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Forum: Tools & Equipment 12-10-2016, 08:54 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 60,843
Posted By tccoggs
I bought into Ridgid, not perfect, but reasonably...

I bought into Ridgid, not perfect, but reasonably priced and no breaks of failures yet.

To me Festool is a joke with the systainers, way overpriced piece of plastic, and they are not that...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-14-2016, 07:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,523
Posted By tccoggs
http://www.floydtool.com/stainless_nail.htm#sp18 ...

http://www.floydtool.com/stainless_nail.htm#sp18

Use nothing but stainless outside. Even painted the EG nails will rust through the surface. The Spotnails brand are reasonable priced, and Floyd...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-14-2016, 07:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,523
Posted By tccoggs
From other reviews on the Fuel, I hear its very...

From other reviews on the Fuel, I hear its very difficult to get it to fire on a profiled surface due to the nose design. That just won't work for me.

I like the smartpoint. I picked it up when...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 05-12-2016, 09:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,523
Posted By tccoggs
got me hands on them at the dynamite tool show...

got me hands on them at the dynamite tool show this past weekend. The fuel nailers are heavy. The 16ga is much heavier than the dewalt is, held them side by side.

I have been a paslode user for...
Forum: Painting & Finish Work 05-11-2016, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,535
Posted By tccoggs
If its hard maple, penetrating stains do not work...

If its hard maple, penetrating stains do not work well. We used to do cherry finishes on maple cabinets all the time when the price of cherry got so high, but it was a combination of tints and...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 05-11-2016, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,323
Posted By tccoggs
Got stuck with some composite jambs recently. ...

Got stuck with some composite jambs recently. Replace two of the hinge screws with T nuts and machine screws and those hinges aren't going anywhere now. They should just do it that what from the...
Forum: Carpentry 05-07-2016, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,430
Posted By tccoggs
Geocel 2300 should do nicely

Geocel 2300 should do nicely
Forum: Tools & Equipment 04-10-2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7,266
Views: 818,961
Posted By tccoggs
If Festool keeps raising prices for what seems to...

If Festool keeps raising prices for what seems to be no good reason other than because they can, the tools will continue to be a good investment from a resale perspective, but I wouldn't bother...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 02-14-2016, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,629
Posted By tccoggs
Curling and Excessive shrinkage My guess is...

Curling and Excessive shrinkage My guess is CertainTeed WeatherBoards. Everytime I come across that type of situation its certainteed siding.
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-03-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 28,125
Posted By tccoggs
Good tip Justin. A little tuning can go a long...

Good tip Justin. A little tuning can go a long way. You can get a precise cut out of a typical miter saw, ultimately the difference between the dewalt and the industrial model costing 10x is the...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-03-2016, 02:26 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 28,125
Posted By tccoggs
I don't think I would agree with this. What I...

I don't think I would agree with this. What I would say is that if you buy a forrest blade, make sure you get it sharpened by forrest or you will be disappointed by the results. When I worked in a...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-03-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 28,125
Posted By tccoggs
I had no previous investment in the makita 18v...

I had no previous investment in the makita 18v battery system, so I went with the ridgid. Nothing wrong with Mak, its just that cordless tools purchases are more about battery and charger...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 01-02-2016, 12:56 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 28,125
Posted By tccoggs
Couple tools that always make me smile: ...

Couple tools that always make me smile:

Bosch Bulldog SDS hammer

Use a regular hammer drill and then this, and you will go buy one immediately. No comparison

Makita DA4031 Right Angle Drill...
Forum: HVAC 10-21-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,763
Posted By tccoggs
Check out the Roth double wall tanks: ...

Check out the Roth double wall tanks:

http://www.roth-usa.com/products_dwt.cfm

They are more than a standard steel tank, but I think its worth it. No sign of gas being available by me anytime...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 10-02-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,006
Posted By tccoggs
If I had to have someone side my house, it would...

If I had to have someone side my house, it would be T Struble.

Nice work.
Forum: General Discussion 09-26-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,931
Posted By tccoggs
Yea its not what you would think but its the...

Yea its not what you would think but its the porosity that is why its used at the spoil board on CNC machines. The vac pump can pull right through it and suck the part right to the MDF.
Forum: Framing 09-09-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,517
Posted By tccoggs
It provides a break between the wood and concrete...

It provides a break between the wood and concrete and would help prevent excess moisture absorption from the concrete to the wood. That would be the main reason I would still use it with a vented...
Forum: Roofing 09-03-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,900
Posted By tccoggs
Not a roofer full time, but when I did my own, I...

Not a roofer full time, but when I did my own, I dried in with GAF Deck Armor and a cap stapler. Got held up on another job with a tight deadline and left the deck armor for 2 weeks and several...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-27-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,068
Posted By tccoggs
I use Grip Rite construction screws from HD ...

I use Grip Rite construction screws from HD

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Grip-Rite-3-1-2-in-Construction-Screw-1-lb-Box-312GCS1/204959266

They sell the 10lbs plastic buckets for $30, its tough to...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-24-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,928
Posted By tccoggs
Nope. They are brass. I use the 3/8 for...

Nope. They are brass.

I use the 3/8 for framing and the 1/4 for finish work. You can also check out Bostitch Prozhoze and Amflow for similar products to flexeel. Sometimes with a sale, I pick up...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 08-21-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,352
Posted By tccoggs
Bostitch. So far so good, I generally use MAX...

Bostitch. So far so good, I generally use MAX nails cause that's what my distributor sells.

I have a large collection of Original Senco nailers, but parts are expensive for them. Rebuilding the...
Forum: Windows, Siding and Doors 08-07-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 25,940
Posted By tccoggs
I think the only advantage of lp over hardie is...

I think the only advantage of lp over hardie is on the install speed. It's lighter, comes in longer lengths and is easier to handle and nail. That being said, I dont think that makes it a better...
Forum: Roofing 07-28-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,097
Posted By tccoggs
I use spray and forget and it works well but is...

I use spray and forget and it works well but is more expensive than bleach. Lowe's by me had the concentrate on clearence this summer for 9.99 down from 24.99 so I got enough to hold me off for a...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-08-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,937
Posted By tccoggs
For the bigger custom jobs we used to bring an...

For the bigger custom jobs we used to bring an Inca 570 combo jointer planer machine onsite. It really was the perfect onsite machine because it was mostly aluminum and only weighed 120lbs, had...
Forum: Tools & Equipment 06-04-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,659
Posted By tccoggs
You shouldn't use automotive oil in a compressor...

You shouldn't use automotive oil in a compressor pump. For cold start issues get synthetic compressor oil.
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