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If and when I get a big compressor for my garage or my home set up I want to have hard lines go around the garage so I don't have to deal with hoses.

I course you will still need one for power tools but it would be a short one. I have seen kits that comes with detachable couplings so pretty much you can add more stuff if it comes to that.
thats how mine is setup in my garage. all hardwired than a 60 foot hose and a ton of smaller length hoses i use. got one line going to a filter/water/oil seperator for painting and what not and the other line going for 3 way coupler for tools

but honestly i have never used that compressor for tools in my life. i used it like once or twice. i use my small 10 gallon compressor for my car since it will take any bolt off that the 60 gallon will.
 

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the brushes might need to be broken in.
when i install new brushes in my tools usually takes some time before it stops sparking. and on the rare occasion ill have to tap it to get it going. after 15 minutes of use it works great though.
I kept on tapping it. I didn't want to deal with all that. Good shit works perfect out the box y0. Or at least that's what I want to pay for
 

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I took that craftsman table back :? It would have been cool if the Porter Cable router fit that bitch. I plan on making my own router table anyways...


I bought a router bit and test it out on a piece of scrap wood I had. And what did I think of doing? Well....

 

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so I just bought a house with an awesome 2 car garage, and I'm acquiring tools to fill it now and I'm stuck between two ways of doing the same thing - should I get a cherry picker to pull motors/trans up and out of cars, or a hydraulic lift table to drop them out the bottom instead? I know for my G35 the lift table makes way more sense, but I'm not sure about on the civic side.

I searched and didn't see anything related to those in this thread

vs.
 

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I will go with the cherry picker. In order to be able to used the lift table or an ATV jack you have to be able to lift the car high enough and drop the car low enough. A car lift is awesome to have for this, It can be done with jack and stands but you have to be able to lift and lower your car.

I will think this would work better and it is cheaper than owning a lift, I haven't use one myself but it should be able to lift an engine from the ground right into position.

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Yo Boricua I'm still waiting for your garage picture. Don't be embarrassed lol

I'll show mine in a bit. I've been doing some spring cleaning finally :biggrin:
Had this pictures in the computer in the attic and finally I had a chance to download them to my laptop. So without any shame, here is my slappy and dirty garage:















When I get a chance I will take some after pictures. No lets see yours Pata.
 

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I have bought a lot of power tools lately for woodworking. I am really starting to enjoy this new hobby and have rapidly stopped my interest in my civic engine rebuilding and parts :?

I'll post some pics soon when I return. Not a bad space Boricua. You need shelves for storage to increase space. I wouldn't mind helping you building something for you now that I'm more into woodworking :biggrin:
 

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I have bought a lot of power tools lately for woodworking. I am really starting to enjoy this new hobby and have rapidly stopped my interest in my civic engine rebuilding and parts :?

I'll post some pics soon when I return. Not a bad space Boricua. You need shelves for storage to increase space. I wouldn't mind helping you building something for you now that I'm more into woodworking :biggrin:
I have the holes already made for the shells, just need to get me some L brakets and shells and I can have two rows of shells, one on top of the other one, that goes half around the garage end like this shape --> l_l

have to get rid of some stuff in order to have more room, like to be able to open both doors in the Civic without hitting the walls.

I always had a passion for wood, to be able to see a furniture and go home and duplicate it should be fascinating besides everyone knows that the stuff you get at the furniture store this days is nothing but junk. There are nothing but old houses and farms around my way and you should see the amount of people that comes every time one of those properties goes for sale or auction, most people go for the wood. Some of the wood that you can get is no longer available or you can't longer get without special ordering it and paying a fortune. Jesus work on wood maybe thats another reason I love wood.
 

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Pata- Good choice getting the Porter Cable router. They make solid, respectable tools. And nice foot, too ;)

As far as lift vs. cherry picker... I'd opt for a lift, myself. If you've got the space to have one, it can make life SO much easier. Almost any engine can be installed from underneath, very easily. Just have a good stable jack/table to put it on when you pull it and reinstall it. Plus, you can always get a decent engine hoist down the road if you'd like one for some projects.


EDIT: I'm a moron. I didn't pay attention to lift table, just lift. Still, same applies, I think. If you can get the car up high enough, a lift table would be excellent.
 

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Pata it would be less if a mess if you send me those harnesses. Lol.
 

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Pata it would be less if a mess if you send me those harnesses. Lol.
at least you got to see that old before picture. I forgot this one was the last latest picture I have. I kind moved some stuff around again. Always move shit around. It's crazy.... And with Carpet :pinch:

No harnesses for you. These will be put away for 5 years. Then I will sell :biggrin:
 

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at least you got to see that old before picture. I forgot this one was the last latest picture I have. I kind moved some stuff around again. Always move shit around. It's crazy.... And with Carpet :pinch:

No harnesses for you. These will be put away for 5 years. Then I will sell :biggrin:
Sounds alot like what I do. Keep moving shit around. Looks like a mess to others but I know where every thing is.

3 cars in the garage, 2 motors,4 trannys,engine hoist,jack and a shit ton of parts. Looks like a bomb went off. Next time I'm there ill try to get some pics if I remember.
 

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Here.
Hopefully somebody gets some ideas out of this. Been meaning to post it for a while now. Cleaning some pics out my phone.







Anyways, I've always like the whole Peg board idea to have hand tools up so I can grab them quick and get back at it. So I did this little piece and put it on the wall right behind my workbench.

I went to Home Depot and got a sheet of peg board. Flipped it to use the brown side.





Here I am mocking peg board on the wall space I want to use..




also grabbed some 1x3 to make a frame behind the peg board. You'll see why in a bit..





Cut the 1x3 to frame the pegboard

 

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now finding the studs behind the drywall, I used drywall screws to put up the frame first. Some garages don't have drywall. That will be even easier to put this up =P






Then screwed on the pegboard. I used shorter screws for this. But you can use the same screws. Always remember to use some sort of level on your boards and so they can be up straight y0!




Now, peg board hooks. Home depot sells them also, you can grab them while your getting all your material. I went to Harbor freight and got a bunch of different kinds and size of hooks. They were a lot cheaper too..




and then put the hooks however you want to hang your tools n stuff. The frame behind the peg board helps you insert the hooks. I just found the idea better then just screwing a plain peg board up on the wall, the hooks won't fit in the holes... So here we go!



 
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