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Jorge G.

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#1 posted 10-28-2012 09:14 PM

JGM, The better my tools have gotten, the better the work has gotten. That’s a given, however the satisfaction of producing something stellar with out precision tools makes me feel good.

And this is as it should be, I agree that there is some satisfaction on making something nice when you had to improvise because you did not have the right tool, but IMO is not an optimal situation or one that I would like to find myself often.

On the other hand I am puzzled, seems to me that your experience and your thoughts are at odds. On one hand you cannot understand the guy who buys the $1500 TS with accessories, yet on the other hand you state the better your tools, the better your work has become. Could it not be possible that the guy who bought the expensive table saw is experiencing the same thing you are, and that you are just not there yet?

Bottom line Russell, I could come to you and say, “jeezz men, why do you need a table saw, a power drill and an orbital sander to make your Adirondack chairs?!? Here is a hand saw, a hand drill, a bag of nails, and a piece of wood with some rocks embedded on it, get to it men, you don’t need all that fancy equipment!!!”... :-)

I bet you dollars to doughnuts that somewhere out there there is someone who would take issue with the equipment you have to make what you do.

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