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Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-02-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By memetic
The cheapest solution to replace the tool is...

The cheapest solution to replace the tool is about $225 USD. I'm going to try to fix it for now. If I can't get it to work after 8 hours of trying, I bite the bullet and buy a new one.

I have a...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-02-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By memetic
Unfortunately, not to Brazil. Anyway, the tax is...

Unfortunately, not to Brazil. Anyway, the tax is like $100 and the shipping is $20.

I still cannot find what is wrong. I'm screwed because I need this tool for work.

Look how much these cost...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-01-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By memetic
If I mail order a new one from the USA, it will...

If I mail order a new one from the USA, it will cost $75 plus $120 in shipping and Brazil taxes.

Yes, the brushes appear to have a lot of life left. I guess I have to work my way through the...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-01-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By memetic
Forgive me, I know a lot of things, but nothing...

Forgive me, I know a lot of things, but nothing about electronics, electrical stuff. It has two pieces on either side of the shaft. There is a spring in both of them that keeps the pieces in contact...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-01-2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By memetic
I moved to Brazil, so buying a new one is not an...

I moved to Brazil, so buying a new one is not an option. Unfortunately, I have to fix this.

Surely, one of you fine people know what to look for to fix this. I checked the switch -- seems OK. I...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 03-31-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By memetic
Dremel Multi-Max

My Multi-Max just died. (The tool was a gift, so...)

I tore it down part way and checked the wires, connections, switch etc. I don't see anything obviously wrong. Besides what I checked, any...
Forum: Electrical 02-27-2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By memetic
You have no idea what you are talking about. Are...

You have no idea what you are talking about. Are you drunk?
Forum: Electrical 02-27-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By memetic
Yes, thank you. You were correct, of course. It...

Yes, thank you. You were correct, of course. It turned out to be very simple. I got it wired now.
Forum: Electrical 02-21-2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By memetic
This is what I need. Unfortunately, they do not...

This is what I need. Unfortunately, they do not sell those here in Brazil (where I live). I need to chop the male adapter off and hardwire into it. I never had to test lines before with a meter....
Forum: Electrical 02-20-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By memetic
I think I posted in the wrong forum.

I think I posted in the wrong forum.
Forum: Electrical 02-20-2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By memetic
I am in Brazil, but that is the typical output on...

I am in Brazil, but that is the typical output on all grow light ballasts I have ever seen. I just never bought one that didn't have the female plug that goes to the bulb socket. I called everywhere...
Forum: Electrical 02-20-2018, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By memetic
OK, it seems the wires to the two round posts go...

OK, it seems the wires to the two round posts go to the two socket terminals that have the screws. I just don't know where the wire from the flat post goes.

Anyone? Please?
Forum: Electrical 02-20-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By memetic
Picture of socket, just in case.

Picture of socket, just in case.
Forum: Electrical 02-20-2018, 07:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,763
Posted By memetic
Ballast Plug Wiring

Hi,

This ballast did not come with the socket pre-wired. I need to get from the bulb plug to the bulb socket. How do I determine which plug terminal goes to which socket terminal. (Sorry if I am...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-21-2017, 04:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,980
Posted By memetic
I built a wooden box to set the saw on with an...

I built a wooden box to set the saw on with an opening for the blade so I can put the saw down with the blade still spinning. I made this box after only making a few cuts and realized what an...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-20-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,980
Posted By memetic
What makes this saw dangerous cutting wood but...

What makes this saw dangerous cutting wood but not dangerous cutting stone/masonry/tile etc?

Is there something in particular I should be worried about? Or is it just totally unsafe? This is my...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-20-2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,980
Posted By memetic
You cannot see the blade while cutting. So that...

You cannot see the blade while cutting. So that is not an option.

Houses here are not built out of wood. It would be a giant waste of money to buy a circular saw specifically for wood, since only...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-19-2017, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,980
Posted By memetic
I did not know that. This is my first 5" saw....

I did not know that. This is my first 5" saw. Thanks.

What is the purpose for it? And how do I cut along a line? Am I supposed to measure out an extra 1/8" to draw the cut line?

Thank You
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-19-2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,980
Posted By memetic
Strange Brazilian Makita Saw

Hey guys,

I moved to Brazil and bought a new Makita 125mm (5") circular saw. It hooks to a hose and is used to cut stone, tile, cmu's, bricks, clay blocks, etc. It can also cut dry for wood and...
Forum: Health & Safety 05-14-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,003
Posted By memetic
That is interesting. I am not that worried,...

That is interesting.

I am not that worried, but I can imagine someone being concerned when they see their vegetable garden covered with PVC dust. It is probably harmless, but it sure doesn't look...
Forum: Health & Safety 05-13-2010, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,003
Posted By memetic
Azek & PVC Products Question

Does the sawdust and small debris created when working with Azek and other PVC products contaminate the earth that it falls into? What about a garden with vegetables? Some subs were cutting a lot of...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 02-01-2010, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,146
Posted By memetic
And that is what I love about the local lumber...

And that is what I love about the local lumber yards. I can hand select everything. I just wish I could browse their inventories and prices online.
Forum: Finish Carpentry 02-01-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,146
Posted By memetic
Overall, I've had really good results with two...

Overall, I've had really good results with two local lumber yards in terms of prices, shipping, and customer service. The problem is, they are a pain when it comes to pricing jobs that require...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 02-01-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,146
Posted By memetic
That was going to be my next question -- quality...

That was going to be my next question -- quality (control).

What do you think of the Lowe's and Home Depot prices and quality vs other local lumber yards. I realize prices may vary by location,...
Forum: Finish Carpentry 02-01-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,146
Posted By memetic
Buying Supplies Online

I don't want to get into a philosophical debate about buying online, but feel free to argue away if you wish. I just want to know if anyone is happy buying lumber, trim, molding, etc. online. I have...
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