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Old 08-06-2014, 04:51 PM
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Here's a link to the article about this guy. He's got all the drawers filled.
I'd hate to have his monthly tool bill!
Make sure you look at all the pictures.


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Old 08-06-2014, 05:01 PM
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You don't need ten 3/8 ratchets, I am telling, this guy needs meds.



I will bet a crisp $100 bill that he uses 5% of those tools in the average year. Unless the whole shop works out of his tools and no one else has any, 5 maybe 10%, MAX.

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Old 08-06-2014, 05:07 PM
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some need to look at shops that work on big rigs.. your toy boxes won't cut it.
And I guess the guys working on 747's and freight train engines too. This guy is at a collision shop that sounds a LOT like where I work, I see what he needs every day.

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Old 08-06-2014, 07:28 PM
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but hey, that box came with a snap on can opener, valued at $50. He's surely getting a deal.

That said, if he's the owner of that shop that would at least make a little sense.
I got this clock for FREE from the Snap On dealer many years ago when I bought my MIG welder and a few other tools spending about $2000.

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You don't need ten 3/8 ratchets, I am telling, this guy needs meds.



I will bet a crisp $100 bill that he uses 5% of those tools in the average year. Unless the whole shop works out of his tools and no one else has any, 5 maybe 10%, MAX.

Brian
I am guilty here I have about 20 rachets that I use regularly that includes 1/4 -3/8 and 1/2 and 3/4 drines,,sone are regular 9in some are telescoping some swivel head the 1/4 and 3/8 I use the most and have the biggest selection...I don't use them daily but do use them ,,Heck I don't even work daily .
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I got this clock for FREE from the Snap On dealer many years ago when I bought my MIG welder and a few other tools spending about $2000.

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Believe me... You paid for it...
NOTHING is free on the snap on truck...
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I am guilty here I have about 20 rachets that I use regularly that includes 1/4 -3/8 and 1/2 and 3/4 drines,,sone are regular 9in some are telescoping some swivel head the 1/4 and 3/8 I use the most and have the biggest selection...I don't use them daily but do use them ,,Heck I don't even work daily .
I have a number too if I add up all my 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2". But if you look at that photo there are about 10 of JUST 3/8!

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i think the owner has a napoleon complex
my bud has the same bottom box and locker on top, i'm a foot over that combo
he is also one of those with tools rolling around in empty drawers or parts in there

MY TOOL BOX IS 50 FEET BY 50 FEET, LOOK AT ME, LOOK AT ME



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Ha...some of the ratchets are cheapo Crapman ratchets. Filler...or eye candy...that's all.
The box is way overkill.
I really want (not need) a bigger box, but I am not buying one.
The box I have now is gonna have to do.
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I have a number too if I add up all my 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2". But if you look at that photo there are about 10 of JUST 3/8!

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Yea that is overkill on 3/8.
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I have a tool-board that is 44 feet X 8 feet. Do I have manly issues, too? 8)

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I have a tool-board that is 44 feet X 8 feet. Do I have manly issues, too? 8)

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Looks pretty empty, so I guess the issue is not enough tools!
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Just an observation...I as a 35+ year mechanic, find that some of the comments about tools, rather funny. I used to work all hours of the day, and a lot of nights, including weekends. On many different models and makes.
The purpose of different tools in quantity is simple. Take the 3/8 ratchets that are mentioned. A lot of times, you need two. Other times, you need different lengths, or a mix of two sizes, and also a swivel head for some things, short and long, depending on space and leverage needed. Then, you have the late night, and one breaks. Without a backup, you have to wait. One other reason, you have a buddy, or a worker that is helping, or working, trying to catch up on the schedule of the day, and it's late. I myself have two sets of boxes. One metric, and one American. Yes, if you plan on working on anything, you do need the tools to cover the job.
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Denny, I respect what you are saying, I personally, I can't imagine needing all those ratchets and I have done this stuff full time since June 1977. Had my own shop, did straight up restoration, collision on every car at the same time, from a Dodge Viper or Mercedes CL to a Honda Civic parked next to it, to a Chevy pickup on the other side of that one, I never in my life needed that many ratchets or that many drawers or boxes.

And I am a tool nut I think nothing of spending more money to get a tool that will do the job better, I have a lot of the best tools you can buy, I don't play around. I buy anything I can to make my life easier, to make my hands and arms last my lifetime and not be wore out do to poor tools. I honestly have never, ever needed so many tools. And the shop didn't have them either. As I said before, I work with six bodymen full time and ALL of their tools AND the shops tools could be put in those boxes that guy has. I will put a crisp $100 bill on him using 10% of those tools anywhere near regularly.

I know we are all different and I certainly don't have a clue what it takes to do every job on airplanes or what ever. But this guy is in the collision business doing just what I do.

I am sorry, I guess I shouldn't say anything being I am not him, but I don't understand.

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