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Old 02-15-2017, 04:34 PM   #601
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Other people's are ok... But if I have my own I'll develop a major reaction!

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Old 02-16-2017, 08:24 AM   #602
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SuperDave really is... SUPER.
He got a good bit of work done while I was mowing yards and delivering teeth yesterday.
We finally got out there and took him to lowes and publix for some supplies.
Gona head out and mow about 40 yards today, then get Dave and head over to Harbor Freight for the last few things to get this done.
We should have the actual raise part done by sat! maybe Fri.
Sucks, I only work three days every other week in the "winter" but it fell on the day Dave got here!
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:40 AM   #603
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im going to be in orlando for work later this afternoon.. want me to run by HF and pick anything up and bring it out for you guys before i go to my meetings? I was gonna drive the car but the Check engine light came on.. so 'aww darn I gotta drive the bus.. yeah I probably was gonna drive it anyway'..



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Old 02-16-2017, 08:47 AM   #604
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Possibly, and thanks for the kind offer, man.
I kinda want to go to HF though, i always find a few things that I didn't know I needed, if you know what I mean!
Gonna buy several c clamps, some heavy jacks for under the bus, and some heavy jack stands.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:51 AM   #605
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I love HF.. its just a FUN place to go!

people love to hate on it but dang ive built a lot of cool stuff with my HF tools!

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Old 02-16-2017, 10:31 AM   #606
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Hell I used to work a job where we used pnumatic rivet guns for about 10 hrs a day building stock trailers. We got all ours from HF because they lasted just as long and were a fraction of the cost of the "Better" brands...

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and delivering teeth
Also... delivering teeth... say what?
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Old 02-16-2017, 10:57 AM   #607
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Other people's are ok... But if I have my own I'll develop a major reaction!
That sounds like bla bla bla bla. I used to think the same think.

When you have your own (or care/interact for extended periods of time) your brain chemistry changes.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:48 PM   #608
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IDK, you folks who have kids can keep them.

I'm reducing my carbon footprint more than anyone with kids ever could!

Those of us who choose not to reproduce are saving the planet for those of you who can't help but replicate.
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Old 02-16-2017, 02:49 PM   #609
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Hell I used to work a job where we used pnumatic rivet guns for about 10 hrs a day building stock trailers. We got all ours from HF because they lasted just as long and were a fraction of the cost of the "Better" brands...



Also... delivering teeth... say what?
I have a side gig delivering dentures and stuff from a dental lab to the Dr's.
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Old 02-16-2017, 03:06 PM   #610
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I was so certain that "delivering teeth" was a typo or an incorrect auto-correct (in-auto-correct?). While I had hopes to read about the correction it's more surreal that you said exactly what you meant!
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I love HF.. its just a FUN place to go!

people love to hate on it but dang ive built a lot of cool stuff with my HF tools!

-Christopher
I have never been disappointed in a HF tool. I am hard on tools to begin with, so if I snap, drop, forget, lose, or otherwise destroy a tool that cost a quarter of what I would have paid... I am a little less angry when I am wandering around the store trying to figure out "what else do I need" lol
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:34 PM   #612
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I was so certain that "delivering teeth" was a typo or an incorrect auto-correct (in-auto-correct?).
I thought it was some clever euphemism that I wasn't familiar with... That's an interesting gig... I could open up a whole new profit stream... Black market dentures
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:55 PM   #613
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In my case, it's not really an allergy (like a histamine reaction, etc). But that's a good shorthand explanation as to why I can't tolerate smoke. Look up Buerger's Disease for details. But I can't smoke pot, or anything else. I can't even tolerate being in the same room as a lit cigar.
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:04 PM   #614
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I have never been disappointed in a HF tool. I am hard on tools to begin with, so if I snap, drop, forget, lose, or otherwise destroy a tool that cost a quarter of what I would have paid... I am a little less angry when I am wandering around the store trying to figure out "what else do I need" lol
My usual take on them is that if I want a new toy, I'll buy it there. If I wear it out or break it then that's an indication that I use it enough to spring for a decent one.

I also have issues with them arbitrarily changing the interface on their cordless tool batteries to make you buy all new when one of their crappy NiCd batteries die or you lose the charger brick. That's a pain.
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My usual take on them is that if I want a new toy, I'll buy it there. If I wear it out or break it then that's an indication that I use it enough to spring for a decent one.

I also have issues with them arbitrarily changing the interface on their cordless tool batteries to make you buy all new when one of their crappy NiCd batteries die or you lose the charger brick. That's a pain.
I stick only with the cheap as h@ll Ryobi cordless tools. I have like 3 drills because when I need a new battery I but a drill set with 2 and a charger for less than I can buy 2 batteries lol.

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I stick only with the cheap as h@ll Ryobi cordless tools.
I love my Ryobi tools. They helped tear apart my bus with nary a complaint.
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Old 02-16-2017, 07:09 PM   #617
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I love my Ryobi tools. They helped tear apart my bus with nary a complaint.
For my home DIY projects Ryobi is plenty tough I don't need Porter-Cable or Makita quality tools. And if I were to burn out one of their tools buying a whole new set with more batteries and another charger is a win-win for me LOL

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Old 02-16-2017, 08:35 PM   #618
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I have never been disappointed in a HF tool. I am hard on tools to begin with, so if I snap, drop, forget, lose, or otherwise destroy a tool that cost a quarter of what I would have paid... I am a little less angry when I am wandering around the store trying to figure out "what else do I need" lol
Snap On took the "USA" off their tools.
That says a lot to me, I'll just buy my China tools from someone who isn't PRETENDING its a high quality tool.
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Old 02-16-2017, 08:50 PM   #619
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I love my Ryobi tools. They helped tear apart my bus with nary a complaint.
Ryobi and Hitachi have served me well for three buses now!
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