Archive | April, 2015

By on April 30th, 2015 in projects

DeWalt and Black & Decker Parts

Did you know about this site? ereplacementparts.com
I needed some parts for this pos Black and Decker electric weed eater and they seem to have cheaper parts then blackanddecker.com? 🙂 They actually win because of their economical shipping their price of the item was actually more though.

This is the unit I have:  BLACK+DECKER LST540 Brushless String Trimmer, 40-volt

I also owned this version:  Black & Decker LST136 13-Inch 36-Volt Lithium Ion Cordless High Performance String Trimmer

By on April 21st, 2015 in Pictures, Reviews, uhaul, WARN

WARN 885000 Corded PullzAll Review a working one! :)

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Well I purchased a WARN PullzAll again…. this time it worked.  I used it to pull a 1000# pallet off a tilt trailer.  (Which is actually hard to move.  🙂 )  Also I used it to pull this janky canopy to the zee purlins today.  I was planning on using rope but the canopy is so big and annoying.  My wife did not want it under our deck and I did not want it in my equipment room.  See who won?  🙂

Well the wench is pretty helpful.  Here is my official review points…. and stuff I do not like.
-Every time I use the warn I really just feel lazy…. it is soooo sloooow.  A come-along would be faster and I do not care about the extra work (I am not that lazy yet 🙂 ).
-The warn will stop at its limit…. which is good.  But it is a low reserve it seems…. even with the canopy…. when it got stuck on crap in the room it could not break free.  A come-along would not have the same issues.
-The warn wench rope seems super short…. Not sure how long I would want but just longer.
-Maybe if the warn wheel for the wench rope was larger?
-Worse thing is…. you have to unwind the rope. There is no release switch. Does not sound annoying…. but it is.
-The power cord…. pretty much sucks…. but I will not use this regularly so the battery would never work.  Plus the battery they are selling is not  Lithium…. it is NiMH…. WHY?  I would not pay my money for a NiMH battery when it should be a Lithium.
-Also a wired handheld remote would have been nice.
-This warn 120v wench is not going to be used on a car…. well because it uses 120v.  What is up with the hooks then?  Shouldn’t it have some sort of straps or something instead of the hooks?  I know they want to sell this! PullzAll Rigging Kit  LOL!  🙂  This is exactly what should be included or incorporated into the design.  The system is pretty annoying to use…. knowing it is not a car wrench.  This adds another $64 to the item.

When I pulled a 1000-1500# piece of equipment on to a rented uhaul…. I used a come along wench (similar to the link) and it was much faster to setup and readjust during the job.  Also the max was 4x which was nice.  The come along seems or is faster….  The only thing I believe the warn has which is really great is the reverse function…. also the more precise pulling.  But the pulling seems to not stop right away…. so it might not be a total positive?  LOL  🙂

So my Warn PullzAll review conclusion is:  (My conclusion is based on pulling or lifting only.)  If you are a total lazy ass…. Hands down best item ever!  If you like to get crap done and you are not going to use it all the time…. you will wonder why you purchased this thing?  It seems to work in slow motion and it is setup for not doing your job.  You can read the warn review here…. almost every job they state this device is for…. needs some sort of rigging.

I do not have the need to lower things with a wench…. but if I needed a portable lowering device this would be AWESOME!  I usually just let crap fall!  LOL 🙂  The only time I didn’t I was using a forklift.

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By on April 20th, 2015 in Best Trailer Inc., Pictures, Reviews, Sunbelt Rentals, video

SunBelt 6′ Wide Axle Tilt Trailer Best Trailer Inc. TB6X12S

Here is a bunch of pictures you want to see before you rent the trailer…. well I wish I saw these pictures!  🙂  They used a 2″ ball and you have to have a really hitch not a bumper hitch thing.  Plus they use just the standard 4 pin trailer plug.  I think Uhaul might use the 7?  I do not remember I have both.

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You can note from the second picture above that the tilt lays the bed flat on the ground.  The last picture just shows the load that I rented the trailer for.  (It was a 1000# load on a pallet…. yrc damaged the wood boxes during shipping that is why they are not all stacked on top of each other.)  Actually worked very well since I did not have a forklift at the delivery location.  Only problems with the trailer for my application was there are only 4 set tie downs.  But the lip on the trailer is fine for small standard straps and the larger yellow straps that you can sell in the picture.

