Im no expert in anything, but sometimes I expect to be dazzled by a product, woodworking or anything else, and once in a while I am.
This is a woodworking forum, so Id like anyone to post anything woodworking related.
And Im not talking works great, Im talking a different level than what I expected was great(to me ofcourse, everyone is at a different level)
My least expensive product Ive purchased that has impressed me the most, is my Flexeel air hose. I believe, not 100% sure, when I asked about it, Glenn mentioned flexeel, and it is the only air hose I own that has retained its incredible flexibility even in my ice cold garage. Ive lost at least 3 other hoses over the past 2 winters,and the other few I have are just impossible to use comfortably when its cold outside.(I use a hose reel, and I cant even unroll most of the hoses in the cold temps, they stiffen up like a board)
Next impressive purchase, is my grex pin nailer.
Im not that experienced with pneumatic tools, have only been using PC brad guns, and this seems like a different level to me. I never worry about a bad firing, and havent had any yet, and Ive used it quite a bit.(Im not knocking PC guns)
And this one may not be impressive to all, but it brought simplicity into one area of my woodworking. The Ci1 and ci0 chisels. Easy wood tools.
I noticed in my new woodcraft catalog I received today, they are listed on the second page.
I have chisels, and I have a bench grinder. And Im new to all of this woodturning stuff, and have alot to learn about sharpening.
But when you take a perfectly honed blade(sharp and solid as hec) like these tools have, and press it against wood, its amazing. Its like a hot knife into butter. Even someone like me can turn without any catches. IM sure in the hands of an experienced turner, these tools must make magic.(stu had mentioned them, I felt he was a pretty honest and square guy, so on his impression and praise on them, I purchased them)
Ok, those are my three most impressive purchases that werent thousands of dollars.
Id like to mention, I have no financial interest in any of these products, nor do I gain anything by owning them, other than pleasure and 100% satisfaction.
pictures to show I really own them, and that hose in being bent between my left hand that cannot hold a pen steady in it tonight, severe arthritis and myasthenia arent easy on the extremities. Its been under 20 degrees in my garage for over 24 hours, no effect on the flexibility. amazing to me.
Id also like to mention although my machine and tool ownership is limited and none more than 3 and a half years old, every machine I own gets a ton of use, except unfortunately my treadmill.(it holds my clothes for the next day. or what I took off that day)