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recommend acu drill
currently these two are at the top of my list

>DeWalt DCD796NT

only issue is the fucking price of accessories
~110€ for drill is fine by me

paying more than that for charger and one battery gets to me more than it should
its obvious I am getting myself locked in to manufacturer by buying battery and charger

I am not really some DIY type, I came here from /g/ and /o/
but sometimes I would really appreciate drill like that
maybe I am being too aggressive to get brushless and with hammer action and with high Nm torgue

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You do understand how unstable and dangerous Lithium batteries are? Under and overvolting is very very easy and very dangerous and damaging, which is why manufacturers use quality cells with protection circuits. Its not cheap

Stop being a cheap fuck.

>The fact that DeWalt is made in china does not really bother me, china can make excelent stuff, only question is if they payed them to make it...

It doesnt really matter what continent the factory its made in resides, the internal parts are all made in china anyways.
The only way you build the majority of your tools in China, and then you happen to build a few in an actual first world country at nearly the same price point is by using the same component lines you have already contracted.

You think that Japan is making drill motors for nearly the same price as china?
You think Makita is selling you a drill below cost?
I have the drill on the left and am using it with >>1338288 knockoff battery which works perfectly

I got the hammer drill version before and it was fucking terrible fit and finish wise, the gear lever barely moved and I returned it.
wait, are you saying you got completely different type of drill because hammer action is weak?\
or that you had a defective unit that barely moved or something?
Buying a 12v dewalt tool isn't a good idea. The 20v pack isn't much bigger but has probably the widest range of compatibility from any manufacturer.
Cheers for the input, I'm going from my experience with Makita 18V (gud), impression of DeWalt (comparable gud) and blue Bosch (have their corded sander - also gud) and the seemingly clear needs of OP.

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I need a lighter that works in the cold (0F) and in the wet, not underwater, but with wet hands.

None of that electrical shit, I need to be able to light a pipe.

BICs are nice, but dont work well below freezing
Clippers are nice, but I swear their flint last a week.
Neither work well with wet hands

What else? Zippo?
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try again
get a sparky boi
thats just because you are a child. the older you get the more your taste buds adapt to bitter things. its like drinking beer for the first time. no one likes it but it gets you drunk. force yourself to drink coffee and learn to love it. there are lots of benefits. caffeine tabs are a lot harder on your system.
> The southern cross is exclusively visible from Australia

I mean, I know you're a dogshit stupid racist cunt, but come on man, this is some next level retardation.
Just carry the lighter in your trousers pocket, it will keep warm and work even if it's cold

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Started stick welding.
Using 6013, wasnt able to do any good with 7018.
Any advice/things you see wrong with this weld?

>Not fast enough, etc..

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why, if you're still here?
I know it's a muh ballz of steel place and all but I'm sensitive as fuck and I can run AMA vertical with my recent experience and I'm thrilled about it. What's your point bucko. Want to see the welds? Maybe tomorrow when it's day actually - half past 8 now. Well?
Can already see a little bit through the slag that you are going too fast, maybe amperage is up too high to.
>stick welding instead of doing God-tier GTAW
It's almost as if they were better fitted for very different applications

What's your favorite micro controller for small projects?
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The esp8266, only because it's so cheap to get already on a usable board. It's a bit starved for good docs and pins tough, so I guess an atmega and attiny line.
The ESP8266 is a great choice and is extremely well-documented - and natively NSA enabled, so you can plug your anal humidity sensor to your coffee maker dosage decider over the invisible pixie mesh
Arduino pro 2.11, it has bluetooth capibilitys and has good ports to link off of
I recommend byuing PicKit3 off ebay since their circuit is open source and usually great built. Its a couple of bucks and give you great start w/o worries when troubleshooting your first circuits. And you will have tough times when setting your first fuses believe me.

With mplabx and xc8 compiler (free) you have also good IDE with builtin debugging option you can use with PIC18F22K20 or other dirt cheap enhanced mid range cpu.

Good luck
Well documented? I thought we were still dealing with calls into a binary blob?

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Never leave neodimium magnets near your magnetic bit holder. Especialy if magnets are ecxact diameter as bit holder's hole. Fuck! How to take it out? Im angry, but also its funny
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This. It needs to cool inside a powerful magnetic field if you still want it to be a magnet.
Drill it out with a small bit, then pry it out with a pair of needlenose pliers or a small screw stick.

