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Offline rst

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I bought the 18v Milwaukee 1 1/8" rotary hammer, couple SDS drills, and chisels.  Now there are jobs where I won't need to drag my 30 some year old Hilti TE-72 along.  A couple months ago I bought the Milwaukee 18v 15 ga brad nailer...used the the day it came to reinstall mahogany stops at a skating rink where we replaced all the 4' x 5' insulated units.   Won't need my Senco and hose as much.

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Just arrived from Axminster: the UJK Bandsaw Buddy (for the Hammer N4400 that will arrive early May), a Festool cutter for my MFK, a Veritas spokeshave (beautiful recreation of a classic model), a 225-gram Japanese hammer (to supplement the 375-gram one I already have), a Veritas brass mallet, and a Japanese restorer's cats paw. With the British Pound / Euro ratio being what it is, almost a steal…
Cheers, Bert Vanderveen

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Offline HarveyWildes

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8" Knew Fretsaw

Offline Peter Parfitt

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Just arrived from Axminster: the UJK Bandsaw Buddy (for the Hammer N4400 that will arrive early May), a Festool cutter for my MFK, a Veritas spokeshave (beautiful recreation of a classic model), a 225-gram Japanese hammer (to supplement the 375-gram one I already have), a Veritas brass mallet, and a Japanese restorer's cats paw. With the British Pound / Euro ratio being what it is, almost a steal…

Its okay for some - I have a pair of Dutch bikes on order and I doubt whether the pound will pick up between now and Easter !

Peter

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I rounded out the Woodpeckers collection by making it more square.  6 & 8" squares came in today.

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Way nice @Poindexter !

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After selling almost all of my Bosch stuff, I need replacements. New Fein AFMM 18 QSL.



Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Poindexter

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Thanks Oliver!

Had another cool UPS delivery about two weeks ago.  So, I've had some time to use the Jokers and the carver.  Without a doubt Wera makes some nice tools.  These are definitely a nice step up from the Craftsman set I've had forever that is rusting.

The grinder/Arbortech carver is a lot of fun.  It will wear you out though.  Unfortunately the weather hasn't been playing nice to finish my first carving job (not an indoors activity) or I'd share a photo of what's going on.  Pretty excited about the maple because I cut it down nearly 3 years ago and it is spalting nicely at the core.  Should make for an interesting "egg" end table and maybe a bowl.  Ooooor maybe I shouldn't use this wood for the first project  [blink]


Offline charley1968

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A Mafell BST 460S.
Just for today..

Offline rst

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I bought Hanson 3095001 2-Piece Adjustable Tap Socket from Amazon.  With these to grip the taps I can use my 3/8 drive Milwaukee for tapping or a 3/8 rachet for restricted areas.  You Tube is almost as hard on my bank account as FOG.  Check out this site for some really nifty tapping and drilling tools http://holemaker-technology.com/

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Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


       



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Thanks Oliver!

Had another cool UPS delivery about two weeks ago.  So, I've had some time to use the Jokers and the carver.  Without a doubt Wera makes some nice tools.  These are definitely a nice step up from the Craftsman set I've had forever that is rusting.

The grinder/Arbortech carver is a lot of fun.  It will wear you out though.  Unfortunately the weather hasn't been playing nice to finish my first carving job (not an indoors activity) or I'd share a photo of what's going on.  Pretty excited about the maple because I cut it down nearly 3 years ago and it is spalting nicely at the core.  Should make for an interesting "egg" end table and maybe a bowl.  Ooooor maybe I shouldn't use this wood for the first project  [blink]

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@Poindexter good to see you embracing Arbortech .. I managed to accidentally combine mine with a old angle grinder I sold (and got less for it that the Arbortech cutter was actually worth) [sad]

I'm looking forward to replacing it soon [smile]

It'd be nice to see what you're carving.

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    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]


Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


Wera should do something for those two.  I blame them too...



Anyone notice the most important tool on that wall?  Hint:  it has a red & yellow handle and serves a single purpose.

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    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]


Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]



Wera should do something for those two.  I blame them too...
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Anyone notice the most important tool on that wall?  Hint:  it has a red & yellow handle and serves a single purpose.
Wera VDE bottle opener. Of course if you are thirsty, then you cannot work efficiently. So it is important. [big grin] [wink]

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Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]
Seth

Hi Seth,

Just as well you have not seen my other Wera video work !

