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This is my basic maintenance kit


No Husky bully
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>>1304227
>Makita DF 330 (12V Li-ion drill)
Good small drill, enough torque, good batteries.
Have two of them, one is relatively old, it has simple chuck, it is precises, but sipmle.
Newer has a chuck that clicks when tightened, and tights much better, that old one.
>A-BF GS90D (CXG-60) (Soldering iron with thermal regulator and Hakko-900 tips)
Good soldering iron, build quality is OK, wattage is not 90W, but 60W.
>Bosch GSB-550 (550W impact drill)
Good quality, made in Brazil, chuck is welded on shaft. Good throttle.
>Victorinox (Swiss army knife)
Useful tool to have, has a saw, that easily cuts through drywall.

Other tools - chink shit, that well, shit.
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I'd like to hear from some one who buys snap-on tier tools about value. I buy incredibly cheap used tools and I don't think i could ever speed 100+ on a rachet. If a cheap screw driver breaks, you take it to the grinder and now you have a new flathead. A file snaps and now you have 2 smaller files. A chisel chips, you take it to a whetstone and then you have a sligtly shorter and sharp chisel. I want someone to sell a poorfag on expensive tools.
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>>1305044
You buy a good tool and it lasts your lifetime.
And that's about it.
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getting tired of borrowing other people's bigdick impact, but I don't have 500 buckaroos to spend on an ingersol or Chicago. saw this sunnex SX556-6 on Amazon for $260 with prime that has 1400 nut busting©®™ torks -so probably 800-1000 irl- that would be perfect but it only has 4 reviews 10 words or less reviews so the 5 star rating doesn't seem entirely trust worthy even if sunnex isn't exactly a literally who brand. has anyone happened to use or own this impact or any other version of whatever it is a clone of?
I was also looking at the horrible freight girthquake as it's just about the same price, but it has a thumb trigger which I want to avoid because (as a lot of the reviews said as well) leads to a lot of negligent impacts. also a lot of people say the case breaks very quickly so that's always a downside.
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>>1305044
good luck with no PZ/PH screwdrivers and 50 flat heads
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>>1305044
it depends on what you're using them for...
i generally buy klein screwdrivers because i'm using them every day, they seem to last longer, and the grip is comfortable.
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>>1305044
If that suits your needs then fine, why not economise?

People that use their tools to earn a living often appreciate better quality gear, although higher cost doesn't always equal higher quality.
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Amateur wood worker here. Just got me a nice Bosch router with a plunge and fixed base. Would like a variety of some decent bits and shanks I can use and abuse that won't crap out on me immediately. Any recommendations?
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>>1305044
You know how pliers have the serrated teeth that are supposed to grip the nut or whatever, and they are always rounded over? I own one snap on tool - a set of pliers and those teeth are razor sharp after 15 years of abuse, there is no play in the pivot, the handgrips are intact. I think they are the only hand tool I own that hasn't been replaced at least once.
I still haven't put into practice any lesson from this experience...
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>>1305044

Fuck Fap On m8. Why anyone would pay for their overpriced garbage is beyond me. Especially the retarded mechanics who make shit yet are the primary fags buying the stuff. I only have 2 snap on tools, a 1/2 and 3/8 ratchet. in my opinion, ratchets are the only snap on tool that is "worth" buying, but even then id get a 2nd hand one.

I had a mechanic fag actually tell me that snap on spends millions of dollars on R&D for tools , like they arent the same fucking tools we've all been using since the industrial revolution. just make it it out of a good alloy and you're done. there's nothing special about snap on. its not made out of billeted titanium. its forged steel, just like every other tool.

TLDR: get cheap shit. it wont last you a lifetime, but it will last you 15 years. which is still cheaper than buying fap on. dont fall for the meme.
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>>1305638

you're retarded. I know mechanics that make 100K+ and don't bother fucking around with shit tools. buy snap-on once, cry once
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>>1305491
Straight bit, flat bit, flush trim bit, upspiral bit, roundover bit

Only carbide tipped, only 1/2" shank
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>>1305646

The median mechanic salary is 36k/yr. Unless you own the fucking shop and are doing amazingly well, or work for an F1 team, you aren't making close to 100k. outliers exist of course, but your average mechanic joe would be retarded for buying a 125$ 4pc screw driver set. faggot. i knwo 3 faggots right now that are in snap on debt because they fell for the meme,

fuck you
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>>1304227
australian here,

top 3 brands of hand tools eg. ratchets, sockets, pliers, spanners, drill bits

GO!
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My opinion on tools from a cnc machinist standpoint
>kobalt for their warranty
>wera for the ergos
>milwookie for heavy duty use (dewilt is good too)
>mitutoyo for dimensional measurements
>Brown and Sharpe for indicators
>starrett for scribes, center punches, punches
>fluke for electric
That's about it for my tools. I use dimensional measurement tools more than anything though.
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>>1305694

1.ryobi
2.cobalt
3.taiwan
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>>1305702
>>kobalt for their warranty
Is a fucking scam - Take their socket warranty
>We will replace any sockets for any reason, even if you lose it, provided that you;
>Register the part on our website
>Deal directly with Kobalt warranty by phone
>Pay $5 - $7 handling fee per item for a $1.29 part
>Wait a week
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I spent many years as a carpenter under a cabinetmaker. Been getting into joinery for the last year or so, and. I want a bandsaw. I have $400+ in harbor freight giftcards I've been collecting for like 4 years. Looking at their 14 inch. I want to install a fence for resawing, add some cooling blocks, and find riser block I can make work, maybe new wheels, eventually. Even if the motor is weak I could swap that out, I come across decent used motors pretty often. I remember seeing somewhere that the newer models come prepped for a fence, but even if it doesn't I wouldn't have trouble installing one sqaure.

What I want to know is, should I even bother with it? I mean, it's free essentially and I'll only upgrade parts if they're causing issues. Anyone here have experience with them?
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>>1305491
Go to sears and get a set of craftsman bits for a discount. My 10 year old set is still fine.
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>>1305044
>I'd like to hear from some one who buys snap-on tier tools about value.

So you want someone who has more money than sense to yell justifications as to why they paid double the price for equal quality? I don't know what that sort of person's opinion is good for, but it's definitely not for appraising value.
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>>1305044
it all depends on your accuracy requirement, and what your using it for

my philosophy is that i have doubles of the cheapest shit so that if i manage to break something im not stuck (i live in the middle of fucking nowhere)
anything that measures i refuse to cheap out on (had a tape measure be off by a full inch at 10 feet before)
and the dangerous shit ill stay away from the absolute cheapest. had a princess auto angle grinder literally burst into flames in my hands

another good point to bring up is how different is your shit from everyone else. and how shiny is it
leave a fapoff 300$ ratchet lying around and it will go missing after your smoke, leave the equivalent 20$ ratchet and it'll prob still be there

small life hack tip, make your shit look shitty enough and no one is gonna steal it. i give shitty paint jobs to shit that seems to go walking a lot
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How to identify mitutoyo calipers? Got these as a hand-me-down, replaced the battery, works nice. Going to clean it up some.
I'd like to know the model number, though, and can't see any identifying marks on the thing apart from the "Absolute Digimatic".
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>>1305044
Snap-On has a better wrench.
>MY CRAFTSMAN IS JUST AS GOOD.
Exactly, Snap-On has managed to make a wrench that has a significantly smaller open end profile and thinner jaws; Yet maintains the same overall strength and resistance to jaw spreading and rounding. Additionally the box end has much thinner sidewalls which may allow you to use the box end in tight clearance situations where traditionally only the open end will fit.

