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#295962 - 05/04/20 07:50 PM Re: My Micro Blog [Re: Chisel]
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The other thread ( what have you done to prep today ) made me think about some dilemmas that affects decision making

My philosophy on tools is buying mostly manual tools. Only power tools I have are 3 drills and two saws ( one is a jigsaw, and one circular saw that I got as a gift).

This philosophy has been proven over time, again and again. It makes me happy to see that I was right in more than one occasion. Hand tools gives me much needed excercise, and there are other benefits.

On the other hand, aging and multiple health issues (including arthritis) makes power tools more attractive. Time to time, I have to go through the same arguments. But most of the time, the original philosophy wins.

Two months ago, I bought a multitool. It isn't the typical Leatherman-like multitool. Rather it is about a foot long, and designed as a combination of three pairs of pliers and a hammer-head. It became handy in a project I was doing in the garden ...

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#295964 - 05/04/20 07:54 PM Re: My Micro Blog [Re: Chisel]
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#295965 - 05/04/20 07:56 PM Re: My Micro Blog [Re: Chisel]
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This picture shows the third pliers jaw in the top, as well as the nail puller within the 2nd pliers jaw



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#295966 - 05/04/20 07:58 PM Re: My Micro Blog [Re: Chisel]
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BTW, the one I bought is only a clone
Around $ 10

Adds capabilty and versatility to the "mobile tool kit" that I take around , from my daughter apartment to my son's room in the other town. These multitools help solve the many unexpected challenges during DIY jobs.

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#295967 - 05/04/20 08:06 PM Re: My Micro Blog [Re: Chisel]
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I have a weird love of tools!
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#295971 - 05/04/20 11:05 PM Re: My Micro Blog [Re: Chisel]
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As a certified gadget lover, that looks intriguing....Source??
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#295973 - 05/05/20 01:33 AM Re: My Micro Blog [Re: hikermor]
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Originally Posted By: hikermor
As a certified gadget lover, that looks intriguing....Source??


Just search Google: Elora 493-1 Multi-Tool
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#295992 - 05/07/20 02:53 PM Re: My Micro Blog [Re: Chisel]
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fencing pliers

I am a fan of fencing pliers Because they have the pointy part on the back for pulling staples, and the crimping jaws for twisting barbed wire and attaching battery cable lugs,

And it looks more tomahawkish.


Edited by nursemike (05/07/20 02:57 PM)
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#295999 - 05/07/20 10:44 PM Re: My Micro Blog [Re: Phaedrus]
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Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
I have a weird love of tools!

I follow the "cool tools" page and webcast for their suggestions on interesting/ excellent tools.

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#296002 - 05/08/20 12:47 AM Re: My Micro Blog [Re: teacher]
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Originally Posted By: Phaedrus
I have a weird love of tools!

I follow the "cool tools" page and webcast for their suggestions on interesting/ excellent tools.

We all have our unusual interests. I like first aid and well-designed pre-made survival kits. The pre-made kit must be well-designed, and in my opinion, only two of them have reached the zenith of their respective categories: the PSP and SEVENTY2. I bought one of each.

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