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Old 10-08-2017, 10:22 AM
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Again, it has became apparent that the GNAP is a true tool whore, this week I bought a Kawasaki 7”/9” grinder kit. Now I own both a 7” and a 9” Milwaukee, heavy duty grinders and a Metabo 7” grinder, and I haven’t used any of them in 10+ yrs.

The Kawasaki grinder, is that hideously pissy neon green, has both 7” and 9” guards, comes in a case, along with a 7” and 9” sample of Kawasaki (labeled) hard wheels and is rated at 15 amps. On the start up, the sound, has a promise (if kept) of power.

I usually use the premium 6” Metabo grinders, with 4-1/2” guards installed, I haven’t had a need for a bigger grinder. Norm has used the Metabo grinders at the shop and hasn’t voiced any bad comments about them.

So why did I buy the Kawasaki grinder?? The tool salesman had it as a show demo, for $50, new with the warranty paperwork included. Still I didn’t need it, did see any future use for it, I didn’t have a known want for one, but Damn It!!, I had to possess it.

This can only be the actions of a true tool whore.......

I’m both thrilled and somehow, ashamed at the same time......
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Old 10-08-2017, 10:45 AM
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Just can not pass up a deal on tools. I have the same problem. When does our self help group meet?


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" When does our self help group meet?"

Every time you log into SFT

Although I'd say that's not so much "help" as "enablement" ...Steve
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" When does our self help group meet?"



Every time you log into SFT



Although I'd say that's not so much "help" as "enablement" ...Steve


Kinda like if we would meet at Harbor Freight weekly?


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Old 10-08-2017, 12:16 PM
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I'm guessing it is either my age today or possibly my age old background in A&D counseling, either way, I'm not likely to buy or upgrade any of my tool holdings unless there is a specific need.

That said, I can easily sway my leanings for something to upgrade without seeming to be an addition.

FWIW, The Gnap is ages past the possibility of any type of interventions to have any positive outcomes.
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I'm not really adding much more these days either, in fact after the move is done and I can finish consolidating everything, there may be some stuff go. I mean, after all, how many external spring calipers do I really need??

I've lost count of how many dial indicators I have, a lot are older, short travel units that I just don't have need for.

I do have a few items to add or upgrade on my wish list though.

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I thought NY state has a limit of 7 tools ?
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i'm not really adding much more these days either, in fact after the move is done and i can finish consolidating everything, there may be some stuff go. I mean, after all, how many external spring calipers do i really need??

I've lost count of how many dial indicators i have, a lot are older, short travel units that i just don't have need for.

I do have a few items to add or upgrade on my wish list though.

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Again, it has became apparent that the GNAP is a true tool whore, this week I bought a Kawasaki 7”/9” grinder kit. Now I own both a 7” and a 9” Milwaukee, heavy duty grinders and a Metabo 7” grinder, and I haven’t used any of them in 10+ yrs.

The Kawasaki grinder, is that hideously pissy neon green, has both 7” and 9” guards, comes in a case, along with a 7” and 9” sample of Kawasaki (labeled) hard wheels and is rated at 15 amps. On the start up, the sound, has a promise (if kept) of power.


This can only be the actions of a true tool whore.......

I’m both thrilled and somehow, ashamed at the same time......
I've been thinking about this off & on all day. It gave me flashbacks to watching the expressions on my daughter's face last spring when she was doing a walk-through while we were discussing how I should structure my new and final will. A few of the small things I showed her brought happy smiles and "Oh, I want that!" Others caused dead-fish eyes, some seemed to evoke fear & loathing.

For the last 20 years I've explained the oddball purchases by saying that I'm picturing my kids trying to get ready for my estate sale and throwing up their hands, moaning, "Why didn't somebody warn us?!?!"

I'm reading this in a similar frame of mind and remembering the tool inventory you did a few years ago. Remember, I won the guessing competition even though I was ineligible?
So I'm thinking of poor Shari trying to figure out how to go about it, where to begin. I can tell her that the first thing to do is to call Norm, of course, but this is either going to be a record-setting event or it's going to be a disaster.

I think she'll see right away that the whole shebang will have to be moved to a commercially zoned building, one with good security and well located, lots of traffic. It's going to take time, lots of it, just to move the inventory and sort it into an orderly retail-type display. This will require some hired grunts and Norm will also need to hire a couple of knowledgeable helpers. This will take some money.
To keep this sale from running for a year, it's going to have to be promoted.
She won't want to let just a few re-sellers sweep in to rob the store. She'll need a crowd, the kind of buyers who fight each other on Black Friday.

I think there should be hooks - gimmicks to attract attention and create a little buzz. Get people's attention and get them talking. You probably can't hold raffles in New York state but maybe there can be daily door prizes?
Or even have hourly door prizes since there is certainly no shortage of inventory.
Give away some things you can't sell anyway.

I cannot think of a better use for that big ugly-assed Kawasaki grinder.
It was very thoughtful of you to buy it, Jack.
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