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Old 04-16-2017, 06:02 PM   #5241
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I can't quite read what kneepads those are.... What brand and model #?

Around here they call em "San Francisco Sandals"......
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Old 04-16-2017, 06:08 PM   #5242
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Need to get a sanding pad attachment with 180 grit or finer sandpaper. Those tools do a excellent job on sanding the callouses on the bottom of your feet. I know from experience.

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Haven't used them on calluses....but I have used the sanding attachment before. It does do a good job.
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Those look very interesting, haven't heard or seen anyone using them before.

Keep us posted, I'm always interested in something that works. They look like they could be a little uncomfortable to me, with that matrix pattern. I wonder how that makes your knees feel after a few hours, like that matrix pattern will dig into your skin?
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Does a very good job. I am using about a 80 grit for now which is a bit aggressive for calluses.

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Does a very good job. I am using about a 80 grit for now which is a bit aggressive for calluses.

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Now my wife will want mine in the bathroom all the time for sandal season.

I could give her the M12 and buy a new M18.......THANKS!
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10" Klein/NWS re-brands and a set of Williams ratchets.
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Scored this Ideal kit on clearance for $51, which is about what the pouch alone goes for. Web belt was included too, but forgot to stick it in for the pic.

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Old 05-15-2017, 11:59 PM   #5248
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Wow I'm jealous! Nice buy dude!
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Those Steel flex knee pads cost $90 bucks !!!!! Sheeeze I hope they work!!!
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I've been thinking about upgrading to a high quality set of ratcheting combo wrenches, as my Huskies are pretty sloppy on the open end, enough that using them on a unistrut strap bolt (oh man I loathe those cheap POS bolts with factory rounded corners!) leaves me praying to the elder gods that I don't make complete circles out of the head. I figured I'd order one of each brand that interested me (without having to track down a dumb truck) in 7/16" and see what I like enough to order in a full set.

Left to right is the Husky, Wera Joker, Proto ASD and SK X-Frame. Nice progression in lengths, with the SK a whole inch longer than the Husky. All of them have some interesting trickery in the open end to help grab a hex and keep it from rounding over, little ridges and wavy bits. The Wera has some mad science going on with a jaw that's like a partial 12-point socket with a 6 point insert bolted to it. The way they overlap gives it the ability to hold a nut or bolt on its own, thought that was pretty cool.

The ratcheting ends were all different. Wera has a traditional 12- point socket type, Proto has a 12-point spline / universal that's also angled and reversible, SK has a 6-point hex socket with a ludicrously fine ratcheting mechanism that's supposed to also be even more strong & durable than the traditional kind, with the hex head supposed to allow you to put some more muscle into it without rounding like a 12-point. I rigged up a little test of the low angle ratcheting abilities: a right angle bracket bolted to unistrut in the third hole, which all 4 could just reach. The Husky couldn't do a damn thing, Proto was not having a good time of it because the angle took it up to where it was hitting the rolled edges of the strut instead of the full width, the SK was oddly inconsistent, sometimes hitting an angle where the slop between the socket and the nut was just enough to keep the teeth from engaging, but I could clear it up by putting pressure on the wrench in line with it, as if I'm trying to push it further into the strut. The Wera just kept ratcheting like a champ, clockwise or counter.

I was expecting to like the X-Frame best, but Wera's Joker put in a surprising show, I really liked it a lot.
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Of course, the fatal flaw in my plan is that I can't test 7/16 on those stupid cheap unistrut strap bolts. Guess I'll have to order 'em all in 3/8 for the next round!


$2500 poorer and 17 complete sets later, maybe my testing will be complete...
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Thanks for putting the time into this! That's sort of how I do it. Buy one before I buy a set.
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Fluke 374 clamp on, because I do so much DC stuff.
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Those Steel flex knee pads cost $90 bucks !!!!! Sheeeze I hope they work!!!
Yea, they're not cheap but neither are knee replacements. I learned the hard way, you gotta take care of your joints...and body in general.

Its been a few weeks now, and a couple things I've noticed...

- A few of the seams have become frayed, and while its not the biggest deal, I think for the price, they should hold up a little better. I plan on emailing the company about it.

- Also, they're not the quickest things to put on. If I only need kneepads for quick minute, I'm hesitant to grab them just because by the time I put them on, I could have finished the task.

- Climbing ladders with them is annoying. They stick out a good bit and I catch them on every rung.

Even with those caveats, they still do a very good job at protecting your knees, and thats obviously what is most important. They are far and away better than anything that I've tried from HD or Lowes..and believe me I've tried almost all of them.

And FYI, you can find them for a little cheaper if you do your homework. I got them for $70 and free shipping. It was worth it to me.
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More new toys! Gonna be wrenching on the car this long weekend, figured I might as well throw the money saved not taking it in to the shop on new toys.

I played with the One-Key settings a little bit and it is pretty slick. Made a custom ultra-low setting of 350RPM and torque level 1 and I was impressed that it worked. I was able to grab a spinning socket and stop it without straining at all, that's some sensitivity. Full speed, nuh-uh, not trying that.

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More new toys! Gonna be wrenching on the car this long weekend, figured I might as well throw the money saved not taking it in to the shop on new toys.

I played with the One-Key settings a little bit and it is pretty slick. Made a custom ultra-low setting of 350RPM and torque level 1 and I was impressed that it worked. I was able to grab a spinning socket and stop it without straining at all, that's some sensitivity. Full speed, nuh-uh, not trying that.

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Maybe it "is" different.
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I just got a m18 hackzall, yay I'm included!
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