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Forum topic by DKV posted 11-21-2013 07:42 PM 1659 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-21-2013 07:42 PM

We’ve all done it. Bought or acquired tools that we thought we needed but turned out to be worthless. Show us your worthless tools. Here’s an example…

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Charles Maxwell

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#1 posted 11-21-2013 08:04 PM

Mine looks exactly like yours.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#2 posted 11-21-2013 09:42 PM

DKV, Mine was given to me and was guaranteed to be one of a kind. I’ll be glad when the warranty runs out. I’m going to try something that works the next time. And, none of the accessories that came with it are worth anything either!

-- Life is good.

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#3 posted 11-21-2013 10:36 PM

Spiritual moment for you guys. Many of us knew that it was a tool that would never work but nobody listened (we are “terrorists and right-wingnuts and racists and…).

The bad part is that when the next “re-branded” version of the same tool comes along you’ll buy it again. I feel bad for you having to deal with Obamateur and Gov. Moonbeam at the same time…has your booze budget gone up a lot? Are there any subsidies for that?

You broke it, you bought it.

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#4 posted 11-21-2013 10:44 PM

As with most tools the color tends to be of little relevance other than indicative of the brand.

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#5 posted 11-21-2013 10:51 PM

I told my company not to buy that tool in the first place.

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#6 posted 11-22-2013 11:56 AM

Actually I didn’t buy the tool. It was given to me. I didn’t want it but others insisted.

-- Life is good.

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#7 posted 11-23-2013 04:53 AM

I bought some wood clamps from Harbor freight and they broke right off. But I called them and they are sending me new one to replace the broken ones, without me sending back to old ones.

-- Wood working will help heal your body and mind !!

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#8 posted 11-23-2013 05:32 AM

The only other choice we had was to buy a tool from the planet Kolob and we all know the quality of their tools.

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#9 posted 11-23-2013 05:41 PM

That tool does not work and tells lies.

-- “When you want to help people, you tell them the truth. When you want to help yourself, you tell them what they want to hear.” ― Thomas Sowell

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#10 posted 11-24-2013 12:20 AM

Not the best tool. But better than the one it replaced.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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Jorge G.

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#11 posted 11-24-2013 12:27 AM

I think this would have been a good thread if it had not started as a political statement. I have bought some tools that sounded like a good idea only to find out they were worthless, and not all of them were cheap.

Funny thing, Obama was elected, you are stuck with him. No sense bitching about it now…. ;-)

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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#12 posted 11-25-2013 03:45 AM

I chose a different tool, one that I thought would work better.

Instead I got this one… maybe it was ‘reconditioned’ but still doesn’t work

-- “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” Mark Twain

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#13 posted 11-25-2013 04:08 AM

This tool has been tooling tools for far too long. When we retool, let us tool our tool to be our tool and not anther tool that tools us tools

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#14 posted 11-25-2013 04:18 AM

At least the tool this one replaced was honest and believed in what it was doing, and that it was the correct thing to do. Maybe it was correct or maybe it was not, but it never BALD FACED LIED TO US.

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#15 posted 11-25-2013 04:25 AM

crank49, You are wrong, the tool that replaced this one did lie and he admitted to it in a book that he had published.

-- Lumberdog.. Morley, Michigan

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