At the old house when I built the shed I cut through the cord to my Skill saw. It really wasn’t the big deal I always thought cutting through a cord would be, just a ‘pop!’ and then no power to the saw. Easy fix though, I just soldered the ends together and using tape and shrink tubing, fixed it up. It’s still in use today…
On the other had, the poor tape above isn’t going to make it. From the same era as the saw, the green tape suffered a little bit of time under the blade of said saw while building the shed at the ‘new’ house. I was ripping a piece of siding lengthwise, using 2 x 4′s to keep from cutting my impromptu table and somehow it got under there. It wasn’t until I had finished the cut and looked under there did I realize what the green shavings were that had come up from under the siding.
Lucky for me a neighbor was selling a whole slew of tapes for super cheap at his garage sale a few weeks ago. I bought them all, just in case.
And on another topic;
How does this happen? The workbench was clean two days ago!