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Forum topic by ldl posted 07-13-2012 11:01 PM 2190 views 0 times favorited 46 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ldl

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07-13-2012 11:01 PM

Since my wife bought this for me it has become one of the most used hand tools in my shop.

This is the other most used hand tool in my shop.

It seems lately everything I pickup I drop. By virtue of the floor moving further and further away these tools see almost constant use.

How bout you guys? What’s yours?

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -


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#1 posted 07-13-2012 11:06 PM

For me, probably a square. Both combo and engineer. If those count.

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#2 posted 07-13-2012 11:11 PM

Tape measure or pencil! If we were to narrow it down to hand tools with cutters, I’d have to say my block plane.

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#3 posted 07-13-2012 11:27 PM

Light switch.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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AandCstyle

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#4 posted 07-13-2012 11:45 PM

tape measure, pencils, clamps, sanding paper and block

-- Art

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#5 posted 07-13-2012 11:49 PM

My glasses.

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

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#6 posted 07-13-2012 11:52 PM

#8 jointer, I’d say.

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#7 posted 07-14-2012 12:11 AM

tape measure then cheater glasses

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ldl

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#8 posted 07-14-2012 12:12 AM

On a serious note it would be my 8’ pocket tape rule. I carry it with me in my pocket everywhere I go except to church. When you think of it what do you do more than most anything else? Measure.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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bent

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#9 posted 07-14-2012 12:43 AM

combo square, cabinet scraper, and a pencil.

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#10 posted 07-14-2012 02:54 AM

Tape measure for me.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#11 posted 07-14-2012 03:03 AM

Infra micro 1000 table saw miter gauge. Perfect parts everytime!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#12 posted 07-14-2012 03:07 AM

square

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#13 posted 07-14-2012 11:52 AM

No contest….morning routine come to the woodshop fire up the coffee maker build a fire in winter,turn on the fan in summer…pull my stool up to the table saw open the laptop an sign on to LJS an sip coffee…so i guess coffee cup…or….laptop…..coffee cup would b it yep most used tool…

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Jamie Speirs

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#14 posted 07-14-2012 11:57 AM

Thumb :)

jamie

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#15 posted 07-14-2012 02:06 PM

Hey! I’ve got one of those “picker-uppers”, and you’re right about it being a handy device. You can even pick up snakes with it. I know.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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