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Old 03-19-2010, 11:55 PM   #161
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Lol i was just gonna say something just like that. RF are poop just like Blows, Sorry Bose. My mate come around to see my $6000 B&W's and he had the cheek to say his Bose sounded better LMFAO He had never heard of B&W
All Boes people are like that, I have 2 pairs of old B&Ws I can't part with, as much as I've always wanted a pair of 802s I can't pony up the bucks or the space. Its an in-wall world now whether we like it or not!

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Because they just suck.
I never understood them, I could stick my head in the whole eat the dirt and crap it into the wheel barrow faster then I could dig it out with a post hole digger.
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Old 03-20-2010, 01:52 AM   #162
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I never understood them, I could stick my head in the whole eat the dirt and crap it into the wheel barrow faster then I could dig it out with a post hole digger.
They work for me. If I'm building a fence I can scoop the dirt out a lot faster than sticking a shovel in there. The hole ends up being too wide with a shovel too.
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All Boes people are like that, I have 2 pairs of old B&Ws I can't part with, as much as I've always wanted a pair of 802s I can't pony up the bucks or the space. Its an in-wall world now whether we like it or not!



I never understood them, I could stick my head in the whole eat the dirt and crap it into the wheel barrow faster then I could dig it out with a post hole digger.

I am sick of in-walls after just 2 speakers. They were a bitch to install, bitch to paint and a bitch to get the grill cover on i about kicked the wall through when trying to install the last cover. I was at the end of my tether with them dam things.
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When I was in the car stereo game, Rockford Fosgates were the best speakers one could buy.

Maybe things have changed, but when it comes to what was being discussed,
the Milwaukees have always sounded best to me of all the construction site radios I've heard.
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I am sick of in-walls after just 2 speakers. They were a bitch to install, bitch to paint and a bitch to get the grill cover on i about kicked the wall through when trying to install the last cover. I was at the end of my tether with them dam things.
Just sub it out to me.

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When I was in the car stereo game, Rockford Fosgates were the best speakers one could buy.

Maybe things have changed, but when it comes to what was being discussed,
the Milwaukees have always sounded best to me of all the construction site radios I've heard.

I have the Milwaukee and the white Makita. Milwaukeee does go louder but the sound quality is awful. The makita for it's size sure does sound nice.
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Wow, after reading every post I found nothing on the Bosch 36 volt series... I have great luck with the Bosch radio. I research the heck out of everything so I'm pretty pleased with all that I have so I have nothing bad to post. I am looking to buy the 36 volt Bosch kit (circular saw, reciprocating saw, drill and flashlight. Any comments? If I buy it I will post the results...
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Wow, after reading every post I found nothing on the Bosch 36 volt series... I have great luck with the Bosch radio. I research the heck out of everything so I'm pretty pleased with all that I have so I have nothing bad to post. I am looking to buy the 36 volt Bosch kit (circular saw, reciprocating saw, drill and flashlight. Any comments? If I buy it I will post the results...

They ain't really common. You could prob count on your hand the few times a year you would need a cordless tool to be that powerful. I used to have the 24v makita sds and i have used the 36v sds a couple of times but i have never found i needed a cordless to that powerful. My 18's can do 99.9% of the stuff i need cordless tools for and when i need proper power i use my corded versions which is not very often. For the money you would spend on the 36v kit you could buy a nice 18v set and corded versions of the same tools for times you need powerful versions.
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Is anyone else getting frustrated trying to find tool actually not made of junk and in china? I was going to buy some siding shears the other day. The makita and the dewalt were both made in china. So whos chinese factory is better? It seems like you always have to switch brands and sometime their just isnt a brand thats not made in the foreign slave markets. I've started looking for used tools on ebay and craigslist that are pre chinese takeover and just use them till i have to order parts. Most of the time they last longer than the brand new tools you get at the stores.

btw....another chit tool- dewalt 4 1/2" grinder, it will burn up bearings and get uber hot and melt within an hour of use. Lowes has gotten three back till we went out and bought a bosch.
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Is anyone else getting frustrated trying to find tool actually not made of junk and in china? I was going to buy some siding shears the other day. The makita and the dewalt were both made in china. So whos chinese factory is better? It seems like you always have to switch brands and sometime their just isnt a brand thats not made in the foreign slave markets. I've started looking for used tools on ebay and craigslist that are pre chinese takeover and just use them till i have to order parts. Most of the time they last longer than the brand new tools you get at the stores.

