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Old 05-23-2020, 09:51 AM
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Default My newer part time job, tool tech.

I think I may have mentioned this in another post, I have a part time job at home, fixing power tools and related equipment. Most of it is new or lightly used ( damaged in shipping, DOA upon purchase, returns, etc )

Took a couple pics of what I have in the shop at the moment..

I enjoy doing this stuff.. almost like stress relief.

I built that Milwaukee Mag drill out of several donors, this morning,..
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Old 05-23-2020, 11:05 AM
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Nice! That would be a fun gig!

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Old 05-23-2020, 11:21 AM
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Nice! Guessing this is is for a commercial company, not joe public?


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Old 05-23-2020, 11:47 AM
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Nice! Guessing this is is for a commercial company, not joe public?
Yes, local entity is peddling this stuff. When this CV19 BS started, their in house guy stopped coming to work,,,.. and now Im doing it !
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:26 PM
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Yes, local entity is peddling this stuff. When this CV19 BS started, their in house guy stopped coming to work,,,.. and now Im doing it !
Are you going to keep it when the panic is over? Or will the other guy get the gig back?
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Old 05-23-2020, 02:11 PM
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Are you going to keep it when the panic is over? Or will the other guy get the gig back?
I didnt really inquire, my intuitive guess is, he's not coming back, for a couple reasons ( like a CV19 unemployed family member of the owner, took over most of his duties, except for what Im doing ), and if he does... ehh... nothing ventured, nothing gained. So far so good !
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Part of tool ownership is being able to repair them, IMO. Never been afraid of tearing something apart to see what went wrong--nothing lost if vital component is toasted but everything to gain if it is a simple repair like a switch or brushes.

I have a Makita 4-1/2" grinder I use at least once weekly pulled from the dumpster, concrete dust blown out of it, quick wipe and detail with a toothbrush and a rag, then put right back into service. Have a dumpster dive bigger Milky hammer/drill just had to fix the cord--works great and came with about 20 bits and case.

Just pulled a meat slicer out of the dumpster--needed a complicated switch so I just put it on FBM AS-IS for parts for $40, took $30. Let someone else fix that one... Why someone wouldn't at least have given it to someone for scrap, I don't know. That would have disappeared from the curb 25' away within the hour. I pulled it out, took a couple pics, posted it, was gone within the day.
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Part of tool ownership is being able to repair them, IMO. Never been afraid of tearing something apart to see what went wrong--nothing lost if vital component is toasted but everything to gain if it is a simple repair like a switch or brushes.

I have a Makita 4-1/2" grinder I use at least once weekly pulled from the dumpster, concrete dust blown out of it, quick wipe and detail with a toothbrush and a rag, then put right back into service. Have a dumpster dive bigger Milky hammer/drill just had to fix the cord--works great and came with about 20 bits and case.

Just pulled a meat slicer out of the dumpster--needed a complicated switch so I just put it on FBM AS-IS for parts for $40, took $30. Let someone else fix that one... Why someone wouldn't at least have given it to someone for scrap, I don't know. That would have disappeared from the curb 25' away within the hour. I pulled it out, took a couple pics, posted it, was gone within the day.
I need to find a dumpster like that!

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