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For a Fraction of a Price, You Get a Masterpiece

Today, I will do a comparison about two drill presses that have been widely known for knife making. Whenever you buy a drill press, you need to consider whether it will be appropriate enough to carry out a particular task and scrutinizing its speed, weight, chuck and affordability is in your best interests. After going through all customer reviews, these both have been much praised and I decided to pan out on these two.

Ryobi DP103L

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This drill press with a 10 in tabletop has the Ryobi structures such as a ¼ hp induction motor that offers 5 different settings of speed ranging from 620 to 3100 no-load RPM that does not hinder functioning numerous drilling processes. The drill bit slopes to a stated level whereas the worktable spins 360 degrees and slants up to 45 degrees and all this is done by a depth stop. It comes with a LED light that saves users from working in a dark environment and outfits an exact line laser arrangement system to accurately perform drilling exercises with each rotation of the feed handle.

Product Features

  • Armed with a forceful 1/4 hp induction motor for lifelong presentation
  • Highlights 5 speed choices for several drilling uses
  • Equipped with a locking depth stop for recurring solicitations
  • Chuck key storage for stress-free orderliness
  • Exact line laser alignment system suitably spots the objective area
  • Combined work light for suitable usage
  • 7-5/8 in. x 6-1/2 in. table spins 360 degrees, slopes up to 45 degrees and is height-adjustable for a diversity of drilling requests
  • Receives mortising add-ons for additional flexibility
  • 3-year limited warranty
  • Product Weight (lb.) 62.06 lb.
  • Number of Speeds  5
  • Chuck Capacity 5

Advantages

  • Easy to assemble
  • Works fine for small duties
  • Runs smoothly
  • Speed is easy to amend
  • Table is hard
  • Built in work light and laser are enjoyable features
  • Good Size and Weight
  • Decent value for the expense
  • Affordable

Disadvantages

  • Motor is problematic
  • May need other parts to make it work properly
  • Not durable
  • Very noisy
  • Wobbly chuck
  • Has plastic pulleys that are not sturdy

RIDGID R1500

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The new 15 in. drill press is presented by RIDGID. It houses all the faultless business suitable features and would be a great addition in any shop.

Product Features

  • Advanced 3/4 HP motor
  • All metal keyless chuck for rapid and stress-free blade alterations
  • LED work light for augmented discernibility
  • Hard cast-iron beveling table
  • Metal pulley insertion
  • Lenient grip handles
  • Rack and pinion table modification

Advantages

  • Durable
  • Sturdy
  • Easy to Use
  • Powerful
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Good Size and Weight
  • Accurate
  • Assembling is easy
  • Motor is strong and nicely constructed
  • Works wonderfully on all types of projects

Disadvantages

  • The head unit is heavy
  • A small base
  • The light should have been much better
  • You may need to spend extra to modify it

Supposition

From what I have evaluated from customers point of views and my own compilation, the RIDGID R1500 is a definite winner. This holds the award as being the topper because I didn’t hear any grumbles regarding the motor and the chuck. Everything works smoothly with this and it has the knack of performing much higher-end tasks than the Ryobi DP103L.

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We are still trying to figure out how to get the infection out of Matt’s head

11 weeks later….We are still trying to figure out how to get the infection out of Matt’s head. Gentamicin was added to our regiment this week. Hoping that it helps. Tonight I realized that there are many of you that wonder what happened with Matt and how did he get MRSA that has caused all of this.
Well….no one will ever really know. They…the specialists, can only surmise that the MRSA somehow entered Matt’s bloodstream through picking at his face and creating an opening or from touching his eyes, removing his contacts and putting them back in…and these are just the thoughts.
MRSA enters your system and generally there is a pocket or what they call a source area that they can get to. When they do, they can drain it, remove it surgically and in extreme cases, they have to amputate limbs. In Matt’s case, the MRSA sourced behind his left eye. Yes, it is still there, no they will not drain it…very risky, no they will not go in through the skull to remove it…again very risky…so we wait. Yes, MRSA caused all of the infections that raged through him in ICU. The bacteria attacks and will attach to your heart, lungs, etc…His did. He is extremely lucky to be alive, if we have heard it once, we have heard it about 100 plus times and continue to hear it from every new doctor brought onto the team. Clearly he has more to do on this earth. We do spend a great deal of our week in with specialists as they try to figure out how to get at the new infection and at the same time continue to watch and get at the abscess/clotting in his cavernous sinus. They have assembled a very talented TEAM of Dr.’s and all of them have been working together to come up with a plan of action for each week. Although I would like it if there was just an easy answer or a pill (and lord knows we have a bin full of them) or IV that would solve this, I know that they are committed to his care and are trying to do no further harm. As my friend reminded me earlier….”this is a marathon not a sprint”. I will try to remember that each time I hear them say that we have to watch and wait. Those of you who know me, I am not a watch and wait kinda girl. I like to solve things and move on…but as my Gran used to tell me, “pray for Patience, my dear”…I am trying….I just wish it would hurry up..lol.
As for Matt, he is okay. He is trying to get out of the house and visit with people…although I think he is learning that he needs some baby steps also. 2 hours out of the house with friends tends to be 8-12 hours of sleeping and recovering. Picking my battles there!!!!
Very thankful he is alive and grateful for all of the love and support that has been shown to us. Keep the prayers coming he still has a long road ahead.

