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Old 10-23-2009, 12:54 PM   #21
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Being an industrial electrician I do have extra tools that aren't on the tool list. Certain tools I find convienent to have because I hate going searching for stuff
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Old 10-23-2009, 12:57 PM   #22
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I always thought a hacksaw is a saw Peter D uses.
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I always thought a hacksaw is a saw Peter D uses.

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Yea, whatever you say there, Chief.
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Yea, whatever you say there, Chief.
He's a little delusional, huh?
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He's a little delusional, huh?

Me, or our "Fearless Leader"?
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Yea, whatever you say there, Chief.
Your sentence is now to be burned alive by sticking a screwdriver into a 480 volt disconnect.
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Your sentence is now to be burned alive by sticking a screwdriver into a 480 volt disconnect.
Cool. Let me run out to the garage and get one.
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The guy with the guillotine.
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The guy with the guillotine.

He'd better have the guillotine then. I've got a 480v disconnect I'm sticking my screwdriver in, and all it does is make a banging noise when I do.


Oh, wait.... it's not engergized.



Peter, can I.......... oh, sorry, Excuse me. Your Excellency, can I hook up two 240v circuits to this and get 480 volts?
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Peter, can I.......... oh, sorry, Excuse me. Your Excellency, can I hook up two 240v circuits to this and get 480 volts?
Yes, but they must be fed from a zig-zag transformer.
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Old 10-23-2009, 05:00 PM   #32
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Why is it his right to go through YOUR stuff? Unless... you didnt have a tool you were supposed to have and slowed down a job.

Oh, and by the way... I have a name.

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Matt,

I believe, Matt, that he was actually just busting my balls, Matt, about my tool bag being heavy, Matt.

That, Matt, or he believes that I have too many tools, Matt, and that I am somehow slowed down by having so many, Matt (everything on the tool list, and some other items that I believe make my job easier), and make me more efficient, Matt.

I meant no offense, Matt, by refering to you as 'Tool', Matt.
I won't say anything about you turning this thread into a union issue, and not actually answering the question of the original post, Matt.

Well, I suppose your answer to which (hand) hacksaw is the best, is that having no hacksaw is the best.

No hard feelings, OK? Just being a smartass here. I know that your name is Matt, and didn't believe that it would be an issue to call you Tool.
It won't happen again. I usually agree with your point of view.
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Matt,

I believe, Matt, that he was actually just busting my balls, Matt, about my tool bag being heavy, Matt.

That, Matt, or he believes that I have too many tools, Matt, and that I am somehow slowed down by having so many, Matt (everything on the tool list, and some other items that I believe make my job easier), and make me more efficient, Matt.

I meant no offense, Matt, by refering to you as 'Tool', Matt.
I won't say anything about you turning this thread into a union issue, and not actually answering the question of the original post, Matt.

Well, I suppose your answer to which (hand) hacksaw is the best, is that having no hacksaw is the best.

No hard feelings, OK? Just being a smartass here. I know that your name is Matt, and didn't believe that it would be an issue to call you Tool.
It won't happen again. I usually agree with your point of view.
I thought that was what you were implying, no harm done.

You union guys sure are a strange bunch..

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No.

Seen the cordless porta-bands that Stout makes?? Wow, are they nice! I have used one that has, I believe up to a 2 inch capacity. May even be shorter than my hacksaw. If I could afford it, I would buy one of those, and stow my hacksaw away where I couldn't find it.

Yes, hacksaw is on our tool list...
And, the agreement also reads... 'shall have, but not limited to...'

But, there's that unwritten rule about no personal power tools.

We may have some words tomorrow, as it is. Foreman wants to look through my tool bag, to see what I have in there that's not on the list. First, we'll look in his tool bag and see what's on the list that he doesn't have..

So, NO is the answer to your question Tool ...
That would drive me nuts.

I just bought a Bosch 18 volt NiCd reciprocating saw to pair with my bosch radio, 18 v hammerdrill, and my baby drill.

Alot of the Union guys I see work with brands like craftsman and ryobi. No thank you.

Oh, and I also have the Nicholson. I like it.
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Seen the cordless porta-bands that Stout makes?? Wow, are they nice! I have used one that has, I believe up to a 2 inch capacity. May even be shorter than my hacksaw.
The stout is awesome, replaced my sawzall a while ago. I got mine for $170 on ebay. I got the original version(that cannot be put in the stand) with 2 batteries, carrying case and free shipping. It was too good of a deal to pass-up and I was skeptical at first, but once I used it there was no going back to the sawzall or hacksaw.
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Old 10-23-2009, 10:02 PM   #36
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That would drive me nuts.

I just bought a Bosch 18 volt NiCd reciprocating saw to pair with my bosch radio, 18 v hammerdrill, and my baby drill.

Alot of the Union guys I see work with brands like craftsman and ryobi. No thank you.

Oh, and I also have the Nicholson. I like it.
Craftsman and Ryobi power tools, not the best in my opinion, although I have seen some Craftsman cordless drills be put through some serious punishment. The batteries seemed to be the downfall.

Frasbee, I went with the Makita jobsite radio (white model). Mainly because I have a Makita 18v drill at home, with two batteries & charger.

I am glad that I was able to choose the Makita. Good reception, great sound, no extra crap on it, compact, & durable. (Plus, inputs for mp3, ipod, or portable cd player, none of which i have at the present).

Runs on both type Makita batteries, only drawback is that it does not charge the batteries.

paid $89 new, free shipping, no tax. ebay seller redcaptools.

BMR100W http://www.amazon.com/Makita-BMR100W.../dp/B000V2H7B2

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Craftsman and Ryobi power tools, not the best in my opinion, although I have seen some Craftsman cordless drills be put through some serious punishment. The batteries seemed to be the downfall.

Frasbee, I went with the Makita jobsite radio (white model). Mainly because I have a Makita 18v drill at home, with two batteries & charger.

I am glad that I was able to choose the Makita. Good reception, great sound, no extra crap on it, compact, & durable. (Plus, inputs for mp3, ipod, or portable cd player, none of which i have at the present).

Runs on both type Makita batteries, only drawback is that it does not charge the batteries.

paid $89 new, free shipping, no tax. ebay seller redcaptools.

BMR100W http://www.amazon.com/Makita-BMR100W.../dp/B000V2H7B2
Yeah, we can all thank, dewalt for patenting that. Can't wait for the patent to run out on that as it sucks nobody can charge batteries in their jobsite radios but them (that, and their tools kinda suck...)
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Yeah, we can all thank, dewalt for patenting that. Can't wait for the patent to run out on that as it sucks nobody can charge batteries in their jobsite radios but them (that, and their tools kinda suck...)
Bosch's jobsite radio charges batteries.
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yes, and it was the subject of a huge lawsuit in which Bosch paid 7 figures to b&d.
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Thank you Bosch, for not putting up with that $hit.

I wonder if that's why they haven't put out a lithium version of their radio, yet?
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