Author Topic: What - non Festool - tool / workshop related gizmo/stuff did you buy today?  (Read 100246 times)

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Offline KelleyCrafts

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Nice @GoingMyWay I have one of those on the way with the router box as we speak. Won't be here until next Tuesday though.

Tired of sawdust in the pockets of my apron, this one should solve that.


Online GoingMyWay

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I was very eagerly awaiting my apron delivery! 

This is the first shop apron that I've ever owned.  I need to figure out the best placement of tools.  I'm hoping this will help reduce the amount of time I spend looking for my tape measure, pencil, etc.
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Offline Jim Kirkpatrick

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Don’t know if this is still available. I’ve never been a fan of tape measures (I use folding rulers).
But this is extremely robust, and I can safely extend it to a whopping 260 cm before it drops. So most measures under 240 cm’s it can be stretched out with confidence, almost as a wooden folding rule. And it has scales on the flip side as well.
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I have the 16 ft version.  I agree it's robust and the tape is easy to read. I have take measures all over my shop of various brands.  This is my favorite.  Just bought a 2nd one

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Offline Bob D.

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Bought it last week but delivery expected today on a new 6"x48" belt/12" benchtop disc sander from Jet.
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Offline Bob D.

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Well, that wasn't a very long wait. Went for my second cup of coffee at 7am and looked out the window to the driveway and there is the truck with the new sander coming off the back of the truck. Have it staged in the garage after moving the wifes' car out of the way and will get in assembled and placed later today.
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Offline Cheese

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Bought it last week but delivery expected today on a new 6"x48" belt/12" benchtop disc sander from Jet.

Congrats on the Jet...
I own the JSG-6DC on a closed stand. I purchased it when I needed to fabricate 60 corbels for a friend's Victorian house. You'll enjoy the Jet and you'll be surprised how often you use it. Just keep it plugged in and readily accessible and it will get more use than you ever imagined.  [big grin]   Also pick up one of these if you don't already own one. It literally adds months to the life of the disc and belt.


Offline Bob D.

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Thanks Cheese, yes, I use a belt/disc sander a lot. This Jet replaces an old Palmgren Belt/Disc/Spindle sander I had used for over 15 years. The spindle quit a few eyars ago and I bought a Jet spindle sander. Now the gears are shot on the Palmgren and no parts available from them so sent it to the scrap yard. Feature I will miss on the Palmgren is the variable speed.

Yes, I use the 'erasers' to great advantage to clean sandpaper, works great.

« Last Edit: May 14, 2020, 07:43 AM by Bob D. »
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Offline six-point socket II

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@GoingMyWay

I finally got around to dig out some pictures and a short video clip of the ratcheting action on that adjustable wrench.













And here's the video link: https://streamable.com/u6zq5b


Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Online GoingMyWay

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Thanks for the pictures and video Oliver.  It looks like it works well.  Now I'm wondering if getting an adjustable ratcheting wrench would be more versatile.  This looks like a rebranded version of the one you have: https://www.autogrip.com/8-adjustable-ratcheting-crescent-wrench/.
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Offline six-point socket II

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Yes. Right down to the Country of Origin. (Taiwan). I know because I asked WGB where these are made, as they also manufacture tools in Germany. "Sadly" not this one. But, like Snap-On and others, they are very upfront about this and provide the information upon request/ and in their data sheets.

But overall I think your wrenches are less bulky, might be favorable over the versatility/adjustable part.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Online GoingMyWay

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Wow I thought for your sure your wrench was made in Germany.
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Offline online421

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Yes. Right down to the Country of Origin. (Taiwan). I know because I asked WGB where these are made, as they also manufacture tools in Germany. "Sadly" not this one. But, like Snap-On and others, they are very upfront about this and provide the information upon request/ and in their data sheets.

But overall I think your wrenches are less bulky, might be favorable over the versatility/adjustable part.

Kind regards,
Oliver

Taiwan used to make Hammer machines for Felder, until Taiwan became too expensive and Felder went to somewhere else.

 I know this cos the factory is less than 5km from my extended family's place in Taiwan.
Griggio Unica400
Felder AD951
Masterwood OMB1V
SCM 5 RCS1100
Casadei FV110
Chicago Pneumatics CPRS10500
Ceccato CDX 12
Holytek DC006
Festool DF700XL, LEX3, OF1010, CT36
JLT 190BM2, JLT 79K10
Danfoss VLT 2880
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Offline DynaGlide

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An Incra Miter 1000SE for my little Dewalt DW745 table saw.
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Offline six-point socket II

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Wow I thought for your sure your wrench was made in Germany.