>>1305655
Now this is podracing.
Just get a set of Wiha or PBswiss tools. The fucking meme that "Mah tools gotta match to show my mechanic cred" needs to die. Buying high-quality stuff because it's high-quality is one thing- buying screwdrivers because of a logo is the mark of an idiot.
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What do you guys recommend for tool boxes? Planning to get this Husky one with a replaceable wooden counter ,power ports and a integrated back board.

im mainly looking for a small one that can fit in my apartment
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Well... I fucking hate Menard's but their tool shop brand tools aren't that bad. Wood clamps (orange pad, red ones are trash) are not only decent quality but they don't fuck around with their warranty. Bring in a broken house brand tool, walk out with a new one.

Husky is the same, more $, but better product.

I won't fuck around with shitty power tools, though. If a crap piece is $60 and a Makita is $100, I'll just buy the Makita.

Milwaukee and DeWalt arent bad, but they're the same price as US made tools and they're not as good - so why tf do people buy them?
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>>1305859

yes, Makita is best power tools.

>inb4 hilti fags show up
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>>1305638
>in my opinion, ratchets are the only snap on tool that is "worth" buying

Pretty much exactly what I was about to type. Their flex heads are god tier and may as well be standard issue for any working mechanic.

It's a shame Craftsman killed their pro line and sent their quality in general into the shitter, they used to make a damn good 3/8" flex that cost like 1/3 of what a Snap-On does. I got like 5 years out of one and then when it finally broke I discovered that it'd been replaced by a $20 POS that looked almost the same but was vastly lower quality, and the repair parts that Sears put in my old one lasted like 3 weeks before stripping out again. Snap-On is kind of the only game in town for a good flex ratchet now.
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>>1305862
Makitas are really solid, i just wish they sold their best drill in the US...
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>>1305862
>he can't afford a Hilti core drill
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>>1305778
Can you recommend a better company? I've just bought some of their tools because my father said they were decent for the price
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>>1306102
> I've just bought some of their tools because my father said they were decent for the price
And this is entirely true. However after reading into their garbage tier "sockets for life" I don't put much stock over the warranty. Additionally with store brands they want you to deal with the tool company directly by phone.

Really what you need to do is find your local wholesalers see who they're a distributor for and if they can handle warranty/repair.

Pic related, I've got a Wright dealer in town so most of my wrenches come from them. They're priced similar to the old Craftsman PRO tools, and directly compete with Stanley PROTO for the Heavy Industry/Plant maintenance market.
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>>1306102
Former Home Depot wage slave here, we took the lifetime warranty on Husky tools pretty seriously, especially small stuff like hand tools and sockets.

when i worked in Hardware as long as i could see that it was a Husky tool id replace it no questions asked. strip a socket? id replace it with a new single one right off the shelf. i had one guy bring in a tool case that he just "bought" (sockets were wet and there was some rust on steel parts) that was missing 2 sockets and we just gave him replacements to complete the set and told him to gtfo. even bigger stuff like car jacks with small imperfections or bent springs/pins would be replaced immediately. same goes for big tool chests, if you open the box and find a dent (it happens A LOT), bring it back in and we'll give you a replacement.

no registration or paperwork needed, no refurbished tools taken from the back (Sears is known to do this with Craftsman) as long as it said Husky on it and it was broken id give you equal or better. Corporate was big on standing by their brands and making people happy more than anything else, there was a no questions asked approach to returns on those things. Ridgid power tools got a little more complicated because they have a Lifetime Service Agreement, not a Lifetime Replacement Warranty, plus that warranty is by another company but handled by us, so we followed their rules (until customers made a fit and Managers just threw replacement tools at them).
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>>1305831
what could you use to test a measuring tape's accuracy? If you used two tapes they could both be wrong and if you use anything someone else used a tape to create it would still be wrong.
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>>1306157
This caries a lot by store and even by manager. One of our local stores was a lot like yours. If it had their name on it they stood behind it. The other, not so much. I once had a manager there tell me the adjustable wrench I tried to return (the rubber grips started to peel off after about a week) was a counterfeit item and that I couldn't possibly have bought it from that store. I went there again on my way home from work and a different manager walked over to the tool racked and pulled an identity wrench off the wall and handed it to me no questions asked.

Sears was the same way in my area before they closed it. Sometimes it was easy, other times they wanted receipts or would gripp my on what I was doing when the item started having trouble.
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>>1306188
My store was nationally recognized for its customer satisfaction ratings and we constantly had corporate managers and territory operations directors doing walks circle jerking over how clean everything was and how few people were stealing stuff. It helped that we were in a quiet rural area with low crime and no Mexicans outside.
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>>1306174
you could borrow 10 tapes, get the averages and use that as the most accurate one. if your asking for DIY home i would just get 3 and average but if your asking for a job like civil construction then idk
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Just steal tools. That 5 finger discount is hard to beat. Workers leave their shit laying around all the time. I scored a Makita the other day that was literally on the sidewalk, workers were around the corner or something.
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>>1306133
Wrightgrips are sweet but I wish they'd offer a long pattern.
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>>1306271
kys
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>>1306174
Any big brand sold in the states will be within a 32nd of an inch. Stanley is the standard up to 35'. If you need something to get you closer than that, look up starrett and other precision measuring tools.
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>>1306279
Yeah I also wish they would offer a 11/32" wrench - Not an auto mechanic but I keep running into that size on panel mount gear.
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>>1306406
You could probably get by with a 9mm, especially since they have off-corner engagement even on the open ends.
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>>1306087
not every one wants to rob a bank, anon
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>>1305655

I can sort of see buying this shit if you really, really fucking love your job, to the point doing it is basically being paid for your #1 hobby. It's like owning the special edition of [nerdy shit here] because you just love it that much, and want your toolbox (in this case) basically to be a fucking shrine to shiny.

I'm a new startup as a locksmith, and all the tools I have at the moment are second hand or makes that imply they will last me a few months. I might buy a few things of high quality, my powertools will be DeWalt, but the specialist tools are already cutting my balls off, so I'm not going to add extra to basic tools for their name.
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I do hotel maintenance, tool bag:
>Wire Strippers
>Dykes
>9-1 Screw/bitdriver
>Tongue-and-groove pliers
>Needlenose pliers
>Hammer
>Level
>Measuring Tape
>Allen/Hex key set
>Adjustable crescent wrench
>Electrical Tape
>Multimeter
>Cheap paint brush for dusting
>Headlamp
>Scraper
>Mini hacksaw
>Sanding block

There's probably a few more I can't remember off the top of my head, hotel provides all the power tools.
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My new baby. It's not the fuel but it gets the job done.
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Aussie construction plumber 3rd year apprentice, in my truck i have;

Shifters various
Multi grips various
Pipe wrenches (footprint and stillson)
Every increment of level up to 2m
Stringlines
Aviation snips
Allen keys metric and imperial
Plaster saw
Panel saw
Hacksaw
Mini hacksaw
1st aid kit
Copper cutters
Rapid flare
Hammer
Copper benders
Tap spanner
Engineer square
Jackhammer
Rehau manual crimp kit
128 piece socket set
20 piece socket set
Voltage detector
All PPE
Shovel
Floodlight
Milwaukee brushless shit: impact driver, drill, sawzall, circ saw, hammer drill, grinder, torch and radio

Theres stuff im forgetting im sure but christ the tools i need for my job are neverending.

