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Posted 11/13/16
I hate anything to do with fixing.
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Very good and if you treat say a metal cutting circular saw like Milwaukee's (very badass tool that will cut through steel like butter and a guy named Shane was able to use it like it's nothing) with respect, it won't do you any harm. My most used power tool is the angle grinder because it's versatile and I treat it nicely. I also love the noise my Makita angle grinder makes which is like a loud, aggressive purr.
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Posted 11/13/16
The other day, I was using this big drill with a probably 18 inch long bit. Needless to say, it had some power to it. So here I was drilling along and the drill stopped turning. Okay, not a big deal, these things have two settings, so I switch it to the one that is lower speed but more power. So I flip the switch, get in position to finish drilling the hole, pull the trigger and the handle swings up and knocks into my hand. I end up punching myself in the face and slamming my head into a wall.

So basically I'm the best.
Posted 11/13/16
As long as you keep your hands and hair away from the moving parts that do the drilling and the cutting and turning, power tools are pretty harmless. Just have to be careful and use common sense (safety glasses also).
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Posted 11/13/16
I recently took apart an old Stihl chainsaw, replaced some old dry-rotted hoses, and that sucker cranked right up.

No vegetation has been safe from my wrath, since. I love this sucker. It's small and light, and balanced so you can use it with one hand.... if you want to. It still kind of makes me nervous to cut limbs while holding it with one hand.
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Posted 11/13/16
I never really liked it but I found my way around them. I sometimes help my dad in the garage, my parents wanted me to know this stuff so I could take care of myself.
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Posted 11/13/16
I am pretty good. I have only lost a couple of hands and feet but overall I think I am on a competent level.
Posted 11/13/16
I am terrible at that. Please leave me to cooking, cleaning and doing laundry.
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Posted 11/14/16
I have a dislike/fear of circular saws and chainsaws. Oh and nail guns.... Basically anything with a spinning blade/chain and I am out.
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Posted 11/14/16

sundin13 wrote:

The other day, I was using this big drill with a probably 18 inch long bit. Needless to say, it had some power to it. So here I was drilling along and the drill stopped turning. Okay, not a big deal, these things have two settings, so I switch it to the one that is lower speed but more power. So I flip the switch, get in position to finish drilling the hole, pull the trigger and the handle swings up and knocks into my hand. I end up punching myself in the face and slamming my head into a wall.

So basically I'm the best.


That is really unfortunate. But also kinda awesome at the same time. To be a fly on the wall

Glad you are unharmed
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Posted 11/14/16
I'm fairly ignorant when it comes to that kind of stuff.
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Posted 11/14/16 , edited 11/14/16
Drill is probably the only (power) tool i'm good at using it.
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Posted 11/14/16
I've used drills, nail guns, saws and some others and I guess I'm ok with them, but manual work is not really my thing though.
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Posted 11/14/16
I'm no professional carpenter, but I get by. Not really sure what there is to be afraid of with power tools, but then I've used industrial mills, lathes, welders, etc.
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Posted 11/14/16
I'm familiar with how to use them, although somewhat inexperienced since I haven't had to do any kind of work that would require power tools in a looong time. I remember once using a chain saw to cut maple trees out of our berry orchard, using a big-old electric hedge trimmer, and I took shop class in highschool (both woods and metals).
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