How’d that crane rental work out for you Peggy?
Sorpa wrote:No cordless roofing nailers out there?
Have you ever installed a roof?
If not, watch the roofers on your next job.
Or alternatively, look at these videos…
https(colon)(two forward slashes) www(dot)youtube(dot com)/watch?v=EXNS7XdMQuw
https(colon)(two forward slashes)www(dot)youtube(dot)com/watch?v=A2C1ysEit2s
With that reality…[Read more]
I recommend Hitachi as well, although there is nothing wrong with a MAX.
25 years ago, Bostich made the roofing gun to get, but has since changed their designs and suppliers, creating new models that do not match the reputation of older models.
On the other hand, Hitachi’s have always been favored for their consistency, reliability, and…[Read more]
Thank you Dirty, for the sobering perspective and poignant reminder of the unfair suffering of the impovershed tribes in Chile (for Lithium) and the Congo (for Cobalt) who are enslaved by North American and Chinese companies to dig up and give away their own valuble minerals from their own indigenous lands beneath their feet.
For a moral…[Read more]
CB replied to the topic Garage floor foundation cracked, preventing door from closing in the forum Concrete/Masonry 4 days, 15 hours ago
I feel like I’m looking through a soda straw while trying to reconcile the details shown in your photos in context with an as yet unseen bigger picture that would reveal existing extenuating circumstances which would inform a course of action for the best possible, least costly outcome.
On the photos alone, it appears one could surface grind the…[Read more]
CB replied to the topic Bosch OMT Starlock Plus to OIS adapter in the forum Power Tools, Pneumatic Tools, Hand Tools and All Things Tools 4 days, 15 hours ago
Depends on how old your Feins are.
My Fein is so old, it’s basically just a bolt, no pawls or cleats at all.
I only use it for sanding now, where axial blade torque drift kind of adds some random orbit action.
The blades I use the most (Imperial 360’s) cost $30 for a two pack… so it doesn’t take many blades to exceed the cost of the OMT…[Read more]
CB replied to the topic Bosch OMT Starlock Plus to OIS adapter in the forum Power Tools, Pneumatic Tools, Hand Tools and All Things Tools 4 days, 16 hours ago
Bosch was “OIS compliant” because Bosch invented and introduced OIS.
Most of the OMT manufacturers jumped on board, likely due to seeing how Bosch can invent a blade mounting standard, like T shank jigsaw blades and SDS bits, that has staying power.
But Fein, the originator of the OMT, didn’t jump on board with OIS.
So Bosch and Fein…[Read more]
CB replied to the topic Posts Disappearing After Edits of Long Winded Posts Problem/Solution. in the forum BTP Questions 1 week, 1 day ago
Blocked from posting in this thread?
CB replied to the topic Garage floor foundation cracked, preventing door from closing in the forum Concrete/Masonry 1 week, 1 day ago
I’m still confused about the facts of the case.
On the one hand, you keep mentioning “foundation”.
On the other hand, you stated that you were only concerned about where the garage door meets the concrete… the “sill” if you will.
The sill is not the foundation. There is no load path from the structure to the sill. Homes are routinely built…[Read more]
CB replied to the topic Bosch OMT Starlock Plus to OIS adapter in the forum Power Tools, Pneumatic Tools, Hand Tools and All Things Tools 1 week, 2 days ago
The magnet is interesting.
Can you add a magnet (drill a hole through it, or whatever it takes) to one of your current OMTs? A neodynium one?
I had a problem with the new truck body I ordered… the stake gate release lever kept drooping into the body on the sides and into the tail lights on the rear when the gates were swung down in the open…[Read more]
Comparitive reviews can sometimes be useful for identifying flagrant issues, but even then the issues are only obliquely hinted at, and often downplayed, as the reviewer placates all manufacturerers in order to receive more tools to review, in order to get more hits to their review site, in order to secure more advertising revenue, in order to…[Read more]
CB replied to the topic Garage floor foundation cracked, preventing door from closing in the forum Concrete/Masonry 1 week, 2 days ago
Is your garage door header and jamb opening level plumb and square?
DirtyWhiteBoy wrote:Can we have a discussion on reciprocating saws some more?
I bought the all black Makita Sub-Compact shorty because it can fit entirely within the 14.5″ nominal space between studs in a stud bay with no offset angle.
But it vibrates like a weight loss belt machine from the 1970’s.
It may help you and your colleagues at Bosch to know and understand that Bosch’s retail presence in the home improvement stores has improved dramatically and very noticeably in the last 6 months.
Big box home improvement stores are where many contractors buy tools in a pinch (something breaks on a job, or tooling up an extra hired…[Read more]
sweating, not swearing.
Dadgineer… great to see you check back in.
Perhaps the one thing the most about the concept of a Bosch sponsored forum is the opportunity to have some engagement with folks at Bosch once in a while on matters relating to Bosch tools, past and present.
Thanks for being here.
CB replied to the topic Bosch OMT Starlock Plus to OIS adapter in the forum Power Tools, Pneumatic Tools, Hand Tools and All Things Tools 1 week, 4 days ago
Being able to simply change the OMT blade quickly and easily, from a practical experience perspective, beats any and all marketing mantra postulating what theoretical difference may exist between torque transfer based on contact surface area.
Faster cutting can be a function of other factors that exert a more direct influence on the cut… the…[Read more]
CB replied to the topic Bosch OMT Starlock Plus to OIS adapter in the forum Power Tools, Pneumatic Tools, Hand Tools and All Things Tools 1 week, 6 days ago
Sometimes it is cheaper, quicker, and easier just to buy the tool that fits the blades you want to use. In this case, buy an OIS OMT. They can be had for as little as $15.. the entire tool, corded. Cordless for as little as $40. Major brand name cordless (Makita) for as little as $79 on sale, and the Makita comes with 3 different adapters to…[Read more]
PI_Woodworker wrote:I picked up the new Ridgid Octane cordless router. I am surprised that the prior models I owned are already 2 1/2 years old. They added a dust collection port. I need to make something so I can give it a real test.
After seeing what the new dust collection units have in features and growing increasingly frustrated with my…
It is a lot more fun spending other people’s money when I don’t have to ask for a check myself.
What are you going to use the deck for?
How many people at once do you expect to use it?
Is the deck / pergola combination more of an architectural feature to look at, rather than actually use?
Who is going to maintain the structure?
Who will…[Read more]
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