Well I picked up my new router. It is going to be hanging like a Bat under
the router table and is replacing the 16 year old Bosch. The Bosch gave
notice 2 weeks ago that it was time for a promotion and I have had to find a
I got the router that can be compared to the Pontiac Aztec if one were to
pick a vehicle as a comparison. The owners manual is a bit discerning.
The first 2 pages went something like Norm and his safety intro. Page 3 was
a trouble shooting guide... Hummmm.. And then came the instructions. I
need a new dictionary to understand the lingo. Clockwise for up,
Anti-clockwise for down... Anti-clockwise? And then there is the "Spares
Listing". Every single part of the router is listed. I sure hope I don't
not need all those "Spares" If I do need something from the Spares Listing,
I have to contact a ..... "Stockist".
I'll report back after I get the router settled in at its new home and I
have had a chance to let it get acquainted with the old Bosch 1611 which
will be ever watchful over the newbie.
Oh, you can rest assured that it was indeed "ODD" as you put it, the
instructions were only in English. There were no extra pages with Spanish,
Italian, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, or Texan.
It was actually entertaining.
Divided by a common language once more I see. It does make sense to the
English speaking world though. With your permission, I'd like to forward
your comments to Triton, I can just about guarantee they'll do something
The old Bosch is probably quite worried about the new kid in the flash suit
You know Greg, I had both of the routers laying side by side on the work
bench this morning. The orange one needed a spring-dec-te-me. The spring
had to be removed. The blue one needed a spring trans-plant. The springs
were gong back in this one. While both layed side by side partially
assembled and or disassembled I think I heard a little growl come from one
Is that why my planes are sometimes rearranged? The eBay Stanleys are
fighting with the Veritas and LN planes? Are the LN's calling the
eBay planes "trailer trash" or picking on them 'cause they're old?
Are the specialized planes picking on the general purpose tools? What
about the Americans vs. the Canadians and British?
I don't even want to think about what the DJ-20 or the General 650 are
saying to the shop made router table in the dark! I hope the 650
dosen't suddenly refuse to speak English and secedes from the shop!
Damn, I never thought of this! There could be all kinds of political
problems in my shop!
Heaven forbid all our 'world tools' start only responding in their 'home'
languages. With stuff coming from all over the world, how will we ever
learn all the 'special language' needed to induce them to work? ;-)
who finds his LN planes very forgiving, except at the checkout counter...
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