Last Modified Aug 2, 2013
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Various consumables... paper towels, fluids, sandpaper, fasteners, etc.
Shop tools... air compressors, miter saws, drill presses, etc.
Preparing for a new tool cart.
Pneumatic nailers, pneumatic staplers, wood saws, other. I didn't start this category until I moved to Clarkston, and hence it's missing a bunch of stuff I've owned for many years/decades.
- May 16, 2015
I ordered an Ingersoll-Rand 118MAX from Amazon. This was after spending
WAY too much time getting the driver side spindle out of the hub on my
MINI using the 122MAX, lots of Kroil and a MAPP torch.
- January 6, 2015
I am slowly but surely replacing the random-sized blowmolded cases for
my power tools with Festool Systainers. My Bosch DDS182 and IDH182 are
now in Systainer 2 T-Loc cases, using their original bags as padding.
My MX30E is in a Systainer 2 T-Loc, and I cut out the holder from the
original MX30E blowmolded case and put it in the Systainer. My PS21 and
PS41 are in a Systainer 1 T-Loc, with the charger and batteries. Next
up is to put my Bosch jigsaw in a Systainer 1 T-Loc and the Bosch
AG50-11VSPD grinder in a Systainer 2 T-Loc that I already have.
- December 31, 2014
I ordered two more T-Loc 2 Systainers via
Amazon. These are for Bosch 18V cordless tools. I also ordered some
more blank PVC cards for labelling them.
I ordered a handful of different colored T-Loc catches from
Woodcraft. These will make it
a little easier to identify my Systainers from the opposite side of the
I bought a Bosch DDS182 at the local
Lowe's. I wanted to wait, but the reality is that I have some work
to finish that requires a cordless drill.
I also bought a Bosch IDH182 impact driver. I've needed this for a
long while, since my 12V Bosch impact doesn't have enough oomph and
battery life for some tasks.
For both of these tools, I wanted the soft case set, not the L-BOXX.
The soft cases make excellent padding for the inside of Festool
T-Loc 2 Systainer cases that I'll be using to hold them.
- December 29, 2014
The Bosch HDS182-02 that I received for Christmas is dead. Only drilled
four very light load holes with it (1/4" diameter, 1.5" deep in
drywall and pine). Today when I picked up the drill and pulled the trigger,
with no load and no bit in the chuck, smoke poured out of the base near
I took a quick peek inside. An IRF3306 MOSFET has completely cooked.
My suspicion is a short on the output, i.e. overcurrent. In any event,
it will have to be returned.
- December 25, 2014
I received a Bosch HDS182-02 hammer drill/driver from mom and Lynn for
Christmas. My family is the best! This is the nicest cordless drill I've
ever owned. The brushless motor is VERY easy to control with the trigger,
down to very low speeds. The head is more compact than my old Bosch 14.4V
cordless drill, while being more powerful. The drill is well-balanced
with a 2.0A/h battery. I've charged both batteries and will probably be
using the drill for real work at mom's tomorrow.
- December 23, 2014
I ordered a reconditioned Bosch PB360D-RT
from cpotools.com. Bosch
discontinued this model quite some time ago, leaving only the PB360S.
But I need the remote control that comes with the PB360D, and I want
the backlit display.
I have a Bosch 18V hammer drill on my Christmas wish list, and if
someone buys it for me, I will be using the PB360D to charge its
batteries. I will also be buying a Bosch brushless 18V impact driver
soon. The drill will replace my dying Bosch 14.4V drill that's very
old (maybe 10 years?).
- November 9, 2014
I ordered a new Bosch MX30E from Amazon.
My existing one broke, and the part that broke can't be replaced individually.
I'd have to buy a whole new head assembly, which is $143.00. Makes little
sense since I was able to buy a complete new tool with accessories for
I also ordered a Systainer 2 T-Loc case so I can finally put this tool
in a more useful case.
- May 16, 2014
I bought and assembled a Porter-Cable PCB575BG 8" variable speed
bench grinder so I can sharpen my lawnmower blades. For $$119, it's
nicer than I expected. I know some others have had trouble with
vibration, but this one runs smoothly. It's not powerful motor-wise and
certainly isn't a Baldor, but it will suit my purposes and it's 1/3 the
price of the cheapest Baldor. Made in China, of course. At this price,
it would probably be worth buying another one and installing aluminum
oxide grinding wheels on it.