If that doesn't work, drill all the way through with a small bit and poke it out.
to heat something to non magnetic it would be glowing when it was done, the socket is heat treated, heating it that high would ruin the heat treat.
No room for common sense solutions here buddy.
Stick it up your butthole, the suction will pull the magnet out

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>"and this is our sons room... hes quite the craftsman."
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>he quite the craftsman
>he is a craftsman, as a matter of fact
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This board is so fucking terrible.
>he thinks people from the internet diy

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For humans who suffer from boarderline syndrome.
Our affluent society produces and consumes at expense of the environment.

These lamps are recycled out of garbage.
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this is what people say about video games, and yet game dev forums across the internet are full of salty retards complaining about the "indiepocalypse" being why they dont make any money and not that their products are just bad

you're channeling a lot of survivorship bias right now. some small gaggle of people get away with selling skateboards with light fixtures attached, but you probably won't make as much money if you try it. it's not that simple
Do you have a gallery?
Do you have contacts within art? Lots of gay/eccentric friends?
Have you suffered brain damage or done hallucinogens throughout your youth?

If not, I'm afraid I have bad news for you
Of course, you'll either have to find something stupidly unique, like the retard that made the lamp in the OP, or just look into making live-edge furniture. Either way, you could make bank for a very small amount of actual labor. I'm a shop teacher by day and I make furniture in my spare time and I try to keep this knowledge away from my students because I hate it, it's stupid, and we'd be better off if people actually put effort into their pieces. That said, there's been plenty of times where I've been tempted to dip my toes in the water just to make some quick cash
>only very slightly more efficient than a ''traditional'' incandescent

Arguably worse given their short life span.
And how exactly would you wire though the middle of, and attach lamp sockets to an actual truck you mouthy cunt?

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This is genuinely amusing.
I like to think I come here to sometimes learn something, I'm a city kid and even though my father is a jack of all trades he didn't teach me shit when I was little, so as not to be a liberal retard I'm trying to teach myself things, but actually it all just concludes with me making fun of americans.
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My only diy skills are crocheting and sewing and I barely even crochet for fun anymore because I do it mostly just for money now. Also, most of my sewing is autistic glorified doll clothes for my figures nowadays. I only browse here in hopes of seeing the rare plush/crochet/sewing threads but I can't leave for some reason. I want to try woodworking and ham radio now though but I don't even have enough room in my shitty apartment for a real sewing machine so it probably wont happen for a while. I've always been interested in whittling since I was little so maybe I'll try that.
I'm just depressed and burnt out on my hobbies.
You probably make the mistake of turning amp controls too far instead of making fine adjustments. Did you learn to set your heat by feel on clean scrap?

If not, do so and weld your arse off before next job. It's common for people to seep through the system and pass classes without getting the many hours of time under the welding hood they should have, but you can make up for it. Set up a practice tree, get metal (even new metal if often reasonable, check local metal suppliers) and hit it hard before you weld test for your next job. Even experienced welders have practice setups at home so they can prepare to test for different jobs.

We covered the amp indicators on student machines so they were forced to set amps by feel. This helps on job sites because your power source may be on the ground while you yell to a helper to bump the adjustment up or down. Also not all machines even of the same make and model behave identically and of course lead length matters.
Thanks Anon, I really appreciate the advice and I’ll get on it!

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Hi guys I have a 660cc mini car that was involved in an accident and a foreign body impacted the head and left a tiny hole at the top of the head that weeps oil when it is running, would good quality aluminium glue or welding be the best repair option? Pic related.
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This. Clean well, scratch ot up. BlCk rtv silicone and lots of it
>then stab the shit out of it with a pocket knife
The state of DIY.

The OHC cover is not pressurized, and simply needs to keep in oil. Anything will work, even >>1337680. I'd use high temp 2 part epoxy. Wouldn't even take it off, I'd just glob that shit on the outside and let it cure before running the vehicle.
I hear an echo...fuck high temp
English isn't everyone's first language, friend.
>English isn't everyone's first language, friend.

Of course not
But its not a bad assumption when you are using one of the most popular american imageboards.

