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Old 12-31-2010, 12:19 AM   #1
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What is the most overkill thing you have used a power tool for?

Just now I had to cut up some big cardboard boxes to put out on the curb, and my circular saw was the closest cutting tool. Wow, it went well.

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Old 12-31-2010, 06:16 AM   #2
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There is no tool too big or too powerful.

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circular saws make very good cuts in cardboard. I don't know of a better tool for the job.

I've used a heavy duty sawzall to cut cut open a plastic retail package a couple of times

I've used a Dresser TD8 dozer to move a trailer.

I've picked up the empty garbage cans with the front end loader on a Compact utility tractor

I've moved a 20 lb box with a 5k lbs hi-lo

and to top it all off.....

I've picked up a check with a Semi tractor and 53' van Trailer!

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What is the most overkill thing you have used a power tool for?

Just now I had to cut up some big cardboard boxes to put out on the curb, and my circular saw was the closest cutting tool. Wow, it went well.
Overkill would be using a sawzall to field-dress a deer.
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Geeez, "forresth" That must have been some nice sized check.
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I used my Milwaukee corded hole hog with a 1/4" bit to drive zip screws in 26 GA galvanized.
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Overkill would be using a sawzall to field-dress a deer.
Actually that is not a bad ideas. We have electric craving knife for turkeys don't we?

Never did a deer to honest though
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I've heard of chainsaws with vegi oil in place of bar and chain oil to quarter large game that needs to be packed out, so a Sawzall for deer isn't entirely without precedent
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I've used my power miter saw to cut popsicle sticks for one of my kids projects.


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I've heard of chainsaws with vegi oil in place of bar and chain oil to quarter large game that needs to be packed out, so a Sawzall for deer isn't entirely without precedent
Unless said sawzall is plugged into a 600KW diesel generator sitting on a tri-axle trailer.
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Unless said sawzall is plugged into a 600KW diesel generator sitting on a tri-axle trailer.
Sheeesh...I think you'd need to invent a new blade for for game butchering.
Just a little side track here..I think it's funny:
Talking about other uses of a sawzall...I lost my corded sawall to my wife.

She prunes the trees and bushes on our property...I don't really need it cause my cordless Milwaukee does everything I need it too.
But if i did try to take it back I think my wife would use it on me lol.
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Sheeesh...I think you'd need to invent a new blade for for game butchering.
Just a little side track here..I think it's funny:
Talking about other uses of a sawzall...I lost my corded sawall to my wife.

She prunes the trees and bushes on our property...I don't really need it cause my cordless Milwaukee does everything I need it too.
But if i did try to take it back I think my wife would use it on me lol.
actually I picked up a Ryobi pruner, it was obviously a cordless sawzall on a pole with a prune blade. I was real cheap, and I wanted a cordless sawzall, so I got it.

Ps. how about a 10kw generator screaming away to run the Mr. Coffee?

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actually I picked up a Ryobi pruner, it was obviously a cordless sawzall on a pole with a prune blade. I was real cheap, and I wanted a cordless sawzall, so I got it.

Ps. how about a 10kw generator screaming away to run the Mr. Coffee?
Naw...my customers have been with me going on 30years--they have the coffee waiting when I get there. And they remember how i take it too.

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Overkill would be using a sawzall to field-dress a deer.

It works better than you'd think. I have some stainless steel blades for my 28 volt cordless Milwaukee and its great for sawing through a pelvis. I've used it to cut off the feet too but I found that pruning shears work better for that.
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It works better than you'd think. I have some stainless steel blades for my 28 volt cordless Milwaukee and its great for sawing through a pelvis. I've used it to cut off the feet too but I found that pruning shears work better for that.

Mine is only 18v.

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