Really want to try my hand at maintenance plumbing though
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>>1307133
>milwaukee saw
>dewalt blade

surprised it didnt burst into flames on contact.
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>>1307133
Why not the sawzal?
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>>1306174
>>1306265
Check the blade on the first section, you can get class 1 or 2 (or no class!) tapes.

Most tapes are class 2, which means they're pretty accurate, but some you can buy are class 1, and are more accurate. Shit tier giveaway tapes often don't have a class as they're rubbish.

Check any half decent tape, you'll see either a I or a II
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>>1307224
To add..

If you need more accuracy than a class 1 tape then you're using the wrong measuring tool.

Tapes were designed to be relatively accurate, cheap, and accessible to the masses.
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>>1306284

Don't leave your tools laying around
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>>1307244
Go away you nigger
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just got a job with pic related...they have a lot more than just Stanley/Black & Decker...DeWalt, Irwin, and a bunch more...what is /diy/'s opinion of their products...what's good...what's bad, and why???
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>>1307343
>they have a lot more than just Stanley/Black & Decker
Yeah, dude, we know. Hell, B&D bought DeWalt in 1960. It is not exactly news.
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>>1307175

Lol the my co-worker ordered those blades. Will get some milwake ones this month
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Just ordered this desoldering gun - how well did i do, /diy/?
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>>1305862
Just bought this instead of a brand new Makita/Dewalt/Hitatchi/etc. as my first ~18v drill. Probably not the most logical choice but I couldn't resist
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>>1307547

>the snap on of power tools
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>>1307836
Erm, Snap-On is the Snap-On of power tools, or did you think they only made spanners and ratchets?
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Reminder of tool brand tiers.

>Better than you need tier:
Hilti, Mac, Fein, Festool/Protool, Snap On, Professional Panasonics, Nemo Underwater

> "Good drill" tier
Dewalt, Makita, Milwaukee, Blue Bosch, Hitatchi, Metabo

>high end home-use tier
24v Kobalt, Ridgid

>good enough for around the house tier
Ryobi, porter cable, black and decker, craftsman, Worx, 20v Kobalt, Stanley

>Chinese flea market tier
Wen, Hercules, Bauer, Earthquake

>literally who tier
Greenworks, Genesis, Rockwell, Triton, everything else
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>>1307224
Is this the same concept as class A and class B burettes? Class A is accurate up to 0.1% and class B is accurate up to 0.2%
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>>1307869
Have a look at the chart on the bottom of this page, it'll tell you the expected accuracy at a particular length.

https://www.thetapestore.co.uk/tapes-rules/tape-measures/tape-accuracy/class-1-tape-measures

It's also to do with the printing of the gradations on the blades, i.e. the class 1 tapes are printed more sharply with less scope for error
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>>1307844
>God Tier
Makita
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>>1305044
>>1305047
>>1305481
>>1305638
>>1305655

I work in a factory that makes: snap on, craftsman, husky, SK, and mac.
Lmfao!! Husky and crafstman are literally the same tool. They just have a different color handle.
SK, mac, and snap on ate the same tool, with a different handle.

I laugh my ass off at people spending hundreds of dollars on snap on, and mac.
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>>1308021
So how's the weather in Guangzhou?

Do you like your closet apartment and anti-suicide netting?
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>>1307133
thats a nice tool you got there. i have the fuel for when i do long conduit runs. compact, lightweight, one handed operation. nice.
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>>1308021
I thought snibbety strap on was us made
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>>1304227
slowly rebuilding my tool box and my workshop tools with quality ones(replacing chink and demaged ones), looking for a new tool box for works around the house the one i have 10+ years is to small considering Wera toolbox system, or something similiar saw a nice makita tool case will be fine too
pic releted part of new tools i got last year
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>>1305764
Ryobi is ok because it's cheap but the batteries are shit and carpenters will laugh you off a job site
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>>1309410
Why do you have so many doubles, one set for work and the other for home? What do you do at work and home that requires so many drivers? Why no duplicates of the pliers and hex wrenches?
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Hue hue hue hue hue hue hue
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>>1307841
Festool
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>>1309521
What about it?
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Got 50$ hd gift card, got these on order.... excited to try them out... thoughts?
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>>1309577
Current kit in new bag... for home appliance repair
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>>1309584
Also if your tired of Plano boxes breaking this things worth the 35$ bucks... individual removable compartments... perfect for fittings and shit...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01LYVWCZP/ref=ox_sc_saved_image_3?smid=A2Q6JKTBMBQWB0&psc=1
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>>1307841
>Or did you think they only made spanners and ratchets?

Snappy rebadges a lot of shit.
An example - Their torque wrenches are built by Precision Instruments.
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>>1309584
Commecrial tech here.
Hows life in the residential market?
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>>1309584
What's the pipe cap clipped to the bag for?
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>>1309594

>tfw you work section 8 maintenance

im going to college for HVACR, and i know ill reach commercial level one day, but this shit is a struggle. Especially since i take night classes which makes getting my cert/degree more lengthy. classes are 6-11 but thankfully i only go 2 nights a week. i also want to get an electricians cert after hvac.
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>>1309452
one for big tool box one for small toolbox
i have smaler set in my small tool box(normal and isolated - flatheads, PH and PZ) and bigger set with special drivers like torx,hex etc. in my big tool box in my workshop.
the other ones i have cuse my OCD - started to buy the set and had to finish it
+ have extra PH 0,1,2 i keep on my PC desk
the pliers i dont need doble i still gona keep the old ones for dirty jobs, and boroving to people(and probably going to buy several VDE as doble)
and what do i do? i live in a big house with a big garden so ton of stuff from replacing a outlet to fixing the fence ...
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>>1307844
Green Bosch probably belongs in "around the house" tier.

Although I challenge anyone to find a meaningful difference between a blue and green Bosch power planer - except the price.
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>>1309660
>i know ill reach commercial level one day.
Just takes an application man. I work for (I believe) the only company that does this internationally, we're always hiring.
Just be prepared to never enjoy restaurants again.
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>>1309794

Sorry should have phrased it better. I just want to finish my degree. I know I can probably get hired by a commercial company right now, I already have my EPA 608. but my current company also allows me enough of a flexible sechedual that I can go to school.

My brother also works for Able but I just know how coworkers would react when they find out I'm a brother of a chief. And I hate nepotism myself desu. >>1309794
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>>1305044
>I want someone to sell a poorfag on expensive tools.

Only buy selectively and don't be a brandfag. I ran Air Force tool rooms and bought for the task, though going mostly Snap-on was convenient because DoD. You'll learn over time what YOU need and prefer. I can afford Snap-on personal tools but I see no reason to bother in most cases.

