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2007-01-03 22:12:07.558219+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Okay, I'm back. Got some fancy new toys, further reports as we use 'em, but the thing that sold me was watching someone doing a nice set of shelves, with access to both the saw/rail combo and a table saw, choose the saw/rail combo every time. Since tablesaws take up so much space and are so expensive (actually, you can pick up one pretty cheap, but given the experiences of my Dad and others I'm loathe to use one that's not a SawStop), this seemed like a deal.

I also learned some of the differences between low-end tools, including brands that I formerly thought were high end tools, and high end tools, many of which I've never heard of. The world is quite different when viewed through the eyes of people doing carpentry or finish work 200+ days a year rather than people cutting the occasional 2x4 in their driveway every few months.

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#Comment Re: made: 2007-01-04 16:30:14.165469+00 by: Dan Lyke

As I just wrote to my Dad: Using a circular saw, on a rug in my living room, without needing hearing protection, and with sawdust clean-up taking less time than picking up the wood scraps, is pretty damned cool.

#Comment Re: Toys made: 2007-01-07 15:32:45.481481+00 by: m

A worthy tool gloat. Enjoy.