That's the nice thing about moving *out* of VT. ;-) Though there
aren't any HFs locally, there are five withing 100mi (one 50mi).
There are also two WoodCrafts, a Rockler, and a PeachtreeWoodworking
within the 100mi. VT sucked all around.
HF has a web site. ;-) I bought a Dremel MF tool, mainly because
Lowes didn't have the Bosch in stock when I needed it.
That's good to know. I may do some flooring next year and was
thinking about the HF nailer.
Got news for ya....Fein was the company that invented the tool back in
the early 80's to remove windshields from the '82 (and up) Audi 5000.
After that, Ford started installing windshields in their Taurus' ('86)
in a similar fashion.
There was NO way to remove those windshields at the time except with a
hammer and a chisel. So the tool made it's way to the US.
I owned one back in the early 80's when it was simply called a "Fein
Knife" (Still is today by autoglass installers).
Only in the past few yrs did Fein start adding additional blades to it
and start calling it the "Multimaster" which was then made available
to the public.
So EVERY other company, ripped off Fein.
I just think it's funny that people think this is a new tool, when in
fact, like I said, it has been around since the early 80's. Granted
not as a multifunction tool, but still........
I've also owned several different pneumatic versions since the early
80's. Have 2 of them right now along with my Fein Knife.
I was watching a home improvement show the other night, and they were
using another windshield remove tool (that has been around since the
late 80's) to cut something. So look for one of these to be the next
Pneumatic and electric versions of "The Equalizer". A sheath with a
cutting blade inside.
The very first version was made from a plain ole jigsaw. Needless, to
say, the guy that made a windshield removal tool out of it in now a
multimillionaire with a huge company which makes several different
Not bad for an ex-autoglass installer!
....or the saws used to remove plaster/etc casts. I freaked out the
first time a had a cast removed and saw the medico coming at me with
what looked like a high speed rotary saw with no apparent guard or
depth stop on it. Yikes! ;)
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