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  • Looking for old beat up tools

    Ok this is an odd request I know. I’m a Safety Specialist that conducts safety training on a regular base, but I have very little item to show during my presentations. What I’m looking for is some good old beat up tools that no longer work. Chiles that are mushroomed, screwdriver that is bent from being a pry bar, metal case 110v drills. My question is where can I find something like this? I have tried the pawn shop, but no dice. I did find one wooden handled screwdriver, but would love to find worst of the worst.

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    Re: Looking for old beat up tools

    EGAD,he wants my whole shop!!! Seriously, I have a few, but how do I get them to you?

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    • #3
      Re: Looking for old beat up tools

      try the local swap meet and garage sales.

      i know the swap meets out here have all that junk.

      rick.
      phoebe it is

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      • #4
        Re: Looking for old beat up tools

        Originally posted by Pipestone Kid View Post
        EGAD,he wants my whole shop!!!
        I'm always shooting for the moon. I will be more than willing to pay for shipping and some extra for your time.

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          Re: Looking for old beat up tools

          What about going to Sears and going through their return tool pile? They just throw these tools away. I'm sure theirs some damaged tools there.
          Buy cheap, buy twice.

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          • #6
            Re: Looking for old beat up tools

            Check your local news paper for garage, yard and estate sales. If you want some old rusty and beat up tools you might ask around gasoline stations that do service work. Every now and then a job requires serious abuse of a tool to get the job done. The mechanic then normally trashes the tool.

            This may seem wild but check places like Salvation Army or Goodwill thrift stores. People give them all kinds of junk and they actually end up paying to have it hauled away.

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            • #7
              Re: Looking for old beat up tools

              This one's ugly...
              The dump.
              Nobody I know hangs onto a tool thats junk for very long, goes right to the garbage.
              Not pretty, but thats where you'll find em.
              Alternatively, a scrap yard may have some.

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              • #8
                Re: Looking for old beat up tools

                This should be a fairly easy request to fill. I have started building a box of props for safety training too. When I got he OSHA 500 cert our instructor had 4 or 5 of those large plastic totes stuffed with just about anything you could imagine. I asked him after the first days class how he came to have such a fine collection of abused and/or damaged tools. He said it took a couple years but they showed up here and there.

                Anyway, I have watched the flea markets and yard sales in addition to asking guys I work with for their throw-aways. Also on the job I grab any tool (company owned, not personnel tools) that is not fit for use any longer and tag it as such. On the tag I'll write a short note to remind me of the circumstances under which the tool got abused or injured someone, etc. to refresh my memory when I'm giving a talk.
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                • #9
                  Re: Looking for old beat up tools

                  Our town has a recycling center. There is always a scrap pile of metal stuff, alot of it could be usable. I got one kid her bike there. I was there as the guy was dumping it, I asked what was wrong with it, he said nothing, just dont need it anymore.

                  Ive been meaning to go there so I will see what I can scrounge up Saturday.

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