Dust catchers: tools you don't use
I bet a lot of people out there have tools that they bought thinking they'd get a lot of use out of them only to find that over time the tool never gets used. It could be a quality issue, poor design, gimmick or just doesn't help you much. I thought I'd start a thread that could capture some of these less that useful tools and why they fall short. I have a couple. Would love to hear your experiences.
What: Biscuit Jointer (aka plate jointer)
How I thought I'd use it: Align boards for edge glue ups, face frames
Why I don't use it: It really doesn't help that much and wastes a lot of time. Cauls for wide glueups and face frames just take a little care.
What: Tenon jig for table saw (standard Delta clone)
How I thought I'd use it: well, making tenons quickly and with high quality.
Why I don't use it: It's fiddly - too much setup time, stock is held vertically, multiple steps with different fence settings. Speed tenon method is way faster with quicker setup (set the fence once, set the blade height once, go).
Measure twice, cut once and CROSS OUT THE WRONG MARKS.
Last edited by PhilBa; 03-02-2016 at 01:07 PM.