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all 4 of my Makita lithius batteries refuse to charge.

December 4, 2016, 1:27 am

I have 2 lithium 18V batteries and 2 Lithium/ion batteries for 18V. None will charge and they are NOT old. Charger blinks red/green. Book said that meant a bad charger but I bought a new one and i... Read more »

Powering battery tools

October 16, 2016, 2:16 pm

Is it ok to power a 19.2v with a12v car battery? Read more »

Generator shuts down after transfer.

November 14, 2015, 8:22 pm

My 17 KW Generac generator shuts down after transfer to emergency power, with the generator in the auto mode I opened the main braker the generator did start and transfer, upon transfer the generator... Read more »

power washer has no pressure

July 8, 2015, 2:47 pm

I have an excel power washer start up good but has no water pressure? Oil; is about 1/4 fill I have no manual to let me know how much oil is need an dose it have any thing to do with the pressure? Read more »


October 26, 2014, 9:47 pm

what type oil goes in the pump? Read more »

Wrenches for a Delta 34-444

July 18, 2014, 11:23 pm

I recently purchased a Delta 34-444 table saw which did not come with the wrenches for changing blades. I've found very few sources for the box end and none for the open end. It appears that the op... Read more »

High quality fridge repaire

November 12, 2013, 7:16 am

Are you looking for Repairs service in Australia? Then you can contact ICE CUBE Fridge Repairs. They provide fridge repair, refrigerator repair. For more details about our services please visit http:... Read more »

Makita MODEL NO. 2012NB (Planer/Thicknesser - Wood))

October 30, 2013, 7:06 am

Someone has asked me to take a look at: Makita MODEL NO. 2012NB (Planer/Thicknesser) and I wondered if anyone here has experience of this unit? Fault (its the 240v UK model) is that it blows fuse ... Read more »


January 21, 2013, 2:59 pm

My VITO turns off imediately (1 second) after I hit the power button. Anyone know where I can find scematics or get it fixed? Read more »

First tools

November 29, 2012, 11:02 am

For someone just starting out in life what would you say are the four most important tools to have? Read more »

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Craftsman Pro toolchest gets stuck when locked??? rating: 5

I have had a real nice top of the line Craftsman tool chest for the past couple of years and EVERY time I lock the thing it gets stuck in the locked position so even when I switch to the unlocked pos... Read more »

Need parts for my level rating: 5

I have a level I purchased in 1992 called Libella 2000. It was made in Sweden by GGC. I need to get some spare parts for it. The label on it reads like this: EBO GGC ESKILSTUNA SWEDEN PATENT NO 74 14... Read more »

Obsolete Craftsman Cordless Drill - Need Batteries rating: 5

They've been cooked by the charger that doesn't shut off when they're fully charged. I'm told by Sears those batteries are obsolete, and after searching www.sears.com/parts, they aren't available o... Read more »

What does it cost to run an apartment washer & Dryer $$? rating: 5

Our renter want to install apartmetn washer (110v) and dryer, how much should we raise the rent by? We have renters in the upstairs of our rental house, that don't have washer and dryer access, and... Read more »

Slightly OT, but... Small Automatic Generator...? rating: 5

Howdy, Yes, this may be OT, but you folks seem to know everything... I need to get an automatic backup generator, but my needs are unusual: The fully automatic units I can locate are all in the range... Read more »

Help Identifying Part in B&D Firestorm 12v Charger rating: 5

One of the parts in the charger for my Black & Decker PS130 Firestorm batteries burned up, fell off the circuit board, and got lost. Can anyone help me identify the part so I can replace it? There ar... Read more »

power washer has no pressure rating: 5

I have an excel power washer start up good but has no water pressure? Oil; is about 1/4 fill I have no manual to let me know how much oil is need an dose it have any thing to do with the pressure? Read more »

teflon tape on air hose fitting? rating: 5

I have a Senco SLS15 stapler and my question is should I use teflon tape when I screw the air hose fitting into the bottom of the stapler? It does not say in the instruction manual. Thanks. Read more »

Air Compressor Doesn't Keep Up rating: 5

6 hp 33 gallon Craftsman Oil Free Air Compressor 240V. I got this unit used, was previously used for spray paint duty by a homeowner, so it did not get much service. Looks new, actually. It takes qu... Read more »

Drill & tap compressor tank? rating: 5

I've got an old 20 gal (?) compressor tank in which I want to install a drain. I'm guessing it to be 1/4-inch (6.3 mm?) thick steel. Tank is rated to 125 psi. Can I drill and tap this for 1/4 or 3... Read more »

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