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Old 02-05-2009, 02:24 PM   #221
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Plastic Socket Holders, Set of Three....PASS
The website list these as being 10in long, however to my surprise they are 14in long! They come with plenty of sockets, 15 1/2in, 16 3/8in, and 15 1/4in. The only downside out of the box was that the 1/4in socket studs were consistently not able to fit sockets since they had some excess plastic when they were molded. With 15 min and a dremel they all were fixed.




3 Piece Hex Drill Socket Extensions....Pass
They work fine and cost less than the Craftsman ones. I've used these in my Bosch Impactor and they held up.



4 Piece Socket Adapter Set...PASS
Not much to say other than they haven't broke.

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Old 02-05-2009, 02:35 PM   #222
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3 piece scraper set - epic fail I got this in a pinch and was kinda sketchy about it in the store but they were out of the other scrapers. upon its inaugural use, the handle snapped and embedded the blade into one of my knuckles. The only reason the other two pieces of this set are still in my tool box is that I'm afraid they'll explode if I disturb them. I wouldn't touch these even if they had boobs.
Thats the plastic set, and it even looks fail, but the 4 piece metal set is a PASS
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Old 02-05-2009, 03:08 PM   #223
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Anyone have the pneumatic Roller seat?
Only $20 in my flyer..Hard to beat..Thinking of picking up a couple.

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Old 02-05-2009, 04:08 PM   #224
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I'd have some concern over load capacity with the height adjust part, but the cheapy $10 rolling seat works fine for me at em, eh 240 lbs.

Rolling seat, PASS
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:12 PM   #225
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Anyone have the pneumatic Roller seat?
Only $20 in my flyer..Hard to beat..Thinking of picking up a couple.

Have 2 in my shop. Holding up great! Keep Waiting for them to go on sale in my area to grab a couple more.
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:28 PM   #226
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Only $20 in my flyer..Hard to beat..Thinking of picking up a couple.

i use one almost every day. they're very durable
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:29 PM   #227
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Sounds like a good deal. Thanks..
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Old 02-05-2009, 04:33 PM   #228
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muffin man - how is the flex on these? Could they be used for heavy, deep impacts?

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Old 02-05-2009, 04:35 PM   #229
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I have these too and so far they haven't broken, but I don't feel I've used them enough to give a fair assessment.

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Old 02-05-2009, 04:47 PM   #230
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New additions to my lists;

28 Degree frame nailer. PASS. Got it for 56 bucks. Been using it to frame a shed and after I figured out why it was splitting wood it has worked great.
The wood splitting was not the nailer, the nails were 'too pointed'
Dulling the nails fixed that and now it works great on 60 pounds of air.

Cheap angles PASS. What the heck, an aluminum angle for 1.50? what's to go wrong.

Evaporust. Stuffs great PASS.

Autodarking welding helmet. Not only works great, it's fun to play with. PASS.

FAIL the spot welder gun, like the Eastwood unit but won't work on A/C. Says it will on the box, but a piece of stapled paper inside says it won't. It won't.
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Old 02-05-2009, 05:02 PM   #231
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muffin man - how is the flex on these? Could they be used for heavy, deep impacts?
They do flex quite a bit with the 1/2in standard depth chrome sockets. I do not remove entire rails from the tool chest though so it isn't a factor for me. I ended up buying several 3"x14" 1/4" thick poplar wood strips and screwed two rails to a strip to keep them upright. With the poplar base, I can remove two sets at a time and there is no flex.
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Old 02-19-2009, 09:02 AM   #232
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Anyone have this cabinet?

Its listed for $176 in my local ad..Plus the 20% off coupon..Puts it around $140.

The drawers are a bit small..but good for most small hand tools, and other misc machine work stuff.

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Old 02-19-2009, 09:22 AM   #233
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Anyone have this cabinet?

Its listed for $176 in my local ad..Plus the 20% off coupon..Puts it around $140.

The drawers are a bit small..but good for most small hand tools, and other misc machine work stuff.
I have one. I used the top and middle chests for my machinist's tools and relegated the bottom to hold all my body repair hand tools. For the price it's a good enough chest. It's about as good as a current Sears "homeowner" grade chest. Don't put a lot of weight in the top chests because the friction slides tend to bind.

The bottom cabinet is crammed full of heavy body repair tools, and it has held up nicely. It uses a locking bar, which makes it a "pain" to lock/unlock, but it works well enough.

The krinkle finish is very tough and the casters are of decent quality. They hold up well on a concrete floor, but being small, they don't work well on a rough sevice.

For that price it's well worth it -- just don't expect "ball bearing" performance.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:03 AM   #234
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Thanks for the review! I just realised though..I probably cant use the 20% off with the $176 coupon in my ad. Dang.
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Old 02-19-2009, 10:47 AM   #235
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I have the one with the seat back. Can't find it on their website. The bottom black sheetmetal base with wheels is the same. This thing is no good. FAIL. The base is made of light gauge sheetmetal and cant support the load above causing the wheels to cock inward when you sit and roll. And no I'm not overweight. 180lbs.

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Old 02-20-2009, 01:26 PM   #236
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Central Pneumatic "Earthquake" 3/8" drive impact wrench - PASS
Central Pneumatic "Earthquake" 1/2" drive impact wrench - BIG PASS

Just purchased the 13pc SAE and 14pc Metric shallow-well "Earthquake" impact sockets to complement the Stanley SAE and Metric deep-wells that I bought at Wal-Mart a couple years ago, so I can't comment on them much yet, but I'm sure they'll do just fine.
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:35 PM   #237
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Central Pneumatic Auto Drain - Fail (w/ Campbel Hausfeld Compressor)

Tubing supplied with the kit appears to be the standard size tubing for air horns, air brakes and similar from NAPA.

The air hose on the CF 60 gl from TSC is the same OD but much smaller ID so the fittings with the auto drain kit will not work with the fittings on the compressor.

Every single fitting was loose and required removal and new teflon tape. In the end I extended the drain valve on the compressor.


Pry Bars - Pass

Impact Sockets - Shiny, thick walled set - Pass
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Old 02-20-2009, 01:56 PM   #238
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Central Pneumatic Auto Drain - Fail (w/ Campbel Hausfeld Compressor)

Tubing supplied with the kit appears to be the standard size tubing for air horns, air brakes and similar from NAPA.

The air hose on the CF 60 gl from TSC is the same OD but much smaller ID so the fittings with the auto drain kit will not work with the fittings on the compressor.

Every single fitting was loose and required removal and new teflon tape. In the end I extended the drain valve on the compressor.
I've got one, about to hook it up. Did you follow the instructions at:http://www.paragoncode.com/shop/compressor/ ?
He upgraded the tubing to copper, and for $10, what do you expect?
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:16 PM   #239
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Has anyone used the large english wheel?
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Old 02-20-2009, 02:16 PM   #240
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^^^ I didn't "expect" anything and simply offered my opinion.
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