THE RECIPROCATING SAW AND THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOOLS

Once upon a time, just north of Easter Island there lied an archipelago that was rarely visited due to its razor sharp reefs, tumultuous currents, jagged cliffs and uneven terrain. In the center of this island chain existed an island like no other. This island had become the refuge for tools that never found a place in the hearts or tool boxes of the human race, hence its name, The Island of Misfit Tools. Inhabitants included the hammer with two claws and no head, the D clamp and the handleless wrench. These poor tools spent their days wandering around the island, reading Niche and lawn bowling but what they really desired was to be put to use by loving contractors or do-it-yourselfers. For a time, the reciprocating saw was among them. It seemed no one could figure out how to utilize a combination jigsaw/hack saw that was also portable. But then a miracle happened, the big guy in the red suit showed up—can you guess who? Yup, it was Gus the Handyman in his patent-pending crimson jump suit. Long story short but Gus had been hot air ballooning in Chile while on vacation and got caught in a storm that blew him clear across to the Island of Misfit Tools. Fortunately, the balloon was unscathed but the basket was badly damaged—fixing it was his only chance of getting back to the mainland.6 Amp Reciprocating Saw with Rotating Handle

He found trees with bamboo-like branches all over the island but no way to cut them. The double-claw hammer proved useless and the D clamp wasn’t much better. The handless wrench? Forget about it. But the reciprocating saw… ah ha! Now, at this point of the story, you’re probably wondering where he would have plugged in the reciprocating saw. As the saying goes “curiosity killed the cat” so it’s best not to expound on every little tiny detail… Where were we? Oh yeah, so, Gus used the reciprocating saw to cut the branches and repair the basket. He returned to the mainland with his new favorite tool, the reciprocating saw. Shortly thereafter, the entire archipelago sunk into the abyss due to an ancient Incan curse never to be seen again. Sometimes, on a clear night from the beaches of Antofagasta, Chili, you can hear the desperate and hopeless cries (albeit muffled by several thousand feet of sea water) of the misfit tools that never got put to use. It’s pretty disturbing…

On a happier note, everyone loves the reciprocating saw, especially the powerful 6 Amp Reciprocating Saw with Rotating Handle from Harbor Freight Tools. The handle rotates 180° with five positive stops at 0, 45° and 90° left, as well as 45° and 90° right for comfortable and controlled cutting from any angle. Features also include a pivoting shoe plate for increased stability and a rubber grip. It also has a ½” twist-lock blade chuck for fast, easy blade changes and a variable speed trigger with a switch lock-on button. The 6 Amp Reciprocating Saw with Rotating Handle has become an indispensable favorite among plumbers, electricians, contractors and DIYers. And for those of you into hot air ballooning…

 

6 Amp Reciprocating Saw with Rotating Handle
Sku#: 65570

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