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#6185986 - 03/13/18 05:00 AM Anyone else have an addiction to tools?
Finster Offline
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Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 8057
Loc: Fredonia, PA.
Some of you may remember the machinist chest I build and posted the build on here last year. Well, it just about overflowing. I guess I should have made it 8' tall with a ladder? wink This is just machinist tooling and does not count my wood shop which is so crammed with wood working tools and machinery that if I buy another machine, it will become storage instead of a shop. eek Not to mention all of the wood working hand tools. Then there are the daily regular hand tools and automotive tools. Wrenches, grinders, screw drivers, channel locks, drills, clamps and the like. That list goes on forever. Specialty automotive tooling? Yup, got some of it. I used to be a plumbers helper, have plenty of plumbing tools. Carpentry tooling? Loads of it. Very little is cheap, junk tooling. I believe in buying the very best I can afford. crazy My wife looks on, shakes her head and at least at this point, has given up asking what things cost since she has never gotten a direct answer anyway. I figured out pretty quick that when asked what something costs, the correct answer is to tell her how much I saved because I got it at a bargain. wink I think I have a problem? grin The major problem I see with it all is that very often, I don't have the right tool for the job! Anyone else coping with this affliction? whistle
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#6186015 - 03/13/18 05:49 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
NebrCatMan Offline
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Registered: 02/08/12
Posts: 1275
Loc: SE NEBRASKA
Not me.... lost more tools it seems than I now own. But I am a welder, like to tinker in the shop. Think I could build almost anything with just my welders, chop saw, side grinders and torch. Maybe a square and level.... use them once in a while. LOL!
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#6186018 - 03/13/18 05:57 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
pcr2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 11451
Loc: potter co. p.a.
i have everything my dad and grampa and there descendants have brought here since the 1880's.i'm still trying to figure out what's all here and what some things are even for.
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#6186026 - 03/13/18 06:09 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
Wright Brothers Online   content
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 1696
Loc: Pa
I have so many, when I get mad I throw some in the river and then I feel better.
(inside joke)

PCR I might be able to ID some of the oldies.
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#6186040 - 03/13/18 06:33 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
racerboy108 Offline
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Registered: 12/03/08
Posts: 3751
Loc: Perham Minnesota 54
I have same problem and it appears I passed the gene on to my son.

At age 17 he already has a commercial grade air compressor, Lincoln mig welder, Lincoln tig welder,
Grinder with stand, roll cabinet full of tools including specialty tools.

His plan next is for a plasma cutter.

The kid is smart with money not wasting it partying or on junk. Buying quality tools that will last him years.

I had to move my woodworking stuff to the garage so as he says he needs more room in the shop. Lol

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#6186075 - 03/13/18 07:16 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
west river rogue Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 2485
Loc: Philippines,,ohio
nope,tim the toolman taylor turned me off.
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#6186080 - 03/13/18 07:19 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
madcotrappwr Offline
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Registered: 01/04/12
Posts: 13623
Loc: central ohio
I got a bunch.
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#6186088 - 03/13/18 07:25 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
Law Dog Offline
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Registered: 12/11/10
Posts: 13254
Loc: Central, SD
I surprise myself with what I can find when I need it but I have a bunch.
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#6186097 - 03/13/18 07:29 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Law Dog]
Finster Offline
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Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 8057
Loc: Fredonia, PA.
Originally Posted By: Law Dog
I surprise myself with what I can find when I need it but I have a bunch.
Yep, every once in awhile I find a tool I forgot I even owned. laugh
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#6186098 - 03/13/18 07:30 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
lee steinmeyer Offline
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Registered: 10/28/11
Posts: 7515
Loc: Wheaton Ks
Can't work without them! I got loads of specialized tools, some big and small, and lots of stuff I had to build! Some I haven't used in quite awhile, like english wheel, shrinker/streatcher, planisher,roll former, and some others that I used back when I was building hot rods. Now days, it's just stuff to build my products. Just can't have too many tools!
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#6186099 - 03/13/18 07:31 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
harleydparts Offline
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Registered: 04/16/13
Posts: 1646
Loc: east TN, USA
Typical Beemer rider, got it backwards again. You don't have to many tools, your shop is to small! Geez, do I have to do all the thinking around here?
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#6186106 - 03/13/18 07:38 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
FlyinFinn Offline
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Registered: 11/18/12
Posts: 9782
Loc: MN
4 pound sledge , cresent wrench and (This word is unacceptable on Trapperman) file. Buying a chisel someday.

