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Ed Weber
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Sep 10th, 2018 at 9:17am
 
At some point we've all bought a tool or piece of equipment that, for one reason or another, just hasn't worked out.
This could be because of many different things,
Maybe it didn't last as long as you thought it should
Maybe it isn't as useful as you originally thought
Maybe you bought on someone's recommendation and it simply doesn't work for you
Maybe you bought a generic (less expensive) version and now it shows why it was cheaper
Maybe it was an early version and now the improved version makes it obsolete
There is no end to the list of reasons for buyers remorse.

So this weeks question is this,

QOTW
What tool have you purchased that didn't live up to your expectations and why?
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Reply #1 - Sep 10th, 2018 at 11:49am
 
A skew.
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Reply #2 - Sep 10th, 2018 at 1:25pm
 
Grin
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Reply #3 - Sep 10th, 2018 at 2:57pm
 
Ralph Fahringer wrote on Sep 10th, 2018 at 11:49am:
A skew.


But it can come in handy to open a can of spam when the pull tab breaks Grin

For me it was the scroll saw, just never gets used after getting the cnc.
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Reply #4 - Sep 10th, 2018 at 3:19pm
 
When I started I had a Myford ML8 benchtop lathe, 4 x 36, so of course, I bought a 2" wide skew and companion spindle gouge. Carbon steel 5/16 thick. But- if I ever need to pry a car door........ Thumbs Up
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Reply #5 - Sep 10th, 2018 at 9:40pm
 
Shopsmith. Given to me. Then had to purchase tools, lights, sanding supplies, grinders, another lathe; turned into a wood hoarder, meetings, vidieos, finishing stuff, Shavings a foot thick, and on and on.  It's hopeless.....
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Reply #6 - Sep 10th, 2018 at 10:57pm
 
Shopfox Mortising Machine--bought it when I was doing a lot of furniture.  Just before I started woodturning.  And the rest is history.

The McNaughton Coring System--never was able to get on the learning curve on this one.
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Reply #7 - Sep 11th, 2018 at 6:52am
 
Nova1624II bought 21st August
When it arrived, no apparent damage. After unwapping and removing box, picked up motor and saw that the black switch box on the top was broken in. Called the company it came from and after several days of back and forth, they decided to send another one and pickup the other one. I unpacked the new one while the freight driver waited and it had a piece of the red emergency button was broken off. I should have looked it over better for I now see on the fan cover a dent with the paint rubbed off, and the power card is loose where it comes out of the switch box. I also noticed the spindle bearing is very warm after running for an hour or so. Although I had the shipping charges and 10% of purchase price refunded, I'm wondering if I have a lemon.
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Reply #8 - Sep 11th, 2018 at 8:56am
 
Steve Doerr wrote on Sep 10th, 2018 at 10:57pm:
Shopfox Mortising Machine

I'm looking for a mortising machine but not the Shop-Fox one, sorry


Steve Doerr wrote on Sep 10th, 2018 at 10:57pm:
The McNaughton Coring System

No learning curve for me, it just made sense from the start

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I have the complete set of nine and the roll.
I bought these early on, the steel is a step up from BB tools IMO, It was a good deal at the time (The price has gone up quite a bit)
Soon after I bought them, I had a bit of a surge in my turning skills (something clicked) then I quickly moved on to higher quality tools and soon forgot them.
I really haven't used them much at all, I may entertain selling them someday (in the classified section)
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Reply #9 - Sep 11th, 2018 at 9:42am
 
JET drill press. After the experience, I have decided that was my first and for sure last JET tool.
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Reply #10 - Sep 11th, 2018 at 1:09pm
 
That is the way I am with Grizzly junk.  I  have several turning tools that I thought would be great but don't get used
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Reply #11 - Sep 11th, 2018 at 9:04pm
 
Like Steve Doerr, bought a Shop Fox morticing machine 20 years ago and used it once.
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Reply #12 - Sep 12th, 2018 at 6:13am
 
Sphere turning jig.

Sorby Spindle Master

Sorby Inertia Sander
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Reply #13 - Sep 12th, 2018 at 10:07am
 
a house with only a two car garage .....of which our cars have NEVER seen the inside of.
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Reply #14 - Sep 12th, 2018 at 3:37pm
 
Black & decker Scroll saw, My Grizzly lathe. Never use the first, don't like the second.

Agree with 2 car garage!

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