Stop in for a cup of coffee

General Discussion

  1. dukeboy_318

    dukeboy_318 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

    Messages:
    48,887
    Likes Received:
    24887
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2007
    Location:
    No
    Local Time:
    1:55 PM
  2. halifaxhops

    halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

    Messages:
    73,160
    Likes Received:
    44555
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2014
    Location:
    Hoppyworld, PA
    Local Time:
    1:55 PM
    Whats noted?
     
  3. dartnabout

    dartnabout FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

    Messages:
    13,659
    Likes Received:
    6367
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2007
    Location:
    Central PA
    Local Time:
    1:55 PM
    You say something without all of the facts then 2 pages later give the rest of the story....you are like the Paul Harvey of FABO
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
    • Like Like x 1
    • dartnabout

      dartnabout FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

      Messages:
      13,659
      Likes Received:
      6367
      Joined:
      Aug 27, 2007
      Location:
      Central PA
      Local Time:
      1:55 PM
      Like this!
       
      • Like Like x 1
      • dartnabout

        dartnabout FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

        Messages:
        13,659
        Likes Received:
        6367
        Joined:
        Aug 27, 2007
        Location:
        Central PA
        Local Time:
        1:55 PM
        I'm sorry wasn't meaning to shut the thread down
         
        • Like Like x 1
        • halifaxhops

          halifaxhops It's going to get stupid around here! FABO Gold Member

          Messages:
          73,160
          Likes Received:
          44555
          Joined:
          Jan 20, 2014
          Location:
          Hoppyworld, PA
          Local Time:
          1:55 PM
          I can send you a pic that will!
           
          • Agree Agree x 1
          • dukeboy_318

            dukeboy_318 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

            Messages:
            48,887
            Likes Received:
            24887
            Joined:
            Jan 19, 2007
            Location:
            No
            Local Time:
            1:55 PM
            Nah, we all in pms now haha
             
          • Sublime one

            Sublime one 72 Demon FABO Gold Member

            Messages:
            7,453
            Likes Received:
            16823
            Joined:
            Mar 17, 2018
            Location:
            Fargo
            Local Time:
            12:55 PM
            And now for something completely different.
            So I am at my local Acme tool counter purchasing a couple Dewalt cordless impacts for my guys when the girl behind the counter starts busting my balls for buying yellow instead of Red. I am thinking who are you, and why do you care, you sell both here. Turns out she is actually the local Milwaukee Rep. she was just wearing a similar shirt to Acme guys. Long story short I challenged her to come into our plant and convince my guys why we want Red instead of Yellow. I got a dozen or so Wily E Coyote mechanics that would love to entertain her! I explained if she wanted a harsh environment for testing you can’t do any worse than a salt plant. Tools are consumable items here. She shows up today at one with her little bouncy self. This will be a hoot.
             
            • Like Like x 6
            • Agree Agree x 2
            • toolmanmike

              toolmanmike Moderator Staff Member FABO Gold Member

              Messages:
              66,429
              Likes Received:
              58250
              Joined:
              Jan 18, 2006
              Location:
              Iowa
              Local Time:
              12:55 PM
              Report at 5. Besides if you already have the big D yellow tools you have a dozen or so chargers and scads of batteries. No reason to reinvent the wheel. I would put Yellow up against Red any day.
               
              • Like Like x 2
              • Agree Agree x 2
              • ZMan67S

                ZMan67S FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                Messages:
                11,401
                Likes Received:
                16551
                Joined:
                Jul 25, 2017
                Location:
                Kansas
                Local Time:
                12:55 PM
                We'll need some pics. :rolleyes:
                To determine her abilities...at sales of course.:D
                 
                Last edited: Nov 22, 2021
                • Agree Agree x 6
                • Tooljunkie

                  Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

                  Messages:
                  21,276
                  Likes Received:
                  24254
                  Joined:
                  Jul 22, 2017
                  Location:
                  Manitoba
                  Local Time:
                  12:55 PM
                  I burn yellow as that was what was available. I burned up lots of makitas to know i wanted something different. And all my yellow batteries still work. Good enough for me.
                  My buddies all had the older red stuff, and in very short order they needed new batteries. Times have changed, batteries have improved. I sticking with what works.
                   