btw....another chit tool- dewalt 4 1/2" grinder, it will burn up bearings and get uber hot and melt within an hour of use. Lowes has gotten three back till we went out and bought a bosch.
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I'd be more than happy to confirm this rumor, and the rules don't just apply to tools. Home Depot accepts bids every 5 years from various vendors interested in supplying its products, in exchange for being HD door supplier for example you would be required to no longer supply any other companies, you would need to supply all the funds for marketing your product at their stores, change your product to suit their customers/profit margin best on demand. This is all standard operating procedure for home depot, and its why even in BC the fear of Lowes entering Canada has management terrified.

How do I know this?? I worked at Homo Depot for years, and I loved it! Every spring I had a new batch of 19 year old cashiers to go out with, not to mention all the female customers.... I got more pussy there than in college, or any bar i've been in
Just heard of someone who worked in the New Balance sneaker distribution center.

They'd receive two sets of the supposedly same shoe.

The "real" NB's went to sports stores while the "lesser quality" shoes of the same model went to Walmart.
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funny you mention new balance, in the early 2000's i was only wearing new balance, back then i wasnt in carpentry yet but was selling footwear. new balance was awesome. they were comfortable and held up to just wearing around and in the gym. 2 years ago i bought 2 pairs which might have lasted 3 or 4 months, the newer ones seem even worse. i avoid new balance all toghether now.

since then ive switched to merrel and solomon. both are easy on the feet and can take a beating either going on a trail or wearing on the jobsite (finishing stages when boots arent allowed on finished floors)
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I'd be more than happy to confirm this rumor, and the rules don't just apply to tools. Home Depot accepts bids every 5 years from various vendors interested in supplying its products, in exchange for being HD door supplier for example you would be required to no longer supply any other companies, you would need to supply all the funds for marketing your product at their stores, change your product to suit their customers/profit margin best on demand. This is all standard operating procedure for home depot, and its why even in BC the fear of Lowes entering Canada has management terrified.

How do I know this?? I worked at Homo Depot for years, and I loved it! Every spring I had a new batch of 19 year old cashiers to go out with, not to mention all the female customers.... I got more pussy there than in college, or any bar i've been in
those home dildo tools blow, id got there buy a name brand tool and it will always turn out to be a POS.
Anything Id buy there or Blowes I have to check to make sure everything is in the box or that the box hasnt been opened before.

If I go to a reg tools store, amazon etc...the same tool would be so much better. I dont buy squat from them.
Well as little as possible. Sometimes its out of convenience but definitely not by choice if a Ace or a reg supplier is open.

I go to a Ace Hardware near by , no lines has mostly everything I need and Im in and out...

If I need to order doors or windows, I go to a door and window supplier, if I need plumbing supplies I go to a plumbing store the same with electrical..

Hardwood and ply I go to a hardwood/plywood supplier.

Friends dont let friend shop Home Dildo...
Blowes aient that much better.
But it is better, not much but if I had to choose between the two.. it would be blowes. Only better by a nose hair.

but thats just me.

I like to support the small business/ family owned businesses. Its just how I roll.
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funny you mention new balance, in the early 2000's i was only wearing new balance, back then i wasnt in carpentry yet but was selling footwear. new balance was awesome. they were comfortable and held up to just wearing around and in the gym. 2 years ago i bought 2 pairs which might have lasted 3 or 4 months, the newer ones seem even worse. i avoid new balance all toghether now.

since then ive switched to merrel and solomon. both are easy on the feet and can take a beating either going on a trail or wearing on the jobsite (finishing stages when boots arent allowed on finished floors)
Merrel & Solomon definitely a notch above.

Ever consider Carhartt or Red Wings work sneakers?
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those home dildo tools blow, id got there buy a name brand tool and it will always turn out to be a POS.
Anything Id buy there or Blowes I have to check to make sure everything is in the box or that the box hasnt been opened before.

