LOOOONG time no talk. Man I don't know why I've stayed away so long. I've gotta start participating more around here.
I went out yesterday and scored myself a new toy. I bought a Fein Multimaster Top kit. It's a bit pricey but I think it's going to make my life a lot easier. I do a lot of flooring (hardwood, laminate, and ceramic) and have been cutting door jambs manually with an undercut saw. It looks like this tool will be just the ticket for that job. Also it looks like a great tool for removing grout and thinset when doing ceramic tile repairs.
Business has been pretty slow lately but a few days ago my phone rang and it was a neighbor of mine. He asked if I could come down and replace a garbage disposal for him. I said sure, just pick up a new one and to give me a call when he had it. He called me the next morning and was all set to go. I grabbed my tool box and headed over. I got there and was just about ready to tear the old one out but noticed it didn't look that old. Well I grabbed an allen wrench and in about thirty seconds it was humming along nicely so I told him to take the $125 unit that he'd just bought back because he didn't really need it. He reached for his wallet and I told him to keep his money because I had only been there five minutes.
Well we started talking and to make a long story short, I picked up a TON of work! I'm installing a new door wall, pulling out paneling and installing drywall in a 15x19 family room. Removing carpet and installing a new engineered wood floor in that room as well as removing just under 500 square feet of carpet and refinishing the hardwood underneath in the living room and dining room on the main floor. This tool is going to make the jamb cutting as well as carpet removal much easier. I'll report on how it works once I've had a chance to use it. The job starts in the morning. It looks like it was WELL worth giving up that $40 I told him I'd do the disposal for.
It's good to be back!
Take care all