer.
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  38. I have not heard of them but that looks pretty cool and for the price, might be worth a shot.
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  39. If the price is not important, then I definitely recommend the iFixit Pro Tech 87 in 1 Toolkit. S2 steel bits and a lot of auxiliary tools for repairing small items — that's a good point. If you do not want to overpay, then you should look at the set from Royace. It's 119 in 1 screwdriver kit has vast array of CR-V bits and ratchet screwdriver.
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  40. Eric, I bought this kit as my second Thanksgiving set: https://www.academy.com/shop/pdp/outdoor-gourmet-deluxe-turkey-fryer-kit#repChildCatid=917554. Academy is hard to beat on prices (East Coast Lowe's and Home Depot stores sell basic 30-qt. fryer setups for $60-70), and the set at the link includes both a 30-qt. frying/boiling pot and a 10-qt. pot which is perfect for frying fish. I kept my original fryer stand outdoors for about 7 years and I think it's still in storage, while the pots are somewhat thin aluminum but hold up well. I'm looking forward to retirement
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  41. I live in Chicago and cook outside all year long, even when it's below 0. Right now I don't have a choice because we don't have a kitchen, but I would still be cooking outside all year. You're right, one of the best things about cooking outside in colder weather is no bugs and your drink stays cold. I agree, there is something about cooking outside that just makes it much better. I don't have a fryer but would like to save up for one. I currently have a charcoal grill that I use to use for smoking, but I have a Traeger that replaced it. I use the Charcoal if I am cooking a good piece of
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  42. I think that there are 3 possible causes for this spinning. Cause number one is the bearing. There are many bearings that can be purchased. Just getting any new one will not solve the problem. You need a 6002DDW bearing. It makes no difference who makes it, but the ones that Makita suggests are made by NSK. Repair places will try to sell you a 6002DW bearing. That is not what you want. The DDW suffix indicates a bearing with 2 light contact seals (the green rings on the NSK bearings). If you get a bearing with regular contact seals, it will cause the spinning. The second cause is a w
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  43. i have the harbor freight line of 18 volt tools, i did have ryobi but years ago and when i needed new batteries they cost more than the tools so i went back to h-f. anyway it seems h-f does not carry this tool now and i do not want to start a new tool lime collection. so i got me 2 batteries for a porter cable tool so i could take the batteries out and put them in my h-f battery packs. so the porter cable batteries get here and they are nimh batteries, my h-f are nicd. so now i have to find a charger that will charge both battery types to a full charge and if possible let me keep
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  44. Yes, Dewalt does have an adapter for their old XRP. Here is one at HD.
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  45. Ive got the M12 Fuel hammer drill and its pretty awesome. You could also look at the M12 Fuel impact driver. I work in an auto plant where I shoot little screws all day long and I use an M12 impact driver all day long and theyre awesome. Most of the guns we have are the brushed version which is very good and powerful but one of our guns is an M12 Fuel and the Fuel is amazing. It has so much power and the battery lasts forever, even with just the 2ah battery.
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  46. I would recommend getting the fuel version of a tool if it is available in m12. I don't know if you are still in need of higher demand tools but since you are in the m18 line now it might be worth looking at more m18 tools. The higher demand tools like the circular saw and jig saw might be the more enjoyable experience over the m12 variants.
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  47. Do not let any part of your body possibly closer that 6" to the blade. Do not let your hand go over the blade. Use push sticks, featherboards, fence/miter-guide/sliding-table and guards!
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  48. Lots of YouTube videos on it. Pay serious attention to the ones focusing on safety...table saw injuries can happen in the blink of an eye! Just one wrong move and people lose fingers! Take it seriously! Always have your riving knife on. Use your push sticks.
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  49. Sorry for the late reply, but the snow plow is back in stock at HD for $329 and free shipping. The manufacturer made a change to the plow lift handle to make it easier to raise/lower the blade without having to get up off of the seat and stopping the unit. Don't know about moving dirt, but it should work with loose dirt. I wouldn't use it like a bull dozer to break compacted ground.
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  50. Spend a little money and take a welding course, it will help you figure out what capabilities you want. If you will be doing heavier welding you may want a stick welder, if it is light sheet metal MIG is easier. It is all about what you want to do as far as welders go, the Miller versus Lincoln debate is like the DeWALT versus Milwaukee one, a lot of noise, but both will actually get the job done. My advice on purchasing one though is see what you have available to you in the ways of local support brandwise before you purchase. One brand may dominate your local area due to the support from a d
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