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Offline Bob D.

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My set of Stabila levels arrived from ToolNut today. But it's 10:30 PM and I just got home from over 500 miles driving to help a friend pick up a motorcycle he just bought so I'll have to unbox them tomorrow. Traffic around NYC was terrible. Lost an hour at the Tappan Zee bridge on the way back. And the temp was 97° so that made it fun. Glad the AC in my truck didn't quit on us.
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Offline SRSemenza

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My set of Stabila levels arrived from ToolNut today. But it's 10:30 PM and I just got home from over 500 miles driving to help a friend pick up a motorcycle he just bought so I'll have to unbox them tomorrow. Traffic around NYC was terrible. Lost an hour at the Tappan Zee bridge on the way back. And the temp was 97° so that made it fun. Glad the AC in my truck didn't quit on us.

You lost an hour at the Tappan Zee?  Are both of the new spans open now?

Seth

Offline Bob D.

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Yes, both are open and the old bridge is gone/demolished. Westbound traffic on the new span is limited to 3 lanes as there is some construction still underway that has the two outermost lanes closed. They took down the last bits of the old bridge in May 2019. Traffic was good going up (NJ to CT), but those traveling south were jammed up, miles of backup and that was in the morning and no construction. We got loaded up and started home about 1430. Heading west from Danbury toward the TZ we again lucked out and hit no snarls until about 5 miles before the bridge, but managed to duck off on an alternate route and avoid much of it jumping back on 287W just before the bridge. On the west side of the Hudson is was slow for a couple miles on 9W but once we got to the NJTP was smooth sailing all the way to Exit 3.
« Last Edit: July 21, 2019, 10:04 AM by Bob D. »
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Offline Cheese

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Well I decided to follow Ron's lead @rvieceli and I ordered the Wiha Torque Vario. It has an adjustable range of 10-50 inch/pounds in 2 inch/pound increments and is accurate to ±6%.  It's perfect for torquing the Shelix inserts, I also filled in some of the gaps with their precision screwdrivers. Great little screwdrivers, can't recommend them enough.

http://festoolownersgroup.com/hand-tools/wiha-usa-sale/msg584460/#msg584460




The only thing better are some Swiss watchmaking screwdrivers for 3X the price.

https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-6899-ergonomic-watchmakers-screwdrivers-set-of-10-with-rotating-base/



Offline RustE

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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
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@Dick Mahany is the first picture the KK60 set?  Did you get the metric or SAE version?

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
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@Dick Mahany is the first picture the KK60 set?  Did you get the metric or SAE version?

@RustE , yes the KK60 (non-stainless steel version).  I got the metric set and realized afterward that the metric set didn't include a # 1 or #2 Robertson Square bit.  Fortunately I had a few 3" bits from other sources that I added to it.

Offline six-point socket II

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Did you say Bergeon @Cheese  [eek] [eek] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]




Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Cheese

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Did you say Bergeon @Cheese  [eek] [eek] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Sweet Oliver... [big grin]...is that bottom item a spring bar tool?

As you well know, the nice thing about Bergeon screwdrivers is that the individual blades are replaceable and they're available as a color coded set.  [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Offline Michel

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Ive just bought this set of Lie Nielsen mortise chisels and a very nice 0,5 mm Rotring 600 pencil, in metal, for the finer stuff. I also ordered som battery wallmounts for my Hilti and Makita batteries for the work van.
Danish carpenter and cabinetmaker, just me and my padawan :)

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Offline six-point socket II

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Did you say Bergeon @Cheese  [eek] [eek] [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]

Sweet Oliver... [big grin]...is that bottom item a spring bar tool?

As you well know, the nice thing about Bergeon screwdrivers is that the individual blades are replaceable and they're available as a color coded set.  [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Yes, it's a simple Bergeon spring bar tool on the bottom.

They actually make a really cool & useful/ more easy/safer to use one: https://www.esslinger.com/bergeon-7825-spring-bar-tweezers/


Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline six-point socket II

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Ive just bought this set of Lie Nielsen mortise chisels and a very nice 0,5 mm Rotring 600 pencil, in metal, for the finer stuff. I also ordered som battery wallmounts for my Hilti and Makita batteries for the work van.

Very cool! I once had the complete, original release, Rotring 600 set. Very nice pens.

