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Looking at buying my first cordless drill for diy projects. Currently the Makita LXT, Dewalt Atomic, and Milwaukee M18 are all on sale at Home Depot for around $100. The Ryobi ONE+ HP is $90. All four come with at least one battery. I was originally considering the Ryobi because it comes with two batteries and all the future tools I’d buy from them would be noticeably cheaper than the Big 3. But as of late I’ve been reconsidering. If I’m just doing odd jobs around my house will I really gain anything by buying a tool from the Big 3? Should I just get the Ryobi and buy into their battery ecosystem so I can buy their cheaper tools whenever I need to add something new to my collection? Or should I pay the extra $10 for a big-name drill and embrace getting nicer but more expensive tools for every job?
If you recommend going the ‘nicer tool’ route is there any advantage for picking one brand over the other?
Normally I wouldn’t care this much about branding but it seems like it would be very convenient not to have to have different batteries for different tools I buy in the future.
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someone gave me a whole set of cordless tools from skil.
no batteries.
I didn't want to buy a bunch of nicad batteries so I made an adapter for them to use my makita batteries.

I also have and adapter I made to run some of my cordless tools with a power supply I built.
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i think of the three Milwaukee has the better quality and from experience very good ingress protection. That said, Makita is a good price/quality trade-off for home use, It's used in the trades mainly by carpenters.
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>>2554107
And turn ergonomic tools into horribly awkward tools.

>>2554110
>pic related
>6 contacts
Breh, it’s more than “a pin to check for a specific voltage”

Enjoy overheating battery packs because your chink adapter tricks the temp sensor on the tool or losing a bunch of power on other high performance tools that can’t sense a good battery pack on there.
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I use Makita 18v tools and Milwaukee 12v tools. Both brands offer perfectly good equipment, however, in my opinion Makita tools feel more refined and precise in use. Basically get whichever one your local store stocks so you don’t have to wait around on the UPS guy. I don’t live near a Home Depot anymore so it’s a bitch to go get a new Mak/Mil tool or battery when I need one.
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>>2554586
Addendum: I am a heavy duty truck/bus mechanic and I use my tools every day.

We are using our gas range to heat our house during the day, because we are cooking and canning all day, anyway.

during the intermittent times that we are not actively cooking or canning something we leave a kettle of boiling water on the burner. isn't that more thermally efficient to heat the house than just the burner being on, by itself, with no thermal mass (boiling water) on it?
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>>2553664
This anon gets it; one of the best heat radiators for this kind of heating is a 10" dia. terra cotta flower pot set upside down on a grate over a gas burner. The tapered shape causes heat to be focused and heats the material quickly, and also radiates it out evenly. It doesn't take the burner being cranked up to generate a decent amount of heat but if you do the ceramic can get red hot and not be negatively affected.
In a boat or an RV this can keep you quite toasty by itself and with a fan can heat larger spaces amazingly well.
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>>2553476
>isn't that more thermally efficient to heat the house than just the burner being on, by itself, with no thermal mass (boiling water) on it?
The same amount of thermal energy would be released into the living space regardless if a pot of water is present. The only difference is that when you boil water, thermal energy continues to enter the living space after the burner is shut off as the water cools down to room temperature.
Thermal mass doesn't effect the efficiency of a heat source. It only holds thermal energy and releases it later.
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>>2553664
>The watts you produce will disappear into the phase transition of water into water vapor. That's not warming your air or you.
Energy is neither created nor destroyed, retard. The energy consumed by boiling the water is released into the air as the water evaporates. This is why sweating cools us down: the evaporating water "carries" the heat away and into the air. Is the 4th grade coming back to you yet?

Also, the efficiency of a heat source is the ratio between the total energy consumed and the amount of thermal energy that actually makes it into the living space. For example, my gas furnace is 96% efficient because it is able to release 96% of the total chemical energy of the gas as heat into my house. The thermal mass of an object being heated on a stove doesn't affect the total amount of energy being consumed nor the amount of heat energy that is actually released into the living space. The only affect thermal mass has is it's ability to release the energy it took to heat it up as it cools back down.
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>>2554501
>same amount
No. The latent heat which goes into the phase change of making water into steam is lost.
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>>2554510
>evaporating water "carries" the heat away and into the air.
Nobody tell this guy how a swamp cooler works.

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What color should I paint my room?
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cherry pink or first lady
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>>2546117
I'm partial to RAL 5018
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>>2546117
Warm white/yellow/light orange
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>>2546117
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s33ScN4D-HU
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>>2546460
not OP but since you seem to know about this shit i'll ask. what would you recommend for the following: plenty of sunlight since there's 3 big windows, no insulation (third world), no kids nor roomates. fucking bitches on some occasions but not too often. fave colors are grey, red and black, no pictures, my room is kinda big and is also used as a home gym and /diy/ workshop.

