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  1. Nice hearing from you Wigwag. It's going well considering all the Covid drama I just hope to be back to work soon. The UTB was an awesome giveaway it definitely brought traffic to the fourm.
    4 points
  2. I had the same problem and called Milwaukee tech support. He said there is a protective coating on the terminals and you have to "slam" them in several times to get a good connection the first time. then you should be fine.
    4 points
  3. 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.
    3 points
  4. 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
    3 points
  5. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year or whatever Holiday you celebrate.
    3 points
  6. @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
    3 points
  7. 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
    3 points
  8. New saw and stand, courtesy of Lowes. Wife loves it!
    3 points
  9. Guys what’s up!!!! Hope u lol have been doing good and and your family’s are healthy thru all this craziness. Man it’s crazy how time flies and life just passes by... I try and pop in every so often but yea u miss the good old days on here with u guys...
    3 points
  10. @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 fro
    2 points
  11. The recipe is really good actually! I tried it yesterday for my family dinner and everyone loved it.
    2 points
  12. 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.
    2 points
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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.
    2 points
  16. At least two XGT X2 tools are ready for market, 20J rotary hammer (HR006G) and demolition hammer (HM002G).
    2 points
  17. 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.
    2 points
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
    2 points
  21. 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
  22. 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
    2 points
  23. 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
  24. 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 i
    2 points
  25. 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.
    2 points
  26. 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
  27. STAFDA 2020 - new tools from Makita Tower lights, updates to XPH07 and several sub-compact tools, and several more X-lock grinders, but no table saw or belt sanders.
    2 points
  28. Just came across this forum and figured I’d join up. Not really much of a poster for the most part but love to read reviews. I may not be the most knowledgeable But above average for sure I do love tools. My first cordless tool platform I had was Hitachi. I ran both nicad and lithium. Ended up having issues with the drill and when it came time to replace they had switched from the pod style batteries to the slide. I made the switch to the yellow guys and I can say I have no complaints. I think any of the big names will satisfy most people. I love the selection in the dewalt line up. I
    2 points
  29. 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
  30. I have used Black and Decker, Bosch, DeWALT, Festool, and Skill branded sanders. My favorites were Festool followed by Bosch. The Black and Decker Was by far the worst sander I have ever used. I hope to never use one again. Festool corded 5 in random orbital for $205 is what I would recommend for a corded option. You can also get the bare tool cordless/corded for $225.The dust collection and vibration reduction are superb on the Festool sanders. Bosch makes a decent 5 in for around $100. DeWALT’s are also decent. I’m not sure on pricing. If you want rectangular or delta pad orbitals you will p
    2 points
  31. Hey crew just wanted to post some pics of a lil project I just finished
    2 points
  32. Been picking up on my painting again been super blessed with jobs I’ll be posting more pics soon. Hope the crew in here has been safe and well on here!!
    2 points
  33. Milwaukee has a new digital only event called Pipeline coming later this month. You have to register to watch. It is essentially replacing NPS for this year at least. http://info.milwaukeetool.com/dc/yhpCuHxm0kkjDnMdneCy4mp289lLLfH8aYu1uW7xkIDOCNO_TzLYvKEFb3Qkx0bYtRB34hgupa1-WdeL1zTVllpMUSBj46HPHrYEa1BwVlmeZi1Uer-1_YCP0wJXFeNuizWEqm0WIWn7TqbpWkixw0gz1P-sF6oGfEHHVQ3FXLmihUwS_OykxkziBwjcUrTHFOn7Ay6DWZPNjB_dm8MZgNgkrYLAD8uth97vIov6mXbgUUl05ZG0PaigxQK9uOpwjY5GWFiKCJcqjyFV3tlS8UPbhhawn1SPpLfqyMyN8yUyJ_A2goHaLGfmi-pWsSU2bhzawS5BsLbb50mtr7RtbauAesDa2KZIIMIbZi0oT44=/wN8DB4DLG0000RJj20X2I0J
