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Issue 36

November 1997

publisher Donald B. Peschke

editor Tim Robertson

associate editor Phil Totten

assistant editor Bryan Nelson

art director Gary Christensen

sr. graphic designer Kurt Schultz

senior illustrators Roger Reiland

Mark Higdon

creative resources

Creative Director: Ted Kralicek • Project Developer: Ken Munkel • Project Designers: Ted Wong, Kevin Boyle • Project Coordinator. Kent Welsh • Shop Mgr.: Steve Curtis • Shop Craftsman: Steve Johnson • Photography Director: Lark Smothermon • Sr. Photographer: Crayola England

books

Executive Editor: Douglas L. Hicks • Art Director: Linda F. Vermie • Sr. Graphic Designer: Chris Glowacki

circulation

Sub. Serv. Dir.: Sandy Baum • New Has. Dir.:Glenda Battles

• New Bus. M/r.;Todd L. Bierle • Reneiml Mgr.: Paige Rogers

• Hilling Mgr.: R ebecea Cunningham ♦ Asst. Sub. Mgr.: Joy Krause • Prom. Asst." Rick Junkins • Assoc. Graphic Design Dir.: Susie Rider • Sr. Graphic Designer: Cheryl L. Simpson

corporate services Vice Pres. of Planning & Finance: Jon Macarthy • Controller: Robin Hutchinson • Sr. Acct: Laura Thomas

• Accte. Payable Clerk: Mary Sctalte* Prod. Dir.:Geoi'ge Chmielarz* Elect. I'ub.: Douglas M. Lidster • Prod. Asst.: Susan Dickman • Prod. Artist: Jon Snyder • Pre-Press ImageSpec.-'IkiyClark • New Media Mgr.: Gordon C. Gaippe

• Multimedia Art Dir.: Eugene Pedersen • Net. Admin.: A1 Barnes • I.S. Support. Asst.: Chris Harrison* II. R. Dir.: Joyce Moore • H. R. Asst.: Kirsten Koele • Admin. Asst.: Julia Fish • Recept.: Jeanne Johnson, Sheryl Ribbey • Bldg. Maint.:Ker\ Griffith • Special I'roj. Dir.: Saville H. fnman

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Operations Dir.: Bob Baker • Mails Mgr.: Mark Mattiussi • Cust. Service Mgr.: Jennie Enos • Warehouse Supr.: Nancy Johnson • Bit yer: Linda Jones • Op. AssL'Tammy Aidini • Team Leader: Karla Eslinger • Tech. Rep.: Matthew TeRonde • Cust. Service Reps.: Anna Cox, Margo Petrus, Tammy Truckenbrod, Adam Best, Nancy Downey, Deborah Rich • Warehouse: Chuck Carlson, Sylvia Carey, Larry Prine • Qual. Control Tech.: Frank Johnson

ShopNotcs® (ISSN 1062-9696) is published bimonthly (Jan., March, May, July, Sept., Nov.) by August Home Publishing, 2200 Grand, Des Moines, IA 50312. ShopNotes® is a registered trademark ot' August Home Publishing ©Copyright 1997 by August Home Publishing. All rights reserved.

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EDITOR'S NOTE

Cutoffs

One of the first power tools I ever bought was a sabre saw. With its plastic housing, a "pigtail" coming out the back end for a power corcl, and a price tag of $29.95, it wasn't what you'd call a heavy-duty tool. But all I needed was a "no-frills" saw anyway.

Or so I thought. It wasn't too long after I brought it home that I began having second thoughts about buying such a basic saw.

single-speed. For example, it only had one cutting speed — fast. That was okay when I was cutting wood. But it was far too fast when I needed to work with metal or plastic.

vibration. Another thing that bugged me about the saw was the vibration. It shook so badly that my hand would go numb in a matter of minutes.

