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Old 11-17-2009, 07:16 PM   #81
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Anyone use one of those battery powered caulk guns?
I used a Ryobi a couple of months ago to caulk (a few case's worth) all of the J channel we installed on this building. There was definitely a learning curve to it, and anything more than the very slowest speed setting is just ridiculous. But for a job like that, it was the cat's meow.

However, I'd never use it on a more typical HO remodel job. You just can't finesse it like a manual gun.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:28 PM   #82
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You ever use a bammer?
If my memory is correct that was the name of the Porter Cable cordless nail gun. If so I bought one 10-12 years ago and kept bringing it back to Home Depot once a week or so when it broke. After exchanging it at least a couple dozen times I struck a deal with them for a paslode.

That POS required so much pressure to shoot a nail since it used the compression instead of a battery.
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Anyone use one of those battery powered caulk guns?
I had some issues with the tendons in my right arm this spring/summer so I tried a Black & Decker one. The fact that it took 4 AA batteries should of turned me off put neither Lowes nor Depot had anything better in stock. Even on speed setting 2 (highest) the caulking came out at maybe 1/4x1" long every 5-10 seconds (modified poly caulk @ 70-75 degrees).

I just threw that POS out a couple weeks ago, it fit nicely in the garbage can with a Wagner spray paint gun and a bunch of Dewalt stuff.
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:41 PM   #84
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Dewalt radio won't keep preset stations. Resets after it turns off.

Anyone use one of those battery powered caulk guns?

You need to put in actual batteries, like double a's in order for the memory of the radio to work.......
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Old 11-17-2009, 10:46 PM   #85
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I Love my Fuego 6 1/2" Circ Saw, got high rating by Taunton too. I also have Ridgid 18awg Brad nailer and 1/4" crown stapler that work very well also.

I was talking about the air brad nailer that is a combo brad and crown stapler. The plunger is configured square so it can shoot crown staples which is fine but for a 18g pin it's worthless IMO. Leaves a huge square plunge mark in the work.

Ok, I see, but as far as I know, all 18awg combo jonnies do that.
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Windshield installers use the Batt powered caulk guns all the time for the urethane that is used to hold in windshields...that stuff is thick and hard to gun.
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Dewalt radio won't keep preset stations. Resets after it turns off.
Open the battery door, remove the battery. There is a panel that is held on with a screw, and that comes off to reveal a compartment for 2 AA batteries. Replace the 2 batteries, replace the panel, and the problem is solved.
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Anyone use one of those battery powered caulk guns?
I've used them quite a bit on SIP jobs. I've used Milwaukee 14.4 volt and Dewalt 18 volt guns set up for the larger sized adhesive tubes. Both have excellent battery life. It doesn't take much power to run one of these guns, so you don't really gain anything along the lines of power or runtime with the larger battery. Batteries lasted a couple of days with the 14.4. We never ran through an entire 18v battery with just a glue gun, we would end up needing a battery for some other 18v dewalt tool, and end up running down the battery that way. I do know that you could use the glue gun all day, swap the battery over to a drill, and it would feel like a freshly charged battery.
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Pros: Slightly lighter (smaller battery), ready to go out of the box.
Cons: Tube continues to run long after the trigger is released. You can't leave the tube in the gun over night. Cleanup is slightly more difficult.
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Pros: Auto back feature stops flow as soon as the trigger is released. Tubes don't leak when left in the gun overnight. When converted properly, disassembly for cleaning is easier.
Cons: Heavier/less balanced. The push rod is about 1/2" to long, if you run it all the way in, it will bend the push rod. The first thing that you should do before using it is to remove the screw that holds on the plunger, pull the push rod out the back of the motor housing, and chop about a half an inch off the end that the plunger attaches to. Then drill the center hole deeper and tap the hole so that you can reattach the plunger and reassemble. If incorrectly converted, the gun will disassemble it's self.

Personally, I like the Dewalt, but I'm willing to take the time to make sure that it works properly. Also, it uses the same batteries as my other cordless tools.

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If my memory is correct that was the name of the Porter Cable cordless nail gun. If so I bought one 10-12 years ago and kept bringing it back to Home Depot once a week or so when it broke. After exchanging it at least a couple dozen times I struck a deal with them for a paslode.

That POS required so much pressure to shoot a nail since it used the compression instead of a battery.
that's the one I don't even know why I bought it....I've got the dewalt and paslode cordless now...the dewalt obviously wasn't available back then, not sure about the paslode...I've had the paslode for 6-7 years iirc
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jobmate = to true, it is crap.. worked for a general who used a jobmate. he used my makita and went out and bought one

i have a jobmate rotary tool, it was $8 on sale, bought it to play around with carving and use it for engraving my name on tools
Duuuuuude that job mate rotary tool is the shizzle! It's the best $8 you can spend. I also have a Jobmate detail sander that cost $5. Two years running. Other than that, yep, the stuff is crap, but sometimes an $8 dollar rotary tool is all you need.
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The crappiest tool of ALL time...
Any tool you put into the hands of my employees!
From screwdrivers to D9 dozers, they break um all!
I hope they didnt learn that from my example...or did they
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hitachi table saw is my newest POS lately. you have to hit the reset button as many times as the start switch. can't rip a dry piece of two inch cedar without the thing overloading. i had a mikita for twenty years and couldn't tell you if it even had a reset button. i'm going to buy another mikita and use the hitachi for ripping balsa wood and styrofoam.
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I've found that most any hitachi with a cord is a POS. I love their guns, but the power tools suck.
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You need to put in actual batteries, like double a's in order for the memory of the radio to work.......
to think for years now I've been pondering why DeWalt would do that to us, thank you! haha
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None of the following were even worth the tax I paid on them.


I would also like to add to the list:

Anything from Canadian Tire (Job-Mate, Craftsman)

Ryobi


I bought a few B&D drills to have kicking around the job site for the grunts, not even the grunts wanted to touch them.
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aww man i just got the random orbiter, no good?
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aww man i just got the random orbiter, no good?

Kinda hard to screw up a random orbit. I'm sure its no Rotex, but you could buy a case of 6 for the price of 1 rotex.

I use the PC random orbit, dropped it off ladders many times and its still going strong, so I can't complain at all.
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aww man i just got the random orbiter, no good?
I like the size, design, weight and feel of the thing.

Where it matters most is power, and she ain't got any. The slightest pressure onto the surface and it can't move. It has good rpm, when you turn it on the slightest misbalance and it threatens to break your wrist but the second you hold it up to the surface you want to sand you quickly realize that it's going to take you 2/3 times longer. Very inconsistent, no power, no torque.
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hmmm i did not notice that,seemed like plenty of power to me
ill check it out thanks for the heads up
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Kinda hard to screw up a random orbit. I'm sure its no Rotex, but you could buy a case of 6 for the price of 1 rotex.

I use the PC random orbit, dropped it off ladders many times and its still going strong, so I can't complain at all.
I have a dewalt random orbit and it works well.

Someone used my dewalt without the paper and ruined the pad, so I got a PC orbital sander to replace it until I had time to change the pad.

After using the PC one for 5 minutes I quickly went and fixed the dewalt one.

BTW Heritage, I'm pretty sure you're not really supposed to apply much pressure to them, though I could be wrong.

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