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Old 05-25-2009, 07:32 PM   #21
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Organized is fine. Clean is just weird. Unless mine get heavy grease or lots of mud on them, you'd never catch me cleaning tools. That sounds like a spectacular waste of time. If you have that sort of spare time, and you like to clean your tools, more power to you.
thats pretty much the way i am. there is one plant i work in that by noon everything you have used is covered in grease, wipe off the worst of it with a rag at the end of the day and give them a good wipe down at the end of the job.

you have to keep them clean enough to do office work, i have seen office people get commpletly stupid over fingerprints.

as far as sharpening bits ive been known to put one on the grinder if im in a pinch but most of the time i feel like it takes more time to sharpen them than what new one cost.
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Old 05-25-2009, 07:34 PM   #22
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Any tools that I have from my dad or granddad do not see the job, I use them at home.
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I keep them in proper operating order. I have very few company tools, so I look after my investments. As was speak I am touching up a $200 pocket knife.
what kind of knife? i mean namebrand.
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I actually do other things in between posts.

Saturday I de-thatched and planted grass in the front yard and today I turned the garden over by hand so the kids could plant.
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I actually do other things in between posts.

Saturday I de-thatched and planted grass in the front yard and today I turned the garden over by hand so the kids could plant.
That'll ruin a keyboard faster'n anything!
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I spend a LOT of money on tools and I take care of them. I don't polish them, but I don't let them stay dirty, dull or bent either.

I don't buy cheap tools, I consider good tools an investment. Sure they get broken or used to the point that they have to be replaced, but most tools last for years.

No, I am not to the point of being obsessed, but I do take care of them.
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what kind of knife? i mean namebrand.
Benchmade. They are my babies. Fine tools I use every day. The one on the left is the one I'm touching up. Darkstar 880. Made in the USA.



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I take care of my tools, but i dont really clean them. Unless I drop a tool in the mud, i dont really clean it. If im outside I take the extra second to prop up my drill rather than throwing it down to keep the dirt and junk out of the vents.

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I can't stand anyone who treats tools as disposable.
I guess you can't stand me then.

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But the stuff I use everyday is disposable, they are just tools.
Yup, I agree. They get dull and I toss then in the garbage, then I head to HD and buy some more.

Though that pair of dikes you own was due to be thrown away years ago.
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..., then I head to HD and buy some more.
I'm sorry that you have no place to buy real tools.
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I'm sorry that you have no place to buy real tools.
You can get the same crap quality klein tools at HD as you can at an electrical supply.

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I guess you can't stand me then.
I'm not talking about occasionally abusing tools. Using a screwdriver as a chisel or prybar, or making your linesman do double-duty as a hammer.

I'm talking about being so abusive to them that they can't even finish the first task they're set upon. I've seen guys take brand new fish tapes and they're completely trash after 2 or 3 pulls.

And these are the same guys who complain about 1. cheap tools and 2. can't get tools on the site.
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I'm sorry that you have no place to buy real tools.
HD is about 5 minutes from my house. I buy plain ole Klein stuff for electrical hand tools, and Stanley and Husky stuff for the rest.

Obviously if I need a Fluke meter or something special I have to go to an electrical distributor, but for run of the mill hand tools I just go to HD.
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HD is about 5 minutes from my house. I buy plain ole Klein stuff for electrical hand tools, and Stanley and Husky stuff for the rest.

Obviously if I need a Fluke meter or something special I have to go to an electrical distributor, but for run of the mill hand tools I just go to HD.
I got all my meters online... saved me a ton of money

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....., and Stanley and Husky stuff for the rest. .........
THAT explains it!
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You can get the same crap quality klein tools at HD as you can at an electrical supply.
I was more making a point. I'd rather give my money to support the supply house that supports me.
I'll deviate from that in times like a couple of months back when they were clearing a lot of their Klein stuff so I got a few things very cheap.

My main supply house does not carry Greenlee, so if I want or need anything I'll go to HD for it or drive further to another supply house.

Sears also now sells klein.
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I'm not talking about occasionally abusing tools. Using a screwdriver as a chisel or prybar, or making your linesman do double-duty as a hammer.

I'm talking about being so abusive to them that they can't even finish the first task they're set upon. I've seen guys take brand new fish tapes and they're completely trash after 2 or 3 pulls.

And these are the same guys who complain about 1. cheap tools and 2. can't get tools on the site.
Ahh...I see. You're talking about people who blatantly abuse stuff.
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I've got the transit dad bought in '57. Serial number is 13608.

Well 480 my dad had this one EAGLE NO. 36526 http://i611.photobucket.com/albums/t...1010089_01.jpg

I wonder how old it really is it was before transits they called it a Theodolite when you see 1 inch between the two horizontal cross hairs on your tape measure your 50 feet away from the plumbob hanging down on your point . Anyone know what year i never was told ?

And i always wanted to know 480 ??
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And i always wanted to know 480 ??
Phil, this is Ken. Ken, this is Phil.
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I just picked up a 940 a few months ago. First Benchmade, GREAT knife.
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