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Unread 05-31-2010, 04:43 PM   #181
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Nope lenny, I used the cut off saw to cut these windows in.

And im still saying I can cut in a few foundation vents with my grinder and chipping hammer way faster then it'd take you to go to the rental shop, pick up the saw, lug it around the site, and return the saw. Save abit more money too.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 09:37 PM   #182
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hey rodger just send it to me instead. i'll send u a set of ditra and kerdi trowels in exchange if you'd like
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Unread 06-01-2010, 09:46 PM   #183
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I like to see it between users, Jeff.

But you can share your trowels with Roger if you like.
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Unread 06-01-2010, 10:11 PM   #184
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Yeah, you can share your trowels with Roger...

I'm sendin' it back this week so you'll have it shortly. Be warned, though, you're gonna want one.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 04:57 AM   #185
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I burned up my first Makita last week.
'Course I's cuttin' 2" thick sandstone inna hot sun all day throwin' water on the blade to keep it cool. Maybe not the right tool for the job, eh? It's brother did finish the job up jus fine. I'll be replacing it with another soon.

Oh, is it worth trying to repair angle grinders? I've always just tossed 'em, but saw a crate full of damaged ones at my slab guy's warehouse. Meant to ask what he's planning to do with 'em. Thought maybe they were good for keepin' for parts, too.
When I say I toss 'em, I mean I put 'em onna shelf.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 05:46 AM   #186
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I recently bought a Makita variable speed wet polisher to replace my old Flex and gotta say I love it. The motor is strong and quiet and the weight is well balanced. This tool rocks.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 06:08 PM   #187
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I just ordered one today from contractors direct, I'm going to use it to run core bits.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 01:56 PM   #188
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Roving Makita Grinder found its way home again and is still in very fine condition. Happy to report it's already onna Brown Truck on its way to Jeff (silvercitytile) in Nuevo Mexico.

Ol' Roger (TileArt1) even found it its very own little carryin' bag, he did. Not sure how happy Makita Mark is gonna be about it, but I gotta admit it does make a nice way to keep alla parts together and make it easy to tote about. Maybe Mark can get us a nice Makita patch to sew over that Husky logo, non?

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Can't say just how cute ol' Jeffy will look carryin' it about, but If Cute Thing (Marge) ever wants to try the grinder I'm askeered we'll get the grinder back but maybe not the really cute little purse, eh?

Thanks, Roger.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 05:02 PM   #189
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I'm sure Makita can get you a grinder bag for it. I still have mine.
I even have a couple hard plastic Makita cases for the grinders too in my trailer.


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Unread 06-15-2010, 05:41 PM   #190
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I hadda get something for the parts - I lose stuff - alot. Not really lose it, it just sorta vanishes in the black hole of my van. I usually find it a couple of months later. Course by that time I have no idea what the hell it is or what I needed it for. Figured it was better to put all that stuff in one bag seein' as how it didn't belong to me. Besides, if it says husky no one will wanna steal it.

Mebbe it will irritate Mark enough to actually send you a proper carrier for that tool, eh? Then Marge can have a new purse. (Nobody tell her I said that)

And yes - I already bought one. Once you use that thing you'll wanna chuck whatever one-speed grinder you have out the window. Great little tool that is. Thanks for the excuse to buy opportunity to use a new tool.

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Makita Mark y yo argue fight discuss alla time Makita San's concepts about tool storage and portability.

I'ma hard-case kinda guy and I want'em to be rectangular in shape with enough extry room inna case for whatever accessories are necessary to the use of the tool and at least some of the bits or blades the tools uses.

Makita San seems to think these new soft bag thingees are the absolute berries and Makita Mark swears that every contractor onna whole planet 'cept moi likes'em better'n hard cases.

He knows in his heart of hearts that it ain't so, of course, but you can't make him say it.
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i'm gonna be waiting out on the curb till she gets here

so this thing has been all around the country eh? it will get some good use down here thats for sure!!!

thanks rodger for returning the tool.. how long u had it now?
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Unread 06-15-2010, 06:17 PM   #193
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Mark is much less offended by the Husky bag as he is by the PC belt sander in the background of Grandpa's picture.

Maybe ol' CX should change his sign off to "PC tools, they're gray to match my mood"?
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Unread 06-15-2010, 09:25 PM   #194
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the soft bags are nice, but im gonna have to go with cx on this one. I too like the hard cases better. They stack up nice and its easier and faster to see what your going for. I useally mark my sides with a sharpie for easier identification.
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Unread 06-15-2010, 10:12 PM   #195
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Well, guess I shoulda cleaned off the workbench before I took that picher. How's come you ain't o-fended by the Kraig tool, too?

Actually, and I hate to even bring it up, a belt sander is one of the very few Makita tools I've owned that I did not think was up to par. But no matter, it's dead now. (whereza funeral smiley?)

PC makes a few tools I favor. That belt sander is one of'em. I have also a few of their laminate trimmers and a router or two.

But I got a lotta Makita tools. Yep, I certainly have. Like'em, too. Even the ones what ain't got no box.

And I've gotta say for cordless tools they're a hands-down winner. Even with the soft bag they come in, into which you can toss waaaay too many tools but can't sort out your blades and bits and changing tools and .......... stuff. Just good stuff that XLT line and the Compact line that came along right on their heels.

Anybody ain't got hisownself a cordless angle grinder is just not havin' fun, yet. Yep, I laughed when it was first suggested to me, prolly by someone known to us, eh? But you just try to git that little booger outa my hands now.
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