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  1. I made this shelf for my wife to display her Snoopy figures. I also did a detailed Instructables that is in a Shelving contest right now. Judging ends in two days, so check it out and give me a vote if you like it. If you don't like it, don't vote for it. Some awesome prizes are up for grabs. I'd appreciate your opinion on my Instructable. Thanks. Link to contest: www.instructables.com/contest/shelving2016/ Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk
    5 points
  2. Made some brackets with UHMW on the sides to hold the FastCap Rails for my miter saw and got the clamp rack mounted to wall. Have to polyurethane a couple mounts and it will be done. Then can move on to tool cabinet.
    4 points
  3. Very good point about flexvolt and the new battery platform argument. Some say its not a big deal others say it is.
    3 points
  4. Good Day! I wanted to share my experience with the Klein MM700 CatIV 600V/ CatIII 1000V Multimeter. I am an electrician and I have a soft spot for multimeters. I have owned way too many of them! I picked up the Klein MM700 for $140 Canadian including Shipping. The price was too temping to pass up. Included in the packaging was the following: - MM700 Multimeter - K-type thermocouple - Thermocouple adaptor - Test Leads - Probe covers - Alligator Clips - Soft case - 2x AAA batteries Right away, the meter feels great in the hand. The over-molding is very grippy and reminiscent of a Fluke. The meter isn't very heavy either. One great feature I liked is that the fuses are located in the battery compartment. I am not a fan of tearing apart a meter to change a fuse. The kickstand allows for a great viewing angle and is integrated into the battery cover. Once I got this meter powered up, the next feature I really liked was the selector switch. Nice firm clicks lock the dial in place. Feels very premium, almost as nice as the Flukes. The leads are what you would expect with an inexpensive meter. Soft, but not a premium silicon lead. The display is very nice. Simple and easy enough to read. The viewing angles aren't great though. From below to centre, perfect legibility, but when looking down from the top, it's harder to see. With the backlight on, it's almost impossible to read from the top-down. The speed of the reading is pretty good too, considering the cost, accuracy is also good. It is a true RMS meter and offers Lo-Z which is a must if you need to weed-out ghost voltages. I did a side-by-side comparison with my Fluke 17B+. While the Fluke is faster and more accurate, the Klein did a great job. It would have been nice to see 3 decimal places for low voltage, but it is an inexpensive meter. The MM700 Tough Meter also claims to be IP42. This should protect it from dirt and water drops. Overall, this meter is pretty damn impressive when you consider its price point. If you need a well built meter that is accurate and budget friendly, don't hesitate to pick up the Klein MM700! The Good: Inexpensive Tactile Selector Dial IP42 Accurate Very grippy, feels good in hand True RMS Lo-Z Easy to change fuses The Bad: Cheap test leads Limited viewing angles Backlight decreases viewing angles Hope you like my Mini-review! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  5. New hand tools, socket set: .. Hammers etc ..
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  6. I don't like it in the middle because you can't just turn all the way to the left to turn it off. I like the modular setup, but with how much I use my DMM and the various accessories, it's just quicker. I have the TL175s too but it's annoying having to screw on the banana adapter then attaching the clip/adapter. It can also be annoying to have a probe adding weight and stiffness to a clip. I have the Milwaukee 2216-20 DMM(at least for the moment, waiting for a response on Craigslist), it's dead on accurate but the continuity beeper is too slow(like with my Klein CL700 clamp meter). I found the Klein clamp meter to be less accurate when the frequency goes up, not a problem for an Electrician but over 120 Hz it starts drifting. Is the hold function a freeze on the screen or does it beep and hold when it gets a stable reading?
    2 points
  7. So I now have the birch plywood I need along with 3 chunks of maple for the trim so will start cutting tonight. I have been purchasing some really nice woodworking hand tools like planes, saws, marking gauges, etc and needed a place for them. Also not happy with my current clamp storage setup (as I mentioned in another thread), so going to redo that at the same time. This will allow me to add more clamps and remove and replace them with much greater ease. I am going to build storage slots for my miter saw extensions for easier access. Right now they are behind the tool box top and I have to snake them back and forth in a certain sequence to get them out Sketchup drawings showing you a rendering of what is going to be built. Should not take long to do except for the dovetail drawers below the planes.
    1 point
  8. Love this 4 1/2 makita grinder . very easy to maneuver and light weight and has good power. All together probably have put 5 hours on it real like the overload and also the power switch if it doesn't have a battery and its left on it doesn't turn on if u put one on it u have to switch it off and then on it will turn on. Has good run time and love the guard and it also came with a cutting guard not some plastic piece that slides over the grinding guard . Also I have a review of it on my YouTube channel.
