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bbo 03-02-2012 04:14 PM

tool you wish you had ....
 
Well everyone seems to have a wish list list for tools .. whats on the top of your list?

I just bought a cheapo drywall lift and a Dewalt rotarty cut out tool.

so now my list tops out with a right angle drill ( really would like a joist and stud drill ). I need to drill one hole at the top of a studwall for some wiring, but not willing to spend the $$ for the drill right now since I bought the aforementioned items ...

princelake 03-02-2012 06:04 PM

i soooo want a self leveling rotary laser level, sooooo nice to have.

joecaption 03-02-2012 06:26 PM

I have two trailers and shop full of tools and have never even heard of a Rotary cut out tool.
Are you talking about a right angle grinder?
I have two differant styles of right angle drills and almost never use them.
A silver and Deming drill bit or just a cheap paddle bit in a reguler drill will make all the holes in studs you want and can be used for hundreds of other jobs.
If your looking to spend money on some tools buy a good Random orbital sander (Porta Cable makes a good one), a Rockwell Multi Tool, a set of 18 volt cordless tools (check out CPO.com for some great deals on brand named tools) a 12" compound mitre saw, Hitichi makes a great one.

oh'mike 03-02-2012 07:23 PM

Roto Zip---drywall tool the Mexican hangers call them a router--as many of them used to use trim routers to cut the drywall--

My wish list?---A 20" surface planer---

bbo 03-02-2012 08:17 PM

yep, I try not to refer to a product by a brand name if its not the actual brand name .. ie ... a sawzall is a reciprocating saw, but a reciprocating saw is not necessarily a sawzall.

I've a HF compund sliding saw, but if I had the $$ I would definately get a hitachi .. I have some hitachi 18v cordless tools, the 3.0 drill driver and impact driver (KC18DDL kit?) and impact wrench.

I've got a lot of cheap HF tools, but most of them were intended for light use. anything expected to get heavy use or anything HF I replace, I spend a little more $$ on.

I just need the right angle as there is limited room above the stud I need to drill. I'll figure something out by the time I get to that portion of the project.

oh'mike 03-02-2012 08:50 PM

I've got a small angle drill---it doesn't see much use---but when you need it --well it's nice to have--

Red Squirrel 03-02-2012 08:58 PM

Table saw, drill press, heavy saw horses with tons of clamps for cutting things like plywood. Basically, an actual proper work area... my tools are literally just all over the place, every time I want to do something it takes me an hour just to gather everything.

Overall I just want a better setup. I need more money and have lot of other more pressing projects to do though.... I have a garage which I want to convert to a shop and that will be my work area and I'll have a good setup. Can't wait to get to the point of being able to start on that. I'd like to then get more into wood working.

woodworkbykirk 03-02-2012 10:05 PM

the bosch axial glide mitre saw in a 10 " version. the baby bosch table saw. festool track saw. festool portable power plane

frascati 03-04-2012 06:47 PM

Someday I'll own a decent quality metal lathe. Never had a good enough excuse to spring for one. That's why it's always remained a "wish". But anyone who has a reasonably stocked home workshop knows the axiom that applies there. I went crazy and splurged on a 2200 dollar tig welder about eight years ago. I always "dreamed" of owning one but never could justify it. Now I just couldn't live without it. It opens up your imagination to sooooo many alternative and far better methods of fabricating projects and making repairs to equipment, automobiles, motorcycles, etc. A nice lathe would be the same story.

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heavy saw horses with tons of clamps for cutting things like plywood.
http://i802.photobucket.com/albums/y...horsethree.jpg

I drew these up and posted the 3d downloadable plans at Google Sketchup Warehouse. And then I built them. I intended them to be 'knockdown' but they weren't as easy to breakdown as I designed them to be so they stay together. But they're extremely rigid and sturdy for their weight, have a nice lip all along the top rail for clamps, and are made out of easily available and cheap 2x4, 2x6, and 2x12 pine lumber. One more thing I can't believe I lived without for so long.

I'd also love the Festool track saw, or equivalent. Actually I'd really like to get off my but and DIY a decent one out of scrapyard aluminum extrusion and some sort of rail bearings to attach any circular saw to.

builttolast 03-04-2012 07:16 PM

Wish list TOP 3 in order

New Roofing and framing guns w/compressor (Mine are ok, but I want the new hitatchis to replace my bosch ones)
Sliding DeWalt Compound miter saw 10 or 12"
New 7 1/4 Worm Drive from Milwaukee

Why? Because I want them.

Clutchcargo 03-04-2012 07:48 PM

My wishlist for a tool is simple.
A tape measure that stays locked, resists kinking and has a straight standout of 15' both rightside and upside down.
Why doesn't anyone make a decent tape measure.

woodworkbykirk 03-04-2012 09:55 PM

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Originally Posted by builttolast (Post 870397)
Wish list TOP 3 in order

New Roofing and framing guns w/compressor (Mine are ok, but I want the new hitatchis to replace my bosch ones)
Sliding DeWalt Compound miter saw 10 or 12"
New 7 1/4 Worm Drive from Milwaukee

Why? Because I want them.


out of curiosity whats wrong with the bosch nailers? not very durable? i have 2 of their 18 gauge guns and they've been problematic... seems that they still have yet to put out the 2nd generation of them which has solved any problems.. this is also true of their framing gun. 90% of bosch tools are great but occasionally they put out a bad design... they still lead the market on table saws, mitre saws and routers

JoeCanning 03-10-2012 02:03 PM

Bosch and Makita are both guilty of not enough field testing, on their pneumatic tools in my opinion. Compressors well makita did their homework there and have some great one's. Although i do believe they are made by Rol-Air. As for my list, it's quite short at the moment. I just want the Makita hypoid mag saw. Not a word Kirk! :)

builttolast 03-10-2012 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by woodworkbykirk (Post 870584)
out of curiosity whats wrong with the bosch nailers? not very durable? i have 2 of their 18 gauge guns and they've been problematic... seems that they still have yet to put out the 2nd generation of them which has solved any problems.. this is also true of their framing gun. 90% of bosch tools are great but occasionally they put out a bad design... they still lead the market on table saws, mitre saws and routers

They just do NOT preform the way I would like. Jams more and isnt quite as comfortable. I used the hitatchis on a roofing and framing job a while back with another guy I occasionally do work for/with and fell in love with them. More comfortable, more reliable and they just seem like a better quality gun.

s-one 03-12-2012 06:07 PM

I'm not a tool guy but do have a few stuff given to me from my Pops. Last month I spent half a day trying to hack a tree down limb by limb with manual saw.. saying to myself I need a friggin chainsaw. But it would be a waste since I wouldn't use it much after the one tree. So by chance I asked my neighbor if he had a chainsaw and he brought me over a reciprocating saw. I've never used or heard of such a tool (Like I said, not a tool guy) and next thing you know I had that tree all cut up within an hour. THAT my friends will be my future tool purchase. :)


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