Old 18th March 2009, 04:13   #2161
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you use them at home or in the clubs?
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Old 18th March 2009, 04:18   #2162
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Home. Clubs would need something quite a lot louder.

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Old 18th March 2009, 06:52   #2163
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LG KP-100 cell phone (not SIM locked). I wanted a phone without tons of crap, like a camera and bluetooth and java and and and .... I know I could have settled for a "normal" phone, but I don't like paying for things I don't use. So I bought this LG which turned out to be very cheap.
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Old 18th March 2009, 07:48   #2164
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Old 18th March 2009, 10:12   #2165
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Home. Clubs would need something quite a lot louder.
Correct on all accounts.

I must say, I am quite impressed with those studios. Great range with exceptionally low distortion... just what a monitor should be!
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Old 19th March 2009, 02:44   #2166
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They seem quite well reviewed, at least on the first few that popped up on Google. I'm not so sure that bass boost options can replace a proper large woofer (generally you have to turn bass up a lot to hear extra-low frequencies, and by that time the higher bass is too loud), but having a big woofer makes items less portable and less easy to fit in tight working spaces, not to mention a significant change in price point.

In this case, it looks to me like $200 includes two very good speakers, plenty of ins and outs that can work simultaneously together, and an amplifier that is plenty strong to produce clean sound at a productive volume level appropriate for small studio work with music.

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Old 19th March 2009, 03:32   #2167
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I fail at purchases . I ordered the wrong size bicycle gloves because I measured my hand wrong, and I bought a rear bicycle rack that doesn't mount how I thought it did and in fact mounts very impossibly for my bike. Then I accused the bike store of ripping me off (about the rack) etc etc, great times.
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Old 19th March 2009, 04:05   #2168
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Old 19th March 2009, 04:43   #2169
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I bought a 55mm lens filter for my Nikon D40 once, even though that's the incorrect size, as it takes 52mm lens filters...I don't remember if I did my homework and looked up lens filter sizes for my D40, and if I did I didn't remember what the size was...The only thing running through my mind when I got the filter was that the lens is an 18-55mm, which incorrectly stuck in my head as the lens size...I didn't realize it was the wrong size when it wouldn't attach to the lens, leaving me to think "How the fuck am I supposed to use this?" until I Google searched D40 lens filter sizes...If I paid attention to the lens cover, it says 52mm underneath it...

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Old 19th March 2009, 11:47   #2170
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Oh and roh, please reread your original post, you talked about light "hitting the lens at oblique angles". Filtering that would only produce nice corner shading.
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Old 20th March 2009, 01:42   #2171
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Old 20th March 2009, 02:00   #2172
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Old 20th March 2009, 19:52   #2173
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Old 21st March 2009, 03:18   #2175
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Old 22nd March 2009, 13:54   #2176
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My last large purchase:

DeWalt DC927 18V cordless hammerdrill

It was originally $349, but Home Depot lowered the price to $309, so I snatched it up. Came with a side handle, two "Nano-tech" batteries, and a charger in a relatively tough looking carry case. It's teh sex, and it should make my new job a bit easier.
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Old 22nd March 2009, 15:19   #2177
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Hammer drills kick ass; there's nothing more rewarding than drilling through stone, but it still pisses me off that they don't have an A/C adapter for any of them if you just want to use it as a corded-drill for all-day work while not worrying about charging. Someone really needs to either invent a cord attachment or tell me where to get them if they already exist.

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Old 22nd March 2009, 18:02   #2178
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I've never tried a cordless hammer drill. I've just found a plug.

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Old 22nd March 2009, 18:15   #2179
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Even with a hammerdrill, it still takes a lot of time to get through limestone. I had to work for a couple of hours to get through this 18" thick foundation, even with a lot of hose water to keep things sharp and cool. This hammer drill is nice because it includes replaceable electrical points, something that is usually the cause of drill failure, which means when it dies, it has about 5 more lives before I have to buy more points.

Another nice feature that this has that I don't often see on cordless models is what I like to call cruise control - the button that holds the trigger in place for long drilling jobs. Some day I'd like a cordless hammer drill though.

That's a 5/8" x 24" (I think) masonry bit on there used for running a plumbing pipe outside for a garden hose.



