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Old 08-02-2009, 11:48 PM   #1
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Just an observation, I was in the supply house the other day and was cracking up at the case the Maxis KO set comes in, I know they make great tools but man, it's like we are transporting diamonds here.....

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Old 08-03-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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Close 'em up, and stand 'em on end for a week or so. That foam will be seriously deformed. And I doubt it would last long on a real job site.
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:36 AM   #3
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I bought a set 2 years ago. It has paid for itself just in convenience. Much nicer that a ratchet set. And easier to use than a hydrolic set.

Worth the expense.
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Close 'em up, and stand 'em on end for a week or so. That foam will be seriously deformed. And I doubt it would last long on a real job site.
I have to disagree with everything you said. I've had that set on the job for a little over a year. It's been used weekly, sometimes daily, thrown in the gangbox, laid on end, laid flat, treated like normal tools, with tolls thrown on top.

The case is still solid and the foam is the same as when it was new. It's closed cell foam, it's very durable. If you ever outfitted a good rifle case you'd know what I'm talking about. The only thing wrong is that the included Uni-bit is no longer there

As for the device itself, it costs not much more than a hydraulic set yet is twice as fast and 4 times as easy. It paid for itself many times over.
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So if it is not hydraulic and not ratchet what triggers this animal?
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Cordless drill

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So if it is not hydraulic and not ratchet what triggers this animal?
You could either attach the chuck of a drill directly to it, or I find using a 3/8" hex bit much easier. Put the drill in low gear and you're on your way.

Cordless drills work fine for remote places, but this type of work could really kill the drill. When making many holes in heavy gauge steal I always opt for the 120V drill.
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I was on a job this winter with one of these, and I am not sure I liked it that much better than hydraulic. For anything heavy or large at all, I did not really find it faster. Lots of holes in light guage, ok faster. But then you have to have 2 tools to do the same job.
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looks nice..how much and where can i snag one?
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$1500ish Here.

Good news though, I can get you one for $150.00. All you have to do is send me a check for $10,000.00 and I will deposit it in my offshore account, once the check clears I will send you back a check for $9,850.00 for your troubles kind sir. I will even throw in a Barrel lock Key as a gift to you from my church. Thanks and God Bless kind sir.
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Nice toy, I'm pretty happy with my greenlee hydraulic at the moment.
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$1500ish Here.
Lol, I guess under $1,200 is "$1500ish" But that's for the set up to 4". We simply use our old Greenlee KO's when we need something above 2".

When the Maxis salesman was at our job giving us the GRIPS to try out (another amazing tool they make) he said the KO set up to 2" was $800. That's not too far off from the Greenlee Hydraulic price.

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