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    Lights LED'S

     



    Couldn't be happier with the lights LED's new units PHONE 010.jpgPHONE 005.jpgPHONE 015.jpg
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    me too ! i aint blind after all .
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    Very nice! Not to be rude, but what do those run? I was going to get 2 bulb 8 footers at menards until I saw the price on them......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Very nice! Not to be rude, but what do those run? I was going to get 2 bulb 8 footers at menards until I saw the price on them......

    I replaced the 4 footers in my garage with something like this. I had to eliminate the ballasts and they are bright no matter what the weather and come on almost instantly.
    https://www.amazon.com/Sunco-Lightin...eplacement+4ft
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    i bought off ebay. 25 8ft for 260.00
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    Almost everywhere that I have replaced a fixture with an LED replacement has been a huge improvement; not so much with replacement bulbs in lamps, though; several "bulbs" in lamps and porch lights have overheated as the failed, and ruined one lamp, and one outdoor fixture.

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    Over the last couple of weeks I ended up jumping on the LED bandwagon too. It started out with just replacing a few of the screw in bulbs that are at the peak of my roof in the shop.

    I was impressed enough that I decided to replace the 2ft florescent fixtures over the work benches………..and of course that naturally led to replacing all the 4 footers in the main shop. Like Shine, I found out I’m not near as blind as I thought.





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    Our two billiard lights use expensive oddball fluorescents that don't last long. Steve ripped out the ballasts and installed three conventional sockets, screwed in LEDs. We may never spend another penny on them. That is, IF we get the full advertised life expectancy, but I don't know anyone who has.
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    "..... That is, IF we get the full advertised life expectancy, but I don't know anyone who has....."

    I really don't expect to get half the advertised life out of the ones I bought (but hell that would still be 12 years LOL). I did buy a couple spares to have on hand.

    Even if I end up replacing them as often as I've been changing bulbs and tubes, it will be worth it not only for the amount of light but also for the quality of the light.


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    Quick and easy portable bandsaw mount. Two pieces of scrap aluminum and a few machine screws; replaces the factory cutting shoe (easily replaced, w/ two screws) I use a tapered piece of 2x2 wood to hold the trigger down when cutting. I use this almost every day, have cut brackets out of 1/2" plate with this set up. I use 10/14 Starrett blades.
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    I usually keep my welding helmets on a nail over where I store my welder….been doing it for years, just like Dad used to. As I don’t weld everyday they could get pretty dusty with the occasional spider web showing up.

    A couple of years ago I started putting them in trash bag before I hung them up. Now when I need to use them they are always clean and ready to go.

    Just thought I'd pass it on.



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    i have old ice boxes. keep sandpaper in one, paint , welding supplies. way better than shelves. everything stays clean .

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    Yeah, I use the refrigerator in the shop to keep my welding rods for the stick welder in. It was a trick the welding instructor at the college told me about. The coatings on the rods will eventually absorb moisture making them harder to strike a a real pain to weld with. Keeping them in the refrigerator will keep them good for years.


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    keeps paper from rolling up . plus it just looks better than a bunch of shelves. which i will load with junk

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    Speaking of saws, I picked up a Rockwell Blade runner a couple of years ago for some woodworking projects (have I mentioned I hate working with wood )

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    Anyway it takes pretty standard jig saw blades including metal cutting blades. For metal I take off the arm and usually move the metal I'm cutting free hand. It's works pretty well for cutting large holes and irregular shapes in thin stock and works a lot better for me than trying to free hand something with a jigsaw.


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