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Old 06-09-2019, 10:33 PM   #901
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I've been looking the string trimmers,, the Ego looks nice for the price. Been looking at the brushless that is about 159$
If you have any Makita stuff you should take a look at theirs. I got the Makita 18v trimmer for $99 IIRC and it's been great. I don't have the big 36v blower (yet) but I've heard really good things about that one too.
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Old 06-09-2019, 11:14 PM   #902
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If you have any Makita stuff you should take a look at theirs. I got the Makita 18v trimmer for $99 IIRC and it's been great. I don't have the big 36v blower (yet) but I've heard really good things about that one too.
The Makita string trimmers here I see are at 350$ so the Ego at less than half that looked better. I wish I could get a 99$ Makita.
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I just changed over to Fusionloc. However I'm not opposed to using something better and less expensive. If that's the case. Funny thing. Not sure how they found out but I got a call from Fastenmaster. They wanted to know if I was using the Camo tool now. First thing I asked was, dude are you accusing me of cheating on you?" Lol. I guess they were talking to the guys at Capitol.

On another note. The Fusionloc has been giving them problems. They have quarantined the guns. The engineers at Fastenmaster have a fix but it's going to take awhile to get them out to us. I Skyped with one of their engineers and he walked me through the steps to get mine working correctly. They also dropped off a new gun that was working great. So they've been taking good care of me. That goes a long way in my book.


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I dont do many decks, but I use Camo screws when I do. Just was hoping you weren't against them from experience. For me, doing a few decks a year, they are cheap and quick and pretty much fool proof.

I've looked at the clips and such, and they seem fiddly if you don't use them all the time.

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I dont do many decks, but I use Camo screws when I do. Just was hoping you weren't against them from experience. For me, doing a few decks a year, they are cheap and quick and pretty much fool proof.

I've looked at the clips and such, and they seem fiddly if you don't use them all the time.

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Iíve been using Camo for a while. I only do PVC decking, though. If I was doing Trex, camo is kind of a pain. Zips right into PVC, kind of mushrooms the side of the trex right in the spot the tool needs to space the next board with.
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Saw, sander (to put next to the other one just like it).

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The Makita string trimmers here I see are at 350$ so the Ego at less than half that looked better. I wish I could get a 99$ Makita.
$349 is the kit with charger and batteries. $149 is the 18v bare tool if you already have batteries and charger.
The one I got was on sale, part of a kit broken up and sold individually so that's why I was remembering the $99.
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Just saw these for the ridgid guys.

I'm heading in the Packout direction or I would be all over these. Where were they two years ago. Sadly, a bit late to the party, but still good stuff.

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Just saw these for the ridgid guys.

I'm heading in the Packout direction or I would be all over these. Where were they two years ago. Sadly, a bit late to the party, but still good stuff.[IMG]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190612/a151fdbad32b80b540cfd59c3d224a0f.jpg[/IM

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I saw those at home depot last Christmas, about half the price of the Milwaukee.
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First time I saw them around here. I didn't even see them online. The Packouts are still much better with the various sized containers.

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I have too many of the Dewalt organizers to switch. And since they don’t attach to anything but themselves and the newest version is fully gasketed and costs $14, I’ll be sticking with those.
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I have too many of the Dewalt organizers to switch. And since they donít attach to anything but themselves and the newest version is fully gasketed and costs $14, Iíll be sticking with those.
Tstak or the tough system?
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Tstak or the tough system?
Neither. This one:

https://www.dewalt.com/products/gear...izer/dwst14825
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I use those screw boxxes too and find they don't like to be stored standing up. Everything seems to bag down. I keep them flat in my van.
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Picked up the Bosch 1617 router to mount in my table so I can keep the 1619 out for when I need to use it. Constantly mounting and un mounting it was a pain

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I use those screw boxxes too and find they don't like to be stored standing up. Everything seems to bag down. I keep them flat in my van.
I made some shelving stacks in my trailer that angle back slightly to house all of them. Agree they are iffy if they are standing up all the time.

Also, when you have a bunch of them, you can mix and match the inserts. I have some that are setup with only the small inserts and some that have 4 large ones.
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Just ordered this little guy. Having issues with temperature in my humidor. Hoping I can get them cooled down!





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The Depot has a 2 pack of 6.5" saw blades for $20, so I picked up a few of those. And after years of saying I was going to build one, I finally picked up the part to make a pea shooter. Hopefully it comes together, new project on Monday.
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Just ordered this little guy. Having issues with temperature in my humidor. Hoping I can get them cooled down!





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Easy quiet genies. With the gas air compressor, these guys can handle the rest of the tools.

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