I also buy a lot of used tools which I score at estate sales and liquidation auctions where self and bro (who also ran tool rooms) hunt machine tools. It's nice to have extra, quality tools to modify as needed. When an autsperger asks why I took a cutting disc/torch/TIG welder to a Snap-on/Proto/Mac tool to get a job done I answer the job was worth much more than the tool, and I have the tool for the future.

You'll get much more gear shopping used and learn more about what is good.
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>>1305791
If you have that much experience is there a reason you don't hunt down a used, high quality band saw instead and use the HF cards for other things? When you are used to quality equipment you'll feel unsatisfied using lesser gear, and quality saws don't depreciate.

Maybe get the HF thing for something you can use immediately, but I always look for professional tools and have never cried myself to sleep after buying quality.
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>>1305835
You can look on their site and on Ebay to compare pics. Model # doesn't matter much. They are great calipers tho. My professional machinist bros have used their stuff for many years and they are a delight to use.
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>>1305655
>i knwo 3 faggots right now that are in snap on debt because they fell for the meme,

My bro gets his gear from the local rep when they repo boxes from fools who couldn't afford them. The franchise owners don't want to sit on old gear, they want to sell new so everyone wins.
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>>1309597
Sticker dispenser... got tired of rolls of stickers everywhere.. it’s a 2 inch endcap with a 1 1/2 inch endcap inside of it upside down, held together with an eye bolt, just cut the slots to direct the sticker roll through it and the stickers unpeel as you pull them out... semi water resistant and pretty much crush proof.. use a wingnut on the bottom of the bolt to make it easy to take apart to refill...
>>1309594
Can’t complain, staying stupidly busy even heading into our slower time of the year, plus our biggest competition was sears A&E and they’re letting go of most of their techs and pulling out of the market.
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>>1309832
Wear your toughbook out yet?
Need to track down a replacement strap for mine.
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>>1309834
Nope, had a tech in our company who was walking down the street to his truck and someone tried to mug him.. he turned around and cracked them across the face with his tough book. Didn’t get mugged... I always tell customers if it fell off a counter I’d be more worried about it going through a floor than breaking... do you have dual batteries in yours?
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>>1309836
Nah we run the CF-19s, no room for dual batts.
After Panasonic went full retard on the CF-20s corporate is rolling out to Getac V110s. I cant wait to get one with a full size keyboard. Not looking forward to having to track down a dock for it.
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>all these people talking about which brand of Taiwanese shit is best to buy new when I go to estate sales and get 50-year-old American products for a fraction of the price
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>>1309860
how do you find estate sales? we've only found a couple just by driving by them.
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>>1310001

Check Craigslist, your local paper, neighborhood apps like Nextdoor. I imagine there are local groups too on (((Facebook))) but I don't use that.

FYI garage/yard sales work too but aren't as good for obvious reasons. Dudes aren't going to sell their nice tools. But I can't tell you how many times I'll walk into an estate sale (especially those not run by professionals) and some soyboy is selling his dad's/granddad's nice tools for nothing.
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>>1309577
best tool i have at work
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>>1304227
nothing beats ryobi you faggots
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I'm in the UK and need a table saw that can run off standard 13A or a 16A circuit. Budget is pretty much whatever as it's coming out of company pocket, but that also means it has to be new or official refurb.

Most of my machinery is Axminster and they sell a saw that would fit the bill, but I've had people kindly tell me they're 'pricey' but not offer any alternative brands...
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>>1304227
why do you carry an impact driver? do you need to break a lot of rusty screws loose regularly?
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>>1310463
Not OP but I would say outlets and any screwdriver work you can do in 1/10 the time.

None of these tools actually look used in most photos mine seem to have traveled to hell and back. Not sure if good thing or not. Will post photos tomorrow.
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>>1310463
Not him, but a lot of tradesmen carry them as a matter of course, as they speed up the job a lot over time, plus you can use it as a drill as well, or for rattling in/out self drilling steel pins etc.

Just a good all-rounder
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>>1310410
>Dewalt style batteries

Japanese Ryobi is weird.
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>>1310613
Strangely similar in some of the details. The grip looks to be identical in shape but with different rubber overmolding, the venting near the rear is quite close, and they both have that bump on the side that overlaps the metal and plastic parts.

I don't know why they'd purposely copy those particular parts, perhaps there's another model form Dewalt that's an identical match and they both come out of the same factory.
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>>1310660
compare that Ryobi 12v to Dewalt's 12v. pretty much exactly the same.
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>>1310662
Nailed it.

Has anyone noticed this before? Any other info like who the OEM is and if anyone else uses the design? My guess is it's Dewalt's design as it matches all their other shit, I wonder if they let Ryobi use it or if the Chinese factory put aside some old molds on the sly.
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>>1310666
i seem to remember that Ryobi in Japan is independent from the main green Ryobi tools TTI makes for the rest of the world. in Japan they may have a closer relationship with Dewalt than in North America, its possible Dewalt is just reselling recolored Japanese Ryobis in North America as their 12v tools or Ryobi licenses Dewalt batteries to be sold in Japan.

Dewalt's 12v tools are pretty crap anyway, go Milwaukee or Makita instead.
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>>1310500

Damn I bought an impact wrench instead of a impact driver by mistake, but I kept it because it came with the hex attachment. Is that crazy? It's like 400nm but I've just got in on the lowest speed.
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>>1310463
Apprentice Site Carpenter here (Uk fag)
I carry a combi drill and an impact driver as it's easier than me carrying two drills. Drill holes with the combi, sink screws with the impact. Saves changing bits all the time
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>>1310662
Dewalt 12v line go byebye
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>>1310469
>>1310500
explain how it speeds things up?

i find its good for breaking screws loose and for driving in a lot of long wood screws but otherwise it drills metal screws in worse. strips screws easily and literally damages your ears, especially if youre working on a job site with a bunch of them all going at the same time. plus you cant really put drill bits in them.

im pretty convinced its just a fad. im much happier using my 12V milwaukee drill most of the time or the 18V if i need the power but my impact mostly stays in the truck.
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>>1310704
yeah i get them for rough carpentry, framing, decks, etc.
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>>1310704
Makita has a Hybrid hammer drill impact driver that does everything in one tool.
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>>1310727
>strips screws easily
>get a model with speed controls, preferably brushless since their control boards do a better job at controlling motor speeds

>literally damages your ears
there are at least 4 different hydraulic impact drivers on the market now that address this.

>plus you cant really put drill bits in them
1/4 hex shank bits are becoming more and more common because of this.

personally i hate drilling holes with impact drivers, the smooth continuous application of torque through a drill's gearbox does a much better job at making holes in wood than an impact's hammer and anvil.
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>>1310727
A fad that has lasted years then.

Of course you can use them as a drill with quick change bits. It depends on what materials you work with or what level of precision you need obviously.

You've just said yourself that they're good for driving in a lot of long wood screws! I use one for driving self tapping metal screws in (tek screws) and it speeds up my job no end.

You need to understand that we're not all doing the same job/tasks so just because it doesn't speed your job up it doesn't mean it's the same for everyone!

There is obviously a good reason that so many trades use them.