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#6186117 - 03/13/18 07:45 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: harleydparts]
pcr2 Offline
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Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 11451
Loc: potter co. p.a.
Originally Posted By: harleydparts
Typical Beemer rider, got it backwards again. You don't have to many tools, your shop is to small! Geez, do I have to do all the thinking around here?


I like the way you think Harley. second only to the "its a lazy man that can't take the time to find the wife a second job." grin
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#6186135 - 03/13/18 07:54 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
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Registered: 12/31/06
Posts: 19528
Loc: Minnesota
"Tell her what you saved" that was Great!
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#6186137 - 03/13/18 07:55 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: pcr2]
Finster Offline
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Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 8057
Loc: Fredonia, PA.
Originally Posted By: pcr2
Originally Posted By: harleydparts
Typical Beemer rider, got it backwards again. You don't have to many tools, your shop is to small! Geez, do I have to do all the thinking around here?


I like the way you think Harley. second only to the "its a lazy man that can't take the time to find the wife a second job." grin
She has a second job! I'm trying to find her a third. After all, she just lays around sleeping 8 hours a day! grin


Edited by Finster (03/13/18 08:19 AM)
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#6186142 - 03/13/18 07:57 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: harleydparts]
Finster Offline
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Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 8057
Loc: Fredonia, PA.
Originally Posted By: harleydparts
Typical Beemer rider, got it backwards again. You don't have to many tools, your shop is to small! Geez, do I have to do all the thinking around here?
Riding Harleys I'm sure you have a big shop and need the room to park all of those broken down bikes. Riding a Beemer, all I need is a parking spot. grin
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#6186157 - 03/13/18 08:09 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
WVCritter Offline
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Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 30
Loc: West Virginia
I love tools. I worked as a maintenance mechanic/repair technician for almost 40 years. I still have my first set of tools I bought as a teenager. In the last few years, I've been collecting old wood working tools. I have some old spoke shaves, planes, hand crank drills and scrapers that I use.
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#6186167 - 03/13/18 08:25 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
Birch Tree Offline
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Registered: 01/17/17
Posts: 1062
Loc: Wright county, Minnesota
I can't look at tool catalogs anymore and I have to pace myself in a store, it is too hard to decide what to spend my limited budget on, tools, traps, guns, fishing stuff, boat stuff, woodworking tools/machinery and I still want to get a Bridgeport someday! Now I buy what I need for the job as it comes up and the wife never says anything about it that way.
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#6186219 - 03/13/18 09:01 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Birch Tree]
Finster Offline
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Registered: 03/13/13
Posts: 8057
Loc: Fredonia, PA.
Originally Posted By: Birch Tree
I can't look at tool catalogs anymore and I have to pace myself in a store, it is too hard to decide what to spend my limited budget on, tools, traps, guns, fishing stuff, boat stuff, woodworking tools/machinery and I still want to get a Bridgeport someday! Now I buy what I need for the job as it comes up and the wife never says anything about it that way.
Well then, you need a job that would require a Bridgeport! See, I'm a problem solver, it's what I do. wink
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#6186227 - 03/13/18 09:10 AM Re: Anyone else have an addiction to tools? [Re: Finster]
Kart29 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/07
Posts: 1215
Loc: Hancock Co., Indiana
I definitely have a tool addiction. Tools cost a lot of money. But the money I have saved by having the right tool to do my own repairs has more than paid for the tools over time.
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