I also have been using these (which are pretty nice):  Keeper 04622 Heavy Duty 27′ x 2” Ratcheting Tie Down  If you have some suggestions on straps let me know…. I am always looking for something new.  🙂

By on April 19th, 2015 in Klein Tools, Pictures

Klein Tools #630 7 Pc Professional Electrician’s 3″ Hollow Shank Nut Driver Set

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Okay…. this is my second set. Which is not in the best shape. 🙂 I am going to sell both of my Klein #630 nut driver sets on some auction site?  🙂  I decided I would post both sets of pictures of what each set ended up looking like when I got rid of them.  I do really prefer the longer shanks of the Klein Tools Inc 647M which are the nut drivers I use all the time now.

I believe this is the replacement for the 630 that I am selling? Klein Tools 631M Magnetic Tip Nut Driver Set 3″ Hollow Shanks

By on April 18th, 2015 in Klein Tools, Pictures

Klein Tools #630 7 Pc Professional Electrician’s 3″ Hollow Shank Nut Driver Set

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I am going to sell my Klein #630 nut driver set on some auction site?  🙂  I decided I would post some pictures of what one set of my Klein 630 ended up looking like.  I do really prefer the longer shanks of the Klein Tools Inc 647M which are the nut drivers I use all the time now.

I believe this is the replacement for the 630 that I am selling? Klein Tools 631M Magnetic Tip Nut Driver Set 3″ Hollow Shanks

By on April 17th, 2015 in Custom LeatherCraft, Greenlee, Klein Tools, Pictures, Reviews

New Picture Review of my Custom LeatherCraft 1534 16 Tote Tool Bag – 29 POUNDS! :)

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I purchased this Custom LeatherCraft Tote Bag really just to hold power tools…. I really do not use power tools very often.  So this bag mainly sits in my truck.  I use my impact wrench the most though.  I also keep my collect of drill bit holders and a couple of my Klein Tools 5539CPAK Canvas Zipper Bags which actually got bad reviews on amazon?  But I purchased the bags anyway and they seem to be made as well as my Klein Tools 5139 12-1/2-Inch Canvas Zipper Bag?  Which have lasted at least 10 years now.  The 5539 are smaller but that was not a surprise and I wanted the colors to be able to know what was in the bags.  I also purchased a Greenlee 0158-14 Canvas Zipper Bag for my Greenlee Nut Driver Set and the bag seems to be well made also.

By on April 9th, 2015 in Pictures, Reviews, Veto Pro Pac

New Picture Review of my Veto Pro Pac Tech XL Tool Bag – 55 POUNDS! :)

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Well it is technically 54.98 pounds…. I think after 5-6 months I can come up with my first complaint.  I started using my nut drivers more lately (for some reason)?  Unless I rearrange my bag my location for them is not going to work.  It is to hard to slide them in and out…. They end up all in a bunch and then I need to read the label each time.  Instead of exchanging for the bigger size.  Also I might have be carrying too many wrenches!  But I did get rid of some of them.  🙂

This is a link to the Veto Pro Pac Tech XL Tool Bag by the way.

By on April 1st, 2015 in Pictures, Veto Pro Pac

My Veto Pro Pac Tech XL Tool Bag Loaded up with Tools

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My setup has changed (it has been over 5 months now)…. When I could actually see my tools in my Veto XL Tool Bag it made a huge productivity difference for me.  I really love this “organization” concept my Wife talks about.  Get this…. when I need a tool I can find it!?!  🙂  I use to just use my Knipex pliers (which are not a bad choice) but using the correct tool is nice.

The only problem I can see is the weight!  Which I am pretty sure each of my bags have gotten heavier.  I also purchased another bag for my power tools…. a Custom LeatherCraft Tote Bag (which is pretty nice for a bucket bag.)  My Veto XL Tool Bag weighs over 45 pounds and my Veto XL Tote weighs over 28 pounds.  I will need to post what my bag actually has in it now!  🙂

By on April 1st, 2015 in Reviews, Veto Pro Pac

Comparing Veto Pro Pac Tech XL Tool Bag and VETO PRO PAC CT-XL Large Cargo Tote

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Well I thought the comparison between the Veto XL Tool Bag and the Veto XL Cargo Tote was interesting! 🙂

  • Each bag is using the same base…. to cut cost I assume in China?  🙂
  • Each bag is really the same size…. except one obviously has more structure!  🙂
  • One cost around $100 more….
  • But each has their own unique uses.
  • If you were purchasing just one I would purchase the Tool Bag no questions asked.
  • I would personal purchase both?  (Well because I did.  🙂 )  Why not?  The bags USE TO BE made in the USA!  (Actually a reason not to purchase the Bag to be honest.)  The owner of the company use to be/or is a carpenter.  Which means he really should know better then to make stuff in China.  I know I try and purchase USA made hand tools!  🙂

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