    1 point
  9. I have p107 lithium battery 18v. Now i can't use it because if i charging it will be testing mode "red blinking". I showed my problems in this video. Thanks for helping
    1 point
  10. How about this monster? Custom from a dewalt right angle drill.
    1 point
  11. Ya but makita 9.6 beats them all Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  12. Great idea on the sheath. Marking gauges are the way to go for a lot of reasons. We learn ways to measure that build in a lot of cumulative error. I am trying to retrain myself to do things differently. I think the router plane will be handy. I have needed one about three times in the last two weeks and did not have it. I am loving this scraper plane. I have used it to clean up some 3/4 wide facing that I would have rounded off with sandpaper and the grain was to irregular for a normal plane. This things rocked !
    1 point
  13. NPS 2017 Milwaukee Rep announces, "Thank you for joining us today. At Milwaukee our customers have noticed our m18 and m12 tools heat up quickly and we wanted to provide a solution to their problem. We have worked extremely hard this past year and are announcing a new technology called Milwaukee Frost. It is part of our goal to bring disruptive innovation to our products. It is a brand new cooling system we will be implementing in future m12, m18, and m18x2 tool releases. Milwaukee Frost will be the standard in tool cooling technology. Milwaukee Frost actively cools the tool when under extreme load. During testing we have found our tools perform 20% cooler than our other models that do not include Milwaukee Frost technology. Because the tools perform cooler we are able to get 15% more run time with our batteries when paired with a tool that has Milwaukee Frost. In addition to Frost tools we are working on m18 frost and m12 frost batteries. We will divulge more information about these batteries next year. We should be seeing Milwaukee Frost tools starting to release in the next couple months. At only a $20 premium over our previous models we feel Milwaukee Frost is a great buy. That will be all for our presentation. We hope you enjoyed the presentation and hope you will enjoy our other tool releases. Thank you. *energetic music plays* *smoke is dispensed* *Milwaukee rep rides off the stage in style on a Milwaukee red segway*
    1 point
  14. I switched over to using a marking knife anywhere I need to be more precise than the width of a pencil point and had the same problem of "how do you keep it handy without stabbing yourself." I found that Blue Spruce Toolworks makes an excellent sheath for marking knives (and really nice knives too, if you're in the market. I bought one and can attest to the quality and usefulness in keeping the blade of my marking knife out of my leg http://www.bluesprucetools.com/cgi/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=SLSH
    1 point
  15. In Canada, Milwaukee markets that as "portable 2 in 1 jobsite heater". Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  16. This came today. Been on order for about 7 weeks. Typical Lie Nielsen A+++
    1 point
  17. Wow milwaukee hammers didn't see that one coming was expecting FUEL M36 18.0 amp zero turn mower, maybe FUEL M36 chain saw maybe even circular saw? lol now i'm just tossing tools out that I want to see.
    1 point
  18. @rought I can agree with you about temperature. My DCD791 and DCD996 run far far cooler than my Fuel 2704, which gets hot enough to be uncomfortable. They try to pack too much power into too small of a drill imo.
    1 point
  19. That's really awesome great job you have my vote
    1 point
  20. Love peanuts. Good job Sent from my Pixel XL using Tapatalk
    1 point
  21. when I first looked at it not enough coffee this morning, I thought it was a dresser for a child's room.....that is really cool.......
    1 point
  22. That's awesome dude, she's gotta love that! Plus snoopy is awesome.
    1 point
  23. They came today! Don't even know which of these new Knipex I like best but the x-cuts are highly recommended. Cobra ES is fantastic as well. The 6" pliers wrench is a great size. I thought I might be going overboard with Cobras and pliers wrench sizes but the head difference is actually fairly noticeable. Definitely different use scenarios for the 5" and 6". The 5" cobra and pliers wrench are pretty much hobby tools realistically.
    1 point
  24. Ha Ha, I thought about it. But, No one will ever see it on camera.
    1 point
  25. I had a client who yelled at me because I spent 15min going around her house lining up screws, I didn't charge her...it was just really driving me nuts. Sent my partial OCD into overdrive.
    1 point
  26. For god sakes man, line up your screws! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    1 point
  27. People from az hate Texas mexican and Texans hate az's mexican. Definately different styles of food. But there is good in both places if you find it haha
    1 point
  28. Okay, I'm gonna have to try that tommys jerky! I found that world kitchen jerky at Walmart after you put it on IG I think. Or maybe that was @stercoarius [emoji848] can't remember. Anyway it was so much better than Jacklinks. I don't usually eat much bag jerky on account of that there's two awesome butcher shops near me that both have great jerky, and one has station about 45 miles away that is worth the drive(there's is the best in the county), and Buc-ees has really good jerky, and I always buy a couple pounds when I get the chance to stop in one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    1 point
  29. its roughly 1300$ The best part of that thing is that you can turn the body.
