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Old 05-05-2006, 11:08 PM   #61
 
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My Bosch hammer drill (used for hanging shutters in brick) chews up a big hole in no time!
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Old 09-18-2006, 08:49 PM   #62
 
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I love my malco facing gauges for hardi plank and the hanger they make for hardi, I've hung alot of hardi single handed with just a cut man.
I also love my quik-drive auto screw gun for labor (and back) savings on decks and sub floors.
I also love.....there are just so many.....
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Old 09-19-2006, 02:28 PM   #63
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Dewalt Cordless angled finish nailer. Most of my finish work out of the shop does not need many nails. This nailer has saved by back from lugging a compressor and my nerves for having to unwrap and rewrap an airhose for 25 hits.

Its a little heavy at times, but by the end of the day, what isnt?
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How about the festool circular saw and guiderail. Pricey but holy cow is it great for clean easy straight splint free cuts on plywood. Every time I use it I smile.
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The RotoZip KIT has to be one of the best ever. Cuts, grinds, saws, sands, polishes, is a small router. It's tough to beat.
That was my answer as well... I even got the tile attachment to make circle cuts... best tool I ever bought.
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If you drive lots of screws, your dream purchase must be an impact driver. This thing will melt a 5 inch screw completely through a 2x4 without even blinking.

The other gizmo I wonder how I functioned without is the Kreg pocket hole jig (the portable, not the large bench setup).
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I have alot of favorites. But My Rigid Portable Table Saw and Portable Miter Base ((the saw is Porter Cable) are incredible. Got almost all Roto- Zip Attachments. But Number 1 Choice would Have to be my New Holland Skid Steer With 72" Bucket, 68" Grapple Bucket and Forks for lifting Pallets or anything else. ALso 14' dump trailer. I know that these aren't Hand tools but these are the ones that save me the most money.
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Old 09-29-2006, 12:57 AM   #68
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Skid Steer With 72" Bucket, 68" Grapple Bucket and Forks
Nothing personal, but due to tool envy, I must hate you now. Thank you and good day.

I want one! Or two.
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For me it's a 4" dry tile saw (with water attachment).

For demos, repairs and installs, it has paid for itself 20 times over.
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For me its the LJSMITH stair wizard, I wish I would have had this tool 15 yrs ago...lol

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Straitline Laser Measuring Tape - I use it to measure rooms for estimating (much faster)
Festool Grout ripper
Porter Cable Random Orbit Sander
1932 Wooden Handled Pipe Wrench
Double Decker Toolbox with wheels (it's plastic, and has a handle ands wheels like airport luggage)

One of the things I hate most when finishing up a job is loading out. The fewer trips the better.... (Since you guys think of me as a painter, let me reveal that I do handyman work too, and more so in the winter -- it get's c-o-l-d out there dangit!)

Wow, THAT sounds really cool:
Bosch digital protractor miter finder
springloaded nail sets

Hey lxdollarsxl...
You said you were looking for a spokeshave forever (yeah, I know you found one, but...)... Do you know of these two great websites?:
http://www.traditionalwoodworker.com...hp?cPath=2_135
http://www.woodcraft.com
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This is my favorite new tool a dual sided sawzall blade. http://tri-metalblades.com

other than the obvious tape, and pencil.
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My favorite new tool is a cordless impact driver, don't see how i ever got along without one. I hardly ever use the regular screw gun anymore!
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Here is one that i think everybody in construction should have . I consider it to be my best tool and it has saved me a few times and it only costs about $20.00.

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Here is one that i think everybody in construction should have . I consider it to be my best tool and it has saved me a few times and it only costs about $20.00.

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SO.... what is it?????????
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I've always been a big fan of the simple speed square

being a roofer the hook blade is something I can't live without.
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Favorite tools of all time. My starrett mitre finder (cheaper than the bosch), my 24v dewalt hammer drill with the ac adapter, and the simple 5 in 1 painters tool. The last is the best all around tool to have in your pouch (or back pocket).
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My panasonic impact driver was fave for a while, just so much better than a cordless drill/driver.
Then I got my Festool saw and guide rail, now this is one seriously great piece of kit, how did I ever manage to cut anything without it.
But then I got a Fein multi master. Well, it has to be THE most useful and versatile tool ever produced, I have used it on every job i've done since I bought it. The last job was a stair refurb, and i used to to cut mortices for the new newel posts, and trimming skirting boards back, and trimming drywall, and cutting out old treads, and trimming joist ends and etc etc.
It has to be the Fein.
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Bosch 10.8 v impactor. Only 2.2 lbs. Awsome tool, worth every penny.
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If you frame with the lumber my boss gets, this is a must. We rag on the yard guys they should send one free with each lift. Also good for chasing away those guys "selling" compressors, generators, tables saws all brand new and just demo at the tool show just up the road that I totally didn't hear or know about. Real scary seeing four guys running at you wielding them, so I'm told.

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