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My Frustrated Result of Tool Envy

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Blog entry by dannymac posted 1634 days ago 1039 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Years ago, after have a good week at work, that friday I went to the newly opened HD in my city to buy myself a toy. After walking up and down the tool section I decided.

Dewalt was just coming on the market and here was this beautiful 12” compound mitersaw. I had to have it, this was way better than the beatup old thing Norm had. So i handed over close to $400 for it and walked away with a silly grin.

The next day i’m in front of the tv getting my weekly dose of New Yankee Workshop and everyone in the house comes running to find out what i’m screaming about.

There’s Norm using his brand new freaken laser guided chopsaw i was crushed

-- dannymac



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ellen35

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#1 posted 1634 days ago

imitation is the highest form of flattery… clearly Norm copied you!!

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 1634 days ago

Atta boy, Norm!!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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8iowa

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#3 posted 1634 days ago

In the early days Norm had to “make do” with the tools like we have. Then his show became so popular that tool manufacturers stumbled all over themselves – couldn’t give him new tools and gadgets fast enough. Norm just laid back and enjoyed it. We, his public, lapped it all up like hungry puppies.

I guess this is called “marketing”.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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Julian

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#4 posted 1634 days ago

When NYWS first came on, Norm inspired me want to get into woodworking at the age of 16. He sure made delta and porter cable some money!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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deeman

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#5 posted 1634 days ago

You can never keep up with the Abrams…...........

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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Roadie

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#6 posted 1630 days ago

Just bought a TS_LS Incra set up. Three days later
it went on sale. What a let down. Thats the way it goes. GOOD LUCK ROADIE

-- Roadie, Berkeley,Il

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