The one tool you can't live without......

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  1. telemnemonics

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    WRT the often heard remark that knives are not tools: these are all knives in one form or another.
    Remove knives from the world of tools and it would grind to a halt!
     
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    02496BF3-9767-460B-BED1-E56DFEF21713.jpeg Some tools of course are NOT knives.
     
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  3. Piggy Stu

    Piggy Stu Friend of Leo's

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    I regularly pick up people clearing out a shedful of tools, whether because some guy has moved to an old people's home or passed on

    Very relaxing going through them, fettling them up. Regularly find collectible bits that I research and let my daughter sell for pocket money. When I wind up owning 20 hammers, I give a lot of the spare stuff away to people who will accept a gifted tool, but would recoil at the thought of buying used. I am saving the planet
     
  4. telemnemonics

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    Oh yeah you just reminded me of a forgotten favorite tool!

    Tarps are tools too.
    Filling a dumpster that I'm paying for?

    I tarp it!
    We pay by weight, including water weight.
    A tarp big enough to cover a 30 yard dumpster is pretty expensive, plus you really need to build a frame like Noah's Ark so rain runsoff instead of mashing the tarp down in.
    Easily saves 100s of $$.

    Damn Estwings have cost me a lot of money, but they made me a lot of money too.
     
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    double posts for double tools...
     
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  6. archetype

    archetype Fiend of Leo's

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    That 6" steel scale isn't a knife, but it's a spoon. I've eaten yogurt in a tool and die shop using a 6" scale.
     
  7. Greggorios

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    +1, makes changing strings something to look forward to! Here's mine:

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  8. Stanford Guitar

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    Did you buy at Gryphon or order online?
     
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    stormsedge Friend of Leo's

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    knife
     
  10. Greggorios

    Greggorios Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I ordered on-line from Gryphon, very possibly from your or another forum member's recommendation. Real nice tool.:)
     
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    Channelock 369 linemen's pliers. Had a pair since my teens. Had to replace them after a window installer walked off with my originals.
     
  12. Recce

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    LOL, I have a small hammer from my Mom I used to bang caps with on our concrete back porch when I was a kid. So I also have my Mom‘S sentimental hammer.
     
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    Like others, I started carrying a pocket knife around age eight.

    I did once have occasion to use my pocket knife for defense when a guy pulled a knife on me.
    Early '70s, I was a welfare case worker. I was interviewing an older man who took exception with something I told him. (I don't recall the details.)
    He pulled out a pocket knife and said something about cutting me a new...
    I don't think he expected my response. I pulled out my Boker stockman and said something to the effect, 'I don't think so.'
    We decided not to kill each other and the interview was completed.
    I didn't even bother to report the incident.
    The week prior we had a shoot out in the office lobby between our security guard and the guard from another welfare office.
    The woman they were fighting over also
    was a security guard.
    A little knife fight didn't amount to much, and there were no women involved, sooo.

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    Almost forgot - favorite tool.
    A Tee wrench (for bicycles) - with 5mm and 6mm Allen and 8mm socket.
    This is an old school tool. Newer bikes require different sizes.
     
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    I've had these tongs since 1985. I don't think I could cook without them.

    I've had the cast iron since 1977. Heaven knows how old it is, it was given to me by a friends father who ran a diner, and he had had it for many years.

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    One, but it involved a screwdriver and a front mounted G12M70 in my Carvin amp. I repaired it with super glue.
     
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    Ummm ... I can't talk about that on here ...

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    Leave it to a guy named P-Nutz to come up with that one!
     
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    Lately, our air fryer. Best kitchen gadget I've bought. For guitar stuff, Ernie Ball power string winder, just love that thing. Those Frank Ford units are awful purty though. Dang.
     
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    I'm not allowed to have tools....per the mechanic that used to work on my Harley. :rolleyes:
     
  20. BorderRadio

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    One tool? Nah, but these are the Three..

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