You'd be surprised how hard it is sometimes to get a tool "Made in Germany", while living in Germany. ... I literally live within just a double-digit mile radius from many well known and likewise many lesser known, high-quality German knife & tool manufacturers.

Yet, when I enter the closest DIY stores, with few exceptions (either DIY markets selling part of the corresponding manufacturers portfolios, or manufacturers selling directly through so called "factory outlets" on their properties), I can't buy their tools. I have to order them online, or drive triple-digit round trips to specialized stores.

Something has been and is wrong for a very long time.

But thankfully the world keeps on turning, anyway. ;)

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline kmickey

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I bought a left-handed drill holster.  I’ve used it once and the improvement in my work flow is incredible.  No more swapping hands or just setting it down in a random spot.

Well designed, easy to add/remove from belt, using a molle-esque system.  The bungee to retain it works well when you squat or sit down.

Not cheap, but worth every penny.

Drill holster

Offline six-point socket II

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Very interesting link, thank you! Awesome stuff!

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline online421

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bought this today. didnt expect it was possible to buy Swedish bandsaw blade!
Griggio Unica400
Felder AD951
Masterwood OMB1V
SCM 5 RCS1100
Casadei FV110
Chicago Pneumatics CPRS10500
Ceccato CDX 12
Holytek DC006
Festool DF700XL, LEX3, OF1010, CT36
JLT 190BM2, JLT 79K10
Danfoss VLT 2880
Sicar TOP6

Offline FestitaMakool

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bought this today. didnt expect it was possible to buy Swedish bandsaw blade!

Nahh, the Swedes are known for nice steel. Volvo? Saab? Little rust and thick high quality steel.. No more, just as German cars, it’s going down.. Even Land Rover looks like Audi: like a piece of hand soap. [scared]

Just an afterthought, being more interested in woodworking than ever, I notice that there were made some very nice woodworking machines even here some time ago judging by pre-owned equipment for sale, also in the US; a lot.. Germany, Switzerland, Italy. Most are vanished. Or am I wrong?
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Offline SRSemenza

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Milwaukee 3 1/2" pipe cutter.  PVC or copper depending on the blade.

             


Seth

Offline Cheese

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Milwaukee 3 1/2" pipe cutter.  PVC or copper depending on the blade.

That's interesting, so you change out the blade for the material you're cutting?  I wonder why a single blade wouldn't work for both materials? They're both rather soft.

I like the capacity, I usually have to cut that diameter on the band saw or on the metal cold saw.

Offline rst

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Bought a Ramset shot pin gun of Ebay, looks like new and saved $40.  I have a really good 80s Hilti buried in one of the three locations my equipment is stored.  Dug fruitlessly thru all three.  Stopped at HD to pick pins and shot, got home and realized I had picked up 27 cal instead off 22...forehead slap!

Offline six-point socket II

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Got two small packages from Bauhaus online-shop today.

Really only needed that IP54 socket, but got me also second Matador ScrewIT screw extractor, as that is a great tool - and my better half urged me to get the wonderful, full carbide Spax 2step Drill bit (drilling and countersinking in one step, no depth-stop but highly visible marking) - which was friendly reminder, a slap to the back of my head, to finally re-build the patio. Remove the natural stone plates and re-build with wood. ...

Now you might label me pedantic, but I really can't stand what happend/ arrived today. I'm receiving two small packages from Bauhaus, both large enough to hold all three items - but yet they have to send two. (Yes, I know about efficient shipping/ stocking/ warehouse logistics and the fact that this, on paper, might be cheaper then having packed everything in one box ...)

So I got my grumpy on, already.  [unsure]

I unpack the drill bit, it was packet neatly. Everything is fine.

Then I unpack the extractor and IP 54 socket. The packaging of the extractor looks like the item was shipped, inspected and returned multiple times. (Or taken from the self service shelf, inspected and returned multiple times) The extractor was obviously dirty from all the sliding inside that packaging. Looked horrible, but alas, since it's not a gift but for my personal use, I went over the extractor with one of my Snap-On tool & hand wipes and thats ok now. Not a reason to return, but it made me even more grumpy than I already was.  [scared] [big grin]

Then I inspected the socket, the only e'ffing thing I really needed from this order. It's missing the whole actual socket/ internal assembly. They have just sent me the outer shell. So no much needed socket replacement today. Instead I had to take pictures and write a lengthy e-mail to customer support. Hopefully I can trash the empty socket, so that doesn't have to be shipped all the way back, for them to trash it. As I'm pretty sure no one goes searching for the inner part in their warehouse.  [crying]  [mad]  [big grin]  [wink]













But now for the nice pictures!  [big grin]

Matador ScrewIT screw extractor, Made in Germany.  [thumbs up] [drooling]












And now for the wonderful, the fantastic, the great full carbide 2step drill bit from Spax. Rated for up to 2000 rpm which obviously compliments my Festool PDC 18/4.  [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [drooling] [thumbs up] [not worthy] [thumbs up]









Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline SRSemenza

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Milwaukee 3 1/2" pipe cutter.  PVC or copper depending on the blade.