    1 point
  30. I like that the fuses are in the battery compartment. I'm not a fan of the dial's off position in the middle. Those leads look like the cheap ones you get from China on eBay...but the leads with that 17B+ don't come with the meter, that should be noted. The 17B+ comes with the TL75, I presume what you have there is the TL175(Could be the TL224).
    1 point
  31. Seeing as you're a sign guy, Is it a bender for neon tubing?
    1 point
  32. i have had mine for alittle over a year now. love the sound best out there. this could have been a really great radio if they got rid of the crummy power supply and supplied a 120 volt detachable power cord. the rubber feet wore out in about 6 months,and the power supply went last week. 54.00 from dewalt for new one. the compartment on top could have been used for a couple of outlets. i dont use it for my iphone or ipod, im afraid the vibration in there will destroy sensitive equipment.Would i buy another one? probably,, just for the sound alone. im hoping they come out with a new model, with a real ac hookup, and maybe some outlets. i would definitly buy it. all in all you wont be sorry if you buy it.Im a contractor and my tools take a beating on the job site.,and actually it has held up pretty good.All the guys on the job site ask me when im going to turn radio on. they would rather listen to mine.
    1 point
  33. can't get much better than this....
    1 point
  34. Klein makes some nice meters, I have a CL800 clamp meter and love it to death. Love it way more than the Fluke stuff we have at work.
    1 point
  35. Sorry bro I had to Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  36. Ha ones in my neck of the woods are ghost towns, although the affected stores with the plague were Chicago stores Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  37. I actually like it Bri. I don't eat it often because it's in San Antonio, an hour away from where I live. And when I'm in SA I usually go to other places instead. In terms of fast/chipotle style restaurants if any of y'all have a whichwich in your area, it's worth a try. But in terms of Mexican food, I grew up on poor mans tex-mex. that's what grandma cooked, that's what my mom learned to cook, and it's what I favor. Can't really do the "authentic" Mexican joints. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
    1 point
  38. Is it bad that I use Milwaukee/Makita SDS grease? Not the chuck lube, the gear grease! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  39. You guys wouldn't have these types of problems to worry about if you just bought Ryobi...nobody steals Ryobi stuff...
    1 point
  40. Bingo!!!! I should be interested to see where this light would be a great fit over something smaller and just as bright. No doubt it would be great for its intended purpose but you need all that space for storage and transportation. One of the big reasons we got the Radius lights is because it's very bright yet compact, plus it fits in a crawlspace, something that is critical in our work. If I need something up higher in the air, I would prefer something on a tripod like the rocket lights.... Or just mount a light up off the floor entirely, that creates the best lighting anyways
    1 point
  41. Que another Tia forum debate, I would go into my opinion but we already have quite a few threads where we jag each other around for the best brand eh hem red, but realistically any color will suite your needs, I'd say makita or Milwaukee are both great lines with really great tools, dewalts up there but your basically buying into two platforms if you want any flex volt stuff Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
    1 point
  42. Well laid out, clean, AND in a garage! You the man for sure.
    1 point
  43. ooohhohoooo ohyeahh!! .. They are all delicious . You're welcome
    1 point
  44. Cats and dogs will be allowed to get married and get full tax benefits and not live in sin any more.
    1 point
  45. I like really dry jerky that shreds into delicious strands. I used to have a source years ago of the perfect jerky and haven't found anything that's half as good since.
    1 point
  46. nice pics guys! we lost our 3 dogs in 13 months. 10 y.o. shepard mix, ruptured intestinal tumor. her buddy, 11 y.o. treeing walker coon hound, wasn't right. wife took her to vet. vet wanted to iv fluids. dog passed away before momma got home from vet. then,in nov, 2016, our 15 y.o. border collie mix, well, you know when its time to play 'God'. we had it done, in our living room. i held her as she left us. i still get emotional about her, she was my dog. we grieve, we understand, between momma and me, musta been 20 dogs thru our lives. we have now rescued 3 more. a 2 yo rat terrier mix, a 11 mo shepard mix, and a 4 mo lab mix. yep, we love dogs the old girls.................gypsy, pandora, sugar and the pups, freya, luna, zelda
    1 point
  47. Nothing like a pinch between the gum and cheek! Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    1 point
  48. Y'all know know I am not a negative person right? But I have to disagree on any Jack suggestions. I am a cat that will keep my personal opinions to himself. If you like how it tastes thats cool with me, cause in the end that is all that matters. Besides, Jerky is a personal preference, some like moist and chewy, but some folks including me, like it dry and pack it in like chewing tobacco LOL. -Steven
    1 point
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