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#1 LilysDad OFFLINE  

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 11:46 AM

I went to town today to buy a weeder/ Dandilion cutter. You all know what I'm talking about? It's a steel shaft with a handle on one end and the other end is flattened out. The flat end has a deep Vee that is sharpened on the inside. You shove it in the ground to cut the root off. 

 

I went to three different stores and everyone, the Vee wasn't sharp. It wasn't even what I would call dull.

 

I suppose one of you must have cut a toe off and sued the manufacturer. The maker of this one was in Viet Nam and he's still scared of you.

 

There is just no end to the things that litigation can mess up.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 12:10 PM

I just went and looked at my 20 year old craftsman.  It is sharpened.  

 

I agree, too much litigation.  

 

I still like playing lawn Jarts.

 

I don't wear a helmet when I ride a bike either.  

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Posted May 08, 2014 - 12:53 PM

Yes I hate to get started.

But then again, I've done it to myself? Years ago my son broke the handle out of my spade. I wanted a long handle to reduce stooping, so went to the hardware store and bought a long handle for a shovel and fitted it to my spade. This spring I was planting a tree. The ground was pretty wet and when I tried to pull it out of the ground it WAS STUCK, SO i GOT TOUGH with it it came all at once and hit me in the mouth and loosened two teeth. Now who could I sue for that operator malfunction??


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 04:37 PM

Yup! You voided the warranty when you replaced the factory handle.


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Posted May 08, 2014 - 10:23 PM

Yup! You voided the warranty when you replaced the factory handle.

Well it was pretty well voided when he broke the unbreakable fiberglass handle. That would surely constitute sing outside of the design parameters.

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 06:10 AM

I bought a garden rake once that featured a fiberglass handle. It was actually a wooden handle with a thin fiberglass coating. The tapered part that inserted into the head was still wood. It failed quickly and I called and complained to the company. They sent me another, but it was no better.


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Posted May 09, 2014 - 05:37 PM

Even if it had an edge it probably wouldn't last. I've been fortunate over the years in finding garden tools at auctions or flea markets. I can't imagine buying the new stuff.

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Posted May 09, 2014 - 07:08 PM

I just went and looked at my 20 year old craftsman.  It is sharpened.  

 

I agree, too much litigation.  

 

I still like playing lawn Jarts.

 

I don't wear a helmet when I ride a bike either.  

Ok, this may be a bit off topic, but I agree, too much litigation and too much "big brother" interference.

Does anyone recall the congressional hearing about the safety issues of the three wheel ATV's?

A man testified that the three wheeler killed his son....a six year old who was turned loose on a Honda,

without a helmet, on a trike that was Way too big for him , and UNSUPERVISED.  

 

Not one of the congressmen had the balls to ask him, "what were you thinking, DAD? when you put him

on that trike?"

 

Instead they banned the three wheel ATV's...machines that were perfectly safe , when used by adults with

common sense.


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Posted May 09, 2014 - 09:16 PM

I remember those, my uncle had two or three of them.  I never knew what happened to them.



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Posted May 09, 2014 - 10:57 PM

  They walk among us and the gov't. thinks it's their job to protect the stupid ones from themselves.

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Posted May 10, 2014 - 01:20 AM

Brings to mind an old saying..

 

Nothing is idiot proof to a sufficiently talented idiot!

 

Too many liability lawyers making millions off the stupidity and lack of common sense by individuals..

 

OHH  You cut your finger off!!  Sue the manufacturer and make then install guards on the tools!

 

How about our beloved tractors!  Cub Cadet 2100 series and the stupid reverse kill anytime the PTO is on!  Biggest PITA of a device I've ever encountered in my life!  Hit the reverse pedal and it kills the PTO AND engine!  That must have been a huge lawsuit!

 

The list goes on and on...  Too many lawyers helping dumb a$$es dodge responsibility for their own carelessness and getting rich off it..

 

Then the Gvmt gets involved..  I don't want to start with those bozos..  I just saw this clip from the Daily show displaying just how crazy our own NY Senate got while discussing a simple topic in session..  HERE

 

That Jon Stewart is a hoot!


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Posted May 11, 2014 - 08:18 PM

Ignorance can be educated but you can't fix stupid!!
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Posted May 14, 2014 - 08:43 PM

I just went and looked at my 20 year old craftsman.  It is sharpened.  

 

I agree, too much litigation.  

 

I still like playing lawn Jarts.

 

I don't wear a helmet when I ride a bike either.  

 

Question is.. Do you wear a helmet when you play lawn darts????  :D


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