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Question Of The Week... ( 2019 week 12)

Discussion in 'Contests, Swaps, Giveaways, Member Meetups etc.' started by ripjack13, Mar 17, 2019 at 7:35 AM.

  1. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    What tools do you own that you regret buying?
    And why do you regret it?





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    And of course the :old: and the doc too....
     
  2. CWS

    CWS Member Full Member

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    Radial arm saw. Now use a sliding chop saw.
     
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  3. woodtickgreg

    woodtickgreg scroll, flat, spin Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Founding Member Full Member

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    I'm kinda with Curt on this one. Only because my radial arm saw (a vintage dewalt) takes a 9 inch blade, wish it took a 10 inch. But that's my only regret, it's still a very cool cast iron saw. I only use it for cross cutting rough stock because of its large capacity. It's as close to a regret as I have, lol. But I bought it at an auction for a song. So I'm not really disappointed.
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  4. rocky1

    rocky1 Creator of Shavings and Sawdust! Full Member

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    You can regret owning tools?
     
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  5. ripjack13

    ripjack13 ɹǝʇɹɐqpooʍ Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator Full Member Thread Starter

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    Yep....
     
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  6. Blueglass

    Blueglass Member Full Member

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    I regretted buying a small jointer. I find my no.5 is better for me than that was so I put it on Craigslist for I think $35. Guy got a hold of me that would have to drive from Daytona. Another guy called and I told him I had already made a deal, he kept bothering me and offered $75 for it. I got a hold of the first guy and told him what was going on. He said go for it he wouldn't be upset. So that worked out nice. I sent the first guy pics of my router sled and told him how I do my jointing and that it gives me a better result.

    If I don't use it I send it on its way. My drill press will probably fly next, I need more power.
     
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  7. Herb G.

    Herb G. Member Full Member

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    I think you misunderstood the question. It said "Do you regret BUYING a tool?"
    I regret several purchases. Buying cheap tools is it's own regret.
    The regret of buying a cheap tool goes on long after the joy of the purchase of that tool.

    You never find out until later the regret, unfortunately.

    That's why it took me 9 years to get a bench lathe & pen turning chucks, etc. before I turned my first pen.
    I could have bought a cheap $79 HF lathe & made due with it, but I waited & saved my coins a few at a time until I was able to buy a top of the line
    Grizzly bench lathe. I waited a few years later to buy a decent Nova 2 chuck, but I'm glad I waited now.
     
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    My first thought was NONE. I either buy tools at yard sales or auctions with the idea in mind that I can resell them at a profit or I buy new tools that will pay for themselves and that I need.
    After thinking on it, every time I have to buy a cordless anything it bugs me because I know good and well that in 3 friggin' weeks there's going to be a up-to-date one for sale, plus cordless tools lose there value faster than a Walmart condom.
     
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  9. Tony

    Tony Hardwood Enthusiast Staff Member Global Moderator Full Member

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    I've got a 19" Grizzly drum sander that I regret buying. I should've just saved more money and got a Supermax. The Grizzly is VERY loud and the tracking on the belt sucks, but the biggest problem with it is it doesn't have infeed/outfeed tables, nor can you buy them. It's a real PITA.
     
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  10. William Tanner

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    In about 2011, I bought a Delta 46-460 lathe. The control head has been problematic for years. It has a reverse feature, which often would only work in one direction. Not great for a lathe. About two months ago had a total flame out and now won’t run at all. This model vintage has a terrible track record, which has lead to many online discussions over the years. Lousy customer support. I steer clear of Delta now.
     
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  11. Lou Currier

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    The first one because it led to the second one which led to the third etc....:blush:
     
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    Lawn mower .. because I have to use it
    I hate to mow
     
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