I'm sure this doesn't apply to all the girlies here so you can all sit back and giggle at us lads. Ok... The question is what tool, gadget or whatever did you own for a while before you found out you were using it wrong or it can do something else that is useful? I'll start with my best examples:- 1. I bought a new, top of the line phone. All the bells and whistes... $300... and I was clever enough to refuse that overpriced insurance the fekkers try to sell you. Comes with this nifty belt clip that you just push the phone into and it's in. Push the little tab at the top and it jumps into your hand. I noticed this little design flaw though... When the phone was tapped quite gently on the bottom it came flying out of the clip. No probs... Just be careful. Well, I was cleaning my garden pond one day and the butt of the rake hit the bottom of the phone "quite gently". I got it out really quick but it was f$cked. I waltzed into the store expecting to get a new one for free due to the design flaw. The conversation went like this: Me: I'd like to return this phone and while I'm at it I'm going to demo the design flaw in it that made this necessary: Him: Go on... Me, (demonstrating how I clip it in and how a gentle tap can knock it out): There see that, a little tap like that and it falls right out... and it fell in my pond. Him: Errr... You're putting it in the wrong way around... Me: [Unintelligible] 2. Have this cool multifunction table saw. It has additional mounts for a belt sander, drill press, router and jigsaw. I also have a nice 10" mitre saw which is great for cutting angles but only in wood 7" wide or less. Over the last two years I've done several projects where I have cut angles on wood wider than 7" using the miter saw and a lot of effort lining it up right. While flipping through the table saw manual looking for something else I found out that one of this little "fitting thingies" that I wasn't using because I thought it was for something else was for guiding long angle cuts against the gate!!!