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post #31 of 45 Old 06-18-2012, 06:18 AM
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I found that particularly while framing I had to repeat cuts and being able set a stop with the miter saw made for quick and easy exact size cuts. Measure twice; cut once. And cut again. And again. And again...

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Thought I would bump this thread with a little product review. I mentioned earlier that I bought the Ridgid drill and impact driver set, and I've finally had a chance to play with them a bit. I've been building a wood fence (about 500' of it), and I've put both drills thru their paces. My first impressions are mixed. I like the drill. Plenty of torque and also plenty fast. I really don't like a slow drill. The impact driver is nice, but I think it might be a bit much for just driving screws. I haven't run across a screw so far that the drill wouldn't drive just as well and I'm using 3" deck screws into the posts. I think it will be really nice for driving the lag bolts into the gates tho.

My biggest complaint may be a bit premature, but right now the battery life doesn't seem to be too stellar. My 10 year old Dewalt with NiCad's outlasted it by a long stretch, and I bought the Ridgid because the Dewalt wasn't lasting as long as it used to. Ive got a few more days of fence left, so I'll see if things improve any.

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Interesting. I used a Milwaukee impact at work a few months ago and it put 3" lags into studs so fast it made me mad. And I never thought my 10 year old DeWalt 18V was underpowered by any means. biggrin.gif
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Picked up a new to me mobile tool box today.

Google image of the make and model:
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Nice tool box! Should come in handy for all those road trips.
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Do you have a proper stereo installed yet? Philco Ford will not cut it.
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It came with an alpine radio capable of playing tunes from my I-stuff and MP3 on a USB stick. I was actually doing some googling for ideas on under seat subs etc. The receiver has 4 channels but only two are in use powering some wimpy in door speakers. Ideas are always welcome.

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It came with an alpine radio capable of playing tunes from my I-stuff and MP3 on a USB stick. I was actually doing some googling for ideas on under seat subs etc. The receiver has 4 channels but only two are in use powering some wimpy in door speakers. Ideas are always welcome.
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Picked up a new to me mobile tool box today.
Google image of the make and model:
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Sweet!!

Does this mean that the good ole truck is no more?

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....And shag carpet...

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If the van's a' rockin....then we know who is NOT building!

Does this mean you can park in my driveway, now ?

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Yes but don't count on me hauling your flooring to the dump. Again.
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DANG! Yes, I'm sure that with the couch in there there's no room for IMPORTANT stuff. Guess I have to find a NEW friend with a truck.

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Picked up a new to me mobile tool box today.
Google image of the make and model:
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Now you can leisurely enjoy a roadside ice cream/frozen yogurt without worrying about tools disappearing from the back of your pickup.
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Isn't that an ice cream shop in the background, across the street? One thing I'll say for BIg...he doesn't waste any time.

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