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#114866 - 12/05/07 08:46 PM Re: Multitaskers [Re: Blast]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
Metal pot or can

You forgot to mention helmet, and chamber pot, among others.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

#114871 - 12/05/07 08:59 PM Re: Multitaskers [Re: ]
TQS Offline

Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 141
Loc: Humboldt County, CA
I often find myself in the dilemma of either adding more of a multi-use item so that I can use it for more than one use simultaneously, or finding iems that are more effective at one task than a multi-use item often is.
The Bell Curve says ignorance is normal.

#114875 - 12/05/07 09:54 PM Re: Multitaskers [Re: ]
raydarkhorse Offline

Registered: 01/27/07
Posts: 510
Loc: on the road 10-11 months out o...
I use the saws all blades mainly because I have a handle that accepts them as far as storage I put the blades in a cheap tool roll with the handle and the rest of my tool kit.
Depend on yourself, help those who are not able, and teach those that are.

#114879 - 12/05/07 10:03 PM Re: Multitaskers [Re: raydarkhorse]
DrmstrSpoodle Offline

Registered: 01/28/07
Posts: 138
We once had a class discussion about resourcefulness, and as an example the teacher brought in a standard five-gallon bucket, and asked us all of the things we could do with it if we were stranded on a deserted island.

More than half the class said "toilet" before "water collection" and "trap for food". Kind of gross looking back really smile

#114881 - 12/05/07 10:18 PM Re: Multitaskers [Re: Susan]
AROTC Offline

Registered: 05/06/04
Posts: 604
Loc: Manhattan
Cut a piece off and line your hat with it ...

Am I the only one who thought this line was headed towards black helicopters?
A gentleman should always be able to break his fast in the manner of a gentleman where so ever he may find himself.--Good Omens

#114882 - 12/05/07 10:19 PM Re: Multitaskers [Re: AROTC]

no no. Space blankets are too thin to block mind control radiation wink

#114926 - 12/06/07 07:37 AM Re: Multitaskers [Re: ]
TheSock Offline

Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 471
Loc: London England

sock (and the benefit of dry socks and underwear shouldn't be
water filter
weapon (put a stone in one)
sling (as in throwing)
pot holder
dish wipe
carry a condom filled with water
garotte (if a long one)
etc etc

The Sock

The world is in haste and nears its end Wulfstan II Archbishop of York 1014.

#114929 - 12/06/07 09:52 AM Re: Multitaskers [Re: ]
RayW Online   content

Registered: 12/06/01
Posts: 557
Loc: Orlando, FL
The confusion over jig saw blades and sabre saw blades can be traced back to Black and Decker IIRC. Some decades ago B&D made a sabre saw but it was called the B&D Jig Saw. With a lot of marketing, making millions of sabre saws that are labeled jig saws the names are interchangable now even though the two tools are different. And for those of you who are not tool inclined, a saber saw is a hand held tool that has a blade about three inches long that will fit into an altoids psk (i think it will fit i haven't tried it), a jig saw is a bench top tool that uses a very fragile five inch long blade that is held in place on both ends.

#114937 - 12/06/07 01:30 PM Re: Multitaskers [Re: TQS]
CityBoyGoneCountry Offline

Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 369
Originally Posted By: TQS
I often find myself in the dilemma of either adding more of a multi-use item so that I can use it for more than one use simultaneously, or finding iems that are more effective at one task than a multi-use item often is.

Good point. Is it better to have a tool that does one job well, or have a tool that does many jobs poorly?

#114938 - 12/06/07 01:31 PM Re: Multitaskers [Re: RayW]

I'm not sure if it's a Canadian thing but up here I've never even heard of a Sabre saw. What you all are calling a Sabre saw we know as a Jig saw and what RayW is calling a Jig saw I only know as a Scroll saw.


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