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Old 01-27-2006, 10:03 PM   #1
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All right, we've talked about it long enough so I think it's time we organized ourselves and held a virtual meeting. Here's what I'm proposing; at the end of each week we come to this thread and confess our "sins" for the week. We are a sick lot us "tool buyers" and I think it will help knowing that we aren't alone and there are others like us out there! I'll go first...

Hello, my name is Terry and it's been 12 hours since I bought my last tool. This past week I purchased a used 1/2" Dewalt hammer drill for $55 (it's used so I don't think it should count!) and new tool belt (I really needed it and it was one with the built in back support so I don't think that should count either since it should really be classed as a medical purchase).

Whew, that feels better getting that off my chest. I'll just sit down now and turn the podium over to...
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Old 01-27-2006, 10:25 PM   #2
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Hi...my name is Rob and I fell off the wagon and went on a binge this month.
Dewalt Jigsaw (already own 3 other brands)
Bosch Flush Trim Saw (Borrowed a friends and I hate to borrow tools. Had to have it)
Hitachi Miter Stand (Sweet)
2 way vise for miter stand attachment I'm building.
Vertical clamp for same.
3 dedicated countersink bits (#4, #6, #8)
Bosch Colt Router (Needed a dedicated router to hold 1/4" roundover bit)
Bosch Miter Finder (Double sweet)
Scrooge Clamp (I'll find a use for it)
Veritas set up blocks (Precision is important, ya know)
Veritas MK II honing guide (Updated version of the other one I just had to have also)
Lee Valley Outfeed Roller Stand (New design, pretty neat)
Fein 14.4 drill/driver (They're like scredrivers, aren't they? Can you ever have too many?)
1/2" and 3/4" router bits for undersized plywood.
Okay, that was my month. Kind of a heavy month for me and I have to slow down., but, no wife and no kids that I am aware of, so....
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Hi...My name is Greg.

I need all of my sponsors to reel me back in before I buy another table saw.

See, I have a DW744, that is in OK shape, but it needs a new blade. It's SO much easier to just buy a new Bosch TS4000 instead of buying a new blade for some reason.

Heeeeeelllllpppp!!!!
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Greg be strong.. you can do this thing.

Hello my name is Charles and I ALMOST slipped today......

It's hard being a toolaholic.... My family just doesnt understand. My little brother gave me an orange colored gift card for Christmas... Well today I badly needed some pipe fittings and drainage pipe. I know I coulda gone to an irrigation warehouse but...

Well I had the orange card and so ... well I went in THERE.

It's really hard being around other toolaholics ya know? I got the fittings and piping and... Well the tool corall was only 210 asiles up from the plumbing section... There were so many people down there looking really happy, walking out with boxes maked Milwaukee and Bosch...

I was strong though.... I turned toward the corall and then I turned right around and went to the checkout place where the bar-tender took my money and I left.

I almost fell off.. I even had the card in my hand...
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Hi...my name is Rob and I fell off the wagon and went on a binge this month.
Dewalt Jigsaw (already own 3 other brands)
Bosch Flush Trim Saw (Borrowed a friends and I hate to borrow tools. Had to have it)
Hitachi Miter Stand (Sweet)
2 way vise for miter stand attachment I'm building.
Vertical clamp for same.
3 dedicated countersink bits (#4, #6, #8)
Bosch Colt Router (Needed a dedicated router to hold 1/4" roundover bit)
Bosch Miter Finder (Double sweet)
Scrooge Clamp (I'll find a use for it)
Veritas set up blocks (Precision is important, ya know)
Veritas MK II honing guide (Updated version of the other one I just had to have also)
Lee Valley Outfeed Roller Stand (New design, pretty neat)
Fein 14.4 drill/driver (They're like scredrivers, aren't they? Can you ever have too many?)
1/2" and 3/4" router bits for undersized plywood.
Okay, that was my month. Kind of a heavy month for me and I have to slow down., but, no wife and no kids that I am aware of, so....
Oh, we're including all of January? Well then I have a bit more to confess to:

Floor Stapler (I needed it to do my own hardwood flooring - I did REALLY NEED it)
1900 PSI Pressure Washer (it was on sale, 60% off, so that shouldn't count)
Carhartt Lined Overalls (the site for the fence I'm building right now overlooks Lake Ontario and it's cold so I NEEDED them - I'm not counting that one!)
Carhartt Overalls (on sale and no one got me any for Christmas )

Okay, that's it!
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Oh no... we have to include CLOTHING?
Thats NOT FAIR!
Next you're gonna add safety equipment like gloves and goggles maybe?

This is a hell of a tough 12 step group.
If yer gonna include that stuff I dont think I can keep going to these meetings.
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MD confessed to batteries. I classify the clothing as work related tools of the trade to I just fessed up.

