That tool you had to have for one job
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which was relegated to the corner afterwards------- Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 

Yup, used it tonight---mortising machine(hand operated). Made a gavel for the chairperson on a commission I was appointed to be a member.

And also used my band saw, table saw, planer, router table and jointer!

Plus a chisel to trim the mortise hole.

Oh, clamps to glue the three pieces of walnut together and my ROS to smooth.

Probably the most expensive project I ever did---- Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh Laugh




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  Re: That tool you had to have for one job by K. L McReynolds (which was relegated ...)
I'm the kind of guy that if I need a tool I get it, it may be a long time till I need it again but at least I have it.
Way better to have something and not need it than need something and not have it. Laugh Laugh Laugh
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Having a tool and not needing it is far better than needing a tool and not having it.  I bought a Fein Multimaster many years ago when they were fairly expensive (no knock off copies available) for a particular job.  It worked perfectly and I didn't use it again for a long time.  Then a need came up and I was glad I had it.  Now I find many more uses for it than I originally thought it would be good for.
Mike


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#14
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I have a few of those tools in my shop too 

nice to have when you need it but space hog otherwise. 

Joe
Let us not seek the Republican Answer , or the Democratic answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future  John F. Kennedy 



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#15
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Yes I'm getting to the point to where space is becoming the primary concern. My wife's daddy was a mechanic so in 16 years of marriage I've never caught any flack about my, often profligate, tool acquisitions. I was about convinced to sell off my Festool Delta sander the other day until danced if it didn't come in handy on a project I just finished.
-Marc

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#16
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Same here. Every tool I own was purchased for a specific need. Most of those tools have seen lots of use for multiple jobs. Some, though, just sit after that *one* use.
Semper fi,
Brad

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#17
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Hands holding it in place and a need to tap it further, the hammer was out of reach, so I reached for that "thingamujig" I had bought many years ago to hit it with. I was glad right then I had bought it!
"There are no strangers- only friends I haven't met.
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My dad gave me this advice shortly after I married, "If you need a tool, buy it, you will need it again."

After my shop was full, I adopted the rule: If I don't have a place for it, I can not buy it.  Exception: checking Craig's List, Jet mortise machine, $50.  I bought it,  found a place for it.  I have not used many times, but I am very glad I have it!

K.L. you will use it again and be very happy you have it collecting dust.
"I tried being reasonable..........I didn't like it." Clint Eastwood
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#19
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Yep.

Bosch Finecut. Needed once and never again. Disco-ed, so if I ever need it again, I have no idea where I'll get replacement blades!
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Aram, defying laws of geometry

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Bought an oscillating cutter for a job 6 years ago. I didn't think I'd ever use it again. I use it all the time. I bought a battery powered Bosch. It broke because I loaned it out... I'll say no more on that. I got another Bosch with a cord. I learned as of late go buy a cheap one harbor freights work as good and for $15 you can't beat it. I should've bought a cheap one to begin with but live and learn.
Everybody blamed his old man for makin him mean as a snake. When Amos Moses was a boy his daddy would use him for alligator bait!
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