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#46 LilysDad ONLINE  

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Posted January 24, 2017 - 07:59 AM

Radial arm saws aren't intended to be used for ripping.

If that were true, then why is the head made to swivel sideways?


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Posted January 24, 2017 - 08:01 AM

Funny, CAT said you sit down to pee.

 . . . . . and you believe everything he says. If Cat told you to jump off the roof . . .


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Posted January 24, 2017 - 04:47 PM

If that were true, then why is the head made to swivel sideways?


And that's ripping parallel to the fence, which is not so bad and you are standing to the side. If you try and rip with your stock perpendicular to the fence, that's when you can get in trouble.

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Posted January 24, 2017 - 11:00 PM

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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Wow, I wondered if something like that exists, now I must find one, there are so many places that would be useful on a farm.
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Posted February 25, 2017 - 03:55 PM

For Christmas , I got a 'remote' meat thermometer for use on an outdoor grill , to check if your steak or chicken is the right temp. Now I think it must have been a

re-gift . I have never in my life ever checked the temp. of a piece of meat I was getting ready to eat . It is in a cabinet in its original unopened package in my garage and I have to move it once in awhile to find something I need to use. Garage sale goodie this year I think.



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Posted February 27, 2017 - 07:57 PM

I have several of those remote meat temp thingys. I love them for running the smoker and the mower at the same time. I check in on what is happening from anywhere in the yard. I have several hand helds to poke stuff on the grill to see when it is getting close to done. I hate over done meat and even use it in the oven. My wife just uses the smoke detector.


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Posted February 28, 2017 - 05:25 AM

I have a congressman that just never seems to work.
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