Wish I could agree with the Crapsman assessment BUT.... when I started
woodworking in the early '80s I used the same rationale as time went on,
though, the quality really went down hill.
Totally agree with the SUV statement. Lot a good young Americans losing
their lives in that shit hole country to fill those goddamn thing up.
Seriously, to think that I thought he was joking.
Woodworking is a craft steeped in tradition. From the neander's to
the Tim Taylor's, each uses tools based on refinement of the tried and
true. Unfortunately, tradition can obscure innovation. After viewing
the Craftsman-Unit-Saw modification in the binary archives, I realize
that Engerman is a genius; able to see beyond the confines of
convention and tradition; truly thinking outside the box. Adjusting
the blade height was always over-rated anyway. Plus, the wisdom to
visualize the concept of using rust on the table surface to prevent
kickback will eventually make splitters on table saws as obsolete as
the typewriter. I bow to the master of a new era in powertool
For other newbies like myself who missed this the first time, check
He's an understated troll with a dry wit. for a while I wasn't quite
certain he was trolling, so I did a bit of troll hunting, and found
his tracks under the bridge easily enough.
frankly, as trolls go, he's good. damn good, in fact. I almost regret
Elu, Milwaukee, PC sanders, Makita drills (they take a fall and keep
going), old Delta stuff, Lee Valley, Bostich,
DeWalt, Woodcraft-Rockville MD store,
Mercedes, Ford trucks w/manual transmissions
HD and Lowes make both lists - never rely on them for advice (not
w/out being able to judge the validity of that advice), but they've
been excellent at times also w/getting large orders together and
traipsing all over the store for stuff. A lot of cheap stuff,
particularly in HD, so you gotta know what you're buying, but customer
service may be on the upswing at both.
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