It used to be a truism that guns only had two enemies, politicians and rust. I think that needs to updated to include power tools.
I like power tools of all sorts. Milling machines to chain saws, they are designed to do specific jobs and do them well. I have even successfully used power tools on firearms a time or two. You don’t need a Dremel tool or a belt sander to damage a firearm, you can totally wreck one with sandpaper, a hand drill, a tap and die set, or some jeweler’s files. Like any other tool, a Dremel just lets you work faster. So you get to ruin that gun in jig time and go watch the game, too.
The image comes from Everyday, No Days Off, my latest addition to the blogroll. The title of the post comes from a friend of mine that works in a gunshop. He occasionally sees the sad results of the collision between power tools, good intentions, and firearms.
A determined soul will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.