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February 24, 2011

I might be falling in love with my mitre saw again.

Never a dull moment.
I had to call the manufacturer to ask how to release the safety lock. It's been at least 5 or 6 years since I fired her up. Maybe longer. Intuition told me to pull down and press the trigger (perhaps that was the old Black & Decker) at which point a tiny piece of black plastic fell out of somewhere. I gently tugged on what I thought were all movable parts to no avail, but after the shard of plastic fell out, I was wary. Mech support helped me discover the pin and voila, release. Unbelievably, I have no scrap wood, so I raided the yardstick collection to do some test cuts. Everything works though I am slightly disturbed by the broken plastic shard. I suspect it has to do with the trigger mechanism in the casing.

It's pouring down rain today. I installed the second set of track lights after rediscovering the joy of mitre cuts. I may dash over to Home Depo to buy just enough lumber to make a small stretcher and hone my shop skills this evening. Part one of my taxes are done, so I feel rather useless without something to procrastinate about. I haven't been to the choodio this week, but did get some painting done in the garage studio, and finally unpacked a box of used paints that a friend had shipped me last fall. At this rate, by the time I get settled, it will be time to move again.

5 comments :

Carla said...

choodio.....

Steven LaRose said...

choo choo choodio

Elaine Mari said...

I have miter saw envy.

I just said to Ming, "I want a miter saw, everybody has a miter saw but me" (hear my whiny voice). She said you have a hand miter saw, I said "that's not the same". She said ..pause..(it will)"cut off your hand at a perfect 45 degree angle".

Steven LaRose said...

@Elaine = HA!

M.A.H. said...

Good one. I have table saw envy.