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 garage.
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.
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.
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?).
I also ordered a Systainer 2 T-Loc case so I can finally put this tool in a more useful case.
I used it to sharpen the mower blades.
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 Kaizen foam.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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 me.
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.
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).
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.
I also received all of the fittings to connect my second hose reel, but the 5' hose is still en route.
The Gearwrench 9312 SAE ratcheting combination set, the VIM TMS34PF Torx master socket set and the VIM MT1 arrived from Tooltopia.
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.
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.
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.
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 ordered 2 cans of WD-40 from McMaster-Carr.
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.
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.
I ordered a Yost 205 from www.waltcotoolsinc.com for $170. This is a VERY low price for this vise; Amazon wants $712.
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 (McMaster 70035T82).