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#370210 - 03/19/12 08:50 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Any recommendations on vacuums that aren't Mark's uber-vac 4000?
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#370211 - 03/19/12 08:54 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Mine isn't uber. This is uber.
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#370212 - 03/19/12 08:55 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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or this.
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#370220 - 03/19/12 09:36 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: cb919]
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Originally Posted By: cb919
Hey all, speaking of cedar:
I am planning on putting up some cedar shingles to cover some outside areas of my house next weekend. I have not done this before, although it looks quite straight forward. Just thought I'd check if there are any 'gotchas' to be careful of with you wood knowledgeable folks.

I am planning on using a pneumatic nail gun. Any tips, tricks etc...? (Type of nail, tricks to apply, align etc...) Thanks!

Edit: While researching I get conflicting info on need for underlay and if you should use breathing or nailing strips or if you can just nail directly to the existing wood wall.


My older home is covered in Cedar shingles. I plan on repainting it sometime soon and will probably have to replace some of them. When I have a door and window removed I'll need to cover a much larger area with new shingles. Sorry, not much help here, but I think they were just nailed in place. Not sure what kind of nails yet.

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#370226 - 03/19/12 10:39 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I like the Rigid shop vacs as well. I didn't know you could stuff a bag in them, but that sure does sound like a great idea. Finding somewhere discrete outside to beat on a filter for ten minutes is a PITA.

I use Skillsaw- worm drive, magnesium saws for lumber. http://www.amazon.com/Skil-SHD77M-72-Mag...681&sr=1-17

But if I were to buy one today, I might just give the Makita a try. I like that its grip is angled up like the Dewalts (but it's not a Dewalt). http://www.amazon.com/Makita-5377MG-Magn...681&sr=1-14
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#370229 - 03/19/12 11:03 AM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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How about the less expensive Ridgids? I see that home depot has one for $50, which is probably not the best choice, but there's also a $100 one that doesn't look bad. The main complaint on both is the exhaust port which tends to blow everything behind it across the room or something.
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#370252 - 03/19/12 01:03 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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I lucked out in the Shop Vac department... dad owned a carpet cleaning business... I got possession of the "steam extractors" (really just giant wet/dry vacs)

The larger one always reminded me of an R5-D4:


The smaller of V.I.N.C.E.N.T. from the Black Hole:


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#370258 - 03/19/12 01:27 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Loc: It's all about the location.
I have a couple of Rigid Vacs. They do have quite an exhaust kick behind them which can blow dust and such around if aimed in the wrong direction. Other than that, they're pretty good. Look for a good sale on them though before pulling the trigger, unless you need it right away.

Also, for circular saws, I'd look at one of the worm or hypoid gear saws if you plan on cutting 2X lumber mostly. They're heavier overall but that can be a good thing when cutting lumber. They're torquey too.


Edited by Adrian (03/19/12 01:32 PM)
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#370262 - 03/19/12 01:39 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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The upper Ridgid vacs, like my model, have a "diffuser" on the exhaust so it's not a problem.
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#370265 - 03/19/12 01:51 PM Re: Got Wood? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Oh, you can buy a diffuser for $12 for any of them, I think.

Already got the circular saw, so we'll see how it goes.
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