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Installation of a Backpacking Stove

For outdoor cooking, a butane stove comes in a very handy. In comparison to a solid fuel, we can do much better cooking with the advantage of handling the heat with a butane stove. Such models of stove are nimble and transferable, rendering them the perfect backpacking companions for taking along on a trip.  Organizing a backpacking stove is fairly easy, see below for tips.

You’ll need the following items

  • There are two parts of a Campingaz Blueut butane stove. The canister will come individually and following are the items you need for cooking:
  • A burner “The upper part contains a needle in the bottom for penetrating the canister.”
  • A canister
  • A stove container or stand

Method

  1. The canister should be positioned correctly in the stand.
  2. Wind up the legs as the bottom can still be opened easily, though it will not be capable of doing so after you attach the burner.
  3. Before attaching the burner, keep check that the gas valve is shut completely and a bit loosely as attempting such an act can make the threads wear out fast. You will get the hint that the burner has been attached to the canister as doing so won’t go in further. You won’t hear any noise, once the canister has been pricked.
  4. To make sure the canister has been penetrated, switch on the gas by moving the gas handle in a clockwise way in a well-insulated place. The stove is ready for usage, once you hear the hiss of the gas.
  5. Switch on the gas and light a matchstick when you hear the sound of the gas, it is a hint that you should light the stove now. You won’t be able to see the flame immediately but will feel the circling heat. Once a canister has been attached, don’t discard it after it has been used completely.  When it is finished, you can attach a new one, keeping in mind the above rules.

Advices

  • Always follow the manual as every model has slightly dissimilar fixing up ways.
  • A cold stove will never be able to run, so it is essential to keep check on the glacial temperature of your stove.
  • Always take help from the instructions guide of a particular model or brand you have, as cooking timings can depend on the make and model of your backpacking stove.
  • In the circumstance of wild winds, a windshield can be positioned and can be carried along. So, if the places where you are staying have such wind concerns, then during backpacking, do include a windshield.

Cautions

  • If the stove valve is not closed potently then don’t unscrew the stove as it can erupt in a lethal fire.
  • If within 5 seconds you aren’t able to light the stove, then turn off the gas valve and after waiting for 5 seconds until the gas has scattered away, try lighting the stove again.
  • Shun using canisters or cartridges; these are not applicable for using on such stoves. Use those flame lighting tools which are favorable for your specific stove.
  • Seeing the flame in day time will be difficult so, don’t assume as if the flame is not there.
  • Make sure there is no fire within 30 feet from you, be it even a cigarette and never unscrew the stove burner unless you are not sure of the surrounding. An invisible gas can spread from the canister and can erupt into a fire causing a hazardous situation plus it can also follow the canister, resulting in a fire explosion in your hand.

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Share a bit more of my electrical system

I bought a 300W boat solar kit (3x bendable 100W monocrystalline panels and accessories) from @renogysolar, and upgraded the charge controller to an MPPT charge controller also from Renogy. I got 2 group 31 AGM batteries (wired in parallel for 210Ah) from @westmarineinc along with most of the wiring, fuse panels, circuit breakers, and shore power charger (have not had to hook up to shore power since the initial charge!). Picked up other miscellaneous supplies from Home Depot (the circuit housing in between the batteries, housing the fuse panels, busbars, etc.), Amazon (some inline fuses for each solar panel, and other miscellaneous things it was hard to find elsewhere), Fry’s Electronics (the 400W pure sine wave inverter–total overkill for my needs, as I haven’t even hit 70W real use through it, but that’s the idea), Camping World, and Autozone (tiny ins and outs like 2 separate 12V ports).

