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#1 posted 10-28-2012 08:16 PM

When I’m in my shop, I want my mistakes to be because of my own carelessness not because a tool doesn’t perform the way it is designed to. Ultimately every tool’s purpose is to make ww easier by performing accurately the job it was designed to do. I’d rather have a mistake because I measured/cut/designed wrong than because the tool didn’t work the way it was designed to. I had a MS that couldn’t cut 90 deg. I could sort of compensate for this which made it usable, but eventually I replaced it with a MS that cuts 90 deg. when I set it to cut 90 deg. I don’t think that poorly designed tools are a joy to learn to use. Yes, most of us can learn to work around them, but ultimately it makes more sense to use tools that work as they were designed to.

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