I agree that it's tough to choose a favorite tool. But, after some consideration, I've settled on my brain, even though it's probably the least-capable tool in the shop.
Excellent work, and a distinctive design.
I haul out the spare, continue to work, and then repair the broken one later. Doesn't everyone buy two of everything, plus spare parts? ;-)
Seriously, for me, the repair/replace question is one of economics vs. features. If the repair is cheap, it has a chance . . . unless the features of a new version are too attractive to pass up.
Fun game, but is there a link that shows all of the differences after one has tried to spot them?
Do the toothpicks have T&G joints routed along each edge? Or, did he use nano-biscuits? ;-)
re: Laguna's new LT14 SUV Bandsaw
"SUV" - does that mean it consumes more amps than one would expect? ;-)
I'm interested in mortisers, but limiting the comparison to benchtop models is much less interesting. I'm more curious about whether floor models are worth the added expense. In other words, my suggestion is to consider the real buying decisions people make when determining the scope of a tool review.
Does it cover the flint and copper tools I'm still using? ;-)
Nice to put some faces to names in the masthead. Thanks, everyone.
One might quibble about whether the band saw is the *most* important tool in the shop, but it's certainly among the top contenders in my shop. Now, to go carve one of those big "champion" belts out of wood (oval cut on the bandsaw, of course), and hire a couple of "round girls". ;-)
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