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  1. Tool Buying Guide.... Tools have been around for a very long time helping people everyday from just being there to show manhood to down right making a living. Everyone has to start somewhere, some people are lucky to have other people in their lives to help with this part of life by showing them the ropes. I'm going to go over a few things you should think about if you are ready to have tools be part of your everyday life for helping with self accomplishment or profit. There are many brand names available that tend to show off their flagship tools, with ads that tend to mak
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  2. With 2016 coming to an end, I would like to take this time to acknowledge all the new members that joined our tool enthusiast forum we all know as TIA this year including some second generation Tool guru's, Some of our members were blessed in receiving children, some as new parents and some with new additions to their growing family. Give them a special welcome for being part of a drama free community. As the latest appointed Moderator of the forums I would like to mention that this is an honor, Moderator is a strong name for my new position on the site as it is more focused on the inner wor
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  3. Just realized I hadn't shared this with everyone. As some of you know, my daughter was running the ATV MX Nationals Series this year. She spent all summer and about $20,000 (about half of it from sponsorships) running all over the eastern US, but as of October she is officially the National Champion in the Girls 8-13 90cc class. Still has 3 years of eligibility in her class as well, so she could put together a pretty good run.
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  4. Thanks for sending me all your information on PM. I am getting it all, but haven't answered everyone back. Once the week is up and we are back in town, I will be letting everyone know. Just an FYI to everyone. I am saw the information you sent and do have it. Congratulations to everyone.
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  5. Milwaukee has the Sawzall, Hackzall, Inkzall.....why not have a BENCHZALL..... standing height in the front and sitting height on the other side .................
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  6. Hey guys, just wanted to let you know the newest crew member is here! Lillian "Lillypad" Ann Hess She was born 3/6/17 7lbs 2 oz 19.5 inches we came home yesturday and are settling in. Soon she will be another helper for daddy and mommy.
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  7. Last spring, a guy on CL was selling a bunch of metal boxes from the Milwaukee 10 1/2" circular saws. At $12 each, I bought up as many as would fit in my van and brought them home thinking I would use them as tool storage. Well, I finally got around to building some shelving in the garage to give them a proper home. Presenting the Milwaukee Wallzall! Now if only I could find some magnetic sheets in the right color red, I could cover up the "10 1/2" Circular Saw" label with an actual printed label of what's in each box. That would be an awesome backdrop for a red tool family portrait.
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  8. Well.....in my "New Shop Underway" blogosphere thingy I eluded to something really crazy going on. I found out something really crazy on Thursday. Well...... Im going to be a daddy.
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  9. The Circular Saw Blade buyer Guide.... You may have walked into a major hardware store such as Home Depot and seen a wall of different circular saw blades, all different looking and all different pricing as well. The amount of different blades can be daunting if you don't know what your looking at or for. I will cover some of the basics to help understand what the different blades are used for. There are different circular saw blades that are designed to cut different materials and to work with different types of saws. There are a few things to consider when picking a
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  10. Source Front Page: " As you know, we always have a massive giveaway at the end of every year and this year isn’t any different. This year we are giving away 63 different products. Here are some of the items in the giveaway this year and would like to thank the manufacturers for providing and helping out with the giveaways. " Read More Here Power Tool Forum Winners Bmack TCoscarelli Framer Joe Nicolas Ramos ikepete JTKendall Theultimatehic Bremon foneguy poisionfang85 77Ford EETwidget JimboS1ice
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  11. UPS guy just showed up. Just the prize I was hoping to get. Thanks guys. Sent from my XT1058 using Tapatalk
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  12. My item came and it was from Klein. This is a sweet backpack! I guess my next step is to buy more tools to fill it up! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  13. So for those that haven't heard(which is hard because I've been non-stop talking about him), my dog passed away on Tuesday. I've taken it really hard, I haven't been without a dog since I was like 6 years old and that was only a couple months since my dog "Went to live on a farm". I've literally had maybe three months of my life without a dog. Well today I went to the shelter and this guy put a little bit of tape on my broken heart. He's 8 months old, a hound dog mix, we think he was one of the "flood dogs" from LA. Very loving, quite energetic but he listens and aims to please. He seems reall
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  14. WIN 10 STICKERS OF YOUR CHOOSING ( YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH ) 10 WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN HOW TO: 1. LEAVE A COMMENT 2. WINNING NAMES WILL BE RANDOMLY DRAWN ON FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16TH, 2016 3. I WILL CONTACT THE WINNERS WITH A PM. I WILL NEED YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS AND THE 10 STICKER CHOICES YOU MAKE. GOOD LUCK CREW! AND HAPPY HOLIDAY'S! UPDATE 12/9/2016: ADDED LINK TO SEE WHO IS ENTERED AS WELL AS PERCENTAGE CHANCE OF WINNING https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/16nkk58coAAtLt_cs7wdOmzqJUtqkRiFryomVEwVHkMY/edit?usp=sharing
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  15. So Samantha and I had a surprise yesterday. I was finishing painting the nursery and Samantha was out raking. She came in and her water broke. Two high speed ambulance rides later we found ourselves at Maine Medical. Our hospital recognized that our lil one was coming in hot and heavy at 32 weeks. So they shipped us off to a NICU ASAP. Samantha gave birth to our son, William Lawrence (Will) at 415 am. Our son is in NICU, but they just removed a breathing tube and he is starting to push air with assistance. He's beautiful. A prayer wouldn't go unheard of but he's amazing. Samantha, true to nat
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  16. Yesterday I woke up to a positive pregnancy test on my night stand - I was floored because I'm 43 and my kids are 15-17-20 - a couple months ago business was doing great and I said to my wife what's the one thing you want that you don't have and she said a 4th baby - how could I say no - this girl has been by my side for 26 yrs since high school and has been an amazing wife and even more amazing mother so today I can honestly say I'm super happy for her.
