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  1. This is the only photo I can find online, which indicated it's for additional leverage, as well...
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  2. That's crazy it is happening to so many people.
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  3. For those interested in adding a cutting guide using a LED or laser, i bought a flexible LED USB light (it has the same outline as a toothbrush) and a USB female to male extension cord and a small USB battery pack (on eBay) and then glued the setup to the top of the blade housing under the blade guard and it works perfectly creating a shadow where the blade will run across the wood. Overall cost was less than $25. I had previously tried a micro laser but mounting it in a good position is really difficult (I had to use Blutac to mount it under the rail housing) and the battery connection is not effective.
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  4. Welcome to the forum and the crew.
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  5. 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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  6. 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 the Inaugural Parade and a bunch Inaugural events years ago, so I know the amount of time, effort, and (let's face it) shenanigans that go along with the formalities during a normal Inauguration. Let's just say that the downsized celebrations were welcome considering the pandemic and the violence that has taken place since last year. As we ramped up to 1200 on Wednesday, I wondered what-if anything-might happen. National Guardsmen were in DC in droves, and when I missed a turn going into work I got to drive past the heavily fortified Capitol (a uniform and proper ID worked wonders, and no, I have no insight as to the Guardsmen since I'm on Active status and there's this whole Posse Comitatus thing...). I was wondering what might transpire and was relieved to see that it was uneventful. I may be moving to yet another very unique assignment before retirement, but this career has already taken me to places I never fathomed as a young(er) FM2176 looking to simply join the Infantry and go to war. Sure, I've done the whole war thing, back when it was "fun" as we toppled Saddam's regime in 2003, but I've also helped young men and women to enlist, turned them from civilians into Infantry Soldiers, rendered final honors in Arlington National Cemetery, taken part in multiple national events, worked in higher headquarters in Afghanistan, and served in positions that enabled me to help victims or save Soldiers from their own dark thoughts. I've met Presidents, Medal of Honor recipients, Wounded Warriors, celebrities, and too many others to mention; not bad for a kid that grew up in a trailer park. As a proud Virginian with roots that go back some 400 years, as a Soldier who's carried on a tradition of service dating to the 1600's, and as an American, I hope this nation continues to endure even during the most trying times. Before long I'll fade away from federal service and plan to continue serving my community in a vocation that is more unpopular now than ever. In the meantime I'll keep up my tool addiction, create oddities as I get the inspiration, and maybe even hone my skills one of these days (ideally while keeping my digits and natural beauty 🤡). Anyway, back to the tools! America will always need tradesmen and builders!
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  7. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year or whatever Holiday you celebrate.
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  8. @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 wouldn't wan't a piece of wood traveling at high speed towards yourself. Always use the riving knife. This helps prevent kickback. Your left hand moves the material left of the blade and your right hand move material right of the blade while it is spinning. Never cross your arm over the blade to move a piece while the blade is spinning. Make sure both pieces are free of the blade before turning the saw off. If the piece is too big to cut yourself either get a second person to help cut or use a tracksaw or circular saw with straight edge. Make sure you have adequate space in front and behind the saw to cut the piece you want to cut. Keep blade height no more than 1/16" more than the piece you are cutting if possible.
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  9. Doesn't look like any dewalt grinder I've ever seen in the US, where its supposedly made. Looks to me like a fake copied off their cordless model dcg412 without the hand guard, but as far as I know they never made a corded model like that. Another thing that doesn't look right are the Phillips head fasteners where dewalt typically uses torx head fasteners
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  10. New saw and stand, courtesy of Lowes. Wife loves it!
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  11. You need to have an object of use. If you want to wash your car, you want something with high gpm to get good foam and quick rinse. Electric pressure washers are fine but don't get much psi or gpm. For your car, you might want to get an entry level gas unit with a good pump and a Honda engine, and then buy higher orifice nozzles so you get lower pressure with a lot more water flow. This will help get better foam and make rinsing quick and easy. A good entry level gas machine with a Honda and a decent pump will run you about 400 USD or 3377.44 Turkish lira (I am assuming you live in turkey based on your bio.) Hope this helps.
