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Old 25th October 2015, 12:24   #1156
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Yesterday received the WudTul 18G Brad Nailer.
Looks good, what kind of projects do you have in mind for this and other accessories for your air compressor?

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Connect a DMM in ammeter mode between the positive pole of the battery and the socket on the device, connect negative in a normal fashion or via a piece of wire.


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As SunnyBoi says you can hook up a DMM in less than 1 A range to check for current consumption which is the easy part.

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Old 25th October 2015, 14:36   #1157
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Looks good, what kind of projects do you have in mind for this and other accessories for your air compressor?
Primarily for making loudspeaker enclosures and any custom fabrication on my car.Other than this, I like making simple jigs and tools myself.

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not sure where I am going wrong. I am unable to get the device to come on, if I connect the DMM in series mode but with a parallel it comes on which is not right anyway.Attachment 1430811
I think you have wired the DMM incorrectly. From what I can see, you have moved the pin from the COM port. The black cable should stay in the COM port and the red one needs to be moved to the current port(pin). Though technically you can swap the wires, the COM pin should be always connected.

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Old 25th October 2015, 20:13   #1158
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I think you have wired the DMM incorrectly. From what I can see, you have moved the pin from the COM port.
Thank you, that helped. Realized that the weighing scale when switched on is drawing 20ma and when switched off, it seems to be drawing every minute or so pulses of the same 20ma for a second. It is also extremely sensitive and footsteps around or near it is causing it to draw that current. Guess I will need to start using rechargeables for this one.

On the other hand for the motion sensor spot light, I put in new batteries and within 20 seconds it got extremely hot. I checked the voltage across the batteries and before I put them in it was 1.48v and after 20-30 seconds in the spot light it dropped to 1.33. I guess something is pretty wrong with it. The spot light got extremely hot around the switch area and the batteries were almost untouchable...

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The spot light got extremely hot around the switch area and the batteries were almost untouchable...
Looks like there is a short circuit in the switch maybe
http://www.instructables.com/answers...rheating-what/

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Old 26th October 2015, 11:31   #1159
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Thank you, that helped. Realized that the weighing scale when switched on is drawing 20ma and when switched off, it seems to be drawing every minute or so pulses of the same 20ma for a second. It is also extremely sensitive and footsteps around or near it is causing it to draw that current. Guess I will need to start using rechargeables for this one.
If the frequency of usage is low, you can remove the batteries when the unit is not in use. I do that every time I use my Blood pressure meter. I lost one BP meter when the batteries leaked out and corroded the internals. Even Duracell Alkaline cells leak over a period of time.
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Old 26th October 2015, 11:42   #1160
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Even Duracell Alkaline cells leak over a period of time.
Thanks, We were doing that to the weighing scale so far but that has resulted in us using it once a year. I would rather hook up an external switch with a wire to break the connection to the batteries or just use reusables. We also now plan to use it for the 4 of us on a near daily basis...
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Old 28th October 2015, 02:21   #1161
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... Even Duracell Alkaline cells leak over a period of time.
And the worst thing is that they can start leaking before they stop working. This has caught me out two or three times.
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Old 31st October 2015, 15:47   #1162
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Got this XZN M12 socket I had been hunting since ages:

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Surprisingly, the neighbourhood automobile store had it in stock (in various sizes from M8 to M16) but none of the online stores, I had checked. It is used to unscrew the steering screw on the VAG cars.

This one:

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Yay, Spanners!

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But... Did I ask myself just how big a 32mm spanner is before I ordered these? (That's a 12-inch rule in the box)

Nope.

Have I ever needed one? Will I ever need one?

Well, you know, ummm, probably not. But I've got one. I've got 6mm too, and everything in between, open and ring, two sets, And, unless Taparia stuff turns out to be rubbish, I guess I now have spanners for life! And it's probably the first time in my life that I've had one complete set of spanners, let alone two.

The thing about having a complete set of spanners is that even if you only ever need one, it's there.
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Yay, Spanners!


But... Did I ask myself just how big a 32mm spanner is before I ordered these? (That's a 12-inch rule in the box)

Nope.

Have I ever needed one? Will I ever need one?

Well, you know, ummm, probably not. But I've got one. I've got 6mm too, and everything in between, open and ring, two sets, And, unless Taparia stuff turns out to be rubbish, I guess I now have spanners for life! And it's probably the first time in my life that I've had one complete set of spanners, let alone two.

The thing about having a complete set of spanners is that even if you only ever need one, it's there.
Even I have a few 32mm stuff - 30 x 32 ring spanners, 2 x 1/2 drive sockets and a huge 32 x 36 open ended spanner bought to open Jawa front fork.

I bought it in early 70's, some Gedore some Taparia, they are still there, no wear no nicks. I guess they will last a couple of life times with amateurs.

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Got the SKIL drill from PayTM. Very fast and powerful, should suit me well.

Bosch X30TI drill bit set was cancelled by the seller

My only complaint is that the variable speed is controlled solely by the trigger. It would be nice if there was an external dial to control the variable speed apart from the trigger.

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The Bosch drill that I bought some 28 years back (revived after a recent brush change) came in a cardboard box, which is kind of in tatters now. Can one get an empty plastic carrying case like what the newer drill kits come in? Searched high and low quite unsuccessfully!
Came across this http://www.ebay.in/itm/Pro-Tech-Powe...YAAOSw4HVWC-LX
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Even I have a few 32mm stuff - 30 x 32 ring spanners, 2 x 1/2 drive sockets and a huge 32 x 36 open ended spanner bought to open Jawa front fork.

I bought it in early 70's, some Gedore some Taparia, they are still there, no wear no nicks. I guess they will last a couple of life times with amateurs.
I'm very amateur. There won't even be much car fiddling, and some of those spanners will never see steel the days of their lives, let alone mine!

I do have an adjustable that opens even further: maybe 36; and a pipe wrench that is much bigger, being able to grip (albeit not very well) a 2-inch, steel-pipe fitting. It will open to nearly 60mm, but that is probably past its designed capacaity --- and, anyway, anyone who takes a pipe wrench to a nut probably deserves to be hit with it.

Must get my adjustables and pipe wrenches together for a photoshoot!

I went to an exhibition today, and got hold of a decent plastic box for the spanners. Everything fits except the big 32mm ring spanner. Never mind, it can go in the bottom of the general tool box along with things like the over-size screwdriver that I also seldom-if-ever use.

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Yay, Spanners!
I envy you now. My evening was spent struggling to loosen a couple of stubborn nuts with an adjustable spanner. Still haven't managed to free one . Sprayed WD40 and left it for tomorrow.
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Thanks, ordered one just now!
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Hello DIY-ers,
I'm in need of a basic tool-set to take apart an engine - it's a standard 'half-engine' from Maruti & is basically the block, pistons, con-rods, crank, & bottom-end.
I came across the following in Amazon - both seem very close to each other :

A) Stanley STMT72795-8 1/2 inch 24-Pieces Drive Metric Socket Set

B) Stanley 86477 26-Piece 1/2 Drive Metric 12 Point Socket Set

Which one would I be better off with ?

The requirement is just to take apart the assembled 'half-engine' to facilitate transportation of the block to a machine-shop.

I'm sort of leaning towards the 'Stanley 86477' set simply because I can slip a length of pipe over the ratchet in case I need leverage, that said, I would prefer hex to bi-hex heads.
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