It's just good at a number of things, not sure what's so difficult to understand
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>>1310749
>Makita has a Hybrid hammer drill impact driver that does everything poorly
Fixed
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any good 4 gear drills on the market?
i do only know about $$$ ones
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>>1310816
4 gear? like four drill speeds or something in the gearbox?
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>>1310823
yeah, i know hilti has it and fein has it. any other brands? 1500rev is to less
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>>1308011
Makitafags will be the first to go on the day of the rope
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>>1310826
those are the only two im aware of, if you want higher RPMs most impact drivers run closer to 3000rpm but there is not much of a point to spinning a dull bit faster.

if you need more finesse or control when drilling try tweaking your clutch or something instead. Milwaukee's One Key software might give you some more RPM options but you are still limited to however the planetary gears are configured.
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>>1310829

wrong. that will be no tool fags like you
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>>1304227
Does anyone know an old, vintage/antique/ancient tool company known to stamp "N" on their tools?

I just got an old hammer head and am sorta interested in what it actually is.
Its old af(I think), looks sorta like pick related, its stamped "12" on one end, and "N" on the other. the stamping looked like it wasnt level, almost like it was stamped by hand. In america.
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>>1310975
It is not one of the major manufacturers. Hell, it might not even be directly related to the manufacturer. It might be a size or a head shape or something. Back in the day, most companies of repute stamped at least a makers mark on their hammerheads. That said, hammers are very simple items to make. Up until after WWII every county in America probably had at least one local drop forging company producing tools for the locals. They often didn't bother with such things as logos or names. Could be from anywhere.
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>>1310975

Its actually an old Japanese hammer. It was probably brought back to America by an American GI in WW2. Search for Netorare. That's what the N stands for. They were a subdivision of Mitsubishi that made tools and other industrial equipment.It could be worth a pretty penny, especially if you had the original Handle.
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>>1310983
I see, I had a feeling I might not be able to find an answer.
I was hoping to atleast place it to an era.
I picked up some calipers for cheap because I thought they looked cool. Turns out they were for fixing watches in the 1800s.
bottom one is the same iirc, I have the put up somewhere.

>>1310985
funny, well aged my friend.
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Abrasives.

What is a good water stone brand? I got a "whetstone" brand stone but it's crap. It takes too long (12 hours+) for it to fully saturate and sharpening wears massive divots in the thing before I'm done with one blade, and couple that with how I'm not used to sharpening yet so I keep fucking up and using more stone than I really should be. It takes so much sandpaper to flatten it (plus several days leaving it out until it's dry enough I _can_ flatten it) that I'm considering just sharpening with sandpaper instead, but I know that's absolutely not cost effective either.

Are natural water stones worth it for a noob? I've also seen small "10000 grit" jade blocks for sale, are these a meme or are they useful as an alternative to a strop?

Related question: Can I just get a chunk of sandstone and use that on wood instead of sandpaper? I read that egyptians used to use sandstone to smooth furniture surfaces due to not having planes, but is this as stupid an idea as trying to make a bronze chisel?
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>>1310985
wow I like your kind of autism.

>>1310983
does plumb mean it's made of lead? what advantage would a soft lead hammer have?
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>>1311011
I only recently took up sharpening my own kitchen knives and went for something called Bearmoo on the amazons.

Happy enough, the stones aren't wearing down too bad (slight gradual indent despite my best attempt to use the entire stone) - and, most importantly, my knives are now nice and sharp, thus they serve their purpose.

So maybe an ok choice, as you can get 400, 1000, 3000 and 8000 for like... $40?
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>>1311038
http://www.yesteryearstools.com/Yesteryears%20Tools/Plumb%20Co..html

Get educated, dawg.
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>>1311038
Nope, they are a toolmaker famous for their hammers.
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>>1311002
> Turns out they were for fixing watches in the 1800s.
Rolex was founded in 1905.
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>>1311038
Plumb was a brand, but you can still buy hammers of all kinds including lead, plastic, aluminum, rawhide, copper, wood, brass... etc
Lead hammers are for knocking steel things around without denting the surface
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>>1309760
i think that blue Bosch is slowly going down to the green Bosch tier quality

5 years ago Blue Bosch was only available at higher quality hardware stores
but now its always on the front page of the home-gamer hardware stores magazines
and green Bosch doesn't even shows up in the catalogues anymore.
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>>1304227
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKikm6cQKh0
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>>1311138
But I wasnt talking about rolex?
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Currently waiting for some additional PB Swiss screwdrivers (stubby and PH/Slot combined)
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>>1310065
thanks, dude.
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Recommend me a multimeter and drill? What are those red and yellow screwdrivers everyone seems to have?
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>>1311377
Electrically insulated, if the red coating is damaged it exposes the yellow underneath.
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Is this worth it? Is it all shit? Is there something comparable but better quality?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C625KVE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_6yvvAbXEBSAFN
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>>1311377
see
>>1307844
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>>1311386
Yes or no?
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>>1311377
>Recommend me a multimeter
what for?
>electronics
Aneng AN8009 or whatever the cheapo meme of the day is
get at least two of them
>mains power
whichever of the chink flukes (15;17) offers the options you want
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>>1311385
its not complete shit, but there are far better tools out there that will cost you a lot more.

for just basic around the house applications like hanging up a picture frame or putting small holes in things, sure why not. Black and Decker may be a well known brand but their tools are bottom of the barrel now.

if you want to start buying other tools as well to do larger projects get a better brand like Ryobi with a better selection of tools that have enough power to get things done.
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>>1311387
do you need big full sized 18 volt drills for heavy work or would something small and portable be more convenient? i usually recommend Milwaukee M12 drills to people like plumbers or electricians looking for something they dont use heavily but is well made and small enough to throw in a tool bag with other equipment.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Milwaukee-M12-12-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Drill-Driver-Impact-Driver-Combo-Kit-2-Tool-w-2-1-5Ah-Batteries-Charger-Tool-Bag-2494-22/203111686

any drill/drive bit set is fine, cheap ones will break over time but you'll find which bits you use more than others and buy replacements. also lots of those come with masonry drill bits which are useless unless you have a hammer drill.
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>>1311387
dont get that meter ffs
at least get a china fluke
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>>1311196
The picture you posted has calipers made by Rolex in it. So, they can't be from the 1800s. Is it not a picture of the calipers in question?
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>>1311385
Why don't you spend the 100 on a actual brand drill ?
The rest is probably harbor freight chink shit
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>>1311377
get a clamp multi meter for ~30$
most danger is fault at current measuring and this eliminates the scenario.
Also the comfort of just putting on the clamp to measure amp.
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>>1304227
>CRAFTSMAN INDUSTRIAL
>MADE IN USA
snap-on can fuck off
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>>1311627
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>>1311627
>>1311629

about 50 normal sockets.

8 or 9 deep sockets.

that set is not terrible, like the ones with 20 driver tips and hex keys and other garbage, but there's no point in throwing in a handful of deep sockets. either have a full set or none at all.
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>>1311629
>>1311627
That stuff is just Danaher (basically rebranded Armstrong when made in USA), and while decent, is not in the same league as Snap-on. The sockets have thicker walls and unnecessarily deep chamfer on the drive ends, and the deep sockets are full width further up than higher end sockets like Snap-on or SK.

