Author Topic: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?  (Read 82442 times)

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Offline rst

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Ordered Metabo's 18v extractor AS 18 L PC (602021860) CORDLESS VACUUM CLEANER and two 5.2 batteries.  Has twice the CFM of my Milwaukee 18v vac and will attach to Systainers.  Not long ago I bought their tapping drill with two 2.0 batteries and charger.

Offline neilc

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Just purchased one of these - my second Milwaukee LED light.  The first was a pocket sized ROVER model.  This one like the first is Rechargeable via USB, it has several power modes and a swiveling head.  Both have magnetic bases and pocket clips.  I've been very impressed with the battery life on this latest one - over 8 hours on low power which I've found I use most often for general lighting.


They do a fantastic job on their lights in my experience -


Available from Amazon, Ebay and many others online.  Home Depot carries Milwaukee but I have not seen this one in stores locally.
Milwaukee USB Rechargeable Pivoting Flashlight

Offline Cheese

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Just purchased one of these - my second Milwaukee LED light.  The first was a pocket sized ROVER model.  This one like the first is Rechargeable via USB, it has several power modes and a swiveling head.  Both have magnetic bases and pocket clips.  I've been very impressed with the battery life on this latest one - over 8 hours on low power which I've found I use most often for general lighting.

They do a fantastic job on their lights in my experience -

Neil...I concur, 100%, here's a shot of the $40 Rover versus the $200 KAL II. The color rendition may be a bit better with the Festool light but these small Milwaukee lights aren't used in that capacity...it's just called a flashlight.  [big grin]






Online GoingMyWay

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The Flexzilla retractable power cord I ordered from Amazon arrived yesterday.  I mounted it to the existing garage door opener's bracket so fortunately I didn't need to screw anything into the ceiling joists.



I also got a cordless Makita trim router, a little Rover light, and a 10" aluminum pipe clamp.



I had been wanted a little trim router that I could setup with a dedicated chamfer of roundover bit.  I had thought about getting a little corded Bosch Colt, but I bought this one based on @Jiggy Joiner 's recommendation in another thread.  It made sense since I already have the Makita 18v platform.  This is my first time ever using a trim router or a roundover bit.  I'm really really liking it!  I'm gonna start going around putting a roundover on everything now!!



I also got my first Japanese Pull Saw.  I have no idea how good it is, but it got 5 stars on Amazon and it was only $36.99.



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Offline six-point socket II

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That ZillaReel is way cool! :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Jiggy Joiner

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@GoingMyWay  I’m pleased you like the router, they are so handy and manageable aren’t they?
We bought a second one because everybody likes it  [thumbs up]

Offline RKA

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I’m going to call this the problem solver.  Once or twice a year I need a thin jaw wrench.  Usually to counterhold a thin nut in a tight location.  Last weekend was one of those instances while working on the brakes on my dad’s car.  10 trips back and forth to the toolbox to find something.  Needle nose pliers wouldn’t work, none of my open end or adjustable wrenches would work.  I have one bicycle cone wrench for doing the brakes on my car, but it was too small.  There was one small cheap craftsman adjustable that was a tiny bit too fat, but I made it work.  Enough already!

Channellock makes a version of these thin jaw adjustables, but reviews said the jaws aren’t parallel.  And since I can’t inspect locally before buying, I went with these Klein’s (made in Spain).  The jaws are perfect.  Machining isn’t anything to brag about, but they will do what I need them to do.

-Raj

Online Bob D.

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Valve tappet wrenches are my fall back when I need to get in a tight (as in thin) spot.

But that adjustable will work too.
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline Cheese

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Valve tappet wrenches are my fall back when I need to get in a tight (as in thin) spot.

Really? Valve tappet wrenches...sorry Bob but you’ve now become one of us.  [big grin]

Offline RKA

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Yeah, for how often the need comes up, I didn’t want yet another full set of wrenches in the box.  The adjustable will hopefully cover 90% of the needs that should arise.  The rest might require a larger version with a larger jaw opening.  Anyone need a 15mm cone wrench?   [tongue]
-Raj

Online Bob D.

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Set of Stabila levels from ToolNut. My 4 footer is good, but I have been meaning to replace my 24 and 18 inch levels for some time now. So figured I'd pre-order the Stabila set and pick up a second 48 incher in the set.

https://www.toolnut.com/stabila-22130-limited-edition-4-piece-level-set.html
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Online GoingMyWay

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@GoingMyWay  I’m pleased you like the router, they are so handy and manageable aren’t they?
We bought a second one because everybody likes it  [thumbs up]

I have small hands and I found the rubber grip on the router very easy to hold and manageable.  It's a real winner!
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Offline six-point socket II

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Veto Pro Pac CP4 "Grubber" Camo




Viele Grüße,
Oliver
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Oliver

Offline Dick Mahany

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Purchased an EGO 56V cordless hedge trimmer and used it for about an hour already on a single charge.  I was leery of cordless yard tools but after having used the EGO blower for 6 months on a near-daily basis to blow sand, bugs, leaves and typical desert stuff off of the patio, courtyard and driveway, I decided to try the trimmer.  So far I'm very impressed.  One inch / 25mm cutting diameter with ease and the smallest 2.5Ah battery makes it light and now with two batteries, I'm not worried about running out of power half way through the job.

