|Forum topic by Lee Barker||posted 01-09-2011 10:12 PM||793 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-09-2011 10:12 PM
LJ is famous for this scenario: Someone asks a question like, “Which is better, a Ferndock AH3780 or a Clamdole BR-10 and why?
Obviously he’s wanting to choose between them.
What follows is a fusillade of these posts: “I don’t have experience with either, but I have a Foregable B78-r70 and I like it a lot.”
First, those responses do not honor the OP, second they add nothing to the discussion, often sidetracking it as we see,
“Yeah, he’s sure right about the Foregable, and when you add the optional $79.95 Flankstickle feature, it really works great!”
So let’s get some helpful data on a specific subject.
Here’s something that might be of interest to those getting started in this hobby.
Let’s say you buy a router bit assortment. Comes in a box, right? Somewhere in that box, write the date you bought it and the price you paid and what the cost of the individual bits would have been.
Then, one day downstream, they’ll all have a little crud on ‘em from use….except one, still brand new, which you’re about to use. On that day, let us know the results.
In other words, how long will it take you to get your money’s worth? How long was your money tied up in the set before it was 100% useful?
I don’t have a preconceived notion of what the outcome will be. We’ve all bought assortments, and contrariwise we’ve all recognized the purported dollar value of them and opted to buy just the single item we needed, often for lack of capital.
Does this make sense? Are you interested in seeing how this turns out?
I am not interested in your opinion, just the actual experience. A long term study:
Router bit sets
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"