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Old 09-17-2011, 04:12 PM
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My new find (tool) in the garbage at work.

I'm telling you lately I am hitting the jackpot in tools in the garbage at the shop. This is a working digital wheel alignment tool.

Now if I can only find some directions on line to what all the buttons do. It seems to work perfectly with the new battery installed.

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Come by the house and we'll try it on my truck
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So you think it was tossed because the battery went down?
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Hope there is not a planted security camera recording your taking it from the garbage. Industrial theft is a big deal in many companies and as times get tougher, then so do companies step up their anti theft procedures.

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I am not sure of the laws regarding it, but as far as I go, once they throw it into the actual garbage bin, it is fair game. At least here, once it is in the bin, that is how it works. I know the company I work for will destroy items before they go into the bin, so they cannot be scavenged.
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You know what's funny I didn't ask, but I plan on it as I want it perfectly clear. I think it was thrown out by a tech. But I am going to make sure. I honestly don't think anyone in that shop would have hardly a clue what to do with it. We do have a Hunter Laser alignment system, we certainly don't have a need for such a thing. But there has been a big clean out around there and a lot of stuff gets tossed.

I'll be double checking next week. But heck, I brought it into the office and put it next to by desk and walked out with it! But after getting it home and seeing that it does work I am going to make sure, I figured it was going to be broken and I'd fix it.

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Hope there is not a planted security camera recording your taking it from the garbage. Industrial theft is a big deal in many companies and as times get tougher, then so do companies step up their anti theft procedures.

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Yes we have full cameras in use, but pulling something from the trash has never been a problem, NEVER has anything ever been said. As I said I am going to ask just in case I wouldn't want anyone to think anything different.

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Hope there is not a planted security camera recording your taking it from the garbage. Industrial theft is a big deal in many companies and as times get tougher, then so do companies step up their anti theft procedures.

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If dumpster diving was illegal, the jails would be full and running over.
What I would be worried about is some hot dog prosecutor saying that it was purposely tossed in the dumpster only to be removed after hours. That's theft no matter how you try to explain it.
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Ok, I asked the boss today and he did indeed throw it out. Not only did he throw it out this time but he through it out about a year ago and another tech pulled it out of the garbage like I did! So yes, it was thrown out and he thought I was a nut for getting it. Well, maybe he is right, I do have access to a four wheel laser system.

So, it's mine and I think I can figure it out with the "Pro Smart level" http://www.lascolaser.com/pdfs/Pro-S...dfinstructions on line. But there is nothing on the "Ravenway" tool it's attached to. It was part of a strut straightening tool I am told. This tool would bend struts to repair or to get camber! You can see why he was throwing it out. But damn, it sure could be used for in the garage alignments too.

Any ideas on the tool and a company on line that sells it?

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