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Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-17-2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 361
Posted By Defenestrate
If I was replacing my 20 year old LS1013, it'd be...

If I was replacing my 20 year old LS1013, it'd be with a dewalt flexvolt slider... but the Makita keeps chugging along.
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 04-16-2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,473
Posted By Defenestrate
Happy to hear that you're doing the right thing....

Happy to hear that you're doing the right thing. Treating customers with this kind of respect will make you a hero and get you more business.
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 04-12-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,473
Posted By Defenestrate
We all start somewhere, but you're over your...

We all start somewhere, but you're over your head.

Let your buddy GC own the job and be his sub. He'll tell you what you need to go do, and skim a few points for his trouble/liability. Depending...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-10-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,215
Posted By Defenestrate
Haha, that's fair. Current PC stuff under...

Haha, that's fair.

Current PC stuff under dewalt isn't worth considering. I've been happy with old routers and nail guns.

I don't think PC is entirely to blame for me having parts around,...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-09-2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,215
Posted By Defenestrate
What type? I've got a type 3 unit that had a bad...

What type? I've got a type 3 unit that had a bad switch and a bad fence. You pick up shipping and it's yours. DM me.
Forum: Drywall 03-29-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By Defenestrate
Love strait flex unless the corners are already...

Love strait flex unless the corners are already really wobbly. Wish my local home derpos would stock the outside corner version as well as the inside corner stuff. (As it is, I try to keep a stash...
Forum: Drywall 03-25-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,009
Posted By Defenestrate
Yeah, just a temp agency for laborers/carpenters...

Yeah, just a temp agency for laborers/carpenters (and maybe other people -- dunno). They're like a sub, so they cover comp/insurance. Prices vary, but they're not what you'd call cheap.

You call,...
Forum: General Discussion 03-07-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Defenestrate
Going backwards in your questions, money is where...

Going backwards in your questions, money is where you find it. That can be in flips, but you’d want to be very deliberate about it. And let’s be clear: revenue sounds good, but profit is the number...
Forum: General Discussion 03-05-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 711
Posted By Defenestrate
Make yourself a mid-term plan to get away from...

Make yourself a mid-term plan to get away from the flips and foreclosures. You'll eventually figure out how much you're actually worth and bump your prices, and the bank/realtor/whoever will move on...
Forum: Carpentry 03-05-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 705
Posted By Defenestrate
I agree about minimizing your labor and getting...

I agree about minimizing your labor and getting preprimed.

Plus, if you $%^ up on your initial numbers, or someone goes on a screw-up spree, it's way cheaper to just go buy a bit more versus do...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-29-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 365
Posted By Defenestrate
Combine a normal 1/2" plunge bit with a template...

Combine a normal 1/2" plunge bit with a template guide bushing and an oversized round hole template. I'm too lazy to do the math, but if you're lucky you'll get a holesaw for the template that you...
Forum: Construction 02-08-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 757
Posted By Defenestrate
Lotsa good (if contradictory) advice above....

Lotsa good (if contradictory) advice above. Here's mine: if you spend a bit of time framing, you'll come to understand how a house can go together smoothly the first time, or become a clusterf*&^ of...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-05-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 110,107
Posted By Defenestrate
Pretty sure the X2 in the model number means 2...

Pretty sure the X2 in the model number means 2 batteries. Plus the pic has 2. (The description fields suggest 1 battery on the 6ah model as well.)
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-04-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 110,107
Posted By Defenestrate
For the yellow people out there... DEWALT...

For the yellow people out there...

DEWALT DCH293R2 20V Max XR Brushless 1-1/8” L-Shape SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Kit
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M2D3D5P

Currently $342.46. (How do they pick...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-04-2020, 11:22 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 110,107
Posted By Defenestrate
For the yellow people out there... DEWALT...

For the yellow people out there...

DEWALT DCH293R2 20V Max XR Brushless 1-1/8” L-Shape SDS Plus Rotary Hammer Kit
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M2D3D5P

Currently $342.46. (How do they pick...
Forum: Carpentry 02-03-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,733
Posted By Defenestrate
Love my Dewalt. It's probably worth getting their...

Love my Dewalt. It's probably worth getting their clamps as well. (They do what they're supposed to do and they fit in the case nicely.)
Forum: Tools & Equipment 02-01-2020, 03:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,148
Posted By Defenestrate
Thanks for the info. Can you expand on the...

Thanks for the info. Can you expand on the burnout thing? (My finger is itching on the 'buy' button for one of these...) Is it a long cord/ voltage drop problem? And can you point to anywhere...
Forum: Vehicles 01-30-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 718
Posted By Defenestrate
I got Caltrend seat covers via carid.com for my...

I got Caltrend seat covers via carid.com for my promaster. They're a really snug fit -- not baggy at all. I've had them just under a year and they're surviving fine. If I remember right, they weren't...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-26-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 110,107
Posted By Defenestrate
Yeah, it did, as well as a couple of freebie...

Yeah, it did, as well as a couple of freebie mortising bits, and a 1/4" template collar. Sadly, it didn't have any of the cool extras like the hinge locating plates, but I supposed I shouldn't...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-25-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 110,107
Posted By Defenestrate
Lookit what you bastidges made me do on the...

Lookit what you bastidges made me do on the craigslist:

https://i.postimg.cc/4NN4b8ZK/IMG-6142.jpg
and
https://i.postimg.cc/dVZY4pf0/IMG-6138.jpg
(this one is a $%^# gem: near perfect carbide...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-22-2020, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 110,107
Posted By Defenestrate
Got the 2 gallon, 1hp, 2010a model. Nice and...

Got the 2 gallon, 1hp, 2010a model. Nice and quiet. Reasonably light. Reasonable recharge, though you aren't going to run two roofers on it, obviously. It came with a bad regulator, but they replaced...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-17-2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 110,107
Posted By Defenestrate
These come up on CL/ ebay pretty regularly. The...

These come up on CL/ ebay pretty regularly. The bummer is that they've usually lost a part or two and replacements are either crazy $$$ or unavailable. I ended up buying 3 and making two complete...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-15-2020, 09:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 807
Posted By Defenestrate
I'm a patient man, and that's a cool toy, but I...

I'm a patient man, and that's a cool toy, but I am NOT watching 24 minutes of that shizz.
Forum: Contractor Licensing 01-09-2020, 12:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 350
Posted By Defenestrate
I used to have a boss with his B license... thing...

I used to have a boss with his B license... thing was, he knew *nothing*. I always assumed he crammed for the test and somehow snuck by.
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 01-01-2020, 04:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 581
Posted By Defenestrate
We use a fair bit of 'econo runner'...

We use a fair bit of 'econo runner' https://www.protectiveproducts.com/products/econo-runner.html.

Couple downsides, though: it's not cheap (about a buck a foot), and since it has a slightly tacky...
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