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Old 07-21-2010, 11:16 PM   #101
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Makita BTD144 Impact is the newest toy that I love. 3 speed brushless motor.
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Old 07-22-2010, 08:00 PM   #102
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dewalt crown stops. fly through paint grade crown.
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Oliver 20C type F Pattern lathe from 1909 ~ I restored her from the ground up.

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first impact driver i ever got was a revelation, use it all the time.
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Sorry Gents I'm not browsing this whole thread , but I will throw in my latest "good" aquisition. A Kyson pneumatic T-nailer, under 200$, all tolled. http://contractortalk.com/f40/t-nailers-76669/

Ready...say it...e-bay. (thanks wife...)

Already used it on the chimney job, worked well... I can't tell yet, but after (only) a couple more jobs it should be pure profit.

My next tool I'm seriosly considiring is the job sign. Have never used them in 31 yrs. all word of mouth... but, hey in this economy...why not?
The Ho I went to the other day for a chimney point, said to me, if you want to put up a sign...they are 4-6 gang units all with brick chimneys.

It's a no brainer!
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i recently bought a dewalt impact driver it is AWSOME
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I think the digital measuring add ons for my tools really helped me out quite about and brought my work to the next level. Digital accuracy to 0.005". Put it on my tablesaw, my planer, I have a digital height gauge, digital calipers and a digital angle finder for adjusting the blade angle on the tablesaw.
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a digital angle finder for adjusting the blade angle on the tablesaw.

I like the sounds of that.
Gotta get me one of those.

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This is the one I have
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You can use it on the miter saw too!!! SOLD.

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Ditto... also have digital on my planer and I am not getting on your case about you know what.....
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dewalt crown stops ......, you gotta go out and buy something thats comes already on the bosch saws. around here the stores that sell the dewalt ones are charging $50
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dewalt crown stops ......, you gotta go out and buy something thats comes already on the bosch saws. around here the stores that sell the dewalt ones are charging $50
You guys got off cheap, the set for my saw was 180.00.

They are the best I have ever used though.
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I think the digital measuring add ons for my tools really helped me out quite about and brought my work to the next level. Digital accuracy to 0.005". Put it on my tablesaw, my planer, I have a digital height gauge, digital calipers and a digital angle finder for adjusting the blade angle on the tablesaw.
While it may not be the greatest purchase I have made, the Wixey stuff is awesome. I have the 8" digital protractor and the planer gauge. I highly recommend the protractor. Not complicated, and very effective. There are other models that have more "bells and whistles", but nothing more usable.
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mmm, i had a knock off of the digital bosch from lee valley, it was accurate.. got rid of it because the damn thing wouldnt shut off, so everytime i wanted to use it i had to put new batteries in it but the batteries are $12........
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It just can't be beat by anything else I have. Maybe the computer and software that makes it go.

No joke, it is that good.

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This will only excite the electricians, not all you scrap lumber producers....

Hilti TE 905 AVR with ground rod driving kit.
















Not to make all you guys jealous : $600. New.

Ain't never been a ground rod I couldn't drive since I stole.......... er..... 'acquired' it.








And it comes in handy for light demo work as well.
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I put them in my bosch bulldog and run them in for my lazy electrician.

It's not that he is incapable of doing it like that but, I now refuse to let him touch my tools.
I like the guy but, he is not to be trusted with even a 5 dollar hammer.
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I put them in my bosch bulldog and run them in for my lazy electrician.

It's not that he is incapable of doing it like that but, I now refuse to let him touch my tools.
I like the guy but, he is not to be trusted with even a 5 dollar hammer.

Sure do beat the pants off using that 5-dollar hammer to drive 'em, don't it?

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No joke, it is that good.

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