Monday, April 7, 2008

Happy Birthday to my ... saw


I was moving some of my tools around last night and it occurred to me that I'd made some of these purchases just about a year ago. So, happy birthday to my Denali 10-inch compound miter saw. It's a tool that I was long overdue in getting, though I didn't know it at the time. It has served me quite well and paid for itself 20x over. Great thing to have whether you're doing mitre cuts for trim or just straight cuts like I did with the final portion of the laminate project. My mother worries that I will one day lose fingers to it. So far though, so good.

I bought it at Amazon.com at a ridiculously low price and got free shipping. At the time, I didn't know they even had tools. I later bought a lawn edger and a new jigsaw from them. So if you're needing some new tools, make sure you check out their selection and price before you buy. Another good place for household goods is Overstock.com. I got a heavy duty steamer, and a handy Dremel-type tool I'll be using pretty soon to put in a brick walkway and porch.

And before you go buy all your new gear, visit MyPoints.com. This site comes in handy, too, if you're looking for things to decorate your d*mn house with. You earn points for things you're already going to buy from a variety of merchants. Those points can then be turned into gift cards to various eateries (Cracker Barrel, Bread Co., Starbuck's) or to retailers like Kohl's, Penney's, and Target. There's almost nothing This D*mn House likes better than a bargain!