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Old 12-31-2011, 01:06 PM   #16
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I really don't want to post a picture of all my tools, it is too easy for the sleazy thieves to find out where a person lives.
Well stated, jiju. My friend (a landlord/real estate agent) just had $16,000 worth of tools stolen from a storage unit. He had stored them temporarily in units he personally owned as he was in the middle of moving to a newer house. Thieves seem to find a way.......

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Well stated, jiju. My friend (a landlord/real estate agent) just had $16,000 worth of tools stolen from a storage unit. He had stored them temporarily in units he personally owned as he was in the middle of moving to a newer house. Thieves seem to find a way.......
Fricking thieves are always watching it seems.
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yah i have a strong hatred for tool theives..

as for makita, they make some of the best cordless gear available but you gotta go with the green makita instead of the white stuff.. the white gear is more homeowner grade
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yah i have a strong hatred for tool theives..

as for makita, they make some of the best cordless gear available but you gotta go with the green makita instead of the white stuff.. the white gear is more homeowner grade
My 12" slider is from Makita is green.
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Well, in the circle I run in, I'd say I'm in the top 3.
HAHAHAHHAHAHA my uncle that's a contractor for 30 years used not even a quarter of those tools. he called them money choppers ( I think that's why he doesn't finish work fast) :D
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I really don't want to post a picture of all my tools, it is too easy for the sleazy thieves to find out where a person lives.
I'm a thief of my wife's good tasting cookies. Hope my wife isn't a member on this website or else i'm gonna be caught red-handed.
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well that sorta theivery is completed called for though.. gotta steal cookies
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Why would you ever need that many tools? You should sell them to someone looking to start a woodworking business. Could probably make a decent amount of cash on things you will never be able to all use.
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I have a big collection of nail guns too.--I need extras for the crew when there is one--

And ,frankly, I use my tools to death--when they get replaced I couldn't sell them with a clear conscience.

I keep the old ones as back ups and give plenty away. I gave two old table saws away last year.

I have eight different guns hanging in my truck at all times--looks like a pawn shop---Mike--
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mikes pretty much right, contractors who supply the tools to their trademan need several of just about everything based on the type of work they do. you cant own one circular saw and have 3 crews of 4 carpenters framing houses and expect production.. its a matter of keeping things flowing

the company i work for has 8 of us, the gc has 2 or 3 of every power tool which he supplies.. plus of an 8 man crew 4 of us have all of our own power tools. its a matter of money, if you call yourself a carpenter you gotta have the gear to do the work.. if you dont have gear and call yourself a carpenter your just a carpenters helper
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That is so true---years back I worked for a contractor who supplied tools---But I like mine better so I brought my favorites---

He liked some of mine better than his own --That is a great way to find out what tools work well and what the short comings are---

My helpers have all built a tool collection and learned what to buy or avoid by my choices.

A funny one---I picked up a Bostich brad gun on sale--I hated that thing--trouble from day one--

I dropped by my new helpers house to give him a hand with something----He had a new Bostich brad gun still in the box---He said he bought it because he knew I had one.

It misfired on the first stick of nails-----He returned it and bought something else.
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I keep the old ones as back ups and give plenty away. I gave two old table saws away last year.
Yep, that was me. One of the saws is in my garage, all shined-up and pretty. I even went as far as using polishing compound on the table after I ground/sanded the tarnish off of it.

The second saw was passed-on to a friend. Who has-used/is-using it to make cabinets in the 3-car garage of his new(er) house. The saws are living a good life, and are eternally thankful to not be put out to pasture. Thanks again.
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Why would you ever need that many tools?
Need them?
Why do I gotta have a silly reason like that to buy tools!!
I have 2 or 3 (ok sometimes 10) of almost everything.
6 cordless drills, 6 circular saws, 5 reciprocating saws, 4 routers, but hey I do only have two unisaws!
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its ok fixit, i only have one truck to carry my tools around in... but when im ready to trim out an entire house solo.. the gc swings by my place and will load up my table saw, mitre saw, the stands and table router.. this way i still have space for 4 cordless drills, 4 nailers, 2 routers, 2 sanders, 200ft of air hose, 200 ft of extension chords. work table, compressor. 2 tool boxes of hand tools, 3 containers of every fastener i will need
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speaking of thieves.....I had a situation where they were coming through the window in the garage. I thought I was just misplacing my tools, until I noticed the sawdust around the window sill was full of hand prints. So I took a 3 ft piece of plywood and my handy air nailer, and put in a few dozen nails, making sure to space them out accordingly. I then took my mini tool and gave each nail a sharpening. (I found it to be a good exercise in patience and planning.) I then placed the plywood under the window opening in the garage. It took a few days till I got any results. The board had been moved, and some red colouring had been added. Needless to say I have never had any more missing tools.
A lawyer friend of mine told me it is illegal to set a trap for potential thieves, but not illegal to leave crap laying around your shop

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