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👷3rd-generation electrical contractor. 🗻🎣Avid hiker, fisherman - I live for the outdoors!

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Throwing back to this pic from early last summer - my circ collection... 👊 . One of the 1st posts that did really well for me. I've since added a few, given away a couple. I'd also like to think that I've improved on my composition skills a bit since... ☺ . . . . .

New Hampshire

Rotors all-around, on the Outback. On what's a pretty warm day for us up here - 90° and brilliantly sunny. We only get a couple 90°+ days a year, on average... . Using the 1/2" m12 Stubby just because. Really no benefit to it over the Makita brushed 12v there - maybe hammered a second less each on the lugs. Tiny car such as this, the Makita would do much of it for you...

Some of today's fun...

Only thing better than that Taiwan chrome - scoring it at 75% off... 👊

Picked up these SDS-Plus core bits and the adapter real cheap... . I don't believe I've ever run a core bit with just an SDS rotary - always going to at least a spline. My 1" m18 d-handle here has a stated capacity of 2.5" with a core. Figured I'd throw these in with it, for the odd time that I happen to have it on me and find I need a larger hole...

Was able to get my hands on Milwaukee's recent M18 Fuel 1-3/4" SDS-Max Rotary Hammer with One-Key... . She's a heavy beast, at something like 22 lbs with the 12.0 HO inserted - but with 8.1 ft-lbs impact energy - roughly the same as my large corded - she suld get 'er done. I'll be giving my opinions after getting some use on it...

My Milwaukee 15" Packout Tote, as I was rockin' it for a time... . Thought I'd eventually get into a Packout stack - but ended up going a different route, when a clearance deal presented itself. . Anybody using any of these, or the newer Milw bags? Pricing on these a little steep, in your opinion?

Love this little beauty more with each and every use - the Milwaukee m12 1/2" Stubby Impact Wrench! 👊 . Stripping my wife's old Mustang of any newer parts, before taking her to the yard...

Say hello to my little friend...! 😆

Taking advantage of a beautiful afternoon to try out the Makita 12v CXT 3/8" impact wrench - doing calipers on my winter-beater Subaru... . Brushed, as far as I can tell, but pleasantly suprised me. Thing is really light, compared to my m12 Fuel impacts. Took off the lugs without issue - admittedly torqued to only 70 tf/lbs, and anti-seized... . Simple, light tool - a pleasure to use. Someone with just import cars, maybe all you need. . BTW - this is my 1st Subaru, after hearing how great they are in the snow and all. I'll tell you, never again. I live in NH, and on a mountain - absolutely unimpressed...

Finally got my hands on a 12.0 High-Output battery, thanks to @milwaukeetool... . Taking advantage of a beautiful evening - on the longest day of the year - to do a little power comparison between it and my other large batts. Right off the bat, I can say there's a marked difference, running it in my m18 10" miter here. . I'm not a proponent of the wle "bigger is always better" thing. Sticking a huge, heavy, costly battery into a smaller tool - to make it perform like the more-powerful tool you really suld be using - doesn't make sense to me. Sure, you've seen me rockin' the 6.0 HO in my gen-3 hammer drill - but that's because some of you wanted to see it, or to sw you the extreme of what it's capable of. Most of my m18 Fuel tools never see anything bigger than a 5.0... . For a stationary tool such as this, the weight / bulk of these big batts is no longer an issue. For even a slight gain in performance - by all means, rock the largest you've got. Here, the gain was more than slight, so a total no-brainer. . What are some of the other tools that you guys are seeing a substantial performance boost in with these HO batts??

Talking about bags, and thinking about getting another Veto, has me changing things up a bit again... . One of the things I lost, when going over to the LC here, was the room to have a decent amount of wire nuts, screws and connectors with me. My prior bags all had room for at least a couple of ditty bags full. Heck, I even had to give up my 20oz Estwing, to get a hammer into the thing... . The Dewalt ToughSystem organizer that I've been using for such since is great, but a hassle to have to yank out for just a couple connectors, or a few staples. . So, with thoughts to maybe go to an even smaller Veto, I decided to try dedicating the cargo tote to this setup... . I've got the Klein case with my most-used testers. Klein stand-up pouches - one with wire nuts, the other Wagos. Then there's a smaller pouch inside one with ground screws and Buchanans (crimp sleeves). . Got a couple with assorted romex connectors, and the container with commonly-needed screws and a handful of staples. And, I slap my Estwing in there... . I really like those Klein stand-up pouches, and would really like to see them in more colors...

My hand tools, as I carried them prior to switching over to the Veto Pro Pac LC - after winning that ToolNut gift card on here last spring. . I love my Veto - and for many reasons - but I do sometimes miss the ease of grabbing a tool from an open tote such as this... . So, what's your primary bag, and your reason for choosing it??

My Milwaukee m18 Hole Hawg - still my favorite, going on like 5 years now...

- Throwback to my last really good Home Depot clearance power tool score - these Milwaukee m18 10" slide miters at 75%-off, from last summer... . I'm usually not a buyer on HD clearance until it hits 75% off, unless it's something I actually need. These, I would have grabbed one at 50%-off, but they strangely went from full-price directly to 75%-off overnight at many stores... . It was a mad-dash with the bargain hunters all on here to grab them up before they disappeared. Scoring these 2 involved a 4-hour round-trip drive, as well as a argumentative call to HD corporate, to make it happen. Way too much work, but the thrill is in the hunt... 👊

2" TCT hole saw through 2x framing, in my gen-2 m12 Fuel hammer drill, running a 4.0... . Hole saw is @spyderproducts, from a kit that features their Rapid Core Eject arbor. Part of a bunch of samples they sent along. You can get these kits with both these 3-tooth TCT's, or with more traditional higher-tooth-count carbide-tipped saws, depending on your needs / application. . Anybody get in on the recent deal on the gen-2 m12 hammer drill / impact kit? Super-impressed??

My Milwaukee m18 Fuel 1" SDS-Plus D-Handle Rotary Hammer, along with the selection of bits I keep with it... . Has a capacity of 1" with a twist bit - hence that in the name - and 2-1/2" with a core bit. . As a resi guy, I don't use it a ton - mostly just for Tapcons, anchors, with the occasional 1" hole. Works great for that. I do have a couple core bits for it kicking around somewhere, but still need to pick up the adapter / shank for those... . This was recently dropped from $289 to $169 at HD, which I posted about - not sure anyone got in on it. Was a special deal of the day, I believe...

6-3/8" @spyderproducts TCT le saw in my Milwaukee m18 Super Hawg, with the 6.0 HO battery... . That planking's been out in the sun for a few years, so way more of a challenge than a fresh 2x would be. That bit at the end is because I was a bit maxed-out there in depth, where these are really designed for dimensional framing. . These Spyder TCT le saws are rated for use in brick, concrete block, cement fiber board, softer ceramic tile, plastic/pvc and wood witut nails. They're not quite the duty of the heavier ones available from the usual suspects - but if your usage will keep you from possible nail encounters, you can save a good bit with these...

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