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Posted January 23, 2017 - 08:30 AM

The last Ford I owned.



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Preach it Eric! 
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Posted January 23, 2017 - 10:40 AM

my ex wife LMAO


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Posted January 23, 2017 - 01:52 PM

Whatever you do, don't ask my wife that question.... I don't want to hear her answer.
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Posted January 23, 2017 - 02:18 PM

I'm still deciding on mine, but my wife says hers is me!
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Posted January 23, 2017 - 04:00 PM

One of a few useless tools I have (Christmas gift).  Mine is a different brand, but made identical.  I tried it, but pretty lame.  

 

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The guy who invented that is suing Craftsman for that thing. 

 

 

 

 

I have a set of these

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kind of like the ones Larry posted. They have been hanging on my peg board for about 8 years. They are great at collecting dust.


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Posted January 23, 2017 - 04:30 PM

These may be handy to keep in a boat, car, atv for emergency repairs, but completely worthless to try to use on everyday jobs.

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Posted January 23, 2017 - 04:54 PM

Almost every metal object some may call a tool I have gotten from my kids for Christmas or birthdays. Look Daddy! I got you tools!!

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Posted January 23, 2017 - 04:56 PM

The guy who invented that is suing Craftsman for that thing.

I have one of the craftsman versions.
If I were that guy, I'd be suing t get my name removed from any association with it.
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Posted January 23, 2017 - 04:57 PM

Oh also on the list are two of the guys I work with.

They meet 100% of the criteria being both tools AND worthless.
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Posted January 23, 2017 - 05:09 PM

Oh also on the list are two of the guys I work with.

They meet 100% of the criteria being both tools AND worthless.

Been around a few of those folks!


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Posted January 23, 2017 - 07:04 PM

I'd rather not name it, but I can still pee out of it.


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Posted January 23, 2017 - 08:29 PM

Oh, you reminded me of another worthless one. Who has / had one of these sockets? This one still functions but the pins are rusting. Again will work on loose bolts / nuts. but forget trying any torque.

 

I have one of those sockets, Larry! The locking pliers pictured with it have been pretty useless for me also. Much easier to grab the trusty Vise-Grips! As many of you have said, they were Christmas presents.

 

I have one Christmas tool that has made up for all the worthless (given with the best of intentions though) tools I've ever gotten. The last two pics are of a 3/8" drive ratchet and the "T" handle turns the socket when there's no room for a swing or something is so long-winded that swinging gets tiring! One of my sisters gave it to me back in the late '70s or though the '80s sometime. All it says on it is "Popular Mechanics". I still use the crap out of it!

 

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Posted January 23, 2017 - 09:38 PM

I'd rather not name it, but I can still pee out of it.


Funny, CAT said you sit down to pee.
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Posted January 23, 2017 - 10:51 PM

I had a radial saw . . .  scared the he11 out of me. Especially when ripping. I had it fire a cut off at my chest once. Lucky it didn't penetrate.


Radial arm saws aren't intended to be used for ripping. Radial saws are great tools when used the right way. A table saw will kick back on you, too. That's why you use a riving(?) knife, push blocks and stand to the side when ripping lumber or plywood.
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Posted January 24, 2017 - 01:56 AM

Radial arm saws aren't intended to be used for ripping. Radial saws are great tools when used the right way. A table saw will kick back on you, too. That's why you use a riving(?) knife, push blocks and stand to the side when ripping lumber or plywood.

    My sister went to a community collage wood working class many years ago. They had her convinced the radial arm saw was the only way to go. Cross cut, rip, bevel, diagonal, dado, did every thing but make wood. I talked her into a table saw and she never looked back Don  


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