And those Lie Nielsen mortise chisels are awesome!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Cheese

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Ive just bought this set of Lie Nielsen mortise chisels and a very nice 0,5 mm Rotring 600 pencil, in metal, for the finer stuff. I also ordered som battery wallmounts for my Hilti and Makita batteries for the work van.

Well that's an interesting thing, the Rotring design hasn't changed in over 20 years.  [eek]

Here's one I picked up at least 20+ years ago. The only difference is the small red band at the top of your pencil. Does yours still have a lead hardness indicator at the top?

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 [thumbs up] [thumbs up] [thumbs up]

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

Offline Michel

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Ive just bought this set of Lie Nielsen mortise chisels and a very nice 0,5 mm Rotring 600 pencil, in metal, for the finer stuff. I also ordered som battery wallmounts for my Hilti and Makita batteries for the work van.

Well that's an interesting thing, the Rotring design hasn't changed in over 20 years.  [eek]

Here's one I picked up at least 20+ years ago. The only difference is the small red band at the top of your pencil. Does yours still have a lead hardness indicator at the top?

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Yup lead hardness indicator in the top :)
Danish carpenter and cabinetmaker, just me and my padawan :)

http://www.lyrk.dk

Offline Cheese

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Well I decided to follow Ron's lead @rvieceli and I ordered the Wiha Torque Vario. It has an adjustable range of 10-50 inch/pounds in 2 inch/pound increments and is accurate to ±6%.  It's perfect for torquing the Shelix inserts, I also filled in some of the gaps with their precision screwdrivers. Great little screwdrivers, can't recommend them enough.

I received the Torque Vario yesterday and played around with it for a while. Me likeee...

It's advertised to be adjustable in 2"/# increments, however it can actually be set in 1"/# increments if you're careful.  [smile]

Even when set to the lowest torque setting which is 10 inch pounds, when you exceed the torque limit the feedback is immediately felt AND heard. It's very positive feedback.

With a typical spring adjusted torque wrench set to a low torque value, the feedback is usually subtle to say the least. You have to "wait and feel" it. The notification on the Wiha is up front, no anticipation required.  [big grin]

The torque values are adjusted by removing the red torque socket in the bottom of the tool and placing the black Wiha driver in the recess and then turning the driver until the correct value appears in the small window...pretty slick.

This will work perfectly for changing Shelix inserts in the DW 735.

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« Last Edit: July 27, 2019, 06:42 PM by Cheese »

Offline DynaGlide

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Well I decided to follow Ron's lead @rvieceli and I ordered the Wiha Torque Vario. It has an adjustable range of 10-50 inch/pounds in 2 inch/pound increments and is accurate to ±6%.  It's perfect for torquing the Shelix inserts, I also filled in some of the gaps with their precision screwdrivers. Great little screwdrivers, can't recommend them enough.

I received the Torque Vario yesterday and played around with it for a while. Me likeee...

It's advertised to be adjustable in 2"/# increments, however it can actually be set in 1"/# increments if you're careful.  [smile]

Even when set to the lowest torque setting which is 10 inch pounds, when you exceed the torque limit the feedback is immediately felt AND heard. It's very positive feedback.

With a typical spring adjusted torque wrench set to a low torque value, the feedback is usually subtle to say the least. You have to "wait and feel" it. The notification on the Wiha is up front, no anticipation required.  [big grin]

The torque values are adjusted by removing the red torque socket in the bottom of the tool and placing the black Wiha driver in the recess and then turning the driver until the correct value appears in the small window...pretty slick.

This will work perfectly for changing Shelix inserts in the DW 735.

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@Cheese What TSO product is that above your new tool?
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Offline Bob D.

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"This will work perfectly for changing Shelix inserts in the DW 735."

What is the torque value for the insert screws @Cheese .
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Offline Cheese

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What is the torque value for the insert screws @Cheese .

Byrd suggests 40-45 in/lbs of torque. The Torque Vario has a 50 in/lb max rating.

Offline AndrewG

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I finally got myself a couple of snappy centrotec robertson bits! Very happy with them and they fit perfectly.

Offline tjbnwi

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@DynaGlide,

Obviously I'm not Cheese, to answer your question it is the 20" left hand arm for the TSO PGS.

