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Old 10-31-2009, 01:23 PM
RONWEN RONWEN is offline
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Default Re: Palm brace and drill driver set from BCTW

Originally Posted by MichaelKellough View Post
I don't mean to get all Bob on 'ya but even if you do get the brace you aren't really going to drill holes with it are you? Don't you have a cordless drill already, one that turns like 10 times the RPMs that you can crank the brace?

It's forte is as a screwdriver, and looking good next to the black chrooooome marking gauge.
Don't apologise for being "Bob" -- That man has a large boat load of common sense, experience and wisdom!

Originally Posted by Poto View Post
Well, that just cuts to the essence of it, doesn't it, Michael? Does anyone really need a black chrooome (excellent pronunciation by the way) palm brace? Or a Marcou? Or a Lie-Nielsen for that matter? No. But if it makes you feel good, then you should get one. And if (as Ron mentioned earlier) it makes you strive to work to a higher level, then by all means.

As Sharon always says to me when I'm dithering over a tool, "Need/want. Need/want." At some point "need" is not the issue.
I've decided that Veritas reaches my point of diminishing return for quality/cost ratio.

Excellent points from both of you (which I've come to expect ) & I'm convinced. I am after all (unlike some others) a tool USER not a collector. I was thinking about the practicality of the brace and there are many places (my uses) it just wouldn't swing or I would need a third hand to use it. With my wonderful Festools, I don't see myself evolving into a "no electricity" woodworker -- I do have electricity in my shop.
Because I like BCT tools so much I got caught up in trying to justify this beautiful tool -- I'm going to pass, they will have lots more tools that better fit my user "profile". Fred can order an extra one (mine) for in his glass cases.
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