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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-17-2018, 02:59 PM
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Herb, I'm jealous. Now if you could learn to type with "two" fingers, you'd cut your time in half.
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Herb, I'm jealous. Now if you could learn to type with "two" fingers, you'd cut your time in half.
HAHA I have been practicing with the other finger, but it doesn't want to do numbers for some reason.

Today I tried the sawzall and it works really good on 3/4" plywood . I found the saw has a variable speed trigger, not a 2 speed like I said previously.
The only problem I found was with the blade shoe. It has a pin that pulls out to shift the shoe from straight down and up to forward or back. the pin pushes in to lock and pulls out to release. Well the vibration of the blade causes it to push out ,thus letting the shoe to move to the back and forward positions. I might have to replace with a small bolt and wingnut to lock it in place. No biggy. I do like the quick change feature of the blade, I can easily remove the blade before I put the saw back into the bag.

I tried the circular saw on a piece of western maple 1 X 8 and it quit half way through the cut,weak battery. It was the same one I had on the sawzall , right out of the kit. So I put it on to charge and put the other battery that came with the tools and it walked right through the board and I cut the other end no problem. The blade that came with it was a Ridgid blade, gave a very nice smooth no tear out cut.

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Last Wed. I saw where HD has a sale going on Ridgid Cordless power tools.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-1...9652/205883898

It looked like a good deal, so I ordered them. Free shipping to your door step 5 tools,2 batteries + charger and a tote bag for the lot. They arrived yesterday, and I am impressed. I will be trying them out soon.
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How can you be impressed with tools you have not tried? Getting a bunch of stuff on the cheap is only a good deal if they perform well. It is a little late to be asking for opinions. You will have the answer soon enough.

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Two things to be aware of:

-Register the batteries as well as the tools, if you didn't already.
-Don't let dead Li-Ion batteries sit without charging.
If they sit for too long they won't take a charge. At that point you'll have to hope you remembered to register the batteries.
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Two things to be aware of:

-Register the batteries as well as the tools, if you didn't already.
-Don't let dead Li-Ion batteries sit without charging.
If they sit for too long they won't take a charge. At that point you'll have to hope you remembered to register the batteries.
Thanks for the reminder, I did register them.
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