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68F100
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From: Fort Madison, Iowa USA - United We Stand
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posted 09-23-2002 11:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
but I don't like paying for them. Oh well, I guess the joy of owning tools outweighs the price tag. Along with my music shopping spree (explained in Sam's Place), I went and bought some new tools.

Got some nice crescent wrenches, a nice sturdy torpedo level (as I seem to drop them from insane heights), another set of Klein screwdrivers...broke the tip off of one and then destroyed it using it as a chisel, and lost one in a machine(don't eat any hot dogs for about a month, trust me).

Bought an awesome tape measure(broke two of them in the last month). It has a magnetic tip. Handy for measuring in my field. It even picks up tools that have been dropped. I tried it on a large allen wrench set which is pretty heavy and it picked it up!

Just thought I'd share

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Dave Witthoeft
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posted 09-24-2002 02:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Witthoeft   Click Here to Email Dave Witthoeft     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Cool! What kind of Tape did you get? The magnet sounds slick.

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beachbum
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posted 09-24-2002 12:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have a friend of mine who is a genuine millionaire and acts just like an everyday guy except with more nerve. He goes to garage sales and flea markets all the time and buys old Craftsman tools and then takes them back to Sears to exchange them for new ones. He has been doing this for years and has tool boxes and tools that look like a Craftsman display in a store. Just recently he bought a garage full of tools and is in the process of exchanging them. He is very generous with his tools though, will let you use anything, anytime you want.

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Ken
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posted 09-24-2002 01:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ken   Click Here to Email Ken     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by beachbum:
He goes to garage sales and flea markets all the time and buys old Craftsman tools and then takes them back to Sears to exchange them for new ones.

Now theres an idea

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68F100
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posted 09-24-2002 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100   Click Here to Email 68F100     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Dave Witthoeft:
Cool! What kind of Tape did you get? The magnet sounds slick.


It's a Maggrip by Komelon USA(which is misleading). Seems it's an American company, but the thing is made in Korea.

It's still pretty handy though.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 09-25-2002 07:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by beachbum:
Have a friend of mine who is a genuine millionaire and acts just like an everyday guy except with more nerve. He goes to garage sales and flea markets all the time and buys old Craftsman tools and then takes them back to Sears to exchange them for new ones.

He should keep the old stuff. A lot of it is a heck of a lot better than the new!

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beachbum
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posted 09-25-2002 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
[QUOTE]Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
[B] He should keep the old stuff. A lot of it is a heck of a lot better than the new!

Yeah you are right, I have some old open end wrenches in my tool box that are older than I am [64] that my Father in law gave me years ago and they were old when he gave them to me. Really heavy duty thick metal, and I still use them today at times.

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Primetime
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posted 10-19-2002 09:21 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Primetime   Click Here to Email Primetime     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yeah, I've been raiding yard sales for years.
Both sons have their own sets of toos that i've traded in from yard sales.
Best are the little old ladies who've husbands have passed......I know sounds kinda unfair. I've gotten some great deals and these ladies have picked up some extra cash.
BTW, Home Depot and Lowes now have a trade in policy, Any lifetime warranty is honored. You can take a Craftsman to HD and get a new Snap-On (Husky) for free. I like the Husky tools too, they have a thinner profile open end wrench that I love.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 10-19-2002 05:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Really? I'll see if they'll take my worn out pair of True-Craft vise grips.

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beachbum
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posted 11-14-2002 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
BTW, Home Depot and Lowes now have a trade in policy, Any lifetime warranty is honored. You can take a Craftsman to HD and get a new Snap-On (Husky) for free. I like the Husky tools too, they have a thinner profile open end wrench that I love.[/B][/QUOTE]

Thanks for the info, have a Lowes and Home Depot near by and am sure my friend will be glad to hear that also, as am sure the local Sears is getting kind of tired of him trading in tools all the time. Besides as you say Snap-On tools [Husky] are excellent and they feel good in the hands as I have a lot of those.

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beachbum
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posted 11-14-2002 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for beachbum     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Sorry, double posted

[This message has been edited by beachbum (edited 11-14-2002).]

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