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TOTD (tool of the day)

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    RonW
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    Holladay, Tn

    Looks like today is going to pencil and paper. I have a couple jobs to bid on while the weather is bad.

    And whoever you’re figuring the bid for will want you to have a good sharp pencil!

    Yes they will.
    I just hope they are not for the same people your working on Brian. lol

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    #618067
    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    @smallerstick I believe so, I bought it second hand at a local ReStore (used building materials and tools) so all I know for sure is that it’s a fairly rigid, clear plastic.

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    #618186
    Clev08
    Pro

    My tool of the day would have to be my Jorgensen parallel clamps because I did some glue ups today. If I could afford to have only parallel clamps I would do it in a heartbeat.

    #618196
    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    @clev08 I have been wanting a few pairs of parallel clamps for a while now, but the cost is keeping me out of the game. How do the Jorgensons compare cost wise to Bessey?

    My TOTD has to be this pair of Klein automatic wire strippers. I do a lot of ballast replacement (main building has 400+ lights, so about 250 ballasts!) and today I had a ballast and a few emergency lights to replace and this thing really beats trying to strip tiny wires where the coating is almost as tough as the aluminum or copper. And it’s so quick! It cost me two and a half times what a pair of regular wire strippers would, but it’s more than paid for itself in time savings and less stress.

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    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    My TOTD has to be this pair of Klein automatic wire strippers

    I really like that style of wire strippers, especially if you are doing a lot of work that requires the wires to be stripped. Nice that you like the Klein, they make nice tools.

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    #618243

    My TOTD is my colt router in a plunge base. I carved out the outline of a gift in a walnut case I made

    #618255

    My TOTD today my torches. The pen is just for comparison to see size of the smaller one.

    #618260
    Clev08
    Pro

    @clev08 I have been wanting a few pairs of parallel clamps for a while now, but the cost is keeping me out of the game. How do the Jorgensons compare cost wise to Bessey?

    They were slightly cheaper. I’m afraid Jorgensen and Pony clamps are disappearing, thee company suspended operations so I’m not sure if you will be able to find them anymore. Menards had replaced them with Irwin parallel clamps and HD with bessey’s.

    #618292
    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    @clev08 that’s too bad. I’ve noticed my Lowes carries Irwin too…and they’re just as expensive as Bessey.

    @theamcguy I’ve really liked them. Good solid construction, durable. I’ve had a little trouble now and then with setting the tension correctly for smaller wires, but otherwise, they’re perfect.

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    #618302
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    My TOTD today my torches. The pen is just for comparison to see size of the smaller one.

    WOW @boschmanbrian, That is a small torch, is it Oxy Acet? What would you use that for? Brazing maybe?

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
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    #618303

    My TOTD today my torches. The pen is just for comparison to see size of the smaller one.

    WOW @boschmanbrian, That is a small torch, is it Oxy Acet? What would you use that for? Brazing maybe?

    Oxygen and methane Frank, it’s for the glass blowing, melting the glass parts together. For the small assembly of the capillary to the glass cells.

    #618509
    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    TOTD yesterday – my fastback knife. I use it every single day, so I carry it on me at all times. I’ve used plenty of other utility knives, but this one is the best. Easy blade change, but sturdy enough that the blade doesn’t just slip out on a pull cut through tough material. And it’s a great slim design.

    Charlie
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    #618514

    My TOTD today, the lathe and torches

    #618543
    brianpeters
    Pro
    Murray, KY

    My TOTD is my 18 volt brushless OMT. For window repair and replacement, I feel like this is an indispensable tool!

    #618657
    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    I was really liking my ps31 and ps41 today – I had a bunch of small electrical work to do up on a ladder and above my head, and these were just exactly right for the job. So much smaller and lighter than the 30V max DeWalt a I’ve been using.

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    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    My TOTD yesterdat were hand tools, 2 bench chisels and a small plane. Cleaning up some mortises and tenons, 32 of them, for a new project. Assembly today!

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    #618709

    My TOTD yesterdat were hand tools, 2 bench chisels and a small plane. Cleaning up some mortises and tenons, 32 of them, for a new project. Assembly today!

    Pics?

    #618711
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    My TOTD yesterdat were hand tools, 2 bench chisels and a small plane. Cleaning up some mortises and tenons, 32 of them, for a new project. Assembly today!

    Pics?

    Should have some later today.

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    Even if you can’t Be The Pro… Be The Poster you’d want to read.

    #618712
    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    @smallerstick that sounds like a big project. What are you making? Looking forward to seeing it 👍

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    #618856
    cmeyer25
    Pro
    Bellingham, WA

    TOTD for me today was my glm20 laser measure. I’m getting bids for a floor replacement project I need done for the church. It’s a medium sized job (~1600 sqft) and I’ve had about ten estimators come and look at it for me. Without fail, every one of them is packing a tape and when I whip out my laser measure only one had even seen one before, but they all used it, and every single one of them was all “I’ve got to go get me one of these!”

    @bethepro spreading the word, one contractor at a time 😉

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