Regardless, it's a nice starter set. If you have a toolbox I'd recommend getting some good socket rails to save space, then try to fill out missing sizes and deep sockets, and maybe snag a nice non-Craftsman flex ratchet in each drive size.
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>>1311402
>>1311388
chink fluke?
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>>1311627
>>1311629
Distinctly average, sorry anon.
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>>1311292
hi Russian anon
what fluke multimeter is that?
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>>1311810
Hi there. It's Fluke 107, chink one. Cheap and kinda good overall, but leads are crappy.
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Got this Dremel mini cordless tool for Christmas because my family knows that I like power tools and I do upkeep repair work on a small farm. What are some good uses for them? I've been using it to grind rust off of things (an old timber axe and an ancient adjustable wrench I found when cleaning out the garage).
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Behold the glory of Made in USA Craftsman superior 12 point wrenches
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>>1311846
and 6 pts
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>>1311846
>Made in USA

looks like Inner Mongolian Pig Iron with some silver spray paint to me.
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What are some good options gor pegboard hooks, my dudes? Looking for cheap or quality. I remember harbor freight being a shit big time; wire smaller than standard pegboard holes so they wobble, pieces that use multiple holes not lining up, the crappy spot welds breaking when you try to bend them to make them fit. Overall not a good time. Also if there are any good ideas for wrenches that don't have a box end I'd appreciate it. Got a lot of wall space over my benches but I'm trying to get rid of some shelves and toolboxes for more floorspace.

>>1311833
I use them rarely, but when I do it's for sanding inside rounded corners or cutting small nuts and bolts off. The bits and attatchements are too delicate for a lot of stuff I do, but the grinding pieces hold up the best. I've got 2 bench grinders and one is set up with a buffing wheel. Smaller stuff I but a drill buffing attatchment in my drill press.

Best thing you can do is get familiar with or even get a kit of various attachments, then eventually you'll start coming across places where it would make a task easier.
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>>1311846
>Behold the glory of Made in USA Craftsman
Flip em' over. New ones are china.
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>>1311886
fucking posted without letting me type.

not all but some of my work gear.

Husky makes a good saw too, just go with stihl because I'm familiar with them.
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>>1311833
I use one when I cope crown and shoe molding to sand right up to the profile. It makes inside miters super clean.
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>>1311968
use mine for porting small engines
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Can you guys recommend me a stud finder or can I go with any one I can find?

I am also looking for 4" vise clamps with swivel pads for welding, any recommended brands or will regular Irwin do?
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>>1312018
>Can you guys recommend me a stud finder
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>>1312018
https://www.homedepot.com/p/C-H-Hanson-Magnetic-Stud-Finder-03040/202563186
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>>1312018
>Can you guys recommend me a stud finder
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>(You
There are three sets in the picture. The ones in the bottom (as stated) which are half way off camera are the ones that reminded me of mine.
I was incorrect about the resemblance though. Its been a while since Ive actually seen them. the one I picked up look like pic related
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>>1312018
>irwin
fine for clamps etc
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>>1311846
>>1311859
this >>1311865
the finish looks super crusty
they look like they get rusty after 1 day
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>>1311833
I've started engraving stuff with it
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>>1304227
Here's the bag I work out of every day. I install high end custom cabinetry. Pretty much any hand tool I would need is there. All my screwdrivers and cutting pliers are Klein. Hammer and pry bars are Estwing. I like Makita better than Dewalt but the 12v drill driver has a light ring rather than a single light under the trigger. That helps a lot when you're inside a blind cabinet trying to drive a screw. And it'll drive 3 inch screws into a stud all day. Any questions feel free to ask.
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>>1312018
>>1312038
I love mine, use it every day. Works great for magnetizing driver bits too.
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>>1312584
My bro has those DeWalts and he's used them hard for years. Just right for confined space work.
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>>1312620
I've been really happy with it. I've been using that one for about 2.5 years now. Fein and Makita both make a 12v drill driver with more power that's almost identical to the Dewalt, but no light ring. They have that stupid single light by the trigger. A single light casts a shadow that makes it harder to see. That's a deal breaker for me.
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>>1312584
>12v drill driver
what you refer to as the "drill driver" appears to actually be the 12v screwdriver.
A fine tool. I love the torque adjustment on mine. Great everything from driving a screw to installing a motherboards without fear.
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>>1312683
Isn't it actually a screwdriver (basically a drill but with hex drive instead of a 3 jaw chuck) or is it an impact driver?
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>>1312700
in the 12v line they have the screwdriver, which is basically like a weak (in a good way) drill with a hex head, then they have the impact drill/driver with hex, and then the drill with chuck.
The screwdriver and impact driver look pretty similar, a notable difference between the two is the impact has a tapered body, and the screwdriver is straight and has a clutch torque thing.
Im not entirely sure if its just your picture angle hiding the taper and Im wrong and its actually the impact, or if it is the screw driver and the numbers are just worn off the adjustment ring.
The black handle molding however does reinforce my suspicions that it is the screwdriver.

pic related, left impact right screwdriver. They look pretty similar.
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>>1312584
I just got the new Makita 12v drill driver. Thing feels like an extension of your hand. So well balanced but they put the fucking led light on the bottom near the trigger switch and it is useless for anything more than finding the screw.

I used to frame houses but now this is all I will need as a new homeowner. Used to be you could justify something larger but not anymore. These 12v drills will do most anything now.
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>>1312730
i used to work at Home Depot and the 12 volt Makitas were very popular with homeowners looking for something small but good quality, they were right next to the M12 Milwaukee stuff and customers were always trying to pick between the two. 50% of the time i just needed to let them pick up the Makitas and feel the slim grips and comfortable balance and they chose them over the Milwaukees; i prefer M12s but i generally pushed regular customers towards Makitas, especially people with smaller hands or women that wanted to use their husband's drills every once in a while.
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>>1311629
i cant find repair kits for my older craftsman ratchets :(

the ones on the far left of pic related
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This is my first major tool set. Got it on sale like 6 months ago.
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>>1313253
>Spline drives

Are these good for anything? The only ones i've touched fit fasteners like shit.
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>>1313260
My set and I have no clue what a spline drive even is. But so far the set has worked well for tightening stuff.
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>>1313253
>>1313260
I was about to ask what the deal is with those sockets and box end of the wrenches. What even uses splines fasteners? I've never seen anything like that before, closest thing is the 12 point fasteners on some automotive shit.

That two tone finish sure does look nice though.
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>>1313260
>>1313262
>>1313264
>Are these good for anything? The only ones i've touched fit fasteners like shit.
They trade tightness for versatility. A spline set works adequately for most external drive shapes. The fit usually isn't very good, but that's less of an issue because the spline driver will usually contact the fastener away from the corners, and so be less likely to round it than a different driver with a similarly bad fit.

>>1313264
>What even uses splines fasteners?
Splines offer the best torque capacity for a given radius, though that takes a relatively tight fit, which is harder to manufacture than the common drive shapes. They're commonly used in drive shafts and PTOs.
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>>1313283
I'm confused now, are those things for splined fasteners or are they some sort of multi-fitment thing (hex and something else)?
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>>1310660
>I don't know why they'd purposely copy those particular parts
>The grip looks to be identical in shape
Both are made to fit human hands.
>the venting near the rear is quite close
Have a look at some of the other tools in the thread. Venting is to the rear, and there are usually parallel vent openings in a vertical band. This has to do with the internal layout of the tool, air flow, and the location and shape of the fan.
>they both have that bump on the side
That's a bumper. It's at the balance point of the top end of the tool, so if you rest it on the side, it sits on the bumper, which absorbs shocks and abrasion so the innards last longer.
>that overlaps the metal and plastic parts
The front section is subject to higher internal stresses and external abuse, so it's made of metal, similar to many other tools in this thread.

