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Duluth Trading Post long tail tees... pretty good cure for buttcrack. I bought a couple because I was scaring employees while doing restaurant maintenance.
 


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I am not a plumber, but do come across many cracks at work, most of them butt cracks.

I've been buying a lot of Milwaukee stuff lately...M12,M18, packouts etc...It all started with needing a tool Makita did not make. My toolbox was mostly blue, now its mostly red.
 

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I see ryobi now makes a nice 1/2" impact.. Definitely putting that on the list.

Ryobi makes a metric f-ton of tools.. visiting their website shows you a lot more than what the homeless creepo carries.
 

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The low enders like Ryobi, Rigid, HF brands etc.... are tempting because of price and variety, but even if they work good, they just seem so generic and primitive. They look, and probably feel, bulky and heavy. It would be fine I guess for an occasional task, but misery if used daily professionally. I'd stick with the red, blue and/or yellow brands...which are actually mid grade. The truly high end stuff is like Snap on, Hilti, Fein, Metabo etc...you won't see at big box stores, because avg Joe will not need all that, nor pay those prices.
 

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I’m invested in DeWalt. While not the best, it’s what the local hardware store sells.
 

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I’m invested in DeWalt. While not the best, it’s what the local hardware store sells.
Dewalts good. They have the best battery nailguns and chainsaws out of the big box brands. They're 12V and 40V line has come a long way too. Only thing better would be snap on or hilti, which is overkill unless your making a living with it.
 

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Dewalts good. They have the best battery nailguns and chainsaws out of the big box brands. They're 12V and 40V line has come a long way too. Only thing better would be snap on or hilti, which is overkill unless your making a living with it.
Snap on cordless stuff isn’t that great. I own close to $100K in Snap on tools, and I prefer Milwaukee m12/m18 cordless over snap on cordless… for the most part.
 

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I had yellow tools for years...

I bought a couple red tools... then bought a couple more.

I still have the yellow ones... but if they break... I'll replace them with red ones.

The next tool I buy is the M18 band saw.
 

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I spent almost a decade getting Dewatlt stuff. All that got taken in one fail swoop. Now my Toolbox has a bunch of Ryobi and Rigid. The latest thing I bought was the Rigid Multi Tool with the little 2.0 amp hour batteries.
 

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Plus one for both Ryobi and Dewalt.
I first started with Ryobi because of the price AND because they sold stuff that Ann could handle. Light duty lawn and garden stuff. So a chain saw, string trimmer, driver/drill, hand trimmer and eight batteries later....
Now, my son-in-law keeps buying me DeWalt stuff - more MANLY - he says. So...flashlight, drill/driver, multi tool, orbital sander, scroll saw, shop vac, leaf blower and four batteries later ....He's winning me over, but the wife will still get the Ryobi stuff.

Final thought --- I have - like most of you I bet - a large tote overflowing with corded tools...WTF? :p
 

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I've been using ryobi tools to make my living for the past 11 years, and I've never wished that I had a more expensive tool 🤷‍♀️ we do buy the One+ HP line of stuff though.
 

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So I was talking with a Milwaukee rep awhile back. He said that Milwaukee is considered pro grade and intended to meet or beat Dewalt. Milwaukee also owns Rigid and Ryobi. Rigid is supposed to be entry level contractor/pro grade. Ryobi is homeowner grade. Ryobi has the most tools, but not the best motors or tech. Rigid has better tech and motors, but a basic product line, nothing fancy. Milwaukee has the best of everything and an expansive line of tools, but not usually quite as many options as Ryobi.

I also talked with some mechanics and all agreed the Milwaukee was a better impact than Snap-on, MAC, and others. I do know my 1/2” impacts are beasts, they usually don’t break stuff, but sometimes do. Either way, whatever you’re working on usually gives up. I went to a different junkyard recently and asked about a couple things. The guy kept saying “well, if you can get it off, you can save a few bucks, otherwise we have to charge to take it off. Yeah. Thanks for the warning buddy. I have my impact and it’s not gonna be a problem. FYI, a 6.0 High Output M18 battery really wakes up the impact.
 

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The next tool I buy is the M18 band saw.
Worth it's weight on gold if you use a portable band saw fairly often. Mine has paid for itself a few times over as far as I'm concerned. We've got two or three corded band saws and they all have dust and cobwebs on them.
 

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All the Ryobi stuff I have used always seem clunky and heavy compared to everything else. Even the porter cable stuff I have I like better.

I use Dewalt at work and I personally prefer the Milwaukee for the variety. The porter cable stuff works well and is reliable, but they lack the extensive product line of the Milwaukee.

A lot of my corded stuff is Mikita, but Milwaukee just has the best selection of cordless stuff.
 

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Is a cooler a tool?

My prime day deal was this 12v cooler. It's a SetPower tc20, 180$ shipped to my door including an AC adapter. The website claimed its the perfect size for a weekend getaway and after seeing it myself I agree. 3 year warrantee.

Now, just need to get away for a weekend to test it out!
 

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