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Cool Tools on DYI Network

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by lilpea, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. lilpea

    lilpea Member

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    There is a new show on the DYI network called Cool Tools and sadly my DVR is recording the series.

    Before I go out and buy...anyone have feedback on the following products featured on the Multi-Tasking episode?

    1) Stanley Extreme FuBar

    2) Dremel 400 XPR

    3) Little Giant Ladder Sys


    If you have a chance check out the show - the host is really fun to watch and the products they feature are pretty cool.
     
  2. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    check amazon, more opinions than here =)

    little giant ladders seem overpriced....

    stanley fubar looks mean.. i want one.... =) look like they're for doing demo work mostly... are you doing projects yourself?
     
  3. Zeratul

    Zeratul Well-Known Member

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    Costco is selling the Little Giant (I think it is a promo) but the price is the same... just that you get the 100% Costco warranty... but I think the Little Giant is over-priced and you are better off getting basic ladders.

    I tend to shy away from the Dremel and things like it - to me it seems like it is good for hobbies and small jobs, but beyond that, not really useful. The power is not good enough as a drill, and how often do you need to cut nails or remove small areas of finish? The cutter blades (saw) "seem" like a cool idea, but in practicality, does this really seem like the cutting tool of choice for the typical wood cutting job?
     
  4. technosapien

    technosapien New Member

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    I own the Dremel 400 XPR and I love it. I've used it for so many small and big projects, and plan to use it a lot more. There are so many things it can do, especially if you trick it out with all the accessories it can use. Very useful tool, and I imagine over time it will pay for itself.

    I recommend getting one attachment that doesn't come with it, it's a bit chuck. Dremels usually use collets and collet nuts to hold the bits and attachments (like wheels, grinders, etc). The chuck bit allows you to change the bits like you can change them on a power drill, very useful for quick-changing. It costs $10.

    Enjoy!
     
  5. lilpea

    lilpea Member

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    Yup - plan to put built-ins for our baby's play room & a mini-wine cellar under our basement stairs.

    who knows by the time I am done my house will truly be a fubar.
     
  6. WesGurney

    WesGurney New Member

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    Check out this site for the Stanley Fubar:
    http://www.stanleyfubar.com/

    They show a bunch of guys breaking various objects - it looks almost like a weapon!
     

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