Tuesday, January 17, 2006
Specialised Tool, Special Tool.....
My Disston rip saw turned up at last (from the States). It's a "7" rip saw, 26 inches long and has been freshly sharpened (NOT by me). The saw is about a 100 years old, quite amazing really. It cuts superbly, almost too well. Obviously its only good for ripping but thats not necessarily a bad thing. Have you noticed how the tool that promise s"does the work of 10 different tools" never really does anything well. They are too compromised. But this is where specialised tools come into it.
A tool that is designed (successfully) to do one particular operation well is a delight. You may not use that tool every day (even every week) but when you need it, bang, the job is done. And done well. And that makes these special little tools worth the money in my opinion.