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    I normally just use the Dewalt cordless lights,...

    I normally just use the Dewalt cordless lights, since I already have the batteries for my other cordless tools.
    Their 18V fluorescent work light is my current favorite, but I do also have the...
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    I have a Holepro kit with carbide cutters. Not...

    I have a Holepro kit with carbide cutters. Not sure of the model, but I think it is good for holes up to 9 inches. I usually just poke a wire insulation hanger down from the attic where the center of...
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    Robo, it looks like Thermal Engineering made...

    Robo, it looks like Thermal Engineering made them. Model HS-1, discontinued, but you can still download a copy of the user manual from this link if needed....
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    That ratchet drive attachment on the CPS looks...

    That ratchet drive attachment on the CPS looks like a great idea. More than a couple of times I've wished I had 6-foot arms like an orangutan for flaring anything over 3/8" tubing with my YJ. It...
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    I've been using the YJ 60295 eccentric flare tool...

    I've been using the YJ 60295 eccentric flare tool for a while now and really like it. I also have a couple of different size YJ flare/swage block kits if needed, but don't normally use them all that...
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    I don't currently own either of those tools, but...

    I don't currently own either of those tools, but I believe that the Ridgid 377 is a 37-degree flare used on things like brake lines, so is that the right one? I think their 458 is the 45-degree for...
  7. Yes, Grainger. The Proto J9866 looks very...

    Yes, Grainger. The Proto J9866 looks very similar. I may just have to pick one of those up for myself.
    http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/PROTO-Double-End-Screw-Starter-4R113?Pid=search
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    I read something on another site about this one...

    I read something on another site about this one being a possible match for that model, so not guaranteed....
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    Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but...

    Not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I have a set of these long Fluke probe tips that I use for things like testing Molex connectors.

    http://www.tequipment.net/Fluke8845A-EFPT.html
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    You could probably use any tool box with...

    You could probably use any tool box with dimensions of at least 21 X 6 X 4" or maybe something like a sawzall case. I have a storage case from an old Bosch 11224 rotary hammer that fits it perfectly...
  11. Thread: Draft simulator

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    I don't own one yet, but I saw that in another...

    I don't own one yet, but I saw that in another post here last year and thought it looked interesting. I just couldnít seem to justify the $200.00 price tag it carried at the time. I think now though...
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    Another thing about the Tech 60 is that I don't...

    Another thing about the Tech 60 is that I don't think the older version 24-7232 has the IR printer capability that the newer version 24-8217 does, even though they look basically the same.
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    Nope, neither one of them does draft. If you...

    Nope, neither one of them does draft. If you don't already have the instruction manuals or spec sheets, you can download them here to see what each can and can't do.

    Pro 110:...
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    I started using those Crescent Auto/Ford style...

    I started using those Crescent Auto/Ford style adjustable wrenches again over the last few years. What's funny is that I had two of them for many years that I almost never used, so sold them on ebay....
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    I think the 110 may be a better unit, but since...

    I think the 110 may be a better unit, but since it's been discontinued, I don't know how long repair parts will be available from Bacharach if it needs to be fixed some time down the road. I have the...
  16. Thread: Flaring tool.

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    I've never felt I needed a storage case for it,...

    I've never felt I needed a storage case for it, but I have the YJ 60295 ratcheting eccentric flaring tool that does 3/16" to 3/4". It works great and looks almost identical to the Ridgid, but the YJ...
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    Yeah, it looks like on your Ridgid that arrow by...

    Yeah, it looks like on your Ridgid that arrow by the 30-degree mark would indicate the back of your second 90-degree bend on a back to back bend. My Ideal benders use a star-point instead, but it’s...
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    With something small like a pilot screw cover,...

    With something small like a pilot screw cover, I'm wondering if maybe you could use an adjustable watch case opener wrench for it.
    ...
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    I donít have that 16-gallon, but I bought a...

    I donít have that 16-gallon, but I bought a Ridgid 14-gallon vac last year for use around the shop. Itís a great vac and IĎm pretty happy with it overall. If you decide to get one, I would also...
  20. Thread: UV Light

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    Don’t tell anyone here, :beat:but I have the...

    Don’t tell anyone here, :beat:but I have the Tracerline Optimax rechargeable blue LED flashlight. It’s pretty bright and they claim it’s comparable to a 150W UV lamp, but I can’t confirm that since I...
  21. Thread: impact driver

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    You can get one of these 3/8-inch chuck adapters...

    You can get one of these 3/8-inch chuck adapters for your impact, if you want to go that route. I have one for my Dewalt and it works okay with spade bits for drilling 2X and HSS drill bits for sheet...
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    Thanks, thatís good info. I had been looking over...

    Thanks, thatís good info. I had been looking over those Klein pouches online, but wasnít sure if they would fit the puller. Now that I know, Iíll be ordering one of those today. :cheers:
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    Storage Pouch for Ultimate Puller

    Any ideas where I can find something like a vinyl or canvas pouch big enough to fit my Ultimate puller?
    Iím tired of always having to hunt around for those damn blade hooks when I need them, so...
  24. Thread: Hole Hawg?

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    Iíve had my older 8-Amp Dewalt DW124 joist and...

    Iíve had my older 8-Amp Dewalt DW124 joist and stud drill for probably about 12-years now and still really like it. The newer model supposedly has an 11-Amp motor, but I havenít had an opportunity to...
  25. Thread: camera scope

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    No, I just have the SeeSnake Micro.

    No, I just have the SeeSnake Micro.
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    I donít know, but from looking over the manual, I...

