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Old 03-19-2019, 08:51 AM   #31
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I second the suggestion, of shopping e-bay, there are always many things there that are Ideal as a parts machine.

And see earlier my policy for lending my tools.

Only if I accompany them and am the only user of said tool.


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Old 03-19-2019, 08:55 AM   #32
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Last year, the 9 year old kid next door asked to borrow my rake so he can clean up his back yard and get his allowance from his father, whom I don't get along with very well.

After a week, I asked the kid can I have my rake back please.

He said no, he broke it.

I asked him did he get his allowance, he said yes.

I said, good, you can buy me a new rake.

He says no, he already spent the money.

I said, that's the last time I lend you anything.

He said, I won't need anything else, we're moving next month.

Moral of the story: it's worth a broken rake to get new and improved neighbors.


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Old 03-19-2019, 10:46 AM   #33
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Last year, the 9 year old kid next door asked to borrow my rake so he can clean up his back yard and get his allowance from his father, whom I don't get along with very well.

After a week, I asked the kid can I have my rake back please.

He said no, he broke it.

I asked him did he get his allowance, he said yes.

I said, good, you can buy me a new rake.

He says no, he already spent the money.

I said, that's the last time I lend you anything.

He said, I won't need anything else, we're moving next month.

Moral of the story: it's worth a broken rake to get new and improved neighbors.


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Them moving would have been more than enough compensation for the broken rake. IMHO lol

Kinda like I loaned a buddy (yeah right) an intake manifold for my 327 Chevy. He said he had one coming in a week. When I needed the intake I told him I needed the intake, he offered to sell it to me.

Moral to this story, he blew the rear end out of his Chevy and had the guts to ask me if I had one. I said yep sure do, I have a pos trac sitting right over there. He said aaaaalright. I said but you ain't getting it. He said, I see how you are. I said, I saw how you were too on the manifold, remember.
Love it, and all this was after I had helped him all night put an engine in his car for free.
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them moving would have been more than enough compensation for the broken rake. Imho lol

kinda like i loaned a buddy (yeah right) an intake manifold for my 327 chevy. He said he had one coming in a week. When i needed the intake i told him i needed the intake, he offered to sell it to me.

Moral to this story, he blew the rear end out of his chevy and had the guts to ask me if i had one. I said yep sure do, i have a pos trac sitting right over there. He said aaaaalright. I said but you ain't getting it. He said, i see how you are. I said, i saw how you were too on the manifold, remember.
Love it, and all this was after i had helped him all night put an engine in his car for free.
no good deed goes unpunished!


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My dad gave me a new in box DeWalt miter saw when he moved to his apartment. I already had a cheap Ryobi with roughly the same features so I didn’t open it. Lent the Ryobi to my BIL who returned it a year and a half later. BIL asks me to borrow it again so I just give him the DeWalt. Dad borrows the Ryobi and breaks the plastic guard off. They don’t make the guard anymore.

Now I don’t have a chop saw.
I can never comprehend people who do not promptly return borrowed tools (or anything else for that matter) and in the same condition or better than when they got it.

Years ago, my FiL loaned us his Olds Delta 88 (which he really took car of) because our car was in the shop.

During the time I had it, the heater core went out. It was nothing I did, something just wore out. I turned on the heater one morning and got enveloped in a white cloud of vapor as coolant leaked into the passenger side floor. I immediately had it repaired.

Before I returned that car, I completely detailed it myself inside and out including waxing and engine clean. Right before we got to his house (4-hour drive), I took the car through a car wash and topped off the fuel. As I handed over the keys, I told him about the heater core I had repaired and handed him the receipt for warranty purposes. He offered to reimburse me for the repair but I would not take the money.

To this day he will loan me anything he has because he know he will get it back and it will be as I got it or better.

I am also one of the very few he allows in his shop unaccompanied because he knows any tool I use will be returned precisely where I got it. He is very particular about this.
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