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  1. I like the Irwinís for the size and light weight....

    I like the Irwinís for the size and light weight.
    the video helped.
  2. Tiny Irwin single handed clamps donít clamp well

    Iíve had a half dozen of these really little clamps and I seem to need them a lot. But they donít clamp very well anymore.

    rockler is running a deal....
  3. I donít know and I really needed to have a...

    I donít know and I really needed to have a grinder. I just didnít want to invest any more time in it. The old grinder is torn apart for recycling. I saved the shaft and the switch. I didnít see an...
  4. I unpacked the dewalt this morning. Runs smooth....

    I unpacked the dewalt this morning. Runs smooth.
    some reviews on amazon complained of vibration so I tested on the shop floor and stood at a distance. I was ready to do a long investigation of...
  5. Lesson learned: blame the grandson first

    I couldn't get on the internet this morning. I checked all sorts of things, ran troubleshooters. Then it occurred to me that my internet is slaved off of the router in our daughters house (same...
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    are you thinking cordless? Like breaking down...

    are you thinking cordless? Like breaking down plywood in the parking lot at the lumber yard?

    The only consideration I can think of is that the motor would have to run faster to get the same...
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    When we built our new house which is an accesory...

    When we built our new house which is an accesory dwelling unit off of our daughters house, we found that routing gas to our house would be $10,000. Since we were going heat pump, all we wanted gas...
  8. thanks to all. I took both side housings off and...

    thanks to all. I took both side housings off and the bearings seem fine. But there is no way I can rotate the rotor without getting the grinding noise.
  9. 8" bench grinder died: Opinions on the DeWalt DW758

    My old Craftsman bench grinder died after many years. I bought at a surplus store for $25 about 35 years ago so I suppose it was time. I took the wheels off and it still won't start unless I...
  10. I would take this opportunity to put in a deep...

    I would take this opportunity to put in a deep basket strainer. Iím a big fan of Kraus sinks, faucets and strainers. Iíve had great support from those folks. The first sink we got from them had...
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    At my local Home Depot, a guy basically operates...

    At my local Home Depot, a guy basically operates the kiosk for me. But they always tell me to try the keys and remake any that donít work without argument.

    But my HD may be exceptional. We...
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    I don't think the people that hang around the...

    I don't think the people that hang around the Creek are the kind that would understand being at a game with your nose in a phone. As craftsmen/women, we are perfectly capable of putting the phone...
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    Yikes! 200A is a lot. My shop runs nicely on...

    Yikes! 200A is a lot. My shop runs nicely on 70. Are you welding? Do you have multiple people running machines at the same time? Or are you just thinking ahead?

    My shop has 20 4' LED fixtures...
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    The photo reminded me of just how small a tool...

    The photo reminded me of just how small a tool collection can look when it's compressed into a box or pile. When we cleaned out my dads tools they all fit in a couple of paper boxes. And he had...
  15. How about a step drill?

    How about a step drill?
  16. I stumbled on to an easy method to identify...

    I stumbled on to an easy method to identify scammers. They tend to 'spoof' the phone number so that Caller ID shows it as a call from your area code. When I moved to Virginia from Kansas, I never...
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    I have no idea what code is but I can tell you...

    I have no idea what code is but I can tell you that I've installed a lot of shutoff valves in my time. In my case, I was replacing cheap contractor ones with nicer quarter turn valves. At the same...
  18. Thread: Fleas!

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    We have two very small dogs. Both are poodle...

    We have two very small dogs. Both are poodle mixes and neither have body oils. The good news is that there is no dog stink when you hold or pet them. The bad news is that their coats are worthless...
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    At the Franklin Institute in Philidelphia, they...

    At the Franklin Institute in Philidelphia, they have this giant locomotive. The Baldwin 60000 weight 350 tons. As I recall the story, Baldwin built the thing and then couldn't really find a use for...
  20. If I had to guess, SMC sets a cookie when you...

    If I had to guess, SMC sets a cookie when you click 'remember me'. Many of us (myself included) have various privacy applications that delete cookies.

    Here's the thing. A cookie is a file that's...
  21. It was. I would say that I got it down to 80%...

    It was. I would say that I got it down to 80% bare metal.
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    shiny side out. It surprised me. I was...

    shiny side out. It surprised me. I was brushing. Maybe that was it? It may have been all Kilz...
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    ó being a penny pincher, I didnít want to give up...

    ó being a penny pincher, I didnít want to give up the 72 square inches of new shop space for drywall.
    ó I really wanted to get my tools out of storage in my new house.
    ó I kind of like the warm...
  24. What is the black stuff on black iron pipe

    I got some today to make some additional ladder rungs for a playset. When I did the first batch, I degreased with mineral spirits and then painted and it was still kind of hard to paint. Today, I...
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    I have OSB walls in my shop. I needed some more...

    I have OSB walls in my shop. I needed some more light around my wood lathe and painted that OSB white. Boy, OSB sure is thirsty. I think I used 4 coats of paint!

    If I were painting all the OSB,...
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