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Old 13th December 2016, 18:06   #1456
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The model is Metabo TS250. maximum rip capacity is 24 inches.
I believe it was a last piece sale from Tolexo.com - I got is for about 24000. Prices vary widely from site to site. Currently it is priced around 40-50k across sites. Better get the Makita or the Ferm which are below 30k.
I had added that several times to my shopping cart and then always decided against it at the last minute. So you were the lucky guy who bought that. The Makita one does not have good reviews. Will check out the Ferm one. But as you said, the prices are close to 50k and I am not very keen on that right now. I still have a queen size bed to be built and a few cupboards. But hoping to do that using only the circular saw.
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I had added that several times to my shopping cart and then always decided against it at the last minute. So you were the lucky guy who bought that. The Makita one does not have good reviews. Will check out the Ferm one. But as you said, the prices are close to 50k and I am not very keen on that right now. I still have a queen size bed to be built and a few cupboards. But hoping to do that using only the circular saw.
I have built quite a few shelves, dressers etc with the circular saw. It is possible, but chief impediments are that it is more time consuming, less accurate and repeatability sometimes is off.

One very important piece of advice from an youtube content creator (I believe it's either DIY Tyler or Jay Bates), is that repeatability is more important in woodworking, especially cabinetmaking, than accuracy of sticking to plans.

Repeatability is much easier to achieve, especially for rookie DIYers like me, on a table saw and jigs than using a circular saw.

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Old 19th December 2016, 07:45   #1458
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@blackasta,

Thanks for sharing! You really have an awesome set of tools. Can you please share the price and model of your drill-press as well.

While browsing through your blogs, in one of the pictures, I did see that you are using a paint spraying machine to do the painting. Can you post the link of the same and your user experience.

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@blackasta,

Thanks for sharing! You really have an awesome set of tools. Can you please share the price and model of your drill-press as well.

While browsing through your blogs, in one of the pictures, I did see that you are using a paint spraying machine to do the painting. Can you post the link of the same and your user experience.

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The bench top drill press model is FERM TDM 1025. I bought it from machpowertools.com . Available from other sites as well. Prices vary from 9000 to 12000 by site. I got it for 9500.

The spray painter is FERM SGM 1011. It is a hvlp (high volume low pressure) machine. Got it from Flipkart.
Please read the review here Ferm Fine System 350W SGM1011 HVLP Sprayer
http://dl.flipkart.com/dl/ferm-fine-...oduct.share.pp
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The bench top drill press model is FERM TDM 1025. I bought it from machpowertools.com . Available from other sites as well. Prices vary from 9000 to 12000 by site. I got it for 9500.

The spray painter is FERM SGM 1011. It is a hvlp (high volume low pressure) machine. Got it from Flipkart.
Please read the review here Ferm Fine System 350W SGM1011 HVLP Sprayer
http://dl.flipkart.com/dl/ferm-fine-...oduct.share.pp
How has your experience been with FERM. I can't see any option to see their service centres. Right now, they are the only VFM power tools vendor with some international repute.
I am looking to buy a cordless drill/impact driver combo. The prices in US are dirt cheap compared to India, but Amazon isn't shipping any products with Li-Ion batteries to India.
Ferm 14.4V cordless drill is available for just 7100 at Amazon.in and seems a very VFM proposition. I had almost ordered it, but I just came to know that one of my friends is coming down from US and I might ask him to carry some stuff for me.
Bosch 18V Drill and Impact driver combo with 2 2.0 Ah batteries is just $149 at Amazon.
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How has your experience been with FERM. I can't see any option to see their service centres. Right now, they are the only VFM power tools vendor with some international repute.
I am looking to buy a cordless drill/impact driver combo. The prices in US are dirt cheap compared to India, but Amazon isn't shipping any products with Li-Ion batteries to India.
Ferm 14.4V cordless drill is available for just 7100 at Amazon.in and seems a very VFM proposition. I had almost ordered it, but I just came to know that one of my friends is coming down from US and I might ask him to carry some stuff for me.
Bosch 18V Drill and Impact driver combo with 2 2.0 Ah batteries is just $149 at Amazon.
Experience with FERM - Quite good. The benchtop drill is simple enough and does it's job adequately. The chuck however has gathered rust, but that has not affected it's usability. The HVLP sprayer is very good - it's a breeze to paint small or large items using the same. Haven't thought about service centers though.

Regarding getting stuff from USA - be sure to check that the battery chargers for the cordless drill/drivers accept 220v. Also, lithium batteries must be carried in person, plus there are other rules of FAA (read https://www.faa.gov/about/initiative...info/?hazmat=7)
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Got another small tool for DIY jobs.

It is a Collar Hose Clip Plier. Image below
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These type of clips are used on EGR hoses, Oil Separator hoses that need this tool for removing and fixing
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Bought from: AliExpress
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Delivery Time: 28 days.

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Ordered this from amazon.in. Tuftul 46 bits tool kit. It has a bendy adapter also . Comes in a metal case and a mold to hold all drivers in place. Though the quality of the plastic mold is not that great. The actual quality of the drivers is very good.
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Invaluable.

The small percentage of sockets in a set that you will actually use makes the whole thing worthwhile
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Old 22nd January 2017, 22:57   #1465
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Friends, I am planning DIY for footwell area LED lights for my Civic. For this purpose, i will need tap dome light wires (near under-dash fuse box). I was planning to use T-taps for this purpose, but many members suggest against it (also it's damn difficult to find t-taps in India). What can be alternate best insulation way for tapping dome wire?
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Friends, I am planning DIY for footwell area LED lights for my Civic. For this purpose, i will need tap dome light wires (near under-dash fuse box). I was planning to use T-taps for this purpose, but many members suggest against it (also it's damn difficult to find t-taps in India). What can be alternate best insulation way for tapping dome wire?
T-taps are available in ebay.in but its little bit on the costlier side. (http://www.ebay.in/itm/DIYcrafts-6xS...cAAOSwNnRYgwe~).

A better option in my opinion would be to get fuse taps. Again you can get these from ebay.in.

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T-taps are available in ebay.in but its little bit on the costlier side. (http://www.ebay.in/itm/DIYcrafts-6xS...cAAOSwNnRYgwe~).

A better option in my opinion would be to get fuse taps. Again you can get these from ebay.in.

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Initially i thought about fuse tap, but civic fuse box don't have separate fuse socket just for dome light. So there is no way but to tap from dome light wire somehow.

I feel now it would be easier route to tap connection from dome light holder itself on ceiling, than experimenting with T-taps. Will try it on upcoming long weekend.
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... Though the quality of the plastic mold is not that great. ...
I had the same problem with a set I had bought 30 years back.

The solution is simple - give support from bottom. On the bottom side of the plastic mold, stuff some foam strips into the crevices, and stick some to the flat areas with adhesive.
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This tool kit has been my best accompanying friend for last 3 years for various DIYs. Purchased from local store for 1500/-. It helps to tackle variety of nut-bolts without any damage.

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Bought a Cobbler Pincer from More Megastore recently. I paid ₹77 after discount. The one I picked up was the last piece on display.(Pic courtesy: snapdeal)
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