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Seen Tavarish connect a dead battery that wouldn't charge to a good battery, to a charger to fool it into charging
 
if the battery is down to absolute zero the charger simply doesn't turn on because it can't tell it's hooked up to anything. The NOCO has a "Force" mode that turns on the charging regardless, until there's enough juice there to resume normal smart charging.

Is that a typical winter temperature for you? 😜

Seen Tavarish connect a dead battery that wouldn't charge to a good battery, to a charger to fool it into charging
My motorcycle shop used one of these to "wake up" a dead battery so a normal charger could work. Basically using it as a "dumb" charger to get a little juice into the battery before moving it to a smart charger.

DC Power Supply Variable,30V 10A 4 Digital LED Display Adjustable Regulated Switching Power Supply Digital with Leads Power Cord (30V 10A Black) https://a.co/d/fwIwEwU
 
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NTD!

Got tired of cheap electronic calipers constantly needing re-zeroing and re-adjustment and battery swaps and still not being reliable after all that. It's the one tool that I use a ton, especially needing to measure up some part to 3D-print a replacement, but also in general. So decided to get something simple, but hopefully reliable:

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No fancy electronic readouts, digital Mitutoyos are a bit out of my budget, I'm not using them for any sort of job after all. Although if these prove good, I might decide to treat myself at some point.
 
I'm going to need to drill into stone for this next project, so new hammer drill!
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Tools & Stuff shat all over this for what I think are completely valid reasons.


View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iawmyi4BljY
Anyway after seeing it in Jonny Smith's latest barn find video, I bought the Kendo Pro collapsing trolley he had. It's not super cheap at £150 but I hope it will last me 20+ years of light use, with metal drawers/shelves. Seems like a better deal than the Beta branded one, which is more like £500. I don't usually sticker-bomb my stuff but this is definitely getting stickered.

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Anyway after seeing it in Jonny Smith's latest barn find video, I bought the Kendo Pro collapsing trolley he had. It's not super cheap at £150 but I hope it will last me 20+ years of light use, with metal drawers/shelves. Seems like a better deal than the Beta branded one, which is more like £500. I don't usually sticker-bomb my stuff but this is definitely getting stickered.

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A guy I know uses one for his tools at the race track, he's made foam inserts with tool cutouts for the top three shelves, the bottom holds parts organizers. It's a really slick setup and much easier to find things than my "tool box with a tool roll and assorted shit" inside it.
 
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