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on the risks and rewards of tinkering with a jigsaw.

i’m trying to finish the nesting boxes for the chicken coop and really, really need a jigsaw to finish the job but i broke the collet on my jigsaw by applying too much force on a dull blade when i was building the coop.

the tinkerer in me can’t resist taking the think apart to see if i can wrench the broken collet back together and hold a blade.

the statistician in me is trying to calculate the risk/benefit of a repair that could save me a few bucks or send lethal blades flying at any moment.

either way, odin thinks it’s awesomely cool that i even know how to take a jigsaw apart, though, i’m not sure he’s convinced i can fix it.