Stack Exchange Network

Stack Exchange network consists of 174 Q&A communities including Stack Overflow, the largest, most trusted online community for developers to learn, share their knowledge, and build their careers.

Visit Stack Exchange

The tag has no usage guidance.

0
votes
3answers
71 views

How are mini drill bits mounted on a regular sized drill?

I have no prior knowledge of drilling but I've stripped a screw on one of my electronics so I need to drill it out to access the insides for a fix. From basic research, I understand that the 'drill ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Does Makita DTD154 work with 1830 battery

Wanted to get myself another impact driver so just want to know if DTD154 takes Bl1830 battery. I think it should but hope someone can confirm Thanks
1
vote
2answers
135 views

Which type of site tool box/vault is most secure

I've been investing quite a lot of money in power tools trying to up my game in the world of carpentry construction and feel that's it's just a matter of time before I lose the lot to thieves unless I ...
0
votes
1answer
31 views

Makita Power tools identification help

I hope I am in the right stackexchange domain for this question. I have acquired an old Makita SDS-MAX drill hammer in a garage sale for almost nothing because the rotor of the electrical engine is ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Universal Drill Bit Converter [duplicate]

I have a small drill, whose chuck can only handle bits with small dias. I need a tool like the one pictured below (which is too small and meant for dremels). Basically, a thin shank connected to a ...
0
votes
2answers
55 views

Increasing the Maximum Shank Dia [closed]

There is a device in my head that I know must exist, but I can't seem to find it. I own a drill. Kinda small. It has a small chuck so the shank dia of the drill bits that I can use is limited. Is ...
2
votes
1answer
69 views

How do I fix a sewer snake cable that has kinked inside the spooler cage?

I had to snake out my sewer this weekend and rented a large sewer snake from the hardware store. When I hit the problem area the cutting tip on the end of the cable apparently got stuck and I didn't ...
1
vote
2answers
45 views

making shallow angle in wood

I'm thinking how to make a shallow angle - not too important what it is - in wood plank about 3'7" long (see cross section below). I was thinking maybe a power planer might do but they're for making ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Help Repair String Trimmer, Spring Compression Installation

I had an issue with my Black and Decker cordless 20V string trimmer, model LSTE525. It stopped working even when batteries had a charge. Upon investigation and removal of half the upper housing, I ...
0
votes
2answers
125 views

Should the cord on my miter saw have a grounding wire and plug?

I have inherited a chop saw, hooray, but it only has 2 prongs on it’s power cord. Is it safe to use? Is there a way to ground it? Thanks!
0
votes
0answers
162 views

Is there a MACHINE for removing popcorn ceilings?

I'm well familiar with the various "manual" techniques for removing popcorn ceilings. (There are already many excellent answers on here about doing that manually.) Is there any machine you can ...
0
votes
1answer
196 views

Power Drill emits a bright spark and stops. Can fix?

I have one of these and I recently lent it to someone. Now when I tried it after a while, it runs for a second or two (if I press the trigger all the way), and then emits a bright spark or two from ...
1
vote
0answers
27 views

Looking for experience with european power tool manufacturers [closed]

I want to buy a jigsaw to cut some wood. Its not something I do regularly and I don't need to be super precise so I'm leaning on the cheap side. Still I'd like to get the best cheap piece of crap that ...
1
vote
2answers
678 views

Remove Tight Decking Screws

I'm trying to remove 1 decking plank to access a blocked drain underneath. The decking was installed about 6 months ago (not by myself). The screws appear to have been countersunk far below the ...
0
votes
2answers
335 views

Making a square - Joining two pieces of wood cut at 45 degrees with a circular saw

I am trying to create a 90 degree angle from two pieces of wood so that I can eventually create a squared enclosure. I have cut two pieces of wood at 45 degrees with a circular saw's angle adjustment. ...
0
votes
0answers
51 views

Porter Cable NiCd 18V batteries - Lithium replacements?

Does anyone here have any experience with these tools and battery options? What about chargers? I understand the need for a different charger; my specific question is whether anyone has experience ...
0
votes
0answers
38 views

How to make a cavity in a stone?

