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For practical, durable and quality made products that are made to last.
does it have to be durable for life or just really super durable and good quality?
Both can fit, depending on the item
Some items can't really last *for life*, but like you said super durable and good quality is good
Sometimes you are looking for tools that *need* to be reliable. Sometimes you are looking for quality things because, hey, they're often better and last longer, and you can wind up saving money in the long run by getting a good quality item rather than purchasing multiple poor quality items.
well then i'll make the first post: get ahold of a plash palatka. extremely durable, has many uses (tarp, tent, sack, hoodie, ect), is waterproof, best thing you can bring along for lightweight camping. just make sure it was waxed first.
~$35 and you can find it on ebay
I recommend Nutnfancy on youtube for all reviews
yall got any modern brand tool suggestions?
most stuff today is plastic and not reliable like an old black and decker
For outdoor power tools you won't beat Stihl.
Milwaukee is really good for other stuff if you can afford it
DeWalt is cheaper and almost as good quality. Good for hobbyists and home owners
Craftsman is always good, but apparently they won't be honoring their warranty soon.
Don't take my word on that
I use Klein screwdrivers
ive never worked with any Stihl tools but ive heard good things
craftsman has gone down in quality.... lots of plastic now
old craftsman tools are the tits
ive only had good experiences with dewalt, but am open to trying a new brand
Milwaukee tools all day everyday! I stand by Milwaukee, my only choice. Hand tools and power
Milwaukee lineman pliers stomp the shit out of Kline tools. Buy them for life and they are cheaper in price by about 20 bucks
Hammers Eastwing straight claw. Tack hammers Eastwing as well.
fuck its nice talkin about tools when youre surrounded by liberal cucks and fags
Never had a problem with Ridgid. But pros in HVAC have always sworn by DeWalt
both of my grandpas' tools still hold up better than anything new
@Goose same here I work for a 67 year old who has 40+ year old tools of his own, and he also has tools we use that his dad used.
old drill sets fetch a pretty penny at auctions nowadays
We do historic preservation so it makes sense we still use old tools.
I worked around an electrician who used an old wooden tool box, it was sweet.
Old hand planes are 100 times better than the "best" one made these days. New ones are cheesy and cheap feeling.
Eastwing makes the best hammers
Bro, I bought them only a few years ago
Oh ok. I noticed some of the stuff you're around and was curious.
Actually I watched some guys lay underground power lines and I was like I wonder if that's the kind of work Johno does.
I would like to suggest a tape measure, if you don't already have a preference.
Milwaukee so sweet. I dropped this one 3 stories on to pavement and it didn't screw it up, I had the tape locked about 48in out. One of the magnets broke out but no big deal.
You can read it from both sides and it has an architectural scale on it.
Very nice tape.
We need a rating system
While I'm at it😂 , anyone use impact guns everyday? I broke my Milwaukee a few months ago so I've been using my hammer/clutch drill for everything. It's to much work haha.
The cheapest tool only Milwaukee I can buy is like $125 on ebay. A brand new DeWalt is $99 everyday at Lowe's with I believe 2 batteries. Anyone use the shit out of one of the 20volt DeWalts? Impact.
Had it for 5 years, never a problem
Actually, I dropped it from 4 stories last year. I encountered a small problem
Right on. I dropped a Makita from just above 3 stories it survived, but it didn't have the power my Milwaukee had.
Pretty good battery life? And do the batteries charge pretty quick, like a half hour or so? I appreciate it.
Yeah, the 3ah battery lasts for 2 days for me. Our work load is probably different, though. I'd say it would last 3/4 of a day doing carpentry. Batteries charge in an hour
Sorry, 4 ah
That's still good. I drive a lot of screws but only for a few hours, probably 3ish. I use a lot of nail guns. I got around a day out of mine, depending on how much it was used.
Cool, thanks bro. I think I'm going to diversify my tools haha.
Having to deal with 2 different sets of batteries is a pain in the ass
@RevStench I use impacts daily. Ingersoll Rand is also a good brand.
I don't use that hammer drill often if I don't have to. I still use 2 12volt batteries and 2 18 volt. So the DeWalt is still going to save me money.
@DCViking for driving screws?
Word, but I'll keep that in mind when I have to buy a new one of those impacts, but I'm looking for one of the battery operated screw impacts. They should have a different name.haha
I use dewalt but my dad uses makita and has been for a couple decades now and they're still going strong.
