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Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-13-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,404
Posted By MarkH
Re: Purchased big compressor. Can I use pex to run new air lines?

Do a search it seems everyone who gets the first big question of what to use for pipe. So to do an overview.

1. Look at the codes for what you are doing with the system. It varies by location. ...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 11-18-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,959
Posted By MarkH
Re: 3/8 in 1/4 body ratchets, what to get?

Best balance of price, reliability and size. Wrights.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 11-18-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By MarkH
Re: Craftsman RHFT

That is not the classic RHFT ratchet. It is the second version that most did not like as well. We used Wrights vs these.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 11-15-2012, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,295
Posted By MarkH
Re: Open end wrenches

Look at old catalogs. They are interesting. It is only recently in the Craftsman catalogs you see combination wrenches in the sets they sold. It used to be one set double box, 1 set open end. The...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 11-05-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,456
Posted By MarkH
Re: Is Harbor Freight Really a Good Value

Do your research, use your head, you will get what is good and avoid what is bad. There is no good or bad tool line regardless of what most people say. Also most people are I bought it, it has to...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-24-2012, 06:42 PM
Replies: 414
Views: 50,788
Posted By MarkH
Re: Craftsman Premium Grade Ratchets

1/2, 3/8 never did this, the 1/4 did for me. Took it apart removed some lube. Put it in a vise and when I turned it a little it would allow me to change it. There seems to be some pressure on the...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-21-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,348
Posted By MarkH
Re: Better Electric chain saw Craftsman or Worx?

Agree on the Sawzall. I was surprised how well they worked. When we moved to the last house I used one for the last three years since all we had to do was prune. Do bring a chain saw when needed...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-21-2012, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,348
Posted By MarkH
Re: Better Electric chain saw Craftsman or Worx?

The big question is how much is time money for you. If you are not in it for the money it the equation changes. For a day or two of use a year an electric works well if power is available. With...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 10-08-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,059
Posted By MarkH
Re: Welder HELP!!

Have not seen much of Clarke in the US since the went belly up in 2009. Even then stated they were still going in England.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-26-2012, 11:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,688
Posted By MarkH
Re: Danaher tool group sold

Usually when an investment house gets involved one of the following has happened.

There is a startup with a great idea that needs money to really fly.

When an established brand is purchased...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-22-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 360
Posted By MarkH
Mig switching between flux and gas welding

Looking a more versatile MIG for home-small shop use. In business they are set up if used outdoors flux and indoors gas. The goal is to not have to change the polarity very often. In what I am...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-16-2012, 05:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,995
Posted By MarkH
Re: Typical Farm Boy Tool Set.

Hammer
Slip Joint Pliers
Phillips and Flat Blade Screwdriver
Crescent wrench
Channel Locks
Vise Grip
Prybar

At one point we used to be able to live on that. As machines have gotten bigger...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-13-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 39,099
Posted By MarkH
Re: RECALL - Another round of DeVilbiss compressors

What you will get after calling the number is a recall kit. Basically it is a replacement for the plastic shroud around the motor compressor unit. It looks like the original minus some of the...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-11-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By MarkH
Re: Craftsman Compressor Recall Kit Arrived

Go to the sticky the link has the phone number to call it is different than customer service. For me it was very easy.

The call was picked up right away, good people on the line, told us it...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-10-2012, 10:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By MarkH
Craftsman Compressor Recall Kit Arrived

There was a huge box when I came home with the recall kit in it. Not sure what I would find I opened it to find the kit was a replacement for the plastic shroud around the motor and compressor...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-08-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By MarkH
Re: HF Multitool replacement blades

We use HF variable one not the single speed that he mentioned. We tried it with the blades it came with. Switched blades, since Imperial did guarantee fit we used them and a couple may have a Bosch...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-08-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By MarkH
Re: BARCO hammers still in business and why did that thread get closed?

Not sure why so many people fight. It may be as I have learned through the years we all buy the perfect thing and have to defend it. So if someone did something different claws can come out.
...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-08-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By MarkH
Re: HF Multitool replacement blades

With multtools the blade is the key. You should be able to find through ebay and I am trying to remember if it is Rockler or Woodcrafters, Imperial blades that will fit the HF tool and others.
...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-02-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,955
Posted By MarkH
Re: Using Less and Less Tools

Wish it was less and less, but with changing designs it is more and more causing me to have to get more and more. When I started an open end set, box end set, 1/2 in SAE socket set, a couple...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-27-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,524
Posted By MarkH
Re: L or M copper pipe for air lines?

Run a search on the garage portion of the forum. This was discussed multiple times and even more often a few years ago when copper when through the roof.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-27-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,524
Posted By MarkH
Re: L or M copper pipe for air lines?

A number of places that have codes including air lines required "L". Used it so no insurance or code issues did not find any downsides since this is a long term investment of pennies a year.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-05-2012, 09:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,602
Posted By MarkH
Re: Wright Tools

Wright is the second largest group of hand tools we use. They have provided great service with one warranty since the mid 70's. They have some nice polish now but the older ones were satin but like...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-27-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,645
Posted By MarkH
Re: Kobalt Xtreme Access sockets?

I expect them to be on sales. At one time we had only one or two choices for items like this. Then all of the sudden everyone is selling them or a similar product. There is probably enough pass...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-25-2012, 10:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,317
Posted By MarkH
Re: Tool brand ranking?

Good bad or ugly people fight to support what they buy. The arguments are all over.

Figure out what you do. What you want to spend and the best for you will be more obvious.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-25-2012, 09:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,993
Posted By MarkH
Re: Figure 8 Wrench

Growing up my dad and uncle were suckers for all of the gimmick tools to try to cut down the amount of tools in the machinery tool boxes. They all failed from the adjustabox, the dog bone, what ever...
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