On Tue, 25 Mar 2008 16:01:32 -0500, "Leon"
Careful Leon, part of the price tag on those Rotex sanders is the
sensors to detect the presence of anything from Skil and innitiate the
auto-destruct sequence. A pleasant voice with a German accent calmly
announces "You clearly have no idea what you are doing. The tool will
cease to function in 5, 4, 3..."
I can see that as a useful item. Skil is getting some positive
exposure lately. My son-in-law gave a year's worth of Popular Science,
(we love him dearly, but he doesn't quite 'get' what genuinely
interests me just yet) and in the last issue was a URL which took me
to Skil's site. Those guys have been busy!
I have a 30-year old 1/2" Skil VS drill which I use as a nut-driver.
It doesn't want to die. I also have a 7-1/4 Skil Saw which after 35
years only shows a run-out of .002. Great for cutting up 12-foot
pallets and such.
I don't think we can count the Skil boys out just yet.
I dated the daughter of the Toronto area's Skil rep. The biggest head
of curly red hair you've ever seen...and a temper to match.... but I
LOL ... know the feeling. MIL gave me what is apparently a self-renewing
subscription to "The Family HANDYMAN" magazine.
Lots of stuff between the pages that even the DIY channel would not stoop
to, but handy in the throne room in the event speculators drive up the price
My FIL took that rag for years. When you're a prisoner of the spouse's
parents and desperate for ANYTHING that isn't Redbook or Southern Living
(OK, I admit I looked at a Southern Living - ONCE!) and the closest decent
magazine rack is 30 miles away in San Antonio, Handyman, like methadone,
will get you by.
Speaking of rags, can I interest anybody in about 30 years of Road &
Does that make me a spammer?
Dave in Houston
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