I'm installing a firewood rack outside, and want for one side of it to stand on a large stone we have there. The boulder is irregularly shaped and the metal legs of the rack may slip off -- so I'd ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Should the bit in my impact driver have free play?

I bought a cheap impact driver and I noticed that the bit is moving inside the chuck, like back and forth. Is this normal, like part of the hammer mechanism, or should the bit stay fixed?
2
votes
2answers
109 views

“power buffer” in front of generator for peak power shaving?

I need to do some work off-grid, and I only have a 1000W generator to drive my power tools, which easily draws twice that (and probably more when starting up) when cutting steel. Instead of getting a ...
1
vote
3answers
2k views

Difference between angle grinder and circular saw

From what I've read on google, angle grinders and (portable) circular saws appear to be quite similar. Aside from a circular saw being perhaps a bit larger and maybe having some supports on the bottom,...
0
votes
2answers
54 views

Is there a piece of equipment that protects against vibration?

I'm doing a lot of work with a Sawzall reciprocating saw and the vibrations are very uncomfortable. After about 30 seconds, I have to stop because my arms are itchy from vibrating too much. In ...
1
vote
3answers
413 views

Alternatives to circular saw for cutting 2x6 wood?

I need to make straight cuts to several 2x6" pieces of wood and I don't have a circular saw. I was checking several stores and a decent circular saw costs over $70. What alternatives do I have for ...
12
votes
3answers
5k views

Does a 2100W angle grinder need an earth pin?

I have recently purchased a Makita 2100W angle grinder. It has just the live (L) and neutral (N) connectors unlike the one I previously used, which had a third protected earth (PE) connection. Would ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Impact driver issue: Intermittent springy/twang sound

I suspect my impact driver is starting to bust. Every so often, I hear a soft 'twang' sound shortly after pulling the trigger. I don't remember hearing it in the past, but I'm not 100% sure, maybe I ...
0
votes
2answers
167 views

How to change the blade on my mitre saw?

Helllo i just got a firestorm black and decker 10 inch mitre saw off one of my buddies for free because he upgraded. I was looking at some videos (none for this saw) and i couldn't figure out how to ...
1
vote
1answer
318 views

Will hex shank drill bit fit a 3 jaw chuck?

Is it possible to fit a hex shank drill bit (masonry) onto a 3 jaw chuck ?
2
votes
2answers
59 views

Router table: bit positioning and guard?

I bought the Craftsman fixed-based router + table for DIY home projects. I am in the process of getting familiar with the router/table operation + safety rules. I have the following questions. ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

Could a long time in storage cause my Black+Decker circular saw to lose power?

I have a 15amp Black+Decker Circular Saw about 8-10 years old (with a cord). I used it once when it was first purchased, and it has been stored ever since. I went to cut a 2x4, plugged it in and the ...
0
votes
0answers
829 views

DeWalt nail gun leaks air when trigger is pulled

DeWalt D51257 has been lightly used for home projects but it stopped working. When trigger is pulled, only air is coming out (through the trigger area) but no nail is fired. Should I replace the ...
1
vote
0answers
101 views

What do I need to step up car battery 12v to 18v for cordless tools? [closed]

I've looked at DC-DC converters for 12v to 18v and they usually have low amperage ratings. One for $50 can use 15A with 25A spikes. But cordless tools can pull much more than that, especially the saws ...
3
votes
1answer
110 views

Differences in capability between cross-cut, plunge, and traditional circular saws?

I just purchased a new house that needs a lot of work. I'm looking to purchase my first circular saw. I'm in Europe and like Mafell, but I'm struggling to understand the trade-offs between their: ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

How do I install floating shelves on drywall using a drill?

I am installing some some floating shelves on drywall using a drill. What's the best way to ensure the shelves are a sturdy foundation that can support stacks of heavy books? Should I use a stud ...
1
vote
4answers
1k views

Drilling a 1-1/8" hole in plastic with a Dremel

Forgive me for being a complete beginner to this; I have a Dremel 3000 with the standard complement of attachments, and it's been useful to sand some items and brush up others. I have a piece of ...
1
vote
0answers
117 views

are 15 degree and 16 degree coil nails interchangeable?

