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#1 posted 04-24-2014 12:08 AM

For anyone who may think hand tools are obsolete and no longer useful, I’ll gladly pay shipping if you want them out of your shop to make more room for power tools.

One important point with hand tools that no one has mentioned is the training of kids. You probably wouldn’t want to turn your 6 year old loose with a router or skil saw, but teaching them to use a hand drill, a small hand saw, and a hand plane is well within reason. At that age I was well on my way in the pursuit of craftsmanship, though a long journey lay ahead. Teach them young (with hand tools) and they’ll have a lifetime of enjoyment.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works -- ~Non multa sed multum~

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