A: Almost every hobbyist who has ever tried a heavy-duty project.
Nature of the beast. That's how I've discovered which tools needed to
be heavy duty. If it burns out during a project, opt higher next time.
He should have bought the Skil, not the B&D.
Go forth and fester not again, sinner.
Remember, in an emergency, dial 1911.
I picked up DeWalt's 10 Amp 1/2" drill (corded) for myself for Christmas
($95 at the time). Plenty of torque... I still use my (much less
powerful) cordless drill for most tasks, but both drills together are a
good combination (for me).
On 6/4/2011 2:04 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Go back and read what you responded to ...
It isn't the "hobbyist" doing the justification - it's what did the
manufacturer do to the product to justify selling it at a lower price?
The point is, in case you missed it also, is you can bet your sweet ass
something is different besides the color scheme.
I read it. You said "regardless of user status", which is false, IMO.
Hobbyists are motivated differently than professionals. A hobbyist may just
buy the most expensive, assuming it's the best (Festool anyone? ;-). The
marketing to each group is also different.
Sure, there is product differentiation in any consumer (or pro) product.
Sometimes the only difference is that it is differentiated.
One would like to think so but there certainly is no guarantee of that. I've
worked on products where the only difference between models was the marketing
and the specs dictated by the marketing department. Though this is besides
That sounds like getting rid of weeds by keeping them from germinating.
Or keeping the neighbors dog doo-doo out of your yard by using a shovel.
Like dust collection, problems like this seem best avoided at the source!
I think that the bottom line is that if your posts berate people then I
don't have room in my life for them. Not only that, I won't want to read
them in the first place. There are far too many other uses I have for
my time--and I suspect that the same holds for the others who have
expressed similar disapproval.
Do you know what your obligations are as a member of a community? Learn
how to behave yourself and I think you will avoid most of the
difficulties you are having. Think of it this way: Just because you can,
doesn't mean you should. That seems to be where you are running into
Wow, I didn't think you were *that* stupid, but I guess I'll have to
explain... You're the one who doesn't want others to hear what I say. My
suggestion was that perhaps you could start by taking your own advice. I know
it's not as fun as telling others what to do, but it might protect your
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