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  1. Pretty sure that's to hold small pieces on a Router table. Not sure why they're using it on a TS Edit: Didn't notice angles so maybe not.
  2. I don’t use it for fine woodworking. But even making openings for outlets is a little more difficult so far. It’s a little more jumpy when you do the initial cut at least compared to my Vecturo. But it does make the cut a lot quicker. I should note the wall was plywood not drywall.
  3. Decided to get a cordless to accompany my vecutro. This one is a lot more aggressive. I didn’t take note of either stroke length but the Milwaukee feels double. Great for quick cuts but a little bit harder to be precise. Maybe I just need o get used to it.
  4. I just put 2 coats of stain on it. What ever home depot had. I think from behr. It was their lightest redwood stain option. The bleachers originally had a much thicker stain plus a film finish. I scraped off the some of the really thick parts and the gum. Lots and lots of gum Then ran it on my portable planer. I'm very glad I decided to keep it even after I upgraded to a floor model. I would have been scared of damaging the floor model planer. Surprisingly I found all the wood to be heartwood. Which is great because if I bought a board that large new it would be easily be $50+. Re
  5. Thanks for comments. Besides the mortise in the curved part of the gate it was a pretty straightforward a s easy project. All but the aforementioned joint was done with a domino. Redwood very easy to work with but also super soft and dents real easy. I dropped one of the gates during install and there’s now a small dent. I choose to call it character lol.
  6. I wanted a cleaner look on the outside so I put the latch inside. The right gate bolts down and the left gate latches to the right. So you can just open the left and still have the right locked down.
  7. An early Christmas present for mom. She's up in age and has been stuck at home since covid so gardening is her only form of exercise. Made out of recycled redwood bleachers. You can still see some of of the stained bolt holes. Decided to leave them in instead of cutting around them.
  8. I guess it’s a matter of perspective. I’m a hobbiest so For me my tools almost never leave the house so getting a different brand battery or forgetting to bring the wrong bat is not a problem. There are just some tools I wouldn’t get if I had to pay msrp and some brands might never put that specific tool on sale. In any case it works for me but I understand it’s not for everyone.
  9. Sorry about that. At that price they were bound to sell out.
  10. I've seen these types of hoses but no actual experience with them https://www.ptreeusa.com/dust_hose_stayPut.html Lee Valley also used to make a hose end that had magnets you could lock on to your dp table. Don't see it on their site now though
  11. I used to feel that way as well. But then I found I can pay Ryobi prices for Milwaukee tools when the right deal comes around and I decided to live with the extra hassle of having multiple battery platforms.
  12. YMMV deal. Anyone looking for a Sawzall? Great deal. Not sure if order will get cancelled but I gave it a try. If you order 2 and use code MKE2610 it's another 10% off. If it goes through I'll sell or gift the other saw and have an extra 8ah battery. Never heard of the company but posts from others on SD say they've ordered from them before. I used paypal so I feel pretty safe. YMMV https://slickdeals.net/f/14526236-milwaukee-2722-20-48-11-1880-108-00-cordless-reciprocating-saw-w-battery#comments
  13. I guess it depends on what you're looking for. For me the power tools sales have been great this year. I've spent more on this year's BF deals than the past 5+ years of BF deals. Already got both Dewalt and Milwaukee cordless routers, Milwaukee brad nailer and jigsaw, Bosch SDS. And most likely not done yet. If you can't tell I'm not brand loyal Whoever has the best deal for a given tool gets my business.
  14. The problem with the spacer that comes with the set is that the spacing is fixed and you have to use the previous mortises. I’ve personally never used it. The XL is a little better in that it gives you 3 spacing options and I have used that a couple of times. The problem with a Cnc is the size and cost (at least for a substantial sized one). I know I could never fit one in my 2 car a garage unless I got rid for half my floor standing tools. That said I’m not sure this jig would necessarily be used enough to pay for itself. I have that same senaca jig but the original none a
  15. Seems like it could be a real time saver if you're a production shop. Like anything Festool it's spensive. Seller is international so not only is the product expensive but so would shipping. Looks like 370 pounds or close to $500 before shipping. If it was half or even 2/3 the price I'd seriously think about getting one. Maybe if it because successful enough they would mass produce and maybe get a US distributor. Company link. https://fctools.co.uk/
  16. Thinking about getting one of the modular systems. The Milwaukee Packout set seems to be the best but more than I want to spend given I'm not a pro and won't use it as much. I'm leaning towards the Ridgid. Anyone have experience with that set or a similar Ridgid set?
  17. Yah. Home Depot specifically. Link below. Lots of great deals on power tools. I don't think the sale starts officially till early November but many of the deals are live already. Going broke on all these "deals" https://blackfriday.com/ads/black-friday/home-depot Milwaukee has a sale which you can choose from over a dozen tools (including the jigsaw) if you buy a 2 battery starter kit for $199. As an aside I believe you can return either the tool or starter kit but I kept both because I needed the extra batteries.
  18. Yah I used it a couple of days go to rough cut some recycled redwood planks. Granted redwood cuts like paper but still pretty darn quick. Maybe not as quick as circ but fast enough for me. And safer. With the circ saw I was always weary about just grabbing one end of the board with one hand from the ground and cutting it like I see alot of contractors do. I always put the board on some support. Which obviously added to the overall breaking down process. I didn't have that same fear with the jigsaw. Plus if I have alot of boards to rough cut I have an older dewalt mitersaw on a ridgid m
  19. I thought about it but I ended up keeping both because I actually need more m18 batteries. Have way too many chargers now though. And bags. Maybe I’ll use them as Christmas wrapping
  20. Been transitioning to more cordless lately. Been especially eyeing the electric brad nailers. These early Black Friday deals have me a good excuse.
  21. Not sure if it's a glitch but when I go to check out I get the following. So maybe for certain items you have to be local to get it. The following item(s) are not available for shipment to the location on the order. CM290P, DX60 Block Plane, PM-V11 – Manufacturing Second To proceed to checkout, choose one of the following options: 1) Move the item to your Purchase Later List 2) Change your preferred shipping method
  22. https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/lee-valley-and-veritas-seconds-event?utm_campaign=70512_VeritasSecondsSale-US&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Lee Valley &dm_i=6EER,1IEO,12YH78,6VWK,1 Too bad they never seem to have the plow plane on sale.
  23. Btw it looks like some of the deals are live already.
  24. @Chestnut I totally agree the biggest downside to having multiple brand tools is all the chargers. I have a spider web of chargers on the wall and absolute mess of tools. In fact, my current project is make a cabinet to organize them. But I'm willing to put up with that if I can get the best tool and/or bargain. I love Festool but sometimes the premium you pay for them doesn't translate to better performance. To me the drills fit this category. I have the cxs and c15 and both are great drills but the I personally like my comparable Milwaukee ones a little better. I haven't done a ti