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    4 Hours Ago
    You run it all the way to the scrap yard?:lol:
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    4 Hours Ago
    Resale value will be where you get your investment back. Fuel economy, reliability (maybe not so much anymore?), and towing capacity/ability is the return on the investment.
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    7 Hours Ago
    I sent this picture of my buddies shop to a die hard Ford guy, and a member here. His reply:"At least that '08-'10 Ford was put out of it's misery.":O I'm not trying to ruffle any feathers, but for every Cummins problem there are five Duramax problems and 40 Powerstroke problems.
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    7 Hours Ago
    The Cummins has always been the most reliable of the three light truck diesels. I know some don't want to admit that, but the evidence is overwhelming. The only bad thing I've heard about the new Powerstroke is that the fuel systems go South on you and Ford sticks you with the whole $17k bill. Buying a new truck is as much about the dealer as it is about the truck, unfortunately.
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    1 Week Ago
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Old news.:/:
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    Dave Shepard replied to a thread Good Morning! in Odds and Ends
    The difference between home raised and commercial eggs is astounding. So much so that commercial eggs should only be legally called "egg-like" objects.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    The problem with retrofitting is that the tool is still the same old tool. In the case of Milwaukee, there are circuit boards that protect the tools from harming themselves.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    M18 here. Nothig compares to the Milwaukee 9.0 batteries. 20/60 volt is a gimmick, you can only pull so many watts out of a battery, and the biggest Dewalt is only 6.0 amp hours, and they don't charge as fast as the Milwaukee 9.0s. I've got the M18 Fuel 1/2" impact, Sawzall, 1/4" hex impact, 1/2" hammer drill, 7 1/4" circ saw, 10" miter saw, 5/8" rotary hammer drill,and a few LED lights. I'll be adding the M18 bandsaw, angle grinder, and a few other things. Milwaukee is very dedicated to "cutting the cord", as they say, and many of the cordless tools are actually based on the corded version, but perform even better.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    And now they act like they invented the quad trak. CIH didn't either, CAT did it in the sixties.
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    Dave Shepard replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    066 was awesome, but no spring suspension and no air injection. Deal killers for me. Now, 25 years later, Stihl has it. Took them long enough.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread Timber Framing in Odds and Ends
    That pile was under 36" of snow last week.
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    3 Weeks Ago
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread Timber Framing in Odds and Ends
    There is a timber frame in there somewhere.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    This guy is awesome. This channel is actually where I found the last video. https://youtu.be/Wex_yKfrTo4
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    4 Weeks Ago
    :lol:
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    4 Weeks Ago
    https://youtu.be/49p1JVLHUos
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Dave Shepard replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    I think Jay runs two different powerheads on an Alaskan mill.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    I was at the rock shop today, so I got a shot of one of the big chains. The links are ten inches long, and the wire is an inch and a half in diameter. I'm guessing it's wrought iron by the pitting and the forge welded joints. You can see my Leatherman in the pic. It's four inches long.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    It's just a normal link chain. The links are made from "wire" that is 1 1/8" in diameter. It is an old quarry chain, so probably not anywhere near the strength of todays chain, hence the size.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Yes, you have to set it in place with the crane. That bit of rigging is probably over 500#. We have a chunk of chain made from 1 1/8" wire at the shop. The links are about 8" long. We don't use it for anything.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    How about some 24/32" rigging? :/: That setup is good for 20 ton, limited by the quarry hooks.
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    03-20-2017
    Filming for"Daddy's Home 2" started here today. Will Ferrell, John Lithgow etc. Never heard of it. I was wondering what all the production trucks were doing here.
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    03-15-2017
    Hell yeah I was prepared. I had the bucket on the Kubota.:lol: it's just a pain in the ass, that's all. I haven't officially measured yet, but I bet we had at least 26". A lot of drifting, too.
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