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Forum topic by barecycles posted 02-16-2012 11:19 PM 1215 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2012 11:19 PM

I stumbled across this carnage the other day. How (and why) do you suppose stuff like this happens? I know it’s only a $12 chisel but still, it deserves more respect than this. If there can be a PETA why can’t we have PETT (People for the Ethical Treatment of Tools).

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#1 posted 02-16-2012 11:28 PM

It was probably used for scraping gaskets off an engine, LOL. Don’t ask how I know this!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#2 posted 02-16-2012 11:34 PM

This is precisely why I don’t lend out my chisels!

(Are you sure this is a chisel? It could be a $12 paint can opener.)

-- "Hard work is not defined by the difficulty of the task as much as a person's desire to perform it.", DS251

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#3 posted 02-16-2012 11:36 PM

Probably using it to bust up concrete or remove an old tiles. :-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 02-17-2012 03:22 AM

We all know people that should have their tools taken from them and be beaten if they ever buy any more!

-- Every day above ground is a good day!!!

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#5 posted 02-17-2012 03:39 AM

Can’t be a gasket scraper and look like that, it’d ruin an aluminum block looking like that.I’m guessing they tried to flush cut a nail

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#6 posted 02-17-2012 03:53 AM

A friend of mine came home one day to see his wife installing ceramic tile and using his wood chisels to cut out the corners. Yes, they are still married.

-- My Boss was a carpenter

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#7 posted 02-17-2012 04:34 AM

POOR “Stanley”!

-- OK, who's the wise guy that shrunk the plywood?

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#8 posted 02-17-2012 03:28 PM

The rest of the story.

I saw this at a garage sale and felt pity for it so I went back and bought it. He wanted $5 for the snaggle-toothed thing but we settled on 50 cents. I found out the damage was done when he tried to hammer out a notch in a wall stud while remodeling a bathroom taking out a number of nails in the process.

I’m going to see if I can give this tool a second life.

-- Sweeping up sawdust in Texas

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#9 posted 02-17-2012 03:44 PM

I’ve seen new-never used stuff with factory edges that bad.
$.50? Not too bad.


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#10 posted 02-17-2012 03:47 PM

I chiseled out some mortar to mount an exterior light with a Stanley chisel once. I’m surprised I’m admitting this here:)

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#11 posted 02-17-2012 09:19 PM

got kinda choked up looking at that :(

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#12 posted 02-18-2012 05:09 PM

Ace Hardware chisel can pop up ceramic tile. They can be resharpened.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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