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About Jimfish

  • Birthday 03/12/1966


  • Favorite Tool or Brand
    16 ga angle bradder
  • Hobbies
    Woodwork Flyfishing

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    Tasmania Australia
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  1. G’day guys. I have had an issue with myplaner since new which has resulted in me removing it from my toolkit out of sheer frustration. It seems people have trouble with the planer taking to big of a cut even with the setting at zero. I have the opposite problem with it taking virtually nothing with the depth set at maximum. Now when I first got this plane I had an issue with the blade mounting plates hitting the timber before the blade( I checked that the blades were seated properly) but ended up grinding the edges of the mounting plate to get the tool usable. Has anyone had a similar issue and if so what was the remedy. Can the blades be adjusted? Is there any other way to adjust the cut. This is the first planer I’ve had with this kind of issue and am terribly frustrated . cheers Jim
  2. I just sent 2 dcn 660s back to my tool supplier only 1 month short of 3 years old. Neither gun working ,suspected worn driver assemblies and both are covered under warranty. I am in Australia and was surprised by this as I thought it would be classed as wear and tear.
  3. I would have a hard time trading in perfectly good tools. From past experience cordless tools have a limited lifespan, (6 to 8 years ) We don’t get the same range of tools in Australia that you guys get over there so I use Milwaukee,Dewalt, Hitachi as well as a couple of Paslode framers and will soon add Makita as I want a cordless laminate trimmer and I can’t source one from any of the platforms I already have. Remember he who dies with the most tools wins
  4. Got an adapter for mine a month or so ago as both my dcn660s are in for repair and with minor adjustment to the gun the adapter worked fine.
  5. Yep , got one from carbatec years ago. Well worth the money, takes around 5 mins to set up and bore mortise . Paid for itself on the first job I used it on.
  6. I’ve had these guns for about 9 months now and while the framer is powerful and has been fault free the rafter hook is an absolute pain to hook onto tool belt, so I’ve gone back to the paslode for any roofing work. The 15 ga da bradder is junk in my opinion. It is only useful for putting 38mm brads into softwood. Any thing longer and it won’t sink them consistently as with use on anything harder. This gun has been back to the supplier twice for long periods but it still has the same issues. I don’t know if mine is faulty or it’s just a poor gun. I regret this purchase as the combo cost around $1300 au and I don’t use either gun often now.
  7. Got sick of my dewalt bradders misfiring so bought a framer 15 ga combo. Will give them a run when I get back from holidays
  8. My tool supplier is trying to get a demo model in both framer and 15ga for me to try. I'll let you know my opinion if I get to try one.
  9. Turns out guns have done less work than I thought, 1 has had 50 k through it and the other 42
  10. Maybe, I didn't think so but they get used most days. It's about 40 box's of nails each gun. I'd love to know if you can work out how many nails have gone through them
  11. All good now, 2 guns working again with new driver blades.Local tool shop helped out with a little advice.
  12. In the last 2 days I have broken the driver blade on both dcn 660s that are around 18 months old and have probably shot 100,000 nails each. Pulled the covers off tonight but they seem a bit more complicated to change the driver blade than the old guns. Does anyone have a link to a YouTube video to pull these guns apart.
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