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    My new handy tool

    I had a couple of machines lately, that had a dirty hard to get to photocell causing an issue. In both cases I went to my truck, retrieved a drinking straw and used it to blow out the photocell with out removing more screws. I then found in the sporting goods section at Wally World, a set of stainless steel drinking straws for $3. Now my latest handy tool in my bag. Also used one to get lube to a bearing without getting it everywhere else.
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    Not sure I understand, did you use the straw to extend the thin straw that comes with cans of air?

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    How does the oil taste? =^..^=
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    In a pinch, you could always get temporary replacements at your local McDonalds.
    Last edited by KenB; 01-07-2020 at 01:48 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenB View Post
    In a pinch, you could always get temporary replacements at you local McDonalds.
    and they are FREE! sos if you lose one it really doesn't matter!

    Best accessory I bought was a Vacuum Kit...

    45 deg thin tube

    5" str8 extention

    3" str8 ext

    reducer coupler

    thin tube w/ brush tip

    8.99usd @ Uline

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    A tree is known by its fruit, a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost, he who sows courtesy, reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.

    Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves, for they shall never cease to be amused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by copyman View Post
    Not sure I understand, did you use the straw to extend the thin straw that comes with cans of air?
    Can of air? Look who has money to burn. My shop quit buying that stuff 18 years ago.


    Best recent purchase was a fold up hand cart from Harbor Freight. $25 and for $10 more they put a 2 year replacement on it, no matter what I do to it. I take that as a challenge.
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    I'll jump in: I like the UpCart. It took me 5 years to break the first one. I'm 2 years into the second one. Pay the extra for the cast aluminum front legs. The ones I made cost me another $50.

    Hinge Right.JPGHinge Left.JPGUpCart Modified.jpg

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    Re: My new handy tool

    Quote Originally Posted by fixthecopier View Post
    Can of air? Look who has money to burn. My shop quit buying that stuff 18 years ago.


    Best recent purchase was a fold up hand cart from Harbor Freight. $25 and for $10 more they put a 2 year replacement on it, no matter what I do to it. I take that as a challenge.
    Now I understand. And it can be expensive if buying canned air for the whole service dept in big company.

    Cans of air prob one of my top 5 used items in bag. I'm self employed and write cost off as if a tool. As far as I'm concerned a very valuable tool. Buy it by the case and get a decent break in cost. Using Uline cans currently and is ok. I miss Densigraphix canned air, best pressure ever, turn can upside down and could freeze a bug in mid-flight 6 feet away
    Last edited by copyman; 01-07-2020 at 04:20 AM.

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    Be careful of the canned air, some are flamable; I was cleaning a machine with the spray and vacuumeing at the same time when a loud 'bang' interrupted a quite morning.
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