I understand that when you get a new piece of equiptment that has cast
iron parts, you should figure on spending some time getting the
or whatever their using as rust protection, off. It's kind of like the
steps of getting to know the unit.
BUT - the SOB who came up with plastic shrink wrap packaging desreves a
good wack up side the head. I know it's real convenient for the store
owner - easy to display, harder to steal etc. . However, from the
customer perspective - we shouldn't have to have metal shears to open
the damned packaging to get to the thing we paid for!.
Now, after spending 45 minutes getting that semi gummy clear "dipped
to protect it" crap off a mini-cope & stick /raised panel router bit set
I think I have a new candidate for the Take Him /
Her Outside & Give
Her A Good Wack Up Side The Head Award. Some of this stuff on a dado
bit or even a round over bit isn't a blood pressure raiser. This stuff
on this set is. Getting this crap off the bearing between the upper
and lower cutters of each of the three bits got me initially mumbling
to myself (think the classic A Christmas Story - you'll shoot you're
eye out), then cussing out loud - in Spanish ( neighbors have small
children - who, oddly enough, don't speak Spanish - a rarity in Calif.)
I mean, words I haven't heard, let alone said out loud, since the last
Carnival I "participated in" back in Panama in the mid 60s ( some of
it I didn't remeber the next day. BTW - if you drink enough to not
remember the next day - just pass out. If you stay on your feet
after your brain stops working you might wake up the next day
EI even used words in Spanish that sound terrible but aren't actually
cuss words - chuleta -pronounced "CHOOOOOO-letuh!" - which means
"porkchop" and ajo - pronounced "AHHHHH HOE!" which means garlic.
Even went into Espanglish - "Mira, what kind of Pendejo would think
this mierda up?"
So packaging folks - if you're listening - STOP IT!