                  • Like Like x 3
                  • Agree Agree x 1
                  • zkx14

                    zkx14 Duster De-ruster

                    Messages:
                    30,386
                    Likes Received:
                    29371
                    Joined:
                    Dec 23, 2012
                    Location:
                    South Central PA
                    Local Time:
                    1:55 PM
                    Good Morning
                    Chrome-red-painted-swatch-N-300x300.jpg
                     
                  • Sublime one

                    Sublime one 72 Demon FABO Gold Member

                    Messages:
                    7,453
                    Likes Received:
                    16823
                    Joined:
                    Mar 17, 2018
                    Location:
                    Fargo
                    Local Time:
                    12:55 PM
                    So a little background, we operate a salt plant complete with wet environment. It is very harsh on anything metal. To the point that pvc is actually more resilient than stainless. That kind of corrosive. Over the years we have tried several brands of battery operated tools. Long and short we ended up with Yellow due to cost and life of tool. Battery operated tools are literally a throw away item for us. We saw no advantage in life of tool vs cost inputs. The yellow batteries as several have mentioned just seemed to hold up better. I got a dozen or so guys that can tear up a pry bar in a sandbox. And frankly neither brand has a warranty worth discussing. I give all my guys a fifty dollar a month tool allowance as I well remember the havoc this place wrecked upon my box. I took my box home several years back and am thankful. Let the pups do the work. This afternoon will be fun, she has already reached out to me to confirm and I had to explain food plant requirements to her. No jewelry! Hairnet etc. just think TMM if you had a truck assistant like that you could have retired way sooner, hah!
                     
                    • Like Like x 4
                    • Agree Agree x 1
                    • zkx14

                      zkx14 Duster De-ruster

                      Messages:
                      30,386
                      Likes Received:
                      29371
                      Joined:
                      Dec 23, 2012
                      Location:
                      South Central PA
                      Local Time:
                      1:55 PM
                      Love my Milwaukee's vs the DeWalts at work. Have said before - one exception -the newest yellow 12" impact is awesome. I don't have one of those in red yet to compare. The last couple tools they got are an angle grinder and another hammer drill. Both are noisy and just seam 'Harbor Freight-ish' to me.
                       
                    • jaws

                      jaws I put the fun in dysfunctional FABO Gold Member

                      Messages:
                      4,723
                      Likes Received:
                      4266
                      Joined:
                      Sep 11, 2006
                      Location:
                      Strasburg Colorado
                      Local Time:
                      12:55 PM
                      Morning, we will need pics. checked my game cameras last night and pulled up this. date not rite

                      WGI_0003.JPG

                      WGI_0029.JPG
                       
                      • Like Like x 6
                      • dukeboy_318

                        dukeboy_318 FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                        Messages:
                        48,887
                        Likes Received:
                        24887
                        Joined:
                        Jan 19, 2007
                        Location:
                        No
                        Local Time:
                        1:55 PM
                        Sorry. That’s honestly not intentional. I multitask between screens like crazy so sometimes there is a delay as I think how to word things
                         
                        • Like Like x 1
                        • zkx14

                          zkx14 Duster De-ruster

                          Messages:
                          30,386
                          Likes Received:
                          29371
                          Joined:
                          Dec 23, 2012
                          Location:
                          South Central PA
                          Local Time:
                          1:55 PM
                          Probably 25 years ago I switched from Makita to DeWalt in the shops. Dewalt made the best cordless tools then. I think Milwaukee corded tools have always been as good or better than B&D/Dewalt. Not sure when Milwaukee even got in the Cordless market. Now Milwaukee has cordless everything. And I really think they have outdone Dewalt on most of them. I gotmy first M18's over 10 years ago and have been hooked since. I don't see much difference in battery life between red and yellow (with Li anyway). That said, If you really want 'disposable' you might do more bang for the buck with Ryobi. Cheaper than the other 2 and decent power.
                           