Tom

Offline Don T

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I just picked up the Milwaukee M18 18ga nailer. Only driven a few nails but seems to work pretty good.
RO150, C12, DF 500 Q, CT33, TS75, MFT3, Kapex 120, MFT3/Kapex, MFK 700, RO 90, ETS150/3, CT22, Centrotec Installers Kit, Parallel Guides & Ext, Carvex, OF1400, LR32 Set, MFS400 w/700 rails, KA UG Set, First Aid Kit, RTS 400 EQ, Vecturo OS400 Set, CT Wings, CT Drill Guide, Pro 5, CXS, C18, HL850, Vac Sys set

Offline Michel

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3 weeks ago I ordered a Mafell Erika 85 with sliding table. Looking really much forward to set it up, and start building some furniture again.
Danish carpenter and cabinetmaker, just me and my padawan :)

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Offline jobsworth

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Bought the TSO Big Foot for the domino ad the 50" PG for te GRS

Offline threesixright

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A cuppa coffee.

Special coffee, anti-gravity (picture)? How you drink that?  [tongue] ;D

Offline online421

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Bought this truck today

very handy has tail lift.


Griggio Unica400
Felder AD951
Masterwood OMB1V
SCM 5 RCS1100
Casadei FV110
Chicago Pneumatics CPRS10500
Ceccato CDX 12
Holytek DC006
Festool DF700XL, LEX3, OF1010, CT36
JLT 190BM2, JLT 79K10
Danfoss VLT 2880
Sicar TOP6

Offline Cheese

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I purchased this Amana countersink. It's pretty sweet, it uses an internal thrust bearing. Here I compared the $35 Amana to the $78 Festool version. They both operate in the same fashion. The center drill along with the countersink are both adjustable for depth. The Amana uses a ball bearing thrust bearing while the Festool uses an Oilite thrust bearing. Neither one is supposed to mar the surface.










The largest difference is that the Festool countersink cannot be adjusted for a deep countersink because the diameter of the countersink contains no cutters whereas the Amana has cutters so it can be drilled deeper and would work well for installing plugs. Say for use on wooden boats or flooring where plugging the screws may be required/desired. The Amana cuts a 3/8"Ø counterbore to use 3/8"Ø plugs or dowels.

The Amana also has carbide cutter inserts so it can also be used on aluminum or brass.





Offline Bob D.

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I purchased it today but I won't have it for 10 to 14 days. I bought the Teknatool DVR motor upgrade for my Rikon 10-325 bandsaw. It's sold by Rikon but made by Teknatool for them. My next big purchase was going to be the NOVA Voyager Drill Press but looks like the bandsaw upgrade won out. Maybe next year for the drill press. I use the BS more than the DP anyway and the DP I have is in good working condition even though I bought it in 1983/4, don't remember exactly this may years later.
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Offline Cheese

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I purchased it today but I won't have it for 10 to 14 days. I bought the Teknatool DVR motor upgrade for my Rikon 10-325 bandsaw. It's sold by Rikon but made by Teknatool for them.

I'd be interested in your feedback @Bob D.  once you complete the upgrade. I'm also curious how easy it would be to convert other band saws to the DVR upgrade.

Offline Bob D.

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I D/L'd and read through the instructions on performing the upgrade. Pretty straightforward and very little electrical not that that scares me. Manual is very good with clear instructions and color photos illustrating each step.

As long as the shaft rotation was correct, you had a pulley that fit the motor shaft that was compatible with you saw's belt (or were willing to change to a multi-rib belt), and you had the space to mount it I bet you could install the motor upgrade kit on many saws, not just a Rikon. But I will know better once I see it first hand.

It's 1.75 HP which is a slight increase from the 1.5 motor on my 10-325, and can be wired 120 or 240 with no internal changes required, it automatically senses the supply voltage, just change the plug to a 6-15P. When I bought the 10-325 I didn't have 240v in the shop, but when I got the Unisaw I had to run 240 for the 3hp motor, so I may run the bandsaw on 240v but to start I will leave it at 120v.

Look at this @Cheese

http://www.dvrsmartmotor.com/motors.html

Striatech paper on uses for their motors, includes mounting info/dimensions.
Apparently they've been suppling them to ShopSmith for about 9 years now.

http://nebula.wsimg.com/67fda72905d847ddf25fc2f633fbfdb8?AccessKeyId=F25335855863D27C284A&disposition=0&alloworigin=1
« Last Edit: August 17, 2019, 02:51 PM by Bob D. »
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Online Peter Halle

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I have wanted a new block plane for years and I have started working on a trim project for a fabulous couple so I decided to treat myself to a:



Love the size and the reduced weight.

Peter