Good site, looks like. However, I have been collecting that kind of stuff
for several years. I just need to see how the thing goes together or
functions a little closer to build one. I do appreciate the site link.
Sorry if this doesn't apply, as I only caught part of this thread and
believe that you are talking about a Multi-router. If so, then the following
link may be of interest.
The original website is at www.woodisourart.com and is shown under "The
Hope this helps.
It's not a matter of whether the product is needed or not. Women
everywhere in search of Christmas presents will buy them for their men.
You'll be lucky if you don't get one yourself! What a clever bunch of
marketers. They can create a "need" out of thin air. Aren't they the
folks that brought us the electric retractable tape measure?
But then, I'm not exactly a forward thinker. I thought the electric
can opener was a frivolity. The first remote controlled TV seemed
pretty useless too; but back then I could remember what was on the ONE
other channel. When I first heard about this new thing called
electronic mail, a techno-geek excitedly told me we would have to check
it several times a day to keep up with it. My response was, that if
anybody wanted a response from me in less than a day, they could call
me on the phone. Now, I check my email at work several times an hour.
My folks were 75 when I installed a garage door opener over their
objections that it really wasn't too much trouble to get out and raise
So, maybe this electric clamp fills a need we just haven't discovered
"We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom
that is in it - and stop there; lest we be like the cat that sits down
on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid
again---and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold
one anymore." - Mark Twain
When I saw that electric tape measure, I howled and laughed at it. I
ridiculed it. My lovley bride, in her own little world of woman logic,
thought this was a good sign. So she bought me one for christmas.
I was dumbfounded. I asked her if she realized that this was a piece of
fluff in a world of real tools. She said that she knew that I did not really
need it. But since I reacted so strongly to the commercial, she though it
would be "cute" is she got it for me!!
Whatever happened to gift certificates?
<grumble, grumble, bitch, bitch>
I think that was the same year I got the laser level for hanging
pictures. The laser line is straight as a string - and it works great
. . . if you set it atop a real level so you don't have to depend on
that microscopic little bubble they provided. Of course then you don't
have a free hand to mark with anyway, so I leave the laser device on
the shelf and use a level like I always did.
"If ignorance is bliss, why aren't more people happy?"
Funnily enough I posted last year on that very tape measure. I thought it
was downright ridiculous. What did my admin at work get me that year?
Yup. Still sitting in the garage in it's packaging. She'll probably get
me one of their "Battery Powered" crescent wrenches this year.....I can't
Wonderful. Now half the guys in the USA are going to have ONE clamp on
Christmas morning which means that the next day they will have to go
out and buy ANOTHER one so they have a functional pair. Nobody can
have ONE clamp. It's not balanced!
Yeah, my Mom at age 83 finally accepted a microwave as a gift. It took
a few months but now she uses it every day. I remeber trying to give
them one about 15 or 20 eyars ago, my Dad was still alive at the time
and recently retired, said, "What do we need that for, we don't need
to save any time any more."
BTW, maybe cats were not as smart in Mark Twain's day, but my
observation is that he was mistaken in this particular quote.
Often wrong, never in doubt.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore, Maryland - firstname.lastname@example.org
I suppose that this could be used for some kind of delicate, one hand
glueing operation, MAYBE.
What I thought was funny is that it used 4 AA batteries. How long does this
thing last with that anemic power source? You would think, being black and
decker and all, that they would have made it compatible with some of their
cheapy rechargable battery packs.
But no, they use the same batteries as my wall clock. Maybe they thought
nobody was actually going to USE this thing.
I also have to wonder if this thing can even clamp with very much pressure.
You probably have to hand tighten the thing when that little motor stops
I think I can manage without it.
And force all that dirty fluid back through the sensitive anti-lock
braking motor? You better get one of these "in a flash" and suck that
dirty fluid out:
You'll also need one of these:
Seriously, this little gadget works great and is a lot easier to manage
than a c-clamp.
You probably have the parts to make one sitting on your bench...
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