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My circular saw, reciprocal saw, router, and brad nailer are all PorterCable. I think my palm sander is Makita. My belt sander is an old Craftsman. MY 1/2" corded drill is Craftsman. Compound miter saw is Hitachi. My finish nailer is Rigid. Table saw, Craftsman, I think. I have it buried under stuff in the garage. Really need to sell it, as I almost never use it anymore.
I bought this almost a year ago, and it's been one of the "handiest" little tools I've used in a long time. I had to replace trim on my house around upstairs windows, and also rebuild my chimney... that little saw was a joy to use. Never missed a beat. It's not heavy duty enough for cutting a lot of 2X material, but for 1X stuff and plywood, it's great.
I have one of those manual polesaws. They are a pain in the tookus to use. Especially if the branch doesn't stay still. I got me a real polesaw (a small chainsaw on a pole for cutting branches) and never looked back.
Okay, the thread title was a ruse.
Sshhhhhhhh!!! This is the actual secret "Man's Thread" where we can talk about guns, cars, tools, beer, etc.......
We will NOT be discussing curtains, cats or wine, and when
we need snacks, we'll pilfer 'em from the decoy "man thread".
I almost made the title "Harbor Freight Coupons", but then realized
the word "coupon" would attract every woman within 25,000 miles.
So I'm in the market for a new cordless drill/impact kit.
I'm leaning towards a Makita brushless set.
I currently have a Milwaukee, but the impact crapped out and
since I can't find the receipt, Milwaukee won't honor the warranty.
So me and Milwaukee are now divorced.
What brand of cordless do you prefer?
I envision a whole new series of movies about Freddie Kruger using that thing.... the jaws look just big enough to go around a neck... definitely arms and possibly legs....and the teeth just give it that "scream factor"....
Cool looking tool, though. I need to check into that.
I dont really have a recommendation but my old line of work used to put me in contact with contractors and they always seem to have Makita power tools. One even had makita posters up on his shop wall.. I remember because they always had a Makita girl on them..
In case u guys have never seen a Makita girl before...
Harbor Freight is a manly man's store and it is the stinkiest store I have been in a cross between rubber tires and tar they put on roof smell. I've only been in the store a couple of times...bought my tool box there.
I remember,years ago, when I first used a Makita circular saw. I was in the basement, making plywood rips for some polysteel blocks. I was right-handed, and the saw was left-handed, so I ended up cutting the cord-which tripped the main breaker. All the lights in the house went off. My boss was a little upset and said some things I won't repeat here.
Very exhilarating! And gives one a great sense of accomplishment.Felling can also be very dangerous. I watched one of my uncle nearly kill himself when a madrone he was felling wedged up and barberchaired.. he was a very dark-skinned man, but he actually turned white at that moment. When I was 12, I was hit by a widowmaker that drove my feet six inches into the Duff.
Who likes chainsaws?
That was a rhetorical question.
We heat exclusively with wood,
so a good, dependable saw is vital to us.
I'm a Stihl guy.
Right now I have an MS261 C-M, which is a rippin' saw.
When I have an extra grand lying around,
I want to get an MS362 C-M.
I also have a small Poulan that was given
to me by a friend who couldn't get it to run.
I cleaned up the carb and put some
fresh mix in it, and away she went.
It's actually a great little saw.
I use it for tree work in the yard, and for
cutting firewood when we go camping.
In the 90s when I was in the Carpenters union I worked for a number of years on a casino job. I was using an angle grinder to cut a copper ground wire off the q-deck, and got a piece of shrapnel in my eye. Fortunately, it didn't burn or cut me, but I got the rest of the day off after the doctor picked that fragment out with some fancy tweezers.