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Re: The funny thing about tools...
Max The Magnificent   9/10/2014 3:47:04 PM
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@mhrackin: My late father-in-law was a tool collector, but HIS were cranes, bulldozers, etc! He had 4 acres of them when he died.

Good grief -- we (my mother, brother, and I) thought it was bad enough sorting out my dad's videos of black-and-white silent films when he passed -- thank goodness he didn't collect bulldozers.

On the other hand, you are lucky your father-in-law didn't collect hippopotamuses and/or rhinoceroses LOL

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mhrackin   9/10/2014 3:42:10 PM
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@max:  "Will this ever end?"  Only when EVERYTHING does.....  Tools break, wear out, or somebody makes a much better one or invents one that fills a need you didn't even know you had.  There's ALWAYS a reason for more.  It could be worse: my late father-in-law was a tool collector, but HIS were cranes, bulldozers, etc!  He had 4 acres of them when he died.

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The funny thing about tools...
Max The Magnificent   9/10/2014 3:04:25 PM
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The funny thing about tools is that you never seem to have enough of them.

I've certainly got enough that I can "make do" -- but it seems like every job I tackle I think "I could really use a ...."

Will this ever end?

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Re: Duratool tool kits
Max The Magnificent   9/10/2014 3:02:52 PM
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@mhrackin: For the stateside folks: if you have reasonable access to a Harbor Freight store...

I only just discovered that there's one in Huntsville -- I'll have to take a stroll down there one weekend...

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Max The Magnificent   9/2/2014 1:05:42 PM
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@TonyTib: I think you haven't been keeping up with the times [...] you're in Huntsville, which has a HF

I'm like the professor in Independance Day ... they don't let me out very often LOL

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TonyTib   9/2/2014 12:52:44 PM
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I just got another HF flyer with the 6" calipers for $9.99 -- but two 6" calipers is enough for me, I'm waiting until they have a great deal on 12" digital calipers.


BTW, I think you haven't been keeping up with the times; IIRC, you're in Huntsville, which has a HF (I guess links aren't allowed, so try www.harborfreight.com/al/huntsville.html ) HF has been opening a lot of stores recently; I hope they don't open too many (and then have problems).

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kfield   8/31/2014 9:47:46 AM
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You guys forgot the makeup bag!

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Max The Magnificent   8/30/2014 11:42:40 AM
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@TonyTib: I paid $10 w/coupon, so Max overspent on his callipers ($20!!!!).

1000 curses LOL. Actually, for only $20 I think these things are an amazing bargain -- I don't know how I managed with out them -- I'm constantly finding new things I need to measure...

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Max The Magnificent   8/30/2014 11:40:16 AM
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@TonyTib: ...my biggest pet peeve: no continuity beep!

I know a young lad who is just starting out in electronics -- as soon as I saw this I thought "Building a continuity tester will be a great little project for him"

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Re: Duratool tool kits
Max The Magnificent   8/30/2014 11:37:20 AM
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@mhrackin: I have the good fortune to have a store within a mile or so of my office...

I've never actually been to a HF store -- just seen their stuff online -- if I ever come to Atlanta, maybe we can go down together.

FYI I was in Atlanta airport all last Sunday on my way to Brazil -- I had to get up here in Huntsville at 5:00am, at the airport for 6:00am, flee to Atlanta at 7:00am (arrived 9:00am Eastern time), then stooged around all day waiting for my 8:00pm flight to Brazil.

I was thinking of emailing you, but I had a bunch of stuff to do. It wasn't too bad -- I splashed $50 for a 1-day pass to the Delta Sky Lounge and then happily worked away all day in their workststion area quaffing free coffee and munching free nibbles (well, "free" apart from the $50 :-)

 

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