Peter
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Some new screwdrivers ..........................................


    I blame you for this, Oliver   [wink]

Aaand that little Wera bit ratchet is looking good so that will probably be next .... so that will be your fault , Peter Parfitt. [smile]


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Seth

Hi Seth,

Definitely something I gladly take the blame for  [big grin] [big grin]

Great choices by the way! And the pop-up bit-holder is really fun - I got the Snap-On version (same bit-holder, but their colors and "Instinct" handle style)  that Wera makes for them. It's great and fun to play with.

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline HarveyWildes

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Veritas Quick Release Tail Vise
Veritas Bevel Up Jack Rabbet Plane w/ PMV-11 blade
Veritas Small Shoulder Plane w/ PMV-11 blade

Still need to tune up the plane blades.  For the first time ever, though, a Lee valley plane blade did not cut properly out of the box.  The small shoulder plane blade was just slightly off of 90 degrees - enough that the plane would only take shavings on one side.  Should fix up easily.

Offline Trevin

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This was the thread I was actually looking for.  I posted this earlier in another thread.

Here is my new toy!


Cannot wait to try her out this weekend.  Or maybe tonight... [big grin]

Trevin

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo

Offline HarveyWildes

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125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo

To power all of the motors on your new wood eating monster, I assume?

Offline HarveyWildes

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Veritas Quick Release Tail Vise
Veritas Bevel Up Jack Rabbet Plane w/ PMV-11 blade
Veritas Small Shoulder Plane w/ PMV-11 blade

Still need to tune up the plane blades.  For the first time ever, though, a Lee valley plane blade did not cut properly out of the box.  The small shoulder plane blade was just slightly off of 90 degrees - enough that the plane would only take shavings on one side.  Should fix up easily.

I now have improved versions of the two planes that I ordered, now that the blades are honed and adjusted.  Per previous experience, they only needed a little polishing on the back, and then a micro bevel.  The blade angle on the shoulder plane was off by a degree or two, but the micro bevel took care of that.

The Veritas jack rabbet plane is awesome, and the review from @derekcohen gave me even more ideas of things to do with it.  The only thing that I can see that you don't get from this plane is the toothed blades.  I wonder if Veritas would custom tooth a blade or two?

http://www.inthewoodshop.com/ToolReviews/VeritasJackRabbetPlane.html

Offline VW MICK

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Got this today

Had a little play seems really nice, easy to use and a nice thin beam

But an absolutely horrendous colour clash with the festools lol. Doesn't even look like I could fit it in a systainer
But to be honest everything fits really nice in the box inc the tripod

Will be cool if the sys light fits on the tripod

Mick

Offline Peter Parfitt

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That looks great.

There is a good chance that the Syslight will fit as most tripod kit that I have come across (apart from artillery range finders) has a standard thread fitting.

Petetr

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Green laser, cool! So much better to spot than the red one.

Enjoy that awesome Leica!

Sys-Lite and Sys-Rock should fit that tripod, iirc they're all 1/4"

Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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125a, 100a, 60a, two 20a 3phase breakers. Whooooooo

To power all of the motors on your new wood eating monster, I assume?

100a for the moulder, 60a for a buss duct and the 20's because I found a couple.

I can't afford new ones, the 100a one is 450 bucks.

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Forgive me for I have sinned. It's been over a decade since my last Alternative Green (Ryobi) tool purchase, and hopefully it will be another decade before I am tempted again!

In my defense, my main router died last night and I was trying to beat a timeline for delivery of a project. My local big box hardware store opens at 7am Sunday mornings so down I went and grabbed the only 1/2" shank variable speed plunge router they sold. Now I'll need to submit a proposal to the minister of finance and war as to why I need the OF1400.

Online Kev

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@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

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@seth I just ordered the same two catalogs the other day....

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@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post
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@jmbfestool love the double up. Thanks!

I pretty much stuck mine in storage as soon as it arrived [sad] will get to okay soon!

Have you been tempted to try a DD40?

@Kev

Im lost did I post something lol i have look back two pages couldnt find a post

@jmbfestool sorry buddy, I was talking about the double up on the Lamello joining you did so you only had a hole on one side of the material .. then I was curious whether you were also thinking about playing with a Mafell dual dowel 40 as I've started to consider one now that I've expanded my thinking from just Domino to Zeta P2 and beyond.