Shop Update #9: Cleats are up!

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Blog entry by TheKingInYellow posted 05-02-2011 04:12 PM 3119 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Proof of progress! Part 9 of Shop Update series Part 10: Shed update and my first kickback! »

I finished getting the cleats up this weekend and the task was made somewhat easier by the fact that I finally replaced my crappy old Blacka nd Decker VPX cordless driver with an 18v DeWalt. However, I also learned that the DeWalt will, very easily, snap the head off a #6 screw if you don’t have the clutch dialed in correctly. I’m sure I broke off two before I got it set up nicely. Things went a lot smoother after that!

Sunday greeted us here in Winnipeg with 60 km/h winds and about four inches of snow though, so nothing else got done. I swear that some malevolent force is keeping me from getting that shed up in my backyard!

I really hate the weather here.

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 01:21 AM

I have the B&D VPX driver too (the one that accepts 2 batteries) I prefer it to the expensive Makita for driving screws without splitting the wood. The VPX with only one battery is pretty weak and I returned that immediately. Anyhow I believe B&D has already axed the whole VPX line.

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 06:02 AM

Yeah VPX is done, which is not surprising. I’m just adjusting to a ‘real’ driver at the moment :D

-- I'm just learning how to cut the stuff with some other stuff...

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