@Felton10@Huffie86 And the refurbished shark vacuum I bought some years ago was great. And they were selling all that higher end cooking stuff more recently although I didn’t buy any as I don’t like to cook so all I need is the basic stuff I already have.
@Felton10 Many of the knives were excellent. (Not the Ginsu, obviously.) Many of the snacks, not so much. Some of it is gold, some pyrite, some fairy gold. And then there are the occasional ones that are just WTF? Those latter ones can sometimes be gold for the right buyer, too.
@Felton10@Huffie86 Can you tell me more about your Blendtec experience?
We don’t really use our blender all that often, and it’s a cheap Hamilton Beach model that was thirty or forty dollars eighteen years ago.
There is no chance we’re suddenly going to become “smoothie every day” people.
As such, I am assuming that the benefits of a high-end blender would be minimal for us, but I’m sure there are things I don’t know.
@Felton10@Huffie86@Limewater If your Hamilton Beach is doing the job for you, and you have no burning desire to do a few specific things like achieve a better frozen beverage, then the Blendtec probably doesn’t have a lot to offer for you. We have one, and it replaced an even more ancient Hamilton Beach than yours (early '80s vintage). It sits next to the Oster than had been an upgrade from the old HB. There’s a lot of hype around high-power blenders, but the things they can do better than a “normal” unit are really pretty limited. The more you use a blender, and the larger the amounts of material that you run through it, the more it might make sense to upgrade, but that’s a call only you can make. The hype is largely hype.
@werehatrack I’ve mostly got Porter Cable stuff, because there was a big bundle deal Woot years ago. But the DeWalt impact gun hopelessly outclassed the P-C version, so it was worth complicating my battery life. Now I’m addling little brother to this monster.
@blaineg@werehatrack Don’t know how this (d)evolved into power tool talk, but I got the M12 “stubby” impact wrench (3/8”) last year. had a tree crew in at $$$/day and was frustrated watching them try to fix teeth on their stump grinder with hand tools. So I dug the little M12 out and it quickly fixed what they needed, and I got more ‘useful’ work out of them that day since I was already paying for a full day might as well keep them working…