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  12. Several new releases coming, this one looks epic! 5.8 Joules from an sds plus! https://www.bosch-professional.com/gb/en/products/gbh-18v-34-cf-0611914001
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  13. My preference is to use my multimeter to measure motor capacitance prior to performing the swap. It might be a mechanical problem. The glide pads for the drum or the belt idler might need attention.
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  14. That is a millwright tool used in motor alignments and hole depth checker and many other things you can do with it
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  15. Most of the time I will go cordless if I can. I don't have many corded tools. Mostly a few specialty tools from Festool. I currently have batteries from Ego, DeWALT, Milwaukee, and Festool. Many on this forum will likely have multiple battery platforms as well. There are advantages and disadvantages with having one or multiple battery platforms
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  16. I believe the issue looks like a fault where the battery connects to the tool allowing it to vibrate ever so slightly during use. Regardless of heat protection the terminal should not melt unless the contact is poor. I use many tools continuously over and over until the battery drains and it should not melt. A line trimmer draws little current so the battery should barely get warm. Milwaukee have been the most disappointing in terms of battery quality for me over the last few years. Their batteries have been so bad that unless it's a specialised tool I can't buy from anyone else, I avoid Milwaukee now.
    2 points
  17. this is now solved. The problem was the battery charger.
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  18. I have the carrier brackets in my van with 1” square tubing for about 4 years now. Never had any broken brackets or boxing.
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  19. Carrier brackets are much heavier duty than the shop brackets. I have lots of both. Carrier are made for mobile usage and also fold away. Shop brackets are for static shelving and do not fold away.
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  20. And there is nothing better for outdoor cooking than something special like artisan bread, with unique smells and healthy, tasty additives. I truly love to order German bread from Edelweiss store, because it's maybe the only store in Fort Lauderdale, that can offer tasty european bread with all the options about it. You should try their goods, I'm telling you.
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  21. In case your Dewalt DW735/DW735X motor ever goes bad...like mine...and if you send it to an authorized Dewalt Dealer to fix it...make sure you let them know that your planer is a Type 1 or Type 12. If you don't know...look at the model number on the top of the machine...and you will see what Type it is. I made the mistake of not giving the piece of wood a even bottom as I ran it through the planer. The wood was actually a 3 foot piece of a cedar tree that I had previously trimmed. The limb was approx. 4 inches in diameter. Although the piece was relatively straight...but not as straight as a piece of wood that you get at your local lumber yard. I did secure a piece of straight wood at the bottom of the 3 foot limb....but the wood I attached was too thin...and as the limb went through the planer...the wood that I had attached to the bottom of the limp was too thin. And as the limb went through the planer...the limb rocked up and down as a boat in rough water....and at some point the piece stopped, so I hand pushed the limb through the planer. As I did, it was very hard to push it through...and that's when I saw blue smoke coming out of the top of the planer. (To make this story short...I took the unit apart and found out that the stator (field) and the armature had made contact...and it was that that made it smoke.) As soon as I saw the smoke, I tried to turn off the planer...but before I could get my hands on on the ON/OFF button...the circuit breaker blew! I waited for about 20 minutes until I saw no more smoke coming from the unit...and I then turned it on again...but I noticed that smoke starting coming out again and the motor was going up and down in speed. I purchased all the parts of the motor to fix it myself...and learned alot. First of all, I did not know that the DW735 has 2 types of design...Type 1 and a Type 12. I saw all the parts on either E-Bay and Amazon...and ordered them all...not ever knowing that my unit was a Type 12. All the parts I ordered was for a Type 1. In fact, I did not find anything on the internet that showed a part breakdown for Type 12. Everything place I went to was for a Type 1. It would be best to send it to a Qualified Dewalt Technician to fix your motor....they do understand that the motor is not exactly that same when it comes to a Type 1 or Type 12...and they would, I assume, know what to do in order to fix your motor. I did manage to fix my motor...with some concerns. First...the commutator, when it was pushed through the stator (field) did not line up good, in relation to the brushes. I looked through the brush holder, then I finally put it all together...and noticed the I could 'actually see' the end of the commutator. I was very concerned that the commutator was not pushed up forward enough so that the brushes would lay in the middle of the commutator. Second...when it came time to insert the 'set pins' to hold the brush holder in place...my original pins (that came out of my burnt motor) was too narraw in width and would not screw up. So I had to go to a screw company to find that right size set pins. and Third...when it came time to put the rebult motor in the unit...I noticed that the new housing that I bought for the motor did not have an extended holder that my motor had. So I took off my extended piece of plastic, which were secured with 3 screws (the extender I am talking about is to secure that wire harness that comes out of the motor so as to let freely move around the planer is turned ON. I had to drill 3 holes in the new housing to let the extender fit well on the housing. With all that said...my first "TURN ON " sounded beautiful. It planes just as well as if I never had burnt my 1st motor. In time, I will check out the wear on both brushes...to make sure that the brushes as wearing evenly...in relation to the commutator. My e-mail is braincambre500@yahoo.com should you want to know someone about the planer...and all the best to you...as it is a beautiful machine...and I am still glad that I can continue to use it throughout the years.....a friend, Patrick P.S. Working with wood keeps your mind sharp...maybe not as sharp as the blades!