That's interesting, so you change out the blade for the material you're cutting?  I wonder why a single blade wouldn't work for both materials? They're both rather soft.

I like the capacity, I usually have to cut that diameter on the band saw or on the metal cold saw.


     I am not sure if the cutting edge is different or not. But the PVC disk is larger in diameter so that it will reach through the thick wall.  Yes, it is waaay better than sawing. That PVC  dust gets all over the place, even with DC, clings to things due to the static. Then you still have to clean up the cut edges.

     This type of cutter is nothing new but this Milwaukee is a very nice one. There are two different ones in with different cutting ranges. 1/2" - 2 5/8" and  1 5/8" - 3 5/8".

Seth

Offline hdv

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Three bitholders. One from Wiha, and two from Wera.

First, the Wiha 387:




I bought this because it mechanically locks bits by pulling a collar forward. In some situations that just works better than using magnets. After using it a few times I can say I do like it, but for one thing. With a bit in the holder and the lock engaged, there is only a very small part of the bit that protrudes from the holder. This has already bitten me a few times with recessed screws where the hole was not large enough to accommodate the locking part of the bit holder.  [huh]



Second, the ratcheting Wera 816RA:



Well, I can be short about this one: this is a great piece of kit! I just works and it feels really sturdy. This might become my favorite screwdriver.  [big grin]

Third, a bit of a gamble, the Wera 826T:



This one has a special feature in that you can speed up the revolutions by a factor of 4 by pressing a button on the back of the bitholder. It does this by engaging a small gearbox inside the handle. It does work as advertised. However.... even a little bit of torque will cause the gears to slip. [eek] So the "turbo" (which is what the T in 826T stands for) will be useful only when screwing something that has almost no friction. To illustrate this: just keeping the bit loosely between a thumb and finger is enough to stop the turbo. When this happens the gears just slip, so you can't even use it normally without the turbo action in such cases. To do that, you would have to press the turbo button again. My verdict: nice gadget, but not really useful in practise.  [unsure]

Offline six-point socket II

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Hi!

As I haven't had a chance to play with the 826T yet, stupid question: Is it supposed to slip/ does it have a "safety clutch" so it can only be used for literally loose, turning? Or is it maybe broken?

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Offline six-point socket II

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Just checked Wera's description of the 826T, you're indeed supposed to de-activate the Turbo for "high" torque (14 Nm max.) applications. So it's really only free speed.

Kind regards,
Oliver
Kind regards,
Oliver

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Online GoingMyWay

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I got a second Kreg Multi-Mark.  I had been wanting to get another one for a while.



I discovered that the left "holster" slot on my Veritas apron is the perfect location for my first Kreg Multi-Mark.  I'm really liking the apron!

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Offline hdv

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Hi Oliver,

As you found out already, it is indeed supposed to slip when the torque becomes too large. I kinda knew that before I bought it (I read the information on their website before I ordered the bitholder). I just made the mistake of thinking that 14 Nm would be a bit more than this. My bad, not Wera's.

Offline FestitaMakool

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Today it was time to renew and add to my workwear..

A work kilt from Blaklader, the summer heat won’t be a hassle now!  [big grin]:
A definitely controversial piece of clothing for work. The kind lady behind the counter told me that you’d have to be a bold type to wear it, but you seems to be - and I said definitely!
It holds everything a pair of carpenters trousers would hold, including fasteners pockets and hammer.



A vest, again from blaklader, carpenters type with detachable fasteners pockets - this means I can use it for indoor use and for finer work as well. Holds huge amount of tools right at hand. There’s even side entrance pockets that you can stick in a CXS as well - in a ladder that’s perfect.



And last, a Carhartt Bib Rugged Flex Rugby overall. It’s extremely comfortable. Definitely gonna be a favourite for general work, although it doesn’t hold too much tools, but chest pockets helps hips clear of bulging pockets.





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Offline notenoughcash

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iso tunes origional.  got a good deal on it ATM
wishlist:    take a look at every page in the festool website.