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Old 12-04-2012, 08:57 PM   #1
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which tool first?

Just curious, this question was asked of me one time, I really did not have an answer.
A fellow remodel carpenter and me were enjoying some bbq and adult beverages.

He asked me, Lets pretend things were different, A bad divorce, or aliens picked you up and moved you to another state ... you did not have a single tool. Not even a screwdriver.
But you had imaginary money to buy one tool.

What would be the first tool you would buy?


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Old 12-04-2012, 09:00 PM   #2
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An alien-killing device.

Probably a set of channel locks. You can do practically anything with those.


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Old 12-04-2012, 09:21 PM   #3
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shop vac
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:44 PM   #4
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A leatherman!
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:09 PM   #5
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I've always got a pocket knife with me, which I consider a tool, so that'd be my #1 choice. After that would be needle-nosed vice-grips.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:35 PM   #6
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which tool first?

Sledge hammer.
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Old 12-12-2012, 05:52 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by rossfingal View Post
Sledge hammer.
Ayuh,... Framin' hammer was My 1st thought,...

Bein' a Carpenter asked the question,...

Personally, bein' a Mechanic, I'd probably go with a full sized set of curved jaw Vise-Grips....
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:03 AM   #8
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A pen... to sign my unemployment checks with.


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