TL;DR They're both examples of the same kind of tool with a mature design. Of course they have similarities.
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>>1312584
Have the same set of Lenox aircraft shears that I abuse for cutting up copper tubes... going strong for 5 years now, no complaints
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>>1312584
Thoughts on the Bosch driver with the offset and interchangeable heads?
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>>1312720
/diy/'s Sherlock Holmes right here.
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>>1313311
>Both are made to fit human hands.
Obviously. That doesn't explain identical moulding though.

>Have a look at some of the other tools in the thread
This thread is a poor example. Even looking elsewhere no other tools come close to that venting design with the semi circle.

>That's a bumper. It's at the balance point of the top end of the tool
I know, but the design and shape is identical. That alone is nothing although other brands tends to have different shapes, but combined with everything else it adds up.

>The front section is subject to higher internal stresses and external abuse, so it's made of metal
I wasn't commenting on the material choices at all, merely explaining the location of the bump.

>TL;DR They're both examples of the same kind of tool with a mature design. Of course they have similarities.
No, it's actually an identical copy of the 12v Dewalt instead of the 18v, as shown in the post below the one you replied to. So no I'm not being a paranoid dumbass, my observation were correct and my assumptions justified.
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>>1310469
Mine are >>1309584

To be fair I keep the bag clean and keep the tools pretty clean because people with 5k stoves and 13k built in fridges expect you to not get grease and grime everywhere. If I were doing rough electrical or carpentry or something I’d be less concerned about it, but as is I keep extra shirts in my truck, have a lint roller, carry windex wipes and stainless steel cleaner to tidy up when I’m done working on an appliance and regularly shine my freakin shoes... makes a difference and gives you a good reputation.
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>>1313293
Spline box wrenches are similar to 12-point (double hex) in that they allow finer degrees of rotation than hex. They also accommodate square fasteners better than double hex (less likely to round corners) and also accommodate size mismatches better. Splines generally aren't used for fasteners given the manufacturing difficulties I mentioned, though they do see some use in niche applications. You wouldn't use a combination wrench for those applications.
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>>1309845
We had the stupid mini pc laptops before these, full size keyboard would be awesome but to be honest we got these used but they’re such a step up from the regular mini laptops that I can’t complain. Debated looking at the touch screen models but I don’t think I’d use it all that much..
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>>1313323
Splined box wrenches and sockets are also cheaper to make which is why everyone is pushing them...
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>>1307133
I've seen these little shit eaters around job sites from time to time. Definitely get the job done I feel like a full sized sawzall is more worth the investment though.
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>>1313320
>as shown in the post below the one you replied to
OK, yeah, that's a clone. I was mislead by the
>I don't know why they'd purposely copy those particular parts, perhaps there's another model form Dewalt that's an identical match and they both come out of the same factory.
which seemed to imply that you were referring to the impact drivers in the original image. And here I was going to do a whole thing about the semicircular vent illustrated with a Chicago Electric drill with a semicircular vent.
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>>1312589

Yeah I magnetize my power bit with it
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>>1313086
also, does anyone know how to find rebuild/repair kits besides just using the number stamped into the ratchet? if you guys have any resources for those kits, im all ears.
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>>1313361
Some people have said that they've been able to buy rebuild kits from a local Sears for a penny. Failing that, you can check eBay but even if you find them they'll probably be way overpriced. In my opinion it's not worth spending more than $10 on a rebuild kit for a Craftsman ratchet unless it has some sentimental value or is one o the more valuable flex heads or something rare.
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>>1313314

I usually have a drill set up right next to the impact driver when I'm working, so no benefit there.

Being able to occasionally pop on a right angle head instead of having a whole separate tool would be useful though.
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I got a Milwaukee 2701-22CT for $120. Did I do good? I'm upgrading from a 10 year old 12V DeWalt drill.
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>>1313397
sears offered to replace them for free instead of giving me a rebuild kit, but the guy said i should hold onto the ratchets because they were nice. he had no reason to lie, and i prefer them over the ones he offered. i know craftsman arent really looked at with favor here, but i like the ones i have. thanks for the tip
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>>1313314
for hobby shit? yeah sure its fine
for serious work no
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>>1311623
Casually just ordered this clamp they are currently promoting at bangcuck cause looks nice and good enough for domestic purpose:

https://www.banggood.com/Mustool-MT866-Digital-True-RMS-Clamp-Meter-Multimeter-AC-DC-Voltage-Current-Tester-p-1242458.html

Can someone tell me if this is appropriate for professional use, like lets say, something not precise, like fixing this and that or checking shit, or is a better quality instrument needed?
Do you think I could start working by myself with barely my cheap Chinese tools?
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>>1313406
I’m debating picking one up. I have the impact and an I driver but neither of those have an adjustable chuck for drillbits. I do appliance repair so I don’t have to do a lot of drilling, generally just when screws snap off in burner caps or if I’m using a wire brush, but currently I carry an 18v makita for that and I’d rather get a 12v Bosch since I’m up to 8 batteries for the 12vs and I’d rather everything was interchangeable... figure the extra attachments might come in handy to justify the kit vs just a normal 12v drill...


>>1313450
Tried one in a Lowe’s and while usually I don’t like stuff that looks gimicky this actually seemed very sturdy, plus all the other 12v Bosch stuff I have had held up to daily use very well... 2 impacts (one got soaked and smoked the speed control so got the second) the old style driver, the new style driver, the i driver (all drivers with the 1/4 inch hex chuck) and the 12v dremel. Keep buying craigslisted ones and have a great collection of the batteries and chargers.


>>1313462
All depends on how screwed you’ll be if it dies or is inaccurate... if your using it once in a blue moon for 110 wall sockets then you’ll probably be fine.. if your using it every job for various control circuits and power circuits and couldn’t do your job without it then maybe consider getting a non Chinese knockoff meter...

Also if your using it for true high voltage stuff 480v and up then I’d splurge for the better meter since it will have a better protection rating listed as the category on the back....
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I have a Reed 3" pipe cutter, a 1/2" and 3/4" Heatlink close-quarter crimpers that I like to keep lubricated. I'm using WD-40, but I feel like there has to be something better. What does everyone else use?
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>>1313314
we have some of them at work
they seem alright.
If the heads are anything like the ones festool offers, the 90° one can be a live safer.
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>>1313462
all "cheap" Multimeters generally use the same kind of chip. Until you go into the way beyond reasonable price range they will offer roughly the same accuracy.
When people say "don't buy chink meters" its mostly because of this
1. Shitty build quality
2. Battery drainage
3. Slow update rate
3. Shitty leads
5. Blows up in your hand because you poked somewhere you shouldn't, while plugged in A socket.
Since a clamp meter doesn't have the fatal Problem #5 it will be fine.
Plugged in Volts configuration, a meter usually cant blow up because its high ohm
Is it appropriate for professional use? well I don't know what you intend to do with it.
Certainly enough for basic troubleshooting and measuring.
Just remember, the Clamp will only work with one of the two mains conductor inside. Wrap it around a power cord and you will get a 0
>300k Input impedance
generally the higher the better and sub 1M is definitely nothing to write home. the lower the Input impedance, the higher you distort your measuring even before the 2.5%+5 meter error.
For 3 Phase work i highly recommend getting a 2 Pole Voltage tester with Phase rotation indicator. you wont need a fancy one. Mine is analog but it should have the rotation indicator and a switchable inductive load
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>>1313661
>WD-40
its not a lubricant - only if you have the WD - 40 lubricant type one
get a lubrication oil, like 3 in 1, universal oil, or the pic releted
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>>1314037
>>1313661
Better choice.
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>>1307343
Just finished a job clearing a warehouse for Stanley, stole a whole bunch of new tool including Mac clothing
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>>1314037
>>1314038
>industrial lubricants
>adding lithium to the water supply
well this explains a lot