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  18. We are starting our member giveaways up again and we are starting it with something cool. You may have seen our post on the TIA, but if not, here is the deal. We are giving away the new Milwaukee M18 Radius Light with One-Key. One lucky winner will be able to have a cool new light for the job site. If you are not familiar with this light, you can check it out at Milwaukee Tool. So how do you win? You have to be a forum member to enter this giveaway. For this month we are letting the Crew decide which forum member wins the light. Which ever forum member has the most votes o
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  19. Hey guys. Man I miss you guys. As some of you know, I had a pretty rough go for a stretch. I'll spare everyone the the boring details, but long story short, things in my neck of the woods kinda fell apart. Eventually I fell into untreated depression. I neglected myself to the point I became physically ill. Nerve pain, throwing up, couldn't get out of bed, and so on. My family stepped up and forced me to see a Doctor. I had dropped to 140 pounds, was only taking in 400-500 calories a day, and my traditionally perfect blood pressure had dropped to 80/45. They basically gave me the o
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  20. I can't believe it I actually won something for the second time......wow gonna have myself 9.0Ah battery and rapid charger
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  21. Good Day Crew! It arrived, my Forum Member of the Month Giveaway! A BIG thanks to the crew for voting for me, Dan and Eric for creating a great place for us folks to hang out, and DeWalt for putting up the prize. Looking forward to putting the nailer to work. Video coming soon. -Steven
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  23. little back story, My father passed away just about 2 yrs ago now (82yrs) and he had a love for woodworking, taught me all I know. He owned a construction company while I grew up and every chance he had he was in his woodworking shop tinkering on some kind of project. Back in the late 60's about 50 some years ago he built some shelving with good old 2"x 8" lumber, this shelving unit he built was always inside so it was just bare wood all the time it was in use. He built it with the good old fashioned hammer and nails. My brother and I was dismantling the shelving unit to make room and I starte
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  24. My son just started cub scouting a couple of months ago. He is a late starter to this and joined the den over half way through in the year. About two months ago, they asked for volunteers to host the woodworking requirement for the Bear rank kids. I jumped at the opportunity since I love my shop and teaching kids about woodworking. Everything was all pre-cut for the kids, so it was just hammering in some finished nails and a little gluing........we snuck in some battery operated drills as well...... Before the kids showed up, I had a ton of shop cleaning to do. I hit
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  25. Hey guys. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers, this is really appreciated. I am home now, I came home Christmas Day to my family with my Wife driving me through a major snow storm. She left our home at 5 am not even knowing if I would be released. She is awesome. She spent most of the week at Mass General with my Son who is 13 months old. He couldn’t even recognize me, it was terrible. The Neurosurgeons and Nurses and ALL of the personnel from the janitors to transport, security and cafeteria employees were amazing. They tried to med flight me from Dover NH but couldn’t get one so
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  26. Man, I couldn't help it... there was a spring sale and I splurged. This saw is way overkill for my needs, but it was cheaper than the single 18V brushless saw. I'm just a home DIYer, but I love these teal tools. I'm such a tool poser, lol
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  27. About 22-weeks into pregnancy and everything looks good. Except for me, I'm still a mess. ?
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  28. Congrats to all the winners, huge giveaway many many winners woot woot!.....
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  29. hey guys just wanted to thank all of you that voted for me for the month of Dec giveaway......sweet I'm making a special area in the shop.......back to Home depot to get some blue paint.....lol
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  30. Not a bad Christmas haul at all fellas! Check out my new yellow!
