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Old 03-28-21, 08:21 AM
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My new favorite tool

On a whim, I bought a 4v Black and Decker power screwdriver. I didn't have a plan for it.

I've now used it build 4 wheels. Obviously not to completion but it gets all the mundane twisting done in a minute. I've used it to install brake rotors, switching to hand tools for final torque.

License plate holders.

The bracket that holds my ignition coil.

And it's got a flashlight!

Obviously not a do everything tool but I'm sure pleased with the way it simplifies other tasks.
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Old 03-28-21, 08:24 AM
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how many ugga duggas is it spec'd for?
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Old 03-28-21, 08:27 AM
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When are you gonna hook it up to your rear hub and dial it up to the full 4 volts?
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Originally Posted by AdkMtnMonster View Post
When are you gonna hook it up to your rear hub and dial it up to the full 4 volts?
I saw the video you're talking about.

So I actually have a 36V Bosch Rotary Hammer in my garage. It'll punch 12-14 5/8"x8" holes in limestone and 20+ 1/2"x4 in granite.

Probably good for a pretty hot lap around the block.

I wonder if it'll fit on my unicycle?
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Originally Posted by rosefarts View Post
I wonder if it'll fit on my unicycle?
Full send. Slow-mo video in 16:9 format preferred.
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Old 03-28-21, 11:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
how many ugga duggas is it spec'd for?
You would probably have to measure in milli-Ugga-Duggas.

metric-ugga-dugga spec is 8N-m, but you really should be holding a Carlsberg instead of a Bud Light, which I think is part of the American spec.
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Originally Posted by aggiegrads View Post
You would probably have to measure in milli-Ugga-Duggas.

metric-ugga-dugga spec is 8N-m, but you really should be holding a Carlsberg instead of a Bud Light, which I think is part of the American spec.
I think I've had a lot more Carlsberg than Bud light in my life.

Elephant isn't bad either and all the homeless guys seem to like it.
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It is wonderful to find a tool that you enjoy using. What are you going to do with all those wheels?
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Originally Posted by BCDrums View Post
It is wonderful to find a tool that you enjoy using. What are you going to do with all those wheels?
Oh, you asked, now you're going to get an answer.

My old gravel bike had a 3.5 degree hub I wanted on my mountain bike.

My new gravel bike had a hub that wouldn't take an XD freehub.

And I wanted a new set of wide mountain bike rims.

So I disassembled the new gravel bike wheel and ordered a new hub. I then reassembled that wheel and took that hub and moved it over to the old gravel bike. Then I took that hub and ordered a new front hub and built a new set of wheels for that bike.

I didn't need to get new spokes for the rebuilds, since I knew what I was doing and did a bit of homework.

As for what I'm planning to do, sell the old, ride the new, and go mountain biking.

I also realize I have like 90% of a new bike sans frame now, so maybe the screwdriver will get more use.
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i wouldn't be at ease with more then a couple of wheel sets sitting around. The solution was to get rid of them for things of immediate want/need or store them out of sight yet within easy reach. They found themselves in a nice storage area, but wouldn't mind still trading them off. one set has 0 use, other has less than a few seasons worth of use.
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i wouldn't be at ease with more then a couple of wheel sets sitting around. The solution was to get rid of them for things of immediate want/need or store them out of sight yet within easy reach. They found themselves in a nice storage area, but wouldn't mind still trading them off. one set has 0 use, other has less than a few seasons worth of use.
The only one sitting is a pretty classy Campy Chorus/Open Pro set from my Tallerico, I like the Stan's 3.30ti + Alpha 340 set better most times.

I guess now that my mountain bike has new wheels, there's a low end bontrager set sitting.

Everything else gets ridden pretty regularly.
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