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  1. Despite the subject, I'll try to leave politics out of this. If anyone feels a need to bring them up, please do so respectfully. Over the past few months I've been a fringe player in the recent Inauguration, working to ensure that key pieces melded together while staying out of the big picture and avoiding any direct exposure to the events themselves. This past week saw our schedule flipped as the team and I worked to bring all of the military elements together during a wholly unique transition of power in our Executive Branch of government. I had the honor of being a part of th
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  2. Thank you for your service. That is a crazy long history and something to be proud of. You have done more in your career than most people in this country and world have done in a lifetime, which says a lot on it's own. A lot of people like to talk the talk but you have walked the walk and I respect every aspect of that. It's people like you who have made my life easier and can never thank you enough.
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  3. Wow, that is awesome. I am going to be tiling in a couple of months and will put this to good use. Very cool and thanks for sharing. The floor looks awesome.
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  4. This is the method I find to be effective for hand extraction.
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  5. No one wants weeds taking over their yard, and if you have too many to pull by hand, it might be time to bring in a weed killer. These herbicides are extremely handy for lawn maintenance, as they can help control crabgrass, dandelions, ragweed, and other common weeds that may pop up around your home. There are a few things to consider when buying a weed killer — namely, where you plan to use it and what weeds you’re targeting. Certain herbicides will kill any plant, which makes them ideal for walkways or gravel driveways, while other weed killers can be used to target specific weeds in yo
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  6. Continuing to use the "post-style" batteries would have been the death of dewalt. For a home-owner grade tool like ryobi it works because people aren't using the tools every day to make a living. With dewalt being a pro-grade tool they needed to keep current with battery technology and ergonomics. Had they done it sooner I probably would have never jumped ship to milwaukee. If you're really dead set on sticking with your old tools as its been mentioned you can still buy new xrp batteries or get an adaptor.
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  7. There is too much duplicate tools. I would say have 2 tiers (no middle tier). Each major category would have a homeowner and a pro brand associated with it and no more. The Homeowner focused tools would be compatible with each other and the pro focused tools would be compatible with each other. Basically Metabo's CAS but with SB&D products. SB&D and SB&D Pro could be a new sub-branding to indicate the CAS like functionality. SB&D would use B&D batteries and SB&D Pro would use DeWALT batteries (12v,20v,Flexvolt) Here are my pairs homeowner first and pro second. Gen
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  8. The adapter works great with any 20v MAX battery, and with most all 18v tools. ... After the modification, it will fit in any 18v tool. Please note since all 18v dewalt tools are actually running on 20v, there is no harm in using this with any of the dewalt 18v tools.
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  9. It looks like Stanley, Black and Decker (SBD, who bought Craftsman from Sears) has plans to bring back at least some of Craftsman's former reputation, as I've heard that they're going to start making some hand tools in the US once again. While SBD is pushing Craftsman cordless tools rather heavily, though, and some tools seem to be red versions of their DeWalt counterparts, most of us regard the SBD Craftsman power tool line to be on par with--and a potential replacement for--Porter Cable.
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  10. I have Klein ET300 circuit breaker finders and this tool is awesome, I have had it for close to 2 years and have used it dozens of times.
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  11. My current project is a major remodel of a 1963 home. One interesting aspect of the construction is that the walls and ceilings are constructed w/ panels similar to but different from sheetrock. Covering that "sheetrock" is about ¼" of plaster. All of the corners have a galvanized metal wire screen under the plaster, with about a ¼" square grid pattern. A large corner section of that ceiling needed to be removed for parts of the remodel. The OMT was used to cut through the plaster, sheetrock and wire screen. The material was very abra
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  12. This... Modern batteries used by today's major brands are the result of years--if not decades--of research and experience as exactly what components/design factors make the best power source for a given tool. We have really seen this over the past five or so years, with each manufacturer releasing their version of high performance batteries for "smart" or high draw tools. FlexVolt, Milwaukee HO, Ryobi HP, etc. are all examples of batteries designed to complement smaller (2ah, etc.) batteries. To put this in perspective, ten years ago cordless circular saws generally used small
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  13. You can check it, is there any wire lose or not, or anything which might be broken inside, if there's something broken, you can repair it, or otherwise if not, then go for a new one.
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  14. I did the same thing as wingless where I just put it in the garbage over a couple of weeks. I am lucky because I have three of the 50 gallon barrels so it goes a little quicker. When I have a lot to throw away, we have a dump about 20 minutes away that i go to. They weigh you on the way in so they know how much to charge. It's not bad and maybe there is something by you.
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  15. 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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  16. Sounds like it might be a corded hedge trimmer but I could be wrong. The ego hedge trimmer goes and keeps on going. A 5.0 battery on it should last most of a working day easy. I'm sure other ope brands would have similar runtimes.
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  17. I would buy a new one. Hedgers are so much better now in regards to power, run time and more. Just my two cents.
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  18. That stinks. Thats one thing that Ive always loved about Ryobi though: any battery from the last 20 years will work with any tool, no matter if its a blue Ryobi or a lime green one. Batteries are expensive and it stinks when a company decides to phase out an old battery system and youre forced to invest in a whole new system.
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  19. Never thought to use painters tape to mark the cut lines on kaizen foam. This is genius, thanks!
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  20. The finished product looks really good. And speaking as someone with next to zero experience with kaizen foam, I appreciated seeing how you provided step by step photos.
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