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  31. Mrs. Conductor bought lots of shit. We fill up her car every year, but this year was the worst yet. She rode home with a shop vac on her lap and I literally had to stuff the last couple of bags in the window ?
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  32. I've been putting together a small woodworking / project shop in my 2 car garage. It takes up just about half of the space as shown in picture. I mounted the lathe and the band saw on Harbor Frieght workbenches, then installed drop casters so I can move them around as needed. This also allowed me another full empty workbench for misc activity. A lot of clean up and re-organizing, and this is what I got. I hope to keep it at least half this clean going forward. let me know what you think .... THANKS CREW !!!
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  33. Got this Friday. Seems much nicer than my old 18 volt Black and Decker Firestorm
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  34. These are the most recent purchases. I need to replenish the too buying funds
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  35. Oh self control, where art thou? -
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  36. ok guys here is my very first shot at a video, it isn't very long but would like feed back please remember this is my first video.....thanks in advance
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  37. Today we made a little investment in the community. The Town Little League field was hard as a rock, well beyond what a simple drag would fix. It's damn near impossible to get people to volunteer to help, much less people who have any idea what they're doing. Our last work party yielded 2 people who showed up at 0900 and had to leave by 1100 ?. When I was a kid I hated playing on shitty fields and I've spent God only knows how many hours working on ball fields to make sure my kids didn't have to. After a couple kids took bad hops to the face, my buddy and I borrowed a skid steer and a powered
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  38. Because Milwaukee won't let us have nice things in North America, I had to import from Belgium. I haven't had a chance to put it through all of the paces yet, but so far, it looks and works great. The Milwaukee tool case is also just awesome. It's about as strong as a Systainer and looks to stack and hook up to each other. Now, if only Milwaukee would sell these in the US, they'd make a killing.
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  39. So I have recently upgraded my wrenches and I have a spare set of Tekton wrenches https://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-1916-Combination-Wrench-Metric/dp/B000NQ159G/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1488234919&sr=8-3&keywords=tekton+combination+wrench lightly used, whoever wants them their yours! both SAE and MM, no tool roll though I ditched that a long time ago its a good beginner set for someone thats looking to build your tool collection up
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  40. Pulled the trigger on this yesterday. Had enough with the loud compressor that I had.
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  41. Yea ya heard, I got some tough boxes at HD today, 2 DS130s and 1 350, no wheels yet not sure my direction but this stack will be dedicated for my sanders, time for kaizen foam!! Had to put my 1 systainer on top I may not keep this one and put the sander in a tough box These pull down storage boxes are cool too I made some modifications, I cut out a hole to slide the palm sander punch in and out This one will be for my ryobi detail sander and a couple OMTs I use for sanding And the bottom, just threw some stuff in I'll keep updating as I organize and modify Sent from my iPhone using Ta
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  42. Well I bought it two weeks ago but it just came in. I had the Milwaukee before, this feels more refined and well balance and I really like the LED work light and the fact that it comes in an lboxx insert and has a little accessory box with an extra collet clamp and a mandrel as well as an extra nose piece. Six speeds 5000-35000 rpm, and both the power switch and speed dial are much easier to move on the Bosch than on the Milwaukee. Also this is NAINA and I purchased it through Axminster Tools in the U.K.
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  43. This beauty arrived thanks to the crew and Milwaukee, best Christmas gift I've received in a long while:
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  44. I didn't get any run time with this little fella this evening, but I did at least get it out of the box! It came with the 6.2 LiHD battery, I had heard there may be a chance some of the kits had the 5.2 ah battery. Just looking around and messing with all of the moving parts the fit and finish seems really nice. Everything is very smooth and seems really solid. The saw is pretty light with well placed handles making it really easy to carry. I have to finish framing out my shower niche this weekend so I should get a chance to cut a few 2x4's. Nothing really exciting but should at least get
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  45. And.....drum roll please! The Dewalt DCN660 brushless 20v 16g angled finish nailer!
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  46. Well I figure this would be an appropriate place to put this video. Those who don't know, most of you do, with the April Giveaway Amazon card, I put it towards the purchase of a Rockwell Sawhorse. So thank you to the crew for voting me to win, and big thanks to Dan and Eric for setting this up, I know a few things fell through for them and they scrambled to get the gift card for the giveaway and I have to saw what a month to be nominated to win! So here is a video of my purchase! Enjoy!
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  47. Big thanks to the crew for voting me to win the Amazon gift card and Dan and Eric for setting this up! Wouldn't have gotten this bad boy without you guys!! Jimbo Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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