Are some decent power hand tools. Whether they last kinda depends on what tool it is. I’ve had 6 or 7 dewalt drills/screw guns that have burnt up on me but I like their design so I keep buying em.
Stanley and Johnson make decent levels, tapes, speed squares whatever
Ironically enough Skill Saw makes great circular saws. They’re cheap weekend warrior brand but they’ve been doing it so long they make a decent saw. They also make high production commercial saws too
@RevStench What kinda Nd of nail guns you use for finish nailing? I really like my Senco pin nailer for trimming stuff. Super lightweight. I used to use porter cable but moved on
Bosch is top tier
@Deleted User I use semco brad finish gun and a senco and porter cable gun for 16 penny.
Love them both.
@John O - I have one of those heated Bosch jackets, it's amazing. The battery lasts about 6 hours of continual use.
Battery powered circular saws are dangerous in my opinion. They don't have enough power and they kick back a lot. Good way to cut off fingers.
I use a DeWalt battery operated nail gun for brads, it's awesome for finish work.
@RevStench That reminds me of an old comic from the New Yorker with a guy who wrapped himself up in an electric fence for the winter
Yeah Swanson is great. Battery powered circ saws suck
I like worm drives but don’t have one.
My ryobi hammer drill caught on fire while trying to mix concrete with it
Snow and Neally make a great wood axe
@Deleted User I don't use an ax a whole lot, but what makes those axes so good? Like why those over the competition?
Sturdy, sharpens easily, light for its strength, USA made, pretty affordable
Oh cool. Thanks for the info man. I've never thought about what makes an ax one worth having.
Ok not trying to show off here but I got myself a really nice watch I’ll hopefully have for life then leave it to my son
Steel not platinum 😀
Let’s just say I could have bought a used car
Nice looking watch
I’m probably about 20 years older than most people on this server
Omegas are incredible watches that last forever and not as finicky as a Rolex or some of the other luxury brands
Just not sure how much of that money went to schlomo
I was thinking of getting a good watch
I want to get some nice jewelry
Better to save my money, though, I have big plans and need every penny for it
God, I'm such a miserly ass
@John O -#7072 you know what they say only people cheaper than joos are WN.
I wanted a nice watch for a decade or so and finally busted my ass enough to justify it.
Another built for life: Alden Indy boots
Those look great. Have you ever had them resoled?
Not yet but you can. Had these resolved about 6 times
Owned em for about 20 years
Omega makes some pretty fine watches. More modern Rolex watches have some pretty crappy movements for the cost, I've heard of Chinese knockoffs having more reliable movements in them.
@John O - Seiko 5 sport is a very good quality watch for the price, and it's more durable then a good amount of high end watches if you're trying to save money while still getting a good watch
Black dudes love rolexes. It’s like when they all started buying cadillacs in the 70s and whites switched to Benz. Then blacks started buying Benz and whites switched to Audi.
@nils#8190 Seiko 5s are awesome. You can find some really great ones. Another good watch co is MWC, militarily watch company out of the UK. They make good stuff, not so expensive
@Deleted User It's like the rap stars that drive Rolls Royces. You don't drive a Rolls, you get driven in a Rolls
Money can't buy class
haha well said
They just buy the most expensive shit they can
They're obsessed with it
It rules their entire culture
They don't buy the most expensive, they buy things that are recognizably expensive to show they have money, which they usually don't. I've worked with minimum wage thugs who can't afford bridge toll wearing those big "designer" belt buckles to hold up fake $300 True Religion jeans. Everything they buy has obnoxious branding
Someone broke into my car, stole my backpack and a jacket I had in the back seat. He left my Iron Rangers sitting there because it didn't have a Nike swoosh and therefore has no value.
Those boots cost more than the jacket and contents of the backpack
haha those belts can be goofy as hell, too. like someone with a bedazzler got ahold of them
Yea they wear those huge ones that are just the brands logo with fake diamonds glued on.
second those redwing boots
can't go back to wearing any other brand, theyre just not the same
Lufkin stick rulers are the dogs bollocks!
Old school elegance
They are handy tools. And easy enough to use, you can teach kids basic carpentry skills.
@RevStench haha yes. Only the best carpenter autists use these!
Those things are cool. That metal slide in the middle comes in handle.
Slide rules are the last implicit stand of nerd identity
I was given a swiss army knife when I was around 5, used it ever since. I use the plastic toothpick more than anything. Browse here to pick the one with the tool assortment you want, then buy on Amazon.