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Is there a way that I can install an ultrabright spotlight on my car that will automatically detect excessive light coming from people's headlights and will point towards the source of light and blind the driver? A strobe setting would be nice too.
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>>2552826
Faggots can't see at night because they can't stop looking at their phones every five seconds while driving. If one of these little bitches hits me I'm going to set their house on fire while they're sleeping.
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>>2552763
i've thought about doing that, except with X number of those 5W ultraviolet lasers you can get off ebay.
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>>2552814
but somehow it's legal for people to have bright blue 2000000K LEDs that point directly in my eyes

fuck them, they should be run off the road
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>>2552763
Just fit retroreflectors to your car. Retroreflectors always reflect light, like from headlights, back to its source.
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Amazon sent me an email telling me that the replacement bulbs I bought for my truck a few years ago had since been banned for on-road use. Luckily I'm lazy and hadn't replaced my old bulbs with the 'Eye of Megatron' yet. The exchange process looked like a big hassle since it had to be done through a company in China because Amazon's return window had already closed. Maybe someday I'll diy a lightbar and use the illegal bulbs in it but for off-road use. Or I'll probably be lazy and in sixty years, my grandkids will find them in my garage when cleaning out my stuff after I die.

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/diy/ noob here looking for some advice on how to best execute this idea;

i'm ordering this big fuck off desk for a big studio build. i dont like the site's offering of pure black and pure white. i think a richer walnut color would be dope. here's the idea before it gets assembled in full

>primer
>mod pudge to create a texture of sorts
>some brown-caramel like color on first
>walnut stain
>dry and done

my only fear is that some of the double sided tape i'd use on the bottom might fuck up the paint job a bit on the bottom but im not gonna see that side much anyway. thoughts or tips?
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>>2554415
advice?
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>>2554409
look up decoupage, specifically brown paper bag decoupage. If you do it right it can look pretty good. I made a built-in desk and the surface was brown paper bag decoupage
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>>2554409

shit is probably laminated particle board. there is no priming and staining that shit. you in way over your head and abilities
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>>2554430
MDF material
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>>2554433

you still aint gonna stain that shit like real wood. its not real solid wood.

please stop being dumb

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Previous thread:>>2516795

Here we discuss microcontrollers, SBCs and microcontroller accessories, such as Atmel mega and tiny AVRs (Arduinos), PICs, ARM boards such as blue/black pill STM32, ESP8266/32s, RP2040, Raspberry Pi, and others.

For general electronics questions (power supplies, level shifting, motor driving, etc.) please ask /ohm/.

>where can I find verified quality microcontrollers and other electronic sensors or parts
digikey.com
mouser.com
arrow.com
newark.com

>but that's too expensive
aliexpress.com (many parts here are fake, particularly specific parts out of stock in the above sites)
lcsc.com

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>>2556291
Oh I'm guessing they just didnt bother including the other outputs and it's LSB
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>>2556291
after the shift, pulse the latch then lower the enable.
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>>2556304
No I mean how do I phase shift the clock signal by 90° compared to the serial in signal in code?
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>>2556275
>Look at jpeg.inl to see how it actually works. EIGHT_BIT_GRAYSCALE works perfectly fine, and delivers 1 byte per pixel.
It does in jpeg.inl but not in the draw structure. It gives 16 bits at the end anyways.

>The library turns jpegs into arrays of pixels
Then give me the name of those arrays of pixels please.
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>>2556291
Honestly it's probably fine to just do the transitions of the serial-in line on the falling edges of the clock, because the clock only triggers on the rising edge. Check your MCU's SPI docs, it may well already do exactly that and also toggle the CS line such that the latch rising(?) edge occurs after writing a byte, which would make it a lot easier than bit-banging. Even if not you can probably add an inverter or two for it to work properly.

My buckle broke. Whats a simple DIY buckle / connection replacement for my fanny pack? I dont have any buckles like in the pic to replace it with so im thinking of making some sort of "T" button / hook like contraction to connect the straps.
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buy a cheap leather belt and have a it sewn on by shoe repair.
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>>2551688
>old worn shoelace for own kid's lunchbox
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>>2549740
3d print one, or get someone to do it for you
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this faggot carried a purse lol
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>>2549740
Buy a new buckle and sew it on

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I need a large number of picrel 5v 700ma power supply cubes. I know I can buy them new in bulk for $1, but I'd actually prefer used ones, which should also be cheaper based on how many I already had wasting space around my house.

