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I recently purchased the Makita Mac700 based primarily on reviews I read in the last test of these little compressors. I see that it is not being tested in this article.
A very good miter saw stand for me would have:
Ability to adjust rest from the saw position instead of walking to the end of the board.
Built in electrical connection.
Ability to store at least one spare blade and wrench.
Hydraulic lift and fold.
At least 8" wheels.
Spot to hold measuring tape and assorted pencils.
A rail on the bottom to slide the folded stand with saw on it up onto my tailgate. This would save me from having to lift the saw and stand cold.
Very light and very stable.
I have 4 miter saws but only one stand. A cheap model that I got on sale for less than $80. I have looked and studied trying to find something worthwile but have not found one worth the extra money. It's my opinion that most are designed by draftsmen, not carpenters or woodworkers.Most seem to be designed around the idea of a folding ironing board table.
Please, please come up with something well designed and worth investing in that will assist my work.
A friend of mine apprenticed as a carpenter back in the early 40's. He was working on a job building barracks for armed forces personnel in Calgary, Alberta. He told me about his first days as an apprentice on the job being unpaid until he learned the proper way to hammer nails into the fir lumber being used in the construction of the barracks.
He was given a handfull of nails and a few boards and told to learn how to nail properly. He was shown how it was to be done and then sent to practice. It took him 3 days of hammering nails in, then pulling the nails back out,then straightening them, all unpaid, to finally satisfy the foreman. Any nails he wrecked were docked from his first pay as was the cost of the few boards he practised on.
I think these new hammers would be appreciated by the likes of my old friend.
My favorite is the Bostich as well. I have it as well as a Porter Cable and another rear loading nailer with no identifying name. The Bostich is nice because of the side loading and oil-less. never had a jam with the Bostich despite pushing it hard.
You fellers better get ready for new stuff in drills cause I need a new one. As soon as I get past the 90 day return period there will be a new and better crop released just to make my mouth water.
The Financial gains these fraudsters make outweigh the penalties imposed. Untill that changes, there is little for these fraudsters to fear. The agencies trying to put together the cases against these lowlifes are also hampered by all the rules of evidence required and also limited funding for investigations so in most cases it's "lets make a deal" which is to the fraudsters advantage.
I'm very interested in learning it tool manufacturers are doing more to enable new battery tech for old tools that are Ni-Cad instead of Li-Ion. I have a couple of specialized tools that are Li-Ion powered and I'm impressed. I'd like to be able to purchase Li-Ion batteries for my older Ni-Cad powered tools rather than have to buy totally new drills. I'm not suggesting that tool manufacturers should give us a special deal on batteries to power our old tools as I'm willing to pay a reasonable price to get Li-Ion batteries.
In particular I have two very good 14.4Volt Dewalt Drills that i like very much.
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