I used it to sharpen the mower blades.
- August 28, 2013
I printed and sealed some label cards for the Systainers for my old
Bostitch pneumatic narrow-crown stapler and my new Hitachi N5008AC2
7/16" crown pneumatic construction stapler. These are both in SYS 1
T-Loc Systainers. I need to print labels for the Systainer Maxi that is
holding my old Senco FramePro 701XP pneumatic framing nailer. And I
need to buy more Systainers for many other tools. The idea here is to
get most of my power and air tools into Systainers so they'll stack
nicely on shelves, many of them above the garage doors. Having a bunch
of differently-sized blowmolded cases with rounded corners that don't
latch together makes for terrible storage. The Systainers are expensive,
but they work so wonderfully as a system.
I also need to buy some foam to protect some of them inside the
Sysytainers. The cheapest option that's easy to cut to shape is
The next tools to be placed in Systainers will be the Bosch MX30E
oscillating tool, Bosch PS21 and PS41 set with charger, and my Bosch
jigsaw. I use the PS21 and PS41 fairly regularly, so those will likely
wind up on a 495020 Systainer cart. The MX30E and jigsaw will wind up
on a shelf.
- August 27, 2013
The Festool T-Loc 1 Systainer arrived for my old Bostitch narrow crown
pneumatic stapler. It works well. The Festool Maxi Systainer arrived for
my framing nailer, it works well too (with lots of room for nails). I
need to order a T-Loc 3 for my finish nailer, and continue to order others
for other tools (corded drill, corded hammer drill, Bosch corded oscillating
multitool, corded reciprocating saw, corded jigsaw, etc.). My goal is to
get rid of the oddly shaped blowmolded cases that can't be stacked or
- August 24, 2013
I ordered a Festool T-Loc 1 Systainer to hold my old Bostitch narrow
crown pneumatic stapler. I ordered a Festool Maxi Systainer to hold my
old Senco pneumatic framing nailer. All in the interest of being able
to neatly stack tools I don't use very often.
- April 14, 2012
I created labels to stick to the cards that identify the contents of my
most recent Festool T-Loc Systainers. I printed them on adhesive matte
paper, applied them to the cards, then sprayed them with satin spar
urethane to protect the inkjet ink from moisture and UV exposure.
- April 13, 2012
The Festool 492388 mobile carts arrived from
Amazon. I loaded my daily detailing Systainers and my oil change
Systainers on them. The casters are very nice quality. I'm not terribly
thrilled with the rubber latches that hold the Systainers to the cart; they're
not firm, and they will likely eventually break. The carts came with 4
extrap straps each, presumably because Tanos/Festool anticipates them
breaking. I might build my next cart(s) instead of buying more of these.
Sad that a very nice platform and casters can be compromised by a small
but important part. I think Tanos would have been wise to integrate the
latches from the original Systainers instead of using these rubber latches.
In my use, time will tell the full story.
I also received the 100-pack of blank CR80 30 mil cards from
Amazon. These are
credit-card sized, which fit exactly in the label slots of the Systainer
T-Loc containers. Each Systainer T-Loc has 4 locations for these cards,
so it didn't make sense to me to buy the Festool clear label covers.
The Festool 497855 label covers are $8 for a pack of 10. The cards
I bought were $23.50 for 100. I need 20 right now, and I will need more
in the future.
- April 11, 2012
Systainer World has no Tanos mobile carts in stock and is no longer
carrying them. It would've been nice for them to have removed them from
their website. And not taken 5 days to inform me after I placed my
I ordered a pair of the Festool 492388 mobile carts from
Amazon. They were more expensive, and are black (which I didn't
want), but otherwise exactly the same as the Tanos. Hopefully they'll
arrive before the weekend (Amazon Prime 2-day shipping).
- April 6, 2012
I ordered two more Festool Systainer V T-Loc storage units and two
Festool Systainer IV T-Loc storage units from
Amazon. I ordered two Tanos
Systainer mobile bases from
Systainer World. One of the Systainer V T-Loc containers is for
my daily detailing towels; it will go atop a Systainer V T-Loc I already
have for daily detailing chemicals and one of the mobile bases. The
other Systainer V T-Loc will hold air and oil filters for my cars, and
will go atop one Systainer IV T-Loc with 0W40, another Systainer IV T-Loc
with 10W60, all atop the second mobile base. The idea here is to make
my regular car maintenance a little easier.