Both of these tools have brushless motors and I definitely see the longer run times associated with them.

I don't miss my trusty good old Stihl gas powered equipment any longer.

« Last Edit: July 11, 2019, 04:35 PM by Dick Mahany »

Online Bob D.

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The EGO yard tools have met my needs. I  have the mower, leaf blower, hedge trimmer, and chainsaw. Recently picked up the string trimmer and it's OK but rotation is opposite of my last trimmer and not sure I like it. Other that that it's fine and has plenty of power. I have cut my entire lawn (19K SF) on one charge with the 7.5 AH battery. I did it a couple times just for kicks, usually I use the mower for trimming and tight spots I can't get into with the riding mower. Like you my Stihl equipment sits in the shed unused for now. Maybe next year when I feel confident that I can rely on battery power alone I will sell them off.
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Offline Euclid

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Not actually today, but last week…

this little Veritas Edge Trimming Plane.

I deliberated long over ‘right-‘ or left-hand’. This seems, to me, to be more about the orientation in which one wants to use it, and how it fits one’s hand than whether the user is left or right-handed. I’m told it also works well as pull-plane, Japanese style. Haven’t used it yet, so can’t say if will be super-useful, end up staying in the drawer, or whether I’ll also be buying the ‘right-hand’ version!

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Purchased an EGO 56V cordless hedge trimmer and used it for about an hour already on a single charge.  I was leery of cordless yard tools but after having used the EGO blower for 6 months on a near-daily basis to blow sand, bugs, leaves and typical desert stuff off of the patio, courtyard and driveway, I decided to try the trimmer.  So far I'm very impressed.  One inch / 25mm cutting diameter with ease and the smallest 2.5Ah battery makes it light and now with two batteries, I'm not worried about running out of power half way through the job.

Both of these tools have brushless motors and I definitely see the longer run times associated with them.

I don't miss my trusty good old Stihl gas powered equipment any longer.

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Three seasons ago I went all EGO - nice choice!

Offline Peter Halle

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Collins Coping Foot and Festool blades for Carvex.  FastCap Crown Clips.

Collins Bunny Planes - I have wanted them for years but they have been hard to get.  But they are available now!  Great experience ordering directly from them and dealing with humans versus computers!

Note:  The $20 bill is not included in the package.  Just there for size reference.



Peter
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Offline six-point socket II

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Veto Pro Pac TP4.



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Oliver
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Oliver

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Another Milwaukee Rover LED light purchase. After seeing the above posts I had to have one. I originally was going to buy the 2112-21 stick light shown above but saw the 2114-21 pivoting base 10 LED 550 lumens right next to it. I'm a sucker for lights...to me lights are like clamps - never have enough of them:


Online Bob D.

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I think we all have a little bit of a flashlight fetish. As a kid how many comic books did you read by flashlight when you were supposed to be asleep. That's where it all started. :-)
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Offline six-point socket II

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Did I hear someone say flashlight?  [eek] [scared] [big grin]

That's a cool light @Mike Goetzke ! Wish Milwaukee was more readily available over her.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline SRSemenza

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Did I hear someone say flashlight?  [eek] [scared] [big grin]

That's a cool light @Mike Goetzke ! Wish Milwaukee was more readily available over her.

Kind regards,
Oliver

No Oliver,  NO! 

 You have enough flashlights.  [big grin]

Seth


Offline grobkuschelig

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I don‘t want to put Surfix-Oil on the flames here... ;)

BUT, I recently made a business trip to the US and used the journey to acquire some tools.
INCLUDING the brilliant Milwaukee Rover Flashlight!
@six-point socket II
It runs on 2xAA, has two Magnets and a clip.
I love it as an addition to the two battery powered Syslites. :)

Offline six-point socket II

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You guys are killing me ...  [big grin]

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Oliver
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Oliver

Offline RKA

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Just say the word and I’ll put it in a box!
-Raj

Offline six-point socket II

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Oh, another cute Golden.   :) :) :)

Thank you Raj, but please, not at the moment. :)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Online GoingMyWay

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I got the Rockler Router Bit and Saw Blade Cleaning Kit.




3 Rockler 1/4" router bits: 2 mini round overs and 1 mini chamfer



Woodriver Router Bit Storage Rack



2  16' Tajima Tape Measures



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Offline six-point socket II

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Love the cleaning kit and the rack!

Kind regards,
Oliver
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Oliver

Offline Dick Mahany

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Received some benefits from the Prime Day deals.  I'm really liking the few Wera tools that I have.  At first I thought these might be a bit gimmicky, but they are super handy and can be packed easily in any tool bag or mini T-Loc






I especially like that the 100mm Rapidaptor can be removed from the handle and used with a drill driver. I'll probably replace some of the three slotted bits with square drive bits.


« Last Edit: July 19, 2019, 03:36 PM by Dick Mahany »