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  22. There may be some combinations, but in my experience there are visible lasers for precision construction and rotary lasers for grading and such. I used to work on a footer crew and we used a rotary laser to grade both our trenches and the concrete footers themselves. The rotary level offered a "good enough" measurement to ensure we met the minimal trench depth and concrete thickness. In fact, our grading sticks were simply pieces of 1x2" with a broken tape measure blade nailed to them. We'd place the transponder at the applicable depth, set our steps where needed to adjust for elevation, and have at it.
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  23. I've got that Beast sds plus! Things I don't like; you can't turn the hammer action off, you have to swap over to the supplied standard chuck which is supposed to shutoff the hammer action, but it doesn't seem to turn it off, you can still feel it hammering inside. And that's about it for negatives. Otherwise, this beast is epic! Only had a few goes with it, but certainly seems to pack a punch! She's a thirsty one too! I was chasing a channel into a 3" screed, she chomped through a 12.0 in fairly short order. However, I don't care because I've now bought the big 16 Amp charger!
    2 points
  24. I’ve not posted a lot of tools I’ve bought recently, this is more of a wow why didn’t I get this years ago thing, but the new plunge base attached to my cordless router below that itself attaches to my circle-cutting jog was an absolute joy to use today. Even adding multiple passes I’m much happier doing this now instead of fussing with a corded 1/2” router that would have competently handled it in one or two.
    2 points
  25. 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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  26. This picture got posted on a Makita Facebook group along with a bunch of other new Makita offerings. I think it's notable that it appears to be compatible with both XGT and LXT, which I think would be a first? Other than the XGT charger that is. Might change some people's thoughts on the XGT system. At any rate, its good to know it is a possibility and I hope there are more tools like this coming.
    2 points
  27. 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.
    2 points
  28. 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.
    2 points
  29. A new multitool was finally spotted in the 2021 catalog (Asia not US). Interesting that it's Starlock Max. Looks shorter but maybe a bit chunky? Lots of other new stuff spotted in the catalog including a new 18v right angle drill and lots of new XGT (including XGT X2).
    2 points
  30. Yes, the build quality isn't the best compared to Bosch. If you are use to Bosch, Makita, Metabo or Hilti, you will find that Milwaukee is sub par. However Milwaukee is powerful and a great professional brand but we have seen a lot more problems with Milwaukee compared to any other brand.
    2 points
  31. I'm not familiar with that model number...a search pulls up a charger. If it's the 3/8" model 2407, then it's brushed. If it says "FUEL" on it (or "Brushless", though I don't think any M12 tools use this designation), then Wingless is 100% correct. If this is the case, a loose wire or faulty trigger could be causing the issue. Most of my tools are brushless, so the sparks emitted by my brushed tools (including the 2407) are noticeable. They should not be a concern, though. In the days of yore, people kept their corded brushed tools going for decades by maintaining them and replacing the brushes every so often. When I was a forklift technician, replacing the motor brushes was one of the routine repairs for electric fork trucks. Edit: Here is a picture of the data plate for my brushed M12 drill.
