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    Exactly! I've lost track of the times I've read a...

    Exactly! I've lost track of the times I've read a post here where someone will ask "How do I .......?" and I think, "If you had a track saw, we wouldn't be having this discussion".
  2. Andrew - you sound as though you've done quite a...

    Andrew - you sound as though you've done quite a bit of this type thing. Would a diamond hole saw work? I keep one of those for drilling out ceramic tile and/or stone for plumbing fixtures.
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    Nice score - plenty of "wall hangers" in that...

    Nice score - plenty of "wall hangers" in that pile.

    You aren't really hard core though until you have at least a dozen tools that you have no idea what they do or how to use them.... ;)
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    As the owner of both - a Festool TS55EQ and a few...

    As the owner of both - a Festool TS55EQ and a few Woodpeckers items (router table plate & inserts & a Paolini ruler) I congratulate you on your acquisitions! All should provide you hours of pleasure...
  5. Correct - mineral spirits may damage it...then...

    Correct - mineral spirits may damage it...then again, maybe not. Best advice would be to try any and every thing on a scapr piece to test it.

    I managed to get some Waterborne floor poly on some...
  6. Yep Doug - as I said, if the situation calls for...

    Yep Doug - as I said, if the situation calls for it - the Roto-Zip can be invaluable.
    We just finished a rehab on a rental with some (not a bunch) of drywall & non overhead - I dragged the Roto-Zip...
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    Well - the mixed outlook on caffine is proabably...

    Well - the mixed outlook on caffine is proabably - our ban happy government will probably tax the daylights out of it one day - then finally just ban it.

    Until then - bottoms up while it's still...
  8. Do you already have a Roto-Zip? If not, then...

    Do you already have a Roto-Zip?
    If not, then very carefully review your supposed needs for one.

    I found taking a used recipricating saw coarse blade, with a duct tape "handle" to be the most...
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    Congratulations !!!!

    Congratulations !!!!
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    Lithium Ion & brushless motors have certainly...

    Lithium Ion & brushless motors have certainly made a big splash in the hand tool arena.
    Just a few years ago I was about done with any and all cordless tools. Since then, I've done a 180 & now I...
  11. Dave - I suppose you could use RV anti freeze...

    Dave - I suppose you could use RV anti freeze (LOL! I didn't feel right typing RV-AF! :D ) if you have it.
    (I don't want anything with ethelyne glycol in it around my hounds.)
    Since I don't have...
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    I tried the used route. All I found was...

    I tried the used route.
    All I found was overpriced junk or stuff located a couple/three hour drive away or broken equipment - plus, I looked for a couple years for stuff to come along. Add to it the...
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    I tried to get one of these type of clamps. I...

    I tried to get one of these type of clamps.
    I went through 5 - five - of them at Lowes and not a single one would work. They either didn't lock down or they wouldn't open at all.

    I can see one,...
  14. Matt - I have that exact same Graco you linked...

    Matt - I have that exact same Graco you linked to.
    Shop around and see what HD and Menards sell it for. IIRC, I paid $199 for mine.

    They work perfect for the size job you're planning.

    After...
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    I have a cordless Makita & a Festool TS55EQ. The...

    I have a cordless Makita & a Festool TS55EQ.
    The Festool w/Festool tracks is slightly more accurate - but - I'd not care to live or die on the difference. Both are quality tools.
    Since getting the...
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    I don't go up on anything higher than the bottom...

    I don't go up on anything higher than the bottom of a 2nd story window....

    Oddly though, I parachuted - not once, but twice, off the wing strut of a cessna....
    Only thing I can think of is that...
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    Space balls are a lot harder than foam (or...

    Space balls are a lot harder than foam (or silicone for that matter) & it takes quite a bit pf pressure to compress them.
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    +1 - I'm sure they have a value - but - IMHO, I...

    +1 - I'm sure they have a value - but - IMHO, I consider the power hand plane in the same catagory as the drum floor sander. Great tool - once mastered. Disaster at the end of a cord for the...
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    Gotta go with John - Elm. Ever try to split...

    Gotta go with John - Elm.

    Ever try to split Elm? It's a nightmare - which would make it ideal for wheels.
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    More like Hand Held Electric Planer = Disaster...

    More like Hand Held Electric Planer = Disaster
    in my humble experience.
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    If I had more than an occasional need for air far...

    If I had more than an occasional need for air far from an electric outlet, I'd invest in either a battery powered compressor or a gas one - or look real close at the available battery tools.
    My 5...
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    Satan dot com...... Those miserable inventions...

    Satan dot com......

    Those miserable inventions are the spawn of the devil.

    (speaking from the perspective of a person that spent the last 8 months renovating a 1956 built house that had a...
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    True enough - - but - - reportedly, the cordless...

    True enough - - but - - reportedly, the cordless (at least the Makita) compact router has more power than the corded version.

    There's also the times that there isn't enough electric to go around -...
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    And our latest house rehab had this little gem:

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/CRAFTSMAN-KEYCHAIN-8-ft-Tape-Measure/1000600087

    Yep - a silly little 8 foot tape measure.
    It was an impulse buy. My...
  25. I'd contact a few local plumbers and see what...

    I'd contact a few local plumbers and see what they use/recommend.
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