    I donít know, but from looking over the manual, I can tell that the unit itself is made in China and the batteries are being made in Malaysia. I hear that people work for bird droppings over there....
  27. Thread: camera scope

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    It seems that Ridgid has recently discontinued...

    It seems that Ridgid has recently discontinued the 30063 Micro Explorer and will be replacing it with the new model CA-300 Micro Explorer. It looks like it will be selling for just under $400.00,...
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    I have the exact same Smith regulator. Still...

    I have the exact same Smith regulator. Still works fine after three or so years.
  29. Thread: 1/4'' plugs

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    [FONT="Verdana"][SIZE="2"] If you donít need...

    [FONT="Verdana"][SIZE="2"]

    If you donít need them to be stainless steel, McMaster Carr sells nickel plated steel push-in plugs in a whole range of sizes for a lot less than those.
    ...
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    I use the Imperial IE-150 flag terminal/pin and...

    I use the Imperial IE-150 flag terminal/pin and socket crimper, which is identical to the Tyco/Amp Super Champ 696202 flag crimper for about half the price. I bought them from McMasterĖCarr for like...
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    Simpson still offers repair of their vintage 260...

    Simpson still offers repair of their vintage 260 meters. Maybe you could look into it if you have an attachment to that particular meter. They say their repair price also includes recalibration as...
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    I have a bunch of the Dewalt 18V NiCadís that are...

    I have a bunch of the Dewalt 18V NiCadís that are still hanging in there. They get the used very heavily, so I usually only get about two years or so of top performance out of them. After that, they...
  33. Thread: rpm measurement

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    I have an OTC combination contact/non-contact...

    I have an OTC combination contact/non-contact type. I think I've seen this same model sold under several other brand names as well.

    http://www.tooltopia.com/otc-tools-3665.aspx
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    I think Robinair has discontinued them, probably...

    I think Robinair has discontinued them, probably due to the proliferation of digital scales these days.
    I bought two of the Dial-A-Charge cylinders from Tooltopia several years back and it looks...
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    I’ve actually had the DC500 vac for several...

    I’ve actually had the DC500 vac for several years, but have probably only used it for wet pickup about two times before. I usually use a small corded 2-gallon ShopVac, but I recently read some posts...
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    I had thought maybe that was the case as well,...

    I had thought maybe that was the case as well, but when looking through the user manual I saw the following statements, so it looks like the pleated filter is always supposed to be in place with this...
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    Dewalt Cordless Vac Issue?

    Iíve noticed that after using my Dewalt DC500 cordless vac for wet pickup, the suction will disappear, making the vac useless until I remove the filter and air dry it overnight. Is this normal for...
  38. Thread: Test Leads

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    I bought the Fluke TL920 adapter set a few months...

    I bought the Fluke TL920 adapter set a few months back for the same reason. I think I paid around $27.00 for it. The backprobe adapters are rated for 300V in this set. The adapters fit on the tips of...
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    Iíve had a TPI 565 hot wire anemometer for a few...

    Iíve had a TPI 565 hot wire anemometer for a few years thatís been okay by me. There are better ones out there, but this one didnít break the bank and was sufficient for my needs.
    Whatís funny is...
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    There is a debris catch tube on the right side...

    There is a debris catch tube on the right side below the intake that collects any oil or liquid pulled in from the equipment being evacuated, but it doesnít look like it holds 34 Oz though, so not...
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    The specs in link below lists the oil capacity...

    The specs in link below lists the oil capacity for the TEZ8 as 34 Oz, but Iím not sure if that is for the oil cartridge or just the reservoir on the pump itself....
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    I’d never heard of it before, but it looks like...

    I’d never heard of it before, but it looks like these guys carry the Serviceman’s friend. They list it as part #TL501 for $14.42.
    http://www.andersonforrester.com/products/valves/default.html
    ...
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    Fluke has the 79 III instruction sheet and the...

    Fluke has the 79 III instruction sheet and the users manual available for download on their site. Just type 79 in the upper search box and click the arrow....
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    Looks like these guys have the Marsh gauges....

    Looks like these guys have the Marsh gauges. Can’t say I’ve ever heard of them before.
    http://www.dm-m.com/marsh_products.htm

    It looks like Marsh even has a catalog:
    ...
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    Where the OP was reading Amps, I wonder if maybe...

    Where the OP was reading Amps, I wonder if maybe one meter was averaging, like the 322 and one was True RMS like the 337. A non-linear load and the different meter types could possibly have something...
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    I know that YJ, Supco and TPI say to use ordinary...

    I know that YJ, Supco and TPI say to use ordinary isopropyl rubbing alcohol to clean the sensor in their micron gauges. I have used it on my gauges a couple of times in the past and it seems to work...
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    Iím not familiar with the FJC brand, but it looks...

    Iím not familiar with the FJC brand, but it looks like it could be a 1/2" ACME fitting used for 134A on automotive AC systems. They do make adapters for it. Iím surprised they didnít mention anything...
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    I donít know about Ford, but donít most vehicles...

    I donít know about Ford, but donít most vehicles with AC have a switch to manually turn off outside air and allow recycling of inside air only? I do find this feature handy when sitting in traffic. ...
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    As far as can tell from minimal playing around...

    As far as can tell from minimal playing around with my wifeís Nook [the digital one that is :D], there doesnít seem much in the way of add-on apps for available it. It doesnít even seem that you can...
  50. Thread: crimping tools

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    Those Tyco/Amp are nice crimpers. Just an FYI...

    Those Tyco/Amp are nice crimpers.
    Just an FYI though, if you know someone that is looking to purchase the Tyco/Amp Champ crimpers for flag terminals and open barrel connectors, McMaster-Carr sells...
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