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Postby LITT » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:12 pm

The kreg tool is awesome. Super easy to use and the end product looks great.
Which one do you have? The R4 (I think it's an R) one looks nice, but it's $80+, usually $100 regular priced... There's one that's like $30 that looks similar.
The k4 and k5 are being discontinued by Kreg. There have been some very good sales so I would just keep an eye out. Menards had the k5 master set for 79 4 or 5 mo ago which is very friendly

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Postby mac5155 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:59 pm

Is he K series worth it? Or just get the cheapo with a secondary clamp?

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Postby LITT » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:39 am

I find the K series to be infinitely better, especially if you are creating something with multiple pocket holes. Much easier to move the wood then keep moving your clamp. It can be clunky with some larger pieces/panels but I made a little indeed/our feed system that has been huge

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Postby LITT » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:42 am

The dust collection is really nice too

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:36 pm

Today I found out this existed, and now will be purchasing one:


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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:41 pm

Nah, mate. I'd still strip the **** out of that screw. :lol:

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:41 pm

I have resorted to using my 12" bit for stuff like this, haha. I like this solution much more.

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:21 pm

I got these finish screws for a project and they use a #1 size phillips bit. You want to talk about a PITA bit size/shape!!

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Postby mac5155 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:21 pm

I find the K series to be infinitely better, especially if you are creating something with multiple pocket holes. Much easier to move the wood then keep moving your clamp. It can be clunky with some larger pieces/panels but I made a little indeed/our feed system that has been huge
TY. Have a few HD gift cards so may grab it this weekend.

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Postby NTP66 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:24 pm

Flatheads should die in a fire alongside anyone who likes them, Phillips are generally okay if you have quality screws, but give me deck screws with their associated custom bits any day of the week. I’ve never had to worry about stripping a torx head.

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Postby LITT » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:56 am

I find the K series to be infinitely better, especially if you are creating something with multiple pocket holes. Much easier to move the wood then keep moving your clamp. It can be clunky with some larger pieces/panels but I made a little indeed/our feed system that has been huge
TY. Have a few HD gift cards so may grab it this weekend.
i would recommend the k5 over the k4. the front facing handle is much nicer

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Postby Morkle » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:56 am

Anyone know of a good website or place to go to, to actually buy decent deck furniture?

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Postby mac5155 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:15 pm

I bought mine from Sam's club. 2 seasons on it, my family aren't smaller people and it's held up great.

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Postby mac5155 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:17 pm

I find the K series to be infinitely better, especially if you are creating something with multiple pocket holes. Much easier to move the wood then keep moving your clamp. It can be clunky with some larger pieces/panels but I made a little indeed/our feed system that has been huge
TY. Have a few HD gift cards so may grab it this weekend.
i would recommend the k5 over the k4. the front facing handle is much nicer
Do you have to mount the jig to a workbench?

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 12:32 pm

Just had my gutters cleaned, and not only did they send me photos of the before and after, and clean up after themselves, but they repaired two busted screws on separate hangers for free, and included a video of them making the repair. Now they've got a customer for life.

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Postby LITT » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:07 pm

I find the K series to be infinitely better, especially if you are creating something with multiple pocket holes. Much easier to move the wood then keep moving your clamp. It can be clunky with some larger pieces/panels but I made a little indeed/our feed system that has been huge
TY. Have a few HD gift cards so may grab it this weekend.
i would recommend the k5 over the k4. the front facing handle is much nicer
Do you have to mount the jig to a workbench?
not necessary. it helps but you dont have to. i made a work base for it that extends the mounting surgace and also has screw storage built in to it

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Postby dodint » Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:09 pm

Worst recommendation ever, NTP66.

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Postby NTP66 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:07 pm

None of you live near me, otherwise I would have mentioned them.

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Postby King Colby » Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:32 am

Sunshine carpet cleaners, now specializing in gutters

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Postby mac5155 » Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:33 pm

Wall Framing question.

Pic of the wall:

It is about 25 feet long. At the top of the wall there is a 6 inch gap between duct work and the wall itself. It opens up slightly to 8 inch gap about halfway down. There are wires stapled to the bottom of the joist which power my sand mound dosing tank.

Also on this wall is a 4 inch drain pipe, that at the bottom sticks out 15 inches from the wall and has a clean out (for which I'd like to build in access).

I am not sure how I can attach my top plate/track to the joists and have room to accommodate the pipe.

I plan to use metal studs but can use wood if/when needed.

I was not going to finish the ceiling, so I am trying to avoid a soffit/bulkhead look around the ductwork so that it matches seamlessly with the rest of the basement.

My thought was to build a couple small "drop down" frames from wood 2x4s and tack them up at intervals to get below the duct work. At that point then put the metal stud top track on the bottom of the wood. Lastly, build a small "box" on the floor around the clean out. Is the drop down overkill? Should I just scab equal length 2x4s to get below the duct work and then put my top track on the ends of them? I don't think I can get in there to screw in the metal studs to the top track.

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Postby mac5155 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:43 pm

BTW - any recommendations for a 360 laser level?

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:18 pm

You know the little valve lever thing on your bathtub that switches the flow from the faucet to the shower head? Yeah, that came off in my hand earlier. It looks like it had just been sheared right off. We both last used the shower on Sunday, no issues. Like, it didn't feel wobbly, there wasn't any disruption in the flow of water indicative of a partially open valve or anything like that.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:30 pm

I had to replace the nylon ball thing that opens/closes by bathroom sink drain yesterday. What a weird thing to break.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:31 pm

Sounds like you just got super strong over a 48 hour period.

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Postby tifosi77 » Tue Jan 19, 2021 4:32 pm

Huh, I hadn't thought of it like that.

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