- February 25, 2012
I ordered a Maglite XL200 from Amazon.
I also ordered a Terralux LED replacement bulb for the Mini Maglite 2AA
flashlight (I have a few old ones kicking around), a Terralux LED replacement
bulb for my 4D Maglite (the original incendescent burned out), and a Terralux
LED replacement bulb for Julie's 3D Maglite.
- February 16, 2012
The Flambeau T7000 containers arrived from
flambeaucases.com. They fit
fairly well into the drawers of the Whalen cart I will be using as my
detailing cart. I now have a means of keeping my various compounding,
polishing and waxing pads separate but dust-free. I was previously
using Zip-Loc bags, which worked but wasn't very organized or robust.
- February 14, 2012
I ordered six Flambeau T7000 containers from
flambeaucases.com. I need
these for my various detailing pads for the random orbital, microfiber
- February 4, 2012
I finally ordered the Channellock RT-3 retaining ring plier set. While I
don't need retaining ring pliers very often, there is no substitue when
I need them. My old Craftsman ones don't cover much range and over the years
I've misplaced some of the tips due to the lack of good storage. The RT-3
set comes with a case, so I can keep all the tips in it. There will still
be jobs where the RT-3 will not work due to space constraints, but I'll
buy individual pliers (likely Knipex) as needed for those jobs.
- January 29, 2012
I bought the Dasco Pro 88 12-piece punch and chisel set from
Home Depot. It wasn't on my wish
list, but I need some pin punches to remove the broken linch pin that's
stuck in my tractor's mowing deck.
I also bought a Whalen cart that was on sale for $99. It's light duty,
but has large casters, three drawers and a thin butcher block top. It will
likely work nicely as a detailing cart, and it's long enough that it will
be useful to have as a rolling worktop in the garage.
- January 25, 2012
The FHLF80 ratchet arrived from Snap-On.
The Bondhus 20499 ProHold ball-end hex keys and Wiha 36267 SoftFinish Torx set
arrived from Amazon.
I boiled some water and dropped one of my FH936-12O in the boiling water
to expand it a bit, then dipped the grip of the FHLF80 in the pot for about
90 seconds. I then pulled off the original grip of the FHLF80 with gloved
hands, and installed the FH936-12O handle. Piece of cake, and no damage
whatsoever to the old or new grip or the ratchet itself. This is the best
way change these handles IMHO, since there's no chance of scarring the
chrome on the ratchet or trashing the grip.
- January 21, 2012
I ordered an FHLF80 ratchet from
Snap-On. I think I'll need it for
the valve clearance maintenance on the roadster, and I've been needing a
long 3/8" flex-head ratchet for other things for quite a while. I'll
put one of my orange soft-grip handles on it when it arrives.
I almost ordered the FHX80 locking version, but from what I've seen
the lock sometimes sticks and it's not really worth the extra cost to
I put a coat of EEZOX on some of my older BMW tools: valve depressor,
valve shim pliers, clutch bleeder, fan clutch wrench and mirror switch
removal pliers. None of them had much rust on them, but the mirror switch
removal pliers had a little.
- January 5, 2012
The stubby combination wrenches from
Northern Tool should arrive.
- January 4, 2012
The Sunex stubby combination wrenches, VIM stubby hex bits, GearWrench
ratcheting wrenches and Magrail TL arrived from
- December 29, 2011
I ordered metric stubby combination wrenches from
Northern Tool, sizes 7mm to
22mm. I was originally going to order Toptul, but they don't have the
size range of the Northern offerings and they cost more. Realistically,
I don't need anything fancy for stubbies; they're not long enough to
put significant torque on them and I only need them in space-constricted
I ordered Sunex SAE stubby combination wrenches from
Tooltopia. It's an 11-piece
set covering 3/8" to 1". I also ordered VIM VM600 metric stubby impact
hex bit set (6mm - 19mm), VIM SHM400 stubby hex bit set (2mm - 10mm),
GearWrench 9911 (1mm flex-head ratcheting combination), GearWrench
9909 (9mm flex-head ratcheting combination), GearWrench 9519 (19mm stubby
ratcheting combination), GearWrench 9511 (11mm stubby ratcheting combination),
VIM MR16R25A (16" Magrail TL with 25 1/4" studs) and VIM MRSB (10-pack of
3/8" studs for Magrail TL).
