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Forum topic by DKV posted 09-03-2014 10:24 PM 1778 views 0 times favorited 23 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-03-2014 10:24 PM

many years ago, never used it and am now discovering how useful it is. I am sure you all have a similar story. There is another thread going asking which tool is your most useless. Let’s start another thread with which tool have you recently found useful that you didn’t use in the past. BTW, watch where yours hands and fingers are when using this hole making device. :-(

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#1 posted 09-03-2014 10:38 PM

And keep the rpm’s under 500.
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#2 posted 09-04-2014 12:45 PM

Have one also don’t use it much but I am glad I have when needed.

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#3 posted 09-04-2014 01:06 PM

I have one and have used it in the past. It does work pretty well but has the potential for getting you. The picture shows is properly used with being securely clamp in place.

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#4 posted 09-04-2014 01:11 PM

I think that tool looks a bit scary…

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#5 posted 09-04-2014 01:18 PM

I have used a boring head on a Biridgeport mill a lot. However, both the boring head and the Bridgeport mill are made for it and can take it. I will never use one of those kinds of hole cutters on a drill press – especially an inexpensive drill press. They can definitely hurt you and don’t do a drill press spindle any good either, IMHO.

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#6 posted 09-04-2014 02:05 PM

I bought one of those. Tried it. Didn’t like it.

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#7 posted 09-04-2014 02:34 PM

I inherited one from my Dad’s tool box ….. don’t use it often, but it certainly has it’s place in my arsenal.

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#8 posted 09-04-2014 03:01 PM

I’ve even got two sizes.


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#9 posted 09-04-2014 03:06 PM

I have only wood worked for two years now, but the tool that I find most use out of that I didn’t when I started, is the plain old hand screw clamp. There are so many uses for it. Just got four more in the biggest size.

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#10 posted 09-04-2014 03:54 PM

Let s start another thread with which tool have you recently found useful that you didn t use in the past.


5 years ago I bought a spray gun just to have around ,didn’t look well made so I just never touched it, never took it out of the package until yesterday when I thought of spray painting my new project so I took it out ,took a good look at it and realized I was right ,it is a POS,put it back in it’s package & put it away for another few years until I forget .

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#11 posted 09-04-2014 04:04 PM

I have 2 of these adjustable hole saws. They’re especially useful for cutting the circles out of Lexan when I make wind chimes.

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#12 posted 09-04-2014 04:19 PM

I have a bit like that one with a carbide cutter, which I used for cutting bathroom tile for a tub surround Faucet.

Favorite tool has been the 12 inch disk sander from Harbor Freight. Been surprised how much I have used it to tweak miters, round over dowels, etc

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#13 posted 09-04-2014 04:33 PM

Guys, I’m really happy to hear your thoughts on the hole cutter I have pictured but the “hole” purpose of this thread is to tell us about those tools you have purchased, never used and then found a use for. In other words, tools that have progressed from the nonuse category to the “oh, shit I couldn’t do without it category”. Know what I mean, bean?

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#14 posted 09-04-2014 05:05 PM

I had a pair of my grandfathers fencing pliers a real nice set and they had just been sitting in my tool box forever, then I started getting some pallets in and door frames with those giant staples in it and I have not stopped using the things are awesome for pulling out almost anything and the jaws and hook are incredibly powerful at removing any nails and it even has a hammer face to hit crap with I reach for these things all the time now.

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#15 posted 09-04-2014 05:11 PM

Upstate, I need me one of them…see how this works?

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