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    Default Tools you think you would use but don't.

    My would be a reciprocating saw, air filtration system (ceiling mount), and a mortiser machine.

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    Screw drivers with kung-fu grip
    Large guillotines

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    biscuit joiner

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    I’m rebuilding or fixing up a multico morticer at the moment, what the hell possesed then to use 13/16” dia for the chisel shank I don’t know, perhaps there was 3/16” missing off the end of the designers rule
    As for usefulness we shall see, cheaper than one of those fancy mc fancy festool domino things, wiggly drill as a mate calls them
    I do like the festool track saw, it’s nearly put the table saw out to pasture, not quite but nearly.
    Mark

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    Surface Grinder, Radius Turning attachment, Arbor Press

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    Belt grinder. Nice to use but can't stand the mess it makes in the shop.

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    BP Shaper/Slotter. But, I better keep it 'cause next week I will need it!

    Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
    Screw drivers with kung-fu grip
    Large guillotines
    You should use the Large guillotine to cut your sandwiches in half.

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    Bought scads of Whitworth tools (wrenches and sockets), then got rid of the British cars.
    jack

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    Die filer.... Figured it would be useful, and it has been, but the total number of times it has been used is small. Of course, the times it has been used, I really did not have another tool to do the job easily. It would have meant setting up one of the shapers to do the inside of a small part. So it has paid for itself in avoiding hand filing, but it may not be actually worth the space it takes up.

    As for the shapers, I used the heck out of one until I found a small mill, and since then I have not looked back, they are not even where they can easily be plugged in..
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