 

Everything is fused multiple times (plus 4 major circuit breakers–one on each battery, one at the connection of the positives from each battery, and another before the primary fuse panel), and the vast majority of everything is oversized for the load I ever put on it. Not shown, also is a NASA marine BM-1 battery monitor and (previously pictured) the monitor connected to the charge controller. More than meets all my needs! The solar panels are tied to the roof of the car when I’m stationary (still perfecting technique, but have used bungie cords and paracord, both to varying degrees so far), and then easily stack and slide in on top of all of my stuff in the trunk space when I move. I’ve considered a more permanent solution, but have held off so far. Came in around $3k total, doing the wiring and setup myself. A few bits need to be redone already, but I patched them up to a safe degree for now (nothing dangerous, but if I yank real hard at the right spots, I could break a couple of connections). Maybe fix it more this weekend.

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Just a thought we have to learn how to be decent and in order

Just a thought we have to learn how to be decent and in order. Life is balance yes even when you are a Christian. Jesus didn’t say that he came to give us life and that more abundantly for nothing. In the wake of my God son’s untimely death due to a long illiness I’m more motivated to live my life to the fullest life is so short. Life is for the living and I’m going to live just because you are a Christian doesn’t mean your life stops. The devil is a LIE. Quite contrary it has just begun. You can still laugh, have fun, learn new things, go different places even being saved, sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost. You are who God says you are REDEEMED, MORE Than A CONQUEROR, AN OVERCOMER, A SON OF GOD, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD. Im SAVED by GRACE NOT works lest ANY man shall boast. We have to remember OUR righteousness is of filthy rags. Its not about “works” its about your salvation in Jesus Christ.
Be careful not to be so “heavenly minded you’re no earthly good.” You will have people forming cults and stop having children, working, or living waiting on God to come back Jesus said occupy till I come. He said all those things that are going on now as it was in Noah to highlight the wrong true enough but also to show you to continue to live. Don’t be controlled by religion, traditionalism, they are quite different from a true relationship with God look at Mary and Martha one was complaining about the other not doing what she thought she should’ve been doing to serve God but I like what Jesus did he put the accuser in their place and told her “she is doing what is needful” in other words “stay in YOUR lane and mind YOUR business” Lord knows worrying about self is a job in itself. Pray for me, give me the Truth in love not judgment and with intent to control my life but just live by example and love me right where I am. Let me work out my OWN soul salvation with fear and trembling and you work yours out the same. ” See that your calling and election is sure and take heed lest he fall”

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Check Your Electrolyte Levels

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Just want to take a second and remind everybody about BatteryMaintenance. If you have Lead Acid batteries in your boat make sure you check your electrolyte (acid) levels. Even if your Batteries say Maintenance Free, unless they’re a AGM, or Optima style, more then likely theres fill screws under the sticker that says Maintenance Free. I have used Dekagroup 31 Master Marine lead acid batteries for going on four yrs now and at some point during every yr I top them off. I just used about a gallon of electrolytes (acid) in my 36V setup. You can use water if you have to. However for Longevity stop by your car parts store and pick up what you need. Keep in mind it is acid!!! so proper PPE is in order.

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Sprinter agm batteries discount

 

 

Example Sams group 31 is 105 amp hours and has a amperage discharge of 1000 amps and will run you near $200 bucks with tax. A Sprinter S12v370F is 132 amp hours with a max discharge of 4266 amps. With a price tag of $250 ( depending on total amount ordered). Making it cheaper than North Star, XS Power, Odyssey, Juice boxes performance line, Reikken’s pure lead series and Kinetik’s performance line. We use these in all our competition level builds requiring batts. They are perfect for burpsetups and big power musical builds.

We have used these in many builds and the performance is unreal. Ill mainly be offering group 31 sized batts (75lbs) and a larger 106lb monster same dimensions as a XS power D7500. I also can get smaller ones for under hood use.

They have low resistance, built with virgin lead agm technology, reinforced side walls, sealed and maintenance free, flame retardant cases and huge maximum amperage discharge. Manufactured here in the USA. They are built to order so no worries of getting a brand new batt that’s already a year old because it sat on a shelf in a warehouse . They will arrive to me direct from the factory and will be available for pickup in Aiken. Home delivery can be arranged for larger orders in the csra. More details TBA. Check out this like for full specs on the entire line.

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