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Offline rst

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Ordered a Versa vise from Willburtversavise.com

Offline Richard/RMW

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Ordered a Versa vise from Willburtversavise.com

Seems to be a lot of that going around...

RMW
As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

Offline Dick Mahany

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Ordered a Versa vise from Willburtversavise.com

Seems to be a lot of that going around...

RMW

True and we know who was responsible for starting all of this  [smile]

Offline rst

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This site has been a wonderful source of new tools we never knew we needed.

Offline Richard/RMW

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Ordered a Versa vise from Willburtversavise.com

Seems to be a lot of that going around...

RMW

True and we know who was responsible for starting all of this  [smile]

Touché  [big grin]

RMW
As of 10/17 I am out of the Dog business and pursuing other distractions. Thanks for a fun ride!

Offline HarveyWildes

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From Lee Valley, I got a set of Veritas flushing chisels with an extra handle, and a plane screwdriver.  I've got a set of Veritas mortise chisels on the way.

Offline montyss

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Hammer A3-31 arrived  [wink]

Offline Alanbach

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Thanks to @ryanwichman I recently became aware of FastCap.com. First I ordered their TrackRack products and hung my rail on my garage door. In that shipment I received a couple of their tape measures. Much to my chagrin and to my extreme enjoyment I also received their catalog in that shipment. Well that lead to the purchase of their Best Fence system which arrived a few days ago. My OCD didn’t end there. I received this today. Like my wife always says, woodworking is just the cover story for the REAL addiction that is tool collecting!

Offline rst

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Alanbach, your wife is waay tooo perceptive, you're never going to get anything by her.

Offline Alanbach

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@rst - ha! You are about 36 years behind me on that observation. The good news is she is good with it!!! Our daughter is a Social Worker that does drug and alcohol addiction counseling and she jokingly calls my wife my tool enabler😊. Apparently every addict has one😊!

Online RKA

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Not woodshop related, but this is one of those time-savers or problem-solvers that some may find useful.  VIM Tools VHC77 stubby bit set.  The bits are 16mm long vs that standard 25mm and the ratchet is a bit shallower than most as well.  The set comes with a full complement of everything Audi shoved into my engine bay and a few others for good measure.  I swear the engineers over there go to a local nut and bolt warehouse and choose one of everything.  To make matters worse, they aren't consistent from car to car.  One might have a T30 for a particular application and the other will have an M8 triple square. 

Anyway, the set doesn't come cheap.  $80-90 on Amazon.  Here is a pic comparing the familiar Wera ratchet with the included T30 vs. the VIM ratcheting wrench with their 16mm T30.

-Raj

Offline Michael Kellough

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Thanks for the tip Raj!

I’ve had a situation where a 1” bit would fit into the head of the fastener but there wasn’t enough clearance to unscrew the fastener.

Offline Cheese

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Not woodshop related, but this is one of those time-savers or problem-solvers that some may find useful.  VIM Tools VHC77 stubby bit set.  The bits are 16mm long vs that standard 25mm and the ratchet is a bit shallower than most as well.

Anyway, the set doesn't come cheap.  $80-90 on Amazon.  Here is a pic comparing the familiar Wera ratchet with the included T30 vs. the VIM ratcheting wrench with their 16mm T30.

Very interesting...I chased down the Snap-on tool guy last week and purchased this Blue-Point 1/4" hex ratchet. Raj does this look familiar?






Online RKA

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@Cheese LOL!  Yeah, SO fills out their tool line with odds and ends from lots of other sources.  There is a thread in garagejournal where you can find the OEM's or alternate brands that don't come with the SO tax. 

If access and reaching fasteners in hidden places is a frequent challenge, might I also suggest getting the HBR12 ratcheting wrench.  It's 12" long, which can help or hurt, but it has a pivoting head on one side.

https://www.vimtools.com/Flyers/HBR12%20FLYER.pdf

Oh, and don't chase the SO guy for this one, it's says "made exclusively for VIM Tools" on the flyer.   [tongue]
-Raj

Offline Cheese

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@Cheese LOL!  Yeah, SO fills out their tool line with odds and ends from lots of other sources.  There is a thread in garagejournal where you can find the OEM's or alternate brands that don't come with the SO tax. 

