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Forum topic by Dallas posted 11-01-2014 06:08 PM 892 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2014 06:08 PM

My wife loves me!
My old 14.4v Milwaukee 1/2” drive drill is about to give out after it’s second set of batteries and nearly 15 years. I won’t mention why I had to purchase it in the first place.
Yesterday, the wife went to our local True Value and got me a spankin’ new “DeWalt 18V Cordless 1/2 drive VSR 2 speed drill. It will be a great replacement for my trusty old friend, the Milwaukee 14.4V Cordless 1/2” drive VSR 2 speed drill. There aren’t many drills even at 24V that could beat it, but I think the brushes are about worn out. It has run anything from a 1/16” drill bit to a 6” hole saw. It’s just time for the old fella to retire.
It won’t die and be trashed, I’ll build a new set of brushes for it and use it in the mini lathe I am designing. The machining on it has always been that accurate.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#1 posted 11-01-2014 06:35 PM

Hey….Sometimes these wives will surprize you…..Mine comes in on Sat. after work, and gives me half of her pay…...Plus I get free haircuts and manicures…...Perks of owning a beauty shop (not me—-her…I’m the “silent partner)....I can’t gripe…it’s steady income…..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#2 posted 11-01-2014 07:03 PM


Just use it to make something for her.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 11-01-2014 07:18 PM

Thomas, The majority of the stuff I make is for her. If she doesn’t want it, I can do what I want with it. YOu should have seen her going through 200 poker chips.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 11-01-2014 10:07 PM

You are blessed, Dallas! Congrats on the great wife (and new tool).

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 11-01-2014 11:41 PM

Thankyou ma’am. She is very good to me. We have been a team working and living together 24/7 for the last almost 16 years since we met.
As I get older and more broke down all the time, she takes more of the landscape maintenance off of me on our job.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#6 posted 11-18-2014 01:41 PM

Congrats Dallas.

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