Will a fencing/siding nailer that accepts 16 degree coil nails also accept 15 degree nails, and vice versa?
0
votes
1answer
74 views

Skillsaw 5150 - blade won't turn if blade stud tight but blade won't cut if any looser

Blade won't turn if blade stud tight as I would normally have it. Any looser though it won't cut and the blade stops once it makes contact with the wood but the motor is still running. I assume I ...
1
vote
2answers
66 views

Use of a cordless drill

I recently bought a Makita cordless drill w/no battery i have a battery for this model but it says it uses a NiCd battery which mine isnt. can i still use this battery? Thanks
1
vote
1answer
484 views

My drill can't cut a circular hole in wood - do I need a more powerful drill?

I have an electric cordless drill that my father handed down to me. Recently, I needed to drill a hole in a desk to allow for computer cables to pass through. I bought an appropriate drill bit, ...
2
votes
3answers
191 views

Can I use an electric plane to to smoothen large boards/planks?

I'm working as carpenter with a lot of recycled wood which I plane on a circular saw (Bosch GTS 10 XC) from both sides (in both senses) which has an acceptable result, but is never perfectly straight ...
0
votes
0answers
875 views

How to determine age of 18V Makita battery

There are 2 serial numbers on it, one of them begins with letter D. Does any of these represent the manufacturing date? There's also numbers like 1-2 or 4-1. What does that mean?
1
vote
1answer
122 views

Need new converter or special hose?

I would like to connect my bike nozzle to a new compressor I just bought. However the compressor have an odd (?) connector. Can someone from the pictures below see if I need to buy a new converter ...
1
vote
3answers
21k views

What do the diagnostic flash codes of Milwaukee tool battery packs mean?

When I press the fuel gauge button on my Milwaukee M28 battery pack for a bit longer (some seconds), the four fuel gauge LEDs start to blink out what seems to be diagnostic codes. I just tried it ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

What is involved in replacing a missing speed selector on my two speed hammer drill?

I have a Bosch CSB 500-2 2 speed hammer drill for wood, concrete, and steel. As can be seen in the image below, the speed selection knob is missing. Would it be simply buying a new selector, which I ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

Is it bad to leave batteries in my cordless tools?

I have a set of Dewalt cordless tools with both 18V NiCad and 20V LiIon batteries (I also have an adapter that lets me use the 20V batteries in the 18V tools). The tools are only a few years old, and ...
3
votes
1answer
195 views

SDS drills with advertised chuck sizes

I am looking to buy a hammer drill, but have no experience in this area. Everywhere I look, it seems that SDS/SDS+ is a universal chuck design, in that any SDS bit will work with any SDS drill and ...
6
votes
14answers
4k views

What's the safest type of power saw? [closed]

I would like to purchase a power saw for general use (i.e., for various DIY and home improvement projects). I currently exclusively use a handsaw to cut wood. Even though it is a pull saw (which ...
0
votes
0answers
57 views

How to avoid over tighten or stripping screws with an impact driver? [duplicate]

I got an impact driver last month, but I'm still afraid to use it for some stuff because I think I might over tighten the screw to the point of damaging one or both the parts or even strip the thread ...
0
votes
2answers
345 views

Is it safer to buy a circular saw with the blade on the left or the right? I'm right-handed

I'm in the market for a circular saw and am right-handed. I was about to purchase one with a blade on the right b/c I've seen lots of pictures of right-handers (b/c their right hand is on the trigger) ...
1
vote
1answer
382 views

Dremel rotary tool: Grinding holes in hardened plastic

I want to cut/drill/grind a small drainage hole (maybe more than one) in through the base of a plastic terrarium. I don't have a drill on hand but I have a Dremel Micro rotary tool. Is it alright to ...
0
votes
2answers
495 views

Does a drill press or a hammer drill have more torque?

I've recently bought this hammer drill for the purpose of getting a drill press holder. I like my tools modular. I was about to get above type of drill press, when I checked my options for an actual ...
1
vote
1answer
714 views

Inflating wheelchair tires to 90 PSI

I'm looking for a way to easily fill my wheelchair tires to 90 psi. I understand that I don't understand all the technical stuff I should consider when buying a small compressor or a tire inflator, ...