    2 points
  34. I like that deal. If I needed a light, i would scoop that up.
    2 points
  35. Listen It's like when you guy to buy a truck, do you get it in 2 Wheel drive or 4 Wheel drive. Personal I choose the 4 Wheel drive mode ( self propelled ) because it is nice to have it when you need it. If you are powering through high grass, as I did already, squeeze the drive and walk right through a patch of 4 foot grass that hadn't been mowed all year. I will warn you, start on slow speed as the self propelled will run a heck of a lot faster than you can fast walk. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
    2 points
  36. Oh and finally...I think... That impact driver is almost certainly powerful enough to change the tires on your sedan, can’t be as certain on the Tacoma. On paper Tacoma wheel lugs don’t get torqued any tighter than a passenger car but many models of trucks get torqued tighter and not everyone looks up or follows specs all that closely. If changing tires is something you expect will be a frequent thing for you, yes you should look into getting an impact wrench making 200+ ftlbs. If you think more involved work on your vehicles is in your future, you may want to even consider Makita’
    2 points
  37. usually we are half a year behind Europe. I believe everything I listed in the first post above is available in North America.
    2 points
  38. I broke down and bought a 56 volt lawn mower. I tell you this was the most apprehensive purchase I have ever made, plus the 500.00 price tag, I was like crap I could buy a nice table saw for what I was about to spend. Let me tell you, I am very impressed. The power the Ego has , it's incredible. I ran it through some 4 foot grass while in self propel mode and it did not even know the grass was there. Sounds like a turbo kicks in as soon as it hit the tall grass. Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
    2 points
  39. Hi not in Europe; boxes are "wll alive" most of the cordless tools (of course that fit in size) are delivered in a TSTAK-II toolbox also the dt70716 carrier is well expanded now with bit sets that fit insinde; also thoughcase(TM) mini is one of "five new boxes / sets one example:
    2 points
  40. I have 3 installed in my garage but I also utilize some of the larger boxes. I think @JakeDewalt 's 7-8 guess sounds reasonable. I personally wouldn't cram all 8 full of screws and then place them all on the same rack. The racks are only rated for 440 lbs. I would go for 2 racks just for that extra versatility. If you get any of the larger boxes you have flexibility in how you want to setup your racks whereas a single rack would be limited. Plus with the racks come with an organizer so if you get 2 racks you will also have 2 organizers.
    2 points
  41. It comes with 5 sets of Arms. I would think with the smaller boxes and additional arms you could fit 7 or 8 depending on weight
    2 points
  42. New house means new garage build. The first picture is my primary workbench Pegboard is from Wall Control The second picture is Barrina lights from Amazon. I think they are an amazing addition to the garage.
    2 points
  43. Behind the fence on the right side. It’s a spring type clap the aren’t will snap in to. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    2 points
  44. Hey Der Folks! It's been awhile since I hung out here, dosen't seem to be too active anymore. Hope the crew has been well. Remember the good ol' Ultimate Tool Bag Giveaways? Those were some good times eh? My DeWalt DCN660 20V Finish Nailer - Voted on by the Crew is still working great! -Steven
    2 points
  45. For your reading pleasure ! HAPPY EASTER ! may the rabbits be with you
    2 points
  46. So ... I got the packout radio for my birthday, last month. I am very happy with it! It seems very well built, the fm reception is better than any jobsite radio I have owned, although I normally listen to Sirius or pandora through my phone. i have to admit the sound of my gen1 tough system is a little better. If you turn the volume up all the way (packout) , it gets a little distorted. I normally don’t turn it up to full volume anyway. The controls are way better, you can easily open the storage door with one hand, the Bluetooth is awesome.
    2 points
  47. The shims were trimmed w/ my OMT. The gaps above and below the shims were packed in with mortar. All the perimeter gaps were packed solid with mortar. The frame bucks were covered with wire lath, mortar, then stucco. The house will be painted this week.
    2 points
  48. 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. Thi
    2 points
  49. Welp I'm just about done with a remodel after the client had a fire. We took this house down to the studs and changed the floor plan to open up the kitchen and living room and also increase from 2 bedrooms to 4. I just have to redo to front and rear decks then it's complete.
    2 points
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