I didn't list supplies, The meetings would last 12 hours if we all started listing supplies - we have to draw the line somewhere!
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Hey, I'm not a toolaholic, I'm just here 'cause the Judge said I had too. Can anyone sign my slip?
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I thought it was just me.....
this month?
Makita table saw (already have one, bought another to take to the jobsites!)
Makita sander (it was a demo on sale)
Crown molding templater
new screwdrivers
new tape measure
new drill bits
batteries
flashlight (s)
work table
laser level
more, but I forget....
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Hi my name is Joe. I'm ashamed to say I'm a repeat offender. My last violation was yesterday. Bought a "Tapco Pro 14 Aluminum Bender" ( Doing own siding on addition) Told the little Mrs. I'de sell it after I'm done... maybe - maybe not. I'm feeling very weak, having the urge to purchase a couple of alum. pump jacks and a 24' walk plank. I hate these feelings, please send
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Hi my name is Doug, I have been tool sober for almost 37 hours now. but this month was a rough one.

bought a service truck.
dewalt 18v 6 tool kit.
assorted bits and holders.
another 61/2" blade for the 18v saw even though I new it came with one.
an new razor knife, (doesn't count though because all I needed was blades and they cost $14 a hundred and the knife came with 200 blades for $19)
4' fiberglass ladder.
does a new motor for my 14.4 dewalt count.


where is my sponsors phone # I need help, wait I don't have a sponsor OH NO! now what to do? does anyone know if my doctor has a patch to help wean me off tools?
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Hi, my name is Steve and I was really good this week. I didn't buy a single tool.

I did hire a new guy from NY who came with a 12 ft trailer full of goodies. Does that count? I think that it's a grey area, kinda like not inhaling.
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Hi my name is Bob,

I went to the store last week to buy some hardware, and a 5/32" concrete bit, and left with a bosch bulldog hammerdrill. Then I decided I wanted extra batteries for Makita Lithium Ion cordless set. Well they didn't have the price yet because it's a new product, so while they were calling I saw a attachment for a recipricating saw that jogs the blade over to make a flush cut easier, so I bought it. Well I was still waiting and right in front of me was this attachment for a drill that turns it into a right angle drill for driving screws, so I bought it. I new it was a trap, vendor gives me a long wait and puts all these new gimmicks in front of me while I wait...I fell right into thier trap. So he got off the phone with the price and I decided it was such a long wait I ended up getting 2 batteries and another charger. Help me brothers, I am weak....and I need a new aluminum brake and sliding compound mitre...

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My name is Robert and I am a toolaholic. This month has been a good month my sponser (wife) has really helped me. I have only bought:
6' ladder for the shop $19 come on who can walk past that?
Another jobsite box & locks
Bosch flush cut saw
Deck software $6.99 come on thats a great deal (This was Terrys fault)
Saw blades I dont think those count.
Even though this was a good month its been hard I already feel myself sliding off the wagon toward a bosch router and a freud router table. I see a trailer in my list of confesions soon as well.
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Hi, my name is Josh. I have no idea why I'm here having to be around all you tool whores....this sucks! Your the ones that need help, not me!!! I can stop buying tools whenever I want to.
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Hi, My name is Eric, And Im a toolaholic, It has been a 2 weeks since my last major purchace.

that narrow crown stapler was taunting me saying, hey I'm new and clean, buy me, buy me! ! !

I keep saying to my self, stick to the little stuff next the register and you can get by another day...
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Hi, my name is Josh. I have no idea why I'm here having to be around all you tool whores....this sucks! Your the ones that need help, not me!!! I can stop buying tools whenever I want to.

the first step to recovery is admi.. AH hell who am I trying to kid you'll probly never stop until you hit rock bottom, like owning one of every cordless tool made then realizing you don't have enough outlets to plug the chargers into then maybe you'll admit the addiction.
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You guys really have serious 'self-control' issues, - - you've got to learn to 'just say no' sometimes, - - it's simply a matter of discipline.

Take me for instance, - - I haven't bought a tool in at least a week.

The one thing that irks me though, is when are these stores gonna' get more tools??

Just once, I'd like to walk into a store that has tools that I don't.

Sheesh!!
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You guys really have serious 'self-control' issues, - - you've got to learn to 'just say no' sometimes,
But Tom, that's the point - we're addicts! If we could say "no" we wouldn't have to come to these meetings

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Take me for instance, - - I haven't bought a tool in at least a week.
Tom, that statement just proves you're in denial - a week hardly disqualifies you from being classed as an addict. Face it, you just got lucky!

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The one thing that irks me though, is when are these stores gonna' get more tools??

Just once, I'd like to walk into a store that has tools that I don't.

Sheesh!!
I believe that the blame falls squarely on the Tool Manufacturers. I equate it to being along the lines of the Tobacco Industry. They start off getting us addicted when we're young - watching our Dads come home with nice shiny new tools and all that. Then as we get older, our fathers (who are TAs (Tool Addicts) themselves) pass tools on to us - which we have to upgrade eventually, kicking off another new addicts long and arduous life of tool addiction.

I say it's time we stand up, unite and start a class action suit against all tool companies!!! After all, it's not our fault they keep coming out with a continual line of new products just about every month!!!

Are you with me brothers???

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