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Today this flew into the shop

This took 7 months to get to me.

30 bdft of quartersawn white oak and 10bdft of maple from Bell Forest.  

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On 11/1/2020 at 9:57 AM, legenddc said:

Check out toolguyd.com for some unbiased reviews and deals. 

Hmm, after briefly perusing the site, it seems like they don't really review the products, but rather give a bit of a first impression & a guess as to which product is best. It's the comments section that had the real life useful information.

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28 minutes ago, drzaius said:

After close examination, I can't see why it is a second. Couldn't find any flaws.

Might have been something that was repaired.  Comes of the line and there is something wrong, they fix it but it can no longer be sold as new.

I have the same model and really like it.  I probably use it as much as my block plane.

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I think that unit is better than the smallest one. My only gripe with the small ones compared to my Emglo is the recharge time. Running a pin nailer in my shop though doesn't really impact that. I'd never be able to run an air impact on the CAT unit for changing tires. Most people have gone battery on that, i like my small light weight air impact though.

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This will just be for a finish nailer, and smaller, on small jobs in our house, and the rental house.  Another benefit is not having to have a hose reel, and deal with a long hose to get the compressor as far away as possible.  I don't expect to do production work with it.  I have several other choices for that.

As far as car compressors, I bought a little Slime compressor, for Pam's car, and it's a pretty nice little unit.  I was off on her car, and the low pressure idiot light came on.  I didn't want to have to hunt for a place with a compressor.

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I bought the same one Tom. Except my tank is steel. I love it. I have been through 3 pancakes.  They last for 500 hours I read and the california 3000.Well worth the extra cost. If I would have bought this first I would still be using today.

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I used it in the house to shoot 40 to 50 5/8" 18 ga. brads.  It did fine, and only kicked on once.  From the first charge, it held pressure for 48 hours.  In the same room I was working, it sounds about as loud as a WaterPik.

I like it.  Easy to tote around too.

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12 hours ago, Coop said:

Elaborate a little on the ones that are loose. Is there a ratchet? 

Kinda there is a black bar with notches the little silver bar is the release, all doable with one hand. I’ll report back after I’ve had a chance to use them.

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20 hours ago, wtnhighlander said:

Mine don't ratchet. The is a rod the wedges in the locking tab when you squeeze, holding the pressure. Press the back of the tab to release. Similar principle as the clutches in a pipe clamp, but one plate instead of a stack.

This is the way these work as well. My reason for buying them is to use when I only have one hand available.

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