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originally posted by: billxam
I bought a house owned by a utilities authority employee. He fixed everyone's water and sewer. One day I decided to insulate a kitchen wall in the kitchen he built. Took out the drywall, the kitchen ceiling fell down. He used the drywall to hold up the drywall false ceiling. Cabinets held on with nails.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: rickymouse
Great advise! I've always been a nut about tools. Like, always use the right tool for the job...pliers are not hammers.
Just tonight I need a pocket screw jig. When I bought it 10 years ago, I never used it. Tonight I needed to cut a pocket screw hole in a cabinet section I'd cut down. The wife freaked out...'How are we ever going to dot THAT???".
Well, just so happens I had the exact jig for it........remember?
Had to cut a cabinet down tonight. Cut one side, but the other side I couldn't cut with my saw. She was like..."what now?" I thought about it for a minute, and went down to the basement and grabbed an old SkilSaw with a left handed blade. Done! She was like..."Wow, you actually had a (another) saw for that!". Yah, I did.
I'm a big fan of "work smarter, not harder".
And I always keep all my tools together, by discipline. It drives my wife crazy, but I'm a nut about keeping my tools organized and neat. That way, I can always find the exact tool I'm looking for.
The wife is pretty good at finishing sheet rock (a job I loathe). So just last Thursday she tells me, "you have a bag for each one of your tools, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, but I don't have a bag for all my sheet rock stuff".
That made me smile. The next morning I had to go to Home Depot to pick some stuff up, and I got her a bag for her sheetrock stuff.
No more pliers for hammers!