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    The Craftsman brand has been sold in several...

    The Craftsman brand has been sold in several stores in recent years with Lowes just being the latest. Sears used to own the name and were the exclusive sellers. The name implied something good about...
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    Remember, to lots of people, a "no hitter" is a...

    Remember, to lots of people, a "no hitter" is a game where nothing happens, at least for one of the teams.
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    I am afraid you are not going to find a "easy,...

    I am afraid you are not going to find a "easy, affordable setup" because an air filter doesn't capture the dust until it is already circulating in the room. By then, your lungs and everything else in...
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    The fact that "Craftsman" is prominently...

    The fact that "Craftsman" is prominently displayed on the tool or side of the box implies exactly nothing with regard to design, quality or durability. It is just a name that has been passed around...
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    When I wired my new shop a year ago, the cheapest...

    When I wired my new shop a year ago, the cheapest replaceable element LED solution was to buy fluorescent fixtures without bulbs and populate the fixtures with LED retrofit tubes. This was cheaper...
  6. You run the risk of removing the galvanizing...

    You run the risk of removing the galvanizing using power tools. If you do that, the rust will come with a vengeance.
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    If it is so virtuous and desirable to reach back...

    If it is so virtuous and desirable to reach back in time and use the tools and methods of history, why stop at what seems to be the mid 1800's. Why not reach back to iron, bronze, flint or even bone...
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    Everybody needs at least one vice. Mine is...

    Everybody needs at least one vice. Mine is caffeine. I think that is pretty benign as vices go. I haven't had a bad experience yet.
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    That's a little too deep for me.

    That's a little too deep for me.
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    We should stop discussing machine tools as if...

    We should stop discussing machine tools as if they were necessary for making fine furniture and cabinetry. You did not make that point clear. There is a place for discussing fine hand tools on this...
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    The planks in that second photo are just...

    The planks in that second photo are just extraordinary. What character! I would love to build some furniture using those pieces.
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    That beam was sawn with a circular saw mill. You...

    That beam was sawn with a circular saw mill. You can tell from the arc shape in the cut lines. I saw those kind of marks all day every day when I worked at a saw mill some 45 years ago. I don't see...
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    I hope no absolute beginner gets the false...

    I hope no absolute beginner gets the false impression that this sort of measurement accuracy and instrumentation is necessary for doing first class woodworking.
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    I considered a jet boat before buying my latest...

    I considered a jet boat before buying my latest runabout. What I saw in comparing the two types is that the performance and fuel economy of jet boats is decidedly inferior to the same type boat...
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    I carve trivets, coasters and small signs out of...

    I carve trivets, coasters and small signs out of material like that.
  16. I also have a Klein 4 way screwdriver. I bought...

    I also have a Klein 4 way screwdriver. I bought it many years ago as part of an electrician's set. It has been used to install a zillion wall outlets and switches and always works just like I want it...
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    I tried wifi over the power lines going to a shop...

    I tried wifi over the power lines going to a shop that is a hundred feet away from my router. It worked great . . . until I fired up the table saw. The little device locked up and had to be powered...
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    You are going to have to listen to the compressor...

    You are going to have to listen to the compressor run the same amount of time whether you have an auxiliary tank or not. It might run once every 5 minutes for 2 minutes or twice every 5 minutes for 1...
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    Adding another chamber to a compressor will not...

    Adding another chamber to a compressor will not improve the performance of the system. While the motor will cycle less often with more volume, it will run longer before reaching the design max...
  20. I would like to know where you got that...

    I would like to know where you got that information. I don't mean to be impolite but I have a lot of experience to the contrary. A bit moving through a piece of plywood has no knowledge of whether...
  21. I own a cnc router and I cut 1/2 inch plywood...

    I own a cnc router and I cut 1/2 inch plywood with it fairly often. First of all, I don't know why one would want to use a single flute bit. A quarter inch 2 flute compression bit like someone else...
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    I special ordered #1 KDAT pressure treated lumber...

    I special ordered #1 KDAT pressure treated lumber at a high premium to replace the railing and posts on a large front porch. It seemed to me like the definition of "kiln dried" was wiping the wood...
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    Our bags are plastic pellets. If you use actual...

    Our bags are plastic pellets. If you use actual dried corn kernels, the game will eventually become a corn meal hole game.
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    It is only a problem with cell phones, as far as...

    It is only a problem with cell phones, as far as I can tell. I am an avid amateur and have quite a large number of digital cameras. I never have a rotation problem with Nikon, Canon or Panasonic...
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    My experience has been quite the opposite. I get...

    My experience has been quite the opposite. I get better results with Behr than I get with Scherwin Williams premium paint. Consumer Reports did a long term durability on various house paints that...
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