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    Some Interesting Woodworking Facts

    From "2005 Workbench Buyer’s Guide, Tools & Accessories", page 26

    1. 19,635,000 - Number of Americans that own a table saw
    11,323,000 - Number of Americans that call themselves woodworkers
    What, more table saws than woodworkers? Maybe article is wrong?

    2. Percentage Of Americans adults that own a....

    a. 29.0% - Cordless drill
    b. 21.1% - Circular saw
    c. 20.7% - Shop vac
    d. 18.8% - Power sander
    e. 14.8% - Air compressor
    f. 13.9% - Jig saw
    g. 9.9% - Router
    h. 7.5% - Workbench
    i. 5.9% - Drill press
    j. 4.7% - Band saw
    k. 5.4% - Air tool
    l. 3.7% - Radial arm saw

    3. Where’s Your Shop?

    a. 38% - Attached garage
    b. 24% - Basement
    c. 19% - Detached garage
    d. 17% - Designated building
    e. 2% - Other
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    Kinda' funny, I think: 14.8% own a compressor, but only 5.4% own an air tool??? Isn't *anything* which attaches to the end of the hose on a compressor a tool???
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    Hey John, they may not know that a paint sprayer is an AIR TOOL???

    Maybe they just use them to blow up things ............ tires, balls, ............s?

    Bruce He He

    BTW, about the TS's ...............doesn't everyone have AT LEAST two TS's.
    Last edited by Bruce Shiverdecker; 02-06-2005 at 12:57 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce Shiverdecker
    ...
    BTW, about the TS's ...............doesn't everyone have AT LEAST two TS's.
    That might have explained the discrepency Bruce BUT 19,635,000 is the number of people who own table saws, not the number of table saws owned by people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Miliunas
    Kinda' funny, I think: 14.8% own a compressor, but only 5.4% own an air tool??? Isn't *anything* which attaches to the end of the hose on a compressor a tool???
    I don't know what they counted as an air compressor, but I have a little 12v jobby that sits in my camper for flat tires, blowing up air matresses, etc... It says it is an air compressor??

    Also, the discrepency between table saws and woodworkers is easily explained. I know of at least 10 carpenters that have tables saws, they wouldn't call themselves woodworkers though...

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