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Forum topic by RJones posted 07-23-2007 10:33 PM 2197 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-23-2007 10:33 PM

Tomfran mentioned tips on how to sell the new planer to the mrs and well I figured that was as much an education process as using the tool it’s self so I thought I thought I would start a thread on everyone’s thoughts on how to sell the “New Tool” to your spouse

Top ten reasons to justify the new tool purchase
This one is improved
Look what I can make you
But Norm has one
But David has one
This one goes with that one
I just need to accessorize, you know kinda like your shoes (be careful with this one!)
Buy now, beg for forgiveness later
But honey it’s on sale
While we’re here
Oops I just broke mine

any others???


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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 07-23-2007 10:41 PM


How about this one.

“You’re the one that says size matters, this one’s bigger”.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#2 posted 07-23-2007 10:52 PM

Once you get the OK on a smaller version. Then think of the quality angle and you get what you pay for.

-- 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 †

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#3 posted 07-23-2007 11:51 PM

Lee: now that’s damn funny!! let the truth be told
Karson: that’s the kinda insight I was looking for! Start small and cheap then work the size quality angle?? you guys are brillant I say!!


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#4 posted 07-24-2007 12:22 AM

For a dust collector and filtration system:

Do you really want me to die of Lung Cancer?


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#5 posted 07-24-2007 01:52 AM

I particularly love the “this one goes with that one” haha

re: size—it’s not the size that counts; it’s what you do with it!”

There is a TV commercial out right now (I have no idea what they are selling) and the man answers the door to find a delivery person, delivering, oh.. a kitchen full of gadgets I think… he turns to his wife and says something like “did we order something?” She smiles and clicks on the tape recorder: (man’s voice) “If I can get new golf clubs, you can get anything you want”. He then turns and signs for the deliver.

Perhaps this strategy could be used for tool purchasing.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 07-24-2007 02:06 AM

Now how can you have a jointer with a planer?? :)
How can you have a table saw without that new Frued Fusion blade? Of course you can accesorize with a dado blade set??
Ahh I like the golf club reference very nice Ms Deb!! Good stuff thanks!


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Bob Babcock

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#7 posted 07-24-2007 03:54 AM

My wife is frugal to the bone. One thing works very well. If I buy this…this…oh and one of those, I can make that and save a bundle of money.

Sshhh….don’t type so loud. I’m working on the dust filtration system as we speak.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#8 posted 07-24-2007 05:52 AM

S W E E T!


-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 07-24-2007 08:06 AM

ROTFL. Bob I’m typing soft and slow. Hope that helps. Now Debbie has me humming the Maria Muldaur classic,
“It ain’t the meat it’s the motion.”

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Bob Babcock

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#10 posted 07-25-2007 05:48 AM

OMG… sides are hurting…...I can’t believe you just stuck that song in my head!

My brother Dave wanted a 16’ Boston whaler for bay fishing. He said he got it by using the old coat for a boat trick…...his wife sported a new full length mink that winter!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#11 posted 08-13-2007 11:17 PM

okay, that’s funny. i had to publish it on
thanks guys!

-- life can always be weaved into a song.

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#12 posted 08-14-2007 01:45 AM

It only took a shinny rock for me…. a 1.5 carrot shinny rock. Never under estimate the power of jewelery. That and my favorite line “Just think of it as retirement account.”

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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#13 posted 08-14-2007 02:57 AM

I don’t need an excuse. Apparently a lifetime devoted to finding and pushing buttons finally paid off. My wife says I’m so annoying she’ll agree to any tool that will keep me in the shop and out of her hair.

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#14 posted 08-14-2007 10:50 PM

I like this one “Oh I have had that for a long time”

-- David,

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Bob #2

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#15 posted 08-14-2007 11:01 PM

What Domino???


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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