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Old 03-12-2012, 05:13 PM   #16
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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.
Yep those saws are awesome. Last year I had to cut a bunch of branches and trees and was debating on if I should buy a chainsaw. Ended up going with the reciprocating saw. It has many uses.

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Old 03-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #17
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I want a floor sanding outfit, sick of renting.

By the way, my dad is selling his Oliver lathe for the person looking for a good lathe.

I forgot, I need an enclosed trailer to carry my tools....
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:12 PM   #18
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I'd really like De Walt cordless drill, my old one just packed up.And an angle grinder with speed adjustments please
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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 ...
For 1 hole Lowes has an adapter that fits on a regular drill and makes it a right angle drill $25
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I could really use a backhoe.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:42 PM   #21
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I want a #7 or #8 Stanley hand plane, also a draw knife, well since I am wishing, I could use a router plane also.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:47 PM   #22
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i want a robot that does everything for me while i sit on a lawn chair with a beer in my hand.
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does the robot bring you another beer when its done.. if so sign me up for one also
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:57 AM   #24
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The tool I wish I had, more than any other, is Floor Space! How cool would it be to be able to spread out & work comfortably?

Since I'm dreaming, I'd add heat to the shop, too.
Someday!
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PS: A little off-topic, but...
I was reading, above, about Bosch tools. I used to be a "Bosch Is The Ultimate" guy- for years & years. My ancient Bosch tools were made in Germany. The last two I bought (table saw & 12" compound mitre saw) were made in China. Does that make them bad? I don't necessarily think so.

The mitre (miter?) saw is fantastic & the table saw is pretty good, after lots of tweaking. One thing I can not fix is that the table is out-of-square. The actual slab is a parallelogram by a small amount. This slight goofiness makes it hard to slide the extension. No big deal. I also replaced tons of fasteners which stripped and/or broke over the years. Cheap steel I suppose. All in all, I would probably not buy it again.

But... I was at a brother's house & saw his Ryobi 12" miter saw that looked just like my Bosch. I was curious & started looking up part numbers for various pieces. Same items through & through. I asked at the local Bosch repair shop when I was there for a (yet another) table saw part. The counterperson said the parts are, indeed, the same. Both were built by the same company- TTI of China. They own Ryobi, Milwaukee, AEG, Homelite, Hover & some others. I understood him to say they don't own Bosch, just sub contract.

So what? My brother paid more than $100.00 less for his Ryobi branded mitre saw than I did for my Bosch brand name. Oh well. It's still a very good saw.

Just my thoughts!
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:24 AM   #25
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I'm all set for tools, but I wish I had an apprentice that had the following qualities:
Shows up on time.
Shows up everyday.
Works hard when I'm not there.
Doesn't look like an excon/biker/rock groupie.
Doesn't treat my fininsh tools like sledge hammers.
Has a desire to learn the craft and is not working just to buy side pipes for his Z28.
Isn't afraid of hieghts, bees, mice, heat, cold, bending down, lifting things, sweating, getting dirty,.........

Whew! I feel better now. I needed that rant! Anybody want a job?
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I'm all set for tools, but I wish I had an apprentice that had the following qualities:
Shows up on time.
Shows up everyday.
Works hard when I'm not there.
Doesn't look like an excon/biker/rock groupie.
Doesn't treat my fininsh tools like sledge hammers.
Has a desire to learn the craft and is not working just to buy side pipes for his Z28.
Isn't afraid of hieghts, bees, mice, heat, cold, bending down, lifting things, sweating, getting dirty,.........

Whew! I feel better now. I needed that rant! Anybody want a job?
Man, you must have hired some of the ole boys who use to work for me.
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:18 PM   #27
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I'd like a really REALLY big air compressor. That would open up a huge amount of possibilities. Unfortunately, space is at a premium for a while, so no dice.

After that, I'd get a tire machine and an old cheap balancer. I could save a ton of money on my own stuff (like the $60 I paid the other day to have my studs mounted), and do side work for other people.

Then, a lift. Because jacking is so 1970s.
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:32 PM   #28
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i can scratch off a tool off my list today. i bought the ridgid portable jobsite table saw. http://www.homedepot.ca/product/port...10-inch/906110
i was going to my the one with stand but it would take up alot more space, i only have so much room working out of my work van. if i need to do some really nice work theres always the big stationary table saw at the shop. i chose this one over the bosch and the dewalt cause it can rip up to 24" wide, it has wheels and a pull handle plus the life time warranty.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:37 PM   #29
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I want to add an additional tool storage rack.
This one to have 24" deep shelves
My existing wire rack has 18" shelves

A new LOWE'S 24" Rack has 5000 lb rating but LOWE'S reviews scoff at that rating because the the supplied 3/8" particle board shelves will not hold anything even moderately heavy. My Plan would be to replace the 3/8" shelves with at least ” MDF shelves.
I am estimating that will raise the LOWE'S list price of ~ $92 by about $40
Both units have adjustable height between shelves.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:02 AM   #30
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i'd love to get a big flammable chemical storage cabinet, but those things are pricey.

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