Scroll down to the bottom to see the oldest designs. Here’s mine:
Swiss Army rocks
Bench made is badass too. They have a policy where u can send them ur knife and then will clean and sharpen it, just have to pay s/h. I have an Adamas auto by them and it is built like a tank. Carried it on me all the time when I was overseas.
As for multi-tools I’ve had multiple expensive leatherman models break on me. Only one that is still working great for me is one of their cheaper base models. That is with daily hard use.
My favorite edc knife if a bench made
I used to carry a Benchmade but the damn blades are hard, which is good for holding an edge, but you can't pry with them, they snap in half. But I do EDC a Benchmade.
I carry SOG for work. I can hit the spine of the blade with a hammer on a regular basis, it has no damage done to it and it holds an edge really well too.
Kershaw makes good knives too. Morakniv's are really good for smashing with a hammer. Plus they have some chisel ground knives.
Unless you're buying a cheap knife, all knives are pretty good. You don't have to sharpen your knife a lot, stropping is all you need to do, unless you need to reshape the blade.
These have become my favorite sharpener. I carry one everyday too, no dull cutting utensils for this guy.
My everyday carry
Work everyday carry
I also like to carry a benchmade for EDC, a Griptillian with a modified sheepsfoot blade
It's sweet, I think it's called the Boot knife.
I can't remember what my Benchmade is, it's just a 3 1/2 inch folder with that sweet assist Benchmade has. Neither of those are liner locks.
@RevStench Nice, yeh the Adamas that i used overseas is a little heavy but it was an auto... after i got back to the states I had removed the safety lock from it (was a pain in the ass to do btw)
I've worn that SOG out, the lock is really loose and it's on the spin, but I don't hit often like I thought I would. I guess you push on the jimping more than the handle. So I feel safe giving it hell. Haha
Why did you remove the safty?
@RevStench I removed it because it seemed pretty unnecessary because of the stiffness of the deploy mechanism AND because the safety was a part of a piece in the spine of the knife that (when dropped, which I did multiple times) caused the blade edge to be marred (which needed to be sharpened out mutiple times)
Oh ok, I thought damn bro you trying to cut off a finger haha.
Do you use a stone to reshape and sharpen? @lonewolf19d
@RevStench I actually used a cheap portable knife file, kind that has a rough and smooth side. It got the job done, but there was a guy in our platoon who had a nice sharpening system that would get knives SUPER sharp
Oh right on, was his system something like this? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01C5EWS58/ref=mp_s_a_1_77?ie=UTF8&qid=1514416460&sr=8-77&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=knife+sharpener&dpPl=1&dpID=41DcCufF0TL&ref=plSrch
That one is shit, but I want a nice system for home.
Oh word. Pretty much the same thing without the stand. I almost bought something like that, then I saw that Sharpens Best sharpener, dude turned a butter knife into a razor in less that 10 minutes. But it's a field sharpener and shaper. So if you were lost and lost your knife, you can turn any piece of thin metal into a knife. And I carry it on my key chain, so I always have a sharpener on me. Might have to look into a system like that for home.
@RevStench So u own one of those Sharpens Best? I was watching that guys videos on Youtube seems pretty legit
@lonewolf19d hey sorry, I didn't see this. But yeah I bought the 4 pack of sharpeners. They are great. Everything I own that cuts is super sharp. I highly recommend them.
Once you figure out the right pressure to use it's just like using a stone. I never use the V, only for reshaping. Most of the time it only takes a few light brushes and I have a soild cutting edge.
I use that one a lot
Where are my Electricians? Forget about Klein lineman pliers.
Get some Milwaukee, almost half the price and have more features in one pair.
Crimp, ream, fish tape puller. The milled face is deeper for a better grip. These are the 9in
I use Klein just because it's an industry standard. It's what I've been using since day 1, so it's what I use now
I feel you bro. I used to use Klein but times are changing haha. They feel really good in your hand too
Any suggestions for a laptop to run Linux on? I don’t need that much power since I don’t do gaming or video editing. My 8 old Toshiba is dead because I can’t find a decent charger.
I don't know but I'd be very interested to know the answer
@Deleted User Dell Latitude or Dell Inspiron. Lenovo is also good, but they're Chinese. Avoid the brands with lower market share like Toshiba, Acer, etc. Dell, HP, and Lenovo are the 3 dominant laptop manufacturers and I'm aware of Dell and Lenovo being common for Linux.
