My first experience with a glue gun was around 30 years ago, I had this ‘princess’ phone in my old shop, and needed a place to put it. I loaded up the whole side of it and stuck it to the 2x4 edge of a bench top.
That older yellow glue that smelled of pine was stronger than anything else I have used to date.
Bought a ‘Harbor Freight special’ 10" sliding compound miter saw to do bamboo flooring in the kitchen, and as it happens, it slides exactly 12". I now use it to trim proofgrade to just what I need.
I could not even begin to list all of the crazy tools I have. It feels like almost every weekend there is some new project that needs a new tool or I can’t find the one I already have. For me, buying tools is so much cheaper and satisfying than hiring someone else to do the job. Assuming I can find the tool again the next time it’s needed I’m saving even more time and money.
After climbing trees this past weekend to trim limbs with a hand saw, I can see one of these in my future.
I love this! Who’da thunk that someone would come up with a tool like this?! Tiring of no longer being able to open the steel split rings like those used on keychains, etc., I basically typed it into the Amazon search bar and lo and behold…there’s a tool for it, which I immediately bought. Dream it and…
funny you should mention that, I ordered one of those as well and promptly forgot about it… and it never arrived. now I need to check records to see if I actually paid for it or left it sitting in a cart somewhere on the inter.
Gotta be careful with those. I have one for laser work and when I’m teaching class and covering the tools they might want (like calipers, etc) I always take this one and hit the button on it absentmindedly and drive the tip into my hand.
I originally got it for weeding vinyl, as a replacement for an xacto knife. Reaching blindly for the pokey is way safer than reaching blindly for the blade. Retractable tip means no safety cap to lose.
I’ve only stabbed myself with it a couple of times.
I bring this out just about weekly. Just about all sheet goods are 24", so this allows me to quickly drop the extra 4 inches (which I use as test material). It’s limited in thickness to about 7/8", but that’s ok for me since I’m mostly cutting baltic birch or acrylic.
I recently purchased the “TONIC STUDIOS Tim Holtz 819 Titanium Kush Grip Non-Stick Micro Serrated Shears” on Amazon. The blades are 9.5" long - perfect for cutting off a piece of the wide Gorilla Tape, which I use for weeding the masking tape off of my project. They are making my life a lot easier: Non stick 9.5 inch shears