|08-23-2019 08:09 AM|
|muddysamurai||Their Bauer and Hurcules lithium battery packs use Samsung 18650 cells. I buy them to recell my Porter Cable battery packs at half the price. The cells are already spot welded together. Disassemble the pack and re-solder the lead wires to the old pack.|
|08-16-2019 11:25 PM|
I don't have a ton of experience with die grinders, but I bought the chief mini die grinder (didn't mean to get the mini) it's $40 on the website, but I might have paid a little less.
It feels pretty decent and actually has plenty of power for carbide burrs. What nice is its freaking tini, so easy to get into small places.
Also, check Amazon for carbide burr sets.
|06-16-2019 12:18 PM|
|Propane||The black variable speed car buffer is junk FYI|
|06-16-2019 12:30 AM|
If so yeah they are pretty handy. I have one I punched a hole into a lid for a gallon jug of the HF cleaner and then spray it all over greasy shit a bit before I go to power washing. I was also thinking about spraying ospho and paint with it eventually.
|06-15-2019 04:49 PM|
Engine cleaning gun
This inexpensive siphon feed sprayer is excellent for spraying rust remover's and paints in hard-to-reach places. You can lay your back and paint the entire bottom of your vehicle in record time. Hook up the air, punched two holes in the top of paint can slide the plastic line in the can. The other little hole is your vent. This little sucker blows paint 3 feet
|05-11-2019 12:01 PM|
|05-11-2019 06:26 AM|
|05-11-2019 12:57 AM|
yea the only reason id ever imagine someone would be into air tools these days is if they already have access to a shop with a huge compressor thats running 24/7 like you see in most commercial places
i personally hate cords of all kinds
|05-10-2019 08:16 AM|
As for me, no I wouldnt use it, cause I dont have a compressor that will handle that.....so I use electric...
|05-10-2019 07:18 AM|
I'm not trying to tell you what you should be using, just curious what the advantage is?
|05-10-2019 01:08 AM|
|05-10-2019 12:52 AM|
$675 with a 25% off coupon. If your local store has one you won't have to pay the ~ $100 freight charge.
|05-09-2019 10:31 PM|
|05-09-2019 03:51 PM|
|bgaidan||The 20-ton with the air over hydro jack is hard to beat.|
|05-09-2019 01:27 PM|
I guess it's one more thing I need to find space for.
|05-09-2019 01:17 PM|
I beat the crap out of my 20 ton and it is great.
Added casters for mobility, basket for dies/plates and a air over hydro ram for laziness.
|05-09-2019 11:24 AM|
|05-09-2019 11:21 AM|
what's pirates thoughts on the shop presses these days?
particularly the little 6 ton a frame bugger.
I need to do some suspension bushings.
I'd search, but syrup.
|03-11-2019 04:24 PM|
Harbor Freight "Chief" 4½" Air grinder vs Northern Tool 4½" Air grinder
I just picked up the Harbor Freight Chief 4½", and sure enough, it's identical to the Northern Tool Klutch 4½" air grinder. Same everything, including spanner wrench. I wanted to get another of the Klutch grinder because every now and then it goes on sale for like $104 or something like that, and then you can usually find another $10-20 online coupon code, but it hasn't gone on sale in months it seems. With the HF 20% coupon this one comes out to $95.99 before sales tax. Weighs the same, feels the same under load, even sounds the same.
Funny how both claim you only need 4 CFM, lmao. As with any air grinder, something like this needs 15+ CFM. 15 CFM if you don't lean into it, but if you really put on the pressure, it will easily consume closer to 25-30 CFM. If you like air tools, I would recommend this one. Nice and compact, and light enough to be able to use 1-handed if you have the grip strength for it.
|03-09-2019 11:42 AM|
|cslimfu||My 5 horse air compressor pump took a shit 2 days ago. I paid $149.99 for it 4 years ago. I'd say that's pretty good for how much I use it. I sand blast now and then a few hours and use it to run my 1" drive tire gun pretty frequently. I'm 99.9% sure that just a reed broke in one of the heads as it got hot enough to melt the plastic air cleaner housing off the pipe nipple it's glued to that threads into the head. I'll probably dig around and find repair kit for them and fix it for a spare. I didn't have time to wait around to get a kit and just bought a new one for $165. Gonna put a hour meter on this one and see how long it lasts.|
|03-08-2019 02:29 PM|
I just saw HF released their beefier 4½" angle grinder, looks almost exactly like my air grinder from Northern Tool.
I bought the NT grinder for about $100 on sale, and it works well when you have the airflow behind it. Just as with any air tool it's an air hog. I want to pick up this HF grinder too, since it will come out to the same price (as the NT grinder) with a coupon. I think I'll pick it up this weekend; If it's anything like the NT grinder and the Chief 4" cut off tool I bought a couple months ago, it should run very smooth, with decent power.
|03-08-2019 12:52 PM|
So, now I'm building my own version of it
|03-08-2019 11:40 AM|
Not sure if it's been said yet but the Admiral 12" dual bevel miter saw is pretty legit. Bought one the other day at $199 but they just went on the 3 day sale for $169 so we price adjusted.
Took a minute to set up the fence to the blade and true everything up. Laser is pretty accurate, side light is nice but it makes the laser hard to see. The front bevel lock is nice, included blade is pretty good, made a ton of miter cuts with no tear out. The fence extensions are alittle janky but the work good enough. Should have purchased it awhile ago, would have saved quite a few headaches redoing the stair treads.
|03-08-2019 05:57 AM|
|02-16-2019 05:50 PM|
Oh, I forgot to mention that, in typical harbor freight fashion, the threads for the little bolt that holds the rear wheels on stripped out when before I even got to snug I'm pretty sure I can just tap to 1/4 20 and ittl be fine. But it's funny how the whole cart seems pretty quality and then they fail at something so simple.
Also, I noticed that they now have red and blue brand cut off wheels (can't remember the name, but the same as the nicer power tools) so far they seem to last longer than the green ones. They also have some new flap discs that seem decent also.
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