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  1. I know it’s not green, but the Flexvolt dust extractor has amazing CFM, a wireless remote for the hose and an auto-cleaning filter. It’s another battery platform, sure but if you need cordless DE, it really is one of the best. 

  2. A few weeks ago, I picked up a two pack of the 4ah batteries for $79 on clearance. The two packs generally go on sale for $99 every big sale time - i.e. Black Friday, spring BF, Father's day, etc. After those promo events pass is when you can sometimes find them on the clearance rack. 

  3. There have been lots of posts on this topic, so I don't want to rehash everything.  However to sum up:


    Can knock off batteries work with your power tools:  yes

    Will they perform as well as the branded battery packs: no

    Will they destroy your tools: not likely - but it is possible I guess

    Are cheaply made Lithium Ion battery packs responsible for fires: yes - (hoverboards were particularly bad)


    Everyone has to make their own call - is the savings worth the small chance of losing your tools and/or having the thing smoke and go up in flames in your house / garage / truck?

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  4. On 2/12/2019 at 9:51 PM, ChrisK said:




    I almost pulled the trigger on this deal at HD, but decided to behave at the last second - that'll teach me.


    Question for you - How does this compressor work with a blower for compressed air?  How long can you use a blower before it has to kick on again?  I've heard the small 1 gallon tanks just can't blow much more than a benchtop before having to cycle on again.

  5. I got annoyed with Dewalt for abandoning their 12v line back when I was staring to replace my NiCd tools, so I ended up primarily going with Milwaukee.  The 5 year warranty didn't hurt either.   Since then, I've got a couple of Dewalt 20v's to fill in the gaps and I forsee a Flexvolt DC in my near future.

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  6. On 10/18/2018 at 6:44 PM, nintendoeats said:

    Thanks, it's all common sense really. Sometimes it's hard to make people adhere to that. The other day I had a couple friends help me rip some 4x9 down to 3 feet. I had to force them to wear gloves. They were coughing for the next hour. Durrrrrr. Smart people can be dumb.


    Slightly oldish thread, but I just read it, so it's new to me :D



    I'm going to disagree about wearing gloves around anything that spins.  On one hand, I don't want a splinter, so I see the point there.  On the other hand, I want to keep all of my hands and gloves can get pulled into spinning blades of evisceration.  Anything that hangs (gloves, sleeves, hair gets put away.


    Breathing and hearing protectors are non-negotiable, but gloves just seem to have too many downsides.

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  7. On 1/26/2019 at 5:21 PM, wingless said:

    Welcome to the forum.


    It looks like just pick a location and use appropriate fasteners for the surface.


    Note, provide an image if the one I located isn't correct.



    That's the Evercharge version.


    I imagine you could make a bracket out of wood that has the same dimensions and shape as the slot, but I don't know that I've ever seen the just the mounting point / charger for sale separately.

  8. 6 hours ago, Big Adam said:


    That's only 12 cu inches. The product details sheet says it has 45% more capacity than the DWH302DH, which looks like it's the same dust box that's on the DWH161b.  Either way, this looks like a very small, portable vacuum D/E for point of use and not a big, haul around tool.



  9. 30 minutes ago, Jronman said:

    Will be interesting to see the power ratings.

    ^ this.  The fact that it's 20v and only $249 vs. the Flexvolt's $349 makes me think it'll be lower powered and / or not have auto filters cleaning.  Then again the Flexvolt is a beast of a DC that has more CFM that some corded models (The new Makita hybrid only does 125 when plugged in I believe.)

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  10. I've actually had decent luck with mine - no jams to date and I've driven maybe a thousand brads.  I do have to say that it is quite finicky when it comes to sinking nails fully. If you don't get the angle just right and have the face fully flush against the work piece, you've got a decent chance of a nail sitting proud of the surface when it fires.  This is more of a problem when you're in a tight spot and maybe can't get the gun all the way in or are at an angle.


    The Ryobi is much more forgiving in this respect and even though it has a ramp up, is heavier and can't fire as fast, I think I prefer it.

