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Old 04-29-2015, 12:47 PM   #41
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I don't intentionally block people in- but there have been times when I drive in the left lane. I've been on roadways where the right lane was completely demolished from trucks traveling it- particular after a rough winter like we just had. I'm not dragging my camper through that crap. If you want me to stay in the left lane you need to invest enough money in the highway to make the right lane usable. Rant over.
I get that and have no trouble with people riding in the left lane. My problem is when they don't let others pass. If I am in the left lane and someone comes up from behind, I do my best to let them pass as soon as possible. If I need to just move over to the right lane, I do. If I need to speed up some to complete a pass, I do this too. I don't just ride in left lane going a quarter mile per hour faster than someone in the right lane. I also am always ready to move into the right lane quickly to let other by.

One of my other complaints around the quality of drivers today is, am I the only person still using cruise control? Seems like on most road trips I come in contact with someone that I pass multiple times. These drivers tend to speed along when they find a group of faster moving vehicles but once they lose contract with the group, the driver slows way down. When the next group of speedy drivers come by, away this person goes again. It's an odd way to drive. I set the cruise on 74 mph and that's all the playing around I do with my speed. Been driving 9 mph over the limit on freeways my whole life and never got a ticket. I don't even worry about a ticket because there is always someone willing to drive faster than I. They clear the road ahead for me and I appreciate this.


And one last one, the guy that wants to race you. When you are on the freeway and you move into the left lane to make a pass and the slower car in the right lane speeds up. You move back behind speed racer and they slow down. Attempt to pass a second time and away they go. Once again, cruise control is great, I think I am the last person using it though.
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:23 PM   #42
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Wow! Finally something that has purpose. Not just another thingamabob.


On edit: I was completely wrong below. See my_crib's post below.

It's a great concept, but I read reviews on it (it's been 5-6 years now) that were less than favorable. Once a stop is initiated, it's quite an expense to replace (still less than replacing a finger-I get it!). But, the problem is- people were saying that dampness in the wood could trigger it. And, it's way too expensive for Harry Homeowner to buy.
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:41 PM   #43
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It's a great concept, but I read reviews on it (it's been 5-6 years now) that were less than favorable. Once a stop is initiated, it's quite an expense to replace (still less than replacing a finger-I get it!). But, the problem is- people were saying that dampness in the wood could trigger it. And, it's way too expensive for Harry Homeowner to buy.
As a homeowner that has one in the basement, this is a great saw. Although in ten years, no accidents, but my fingers are worth the small extra cost. Wish all my power tools had this technology. Wonder what members with missing fingers due to power saws feel about the cost.

If you are working with wet wood, you are able to over-ride the brake.
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Old 04-29-2015, 01:42 PM   #44
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As a homeowner that has one in the basement, this is a great saw. Although in ten years, no accidents, but my fingers are worth the small extra cost. Wish all my power tools had this technology. Wonder what members with missing fingers due to power saws feel about the cost.



If you are working with wet wood, you are able to over-ride the brake.

Ahh, thanks for correcting my misinformation. It's been many years since I had read about these.
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Old 04-29-2015, 03:05 PM   #45
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I get that and have no trouble with people riding in the left lane. My problem is when they don't let others pass. If I am in the left lane and someone comes up from behind, I do my best to let them pass as soon as possible. If I need to just move over to the right lane, I do. If I need to speed up some to complete a pass, I do this too. I don't just ride in left lane going a quarter mile per hour faster than someone in the right lane. I also am always ready to move into the right lane quickly to let other by.



One of my other complaints around the quality of drivers today is, am I the only person still using cruise control? Seems like on most road trips I come in contact with someone that I pass multiple times. These drivers tend to speed along when they find a group of faster moving vehicles but once they lose contract with the group, the driver slows way down. When the next group of speedy drivers come by, away this person goes again. It's an odd way to drive. I set the cruise on 74 mph and that's all the playing around I do with my speed. Been driving 9 mph over the limit on freeways my whole life and never got a ticket. I don't even worry about a ticket because there is always someone willing to drive faster than I. They clear the road ahead for me and I appreciate this.





And one last one, the guy that wants to race you. When you are on the freeway and you move into the left lane to make a pass and the slower car in the right lane speeds up. You move back behind speed racer and they slow down. Attempt to pass a second time and away they go. Once again, cruise control is great, I think I am the last person using it though.

You're not the only one. I love my cruise and I encounter many of the same people. I sometimes think we'd have less accidents if more people used cruise control. Makes predicting what other drivers around you will do a lot easier if they're keeping their speed steady.




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Old 04-29-2015, 03:11 PM   #46
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I usually find the speed up and down to be folks on their cell. Finish the call they speed up, get another call they slow down. Same with texting. Usually they're oblivious to their surroundings.
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Mc-9 I too hope you're ok. Been there - done that, I'm down to nine, at least it wasn't a thumb. I wanted to give all my stuff to my son and son-in-law. Three days later I finished my project.
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