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My two young great granddaughters brought to show me today their workbench and went around the house hammering and "drilling" everything in sight!
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Harry, that is cute. Where's the router table?
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If you really want to have fun, send them home with a power screwdriver. They will love it, and mom and dad will have endless hours playing "where did that screw come from...."

That's a true story from a co-worker of mine, I am not sure he has forgiven his father yet for doing that
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I can't wait till my granddaughter is old enough for this.
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How old or by what criteria would you let a kid use a non-power tool (hand saw, hammer, screwdriver for example, on real wood)?

What age and/or degree of development before you let them use any kind of power tool?

I'd like to hear others' views on this.

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The benches are cute. My daughter (46) and my grandson (25) are not interested in my tools. I just did a new will and specifically left my guns and tools to my grandson. I have a neighbor that has about 400 head of cattle and several thousand acres of pasture. None in his family is even remotely interested in taking over a going business. My neighbor has done all the hard work yet no one is even interested in taking over his cattle business. When he dies it will probably just be sold off piece by piece. I at least gave my tools to my grandson. Maybe he will use them or maybe they will just be sold off piece by piece.

At the point he gets the tools I will be long past caring. You were born with nothing and you go out that way as well.
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My daughter and her husband plus their two boys aren't interested in my tools or guns. My daughter would come closer than any of the rest of them. I guess the boys could get interested later in life.

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If you really want to have fun, send them home with a power screwdriver. They will love it, and mom and dad will have endless hours playing "where did that screw come from...."

That's a true story from a co-worker of mine, I am not sure he has forgiven his father yet for doing that
The "drill" on the bench takes two AA cells and has forward and reverse, and a surprising amount of torque!
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Harry, that is cute. Where's the router table?
I reckon it could happen but unfortunately I won't be around to see it.

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