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Forum topic by DKV posted 148 days ago 855 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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148 days ago

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…

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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#1 posted 148 days ago

Mine looks exactly like yours.

-- Max the "night janitor" at

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#2 posted 148 days ago

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 148 days ago

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 148 days ago

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

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#5 posted 148 days ago

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

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#6 posted 147 days ago

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 147 days ago

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.

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#8 posted 147 days ago

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

-- 2014 will be a different least for me it will.

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#9 posted 146 days ago

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 146 days ago

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

-- "Actions speak louder than words but not nearly as often." - Mark Twain

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Jorge G.

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#11 posted 146 days ago

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…. ;-)

-- "It is what you do with what you know that matters" - James Krenov

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#12 posted 145 days ago

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

-- "If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves." Edison

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#13 posted 145 days ago

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 145 days ago

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.

-- Michael :-{| Diapers and politicians both need to be changed often; and for the same reason.

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#15 posted 145 days ago

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.. Michigan

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