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Old 04-17-2019, 01:30 AM   #621
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Best pencil I've found is the Staedtler Mars 780 Technical. Takes 2mm lead, it's a "lead holder" rather than a mechanical which advances the lead automatically. This just has a compressing fitting that you loosen by passing the tail cap and let the lead out as far as you want and can easily press it back into the pencil body so the point doesn't break off.

Best feature is there is a lead pointer (sharpener) built into the tail cap that gets the lead needle sharp. You can also get colored leads to marking on prints or layout.

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Old 04-17-2019, 05:37 AM   #622
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Lumber yard gives them to me if I ask. Skinny, fat and square. Skinny I prefer for trim work but the lead is fragile. The fat round are good all around but they don't fit well behind your ear. I saw somewhere a sharpener that cut in stages. The bulk wood then a delicate taper for the tip

The purpose of course was for the fragile lead.
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I live dangerously and only use a permanent marker lol

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We buy these by the dozen. We also have .9 and .5 available, but .7 is the go to. Remove the clip for behind the ear.

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I hate that stuff
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I think you need to consider other options with this sanding problem..........

I'm looking at these little vacuums that cruise around the house on their own and I think if you could find a way to fence in your work piece and attach sandpaper to the bottoms of these vacuums they can bounce around and do the work unattended.......
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Really, they're more like a sweeper.
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Trying to organize the rolling packout case more adding 2 dividers helps a lot now I can reach everything with having to unpack the entire thing.

Next I think I'm going to add some casters to the bottom of an organizer I'm tired of waiting for Milwaukee to release a rolling cart

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Awww come on.... You can stuff more than that in there.

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Ive got to play with it some more. I'm not trying to cram it full rather utilize space so I can grab and go vs digging around

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Installing cabinets I need lots of different tools. And I'd like to bring them in in one trip. With the tri-stack and the organizer for screws I still need to make a few more trips out to the truck.

But this gets most of the tools I need into the house in one trip and makes it worth having to move things around. I know where most things are so it's not so bad to find it. It certainly took a while to get use to the new system from my FatMax expanding case. But it also holds a lot more.
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Putting pencils behind your ear is nasty.

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Lumber yard gives them to me if I ask. Skinny, fat and square. Skinny I prefer for trim work but the lead is fragile. The fat round are good all around but they don't fit well behind your ear. I saw somewhere a sharpener that cut in stages. The bulk wood then a delicate taper for the tip

The purpose of course was for the fragile lead.
I could never understand why people put the rings in there ears to stretch their lobes out. Now I get it, the hole is a place to keep your pencil.

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I put it in my teeth too.....
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One thing I wish Milwaukee would come out with for their packouts is a track you can mount on a shelf to snap packout boxes on. I think it would be nice for the organizers in a work trailer.
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Route something out in wood. Probably cut some holes and put some 1/16" aluminum to grab the two back tabs, and whatever for the front latch.
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Managed to get my hands on a complete Sclage door boring jig for $50
Door prep has fallen my way more times than I like over the last couple of years, so I figured I'd finally get one of these.

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