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Got my new "toy" in today. A Rockler complete dovetail jig w/dust collector. Along with two sets of the "distinctive" dovetail templets. All for $195. And I am totally impressed with it. The base of the thing seems to be really heavy duty.

Now I have to wait till after I finish my cabinets and kitchen, before I actually get to "play" with it!! }.
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Nice pick up ,Lee.

Now, stay focused on the cabinets (but who am I to speak.......LOL)

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Don't worry about that James, "the boss" keeps me focused on those cabinets!!
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You mean SWMBO?

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Glad it is in and now the fun begins

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SWMBO? Not familiar with that one... LOL
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Well not guite. I put it away for now. Need to finish my kitchen before I get to play with new toys, unless they are needed. And I already made my drawers, so I don't think this job will require it.

Hey Warren, I'm kinda PO'd at Direct Tools. I stopped there today, I have a new customer that's right down the street. And I bought a Ridgid 12v drill/driver with a flashlight and two batteries. And then I went to HD and bought a third battery. But when I go to charge any of the three, both the red and green lights blink. The book says if this happens, that the battery or charger are defective. Well, since all three batteries are doing it, I'd presume it's the charger. I called DT's and they said that they have charged things there in the store (and they even went and tried while I had him on the phone) and he says they all are doing that there. So I don't know. He told me to turn the flashlight on and let it die down, and try to see if it takes a charge. If not, he said he'll give me another charger. Only thing is, I'll have to make a special trip up there. I don't go that way very often. Don't think I'll be buying anymore "refurbished" power tools again, if this doesn't work....

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Lee, that happened to me when I bought a "third party" battery for my video camera. Went a bought a genuine one and had no problem.

If it has been 'refurbished'. the battery's may be at fault, not the charger. They may not be original equipment and the charger may not recognize them.

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James, I also bought a brand new battery at Home Depot, and it does the same thing. Unfortunately this was an impulse buy, I normally read reviews BEFORE I make a electrical tool purchase. I just happened to pass by this place, and couldn't pass up the 20 percent off, even though it was reconditioned. I've since read the reviews and 99 percent of them are bad. All complaining about the charger giving out after a few months to a year. Mines was bad out the box. AND unfortunately, I read on the receipt, no returns. I talked to the salesman on the phone, he will give me another charge to try. But after all the bad reviews, short of a refund, I won't shop their again.
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I have a 18 volt Ridgid driver purchased from HD with the charger about a year ago and it has been a true workhorse no problem with the battery or charger yet .... Good luck, I also have 2 Milwaukee drills that are fantastic sorry I do not recall the model Number ....

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