  11. 5 hours ago, JimboS1ice said:

    Second this, the marcell takes this style of saw to the next level, the depth adjustment does not pivot the shoe but lowers the whole assembly, keeps your saw from awkward angles on shallower cuts, if size is an issue i want to say the Mafell comes in two sizes

    Actually the Mafell cross cutting saws come in five sizes. The beast is the kss80 that can cut better than 3" stock. That one is corded though. 

  12. On 1/6/2019 at 12:05 PM, Jronman said:

    The SawStop jobsite saw is already a premium table saw. If the features if the Festool are the same as the SawStop then I wouldn't expect the price to be much different. I expect it to include a sliding table which will drive the price up a bit. I don't expect it to be more than $3000 usd at most. I could be wrong though.

    You’d think, but if that were how festool figures their pricing, the MFT/3 wouldn’t have increased in price every single year along side all the rest of their tools that have seen no new features. I’m not saying that the tools aren't worth the cost but the company's pricing model is just absurd. 

  13. 10 hours ago, method said:

    I'm restoring some windows and used the vac as a dust collector firstly on my Metabo ls724, then the milwaukee cordless RO and then my Bosch GOP300. After completely stripping back the window to bare timber the hepa filter was clogged, but the vac still sucked quite well. I thought I'd pick up a dyson cinetic today and use it as a separator in line with the vac. Just test fit it all now and will post results for those interested in the next few days. Need to make a support of some kind for the bin though as the inlet is at the bottom.




    This is interesting - I'm eager to see how it performs and how much will get sucked out into the cyclones and out of your filter.  Question though, doesn't the dyson canister have to be vertical for it to work?

  14. 5 hours ago, buggydave said:


    Thats an inflator. I believe the question is about a compressor to drive air powered tools, like a brad nailer. 


    TTI’s other two brands have released battery operated compressors b, so I imagine that it’s only a matter of time before there’s a red variant. However, I don’t believe that one has been announced. 

  15. Could it be done - doubtful but possible maybe.  The whole head of the super hawg is much larger, even if the motor is the same.   It has a two speed gearbox and a mechanical clutch, so I very much doubt there are simple parts that could be swapped out.


    Would they - Nope.  There's no reason for them to.  They put a clutch into the superhawg specifically to prevent broken arms from bind ups.  Jury rigging a tool to produce the torque without the safety features is something that no company is going to endorse.



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  16. I can't speak as a pro, but I have used a 2 9/16 self feeding bit in a borrowed hole hawg when I was running computer cable for my home office. It was able to go through the plates well enough, but if I'm being honest, it was a bit taxed a few times.  Now, I was only drilling a couple of holes and I was going through 40 year old lumber, so it's not a direct comparison to a pro roughing in an entire new house.  If you're going to be doing lots of that size drilling, I suspect that it would be worth it to upgrade, but I'd say give it a shot and see how it goes.  That thing had a TON of torque, so it might work out for you just fine.

  17. I was trolling festoolrecon today and saw two different versions of the TS 75 come up for sale:  the older version 574684 and a newer 575390.  I know that the 575390 is the current revision of the TS75, but can anyone tell me what actually changed between that one and the prior model that it replaced?  They're charging $30 more for the reconned 575390, so I was just wondering why?




  18. Some great deals on EBay today.


    10% extra off on Tools with code: PEDAL2METAL


    Some deals to be had:

    Milwaukee M18 chainsaw kit - $309



    Milwaukee New M18 Circular saw w/ 12AH battery $280



    12Ah M18 Battery - $135



    Kreg Tool Company KTC55 System Organizer - $18


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  19. I'm going to go out on a limb and say no, that is not the way it's supposed to be.  If the wheel is crooked like that, you should expect the belt to walk off of the edge, which is precisely what you're seeing it do.


    I'd take it back to exchange for another one.

  20. I'm all for keeping old tools going, but at a certain point you should ask yourself if you want to keep spending money on this old tool.  It's great that you want to use your dad's drill, but $55 on a charger and $35 on a single new battery has you at $90, which is close what you'd pay for a brand new M12 with two batteries and a charger.


    By all means, do what works for you.  Just wanted to put this out there to think about.

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