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OW    Posted 06-20-2003 at 19:33:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm so darn curious about so many things, i'd never have enough money to buy the right tools for everything so i take some pride in getting by with what i have. That's one thing i like about this forum, others here do that too. :)
And you learn stuff that way - i learned for example that bolting a hinge across the front of the Skilsaw transforms it into a handy chop saw for cutting pipes and such. And that wavy cutting torch? Heck it's me that's wavy - angle iron to slide alongside helps me make a straight, square cut! I even used an oversizd-hole in a wooden torch-guide to cut 1 1/2" bushing holes in 1/4" steel.
Me being lazy, one of my favorite tools is an old Sawzall the boys got me. Nice as it was, the cuts wander all over, and the blades bottom out & bend. Well somebody here - maybe Salmoneye or Fawteen or (?) - recently mentioned in passing that a Sawzall will cut as straight as anything else if you take your time. I remember thinking something like "that'll be the day" but why not? So from then on, i quit shoving it and started letting the thing saw. You should see the cuts i'm getting! 1/4 x 4 steel strap, square and nice. Roofing, rafter tails, tie rods, bolts, nails, wood, stucco, the new dock, and i think that $3 blade will last forever. Who sez old guys can't learn? Thanks guys! :)

Clod    Posted 06-20-2003 at 19:47:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Howdy,,I learn something new and useful everytime I come by here.

Cindi    Posted 06-21-2003 at 04:29:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
I learned just yesterday that my tom cat Havoc knows how to open the dog food container. :)

I was blaming the kids for leaving it open. Sorry kids.

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