Perhaps an electronics recycler might sell lots of used consumer electronics. Can anyone confirm whether this is a thing and where I might find them?
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Go to hotels and ask of they have chargers
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>>2554223
Chyna in bulk. cheaper than used because no need for regulations. electronics recyclers throw these in with power supplies of all kinds, they won't let you dig through shit (I worked for one)
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>>2554223
>I need a large number of picrel 5v 700ma power supply cubes.
Any particular reason you don't build a large power supply instead of deploying "a large number" of little buck converters?
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>>2554228
OP could be deploying many devices in various locations.
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>>2554225
>lost and founds
Are you speaking from experience?
>>2554227
This is my fallback plan
>>2554228
That's a funny idea I wouldn't put past someone on diy, but my application is distributed
>>2554235
Correct

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Finally out of an apartment and into a small home (with some property).
What are some things I should know, learn, buy, etc?
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>>2553705
On the top of the water heater.

Tbqhwy, I don’t know how many people really change them, they just count water heaters as another consumable that amounts to a ~$1000 bill every 15 years.

Look for the model # on your water heater and find a manual online, it will probably give you info on that. If you end up changing it, ask a friend who owns an impact wrench.
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>>2553816
>On the top
Sonofabitch you're right. I thought that was a cap for a bypass pipe or something.
Thanks!
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>>2552408
idk im still in the rent race, but congrats!! gl making your house.a home c:
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>>2552616
I had no clue I was even doing it until I bought and moved out of my rental, moved the desk away to reveal a giant nasty ass foot stain... oops
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>>2552418
>Touching walls
What?

it appears my superiority has led to some controversy
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>>2553825
they don't sell TTI trash through a hardware store, they sell tools that pretty much never break
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>>2553825
>his tools need a lifetime agreement
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>>2553800
Makita hasn't made good products for 20+ years.
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>>2553823
i think makita tools sold in japan are made in japan
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Last time makita made anything decent it ran on these

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Hello /diy/. Here are two lists. One is stuff I'm competant in. The other, not. All of the items in "Things I Can't Do or Don't Know Well," I want to learn over the next 5-10 years. What else should I add to the "Things I Can't Do or Don't Know Well" list?

Things I Know or Can Do Well
>Programming
>Linux
>Play 2x musical instruments
>Repair Bike
>Repair Cars
>Build a proper wardrobe and dress well
>Swoon most anyone, from women to employers, and quickly integrate into any culture
>Live off the land (farming, animal husbandry, foraging, etc.)
>Dance (trained for 7 years)
>Lead others & start shit
>Live outside the law (train hopping, squatting, etc.)
>Camp and live in the woods for months on end

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>>2553146
Dont spread yourself thin, there is only so much time in your life.
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>>2553147
/thread
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>>2553147
you are assuming he isn't having fun of his life by embracing the plasticity of his nervous system
meanwhile excessive specialization is a disease caused by industrial revolutions and collective loss of individuation
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>>2553147
Humans must be jack of all trades
Specializing in a single task is for insects
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>>2554137
>>2554160
There is a point of diminishing returns.
Humans are far more happy when they are proficient in the endeavors they set out to do.

Scratching the surface of 50 things doesnt allow you to truly enjoy any of them.

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Hey /diy/ I am planning on building a small (6-8 birds) chicken coop in my backyard! This is my first major woodworking project ever and I really want to make sure I do it right. My current plan is to build on a 4x8' floorplan with a shed roof, 6 feet tall at its highest wall that gives to a run (no idea how big I'll make the run yet, just gonna let it run until it bumps into something). Inside I am planning on two stacked rows of nesting boxes with small doors behind them to collect eggs. On the side I'll build a 4x4 door to open so I can sweep the floor + boxes out.

I am seeking any advice on design features I should consider to make owning chickens fairly easy on the labor side. In my research I've seen TONS of specialized shit being reccommended by homesteading influencers and while I am intrigued, I don't want to drop $1000 buying a bunch of plastic stuff that bignaturalshomestead on yt is hawking. I'm also fairly wary of predators, so any advice on predator proofing the site (especially burrowing predators) is very welcome.
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>>2547362
I hate my chickens. Had them since April of 2020. Dirty, dirty, dirty fucking birds. Be prepared for massive amounts of shit-laden straw you need to pull out of the coop every week. I’ve tried shredding the straw/shit/piss mixture with my rototiller for compost but it just doesn’t break down. I have a two year pile of compost where the straw looks brand new. The hawks constantly try to attack them and often rip feathers out, and you need to bring the dogs out on a leash if they’re out of the coop/run. Let alone the raccoons, coyotes, and foxes. Or the fucking rats that eat their feed.

Plus during the summer they lay way too many eggs for my family to eat. That includes my mom, dad, two grandparents, my sisters and their families, my wife and kids and me. From 6 fucking hens. There’s an entire big drawer in the fridge filled with fucking loose eggs. That the eggs taste slightly “fresher” (hard to describe) isn’t worth it in my opinion.
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>>2553814
>Dirty
Deep Litter system, the coop shouldn't stink.
Don't use fucking straw jesus christ why does everyone use it for bedding? Straw is like saying "yes I do want mold to kill my birds", there's a reason duck farms use wood shavings.
Use woodshavings, I get mine from a supllier for horsebedding. Don't use sawdust, that kills animals.

>Predators
Locked-in Run, 6 chickens don't need that much space. Use Hardware Cloth and bury it a foot deep.
We mostly deal with foxes, but I heard racoons can open tower bolts so use those latches you find on hiking backpacks (the ones with the spring) apparently they can't open those.
>Mice
1. Food dispensers should be slightly elevated
2. Store the feedstock in mice-proof containers, like you would with horse/goat feed

Regarding the eggs, just package them and send them out to your neighbors if you got that many, they'll love you trust me. Or fucking eat them.
Chickens are THE easiest livestock to keep, period.

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>>2554024
>THE easiest livestock to keep
except when they are not.
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>>2554024
>Chickens are THE easiest livestock to keep,
based on what you wrote and all the other responses in this thread that statement is bullshit.
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>>2554095
I genuinely can't think of anything easier, maybe Quails if you're keeping them purely for eggs?
Even then a fully secure chicken coop/run is easier to build than a secure Quail cage imo.

Quails in a cage too big will kill themselves when they "pop"
In a small mesh cage they can be grabbed or bitten by foxes. In the end you find yourself having to give up a shed to put the cages in

Dairy is harder just by principle, even dwarf goats still need to be impregnated and birth before they can be milked

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How do you get the motivation to push away all distractions and complete your projects?
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>>2551556
sounds like a sure way to get a sloppy job done... when your hungry you cant focus on fine detail as well
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>>2549535
Are you me?

I got 3 in diapers so I literally cannot focus for shit with them going crying, coughing, yelling etc.
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>>2549504
>watching building channels

wake up on a saturday
watch some youtubers do shit
on my way to my workshop to work on pile of shitboxes that need to get fixed and become roadworthy
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Cash flow budget.
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>>2549504
slap your bitch self.
turn off your phone and put it somewhere else, turn off the laptop, tv, but not the motivating music. high energy synthwave music really does it for me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsvPEtS1wmY
also treat it like a job, like, create the mental concept, that it is something external to yourself, that the project is happening with or without you, but it is your responsibility to do what the project requires.
e.g. the mindset is: you don't make a party. the party is happening with or without you, but you can contribute and make it not shit.
I don't know how to describe this mindset better, but when i think like that, remove my own choice from the matter, i get this anxiety, like i have to get it done. but when it's my choice, i'll look at the clock and be like "nah kind of late to get started now, i can put it off"

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jesus christ i just want a FUCKINF SHOP!!! even a garage would be awesome.
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>>2553383
>I’m a rentoid retard

haha you fucking renter. maybe one day you will grow up and get a house of your own where you can have a garage or workshop! but thats ok keep being some landlords BITCH and make sure you pay your rent on time faggot!
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Chinese are buying my company I'll be redundant.
Realised I havent started a project in the past 8 years.
If they ask me in interviews what I do the only answer I can give is 'browse 4chanz'
Should I just kms?
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>>2553352
Lol. I have two shops and a garage... Y U so poor?

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>>2553352
i want the pex hate spammer dead!
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>>2553352
question: how realistic is it to look up abandoned industrial shit on the land registry and inquire with the owners about buying it?
I too want an empire of dirt.

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>>2553602
This. Color printing is overrated.

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>>2553602
>Buy a laser printer.

I bought a HP Laserjet 20 years ago.
I print something maybe once a month.

Still works fine.
Still using the original toner cartridge that came with it.

I've done zero maintenance on it, besides occasionally brushing off the cobwebs and dust.
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>>2553584
Correct advice.
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>>2553635
Actually, I bought a color laser printer.
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I keep a 20yo inkjet hp all-in-one that still works after lots of other printers have failed among my family in this time, including laser printers.
Used cheap and refilled inks all the times, only did and internal maintenance and clean up once. Lets you refill and reset cartdriges and print black without any color ink left. Ink hardly dried if the heads were properly sealed.
Sadly I don't print anything anymore but just installed the drivers into my recent windows10 clean install just in case.
I just use a spare old laser samsung we have lying around for the ocasional one document a year now, but I really miss the good 'ol inky times...


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