- December 27, 2011
I ordered KD 41740 from Tooltopia.
The MINI needs new spark plugs, and I'd like to try magnetic plug sockets
instead of the old foam rubber type. I also ordered KD 41720 from
Tooltopia, since the MINI is having
trouble with an oxygen sensor. Finally, I ordered GearWrench 9916 (16mm
flex-head ratcheting combination), GearWrench 9908 (8mm flex-head ratcheting
combination) and GearWrench 9516 (16mm stubby ratcheting combination) to
fill out some of the missing sizes in my GearWrench sets.
- December 7, 2011
I received five Wiha 533 Series heavy duty MicroFinish screwdrivers from
They're nice. Pictures can be found
I ordered some Pratt-Read orange high-visibility screwdrivers from
McMaster-Carr thanks to a tip
on The Garage Journal. These
are simple hard-handle screwdrivers. Once these arrive, I can put them
in my tool cart and put my Wera Rockos back into the basement tool cabinet.
They match the orange theme of my Snap-On ratcheting drivers. I wish
Snap-On would bring back their original hardhandle screwdrivers, but alas
they only make the Instinct handles nowadays.
- November 15, 2011
I received the Wiha 533 Series heavy duty black MicroFinish Philips
screwdrivers from wihatools.com.
They're certainly heavy-duty, but I wish the tips had better anti-camout
treatment. Pictures can be found
- November 10, 2011
I ordered Wiha heavy duty black series MicroFinish Philips screwdrivers from
wihatools.com. They were on sale
for 50% off. They should arrive on 11/14/2011.
- October 30, 2011
Thanks to mom, I now have the Mayhew 61354 3-piece straight-blade pry bar
set. It was a birthday present.
- October 10, 2011
A McMaster-Carr 5002K1
drip leg drain valve arrived. It's actually a Norgren 17-016-107 and
appears to be a very nice piece. I may buy a second one, seeing as I
am thinking of adding another loop of black iron for water removal.
I also received all of the fittings to connect my second hose reel,
but the 5' hose is still en route.
The Wright D978 combination wrench set arrived from
JD Industrial Supply.
It was actually shipped directly from Wright. I mounted it next to the
D980 set on my pegboard, and applied the
heatshrink on the pegs.
The Gearwrench 9312 SAE ratcheting combination set, the VIM
TMS34PF Torx master socket set and the VIM MT1 arrived from
- October 6, 2011
I ordered the couplings and hose to connect my other hose reel to my
manifold. They will arrive on Monday.
I ordered the Wright D978 combination wrench set from
JD Industrial Supply.
I ordered the GearWrench 9312 SAE ratcheting combination set, the VIM
TMS34PF Torx master socket set and a VIM MT1 from
Tooltopia. I ordered a T&E Tools
1882 pneumatic dent puller from
Amazon. I ordered some heatshrink
(McMaster-Carr 73115K73) to cover the pegs on the D978.
I ordered another Stoko Vario dispenser from
JD Industrial Supply for
the basement bathroom, and a bottle of Cupran to put in it. Cupran is good
for removing oil-based paints, lacquers, stains, adhesives, tar and
asphalt. I also ordered a white Stoko Vario dispenser and a bottle of
Kresto for the kitchen.
- October 1, 2011
I mounted my other hose reel by the garage door, using the pieces I cut
last night. I still need to decide on fittings. Initially I was going
to use 1/2" ID hose and coupler, but now I'm thinking I should just use
3/8"; the reel is only a few feet from my manifold. However, there's
nothing wrong with using 3/8" couplers here. Say McMaster-Carr 9585K15
in the manifold, McMaster-Carr 1077T22 on the manifold end of the hose,
McMaster-Carr 1077T21 in the hose reel, McMaster-Carr 6534K85 on the
reel end of the hose, and 5' of McMaster-Carr 5268K627 hose.
I removed the original beat-up pegboard closest to the garage door,
and replaced it with the last 2'x4' piece of pegboard I framed.
- September 30, 2011
I cut some scrap plywood to mount my other hose reel near the garage door.
