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There is, NOW, a big sign in my work area that says SLOW DOWN. I was ripping a piece of MDF for a door panel and I mismeasured - 1/2 inch too narrow. Angry, frustrated, and in a hurry to get back to the project. Remeasured, remarked, and mounted another panel to cut to size. Pushed the panel along the fence and didn't slow down to make sure the cutoff ...
As others have said, it's a stripped Phillips Screw. What's not quite so clear is why it's there. My guess is that someone fitted a brass screw (as opposed to the others which do seem to be steel, at any rate their heads are smaller) in that position, with a power-screwdriver. Then, realising it was proud and stopped the door closing, they tried to remove ...
I agree it is a stripped Phillips screw head, and that the head should be drilled off, the hinge removed, and then the remaining screw shaft unscrewed with a pair of pliers. "Sometimes", you can get or grind a blade screwdriver whose tip is exactly as wide as the Phillips cross. Remove all the other screws, insert the blade tip into two of the remaining ...
Sorry, but that is nothing more than a stripped out Phillips screw. I'd say drilling it out is your easiest bet.
That's a Robertson (Canada and most of the civilized world) or Square Drive (US where someone evidently didn't want to give Mr. Robertson his due, or his patent royalties.) Actually that may be the terrible "both" (Philips and Robertson combo drive) that works poorly with either driver. You may find a driver designed just for it (since it works so poorly ...
sears, has a driver set I have used several times it was 12$ for 3 sizes here is a link hope that is allowed: http://www.craftsman.com/craftsman-3-pc-screw-out-174-damaged-screw/p-00952154000P?sid=IDxCMDFx20140801x001&KPID=00952154000 there have been a few times I had to drill out the head then use vice grips to grab the shaft and unscrew that way where ...
Looks like the tool used to clip animal nails. Even looks like it has a handy depth gauge, so you don't hit the vein in a dogs nail. Professional Pet Nail Clipper
This is called a probe. you just push it into the ground and feel the resistance. When I was in industrial, maintenance, I made my own out of a deep valve water key.
AUTOMATIC WIRE STRIPPER/CUTTER/CRIMPER PART NO. K4001 FEATURES: • Ratcheting Handle With Built-In Guillotine-Style Wire-Cutter. • Strong, Firm, Adjustable, Multi-Point Vice-Grip Jaws. • Linear Wire Stripping Motion. (Won't snap Cables). • Strips 24-10 Awg (0.2-6.0 mm^2) Insulated Wire. • Crimp 22-10 Awg (0.5-6.0 mm^2) Insulated Terminals. • Crimp ...
I took a simple screwdriver (AC tester actually) and cut the middle of it with a rotary grinder. It works for me to open these screws whenever I barge into them once in a few years. No need to search for rare bits for this one.
I'm a little unsure as to why you're doing a lot of stripping on wire you apparently want to keep using, but no matter. I use an olfa brand knife (box cutter with a blade you can extend a variable distance) with the blade out 1/16". You can grip the nose of the knife between thumb and forefinger and use your fingers to ride the crown of the wire. Try ...
Stripping UF is a bear. The usual NM strippers won't work for me, you'll nick the wires. Luckily, there is a stripper made for the task: Ideal Industries UF Stripper 45-235 Unfortunately, it isn't cheap. Costs less than losing a finger though.
I've usually had good luck with a decent quality wire stripper with NM sheathing cutters. After you clamp down on the cable you just have to pull a lot harder than on NM to break the last bits of sheathing that go around the ground. I have something similar to this: Image from Home Depot, does not constitute a recommendation for the vendor, the ...
When a clean out, septic lid, or any other objects general, but not exact location is known many plumbers will use (as OrganicLawnDIY has stated) what is referred to as a "soil probe" or a "soil recovery probe". : https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=soil%20probe Shaped like an upper case 'T', the ...
Sounds like a non-conductive soil probe.
For outward opening doors that need security against having the hinge pin removed, you can get hinges with a security stud in the hinge. Sample image from Home Depot, no product or vendor affiliation The small stud protruding between the middle screw holes prevents the door from being removed from the hinge while the door is closed. You can create a ...
You can use a CinchLock temporary door lock for outward opening doors. http://www.cinchlock.com. They are designed for use on outward opening doors and are manufactured in California. Easy to install and remove. Standard width is 44" long.
I use a low-tech method called "biscuits," where you insert small, lenticular pieces of wood instead of the long spline. You need a "biscuit cutter," also known as a "plate joiner." Porter Cable makes a good one. It's not fine woodworking, but I'm very happy with results I've gotten by this method.
Release the pressure. If you are carrying a pressurized canister and you, say, drop it on a concrete floor, it could fracture, sending shrapnel everywhere. In other words, a pressurized canister is a bit like a small bomb.
Depending on the length of the horizontal piece, a router might be the best tool. If the work piece is too long, it will be difficult to stand it on edge to run on a table saw (or router table for that matter). A handheld router has the advantage that you can lay the work piece down, and run the router along the edge of the work piece. Clamping the work ...
Unless you have a table saw and want to shell out bucks for a dado set I would not attempt this. Even with good equipment it would take skill to make a joint like that. I suggest using angle irons. Much simpler.
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