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  32. I recently bought the DWE7491RS table saw as well, and put my dado blades on this morning to make some cuts for cabinets I'm making. Had the same issue with the blade height dropping. It took a couple of calls, but found the answer! The Dewalt factory service techs were outstanding. The height adjustment knob is attached to a horizontal rod that connects to a vertical rod under the table top with a pair of sprockets (or pinion). Immediately below that pinion on the vertical rod is a nut. Tighten that nut with a 17mm wrench a bit while holding the height adjustment knob. Don't over tighten, or the knob will be difficult to turn. That took care of it.
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  33. @fm2176 I'm sure it is every bit as quality as the entry level commercial units. I was just saying pros tend to compare any given mower they get to try out with an offering from their preferred brand and typically it is not the entry level offering it is more in the high end territory. It's not entirely their fault because they mostly use the mowers they already have to compare to. These units are typically a higher end offering. I think build quality wise the commercial Ego string trimmer is in my opinion the best built string trimmer currently on the market. The commercial units from the likes of Stihl, Echo, and Makita don't even have metal housings around the motors or even metal triggers where the Ego does. Ego is the only one that offers a carbon fiber shaft which to my knowledge is the only company that offers this. I would recommend watching Stanley's video on the mower.
    2 points
  34. The recipe is really good actually! I tried it yesterday for my family dinner and everyone loved it.
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  35. Video still shows on Facebook, but you might need to be a group member to see? I can't copy the video, but here are some pictures.
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  36. 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.
    2 points
  37. I'm very interested in the two XGT rear handle saws being released and I think I saw an XGT X2 chainsaw too. A 1/2 router, belt sander, tablesaw (X2) and vacuum (X2) would be attractive.
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  38. At least two XGT X2 tools are ready for market, 20J rotary hammer (HR006G) and demolition hammer (HM002G).
    2 points
  39. 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. One of the co-owners was still there, so I asked about it and he told me I could take it. No idea what, if anything, is wrong with it, but it was full of dust and needs to have the cord replaced. The DC-650 doesn't have the best reviews but free can't be beat.
    2 points
  40. 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.
    2 points
  41. 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
    2 points
  42. 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 stops.
    2 points
  43. 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..
    2 points
  44. 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 services charge by the pound, plus will reject collection if the mass exceeds limits. They will also charge for a rejected collection. My solution was to meter out the debris to the local municipal collection over many weeks until my pile was gone. The disposal of rubble should start w/ examination of the local pickup rules to determine what is permitted / prohibited. My wife uses local chat forums. That type of communication may provide insight of how others in your area addressed that issue.
    2 points
  45. 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.
    2 points
  46. 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!
    2 points
  47. Welcome to the forum. Not clear from the reply what problem exists, as it appears that the toilet always flushes, or does "rises a little, and leaves" mean w/o flushing the bowl? If the drain is proper and unobstructed, as indicated by the bucket dump into the bowl test, then everything is pointing to the toilet. Even the manual flapper pull test is pointing to a poor toilet. Has the toilet always been problematic or is this new? All that being said, yes a different toilet will have different flush characteristic. All the new toilets save water. Many have dual mode flushes, for solid or liquid removal. The wife prefers the tall toilets.
    2 points
  48. Picked up the impact driver and sawzall on black Friday deals, aaand I think I'm done spending money on toola for a bit. Kind of lucked out, as I have pretty much everything I wanted for work, and managed to get everything on a good sale except for the 3/4" impact.
    2 points
  49. In bright sunlight you are going to have a hard time seeing any laser line. For outside work your are best to use a laser receiver.
    2 points
  50. Panasonic! That's why when you open up the batteries on almost every tool battery you will find Panasonic lithium ion batteries. Dewalt, Milwaukee, Makita, doesn't matter. They all use the same manufacturer. They can very the model number and thus the size and society of the batteries and there are tons of arguments about various series-parallel arrangements but the actual cells are the same. However there is a temperature sensor and usually some kind of "size" feedback to the controller in the tool battery pack at a bare minimum, plus different contacts and some battery management stuff. This makes it hard to make a knockoff battery. Most knockoffs salvage old used battery packs at least for the electronics. But most also harvest old, used, but not yet failed batteries too and then add more salvaged batteries or out of spec grey market batteries (rejects) or even old lower capacity cells to it. So what you get is a Frankenstein battery. It might work for a while or it might not. Sent from my SM-T350 using Tapatalk
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