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Forum topic by Keen1 posted 12-05-2007 09:25 PM 3025 views 0 times favorited 73 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Keen1

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12-05-2007 09:25 PM

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By the worst, it could be the most embarassing or the absolute worst performing item you’ve ever bought. Or it could be that $500 machine you just had to have but never used once.

I’ve got a few example of my own here

Worst Performing – Cheap clamps and more cheap clamps, did I mention cheap clamps.

Most embarassing – “Hobby Lathe” – the kind powered by an electric drill (maybe you can get it to work, I can’t)

Expensive dust collector – hate to say it but my DeWalt Planer, I’m going to use it one day though. Remember I’m just starting to get serious. Other projects didn’t require it. Have one planned that will. I just bought it too early. I’m still trying to justify buying that thing

-- Dad to 5, Son of The One


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#1 posted 12-05-2007 10:15 PM

Worst: Wobble dado blade and a jointer “Magna Set” blade holder.
Not Used: Probably my scroll saw, but I always plan on using it.
(That lathe really does sound bad, but the planer will come in real handy

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 12-05-2007 10:25 PM

I wasted money on quite a few electric drills that wore out to soon.

I bought a Porter Cable gas operated nailing gun that I hardly ever used.

If I made a list, I would run out of paper.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#3 posted 12-05-2007 11:03 PM

Worst: I bought one of the wobble dado blades and hated it. I never really knew where I was cutting or how deep or wide. Something about a moving target …

Not Used: Rigid lathe. My son talked me into getting it because it was a floor model (but because he worked at the store I got a new one in the box) and it was only $200. I put it together, put a piece of wood in it and turned it on. That didn’t go well. It sits off to the side these days mocking me.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Keen1

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#4 posted 12-05-2007 11:27 PM

How much you want for the lathe Russel?

(see my forum post right before this one that actually started this post)

-- Dad to 5, Son of The One

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Russel

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#5 posted 12-06-2007 12:04 AM

If you’ve got a way to get a fully assembled lathe w/o a box from Michigan to you, you can have it.

-- Working at Woodworking http://www.VillageLaneFurniture.com

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Dadoo

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#6 posted 12-06-2007 12:39 AM

The worst tool I ever bought came from Ebay. It was a Chinese copy of a Makita grinder. Got it for a dollar!!! (And $20.00 shipping) Still was cheaper than a real Makita and it looked pretty too. So when it arrived, there was no side handle…the maker forgot to include it. I plugged it in and it came on, and made the most horrible dry, grinding, bearing noise…I swear this thing was gonna fly apart in my hand! It went right into the trash can.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#7 posted 12-06-2007 01:08 AM

I had a set of those orange plastic push stick thingies given to me as a present and I don’t think I’ve ever used them (does a present count?). I like my own homemade wooden push stick thingies.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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oscorner

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#8 posted 12-06-2007 01:16 AM

Worst tool: a Firestorm 12 volt drill. The company quit making the batteries the next year and I had to pay for a replacement charger. Of course, they said that they would pay for the next one. Seemed a little backwards to me. The charger didn’t last another year and since there were not replacement batteries available there was no use in getting another charger for it because the battery was bad.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 12-06-2007 02:04 AM

Clamps, I thought that buying cheap clamps on sale, I could buy more and make up the difference in quantity instead of quality. I don’t think that any more, even if its only one at a time I buy the best I can afford. As some one said “lesson learned”

-- Andy Stark

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#10 posted 12-06-2007 02:09 AM

The absolute biggest piece of crap, and total waste of money, was an Arrow electric brad nailer.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 12-06-2007 02:14 AM

I think the Arrow Brad nailer is also the worst. It won’t drive brads into Oak. maybe a quarter inch or so. Lots of tools sit in drawers unused, but some day I’ll use them so I can’t call that a worst buy yet.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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Chip

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#12 posted 12-06-2007 02:14 AM

Wait a second, did Mot just call one of our members, Brad Nailor, a piece of crap? I had a feeling Mot was a closet troublemaker ;-)

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#13 posted 12-06-2007 02:23 AM

I’ve got a inside corner detail sander (ryobi) that is as powerful as an electric tooth brush. It is easier for me to just use sand paper or a cabinet scrapper. It sits in the bottom drawer with all the dead tools…never throw anything away!

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#14 posted 12-06-2007 02:38 AM

Oh Dennis I’ve got one of those also. I wonder where mine is.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#15 posted 12-06-2007 03:03 AM

Dennis and Karson, I’ve got one too. But it was a present so I guess it doesn’t count.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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