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Old 05-25-2009, 09:23 PM   #41
 
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:43 PM   #42
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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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Theodolite is not an archaic term... it is still used. Some brands & models are even called "Digital theodolites".

But I'm not expert on them. You may want to post here, someone may recognize it.
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Well 480 we ask you most of the time you have a good response to whats what and can find almost anything so thats why i asked , Take care
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Well 480 we ask you most of the time you have a good response to whats what and can find almost anything so thats why i asked , Take care
I tried Googling it and came up with nothing.
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who makes good quality taps?
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I keep my tools organized and for the most part clean. After a job or maybe a month or two I will take my tools home on the weekend and give them all a good cleaning.
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I get mine from Fastenal or Grainger. Never had any special problems with taps from anywhere, to be honest.
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+1 on the fastenal. we gets LOTS of hardware from them in bulk quanities. also get lots of stainless . good place. any of you guys see the trucks they sell? mostly dodges. oh yeah, i'm off today.
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Thats cool but lets be honest, they are not sharp any more and new ones would grip better. Any tools that I have from my dad or granddad do not see the job, I use them at home.

But the stuff I use everyday is disposable, they are just tools.

They are not just tools, they make your living. Without them you may as well go home. Don't get me wrong, I don't polish mine but I keep them in working order and organized. At the same time I won't use a tool improperly or treat them as disposable.
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All our test equipment has a case (besides the case it came in) many of our 15-20 year old test equipment looks better than our competitions newer stuff. hand tools I take care of. BUT IMO time is money my stuff gets bad enough to need work I replace it. Tools are made to be used and they get abused, I am an electrician not a nurse.

I do keep my tools organized and want to know where every one is before energizing any equipment. The PPE is in bags and carry cases for protection.
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I love my tools. At times I abuse them a bit. Never to the point of damaging them though. I do not understand people that have no respect for tools. I spent some time working with my father in law who is a retired engineer the other day. I was amazed at how when he was done with a tool he just dropped it on the floor.Even my flashlight. Dropped on the floor without even being turned off!! He is a realy great mechanic but his tool "pile" in his garage amazes me. I don't know how he ever finds anything in that rusty mess!!
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I love my tools. At times I abuse them a bit. Never to the point of damaging them though. I do not understand people that have no respect for tools. I spent some time working with my father in law who is a retired engineer the other day. I was amazed at how when he was done with a tool he just dropped it on the floor.Even my flashlight. Dropped on the floor without even being turned off!! He is a realy great mechanic but his tool "pile" in his garage amazes me. I don't know how he ever finds anything in that rusty mess!!
i work with a few tool abusers. they like to take my tools and abuse them and not give them back or if they break they say "sorry"

i ordered the veto pro pack XL and it will be shipped june 17th (it was backordered everywhere) hopefully that will keep there dirty paws off of my tools
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i work with a few tool abusers. they like to take my tools and abuse them and not give them back or if they break they say "sorry".........
I hate those types. Feel they have no obligation to replace or repair what they lose/destroy/bust. I'll give a person the benefit of the doubt the first go-around, but if it comes back with anything other than expected W&T, my tools are then totally, utterly and completely off-limits to them. At this point, I don't care if they want to use my cell phone to call an ambulance because they're having a heart attack.... send them a postcard for all I care.
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I hate those types. Feel they have no obligation to replace or repair what they lose/destroy/bust. I'll give a person the benefit of the doubt the first go-around, but if it comes back with anything other than expected W&T, my tools are then totally, utterly and completely off-limits to them. At this point, I don't care if they want to use my cell phone to call an ambulance because they're having a heart attack.... send them a postcard for all I care.
one guy borrowed my dikes and cut a live wire and blew them apart. i didnt see a replacement and its been 2 years needless to say hes on the list of people not to trust with my tools
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one guy borrowed my dikes and cut a live wire and blew them apart. i didnt see a replacement and its been 2 years needless to say hes on the list of people not to trust with my tools
I'd hate to add up the cost of replacements I've had to buy 'cause of those who trash my tools.

Offhand, I can think of numerous pliers/screwdrivers/linesmans, but battery chargers, lazer levels, fishtapes, etc. gets kinda pricey.

The kid who dropped my lazer level off a 16' ladder 9 years ago I still see on occasion. I haven't let him forget it.
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I'd hate to add up the cost of replacements I've had to buy 'cause of those who trash my tools.

Offhand, I can think of numerous pliers/screwdrivers/linesmans, but battery chargers, lazer levels, fishtapes, etc. gets kinda pricey.

The kid who dropped my lazer level off a 16' ladder 9 years ago I still see on occasion. I haven't let him forget it.
i understand accidents happen sometimes i let my unexperienced helper borrow a flashlight and he might drop it and break the bulb or whatever that doesnt bother me. i understand how you feel about fish tapes. ive seen them come 250' or so and in a few months theres 20, 10 foot long pieces of snake. i usually keep the higher priced items in my hands only so i have no one to blame but myself if they break

how do they break battery chargers?
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i work with a few tool abusers. they like to take my tools and abuse them and not give them back or if they break they say "sorry"
I have a job coming up and I need some help. Bring all the best tools that you have.
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I have a job coming up and I need some help. Bring all the best tools that you have.
no problem i want a fully stocked van and 50 dollars an hour and a helper that i dont have to babysit
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no problem i want a fully stocked van and 50 dollars an hour and a helper that i dont have to babysit

Ummm...yeeeaaahhhhhh....oookkkaay. No problem.
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no problem i want a fully stocked van and 50 dollars an hour and a helper that i dont have to babysit
I just want you to help me for a day so I can ruin all your tools.
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