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Forum topic by DaddyZ posted 10-14-2010 09:38 PM 1255 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-14-2010 09:38 PM

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Anyone Else have a problem with the amount of tools that go into the trash. I Go to a few auctions & yard sales, and most have lots of tools, most fairly cheap both in price & craftsmanship. But there are the few treasures. I see the other people including myself buy these tools.

I guess my question is Where do you get rid of your spare, Half broken, or twisted tools??

As for myself I give mine away to friends & family( I know like they want them!). I also tell them to find a home for them if they don’t want them.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#1 posted 10-14-2010 09:49 PM

I have a box FULL of broken cheap hand tools.

I save them mostly for recycling/re purposing later.
When you own cutting torches and a welder, one can use old steel to make new purpose built tools fairly quickly.

If I didn’t have the space to keep them all I would just recycle the metals and plastics and move on if they were truly no longer useable.

-- "A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila." ~Mitch Ratcliffe

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#2 posted 10-14-2010 10:13 PM

In the past few years I have broken.

1 Snap On 14 mm deep well 6pt 3/8” drive socket. Awaiting warranty service from Snap On.
1 Snap On 12 mm deep well 6pt 3/8” drive socket. Awaiting warranty service from Snap On.
1 Skil 7.2V cordless drill (field windings burnt out). In trash
1 Makita quarter sheet sander. In trash

I have upgraded from, or lost the need for…
Ace 6” bench grinder. Given to my BIL.
Ryobi BTS-21 table saw. Sold
Ryobi BGH-616 g” grinder. Sold, got the 8” instead.
Ryobi BT3000. Given to my BIL
Ryobi fixed base router. Sold
Wolfcraft router table. Sold.

So for the most part, I sell it, or fix it. I rarely let anything that is useful / still has value go…

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#3 posted 10-14-2010 10:20 PM

Good Going Guys !!!

My BIL recieved Approx 200 Tools in a tote all Screwdrivers,Wrenches,Allens that I ended up with over the years by buying a box of wrenches(at auction or sales) just to get the 2 or 3 I wanted out of it.ETC

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 10-14-2010 11:39 PM

I bring all my old or unused tools to Habitit for Humanity.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#5 posted 10-15-2010 05:41 AM

Most of my cheap old tools I keep for loaners. Love the look you get when you hand someone an old cheap tool and they see all your good tools hanging on the wall.
Also one of my favorite stupid human tricks is to put an old broken power tool out in the street as if it fell off a truck, and watch someone pick it up to take it home and laugh knowing they are going to be disappointed only to find that its no good when they get it home.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#6 posted 10-15-2010 09:33 AM

I throw them away or give them to my friends and neighbors. After watching that show “Hoarders” I try not to keep things I don’t / won’t use anymore. A cluttered shop is a cluttered mind.

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#7 posted 10-15-2010 11:03 AM


-- duke 66 ocala fl.

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