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Not counting the 47 feature all-in-one doohickie that the guy at the woodworking show made look so easy to use?

I think my remorse has been mainly buying things too small. My original drill press worked great, just too small. My current dust collector should have been the next model bigger. My first air compressor should have been bigger.... etc.

sometimes you don't know how you will exceed the limit of a tool until it is in your shop and in use.

The other time I have had a 'tinge' of buyers remorse is when I study a tool, determine it is the best, and finally use the jaws of life to get the wallet open only to have the next generation come on sale....

When I think about it, I don't have any reason to complain.
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Not counting the 47 feature all-in-one doohickie that the guy at the woodworking show made look so easy to use?

I think my remorse has been mainly buying things too small. My original drill press worked great, just too small. My current dust collector should have been the next model bigger. My first air compressor should have been bigger.... etc.

sometimes you don't know how you will exceed the limit of a tool until it is in your shop and in use.

The other time I have had a 'tinge' of buyers remorse is when I study a tool, determine it is the best, and finally use the jaws of life to get the wallet open only to have the next generation come on sale....

When I think about it, I don't have any reason to complain.
I'm almost the opposite Doug . After having tools returned ruined , I buy everything to big to discourage people from borrowing them . My previous belt disc combo was only 20 pounds ,so after buying new belt and disc sanders that are all over 400 pounds ,it's really slowed down on the borrowing issues.
Hard on the pocket book though
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Several. A 108" x 6" vertical belt sander. Wish I'd spent that money on a Performax or Woodmaster planer/sander. Next is a Porter Cable detail sander. Jumps around and digs holes in profiles.

On the other side of the argument, I've spent money to buy lesser quality tools to see if I liked what they can do such as the Mastercraft (think it is also Chicago Electric) oscillating tool I wasn't sure I needed. It's starting to give up the ghost after being run fairly hard for several years so I went out yesterday and bought a Fein to replace it.
You will definitely not have any remorse on the Fein...good luck with it...

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...and I was convinced "tools" and "buyer's remorse" could not coexist in the same universe...
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Only when your tool budget has limits and you find out you wish you had spent it on another one instead of one that didn't live up to expectations.

Fein- German engineering, German made. No more power really but half as loud and half as much vibration. I can't see it being a mistake despite the price. Cheap is a relative term after all.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Cheap ain't good and good ain't cheap. As a general rule, this one is pretty good advice.

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I have a porter cable dovetail jig. Made in Vietnam I'm not happy with and a Roto Zip tool I haven't used in 10 years.
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I once bought a pencil from the local hardware mart. On the way home, I wished that instead buying the pencil, I had the money and could have bought a hammer sliding tablesaw, one of those wide jointers that david marks uses, and a nice cnc router.
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I once bought a pencil from the local hardware mart. On the way home, I wished that instead buying the pencil, I had the money and could have bought a hammer sliding tablesaw, one of those wide jointers that david marks uses, and a nice cnc router.
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