Depends upon the kind of furniture you plan on making. If you do much
Mission/A&C custom work, a hollow chisel mortiser is basically a must
have somewhere along that road, and they're not all that expensive for
what you get in return.
With the advent of floating tenons, I don't use mine all that much any
longer, but they are hard to beat for doing through tenons, even the
hybrid, "floating through tenon" I use on occasion.
Kind of like the Fein multi-tool, stays put away for months, but when
you need it, nothing else will do the job as efficiently for the way I work.
Part of a recent remodel was removing two drop-in bath vanity sinks put
in (by someone we all know hereabouts) about twenty years ago.
... he (someone we all know hereabouts) apparently was deathly afraid
the law of gravity might somehow reverse itself and the sinks might fall
AAMOF, I caught the laminate subcontractor, in a fit of desperation to
get them removed, actually heading to his truck to get his tire jack to
try and jack them loose!! ... apparently three separate crews had
already had a shot at removing them, to no avail.
Long story short, my Fein Multi-tool, and the judicious application of
some composite shims, and I singlehandedly had them both on the floor in
less than five minutes.
When there is only one tool for a job that must get done NOW, you better
own it ... :)
Two sinks out in five minutes. the sinks never fell up in 20 years,
never leaked in twenty years and were easily removed by some one that
knows what he is doing with the right tools. Wat's the problem.. LOL
Never regretted buying mine, don't use it very often but when I do it
is the get er done tool. Had a plumber use it on my bathroom remodel
and he was headed to get one after that job. No other tool could have
cut the pipe where it was, and to quote it gave a perfect cut on
I used my HF multitool again last month to cut the end of a tubafore
at a strange angle for clearance, then used it again on the ScreenEZE
metal bracket to shorten it, then once again to trim the plastic caps
of the ScreenEZE.
I have cut quick holes in drywall to mount grab bars in showers,
removed grout from tile, cut notches in tubasixes for posts, etc.
They're DAMNED handy tools, no matter who makes your particular unit.
Energy and persistence alter all things.
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