use your tools properly.

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  1. Armo

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    If you are kack-handed with tools I would advise you keep away from the router. The one powertool that still holds the ability to terrify me. I have to psyche myself up be for I do anything with mine. They can't sew a finger back on once it's puree.
     
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  2. Matthias

    Matthias Friend of Leo's Gold Supporter

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    ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER
    Used to finish off screw heads by removing the unsightly crosses.

    JUNIOR HACKSAW
    Used to put a new slot in screw heads, while slotting the rest of the work piece.

    ELECTRIC SCREWDRIVER (2)
    Can also be used to remove half the screw head in the above scenario.
     
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    this thread is just begging for this song...
     
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    A soldering iron is a device used for making holes it your wife's good towels
     
  6. bgmacaw

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    Japanese Pull Saw: A tool your wife uses to cut branches off trees to go on her bird feeder.

    Japanese Rasp: A tool your wife uses to file a metal stake in her herb garden.
     
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    1/2" air wrench--for those times when the 3/8" air wrench just cannot throw a $20 socket the distance to completely hidden and lost.

    soldering iron--for those times when precision isn't required and you are too lazy to go get the wood burner.

    6 foot pipe--for the times when one cannot get a bolt loose and something is gonna give, be it the bolt, wrench, socket or breaker bar.

    4 foot pipe--for differential pinion nuts...because a reasonable man knows the six foot pipe is just too long for this task.

    bag of wooden shims--assorted sizes...lots of uses...thank me later.
     
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    It wasn’t in my shop class but my buddy had the shop class right before mine and told me how the shop teacher cut his finger on a table saw while “demonstrating what not to do” ;)

    He had his hand wrapped up when our class came in, I don’t think he got himself too bad. I’d feel like a moron if that happened
     
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    Best table saw cut I ever made and the fastest. Cross cutting 16” wide – 3/4ply, 5hp table saw put me on the ground for about 10 minutes chest hurt for months. Learned a lot of bad habits helping a friend in his cabinet shop:( IMG_1418 copy.JPG
     
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    I'm not sure this is true or not, but I do feel my 1.75HP SawStop cabinet saw is less likely to cause kickback injury compared to the 3hp or 5hp version. Yet it cuts everything I need it to cut and I didn't have to run 220V power.
     
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    Router table = bit hits the end grain that you was too lazy to sand flush to the template BOOM!!!!!! firewood & expensive bent bit in the bin
     
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    Our school metalwork teacher was a very unpleasant character and ruled by fear, not respect. He was very quick to cuff and shout at pupils for (apparently) not using tools properly. He proceeded to set himself on fire during an annealing lesson and was carted away smoking. He never came back to the school again, much to our delight.
     
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    and.... Stillson wrench!
     
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    You did that on a table saw? Wow man...just wow

    I’ve always heard not to cross cut on table saws so haven’t had that experience myself
     
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    Okay you got me on that one, I asked my 56 year old father whose been doing carpentry/construction for 40 some years and he was clueless also

    What is it? Is it like a “left handed monkey wrench”
     
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    I never considered myself a shop expert until a coworker called me over to the drill press, asking "is this drill bit dull?"
    The chuck held a 3/8 pipe tap.
     
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    Wood chisel is a tool wives use to scrape paint . I found this out when I asked about a nick on the blade. Sorry ,she said, I accidentally hit a nail
     
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  18. schmee

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    It's the non toothed predesessor to the pipe wrench. Later became the Pipe wrench with teeth on the jaws, then copied it just became a "pipe wrench". Invented by a boat yard plumber named Stillson working on big ships.
    isn't the word Stillson in a Beatles song?
    https://www.etsy.com/listing/720861...r7jPunjGy3J1KJdi9QivrDVAHm0AdF5hoCddcQAvD_BwE
     
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    Okay I see, I guess most tools end up getting called by brand names like the Crescent wrench and Vice grips

    Hmm I never put much thought in how these things came to be, interesting
     
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    And there is the adjustable jaw wrench, designed to fit all size nuts and bolts but none particularly well. Also a great tool to inflict pain to you knuckles when the wrench slips, the cheap brands are especially effective.
     
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