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Old 22nd March 2009, 18:51   #2180
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haha.... whats that evil grin for, found gold in there?

in seriousness though, is this stuff harder to drill than concrete walls? i think so because of the force needed to make you use the sponge matress (i hate those things, they make the bed really uncomfortable, even on high quality beds)

glad to see you found something to do, is it for money? or are you making a home improvement? either way, thats cool
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Old 22nd March 2009, 19:00   #2181
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Old 22nd March 2009, 19:39   #2182
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I bought a corded hammer drill the other day, $20nzd (about $10usd), it has a cruise button. It's also a plastic chinese made piece of crap (XU1 brand) that actually says right on it: "not intended for industrial or high frequency use", it says in the manual that it can't take more that a 10mm bit for masonry drilling.
Since it will get used to make 8x7.5mm holes in a 1.45mm gauge piece of aluminum and then probably be forgotten about, and even it if it remembered will likely never see use of the hammer setting, it's fine for my needs.
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Old 23rd March 2009, 00:33   #2183
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I was only smiling because I thought it was odd that Renee wanted to take a pic of the project and she was saying funny shit while holding the camera. The job was a while ago when I lived near my parents - I was in Ohio, they were in Pennsylvania (It's in their basement). They gave me beer and food, and paid for the drill bit, which I kept; it cost between $20 and $30. The wire hangars holding the pipe in place were temporary; things are 'well hung' now. It's not one of the best views of the 149 year old house, but I'll toss in a better one at the end.




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Old 23rd March 2009, 01:50   #2184
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That reminds me of my friend's neighbor. In place of a sill cock, there was a garden hose sticking out of the wall. I have no idea what that was about. I guess they wanted to eliminate the middleman.
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Old 23rd March 2009, 21:01   #2185
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Old 23rd March 2009, 21:42   #2186
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Old 25th March 2009, 02:24   #2187
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I bought this at walmart today. I'm not really a fan of adjustable wrenches, they just round everything off and force you to bring out the vise-grips which makes it worse.

Adjustable wrench + vise-grips = Stanleys Maxgrip. For an adjustable wrench this thing is awesome, no more rounded bolt heads.
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Old 25th March 2009, 02:39   #2188
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that's pretty nifty there

never seen one of those before - Ima get me one, but not from wal mart

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Old 25th March 2009, 03:48   #2189
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You can buy it from sears, but it's a bit more expensive than walmart.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...tanley+maxgrip
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Old 25th March 2009, 07:30   #2190
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I've always known that as a mole grip - I've got several of different sizes, they're great...
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Old 25th March 2009, 07:38   #2191
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I'd rather pay more at Sears, but most of the time, if you get there on a sale or go with a "craftstman club" card you can get stuff, even non-craftstman stuff at very large discounts. Plus I have a friend that works at a Sears during the summers between school years that would be willing to buy for me with employee discount.

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Old 25th March 2009, 12:51   #2192
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I like sears, the employees are usually very helpful and informative. If it wasn't for craftsmen tools I'd probably never go to sears. If I'm looking for a tool I always try to buy craftsmen. The quality of most of their tools is very good, plus the lifetime warranty is awesome. I have a few friends who swear by Snap-on though. They tend to look down on craftsmen. Craftsmen may not be "Top of the line" but for the money you get really good tools that will last for quite a while.
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I bought this at walmart today. I'm not really a fan of adjustable wrenches, they just round everything off and force you to bring out the vise-grips which makes it worse.

Adjustable wrench + vise-grips = Stanleys Maxgrip. For an adjustable wrench this thing is awesome, no more rounded bolt heads.
You actually threw me off there for a moment until I realized you were referring to a crescent wrench.
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Almost all reputable hand tools are guaranteed forever, and some brands are rated higher for strength and durability; however:

The price is reasonable...
...and you don't have to worry about the manufacturer when you need to take advantage of the warranty. You just show up at Sears store and say it's bad, and they replace it with something equal or better. Immediately. No questions asked. Even if you abused it and used it for something it was not at all designed for. Instant replacement, even if the broken one is 23 years old. Then you go back to your project without having lost much time.

Snap-On, S-K, Stanley, Napa, and all the others do not have that convenience for the warranty/guarantee.

Now, power tools (drills, electric saws, etc.) and engine tools (mowers, weed whackers, etc.) are a different story altogether. Don't buy that shit, stick with Craftsman hand tools, and leave the other stuff to better brands.

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In my opinion, the best hand tools come from Klein.

We use some of their products at work and they feel like they'll last forever.

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Old 29th March 2009, 01:20   #2196
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When it comes to tools, I look for "Made In The USA" before I look at brand names. Almost all tool manufacturers have some tools that are made in China, so I'm just very selective with what I buy. Generally, Craftsman is my first choice for general purpose tools (wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers, etc). I have quite a few Klein tools as well.

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I always buy Klein if I can. They're rock solid.

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Old 29th March 2009, 03:19   #2198
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With the ladder rack - don't know if you're interested, but when I worked on a paint crew, the guy liked having some cloth (in his case, carpet) over the steel to prevent paint-chipping friction. It's ugly but it worked for him.

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