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Clod    Posted 10-12-2003 at 11:54:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
There are now four young guys..25 to 30 year old guys working where I am at the boats..None brought tools except for maybe big hammers or a welding hood.Not even pliers or screwdriver.But they like to show me how to work on things with my tools.Several have been broken or lost.When they get through ,Mostly they throw them down where they finsh ..So evenings I pick up my tools.A few days later one will ask where the big breaker handle was he left on the boat deck..After a tool remains out of my possesion awhile it becomes company property.Because it has been there awhile and not in my van.These guys all own new trucks so I jump off the equipment with my van and heavy duty jumpers..They test for connection by popping the jumper connectors together for sparks..I said .Hello..Dont do that,you can pop my alt diodes..The boat skipper says I never had that happen before with me..I says.Well everything here has an alt. out..Do you wonder why?No,They do not wonder why.One guy who has never owned a mutimeter in his life grabbed mine to show me how to check 220 VAC..He had it set on 20 volts and blowed it..They always say..They must not be high quality to be so delicate.These people will soon be navigateing a river or the Gulf..Watch for them..If you are in a boat,,give them plenty of leeway.

Jet9N    Posted 10-12-2003 at 16:02:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Experience has taught me that the only people that
can borrow my tools are those that OWN tools. They
will respect them. No one owns everything they
might need, this is when you borrow or lend to
another tool OWNER.



Preacher Ron/PA    Posted 10-12-2003 at 13:47:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
I learned years ago, not to lay any tools down, I've p!ssed of alot of bosses, but none but one have ever offered to replace my lost or damaged tools!
I learned a great respect for tools from my grandfather and my father, no one ever loaned me a tool until I proved myself worthy of borrowing it, or able to replace it.
I have a brother that can take any tool I have without asking, and a brother that couldn't borrow a life vest in a hurricane.
Clod I'm thinkin that after 1 hour and 2 beers , you'd have a key to my shop!!LOL!!

Clod    Posted 10-12-2003 at 14:07:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey Ron..I would take real good care.. I love tools of all kinds..I guess that is why I like Lenore..She likes tools too.Has her own tools and never ask a man for help.I have a nephew who used to loose all my Craftsman tools,,Just tossed them down where he was working.Now he is a big job electrician and has several hundred dollars in tools..He keeps his locked up all the time now..The value comes when you pay for those tools.Those big combination wrenches can run twenty bucks each..If I ever hit it big I will buy all the better brands just for duplicates..But I have not bought many Snap on tools..They cost too much to risk looseing.Jobs are often fun if you got all the tools you need in reach .You ever heard of Smithville PA..???My pal here comes from nearby there.

~Lenore    Posted 10-12-2003 at 13:59:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes Ron and all your tools would be safe.
He would have you some shelves and racks built
and have them all oraganized for you! ;-)

newgen    Posted 10-12-2003 at 20:42:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm a bit of a slob about everything but my tools and equipment. My toolbox is organized to the gills and all tools are cleaned before being put away. I get real testy with my help when they don't respect them. Also I can count on one hand the times any of my tractors or other equipment sits outside in a years time. And if you two get that tool store I'll be a good customer!!

Clod    Posted 10-12-2003 at 14:10:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lenore likes to go to the big hardware stores and look at electric drills and tools.We plan on buying a big tool store if we win a lottery.

toolman    Posted 10-12-2003 at 12:01:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
hi clod ,nice to hear from you again,one thing i learned along time ago was to not lend my tools anymore they cost too much to replace and when you need them they are either not there or broke and guess what nobody ever broke them hmm must a been me ya right, so i quit told them i makes a livin with tools if i don,t have them then i can,t make a livin. they got used to it eventually. and when they started buyin their own i think they understood.

Clod    Posted 10-12-2003 at 12:07:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Surprized to see you was sitting there toolmal. Yes these guys likely have a few tools at home but plan for me to furnish them..I need tools to do my job so I put a big box on the boat..In time the tools are with the guys and I have to go get more..The pipefitter has a habit of burning wires off my grinder,drill and break the measureing tape.. I guess they know they are at no loss for themselves if they didnt pay for them.They may treat their own tools this way..But they all make more pay than I do,,You think they could try some walmart tools out.Oh yes glad to see you too.Where is Ron PA today? Preaching?

Vic in Kenefick    Posted 10-12-2003 at 12:27:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
All my loaner tools are out. Some have been gone for over thirty years.

Clod    Posted 10-12-2003 at 13:09:44       [Reply]  [No Email]
Funny how it works,,If they are loaned out long,,The guys think they belong to them in time.

bill b va    Posted 10-12-2003 at 16:19:36       [Reply]  [No Email]

clod.... when someone wants to borrow my tools i tell them i would rather lend out my wife . guarantee i will get her back .

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