On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 00:36:05 -0800 (PST), Robatoy
What? You suddenly appear at 3:00 in the morning? Only time I do that
is when I've fallen asleep drunk and then woken up in the middle of
the night, slightly more alert with a dry mouth and the need to pee.
On Nov 11, 3:43 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Puppy is now 5 months old. Had to take a series of pees... Angela
calls it P-mail. I figured I might as well too. Noticed my monitor
left on... I never shut this particular Mac off, but do shut down the
LCD monitor. It's my 'mail Mac'... online since the install of OSX in
2000 without a crash.... the odd reboot after a system upgrade but
thatsabout it. Just an old G4, and at 1 GHz not the swiftest, but it
knows how to read my mail and browse a bit. The Festool of computers,
There are at least 3 different categories of people on this group:
1. The hobbyist/amateur/ tinkerer. Probably wants to pay $75 or less
for a ROS.
2. The one-man shop pros. Probably looking to pay around $150 for a ROS.
3. Folk who work FT in construction/production work. They may be
willing to pay more in costs for a tool that will save in labor costs
over the long haul.
Each group has different needs in tools. The Festool makes perfect
sense for group #3, not so much for group #1.
Myself, I'm in group #1, but tend to pay for for tools than the average
hobbyist. I would pay up to $100 but no more for a decent ROS Nice as
a Festool might be, there's just no way I can justify the cost.
I find that Amazon is helpful in making tool decisions. Amazon ranks
products both by popularity and by customer review rating. You can
usually get some sense of what will work for you by reading what worked,
and didn't work, for others.
It doesn't always work, though. I recently bought a Milwaukee ROS based
on customer reviews. Maybe I just got a lemon, but it's been a POS. It
arrived defective, I had it repaired under warranty, it worked good for
for a few hours sanding, then started leaving swirl marks.
Now I'm back at Amazon, looking at Bosch ROS20VSK ($149 list, $90 on
Amazon) and Porter Cable Porter-Cable 343VSK ($142 list, $93 on Amazon).
Can anyone out there relate their experience with these ROS's?
On Wed, 11 Nov 2009 10:24:57 -0700, Just Wondering
I'm probably a group #2 person, mainly because I'm a sucker for
quality. However, more and more I've been pondering the Festool group
who reasonably often, expound the dust collection benefits of Festool.
Considering I do much of my woodworking in the middle of my
woodworking, really good dust collection sounds more attractive to me
all the time.
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