Also, this constant rattling would loosen up the set screw that held the blade in place. So I'd spend way too much time changing broken blades (and using pliers to yank out the part of the blade left sticking in the workpiece).

no power. But the biggest problem with this saw is it just didn't have enough power. That became obvious one day as I was trimming the rafter "tails" on my roof. (I know, I should have been using a circular saw.)

Now the thing you should know about these rafters is they were made of Douglas fir which was so hard it bogged the saw down like a ball and chain. So

to make any progress at all, I was pushing it pretty hard.

This caused the plastic motor housing on the saw to heat up. At first, it was just a bit warm. But as I worked my way from one rafter to the next, it began to get uncomfortably hot.

That's when I noticed that something was wrong. Thick, black goo was oozing out of the saw — a combination of grease and grunge that had been liquified by the heat. Before I could shut it off, the saw had flung greasy black blobs everywhere. And smoke was curling out of the motor housing.

When the air cleared, one thing was plain to see — I'd be needing a new sabre saw. But this time, I'd get one with all the features that my old saw lacked.

selecting tools. The point of all this is there's a lot more to consider when selecting a tool than just the price. What type of work do you plan to^^ use it for? And what features does the^^ tool have that will allow you to do that?

The tool you end up with may cost more than you expect. (The sabre saws we review on page 12 of this issue range in price from $150 to $200.) But the initial "sticker shock" is shortlived. In the long run, buying a strong running tool that gives you the performance you need is worth the money.

STATEMENT OF OWNERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND CIRCIMION (Required by 39 U.S.C. 3685)

1. Title of Publication: ShopNotes. 2. Publication No.: 1062-9696.3. Filing Dots: September 10, 1997.4. Issue frequent/: Bimonthly. 5. No. of issues published annually: 6 (six). 6. Annual subscription price: $24.95.7. Complete moiling eddress of known office of publication: 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, (Polk County), lowo 50312-5306.8. Complete mown address of the neodaucrters ot genercl business offices of the publisher: 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, (Polk County), Iowa 50312-5306.9. Full names and complete moiling addresses of publisher, editor, and maroging editor: Publisher: Donald 8. Peschke, 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50312; Editor Tim Robertson, 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, lowo 50312.10. Owner: August Home Publishing Company, 2200 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, lowo 50312; Donald B. Peschke, 2200 Grcmf Avenue, Oes Moines, lowo 50312.11. Known bondholders, mortgagees, ond other security holders owning I percent or more of total amount of bonds, mortgages or other securities: None. 12. (Does nol opply.) 13. Publication Tide: ShopNotes. 14. Issue Date for (Motion Data Below: July/'Aug 1997 (#34) 15. Extent end nature of circulation:

Average no. copies each issue during Average no. copies of single issue

preceding 12 months published newest to filing dole

A. loft* no. copies (net press tun).........................................................................704,831..............................................193,789

B. Paid and/or requested circulation:

1. Soles through denlcis, slice! vendors and counter sales.................................................... 17,344 ................................................19,563

2. Mod subscriptions (paid and/or requested)............................................................ 154,404 ..............................................147,525

C Total poid and/or requested circulation................................................................... 171,748 ..............................................167,088

D. Fies distribution by moil, samples, complimentary, ond oilier free copies............................................ 71 ......................................................89

E. Free distribution outside the moil (comers or other meons)...................................................... 0 ........................................................0

F. Total free distribution................................................................................ 71 ......................................................89

G. Total distribution................................................................................... 171,818..............................................167,177

H. Copies not distributed

1. Office use, left over, unaccounted, spoiled after printing.................................................... 8,670 ..................................................3,750

2. Returns from newsagents........................................................................ 24,397 ................................................22,862

I. Total........................................................................................... 204,884 ..............................................193,789

Percentage Poid and/or requested circulation............................................................. 99.96%................................................99.95%

16. This statement of ownership will be printed in the Nov. 1998 (#36) issue of this publication. 17.1 certify that the statements made by me above ore correct and complete. (signed) Tim Robertson, Editor

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