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  1. #11
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    1/2 millwaukee drill been having for years and still going stong.have the 4 1/2 grinder and was never impressed with it but have a 4 1/2 & a 6" dewalt and they know how to get a job done.pretty much all my air tools are c/p

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    TJ______________________________________

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    All I can say is if you but c**p you buy twice. I always buy the best i can, there's nothing worse than getting on a job and your gear letting you down. It doesn't look good to your clients and just makes your job more difficult.

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    Oh yeah, The Bessey clamps, almost forgot them they are the best. And the Big wilton vise. Like somebody on here said use the drilling hammer alot. More than any ballpean hammer. Tape measure I like best is Craftsman [I didn't get a Miller ] I like the one with the lever on the botom, will only retract if you squezze the lever. The thumb locks are OK but I like the lever best. Also when I tear it up they replace it free . How about for marking on steel. We use "Presto" brand white out pens. They work very good, will even right up side down all you have to do is squeeze them a little. And the mark stays put untill the plasma cutter hits it. Its flammable so dont hit the pen with the torch, but never had one burn up and have been hit with sparks constantly. Here is a pic of it, works great for bending sheetmetal too. Also it comes right off with brake kleen or wd4o, so we use it to mark when we service shop equipment [compressors, lifts etc]

    Thanks for all the posts, some cool tools
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    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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    Default Porter Cable Cordless Drill

    I've got a couple of old-style 12V PC cordless drills that I got back in 1990, when cordless was new. One of them dropped 8 feet to a concrete floor the first week I had it, with no apparent effect. I wish someone still made that style - the newer "T-handle" drills feel nicely balanced in the store, but are not so great when you need to get some weight behind them, one-handed. Hope mine last forever!

    Tim

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    I love these cheap Ryoby Grinders. Only $25 at home depot, got 3.

    1 for cut off, 1 flap disc and 1 grinder....


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    Interesting way to store grinders, easy to get to.
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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    A Victor 315FC torch handle, Cutting head fitted with a #4 gouging tip and we go to town. Oh now, which piece did you want saved?

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    i would have to say my favoret is my shop door, every time i go threw it i get to see all my toys and cant help but smile .
    my 4.5" portacable grinders have realy worked well for me. hard to call just one tool a favoret. MY TIG is way up there as its new and lots of fun but my MIG has gotten a lot more use being 6years old. my plasma cutter is always fun to fire up, gezz i could go on for ever, heck all tools are fun and my favoret ones are the ones i own cuzz i get to play with them any time i want.
    thanks for the help
    ......or..........
    hope i helped

    feel free to shoot me an e-mail direct i have time to chat. james@newyorkmetalart.com
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    I'd have to say my IMAGINARY Dynasty 700.
    Last edited by Anti-GMAW; 05-02-2007 at 12:54 AM.

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