I drilled the holes, then put 2 coats of Minwax Polycrlic on them.
- September 25, 2011
I framed the two pieces of pegboard I bought yesterday, and mounted one
of them on the attached farage wall near the central vacuum. I then mounted
4 of the Racor PCR-6R can racks on it. It's a good use of space that would
otherwise be difficult to utilize. I'm debating where to hang the second
one: near the garage door or replacing the one the previous residents have
near the firehose.
I'm about to mount the Stoko Vario dispenser in the basement bathroom,
leaving room for a paper towel holder. To mount things, I'm attaching a
3/4" thick piece of birch plywood to the cinder block wall. The plywood
is cut and has the first and second coats of polyurethane on it. I'll sand
it tomorrow and put a second coat on it.
I treated the butcher block top on the Lista SC0600 cabinet with lemon
oil. I could not find mineral oil at Home Depot or Lowe's.
I started thinking about mounting my other hose reel in the garage.
I seem to have misplaced the coupling I bought for it, so I'll need to
buy another McMaster-Carr 1077T21.
- September 24, 2011
I ordered some Hold-It straw holders from
I picked up some nylon rivets at Home Depot (in the panelling aisle) to
hold my Racor PCR-6R spraycan racks to pegboard. I also picked up two
more pieces of 2'x4' pegboard and some #12x1" wood screws. Lowe's is a
better place to get wood screws; Home Depot had no boxes of the #12x1",
only 8-packs in bags. If I had been smart, I would have added some to
my last McMaster-Carr order.
- September 23, 2011
I mounted another piece of 2'x4' pegboard on the cinder block wall in
the attached garage. I need to buy 2 more pieces; one for the wall between
the garage and the basement, and one to replace the 2'x2' one the previous
residents mounted by the firehose.
I ordered pegboard hooks and adhesive-lined heatshrink from McMaster-Carr.
The heatshrink is to protect the finish on tools I hang on the pegboard,
and to provide a little bit of grip on the pegboard hooks. I bought red
for most things, and white for the Wright D980 merchandiser.
I played with mounting the Racor PCR-6R can racks on pegboard. It'll
work. At the moment I have some of them hanging on hooks, and some mounted
with blind expansion rivets (BMW part for the heat shields on my battery
box). I ordered some blind expansion rivets from
McMaster-Carr, since it
puts the racks flush with the pegboard (the J-hooks don't).
I ordered 2 cans of WD-40 from
- September 22, 2011
The Racor PCR-6R can racks arrived. I like them and I can certainly use
- September 21, 2011
I mounted the framed pegboard on the plaster wall, between the door
to the foyer and the door to the utility room.
- September 20, 2011
I framed a 2'x4' piece of pegboard to mount to the plaster wall in the
- September 18, 2011
I bought three 2'x4' pieces of pegboard at Home Depot, and some poplar and
hardware to mount them in the attached garage. I wanted to get metal pegboard
from Diamond Life, but I'd then
want to remove it when I move. The hardboard stuff is cheap, I won't feel
any remorse in leaving it behind. I still intend to buy some custom-sized
pieces from Diamond Life for
the sides of my carts.
I mounted one of the pegboards, on the brick wall using tap-in anchors.
I will be mounting another one in the same manner. The third will probably
be mounted on the back wall, which is drywall and blocked somewhat by the
central vaccum. Putting a pegboard there is efficient use of space. I'm
tempted to mount a fourth, but I'm going to wait; I'm thinking of building
a custom cabinet for my Wright combination wrench merchandisers, and I
haven't decided where I'm going to hang it. This custom cabinet would
open up to reveal the combination wrenches.
I mounted some pieces of wood to the Wright D980 merchandiser so I could
hang it on pegboard. It's now hanging on the pegboard nearest the door
to the stairwell.
- September 17, 2011
I ordered 6 Racor PCR-6R spray can racks from
wayfair.com. They were $4.99 each,
much cheaper than anywhere else. I need these for brake parts cleaner,
carb cleaner, degreaser, Rust Encapsulator, Rust Converter, Chassis Black,
lithium grease, WD-40, EEZOX, etc. I'll mount them on pegboard.
- September 15, 2011
The Toptul GPAW2601 26-piece SuperTorque metric combination wrench set
arrived from thetoolchest.ca.