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I plan on making a functioning replica pip boy like pic related, I have all the internals sorted out I just need to 3d print the thing. What's a good filament for durable wearable that can hold a small screen that gets relatively warm. I've been looking at nylon x which seems to fit the job but I need some other opinions. I'm pretty inexperienced with 3d printing.
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RasPi running DSL, Lithium battery pack, USB hub, USB devices (slide-out micro touch-mouse/keyboard combo, wifi dongle, bluetooth dongle, male-to-male adapter, etc.), integrated UV-5R radio (separate manufacture-rated battery), uh what else am I missing? It's expensive and bulky unless you can rewire your power circuits in a way that won't fry your electronics. That means considering the amps/volts of each device and applying the correct resistors and capacitors in the right places.
NylonX carbon fiber filament thick but strong and little to no webbing
Have you by any chance shared your STL files? I tried making one out of the fallout 4 in-game model but the high polygon count made my Fusion 360 hiccup so much I couldn't finish
You'd forever be my hero
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Don't forget the Geiger counter
Mine's in the shop.

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I just bought this helmet replica and I'm trying to center a 3 inch gap in the middle of the helmet so I can paint the Italian flag down it. I don't know how to do so. Please help.
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Dip it into a bowl of water until the water reaches up to the middle of the helmet, then take it out and draw with a marker a line among the edge of the wet area. Now dry it off and repeat and tada! you now have two straight lines among the middle of the helmet.
It just looks like some video game role-play garbage. No helmet I've seen is that deep.
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Well I already painted it and did a good job and now i'm handing it off to an artist to paint some cool shit on it but ill keep that in mind later, thanks anons
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Scum. Any decent italian WWII buff would have an M33.

my bedroom curtain all of a sudden stopped shutting all the way through and there's always a space through which light comes in. that makes me so fucking pissed. any suggestions as to what i should do?
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The moving mechanism is very simple (2:05). Something is wrong with the string or something is blocking it, check it.
Seek anger management.
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put a batman stand that blocks the space, but put the batman stand on a model train set so its moving forwards and backwards towards the window, so it looks like its moving. This way people will always think that someone is at home, so they wont rob you.
Home Depot has curtain grease its non staining and doesn't attract dust

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So I got home after 2 months and I found out about those fuckers when I got into the bathroom.
How do I fucking exterminate those motherfuckers without fucking myself in the process or breaking the light bulb.
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I have seen this in action

Also, shop vac with soapy water in the tank. Never show fear.
>If you're brave
Hose it down with bugspray, remove light, replace.
>If you're a pussy
Hurl a bugbomb into the room, come back later clean it up.
I blasted a fuckhueg hornets nest out our a tree once with a pressure washer. They got mad.
This is your chance to prove you are a man and no longer a child or manchild. Only 3 or 4 wasps are shown in that pic, and that nest looks small.

Be a man, prove yourself to your family and kind, enter the room with only your underwear on, grab the wasps one by one and crush them with your bare hand.

Remember, the weak should fear the strong, and not viceversa. Leave none alive and smash their home.

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I'm preparing to redo my office, and my first step is to do away with my traditional desk and going with a custom wall mounted desk top and adding storage beneath as needed.
When I started looking for desk tops alone, all I could find were things like this pic, pressed cardboard and overpriced.
Does anyone know of a store I can get a real wooden slab for a decent price? I can cut it to size myself with a circular saw, and smooth it with sandpaper, but I don't really have any tools outside of the saw and the basics.
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It's 2018, you don't need a desk. Do yourself a favor and get a Google chair.
one guy made a thread about making a desk out of a door because he had an extra door lying around, and the shit-eating redditors around ran with it because they are retarded
>wall mounted desk top
I think what you are trying to say is "shelf"
Find a decent lumber shop (the kind that's big enough to make and sell their own plywood). Here in Europoorland these tend to also have have glued wood sheets in all shapes and sizes.
As OP shows, finding thick solid panels isn't always easy. Solid core doors are nearly universally available. Though In my densely populated European countries finding solid wood glue ups for furniture making is rather trivial.

There are solid wood tops on Amazon BTW. Though not cheap.


Any ideas about a wired mouse that repeatedly stops working for a second or so, then starts working again?

The light stays on the whole time, and there are no messages in windows. It has happened on more than one computer, so it doesn't seem to be a driver issue.

The obvious solution is just trash it, but I have grown to like this one....
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Fuck is wrong with this dudes face?
I wish I had 33k.
I was playing halflife and tfc on a 12.8 for years.
le unhappy merchant?
the mouse was in someone's phanny

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