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Old 08-26-2014, 08:45 AM   #1
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Am I the only one or does anyone else have this problem.
I hate to tell good friends or family NO when I'm asked if they can borrow something. My future son in law asked to borrow my new pressure washer and when I finally got it back it is a mess. Leaking gas, very hard to start.

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Old 08-26-2014, 09:04 AM   #2
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It is uncomfortable but friends are hard to come by and family you have to live with forever. I would ask him what happened and mention that there was a problem with it when you got it back. That way he gets the message to be more careful. Make sure you get him to loan you something or do some work for you in trade soon or he will think you are a pushover. Not so funny when they have to repay the debt but it should be soon before he wants another tool to loan.

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No, I do not loan my tools out. If requested, my reply is that $100 cash deposit is required.
Not being a jerk about this, but my tools are my living
Caught several maintenance techs dipping into my toolbag at work, was not a happy day for them.
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I get asked alot..... and I have either cheapy (HF) or old backups for most tools........
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I keep a few second class tools around as loaners, But just like Gregg, I make them leave a replacement deposit, or sign a contract that if it ain't returned in as good a condition as it was when they borrowed it. they will buy me a new one.

Have been called many colorful things, but I do not give a HANG.

My tools are all needed by me or they would not be on my property.

They might hang on their hook for years before I touch them again, but I have them.

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Old 08-26-2014, 10:10 AM   #6
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One reason why I usually BUY tools needed for a job. I rarely ask to borrow tools, but, if I do, I return them immediately. I buy them (which isn't really cost effective) so I don't have to trouble anyone with borrowing, but, it keeps friendships intact.

Nothing more frustrating than loaning out a tool and it doesn't get returned in a timely manner. I loaned my garden pump sprayer to a neighbor to remove wallpaper and she NEVER returned it. It wouldn't have been such a big deal, but, it was an expensive one I used for paper removal. Anyhow, two years later she asked me to paint her kitchen and I found it tucked away in a cabinet so I gobbled it up before she threw it away or something.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:26 AM   #7
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Not a professional, so sure. I like to think that I only surround myself with respectful responsible people, who if they did break my tool would replace it. If I learned that weren't the case, it was well worth the cost of the tool to get them the eff out of my life.
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Want to add to my earlier statement, cannot find an edit button, so I add it here.

I have loaned out my tools, but they stayed in my hand the entire time, then they went home with me.


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I don't usually loan tools. The last time I did, I loaned my daughter's boyfriend a very expensive floor jack supposedly to work on her car. Found out he took it to his friend's house 60 miles away and it took three weeks to get it back. Never again. As far as my trade tools, it is plain NO. I would rather do the work free for a friend. Thing is, none of my friends ever ask me to work for free. Even my sister told me that if she couldn't pay me, she would get someone else.
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I always make it a point to treat others tools as good or better than I treat my own.. In fact, I usually treat them much better..

My friend lets me use his 3pt rototiller ($2000 new) when I use the tractor to till up my food plot and garden.. I always make it a point to return it to him washed and cleaned even if he have it to me dirty.

He let me use his chainsaw.. I spent an hour taking it apart and cleaning out the oiling holes and chain guides.. Blew out the air filter and the engine fins, filled it up with the same oil he uses and gave him a fresh tank of gas.

I borrow his stuff all the time and treat it as if it was the last one on the planet. And if I damage it, (has never happened), I would give him the choice of repair or replace.

A few years ago I told him I had a lousy bow hunting season and it seemed that all the potential shots were just out of my effective kill zone so I came back empty, he came over with his highly customized deer hunting shotgun and dropped it off for gun season..

People don't give a rats behind about other people's stuff and that's why you see so many problems. Its a simple thing to just take care of things you borrow.

Its a fast way to lose someones respect and friendship too...
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I believe in the barter system. However none of my family will pay me or offer or it is a small amount for gas. I don't want their $$ and the LAST thing you ever want to do is haggle over $$ with family.

I did some work for my female cousin and her husband was a total jerk and azzhole. Useless as tits on a bull and that kind of guy has no useful trade skills so yeah charging him $$ would be appropriate. Otherwise using the barter system is better diplomatically.
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I just can't spare my tools,so I seldom lend them out---I do have a couple of friends that I make an exception for---

They treat my tools better than I do---and return them promptly---some times I'll drop by to do the work instead---

One friend wanted to borrow my multi-tool---so I bought him one as a gift---He's a good friend.
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Mike, can I borrow your truck?????
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