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Review by Dan'um Style posted 10-27-2008 03:20 AM 3049 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Last week I browsed the Dayton, Harbor Freight Tool Store, ... sort of like walking around a grocery store….. Walking every isle. Looking for something to buy … Big spender me, I found these for $3.99.
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Really handy little things. Needle sharp, find myself using them allot more them I could imagine.
uses so far

glue scraping
scribing lines in wood and light detailing
digging sawdust out of crevices
picking excess finish out of corners

They are a great complement to my needle file collection. Maybe a future review.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=93514

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain




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#1 posted 10-27-2008 03:28 AM

I’ve seen these on the shelf as well. It seems like dental picks come up often in articles about nontraditional woodworking supplies. I think I’d use then for the same uses as what I use my tiny files for. The obvious use for me is getting glue out of tight spots. Detailed carvings (not my realm) would seem to be a good use as well.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#2 posted 10-27-2008 03:34 AM

Expensive tools 66 cents each lol I can see they would be handy all around

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#3 posted 10-27-2008 04:00 AM

they can be as handy as they can be cruel.

I quite like mine.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#4 posted 10-27-2008 04:01 AM

Hi Dan;

I have these as well, and have gone so far as too make handles for them. This allows me to use them with miniature turnings.

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They are very handy for many purposes, plus they make great toothpicks!

Lee

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#5 posted 10-27-2008 04:09 AM

Thanks for the ideas!!

I recently “picked” up a set at the Super Grit store in Gettysburg.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 10-27-2008 04:34 AM

You guys are something else. We’ve all used these forever.

-- bbqKing, Lawrenceville

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#7 posted 10-27-2008 04:50 AM

I’ve never bought any at harbor Freight. But I’ve bought some at the woodworking shows. If those vendors still show up.

A new harbor freight store is opening about 25 miles from me. Then it won’t be a full day trip.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#8 posted 10-27-2008 05:23 AM

Picks are really handy I keep one close on my work table. Think I’ll get some more on the next to HF…65 miles one way so the trip has to be combined with something else need from that town, Terra Haute, Indiana. You just have to watch what you buy from HF their corner clamps are junk, my son and I both bought 4 1/2” grinders there and when you turn either on a shower of sparks comes from their insides….not safe to use either one.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#9 posted 10-27-2008 01:03 PM

WOW – A new Harbor Freight will save a day long trip. Maybe they will have a concierge!

-- Regards, Steve2

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#10 posted 10-28-2008 05:30 AM

Thanks for reminding me that tools do not have to be expensive or full of hype to be useful.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#11 posted 10-28-2008 05:37 AM

Ya ! I’m becoming familiar with hand sanding again…. Forgot how easy it was !!! >grin<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#12 posted 10-28-2008 06:35 AM

Dan, they look more like torture implements. Are you in the medical business?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 10-29-2008 06:20 AM

These things are great anywhere. I travelled on a sailboat for three months and Dentist tools were probably my number one item! They’re great for cleaning all sorts of small spaces and can somehow be used to fix almost anything that breaks on a boat!

-- Heyz, in the cold winterland of Canada

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#14 posted 11-06-2008 05:42 PM

Dan: I bought 2 sets on Tues on my trip to Harbor Freight.

1 set for my bench and one upstairs for the veneering room.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#15 posted 11-08-2008 04:31 AM

I’m still using them almost every day.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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