I've not had time to really look at it or take pictures, but my initial
impression is that they're very nice for the price (I paid $140).
- September 9, 2011
I finally made up my mind on new combination wrenches, and ordered them.
I bought the Toptul GPAW2601 26-piece SuperTorque set from
thetoolchest.ca to put in my
metric chest. They were previously $170, but were on sale for $140.
These are on the short side, but very strong and I like Toptul's satin
finish. For wrenches with more leverage to use most of the time I need
a combination wrench, I bought Wright D980 from
JD Industrial Supply.
These are full polish, very comfortable, very strong industrial wrenches
that will retain their resale value. The merchandiser is perfect for
hanging on pegboard and keeping them organized.
I ordered a Stoko Vario SVP dispenser and a 2 liter bottle of Kresto to put
in it from
JD Industrial Supply. This will go in the bathroom in the basement.
I also ordered some Sprayon RTV Silicone Sealant to try to seal the leak
in the skylights of my current residence.
- September 6, 2011
Rolling Tool Trays
I finished the second rolling tool tray by installing the rubber floor
tile and the handle for hanging it on the pegboard.
- September 5, 2011
Rolling Tool Trays
I lightly sanded the second rolling tool tray, and installed the casters.
I then put a light coat of primer on it and the first coat of paint. I
didn't fuss over the finish on this one as much as the first; it's a rolling
tool tray, it's going to get dirty and beat up. When the paint is dry to
the touch, I'll install the rubber floor tile.
- September 4, 2011
Rolling Tool Trays
I finished my first rolling tool tray to use under the car and whenever
I'm working on the floor. It has a 12" x 24" piece of birch plywood
trimmed with pine and poplar, and covered with Raised-Disc Antislip
Rubber Floor Tiles (6292T274) from McMaster-Carr. It has a very slight
lip to help precent things from rolling off, though it's probably not needed
since things don't generally roll on the raised disc floor tile. It has an
inexpensive handle I bought from Home Depot, so I can carry it easily and
hang it on hooks in pegboard. I also finished the wood assembly of the
second one, and will prime and paint it tomorrow and then install the
casters and the rubber floor tile.
- August 26, 2011
I ordered a pair of Raised-Disc Antislip Rubber Floor Tiles (6292T274)
from McMaster-Carr. One is for the top of my air and electric reel
cart, the other is for the rolling tool trays I'm building. I also
ordered a 2' x 10' High-Traffic Smooth Traction Mat (6821T714) to cover
the exposed concrete under one of my pegboards. Finally, I ordered
some 2" Scotch-Brite Roloc pads to replenish some of my supplies.
Once I finish the work on the Lista cabinet, I'll take a real count
and order complete boxes of Scotch--Brite Roloc discs, along with
some organizer boxes to put in the Lista cabinet.
- August 18, 2011
The Grey Pneumatic 82629M and Grey Pneumatic 82622 sets from
toolbarn.com. I cleaned off the
original rust protection goop and applied EEZOX on the drive end of all
of the sockets. I'll do the fastener end tomorrow.
This finishes my 6-point metric socket collection for now, and I only
need the 82622D to complete my 6-point SAE collection. After that, I'll
move to combination wrenches.
- August 17, 2011
I finished assembling the first rolling tool tray for working under the
car and on/near the floor. It's 1/2" thick birch with furniture-grade
pine trim, on small el-cheapo casters from Lowe's. The birch piece is
24" long by 12" wide. The idea here is simple; keep my tools and small
parts with me as I move around. There are creepers that have small tool
pockets, but I don't like any of them and when I'm not under the car, a
creeper makes no sense. I'll probably make a second one of these for
the detached garage, it'll be handy when working on the tractor in there.
I put a 1/4" lip around the edge to prevent things from easily rolling
off. I intend to cover it with McMaster-Carr 6292T28.
I ordered a Yost 205 from
www.waltcotoolsinc.com for $170. This is a VERY low price for
this vise; Amazon wants $712.
- August 14, 2011
I ordered the Grey Pneumatic 82629M and Grey Pneumatic 82622 sets from
- July 21, 2011
I bought a new Frigidaire LAD704DUL dehumidifer from Lowe's. Brought it
home and fired it up in the attached garage bay. It generates a decent amount
of heat, but it seems to work well. I like the fact that it came with a spare
filter, so I have one to use while I'm cleaning the other one. Unlike many
others in this price range, it also remembers the setting and starts again
after a power interruption. It also has a continuous operation mode as well
as humidity settings.
