Out on a Limb: The Dot on the Box Isn’t That Important

By Christopher Schwarz
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From the December 2005 issue #152
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Just about every day we get at least one call from a reader who wants assistance with selecting a tool or machine. And I’m always amazed by both how much research they’ve done and how misguided it usually is.

Part of the problem is that these readers are usually new to woodworking, so they’re not sure which features are important and which aren’t. And part of the problem is the way we make, market and purchase items in our consumer culture. These two problems feed off one another and make it difficult to make sense of our tool catalogs.

From the December 2005 issue #152
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