@Deleted User A lot of people get a ThinkPad for linux. Personally, I'd get a Dell XPS these days, but they're more expensive for sure
Dell will sell their laptops with linux baked in already (which is a great service I think). Guaranteeing that the hardware is compatible is awesome.
See these results for Ubuntu between 500 and 800 http://www.dell.com/en-us/work/shop/dell-laptops-and-notebooks/sc/laptops/inspiron-laptops-netbooks?appliedRefinements=7692,6119
Dell is in Texas, Lenovo is in China. Buy Dell.
Dell makes such awful products tho
Otherwise I would love to
Their computers feel so cheap
Doesn’t Dell echo? Either way I will look into it
I didn't know Dell was a jew
At least they hire Americans. Lenovo is closer to 100% chinese.
HP is American too, but they're not as Linux friendly, to my understanding.
Real goys build their PC
Here's a great lube I use pretty much everyday. Stuff is pretty amazing
I use it to lube up wood on wood friction.
Swing-A-Way can opener. Had it for 20+ years and it always penetrates the can, never slips off, easy and consistent to turn, best one ever.
Any advice on home buying? Looking at foreclosured homes in my area.
Thats the start
Always buy with equity in it
Ie under market value.
Then check the comparisons in the neighbor hood so you kno how much $$ you can put in it w/out losing
There's an auction listing for 11k. It's been on the market for about 700 days with houses in the area listed for 157k.
Hey if post pics of the house I can eye ball it for you, and if I see problems visually, I can explain what I'm looking at and why.
Thanks so much! There's a couple listings I'm considering. Would you mind if I DM you the links in a bit?
Yeah that's cool.
@SamanthaM it's entirely possible that a place like that has something critically wrong with it that the professionals see, but you don't
700 days is a long time for a house that underpriced to sit
Foundation, termite damage, mold, structural.
All good points. Definitely looking for second/third opinions on this. I have a current max budget of 30k and about a year or so to make a decision. Thank you. Very appreciative of any help.
Hahah I was going to say the same thing
I like where your mind is
Pack your tools, bro, we're going to Pennsylvania
Wouldn't mind at all. Need all the help I can get.
@SamanthaM buy a duplex or a Triplex. Live in the worst unit, and fix it up as you go. You will live rent-free for as long as you live there. Any multi-unit should leave at least one unit as cash flow. Does that make sense?
@Deleted User I see where you're going with that, but what if the neighbors are terrible. Won't that devalue the property?
Also it should be somewhere that will last at least 10-15 years.
You're the landlord so they'll be nice. You get to vet them.
FHA requires one year occupancy. Set a 3-year plan of living rent-free, improve the worst unit up to a point or someone will rent it for the going rate, then move out and buy your house.
And by landlord I mean you own all of the units and you just live in one of them.
It's a good idea, let me think about it for a bit.
Any questions feel free.
Tons of questions. Currently flipping through options in the area.
Well, what did you find?
Yes and no. Thinking about a nice fixer-upper near my parents house.
However, some life events are in flux so its looking more difficult to commit to a particular area.
Are Redwings as good as some say they are?
If you like walking on clouds and a lifetime of quality
I am more impressed with my new pair of wolverines than I am any other steel toe work boot I've had in recent years. [including redwings]
My pair of redwings have zero cushioning. I only bought them because I needed steel toe boots for work asap. I replaced the insoles with the fattest ones they had to make it better. I
Danner! Mine are like walking on clouds
Our ancestors didn’t need inserts in their work boots. 🤨
Our ancestors also died with hips that didn't work
Utilize modern conveniences, guys. We weren't meant to walk on hard surfaces all day, so if you want to have all your original joints at 60, take care of them
>not walking into a Burger King bathroom barefoot
Don’t work on hard surfaces all day...
Easier said than done, my man
We're not all neets and some of us work jobs that keep our country going.
Keep our country going...like what? The military? Because if that’s so then I’m right there with you bro.
No, he means blue collar work
Yes john is right.
Had this umbrella for about 7 years. Buying another because I misplaced it. Never blew inside-out from wind, it’s sturdy, and it’s SPF rated to block sun.
GustBuster SunBlok 58" Umbrella (Silver/Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0009E3EGY/
Let me know what you guys think of this. I haven't tried it
I have a couple. Haven’t had an issue yet. I take it during day hikes and even on my week long trip in Utah. I recommend them. Another is sawyer squeeze for water bottle filtering.
Have a couple myself in emergency stash
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