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Old 02-29-2020, 11:59 PM   #1
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What are people using to put ID's on their tool bag? I see that a few websites do dog tag style id's, I'm just kind of looking to keep people honest. If they want the bag they are going to take it and tear the tag off.


Ideas I've had are the metal tags, luggage tags with business cards, or a simple loto lock and danger tag.



I keep a Milwaukee Tick in each of my bags, but that is only good if you are in bluetooth range.
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Old 03-01-2020, 12:09 AM   #2
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I actually bought a bunch of these labels from https://tagyourgear.com/ and had my phone number and email put on them. I stick them on my bags, tool cases, even wrap them around some tools like my large crimpers and cutters that are expensive. Ironically I put one on the case of my $200 label maker and a mom at a school called me to say she found it where I was working earlier that day and called the number on the tag. That covered all the stickers 4 times over and a hand full of other times people on jobs would hand tools back to me weeks later when I returned to say they found them and knew who to give it back to. Otherwise they would have just kept them. Turns out some people are honest.
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Quick and cheesy thing would be a luggage tag with a business card in it. You could actually put ten business cards in it so they’re handy to pass out.

Edit: You already mentioned the luggage tag.

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Quick and cheesy thing would be a luggage tag with a business card in it. You could actually put ten business cards in it so they’re handy to pass out.
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Luggage tag could work, or just a pocket on the outside with a thick stack of cards in it so someone would look.
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Be sure to mark it on the inside. If it gets stolen & they’ll always remove the outer tag but may be too lazy to look inside for a label.
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Nobody steals my Bosch tools when I put them in a DeWalt bag.
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Just kidding.
How do you like the line?
I was working with another guy who had Milwaukee cordless and I kept mistaking his from mine. I'm going to have to spray paint them or something because I couldn't tell the difference if not paying close attention.

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Just kidding.
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I was working with another guy who had Milwaukee cordless and I kept mistaking his from mine. I'm going to have to spray paint them or something because I couldn't tell the difference if not paying close attention.

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Petsmart dog id vending machine tag pop riveted to the bag.
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I'm trying to do three bags as of right now. Veto Pro Pac, Tech-LC, and TP4B


So I'm going to do three fold.



1) Lock out lock with tag on every bag.
2) A milwaukee tick in every bag
3) I found these custom dog chain key tags online for $4 each.


Since they are all hard bottom I'm wondering if I should engrave the bottom of them with my name and drivers license number like I do all my power tools.
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Since they are all hard bottom I'm wondering if I should engrave the bottom of them with my name and drivers license number like I do all my power tools.
I would not use your driver's license number, it's possible for someone to make mischief with that. Why not just put your phone number.

I like the idea of a lockout tag, you could print your own REWARD IF FOUND tag, laminate it and put a grommet in it.
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I would not use your driver's license number, it's possible for someone to make mischief with that. Why not just put your phone number.

I like the idea of a lockout tag, you could print your own REWARD IF FOUND tag, laminate it and put a grommet in it.
Meanwhile my dad used to engrave his SIN(canadian SSN) number into tools when he was younger....

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I'm trying to do three bags as of right now. Veto Pro Pac, Tech-LC, and TP4B


So I'm going to do three fold.



1) Lock out lock with tag on every bag.
2) A milwaukee tick in every bag
3) I found these custom dog chain key tags online for $4 each.


Since they are all hard bottom I'm wondering if I should engrave the bottom of them with my name and drivers license number like I do all my power tools.
Pop rivet those tags to the bottom of the bags, unless you were looking for it you'd not know they were there.
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I'm trying to do three bags as of right now. Veto Pro Pac, Tech-LC, and TP4B.
If you buy those Veto bags from Techtoolsupply.com you can get engraved tags to go with each bag for free. They normally have pretty competitive prices too. I’ve bought just about every Veto I have from them.
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