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    Do any of you have tools you don't use any more but can't part with them? I looked at some pipe wrenches on the shelf in my garage today and my elbows started to hurt. Still once I get rid of the wrenches it will be like I am closing a chapter of my life.



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    Re: Retired Tools

    Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
    Do any of you have tools you don't use any more but can't part with them? I looked at some pipe wrenches on the shelf in my garage today and my elbows started to hurt. Still once I get rid of the wrenches it will be like I am closing a chaoter of my life.



    Mark
    This hits too close to home! Want a back Hoe ? only 1800 hrs . Motor home
    around 18,000 miles. 3 containers full of tools,shop and home garage full. Please take them all.
    And You can keep the wrenches.
    I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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    • #3
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      Originally posted by toolaholic View Post
      This hits too close to home! Want a back Hoe ? only 1800 hrs . Motor home
      around 18,000 miles. 3 containers full of tools,shop and home garage full. Please take them all.
      And You can keep the wrenches.
      Now your talking, I can trade you my Case 70+4 with a 7' digging bar and a backhoe for your standard backhoe. I'll even throw in the 3-axle 26' equipment trailer. I never liked the way I had to ride it off the trailer anyways.

      Mark
      "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

      I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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      • #4
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        you sure you don't need a scissor lift or a ditch witch.

        don't get me started

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
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          I consider selling or getting rid of tools to be a moral crime. I fully intend to die with so many tools that it will take the better part of a year for anyone to sort them out. Yes, I do need 9 sawzalls.

          Sometimes when I'm feeling depressed, I go out to the barn, sit down on a stool and survey the vast collection of tools I have aquired over the years. They bring back fond memories.
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          • #6
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            Originally posted by ToUtahNow View Post
            Now your talking, I can trade you my Case 70+4 with a 7' digging bar and a backhoe for your standard backhoe. I'll even throw in the 3-axle 26' equipment trailer. I never liked the way I had to ride it off the trailer anyways.

            Mark
            Your on, My wife will be THRILLED!
            I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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            • #7
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              A couple of years ago we moved to a new shop. While moving I found a few things in dusty corners from the days of my father. Donated a lead pot (still in working condition) complete with burner and hoses to the union hall's wall of fame. Still got a few wrenches eligible for Social Security.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
                A couple of years ago we moved to a new shop. While moving I found a few things in dusty corners from the days of my father. Donated a lead pot (still in working condition) complete with burner and hoses to the union hall's wall of fame. Still got a few wrenches eligible for Social Security.
                That was a wonderful thing to do,with the lead tools. Your Dad lives on for ever!
                I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                • #9
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                  By the way, did anyone notice the 48" wrench is missing the last couple of inches of the handle? I wonder what they would say about a warranty exchange on a 30-year old abused wrench?

                  Mark
                  "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

                  I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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                  • #10
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                    I don't have any "retired tools", but some of them have been on vacation for one heckuva long time!

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                    • #11
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                      I have boxes of Diesel and Hydraulic service tools from when I worked on Forklifts and heavy equipment. Hope I never have to use them anymore, but can't bare to part with them just in case.
                      info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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                      • #12
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                        Lets see I have 3 engine drive welders, 2 on trailers one in my truck, 3 wire feeders, four 4.5" grinders, clamps, clamps, and more clamps, lots of hammers, all my ironworking tools, a full rollaway full of Snap-On stuff, 2 Gravely commercial tractors with all the attachments, you want me to keep going

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                        • #13
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                          I have a pair of Stanley Channel locks that slip the groove when I squeeze them....

                          The are out in my backyard where I threw them after I busted my knuckles for the third or fourth time.


                          To think Stanley used to be a good American name.....

                          Anybody want them?

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                          • #14
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                            i will take the aluminum pipe wrench and every time i use it you will know it is not retired
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                            • #15
                              Re: Retired Tools

                              Originally posted by OkieBill View Post
                              I have a pair of Stanley Channel locks that slip the groove when I squeeze them....

                              The are out in my backyard where I threw them after I busted my knuckles for the third or fourth time.


                              To think Stanley used to be a good American name.....

                              Anybody want them?
                              You hit a chord,Brother,but mine bite My hand!
                              I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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