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Forum topic by recycle1943 posted 02-26-2020 09:32 PM 456 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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recycle1943

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02-26-2020 09:32 PM

I’m pretty sure coffee doesn’t make me fall into thay category even if I do drink 6 to 8 cups a day. I don’t have any issues (at present time) that requires anything more than an occasional tramodol ( arthritus) so I guess it’s my tool fetish.

Several years ago I bought a Stihl weed eater because I had so much luck with my 30 year old Stihl chain saw. It lasted one year and needed the carburetor replaced. Out of warranty – shucks. So I had it replaced and used it for the rest of the season. In the spring, I got it out and irt started but wouldn’t continue running. Ooops, another carburetor. Ooooops outt of wayyanty I was told replacement parts only had 90 days warranty.
Do you want us to replace it ? As a matter of fact NO don’t touch it.
I went straight home and contacted Stihl corporate headquarters. Long boring story short, They had the carburetor replaced at no expense to me.
I took it home and straight to craigs list. While I was on the net I bought a DeWalt 20v cordless weed eater. Sold the Stihl in short order and used that revenue to buyt a DeWalt 20v cordless leaf blower. Everything was going well untill I had to trim the shrubs – UPS delivered a 20v DeWalt hedge trimmer within a couple days.
I should say that I already had 2 DeWalt 20v drills and an inpact driver so batteries weren’t a problem.
For over a year I had been lusting for a DeWalt 20v cordless router but they were $189 and I just couldn’t make myself pay that much for something I might use a couple time a month. While looking for a deal on one I accidently hit the buy-it-now button for a DeWalt 20v chain saw and wouldn’t you know one of the pop ups on the net was a used like new DeWalt 20v cordless router for $118 with 15% off and free shipping.
Now where’s my credit card ?
No problem, I found it and again in short order UPS was at the shop door with my prize.
So, perhaps the junkie part was in reference to my tool fetish.
My trimmer

My weed eater and leaf blower

my chain saw

my drill/drivers

and the router

almost forgot about the 10” compound miter saw -pretty obvious I don’t use it much

YES – I’m a tool junkie and I think we all are to some extent, I just might be worse than some
I just remembered, I also have a DeWalt 20” scroll saw and I’m not a rep or being paid by DeWalt, I just like their tools

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them


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#1 posted 02-26-2020 09:52 PM

Hey Dick, I hope the Dewalt advertising staff are seeing your advertisement for there tools and then send you a cheque for the support….

Seriously we are all TOOL JUNKIE’s, those of us who love working with wood creating objects and artworks….

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 02-26-2020 10:54 PM

The miter saw has a long black thing coming off the back. Where’s the battery for that one? This ethanol blend of gas does a number on these small carburetors, really gunks them up.

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#3 posted 02-26-2020 11:06 PM

I dont know, Dick, that last photo appears to contain all the parts for an Ohio I.E.D. Hmmm…..

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: If you tell the truth, you dont have to remember anything (S. Clemens) Edit: Now where is that darn pencil/ tape measure!

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#4 posted 02-27-2020 12:36 AM



The miter saw has a long black thing coming off the back. Where s the battery for that one? This ethanol blend of gas does a number on these small carburetors, really gunks them up.

- corelz125


You’re absolutely right. We finally got a marine gas pump at our new Marathon station. It costs more per gallon but I use it for my mowers and the snow blower that I haven’t started this winter

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 02-27-2020 12:38 AM

Yeah Peter, you would think I’d get at least a discount – not
btw – the used like new router had a scuff mark on the clear base. Other than that it looked absolutely NEW

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 02-27-2020 12:42 AM



I dont know, Dick, that last photo appears to contain all the parts for an Ohio I.E.D. Hmmm…..

- wildwoodbybrianjohns

Yeah, I know – a gas can, an argon tank, wire feed welder and in the cardboard box ? Those just happen to be foam dividers for sugar cones that the ice cream guy gave me. If I stuff those in something – who knows what will happen lol

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 02-27-2020 02:05 AM

With the battery on top of the router is it balanced pretty good? Add any extra fatigue while holding it?

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#8 posted 02-27-2020 02:13 AM



With the battery on top of the router is it balanced pretty good? Add any extra fatigue while holding it?

- corelz125

I don’t have anything to compare to – virtually all of my router work is done on my table and I just got this cordless yesterday. One nice thing about it is that it’s a soft start and instant stop so there’s no jerking one way or the other.
The balance seems ok with a 3 ah battery but with a 5ah battery that might change

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#9 posted 02-27-2020 02:56 AM

On Sthil weed eaters, I bought and electric at a garage sale ten years ago. It gets its yearly mileage and made me a fan. Before, I’d burn up an electric about every two years,

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#10 posted 02-27-2020 03:10 AM



On Sthil weed eaters, I bought and electric at a garage sale ten years ago. It gets its yearly mileage and made me a fan. Before, I d burn up an electric about every two years,

- Kelly


My problem with the weed eater was that I only had 20 minutes use every couple weeks. The rest of the time it just sat and let the bad gas eat at it

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#11 posted 02-27-2020 06:10 AM

Your new obsession still gives no chance for the Stihl. I always wondered about those cordless srouters. I had my eye on them many times but couldn’t pull the trigger. Like you said hwen you have the batteries the tools just seem to follow. Think of it as necessity not as a junkie. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 02-27-2020 10:55 AM

Dick,
I may be wrong here, but I’m under the impression that you don’t qualify as a “tool junkie” unless you have two tools, be they same brand or not, that perform the same function. If you want to join the junkie club, you’ll need another trimmer, or weed eater, or maybe a leaf blower, or chain saw, ........
Oh what the heck, get one of each.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#13 posted 02-27-2020 11:41 AM

“I love it when a plan comes together!” – Hannibal – The A Team

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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recycle1943

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#14 posted 02-27-2020 11:51 AM



Your new obsession still gives no chance for the Stihl. I always wondered about those cordless srouters. I had my eye on them many times but couldn t pull the trigger. Like you said hwen you have the batteries the tools just seem to follow. Think of it as necessity not as a junkie. LOL.

- doubleDD

I probably won’t buy another gas powered tool other than a mower. I wouldn’t have bougt the router if I hadn’t caught it at nearly half price. Batteries ? yeah, I had batteries from my drills and I think I did get one with one of the tools.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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recycle1943

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#15 posted 02-27-2020 11:54 AM



Dick,
I may be wrong here, but I m under the impression that you don t qualify as a “tool junkie” unless you have two tools, be they same brand or not, that perform the same function. If you want to join the junkie club, you ll need another trimmer, or weed eater, or maybe a leaf blower, or chain saw, ........
Oh what the heck, get one of each.

- Oldtool

good point – I should buy a second cordless router since i already have 2 corded ones. A bosch mounted on the table and a DeWalt plunge in the case that I’ve used twice.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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