Page 6 of 6 FirstFirst ... 23456
Results 76 to 86 of 86

Thread: What are the underappreciated shop tool/supplies in your shop?

  1. #76
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    E TN, near Knoxville
    Posts
    9,178
    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Wawro View Post
    Something not mentioned yet that I find very useful is a cheap (Woods 32555WD) remote control used for the dust collector. Now I know you can buy the fancy expensive ones made just for the shop, but this one is only $12 at Amazon and has lasted four years so far without a problem. I just clip the remote to my shop apron so it's always handy, no matter what machine I'm currently at.
    I use a similar one on my 5hp ClearVue - bought three to get extra keyfob remotes and keep them at key locations on the shop walls. The receiver energizes a contactor (relay) which switches 220v to the DC.

    Shop apron, what's that?

    JKJ

  2. #77
    Dermabond

    10

  3. #78
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    twomiles from the "peak of Ohio
    Posts
    8,533
    Get a good Shop broom, a hand broom( foxtail?) and a decent dust pan.......and a trash can with wheels....

  4. #79
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Eure View Post
    Band-Aids. Paper towels and tape in place of band-aids.
    Haha ha too funny

  5. #80
    My HF digital caliper. I try not to make a fuss over 0.01 inch but hey 3/4" isn't the same thing as 0.77 inch

  6. #81
    A big fat black lead!

    I am using a 5.6mm 6B lead for a mechanical pencil to mark high spots when planing a face, jointing an edge or any other marking that should stand out on the wood.
    I am constantly reaching for it, cheap and super useful to me.

    2279F6E2-2505-462E-8931-F04E6CC80BC2.jpg

  7. #82
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    On the edge of Pisgah National Forest
    Posts
    115
    Quote Originally Posted by William Fretwell View Post
    Biscotti for my afternoon tea break. Taken for granted until I run out.
    Don't forget Jammy Dodgers! World Market has them here in the Colonies.

    Under-appreciated by most, but invaluable to me, Stanley Block Plane bought right off the shelf at Home Depot 20 years ago. If, after countless passes over dried glue, miles of broken jointed edges, and too many badly cross cut end grains trued an LN or Veritas makes a better full width shaving, I want to see it.

  8. #83
    Superglue for when you cut yourself!

  9. #84
    Quote Originally Posted by Aiden Pettengill View Post
    Superglue for when you cut yourself!
    Dermabond is sterile, doesn't sting as much and the applicators are superior IME
    ~mike

    scope creep

  10. #85
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    E TN, near Knoxville
    Posts
    9,178
    Quote Originally Posted by mike stenson View Post
    Dermabond is sterile, doesn't sting as much and the applicators are superior IME
    I sometimes buy 3M Vetbond but it's pretty expensive.

    The hen sliced open by a hawk a few months ago is alive and well today because of superglue.

    JKJ

  11. #86
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Longview WA
    Posts
    20,937
    Blog Entries
    1
    The hen sliced open by a hawk a few months ago is alive and well today because of superglue.
    That would have likely worked on our cat that came in with some nasty cuts left by an unknown assailant. SWMBO decided he needed to go to the animal clinic.

    jtk
    "A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty."
    - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •