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haloruler64
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I'm not a bougie man in terms of beer. I will happily drink an 805 or a Corona Extra. But I do like me some fancy beers. Favorite beer is Hitachino Nest White Ale, followed by Allagash White. But if there's a sour on the menu I always try it. 

2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, 2020 Mazda 3 Hatchback 6MT

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Topic starter Posted : July 8, 2021 9:30 pm
Uncle Mush
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I got me another toy for the yard. I have to cut down a good number of branches because of overgrowth and it is taking forever. The Milwaukee poll chainsaw has been a  blessing but the majority of time is having to cut all the small branches after the limb is down on the ground and empty them into the bin. When I use the chain saw its overkill and cumbersome tiring to wield because it is heavy and awkward, and has to cut though with very little support being at ground level with the bar hitting ground making the mud kick up. 

There has to be a better way so I searched on Amazon and found this amazing pruning tool. Because of brushless motors and lithium batteries it has the torque to cut though 1.4" branches like it was butter but that is not why its great. It can articulate that action in a matter of seconds without having to wait for the blades to open again. Its so fast and so powerful that it is a major time saver. Just need to watch my fingers and go at a steady pace. 

The video is for the 1.2 inch version and I have the 1.4 inch and I have tested it on branches that are larger and it cuts right though without straining. This is one of those tools that makes you think how awesome lithium power tools can be as a game changer for time consuming tasks. 

 

I had never seen anything like that -- I don't get out much.  That thing is awesome!  I gotta get me one of those and save my aging hands from more pain.

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Posted : July 12, 2021 12:15 am
dev
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Posted by: @uncle-mush
Posted by: @dev

I got me another toy for the yard. I have to cut down a good number of branches because of overgrowth and it is taking forever. The Milwaukee poll chainsaw has been a  blessing but the majority of time is having to cut all the small branches after the limb is down on the ground and empty them into the bin. When I use the chain saw its overkill and cumbersome tiring to wield because it is heavy and awkward, and has to cut though with very little support being at ground level with the bar hitting ground making the mud kick up. 

There has to be a better way so I searched on Amazon and found this amazing pruning tool. Because of brushless motors and lithium batteries it has the torque to cut though 1.4" branches like it was butter but that is not why its great. It can articulate that action in a matter of seconds without having to wait for the blades to open again. Its so fast and so powerful that it is a major time saver. Just need to watch my fingers and go at a steady pace. 

The video is for the 1.2 inch version and I have the 1.4 inch and I have tested it on branches that are larger and it cuts right though without straining. This is one of those tools that makes you think how awesome lithium power tools can be as a game changer for time consuming tasks. 

 

I had never seen anything like that -- I don't get out much.  That thing is awesome!  I gotta get me one of those and save my aging hands from more pain.

Modern technology is amazing. there are some cheap ones on Amazon that work OK but I wanted one that works really well so I spent a little more because most of the grunt work is cutting up a good number of branches and packing them in trash bins for weekly pickup. I wanted the one that can cut the thickest so there is less chainsaw work.  Now that I’ve been using it I can’t tell you how much of a time saver it is. I have about five trash bins that I fill up every week for collection. It usually takes me a few days to fill them having to use a chainsaw and lopper. 
Today I filled up all five bins in less than two hours. 
It says up to 1.4 inches thickness but I was able to cut some that were 2 inches thick and it was faster than a chain saw. 

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Posted : July 12, 2021 12:52 am
haloruler64
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Installed some Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs on the Mazda. They're mild springs, which is exactly what I wanted. I'm so thrilled with the look. Paired with the wider wheels, it's just... perfect. It's what I always wanted in a daily, a flush but functional look.

 

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Topic starter Posted : July 13, 2021 12:57 am
dev
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Since Ebay has split from PayPal I was a little upset since I now need a bank routing number for payments to be deposited and there is a delay before payments are sent and received by my bank however this is a blessing in disguise. All of the cheat accounts and multiple accounts are gone. Many have deactivated their accounts and now its just legitimate sellers. I now have less competition and I am getting more money and my items are selling quickly. I also do not have to pay double fees which is Ebay fees and then PayPal fees.  Im sure EBay is losing money on this but I think it will bring confidence back to eBay for legitimate sellers and buyers to do business like it was before.  

 In the past it was hell dealing with dead beat sellers and buyers that had multiple accounts. Also gone are the low ballers. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted : July 22, 2021 4:01 pm
DesertWanderer
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Cool!

 

2005 Spyders (Two in Paradise Blue Metallic, One Super White)
2007 S2000 (New Formula Red)
2007 Civic SI (Nighthawk Black Pearl) TBONED BY 1960 LINCOLN RIP
1970 Olds 442 W30 (Nugget Gold )

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Posted : July 22, 2021 10:53 pm
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Thanks for that. It just goes to show there is so much information on film than what most people previously thought but it was not seen because the technology was not there to view it. These 4 and 8k translations make it feel like you are time traveling back into the past to see how things really were instead of the foggy view making everything look old timey.  

 

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Posted : July 23, 2021 8:58 am
Uncle Mush
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Amazing that there is no center line painted down the middle of Wilshire Boulevard.  I guess back in those days everyone had to actually pay attention to traffic to decrease the likelihood of an accident . . . well . . . that and a lot of ahhhoooga horn honking.

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Posted : July 23, 2021 11:23 am
DesertWanderer
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2JZ in South Africa.........

 

2005 Spyders (Two in Paradise Blue Metallic, One Super White)
2007 S2000 (New Formula Red)
2007 Civic SI (Nighthawk Black Pearl) TBONED BY 1960 LINCOLN RIP
1970 Olds 442 W30 (Nugget Gold )

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