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framing nailers : low profile for blocking but also with interchangeable tips for framing and use with metal connectors

Is there such a tool as a low-profile framing nailer that can fit between studs set 16" o.c. for nailing blocking, but which also has swappable tips so it can do frame nailing of 2x members as ...
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How can I tell if a drill clutch has been damaged?

I have a pretty new, pretty nice Dewalt cordless drill (DCD791). I haven't used it much, but today my wife needed help drilling a giant auger into the ground to make holes for plants. There were lots ...
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Drill Bit Accessory Identification

I have a set of DeWalt drill bits, and there was one piece included that I don't know the use for. Pictures (quarter for scale): The set includes a magnetic sleeve as well, but don't think it is ...
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Bostitch BT 1855 nail gun doesn't drive nails

I have a jam on my Bostitch 18 gauge finish nailer. It basically fires air. Plunger is not retracting NOR extending. I removed the cap on top and added some oil but looks like the trigger is not ...
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Does Makita multi-tool DTM51 have a real Starlock mount

I own a Makita oscillating multi-tool DTM51 but the question is valid for more Makita models. The multi-tool is compatible with Starlock blades, it is shipped with a lot of these. But the mounting ...
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Powering battery powered tools from the power grid

I have a number of Ryobi One+ tools that have enough power and quality for me in most cases. They all share the same 18V battery form factor which means that I can invest in 2-3 batteries and use them ...
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Dewalt circular saw, motor works but blade doesn’t turn

Dewalt DCS570 7 1/4” 20 volt cordless circular saw. I was cutting 3/16” panels and after a few cuts the blade quit turning yet the motor still works fine. I pulled the blade off and everything looked ...
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Husqvarna Leaf Blower running erratic

I put new carb, fuel line, filter and plug and it is still not running right. The model is 125v. Listen to the video. It sounds like it is missing.https://youtu.be/JOWy6WD3uWY
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Small compressor and mini hvlp spray gun vs powered spray gun

I am starting a DIY project of painting my cycle frame. After experimenting with spray cans I realised that it's very expensive and also pressure from can is not consistent. Due to limited budget I ...
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Remove a screw stripped head with the reverse and hammer function of a power drill, instead of a lefthanded drill bit?

I just learned about left-handed drill bits that can be used to removed screws with stripped heads. However, without those lefthanded drill bits available, can I use the normal (right-handed) drill ...
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Use an isolation transformer for outdoor power tools in wet weather?

Wet snow is forecast and I have a new, small electric snow blower. Would it be safer to run the snow blower using an isolation transformer as compared to just plugging the blower into a GFI outlet? (...
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Problems with reassembling Bosch POF 1200 AE router

So in my infinite wisdom, while removing one of the springs from my Bosch POF 1200 AE router I accidentally took the router motor out of the housing itself. When I removed it I heard click, click ...
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Can I use an “impact driver for concrete” to drill or drive screws in wood?

I'm making a slat board fence with old weathered wood and 2x4s. My new cordless drill has 2 battery packs. I bought an impact driver for concrete but never used one before. Can I use my impact driver ...
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Is there a product that allows me to run a “mains” device off a power tool Battery [closed]

I have some fairly large DeWalt 18V batteries, which run, e.g. my Cordless LawnMower. I imagine that they'd also run my Corded tools, at least for a while, if I could connect them up. But I can't find ...
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Grinder guard question - can I use a mix sizes?

Getting ready to cut off a metal pole that is set in concrete and figure the best way to get a flush cut is with a grinder. Only have a 6" guard for my cutoff blade, but have brand new 4 1/2"...
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How can I square the end of a 4x4 post by grinding or sanding?

I have a piece of 4x4 with a very uneven cut at the end, and I want to make this end nice and flat. However, I am puzzled that there seem to be no popular tools for flat wood grinding. Sanding seems ...
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Why is my Erbauer 230mm 110v Angle Grinder smoking from the upper body area?