If I go to a reg tools store, amazon etc...the same tool would be so much better. I dont buy squat from them.
Well as little as possible. Sometimes its out of convenience but definitely not by choice if a Ace or a reg supplier is open.

I go to a Ace Hardware near by , no lines has mostly everything I need and Im in and out...

If I need to order doors or windows, I go to a door and window supplier, if I need plumbing supplies I go to a plumbing store the same with electrical..

Hardwood and ply I go to a hardwood/plywood supplier.

Friends dont let friend shop Home Dildo...
Blowes aient that much better.
But it is better, not much but if I had to choose between the two.. it would be blowes. Only better by a nose hair.

but thats just me.

I like to support the small business/ family owned businesses. Its just how I roll.


It was an expensive lesson for me to learn too,
but now I only buy my major stuff at contractor suppliers.

The $20. bucks someone saves on a particular tool,
they lose in down time or in having to return things back.

Not that every tool is fail proof or that every HD tool will fail,
but you can be pretty sure that a HD tools is inferior to contractor supply tools.
I've had mixed luck with HD tools. But I'm learning not to take those chances anymore.
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no i havent tried either work sneaker. never worn a pair. ive tried them on but they felt weird with such a light shoe with a heavy toe plate up front

as for broken tools, i had a milwaukee recip die after not much more than 10 minutes of cutting. only cutting strapping and the screws in a exterior door

paslode 18 gauge nailer that i bought at rona is broken after a year and a half.

my bosch chop saw had some minor issues a few months after i bought it which was resolved under warrenty
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stanley fatmax Xtreme tape measures.

Menards replaces fatmax tapes for free and they happened to be out of the regular fatmax's so i got an xtreme and paid the difference. first few minutes of using it i'm wondering why i'm having a hard time keeping it hooked to anything...the first 6 inches of tape was twisted 90 degrees!

not only that but they're bulky, over priced, the huge curve in the blade makes it difficult to get accurate measurements and marks, and i can't jot down numbers on the back of them like i can the yellow ones.

i can carry a 35' fatmax that's the same size as the 30' extreme and i get 5 additional feet and a less expensive tape.

i like the guys who scoff at me for having a 35' tape because "25' is all you need." same guys are asking to borrow my tape so they can square up a wall or take some other long measurement their 25' can't quite make.

as far as what others have said, i love my kobalt truck box, of course it's not actually made by kobalt, they just slap their logo on the front

post hole diggers aren't all that bad, at least it takes me personally less time to dig a post hole with a post hole digger than with a shovel, and it's the right size as someone else mentioned

not had much bad luck with power tools, but you guys are right about the dewalt job radio and the power box. both are crap in my experience. bad reception and sound compared to the milwaukee. the power plugs in the back of the power box seem useful, but i've seen them trip breakers on a generator while a milwaukee + 3-way combo do not.

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I picked up a little Milwaukee 12V radio and drill combo a little while back. They had them on sale for $79. I am pleasantly surprised by the quality of sound and reception. It also has a MP3 hookup behind a door where you can place you iPod. It may be small, but it puts out plenty of tunes. No CD player, but I don't carry CD's anymore anyway.
where did you find that combo for 79? must be a typo because i can't find it for anything under 179, hell even the radio alone is more than 79 most places without a battery!

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lol, dewalt, milwaukee or bosch radios. sure they charge batterys but the bloody things cost between 150-200 bucks. if you have the cordless tool you should have a charger unless you bought the tool off a clearance table because of missing hte charger..

ill stick to my $10 radio from the general merchandise isle at the supermarket, so what if it sounds ****ty, better than paying $200 for a ****ty sounding radio and if it grows legs im not out a days pay to replace it
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lol, dewalt, milwaukee or bosch radios. sure they charge batterys but the bloody things cost between 150-200 bucks. if you have the cordless tool you should have a charger unless you bought the tool off a clearance table because of missing hte charger..

ill stick to my $10 radio from the general merchandise isle at the supermarket, so what if it sounds ****ty, better than paying $200 for a ****ty sounding radio and if it grows legs im not out a days pay to replace it
i believe only the dewalt charges batteries. maybe the bosch too but i doubt it.

i believe all three are under 100 bucks as well.

i'd venture to guess that my milwaukee could out live 10 x 10$ radios though

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