|Forum topic by bbasiaga||posted 01-29-2016 03:53 PM||586 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
01-29-2016 03:53 PM
<rant>According to the internet, nothing is possible because everything you need to do something is total crap. Your only hope is to spend as much money as possible in order to increase your odds that you get lucky and get a piece of crap that is slightly less crappy than all the other crap.
Anything available at big boxes is total junk.
Give up and go to hand tools. Just be careful because a lot of the new ones are junk. The LNs and Veritas are less junky, but one wasn’t perfect once and considering the price they are junk. Get vintage stanley and restore it. Just be careful you don’t pick one up that is junk.
Lots of folks are doing great work with budget tools, and I thought it would be fun to post here some of your favorite tools that the internet would otherwise condemn to the scrap yard.
Anyone have any?
I’ll start: My bench top jointer from Shop Fox. Too small to actually do any good, but I’ve straightened plenty of boards none the less. Yes it has limits, but when I was in a very small space it was the only option for me, and it got the job done well.
-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.