When I turn my Erbauer 230mm 110v Angle Grinder on, the motor powers up, the gears turn and it all seems to work fine. After about 10-15 seconds it starts to smoke, but with no strange noise, and not ...
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What tool(s) are appropriate for cutting a door opening in shipping container?

I'm thinking about buying a shipping container to use it for storage/bike shed/workshop. I can get one from a retailer with an extra door, but this would be rather expensive. So now I'm investigating ...
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Prototype: 12 DC car battery to power standard 120 VAC hand tools

Objective: Today I power my tools (drill, circular-saw, reciprocal saw etc.) in my shed by running a power line from my house. I wish to install solar power panels on my shed; however, before I do ...
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What gasket material to repair a pneumatic nail gun?

I've got a consumer-grade, 18 gauge pneumatic brad nailer that just blew a gasket. It's a discontinued model with no repair parts available. The gasket I'm referring to, labelled as part 9 on the ...
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Why my jigsaw's blade keeps on being bent?

I am using a t-shaped jigsaw blade on my 400W PRAKTYL (link in Greek) jigsaw. I attempt to perform a cut, but the blade keeps on bending regardless how hard I try to place it straight: I used it to ...
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What is the difference between Parkside X20 Team and Parkside X20Team Limited Edition

I'm trying to find out what is the difference between the regular Parkside X20 Team tools and the so called "Limited Edition". I looked at the specs of several tools and didn't find any ...
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Spindle speed of classic Cable Porter 100-M router?

I'm trying to calculate proper feed rates for my Cable Porter 100-M router which I have mounted on a 3-axis CNC machine. The spindle speed is not listed in the original user manual. Does anyone know ...
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What's the difference between XX Volt and XX Volt MAX on rechargeable lithium ion batteries?

I was looking at battery power tools and their different battery voltages. Some of the voltages are listed twice, with and without "max". An example for mowers is "40-volt" and &...
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Cub Cadet CCT-400 bump head component sequence on the shaft

Lookup Parts via Diagram for a Cub Cadet CCT-400 shows a high level exploded diagram. It is the closest I can find on how to re-install my bump head. I am not sure if I have all of the needed parts ...
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Circular saw blade position: corded vs battery [duplicate]

From admittedly fairly limited research I noticed that all corded circular saws have blade on the right of the handle, whereas battery operated ones have the blade on the left. What is the reasoning ...
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Tile removing with a rotary hammer

I need to remove about 100m² of ceramic tiles, mostly floor tiles. We have floating concrete floors and brick walls. At the moment I have a Bosch rotary hammer (SDS Plus, about 3Joule impact energy). ...
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Removing router bit that is stuck with damaged shaft

I got this router from a family member for free but the bit is stuck. It's waaaay over tightened. Trying to get it out just damages the shaft (which I already managed to do). What is the best approach ...
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Magnetic impact driver bits

I am looking to buy some magnetic impact driver bits (philips head, torx head, etc), but I have not found any online. Am I searching for the wrong thing or is this not something that is made? Not ...
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What are the advantages of a 21° v 30° framing nailer?

I've been borrowing my father-in-law's Passlode cordless framing nailer for years decades. It has served very well, but it's on its last legs now (after several trips to the repair depot), so I'm ...
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Cutting smaller rectangular holes in ABS

What tool(s) are best utilized for cutting relatively precise rectangular holes in ABS plastic?
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Buying 110V power tools for my father in law to take back to 220v Russia

My wife's mom and dad are here from Russia. We'd like to buy him a dremel tool, a cordless drill, and a 1/4 sheet palm sander for his birthday to take back. I know the cordless drill is not a ...
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Best DIY all-rounder cutting tool for straight edges? Multi tool?

