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Posted on What is the worst woodworking purchase that you have made.

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BlasterStumps

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#1 posted 07-18-2017 01:57 PM

I buy mostly “old sh_t”, (according to my wife) so when I get a bad tool, I can’t complain much. If I get home with a bad tool, it’s usually because I didn’t look close enough at it before buying it, which has happened several times. : (

However, when I first thought I was getting into woodworking back in the late 70’s/early 80’s, I bought a Shopsmith with several attachments and stuff. One thing in particular in that bunch of “stuff” was the set of shaper cutters and an arbor for them. Well made it all is but, a good purchase it was not. Without a speed changer, which I didn’t have, the cutters turned much too slow and would hog. I shot a couple boards across the shop with it. One piece whizzed passed me and hit the big metal swing up door on the other end of the shop leaving a nice big dent. I still have the set of cutters somewhere.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado


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