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Old 04-05-2011, 09:04 AM   #11
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I have a few tools on my short list. A new drill is one of them. A shop press is another.
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makita 18v LI drills and other battery powered tools. the batteries are so good you'll forget about AC tools. i bought the 5pc set and its not cheap but worth every penny once youve used the others for a while.
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Bought an adjustable multi-purpose ladder. I just tried to out and it feels sturdy and light weight. It'* also easy to adjust and lock in place. It was worth the money and fits in my back seat.
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I'm looking at a oil pressure tester. Haven't pulled the trigger yet.
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Got a RIDGID orbital sander. Shop vac adapter, lifetime warranty. Should make my speaker building a LOT quicker.
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Dremel 8200.

12V Lithium Ion cordless. The thing is a beast. Came with carrying case, a bunch of attachments and tools. Accepts most of the add on attachments for the Dremel line. I still have an older model, corded, but no replaceable brushes, and the motor is getting on the weak side.
Its a bit on the heavy side for small projects, so I may pick up the smaller 7.2V 2 speed for smaller spaces and projects, but this will easily replace my corded version, and then some.
My old Dremel has gotten me out of a lot of tight places on car repairs before. Having a cordless I can take with me is just that much more useful.

Also picked up a Skill 18V Li-Ion drill. I don't use a drill for a lot of things, so having a big name brand expensive one wasn't a huge priority. But the Li-Ion makes it extremely light, as my dad has a B&D 18V that easily gives me a sore wrist trying to work with it. This thing is about 2/3 the weight, more power, all metal drive, 400in/lb of driving torque.

Where I am, pretty much without a real garage, having cordless tools are a huge help, with cars all over the place, getting caught up in extension cords is a pain. So these 2 new toys should help out quite a bit.
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Dremel 8200.

12V Lithium Ion cordless. The thing is a beast. Came with carrying case, a bunch of attachments and tools. Accepts most of the add on attachments for the Dremel line. I still have an older model, corded, but no replaceable brushes, and the motor is getting on the weak side.
Its a bit on the heavy side for small projects, so I may pick up the smaller 7.2V 2 speed for smaller spaces and projects, but this will easily replace my corded version, and then some.
My old Dremel has gotten me out of a lot of tight places on car repairs before. Having a cordless I can take with me is just that much more useful.

Also picked up a Skill 18V Li-Ion drill. I don't use a drill for a lot of things, so having a big name brand expensive one wasn't a huge priority. But the Li-Ion makes it extremely light, as my dad has a B&D 18V that easily gives me a sore wrist trying to work with it. This thing is about 2/3 the weight, more power, all metal drive, 400in/lb of driving torque.

Where I am, pretty much without a real garage, having cordless tools are a huge help, with cars all over the place, getting caught up in extension cords is a pain. So these 2 new toys should help out quite a bit.
Very nice! I agree that a dremel will get you out of a tight spot very nicely. Cordless tools are awesome.
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dremels are nice, i got a couple tubes of cut off wheels, kinda slow but sometimes nothing else fits. exhaust, brake and fuel lines, etc.
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the newest i have is a my compression tester
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Needed to use the drill today, it'* sounding bad, sparking inside real bad, and smells funny. Guess I'm going to look a new drills today. I'll bet that one is 20 years old and only a 3/8 chuck. Going to look at 1/2" chuck drills.
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