LOVE these shorts, but please, on behalf of all men, make the back pockets deeper!! I can't even button them with only my wallet in the back pocket, they're so short. Otherwise, they're great; just need about three more inches.
***Hand Plane Sale!!*** Spent a week restoring these amazing handplanes for a friend of mine, and (good news for y'all) he's looking to sell them!
The lot is: • Keen Kutter Wood Block Plane
• Stanley Block w/adj. Mouth
• Stanley #4 Smoothing Plane
• Stanley Sweetheart Jack Plane
• Stanley TwoTone Jack
• Stanley Bailey #6 Jointer (Grooved Sole)
• Stanley Bailey #7 Jointer
DM me if you're interested in one or all. All planes have been surfaced, blades Tormek sharpened, and lubed.
Operation KILL ALL THE ANTS is underway. If any y'all pro's have any advice/feedback/home remedies, please let me know.
Trying to kill the little black ants. They're even coming in through the exterior wall outlets.
Most times, I opt for the "simpler is better tool", but this Digital Display 3/8 Torque Wrench from @husky_tools is pretty badass.
With a simple knob to set the torque, a digital readout (with backlight), it makes short work of making sure all of @gusthetruck86's lugnuts are properly torqued.
I gotta be honest, I'm not totally in love with this DeWalt 18ga Brad Nailer. First of all, yes, it does work and work well.
Secondly, here are my grips: #1: It's loud. Much louder than the @ridgidpowertools, @sencobrands and definitely louder than the @ryobipowertools AirStrike guns. If it's on sequential mode, it stays loud. #2 It's a little off balance. This is easily helped with the 5.0ah battery and made better with a FlexVolt battery. #3 The lights are too far from the nose and aren't the best. #4 The "depth control" didn't really seem to affect how the nails shot.
Anyone agree/disagree? Am I missing something?
Masonry griding is fun! This past year, #OSHA has really cracked down on regulations surrounding masonry and dust collection, and, truthfully, I'm in favor of it -- that crap's bad for you. @makitatools has made a HUGE stride in this direction with it's 7" diamond cup wheel and dust shoe. This system collects a ton of dust and with 7" of cup, it'll make short work of your next masonry job. If you've never used a diamond cup, you're missing out.
Let's talk porta-ban's!! The portable bandsaw is, hands down, one of my most favorite tools. The DeWalt 20v Max bandsaw and it's larger brother the 20vXR bandsaw are go-to's in my shop.
For smaller things the 20v Max is great: it has a smaller depth of cut (2.5"sq) and is a lot lighter ~8lbs, while the XR model is great for anything larger. It has a cut depth of 5" and is ~11lbs with battery. Both are brilliant!
As many of you know, jobsite lighting is extremely important. Both compact and bright, this 3-Panel Light from RIDGID is ideal for anyone - mechanic, homeowner, HVAC, etc.
At a whopping 2500 lumens, it's plenty bright. It is dimmable and hybrid (for those not on the RIDGID battery platform. It also feature a 1/4"x20 thread for mounting on a tripod. It's awesome to say the least!
Little personal repost here: I wanted to give a major shout out to RIDGID for making this badass compressor! I just took it on a quick punch list job and LOVE it! It's perfect for it. It's fairly quiet, small, and lightweight.
Well done boys!
As many of you know, I make men's handkerchiefs for everyday carry. Making @franxhanx requires a lot of work and occasionally requires me to take my machine with me.
If I have to travel, I always opt for my 18" Husky Tote. It's tough enough to withstand trips in and out of the truck, up and down the stairs and has room for all my scissors, thread, and whatnot. I would highly recommend it for any of your power tools!
It just wouldn't be a proper trip to #Nashville without getting myself a new cowboy hat.
A great big "Thank You!" to Mike @bigtimebootsNashville for teaching me all about cowboy hats, styles, materials, and more. Thanks for teaching me the stretching trick! Looking forward to many years with my @lonestarhats!
Alrighty! I got some more info on the DeWalt WiFi!! It's basically a repeater system -- the first unit requires an Ethernet and power cord, each unit there after only needs a power cord. Each unit covers +/-10,000sqft. Unfortunately, each unit is $1,499 (retail)... so I'll be curious to see how it's adopted in the field.
This one, specifically, is the Motor Carriers' edition (for truckers) and it's LOADED with all kinds of information -- HazMat placards, weight/load info, between city mileage, rest stops, etc. Cell phones are cool and all, but save your battery and pickup a "classic" atlas and enjoy!
Just have to give a solid shout out to @marvelsmysteryoil for always keeping @gusthetruck86 runnin' strong.
4oz in every [ethanol-free] tank of gas and 8oz in every oil change. Also,keep an eye out for Marvel's new full engine treatment.
With a little time in the shop and about $4 at the hardware store, I now have a set of cup holders -- not the most beautiful thing in the world, but they work well and I have a little phone slot in front of them.
Hey y'all! Look what arrived at the shop over the weekend!
This new Defender Series SaddleBox is gonna look sweet on my F150!! Yet another product expansion from @homedepot, WeatherGuard truck boxes are the toughest ones out there. How many tradesmen/women out there swear by their WeatherGuard box?