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Mustache Mike's Video Quick Tip #2: How to line up mounting holes the easy way

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Blog entry by StumpyNubs posted 01-21-2014 01:06 AM 1534 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: How to wrestle crocodiles and band saw blades Part 2 of Mustache Mike's Video Quick Tip series Part 3: Toilet screw lube »

Want a great tip on how to line up the mounting screw holes on those rotten stinkin’ power strips?

Watch it here, and enjoy! Then come back and leave a comment so we know what you think!

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#1 posted 01-21-2014 01:37 AM

Cool tip, MM.
Thanks

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#2 posted 01-21-2014 02:02 AM

Wow—that couldn’t be simpler! Thanks!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 01-21-2014 02:26 AM

How do you get the power strip through the document feeder??? ;^)

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 01-21-2014 03:27 AM

Duh, why didn’t I think of that. Thanks for bringing what should be obvious to my attention. One thing though… that ad on the video… no matter how many times I run it, it keeps wanting to know how big my prostate is.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#5 posted 01-21-2014 03:59 AM

Sweet idea

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#6 posted 01-21-2014 04:29 AM

Another way is to use a felt tip marker and apply it around the whole in the device and then hold and push it against the wall or board that you are mounting it on, it will leave a mark.

-- Lumberdog.. Michigan

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#7 posted 01-21-2014 12:37 PM

Mike has his thinkin hat on. Gr8 tip.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 01-21-2014 01:10 PM

Thanks for all the comments. And Craftsman- your prostate is fine.

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#9 posted 01-21-2014 03:09 PM

Cunning idea – will it work for UK power strips ? ( ;-) )

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk

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#10 posted 01-21-2014 03:20 PM

It works in the UK if you mount the strip on the other side of the board.

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#11 posted 01-21-2014 03:23 PM

Nope, it only works in The US… Brits are on the metric system. This is only a standards measure method. Maybe you or someone could develop a metric solution and post it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#12 posted 01-22-2014 01:59 PM

Super idea.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#13 posted 01-31-2014 03:00 AM

I tried using my all in one printer scanner and work perfectly. Great idea however I did make a mistake when I slide the powerstrip to the right to lock in position the power stripe protruded past the front of work bench. So I moved the screw holes to the left 3/4 of an inch.

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