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in thread OT: Getting people to use tools
That reminds me of a couple of "univeral spanners" and "universal sockets" that family members have bought me for presents down the years. Often, they work just fine on a wide range of nuts...provided
16. And in one case, requires me to dig out the engrish intruction manuel (long since lost) to work out how to use it.
Similarly, I bought my father (a carpenter) an electric circular saw (sometimes called a skill saw in the US?) back when such tools where expensive. He rarely made use of it. Even when working at home, where availability of power wasn't a problem and he didn't have the burden of lugging its 20 lbs of weight to the job, he would still use his panel saw to halve an 8'x4' of 3/4" ply.
The set up time simple outweighed the advantage. He was skilled enough that he could do just as accurate cut by hand anyway. And darn nearly as quickly.