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The Wacky Tool File

comments (5) December 4th, 2009 in blogs

patrick_mccombe Patrick McCombe, contributor
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Lasers and handsaws--both are great tools, but combining them probably wasnt the best idea.
 
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Lasers and handsaws--both are great tools, but combining them probably wasn't the best idea.

 

 

Photo: Garrett Wade

I think most people who know me would describe me as somebody who loves tools: hand tools, power tools, old tools, new tools, specialty tools, mechanics tools--I like them all. And I think most people would concede that I'm willing to give most new tools a fair shake, even if at first sight they seem a little wierd.

But I gotta question the sanity of this unique handsaw that I found on the Garrett Wade Website. I'm hoping it's a April Fool's joke that I somehow missed. I've actually considered ordering one for my coworker Matt Kenney, who some might describe as a tool snob, just to see his expression. But alas, the saws are not presently available. Maybe I could figure out a way to mount a laser on one of the handsaws he already uses.

Know of any other tools for the wacky tool file? I'd love to hear about them.



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Comments (5)

pbrin pbrin writes: I was given a digital tape measure a few years ago that I still haven't figured out how to use (or probably couldn't be bothered to). It is big and bulky too. There's no way I plan to carry that thing around or spend valuable time figuring out all the wonders it can perform which I don't need. All I need is a quality durable recoil mechanism and a clear scale that doesn't scrape off.
Posted: 6:58 pm on December 22nd

Ras Ras writes: Lets not forget about the battery operated tape measure with the LED light. Another one of the latest engineering marvels and necessary tools.....
Posted: 3:00 pm on December 8th

Ed_Pirnik Ed_Pirnik writes: Come on, really?! Are you serious? Is someone actually charging money for this?
Posted: 9:27 am on December 8th

brokentile brokentile writes: I saw set of contoured shaped circular saw blades at the 2009 remodeling show in Indianapolis that cut circles in wood, steel etc. I was very skeptical so I went online www.arcusblade.com and watched the videos. It looks to simple to be fake so I put this on my Christmas list. It's got to be better than another tie.
Posted: 9:41 am on December 7th

woodchuck1954 woodchuck1954 writes: I don't remember where I saw it, but there actually was a hammer with a laser. Sort of like, "Why do they put lasers on jig saws?" When using a jig saw, most of the time its used for a curved cut. Why put one on a drill press, just like drilling metal, one hit on a center punch, on wood, automatically lines up the point on the bit. But, my all time favorite was the Harbor Freight center punch that had a magnifying glass attached to the side of it.
Posted: 6:17 am on December 5th

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