                        • Tooljunkie

                          Tooljunkie King of cobble/master of the broken bolt FABO Gold Member

                          Messages:
                          21,276
                          Likes Received:
                          24254
                          Joined:
                          Jul 22, 2017
                          Location:
                          Manitoba
                          Local Time:
                          12:55 PM
                          I see dewalt is about to unleash 3/8 and 1/2 cordless ratchets. 20 volt. Will be a game changer for me. I dont like dragging out my air ratchet.
                           
                          • Agree Agree x 3
                          • Unconventional

                            Unconventional Well-Known Member

                            Messages:
                            18,076
                            Likes Received:
                            22259
                            Joined:
                            Apr 17, 2017
                            Location:
                            Santa Maria, Ca.
                            Local Time:
                            10:55 AM
                            It's Cafe du Monde Monday!
                            cafedumonde.jpg
                            But not in this cup
                            In THIS cup
                            th?id=OIP.jpg
                            Good morning :D
                             
                            • Like Like x 3
                            • Unconventional

                              Unconventional Well-Known Member

                              Messages:
                              18,076
                              Likes Received:
                              22259
                              Joined:
                              Apr 17, 2017
                              Location:
                              Santa Maria, Ca.
                              Local Time:
                              10:55 AM
                              Makes the old rock farm look like a Beverly Hills hobby garage
                               
                            • Sublime one

                              Sublime one 72 Demon FABO Gold Member

                              Messages:
                              7,453
                              Likes Received:
                              16823
                              Joined:
                              Mar 17, 2018
                              Location:
                              Fargo
                              Local Time:
                              12:55 PM
                              I am looking at my large 220 volt air compressor at new shop and contemplating not hard wiring it in as I normally do. I have not used it in six plus years as a result of the evolution of battery tools. Like most I love being cordless. I am just going to put a plug on it and not tie up a 220 breaker. I plug it in if I need it, with the torque the new 1/2 impacts have it has negated the need for me of air. I have not purchased a air tool in a long time. But I love having it as a back up. I just don’t need air anymore for my work load at home, still use it at plant tho.only down side is the storage of the battery tools is clunky.
                               
                              • Like Like x 1
                              • Mopar Tim

                                Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                                Messages:
                                26,983
                                Likes Received:
                                23568
                                Joined:
                                Nov 29, 2014
                                Location:
                                vista CA.
                                Local Time:
                                10:55 AM
                                Ridged. Lifetime warranty and they really work...
                                 
                                • Agree Agree x 1
                                • Mopar Tim

                                  Mopar Tim FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

                                  Messages:
                                  26,983
                                  Likes Received:
                                  23568
                                  Joined:
                                  Nov 29, 2014
                                  Location:
                                  vista CA.
                                  Local Time:
                                  10:55 AM
                                  Mine mostly for paint gun and future sand blaster. And air ratchet.
                                   
                                • Unconventional

                                  Unconventional Well-Known Member

                                  Messages:
                                  18,076
                                  Likes Received:
                                  22259
                                  Joined:
                                  Apr 17, 2017
                                  Location:
                                  Santa Maria, Ca.
                                  Local Time:
                                  10:55 AM
                                  Bright and sunny 80+ today :D At this moment the heater is running to counteract the 45° of last night :lol:
                                   
                                • Unconventional

                                  Unconventional Well-Known Member

                                  Messages:
                                  18,076
                                  Likes Received:
                                  22259
                                  Joined:
                                  Apr 17, 2017
                                  Location:
                                  Santa Maria, Ca.
                                  Local Time:
                                  10:55 AM
                                  Gordon Sand gots sand
                                  IMG_2828.jpg
                                  Just go up old PCH to Guadalupe and hang a left towards the beach :lol:
                                   
                                  • Like Like x 1
                                  1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
                                    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.