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Old 05-17-2010, 03:07 PM   #201
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Do I have to order these tajimas or should they be in any lumber yard or contractor store. I have yet to see them out here. How long have they lasted you?
We have them here in some of the contractor stores. If you only use it occasionally or only indoors it will probably last a while. I use mine mostly on framing jobs and the first one lasted about 3 or 4 months. The line tends to get tangled in the gears after a lot of use.
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Old 05-17-2010, 04:21 PM   #202
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I'll have to check one out, I have been lucky with the one I have now but it is only a matter of time before it goes to crap. But guys on the crew have bought some of the new designs and lasted them barely a month. Thanks Warren.
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you can get them at hydraflow in brentwood or waltco tools in woodriver
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I use tajima,and I like them alot,they're pricy but I think they're still better than anything else (til they get wet)


any ridgid tool I've ever used I hated,I bought a worm drive on sale,it's got power,but i just dont like it.That's the only ridgid tool that is even slightly worth a sh!t,I know some of you guys are gonna tout the lifetime warranties-- so what now you've got guaranteed sh!t for life! as Tommyboy would say "" if you want me to sh!t in a box and slap a guarantee on the side I will"".Rant over,thanks
Same here with Tajima. Love them. Waiting to get a black one for Roofing.

As for Ridgid?

The only thing Ridgid's made that I've liked (and actually LOVE now) is their shop vacs.
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I've had two Bosh Radios and they both died after the warranty was up by two weeks. I have an old Milwaukee bought off the sales rep which sat in his garage for a year so he could drink beer with his buddies, he got rid of it because the new one has a bottle opener. So we will see at a 1/3 the price if this one last more than a year and two weeks.
Going on 4 years with mine (and I'm brutal to it).

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Tajima is nice but probably not worth $25 bucks. I found a newer cheaper version for $15 but it is not as nice. Chalkboxes are throwaway tools for me. When you do a lot of layout, you have very little patience with a crappy, tangled, or wet box.
I always have multiple tools.

Cheap chalklines for crew ($6. range) and the Tajima for me.
The black Tajima would be perfect for my dirty jobs.

Once one of my crew members use the Tajima, they get their own.
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i still see guys use the old school metal lines with no gearing.
The metal boxes are pretty bullet proof.
Not as smooth as the newer boxes, but more than good enough.
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Do I have to order these tajimas or should they be in any lumber yard or contractor store. I have yet to see them out here. How long have they lasted you?
Have mine going on 5 years now. I'm a roofer.
That should tell you about how tough it is.
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Might I add the ryobi corner sander. JUNK
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Old 08-04-2010, 05:26 PM   #210
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the $50 Bosch palm sander from Lowes, the $60.00 Rigid palm sander....
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Multiquip CMD1H Wet Core Drill

These are total garbage.
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Wiley X Light Adjusting sunglasses,
I wear there regular sunglasses all the time because they are ballistic rated and should be able to handle a piece of wood flying out of the chop saw.
However I always end up taking them off when I go in the house. So I figured the LA's would be great, except they don't adjust for anything.
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Wiley X are trash everything, their ballistic goggles fog up like the Scottish moors and they are a useless company to deal with.

Whats wrong with the JawHorse?
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Whats wrong with the JawHorse?

Don't get me wrong, it works like it is supposed to. Its heavy as all hell though and sort of cumbersome. I bought it thinking I would use it a lot, but I have not had it replace my miter saw stand and I would never need something like that to hold my post steady as I am installing fence posts or whatever. As a matter of fact I took it out to the job once. Maybe I haven't given it a fair shake, but I can't find a use for the frigging thing. I had just gotten a nice payday and was wondering around Lowe's................. I'll put it up on Craigslist soon I'm sure.
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I've been lucky with tools. My old man bought a portable dewalt table saw that has alot of issues. Mine has been fine though.

Speaking of the bosch radio I've had mine about 4 years too, takes abuse and keeps on running. Not the best reception though.


REALLY want to upgrade to the new one. Built in sub, Usb Input, line in, line out e.t.c. So it can play the little usb drives I play music in my truck on.
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i just bought the bosch last night on the clearance table, store is getting the new model in any day.

anyhow, sounds great lots of bass, clear sound. and it gives me reason to use my old 12 volt batterys from my old impact. i needed a new cd player and wanted a job site radio, i want to keep it in really good condition though so its only gonna be on site when im trimming. at that point on the job im the only one on site from my crew
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Ryobi planer has been pretty good to me.
Harbor Freight nailers have been good. Got a 23 gauge for $22! I've used it on six or seven jobs. No bump safety so it definitely needs to be unplugged when not in use.

Crescent slider wrench suxks.

Fein vacuum was ok until I ran it without a filter for thirty seconds. Repair shop said it's essentially destroyed and will always sound super loud unless the motor is replaced. I used my old rigid vac on a floor refinish job this week while the fein is in the shop- it picked up A LOT more dust. The floor was like white glove clean - the fein would get the big stuff but leave a fine residue if you ran your finger across the surface. The rigid was so superior in fact I don't think it would be professional to go back to the fein.

Dewalt cordless circular saw sucks - I don't think you could even cut balsa with that thing.
Dewalt drills have been good tho - dropped one twenty feet onto concrete. Disfigured a bit but still works pretty good. Impact wrench is pretty awesome - i haven't used any others but I can't really see much room for improvement.
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Most every cordless Ryobi is crud.

some of the new craftsmen cordless stuff is pretty bad to.

Alot of the Black & Decker is bad to.

Also Camball Hausfeld air impact wrenches shouldent even be made. I had one and it took so much air to run that you would need a 80 gallon compressor to put in one 6" lag screw. (I dont think i have to tell you were that thing is)
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[/LIST]452]Most every cordless Ryobi is crud.

some of the new craftsmen cordless stuff is pretty bad to.

Alot of the Black & Decker is bad to.

Also Camball Hausfeld air impact wrenches shouldent even be made. I had one and it took so much air to run that you would need a 80 gallon compressor to put in one 6" lag screw. (I dont think i have to tell you were that thing is)
love my ryobi radio. Lasts days on a charge and takes up way less room than my Milwaukee.

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