Ah, Scottie! I
don't even have to watch TV to get pissed at the power
A short while back I wore
out a 20 year old attachment to a tailed devil that I
use a lot. I ordered a new one, and I was shocked
as the cost was astronomical, but I paid it because I
really liked that tool.
Now I only use the tool
maybe once a week or even less, but guess how long the
attachment lasted this time? Just long enough that
I couldn't take it back because the one year warranty
Looking into this a little
further I noticed that all new tools by this venerable
and highly respected tool maker are now being made in
I absolutely refuse to buy
any power tool made there or in China, but my choices
are down to one, if I am reading labels correctly.
I have bought a couple of excellent tools from Germany,
but they were very pricey. A little over $500 for
2 one-hand tools.
It looks more and more like
hand tools are the only way to go, and since I not
longer have to use the electron consuming demons to earn
a living, I am swearing off.
I am thinking seriously
about one of those battery operated little saws though.
I might need to cut off a half inch dowel. I saw how
they do that in a TV commercial, and I wouldn't want to
dull one of my beautiful hand saws. :>)
Old Millrat in Riverside, CA