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Howard Camardelle
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Re: Smart Phones in the shop
Reply #15 - Sep 7th, 2016 at 6:36am
 
I have a teeny-tiny cup coating business that I run out of my shop. I use my phone and social media to promote that business and to check email and such while I have something in the oven.  I'm never without my phone.  I can't however see how anyone would use one while operating power tools.  Crazy!!!!
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Reply #16 - Sep 7th, 2016 at 9:27pm
 
I take mine to the shop, but like most of us, I only really have it for emergencies.  If I'm taking a break, I may check email as long as I'm at my work bench and all the tools are off.  I've used it a few times to check instructions on something I was turning, again at the work bench.  I generally leave it there because my Otter Box doesn't keep wood chips out.  If I leave it in my pocket when I'm turning, I have to take it apart and remove chips and dust.  I am over 50, don't do Facebook.
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Re: Smart Phones in the shop
Reply #17 - Sep 8th, 2016 at 9:34am
 
Steve Kniffen wrote on Sep 7th, 2016 at 9:27pm:
my Otter Box doesn't keep wood chips out.


Snack size zip-loc bags work great and are disposable.
Depends on the size of your phone of course, fits my S7 edge.
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Reply #18 - Oct 9th, 2016 at 4:34pm
 
I'm the real neanderthal here. In my shop I have one of those big things that hang on the wall and are used for phone calls. It has a window with caller ID and, when it rings, I don't have to take it out of my pocket.
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Re: Smart Phones in the shop
Reply #19 - Oct 10th, 2016 at 8:25am
 
Eric Armstrong wrote on Oct 9th, 2016 at 4:34pm:
I'm the real neanderthal here. In my shop I have one of those big things that hang on the wall and are used for phone calls. It has a window with caller ID and, when it rings, I don't have to take it out of my pocket.


But does it have a round dial that you actually have to rotate with your finger?
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Re: Smart Phones in the shop
Reply #20 - Oct 10th, 2016 at 7:13pm
 
No. I pick it up and wait for the operator to say "number please". For some reason it hasn't been working for a while.
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