I'm a Newbie at DIY. About to buy my first set of (hopefully) good "all-rounder", versatile "staple" tools for my very first tool box. Have seen a multi tool, but are they really suitable for ...
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Power drill requirements for steel-reinforced concrete

We have the need for a new power drill (old 25+ year Bosch finally died) and I'm trying to determine the requirements for our situation. We are in a new build (European concrete) property with the ...
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Electric power loss over distance

I am working on a project where I install an electric system by my property entrance, than I have to run a wire about at least 700 feet. I do want to deliver 240VAC and I know that voltage drop is a ...
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Suggested power-tool and attachments to remove rust from a BBQ pit [closed]

Please suggest a good cordless power-tool and the appropriate wheels/attachments to do a good job of removing the rust from this BBQ pit? Please include links to the specific items if possible.
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Should the smooth side or the rough side of a urethane bandsaw tire go against the wheel?

I am replacing bandsaw tires. I bought urethane replacement tires. There is a smooth side and a rough side. The manufacturers directions are clear on every step except for this point. The old tires ...
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How do I remove this keyed Jacobs drill chuck?

I have an old Jacobs keyed drill chuck in my box-o-spares, and I need a drill chuck for my hobby lathe. I have a suitable tailstock arbour, but the drill chuck has something already installed, and I ...
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What is this type of garden appliance power socket?

I've inherited a garden shredder with a missing power cable. The missing cable plugs into this large 3-pin socket on the body of the shredder where the earth pin is female, and the other two are male....
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How to remove Bosch 650 chuck

I forced my drill too much when using in a drill guide so something strange happened to the chuck. At first it didn't turn easily to lock and unlock there were click sounds when I was trying to turn ...
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Accessory for connecting a manual scissor jack to a drill to lift it faster

I have a scissor jack and I was wondering if rather spinning it manually, if it is possible engaging it to my drill. I'm pretty sure that there is an accessory like a hook for drills, or something ...
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Do tool cross-manufacturer battery adapters work without damaging battery or tool?

I'm talking about something like this which allows you to use a Dewalt battery in a Makita tool. Since this is just a question of connecting pins and so on, and no change of current or voltage is ...
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How to Lubricate a Hammer/Rotary Drill

I own a hammer drill (DeWalt d25263). I was using it today, and everything went well. But as I removed the SDS chisel bit that I was using, I saw a good bit of grease on the shank of the bit. I've ...
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Is a reciprocating saw the right tool to saw 2cm/0.8" hardened steel?

I have a bicycle that's locked with a 2 cm/0.8" hardened steel lock that I have unfortunately lost the key to. I would very much like to get the bike operational again, but all I have is a 900W ...
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Why does my old table saw power switch cut both hot and neutral?

I am refurbishing an old Craftsman 10" table saw that has been collecting dust in the back of my shop for years. I don't remember exactly how I acquired it, but to my recollection the one time I ...
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Are watchmaker or mini lathes useful to make adapters and threaded rings for photography and optics tinkering?

Old watchmaker lathes, or very small lathes like the Proxxon FD150/e look affordable used, and not very space consuming either. Can these be used, by a non expert, to build aluminium parts like ...
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Best tool to cut out back of kitchen sink cabinet?

There are 100% mice under my kitchen sink. I need to rip out the cabinet part to see whether and how I can patch it up to keep them out. I'm digging in from outside beyond the foundation, too, but ...
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How to attach hose to router table port?

How do I attach my dust collection hose to the port on router table fence? I am using a standard shop-vac hose.
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Can I safely use a straight (Type 1) metal cutoff wheel in angle grinder?

I have a Ridgid angle grinder and a metal cutoff wheel. On page 7 of the manual it states: Use ONLY Type 27 depressed center grinding wheels (such as the one provided with this product). NEVER ...
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Causes of a framing nailer driver stuck in down position?

I have an Hitachi NR90AC5. It's oiled and has adequate pressure. There's something that's gone wrong with it recently, where it sometimes double fires (in single fire mode) and then the piston gets ...

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