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Old 11-11-2010, 04:58 AM   #1
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Should be getting an insurance check soon, for the tools that got stolen from my van.
I'm sure I forgot things, so I want to get the best deal possible, to cover me to make up for the things I forgot.
Looking for hand tools, SDS hammer drills, drills, porta bandsaw etc.

Edit to add: How do you guys keep your van secure from thieves?

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Should be getting an insurance check soon, for the tools that got stolen from my van.
I'm sure I forgot things, so I want to get the best deal possible, to cover me to make up for the things I forgot.
Looking for hand tools, SDS hammer drills, drills, porta bandsaw etc.

Edit to add: How do you guys keep your van secure from thieves?
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Even more,Home Depot is an invite for truck rips.Always in the police report.....Sounds like they really dusted you out!

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This will sound trite to some, but I have relationships with local tool dealers and I hate to see them go out of business because I buy something for 5% less online.

What if they go under and I need something for a job that same day?

Online shops can't get it to me in time, and even then if it is not right, there is 5 more days of waiting.
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I have had good luck with Tool-Up.
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Took my tool box, tool bag, 2 milwaukee hammer drills, right angle drill, porta bandsaw, sawzall, drill/hammer drill, battery drill/hammer drill...........

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This will sound trite to some, but I have relationships with local tool dealers and I hate to see them go out of business because I buy something for 5% less online.

What if they go under and I need something for a job that same day?

Online shops can't get it to me in time, and even then if it is not right, there is 5 more days of waiting.
I agree, to a point. I live in a pretty small area and most of the local guys can order whatever tools you want but with a two or three week lead time. If it's something I can get local, by all means I'll pay a couple extra bucks but for most of my tools it just doesn't make sense.
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I am guilty of buying some stuff online, but local is the way to go. We have a local shop that is pretty good. They do tool repair too.

If something breaks, you have someone you can go and return it.
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Check out the pawn shops. You might be able to buy your tooks back.

Dig around on ebay find a seller that has an "ebay store" see if they have multiple toolss and see if you can get a deal and break on shipping. Just be sure to dig around through the feed back from that seller.
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I'd look on flea bay and see about some deals. Maybe buy some used also. That way you can keep some of that insurance money.
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If I found a pawn shop that had my tools, he would give them back to me willingly, because he would have a .45 pointed @ his head.

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Dig around on ebay find a seller that has an "ebay store" see if they have multiple toolss and see if you can get a deal and break on shipping. Just be sure to dig around through the feed back from that seller.
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Should be getting an insurance check soon, for the tools that got stolen from my van.
I'm sure I forgot things, so I want to get the best deal possible, to cover me to make up for the things I forgot.
Looking for hand tools, SDS hammer drills, drills, porta bandsaw etc.

Edit to add: How do you guys keep your van secure from thieves?
I don't know about buying tools, but the best place to talk to a few tools is www.electriciantalk.com
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gee Eric, that hurts my feelings.

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