you must use food safe lubricants for food safe applications please.
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>>1314053
No fucking shit moron.
Who the fuck said he was working on food?
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>>1314053
if you do food safe applications...
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>>1314064
>>1314055
>they don't use a Reed pipe cutter to slice their food

plebs
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>>1314109
Can confirm works great on cucumbers and carrots
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Why do sparkies always get the nice belts.
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>>1314109
my is to big
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>>1314143
>husky
>nice
>tfw
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>>1314148
I've used this tool before, prepping a broken line for pipe fitters.
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>>1309410
wera makes me moist
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>>1309412
>and carpenters will laugh you off a job site
(((carpenters))) will be the first to go on the day of the cross
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>>1314055
>plumber
>doesnt specify industrial/chemical
>safe to assume it's a guy cleaning food scraps out of the dishwasher trap and connecting hot water systems
yah, if you're a plumber, you're going to be working on potable water systems at some point and i want your tools to not put lithium in my water supply. but who am i kidding i just /diy/ it all myself.
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>>1305491
MLCS has pretty good prices and quality.
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>>1305791
Bandsaw are fussy tools. A 14" junker won't be very good for resawing. The blade needs to be under very high tension that most stock American machines can't produce. I'd consider a Laguna or similar. Spendy up front but can be used for everything short of ripping plywood.

I know that's not exactly what you asked but after years of running a woodshop it was my experience that upgrading cheap tools didn't save much money. And even if it did you end up with a fussy thing that you have to know well to use and isn't very convenient to use or maintain.
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>>1314623
You're talking out of your asshole. He never said he was a plumber, he never said he was working on potable water. All we know is he is working on pipes. You don't know shit and you assume too much.
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also here is line up on my old and new plyiers the blue ones (specialy the smal ones) are fucked
gona keep em for dirty work
probably gona buy next side cutters, all i have are shit or chink
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Could you recommend me a small but good quality fastening kit with attachments? Maybe not a specific one but some quality brands? Thanks.
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>>1311111
Holy digits!
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Looking into buying a new circular saw.
Preferably with a case aswell.
Found the dewalt dwe575k online and i think it will fit the bill as Iam concerned.
7 1/4 blade, case the works

However I Also like the makita 5008mg with the 8 1/4 blade but they skimped on the case it's more expensive and it is heavier.

Now Iam a makita fanboy but Iam seriously thinking about going with dewalt.

Anyone here who can help me make this decision?

Also looking into wormdrive but again I can only get a makita wormdrive here and again no case.. damn you makita
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>>1315483
I've got the Makita HS7601J - came with MakPac case and guide rail (which is solid and I've used extensively).

190mm - so 7 1/2 inch, 1200W. Paid... 110 euros?

Made in the UK as well, weirdly enough (at least mine is).

Been using it a fair amount, and apart from sometimes wishing I'd gone cordless, no complaints - easy to set precise cutting depth and make uniform cuts, light enough and not too much vibration to make long hours of use tedious.
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>>1315483
dont get the 8in circular saw, you are getting a tiny bit more cutting depth that you will rarely use and be forced to buy much more expensive blades that have far less variety of teeth count and cutting styles. just stick with the 7 1/4 and get a variety of cheap and expensive blades for every application.

for corded tools i usually pick Makita, they havnt cut as many corners as other brands over the years and a well maintain corded saw will last you decades. this is my preferred choice, its a magnesium model with a hard case and easily available at every Home Depot.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-15-Amp-7-1-4-in-Corded-Lightweight-Magnesium-Circular-Saw-with-LED-Light-Dust-Blower-24T-Carbide-blade-Hard-Case-5007MG/100594811

you arnt going to very easily find a Worm Drive saw with a case, they are just too big and awkward. Makitas Worm Drives are nice too but you need to know you are going to need that kind of cutting power to justify getting the larger and more expensive saw.
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>>1315483
What is the intended use of the saw? Went through a few of these dewalts production framing. I'm not fan. The plate is absolute trash. Does not withstand daily use and I have not had a single one where markings on front line up with the blade even fresh out of the box. Also had the connection to the depth adjustment bend on a few, throwing the base out of square from the blade and just making them a pain in the ass to use. Not a bad saw for a homeowner seeing limited use, but I can't recommend it to a professional. Makita 5007F is THE sidewinder. I'd like it if they replaced the knobs with levers and gave it a brake, but that's just gravy. It is the best sidewinder on the market today, as it has been since it was released. I prefer wormdrives myself but can't speak to current offerings besides saying the new chink 77s are garbage. Get a US made mag77 off cl or ebay, those babies last for decades.
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>>1315500
Chap with the HS7601J here - I can comment the plate markings on mine were spot on. It also seems like it's basically similar to the US 5007F, right, except the 7601 has levers where the 5007F has knobs.
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>>1308021
Why are you lying on the internet
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>>1315504
Looked it up on amazon, seem legit. But boy are you lads gettin raped pricewise if that thing usually retails at ~100 bongbucks. Not worth the extra rubber. I prefer the plate with the corner cut out we get on the 5007F, but that's what I'm used to. All my makita plates have also been on the money. Have to add I'm not a fan of their magnesium offerings, for some reason the screws on the 5007mgs always fall out on me. They also feel cheaper.
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>>1314621
underrated
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>>1315563
As I said, I got mine for 110 euros, and I see the 5007F at HD for $120.

I don't think the exchange rate is what you think it is, friendo, EUR 110 = $ 135, not that big of a difference, and it was nearly 1:1 a not too long ago (naturally the Ameribuck was strongest when I was in the States, because life is a cunt).
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>>1315500

I need the circular saw for framing and heavy home use.
Iam not a pro but use it extensively.

Looked at the 5007mg aswell but they don't sell them in Israel.

I did look at the plates and my opinion about the dewalt was pretty good.
I've been thinking about the 5008mg because it has so the same good things the 5007mg has.
Yes it may be more expensive but is comes with makita quality.

If you guys say I shouldn't take the dewalt I'd believe you because I've never been to fond of them before anyway.

So I guess Iam either going 5008mg or wormdrive and buy a case for it myself.
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>>1312720
The numbers aren't worn off, the ring is just spun and the numbers aren't visible.
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>>1306057
What is their "best drill" that is not sold in the U.S.
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>>1315910
might be a different revision or something then, because my numbers cover the entire ring and are visible from every angle




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