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Old 11-22-2016, 09:51 AM   #1
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Default GIVEAWAY: Klein Tools 25 Ft. Double Hook Magnetic Tape Measure

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We are very pleased to announce that we have partnered with Klein Tools to give away their 25 Ft. Double Hook Magnetic Tape Measure to FIVE different members in a random drawing!

To enter this drawing, respond to the following question.

How do you protect your tools from loss or theft?

On December 7, 2016 we will do a random drawing from the responses in this thread to select FIVE winners.

Added Note: Responses to this thread should be limited to entering the giveaway by responding to the posted question.

The Klein Tools 25 Ft. Double Hook Magnetic Tape Measure is one in a line of innovative new tape measures from Klein Tools. These innovations, driven by jobsite research, make the tape measures easier to read and easier to operate.

This 25’ version features extra-large bold numbers, plus patent-pending bold lines every 1/8 making this new tape measure extremely easy to read, especially in dimly lit spaces. The blade also has numbers printed on both sides, reading horizontally on the front and vertically on the back, and the tape measure has a dual magnetic hook that secures easily to conduit and steel studs making the markings easily visible from above or below. The back of the blade also has a convenient Conduit Multiplier bending table for offsets and saddle bends.

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The tape measure case is also very durable with an innovative retraction speed brake that lets you control the blade return without having to touch your fingers to the blade. The enclosed design also helps prevent dirt and water from getting inside the case. The blade itself has a heavy-duty nylon coating that protects the printing.

Klein’s new tape measures are also available in 16 ft. and 30 ft. lengths, and 5m and 7.5m metric versions.

Sponsored by: Klein Tools, Inc.
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How do you protect your tools from loss or theft?
I lock my doors! (it's free)

ETA: I just watched the video. That thing is bad to the bone. We can use the back to rest it on pipe. I've needed one of them forever. Thank you Klein for doing a great job.

ETA2: I'd like to add that they should also make it without the magnets for users who don't allow magnets in certain environments.
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Old 11-22-2016, 09:58 AM   #3
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I keep track of mine every day to make sure i have them all in my bag. I have carried my tool bag for so long I can tell if it needs to be cleaned because some stuff don't belong in there, or if a few tools are missing just by the weight.

I also mark all my tools with bright green dykem metal marker.
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I either keep them with me or locked in the truck.
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I can't comment on stolen tools because I rarely work around thieves. Lost tools I can relate to since I'm ADD. I'm also a member of the T Bar Exchange Program. If I leave a tool in a suspended ceiling, I take the one someone else left behind.
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Theft is not an issue here but forgetting to pick it up on the job is a problem. Sometimes leaving it in a ceiling or an attic is a problem.

I try to check my tool bad every time I use it and see if I have the correct tools.
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Is agree ... that's a nice tape measure !

I only bring what I need to the job, and bring them back with me at the end of the day. I can pretty much tell by looking at my tool bag if something is missing too.

btw ... If I win ... I'll arrange to have you send it to Hack. We found out in a recent thread that he doesn't have a tape measure
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I either take them with me every night or lock them up in the job box.
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How do you protect your tools from loss or theft?
Everything has a place, keep everything in its place.

Also, I ALWAYS lock my doors!!!
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A place for everything, and everything in it's place. I keep my tools with me, or locked in my truck.
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All my guys have to log out & in each tool that's gets taken from shop, tool's not returned is there lost

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I used an engraver to put my initials on them.
Never had any stolen. But have lost many.
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I take them home every night, no matter how secure my client says the site is. Then they are locked up in a shed. I'm going to take it up a notch or two, and engrave them, and/or mark them with neon pink paint. The latter will help me locate them, and tends to repel most people on a site.

Looks like a pretty cool tape measure.
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Neon pink spray paint has allowed me to recover my hammer a few times. Found a carpenter with it in his pouch. I just walked up to him and removed it from the loop and walked away. Or just purchasing less than common brands. A pair of Greenlee linemans with stripping hole went missing for a few months. Was walking past the brick masons and saw them in their new coat of rust, just stooped down swiped them without breaking my stride.
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As others have said...always with me or locked in the van.
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Always keep them with me and tools leave the job at the end of the day. They usually wear out before I lose one.
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The tools are stay with me and never leave at job behind at all. no matter how good the protection is.

I put a Yellow/Green stripe tape on most of the tools but couple other tools I used flourscent pink on other tools what most common likely get swipped that slow down a bit.

screwdrivers I put a small dab of fingernail paint that useally do the trick to indentify it.

I always bring in and when get done I make a quick look to see if all my tools are there. can tell by looking or feel by weight.
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How do you protect your tools from loss or theft?
This is really a multifaceted answer to the question. I keep the majority of my tools in task specific covered toolbags, the only open top bags are my two aerial buckets and they typically go from vehicle to lift and right back again.

I take as few tools as possible into a job and pick up after myself constantly. I keep my tools secured in my vehicle or in a large gang box even in my own garage and storage facility. Loaning out tools stopped a very long time ago.

I stay aware of which tools are in what bag and know right away if anything is out of place or missing.
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I keep my tools in a specific spot in my belt. I can tell if something is missing just by looking. As for tools walking off I keep them in the gang box at night and keep an eye on them while working.
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