I am sure that others can relate to this (at least I hope so)
but after 10 years of doing bench work to some degree or another,
I have had a revelation. Let me tell you, when it comes to buying
tools for the home, I never settle for less than the best, but
for some reason that attitude eludes me here at work. I had
ordered various replacements for worn out tools, drill bits, etc.
and decided for no particular reason to order Herkules saw blades
(with the rounded backs) rather than the cheapest ones I usually
buy. I have never been good at piercing or cutting sheet. My
lines were never straight, my curves were never smooth, I never
seemed to be able to stay on the correct side of the line, all of
which I chalked up to my eyesight. Today I used one of the new
saw blades for the first time to cut out a very small initial to
be used on a belly ring. Not only did I cut it out in record
time, but I had no filing to do once I finished cutting it. I
was amazed at the difference in the feel of the blades and the
resulting control that I had.
I almost felt too stupid to post this, but I figured, if only
one other person could benefit, it was worth feeling stupid.
Are there any other obvious benefits between tools that people
have ‘discovered’ and might want to share?