- July 18, 2011
I finished putting paint on the Wilton 450S. I'll assemble it tomorrow.
- July 17, 2011
I started refurbishing my newly acquired Wilton 450S vise. I cleaned
up the main part and put primer, paint and clearcoat on it (rattle-can).
Yesterday I painted the mounting base.
I picked up a 78" x 34" work table via craigslist. It was advertised
as having a butcher block top, but it's not; it's laminated MDF. Not a
big deal, the frame is very nice (welded metal tubing) and the casters
are good quality. It also came with a heavy overbridge that's also
made of welded tubular metal. I haven't decides how I'm going to use
this table. Originally it was going to be a workbench, but the top isn't
really beefy enough for that purpose. I may use it to replace my old
electronics bench (a repurposed desk). Or I'll beef up the top
by attaching a 3/4" piece of hardwood plywood to the existing top, trim
the edges with oak or poplar, and cover with vinyl floor mat
- June 21, 2011
The Grey Pneumatic 89623RD and 82629MD Duo-Socket sets arrived from
toolbarn.com. The 82629MD is
a monster, it will be handy when I need it.
I removed the original rust protection goop from both sets, and
applied EEZOX to them.
- June 16, 2011
I ordered the Grey Pneumatic 89623RD and 82629MD from
- June 14, 2011
I received the Grey Pneumatic 81627RD from
Advance Auto Parts.
- June 11, 2011
I ordered the Grey Pneumatic 81627RD from
Advance Auto Parts.
I ordered a Wera BDC Bit-Check set from Sears, using my Shop-Your-Way
- May 21, 2011
My old Bosch cordless drill is sort of limping. The Ni-Cad batteries
aren't holding much of a charge anymore, and they are no longer available.
Since I had the Bosch PS21 and PS41 on my wish list for automotive and
small project work, I bumped them up on the priority list and bought the
CLPK27-120 combo kit. It has both the PS21 and PS41, a BC430 charger, two
BAT412 lithium-ion batteries and a carrying bag. It was on sale at Lowe's
for $149, which is quite reasonable. I really like them, they're small
and comfortable while still generating quite a bit of torque. In fact
I think they have more oomph than my old Bosch 14.4V Ni-Cad cordless.
- May 12, 2011
I've long had a need for more pliers. I've been getting by with a single
pair of slip joint pliers, a single pair of tongue-and-groove, some worn-out
needlenose, and a couple of miscellaneous low-quality pliers. Today I
ordered the Channellock PC-1 4-piece set of tongue-and-groove pliers,
the Channellock PC-2 4-piece set, the Channellock 526 slip joint pliers and
the Channellock 718 long-reach flat nose pliers. The PC-1 and PC-2 sets
come in foam trays with cutouts, and I'll be adding cutouts to the PC-2
foam to fit the 526 and 718 pliers. These should fill my need for general
pliers for machanical work for a long time to come. I don't use general
purpose pliers very often, but when I need them, there's really no
- May 9, 2011
The Grey Pneumatic 81635MRD Duo-Socket set and the VIM MRBB36 arrived
from ToolTopia. The EEZOX arrived
from Warren Custom Outdoor.
I removed the original rust protection goop from the Duo-Socket
set and applied the EEZOX.
- May 5, 2011
I ordered the Grey Pneumatic 81635MRD Duo-Socket set from
ToolTopia. I also ordered the
VIM MRBB36 bit set.
- April 27, 2011
The GearWrench 9416 16-piece metric master ratcheting wrench set
arrived from Amazon.
- April 25, 2011
I ordered the GearWrench 9416 16-piece metric master ratcheting wrench set
- April 20, 2011
I ordered Wera ChiselDrivers, Wera Zyklop ratchets, the Wera Koloss kit
and a few Zyklop extensions from
- April 2, 2011
I ordered the Link Tools 38007 set from seller gandltool
- January 27, 2011
I ordered the SSDMR8AO, SGDMRC44BO, SGDMRC44BO, SGDMRC11AO, SGDMRC4-80,
SGDMRC4-TMF4 and TMBS8A from Snap-On.