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Old 04-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #61
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The Syslite works great in confined spaces. The fact you can change the angle of the light source is very convenient.

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Old 04-19-2013, 12:59 AM   #62
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Now c'mon guys don't start any arguments in this thread just play by the following rules:

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If you spend that much on a flash light it's obvious you have no employees.
... finally get some work done.
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I think gray duct tape would be best
But the Festool duct tape would have to be green and cost $200 a roll, and then these guys would say it's the best duct tape ever and is so much better than the silver.

$175 for a flashlight? Put any spin on it that you want, it is a "FLASHLIGHT"

I even own a couple of festool tools, but now they are just getting greedy
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But the Festool duct tape would have to be green and cost $200 a roll, and then these guys would say it's the best duct tape ever and is so much better than the silver.

$175 for a flashlight? Put any spin on it that you want, it is a "FLASHLIGHT"

I even own a couple of festool tools, but now they are just getting greedy
I don't agree.Because you can say "a car is a car" but there is Hyundai and there is BMW.Made in Germany says a lot!
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But the Festool duct tape would have to be green and cost $200 a roll, and then these guys would say it's the best duct tape ever and is so much better than the silver.

$175 for a flashlight? Put any spin on it that you want, it is a "FLASHLIGHT"

I even own a couple of festool tools, but now they are just getting greedy
Perhaps if you knew anything about flashlight and led technology you would understand its a deal.

Here's the last one I bought. Cost me double what the festool one was



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Head over to candlepower forums and you may then understand why some flashlights are cheap and some are not. Just like festool tools. Some thing they are a rip off because they can buy a Chicago pneumatic sander for 1/10th the price.
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Perhaps if you knew anything about flashlight and led technology you would understand its a deal.
Sure, whatever you say.
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I will thanks and it tastes so dam good.
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Old 04-19-2013, 08:01 AM   #70
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Apparently people have not priced out the multi led light panels. I was messing around with some that were made for scene lighting for filming and photography, they were 18x18" and cost over 1k.
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I thought this should be fans thread, not haters. I like this website, I have learned a lot of good things from you guys for which thank you all.

Same here I wouldn't spend this much on the set up you have just because it would be over kill for what I do but sure would love to try it once and it would probably make me think think twice on owning one in future.

I own few festool tools and love them. It hurt the pocket first time but now I don't look back.

It only hurts when I work in bad neighborhoods and leave my good tools at home and try to do work with just simple tools. It takes twice as long.
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Apparently people have not priced out the multi led light panels. I was messing around with some that were made for scene lighting for filming and photography, they were 18x18" and cost over 1k.
That's the problem is people don't know the difference between the LED tech. They think a light is a light but it ain't. They see the lights in lowes with 50 LEDs in it for $20 and then use these as a comparison lol
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That's one reason why I don't. I doubt I will ever take on another person. Would rather turn the work down than take on a crew. Leaves me with more money to buy the things I want.
Do you sub most jobs out?

I use to have that train of thought...even yesterday I had an employee screw up and cost me a drywall repair...but big deal.

First off there are only two ways to make money, capitalize on labour or material, with no one else you can't capitalize on labour. Everyone in construction knows the mark-up sucks on material.

Right there you are limiting your business.
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Do you sub most jobs out?

I use to have that train of thought...even yesterday I had an employee screw up and cost me a drywall repair...but big deal.

First off there are only two ways to make money, capitalize on labour or material, with no one else you can't capitalize on labour. Everyone in construction knows the mark-up sucks on material.

Right there you are limiting your business.

I'm sure I am but I seen too many contractors run their self into the ground by trying to take on more work and more guys. The happiest contractors I know are guys who work on their own. They are also the most reliable and do the best work and have nice trucks, house's and lifestyles. The guys with more employees have beat up trucks, shacks as houses and don't do anything but work and have no life. There one guy I know who made it big by taking on more guys but he is the only one in all these years I been in construction.
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I'm sure I am but I seen too many contractors run their self into the ground by trying to take on more work and more guys. The happiest contractors I know are guys who work on their own. They are also the most reliable and do the best work and have nice trucks, house's and lifestyles. The guys with more employees have beat up trucks, shacks as houses and don't do anything but work and have no life. There one guy I know who made it big by taking on more guys but he is the only one in all these years I been in construction.
That's a blanket statement...the guys that have the nice houses are married to women with good jobs. The ONLY wealthy contractors I know are the ones that have crews of guys working for them and don't strap on a tool belt and grab their Syslight everyday.
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I don't agree.Because you can say "a car is a car" but there is Hyundai and there is BMW.Made in Germany says a lot!
A VW is made in Germany. My Sprinter was made in Germany, is that better than all other vehicles? Not necessarily, there are some problems with it. I don't try to convince anyone it is the best out there, it is the best vehicle for ME, maybe not for everyone.

Everyone has there opinions on everything, but why try to convince someone that your opinion is correct unless you need to convince yourself
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I know some contractors that have a bunch of guys and are successful.
I also know several guys that are just them and maybe 1 or two helpers. not big companies. they are the ones who seem the happiest, dont complain about being broke all the time, and do the best work.
of course, it depends largely on what kind of work you do also. a framing contractor with 1 guy wont get much done, but a trim contractor or a tile contractor can do more by them selves.
It does suck when you work all day then have to go do estimates and paperwork at night.
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I know some contractors that have a bunch of guys and are successful.
I also know several guys that are just them and maybe 1 or two helpers. not big companies. they are the ones who seem the happiest, dont complain about being broke all the time, and do the best work.
of course, it depends largely on what kind of work you do also. a framing contractor with 1 guy wont get much done, but a trim contractor or a tile contractor can do more by them selves.
It does suck when you work all day then have to go do estimates and paperwork at night.
I worked solo for a long time, when you add in the estimates, paperwork, and bullsh!t time you are never paid for your hourly rate isn't any better than that of an employee.
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How about those Festools. They sure are great, huh?
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A VW is made in Germany. My Sprinter was made in Germany, is that better than all other vehicles? Not necessarily, there are some problems with it. I don't try to convince anyone it is the best out there, it is the best vehicle for ME, maybe not for everyone.

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