What a Stump Grinder and Wood Chipper Can Teach
A shoe can be used to drive a nail if you have a small nail and a big enough shoe. Of course, it helps if you are trying to drive the nail into wallboard or into some very soft pine. We all know that having the right tool for the job makes the job (and life) a lot easier. How many times have you tried to do something with the wrong tool? Have you ever tried to drill a 3/8 inch hole with a 1/4 inch drill bit? It can be done sometimes if you spend enough time reaming the hole and you don't need the hole to be exactly round. What other jobs have you tried to do while using the wrong tool. Sometimes we do it because we don't have the right tool and don't want to go to the hardware store to get it and maybe we don't want to spend the money for a tool we think we may never use again. Sometimes it's as simple as we don't want to go back to the garage or tool shed to hunt for the tool we know we have. Here's the other thing to consider when you're considering using the wrong tool for the job One of the biggest things to worry about when using the wrong tool for a job is the fact that you could get hurt. I can think of more than one time when I have skinned a knuckle while trying to loosen a metric nut with a non-metric wrench. The news is full of stories involving more serious injuries when someone was using the wrong tool. I've seen people try to use a chain saw to grind a stump away. This is just asking for a serious injury. Of course, you always have the option to just let nature take its course when it comes to getting rid of stumps, brush, limbs and small logs (that is, if your wife will let you get away with it). Seriously, consider renting, borrowing or buying a new or used stump grinder or wood chipper when you need one. Bottom line: All of this analogy is to show you why trying to get rid of a stump without using a stump grinder or trying to get rid of limbs and small logs without using a wood chipper could be frustrating and dangerous.