That's funny Raj...the set I purchased even came with the Blue-Point branding applied.


Offline SRSemenza

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I've got a couple of the extra short bits that I use in the Wera ratchet (smallest one). They come in handy sometimes in weird cabinet spots. Such as behind a drawer slide mount or some such.

Seth

Offline Mikeoutrage

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Shop cart. Hopefully this will help with keeping the work areas clear.  ::)

Offline Cheese

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FWIW...both of these items came from     https://www.infinitytools.com/

I just received a router bit vise to ease the task of holding the router bit without marring the shaft when changing cutters or bearings. It will hold 1/2", 1/4" & 8 mm diameter bits. It's very nicely machined from black Delrin. I was very surprised and impressed with the quality of the machining.  You can see the flycutter machining marks on the Delrin. The router bit shafts are held stationary with the one-way needle bearings.





I also picked up a Colt 5-Star forstner bit in 1 3/16" diameter to install some Magswitch holdowns. The Colt 5-Star forstner bits are really nice and they're manufactured in Germany or France.

« Last Edit: September 13, 2019, 10:27 AM by Cheese »

Offline kmickey

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TSO Precision Triangle kit. I bought it during the Labor Day sale, got it this week.  Really well made, haven’t had a chance to use it yet. Need to design a Systainer insert to hold all the bits and pieces. 

https://tsoproducts.com/tso-products-precision-system-triangles/mtr-18-precision-system-triangle-set/

Offline rst

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Just ordered METABO: WPF 18 LTX 125 (613070860) 5" CORDLESS FLAT HEAD ANGLE GRINDER BARE TOOL...when you can't get into really tight corners.  Bought their 18V tapping drill and vac so already have batteries.

Offline Gregor

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As nothing interesting is coming from festool this year... some spare money was unallocated and a Wabeco BF1243 arrived.
Was time to retire the old (wobbly, as the bearings are worn) drillpress anyway.

Offline Alanbach

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I just got my new Milwaukee M12 installers 4 in 1 drill driver from Tool Nut. All my cordless stuff is Milwaukee so I am really happy they came up with this. The CXS has been calling my name for a while now but the thought of another battery platform has kept me away. Looks like a great tool. I will do a better job of putting it through it’s paces tomorrow!

Offline Rob Z

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Last week, I bought  a Lie Nielsen medium shoulder plane.  [big grin] The only thing wrong with it is that it's not the large shoulder plane. [scared]  I will order that next.  [big grin] [big grin]

Offline Alanbach

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Hey @Rob Z - Have you ever looked at the Clifton shoulder planes. I have many LN planes and love them but I am not a huge fan of their shoulder planes. I have a few Clifton’s which I love.

Offline ScotF

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The Veritas is also super nice...

Offline Rob Z

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Morning Alan

I only know of Clifton because of two of my FOG buddies who are in England.  I don't know that I have seen them advertised for sale here in the US (?) .  I will take a look though, thanks for the tip.  [smile]

Offline Cheese

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I only know of Clifton because of two of my FOG buddies who are in England.  I don't know that I have seen them advertised for sale here in the US (?) .  I will take a look though, thanks for the tip.  [smile]

Woodcraft sells them Rob...

Offline Alanbach

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As does toolsforworkingwood.com

I think that I own their #410, #420 and #3110.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2019, 12:51 PM by Alanbach »

Offline rst

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Bought the new Milwaukee 12v drill, Acme's 11% off with free battery deal just killed me.  I already have a lot of 12v tools and batteries but at $203.00 + the 6 amp hr battery sucked me right in.

Offline mike_aa

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Bought the new Milwaukee 12v drill, Acme's 11% off with free battery deal just killed me.  I already have a lot of 12v tools and batteries but at $203.00 + the 6 amp hr battery sucked me right in.
Just went to the website and the free battery shows up in the cart, but it went away after I put the 11% code in.  Did you call your order in or do it online?