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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 08-17-2015, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
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Ok...I love it. But you guys are costing me a lot of money. I was more than content with my first router (a Makita) and my first router table (a Craftsman) that I bought in 1982 until i ran across this site.

As of last month I had 4 routers and three tables. I did come to my senses and sell one of the tables and give one away. But I'm keeping all the routers. Up to this point all I ever used a router for was putting a edge on a shelf or something.

I started checking the internet for ideas on building cabinet doors. We're remodeling the kitchen and I'm going to build 23 doors. Lots of great stuff and knowledgable people here. But you guys got to quit tempting me with all the cool accessories. My wife's not taking to kindly to all the money I'm spending. I'm going to miss her.
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" My wife's not taking to kindly to all the money I'm spending. I'm going to miss her."'

Heh...good one, Jim! Welcome to the fun house.
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You need to join RA (routers anonymous). There's a few guys on here already who are members. They're the one's who say 'you can never have enough routers'
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Exactly! And I don't have an addiction!!

(I do like to see things in visual balance however; two matching routers look so much better. It's the feng shui thing...)
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Jim spending becomes contagious at times.
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Ok...I love it. But you guys are costing me a lot of money. I was more than content with my first router (a Makita) and my first router table (a Craftsman) that I bought in 1982 until i ran across this site.

As of last month I had 4 routers and three tables. I did come to my senses and sell one of the tables and give one away. But I'm keeping all the routers. Up to this point all I ever used a router for was putting a edge on a shelf or something.

I started checking the internet for ideas on building cabinet doors. We're remodeling the kitchen and I'm going to build 23 doors. Lots of great stuff and knowledgable people here. But you guys got to quit tempting me with all the cool accessories. My wife's not taking to kindly to all the money I'm spending. I'm going to miss her.
interesting what happens when the lights get turned on...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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You need to join RA (routers anonymous). There's a few guys on here already who are members. They're the one's who say 'you can never have enough routers'
there is such a thing???...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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There is a trick to buying new tools and keeping the wife happy. First, make it her idea. find something she has talked about needing fixing. Tell if I had that tool, what ever it may be, I could fix that. NOW let her suggest the tool and see if she will go and order it or buy it downtown. The draw back is you have to fix what she needed repaired. works for me.

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..."build it...they will come"...

Wise words...but resist only until there is a good reason to buy more tools...

Following are sufficient reasons to convince the wife more tools are necessary...

1. She will benefit with more things you can make for her...
2. The forum made you do it...(my favorite also)
3. Peer pressure...(she shouldn't make you look bad to your friends)
4. More tools save time in setup overhead...(activity based costing models have proven this)
5. Specific tools for specific functions...(metal wisks can't sauté in non-stick pans)
6. The last one you bought is making a funny noise...its past warranty...
7. A router will cost less than two of her salon visits...(duck if you use this one)
8. Each new router you buy increases your post count...(Rick can help you with the importance of this)
9. Buying more tools will save her thousands in moving expenses...

I'm sure there are many more that others have used...

Don't show her this...these are extracts from "Man's Book of Things"

Welcome to the loony bin...
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At last count I have 4 routers but really only use 2 Bosch mrc23 that mostly stays in the table and a Makita RT0701. However good news is no complaints from my wife about buying tools. I also own some old vehicles so even more tool and other spending. Been married a long time I think she just figures its a lost cause to argue with me about tools and toys.
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