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Forum topic by Clarkie posted 03-27-2016 11:53 AM 635 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2016 11:53 AM

Good morning and a fine morning it is. The ritual of tool buying, or the insanity of needing to justify something for the shop or sublimely, for yourself. Ever notice the length of time spent on justification for a new tool. Well the putting off of buying it is in itself perhaps time well spent. Well spent as in actually doing the homework for it’s performance, ie, horsepower, availability and actual durability. Then once armed with that information speaking with someone who owns that piece of equipment, making sure all we have read is true. Then the foot work of going to tool shows and outlets to see the tool in use, touching it etc. Then comes visualizing the place of honor in the shop for it, and imagining having the power of turning it on and off. Now comes the frightening part, having the meeting of the minds with the spouse. Longing to hear her say, well, if you really need it then order it. It’s ok, the children and I will eat soup for the next 2 years so you can have another tool, go ahead.
Finally ordering it, going through the change of mind and then UPS pulls into the driveway and all confusion is ended. Does any of this sound familiar, or am I the only one. LOL. Well, “top of the morning to you all, and the rest of the day to meself.

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#1 posted 03-27-2016 12:02 PM

Actually, when I decided I needed to upgrade my Porter Cable bandsaw to something like my big Grizzly, I simply pulled out my Grizzly catalog, decided which model 0513 suited my needs, and now I am just waiting for my refund check from the Gov… There was a day or two when I thought I might get a Powermatic, but decided that it was pretty much an overpriced 14” bandsaw and crossed it off the list. Since there were only two saws on the list, it got real easy after that.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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