Episode 025: Information Overload

Thinking about buying a new tool?  How much have you researched your choices?  It’s the information age and there is no shortage of information.  The problem is that too much information complicates the decision-making process.  My wife says I overthink stuff.  I can’t argue with that.  I recently spent way too much time online trying to decide between a Kreg pocket hole jig and the Porter-Cable Quik Jig.

The same information overload applies to home improvement advice.  So many competing voices only adds to the confusion.  Ask three experts how to do something, you’ll likely get three different answers.  Complicating things further is the abundance of bad information online.  These are tricky waters to navigate.

Resources

 

Here are what I consider to be the most important videos in my decision-making process for purchasing a pocket hole jig.

Jay Bates Tool Talk:  Pocket Hole Jigs

Rock n H Woodshop: Kreg K4 Cabinet

WorkshopAddict: K5 Jig 1 Year follow-up

WorkshopAddict: Porter-Cable Quik Jig Review

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