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Old 11-19-2010, 02:27 AM   #221
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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.
I have used my dewalt cordless circular saw for 2 years now and it still works great. ( I did buy it online and i dont think its made in china though)
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:52 PM   #222
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DeWalt Sawzalls. The blade changing lever constantly wears down to nothing and the metal lever inside gets stuck.

At least the HD models that are $99. Not sure if they are cheapened down by HD though.
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Thanks for bringing life to this thread, great info here!

Never buy this vacuum!!!!
On an out of towner, needed a vacuum, bought this "shop vac" for 100 bucks. All I need it to do is clean up a subfloor, once!!
Can't even suck up a drywall nail. Total POS! Leaving it with HO. POS!
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DeWalt Sawzalls. The blade changing lever constantly wears down to nothing and the metal lever inside gets stuck.

At least the HD models that are $99. Not sure if they are cheapened down by HD though.
I like the saw well enough, but you are right. Those stupid levers are useless. Mine have rusted up from a little moisture and I have to use an nail to pop it closed.
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I like the saw well enough, but you are right. Those stupid levers are useless. Mine have rusted up from a little moisture and I have to use an nail to pop it closed.
My dewalt sawzall slipped in some switchgear and puked its innards out the front. Total POS.
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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?
If you take a stroll out in the field about 75-80 ft behind a house I framed earlier this summer you can have one for free Bought it based on all of the hype on this forum and was sadly disappointed. It was good for the most part, but after the string broke 5 times in a row when pulling it tight to snap a line I turned around and hucked it.
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If you take a stroll out in the field about 75-80 ft behind a house I framed earlier this summer you can have one for free Bought it based on all of the hype on this forum and was sadly disappointed. It was good for the most part, but after the string broke 5 times in a row when pulling it tight to snap a line I turned around and hucked it.
They make several different ones with different size string. You probably got the little girly one.
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My tajima is so smooth I went and got the belt sander out of the barn and got stopped about 25m away from it, got hooked on some junk and I never noticed until it ran out of line.
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I have 3 dewalt sawzalls that have that same problem, so I switched to the Milwaukee and that thing is worse.
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I have 3 dewalt sawzalls that have that same problem, so I switched to the Milwaukee and that thing is worse.
My Milwaukee has the same issue, as well
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My Milwaukee has the same issue, as well
It cuts like a sob if the blade stays in it. I'll be trying the makita avt out soon
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They make several different ones with different size string. You probably got the little girly one.
Damn, I knew there was something sketchy when it came with a free Barbie doll....

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Damn, I knew there was something sketchy when it came with a free Barbie doll.... http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/...d.jpg~original
The red one is the good one. I've used mine for years without issue.
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DeWalt Sawzalls. The blade changing lever constantly wears down to nothing and the metal lever inside gets stuck.

At least the HD models that are $99. Not sure if they are cheapened down by HD though.
It gets gunked up with dust. PB Blaster keeps it working.
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Bought 3 Dewalt corded sawzalls at t tool dealer for demoing a factory.None of them lasted more than 3 days.Blade holders went bad.I never buy DeWalt but they were on sale.
Had a hot head working for me earlier this year that got pissed at his DeWalt radio.Threw it off of the roof and about 50 feet into the yard.When he came down he fixed the cord and all was good.
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This Trendnet Krone/110 is complete junk, the Krone blade is fine but the 110 isn't sized properly and will camel back about 1/6 of the time.
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I like the saw well enough, but you are right. Those stupid levers are useless. Mine have rusted up from a little moisture and I have to use an nail to pop it closed.
Don't get me wrong the saw has the power to get the job done, even on a generator, but blade changing is just awful.
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This is a huge piece of junk.

The main issue is the magazine has such loose tolerances that the feeder jumps over/under the rack of nails *Does not happen with Hitachi brand nails though*

Also, the blade guides break easily.

I've never seen one of these last with daily use. I bought 2 and couldn't get a single rack of nails to feed through either. They went right back.
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I have two of those and they work fine. I use Hitachi brads though. One thing that I have never been sure about is whether to line the nail strip up with the back of the magazine or the front. It seems to work both ways, and every once in a while I change my mind about which is correct. Sometime maybe I will get around to reading the instruction manual.
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This Trendnet Krone/110 is complete junk, the Krone blade is fine but the 110 isn't sized properly and will camel back about 1/6 of the time.
They had a section devoted to that at a commscope/systimax course I attended.

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