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Forum topic by lumberjoe posted 07-20-2013 09:43 PM 1417 views 0 times favorited 42 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-20-2013 09:43 PM

When my daughter went down for a nap, my wife and I went into the garage to finish up some stuff we were working on. After a few minutes I notice my miter saw isn’t where it is supposed to be. that’s weird. My wife said she didn’t move it. Then she noticed my circular saw, gas string trimmer, 2 leaf blowers, and a ton of automotive tools aren’t there they are supposed to be either. Apparently some scumbag decided to help themselves to the garage last night.

They obviously were not very smart. I had a few routers out, tons of very expensive cordless Milwaukee cordless tools, portable planer and jointer, etc. None were even touched. I have a feeling now that they took inventory, they will be back with a truck.

I really hope I find my stuff for sale on Craigslist.

-- Unplugged Woodworkers -

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#1 posted 07-20-2013 09:49 PM

That sucks. Set up alerts on CL so as soon as anything is listed you get an email and can get on and see if its yours before it sells. And don’t forget to check all the local craigslist cities, not just yours. Make the rounds of the pawn shops and give them a list of what’s missing. They’ve got rules they’re supposed to follow but they don’t always and knowing you’re looking for stolen tools will make them a bit reluctant to bend the rules if some lowlife shows up with them.

Good luck, hope you catch the dumba$$.

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#2 posted 07-20-2013 09:49 PM

Well that sucks.

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#3 posted 07-20-2013 09:50 PM

Hang the bastards!

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#4 posted 07-20-2013 10:48 PM

there some real piece’s of s#*t in this world.hope you get them caught or your stuff back.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#5 posted 07-20-2013 10:58 PM

The same thing happened to me last week but these guys took woodworking tools and left the weed eater and chainsaw. The cops got two finger prints so maybe they will catch the a**holes.

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#6 posted 07-20-2013 11:01 PM

Bear traps, wolf traps, beaver traps, polecat traps – especially the polecat type.

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#7 posted 07-20-2013 11:19 PM

No real fingerprints to be found. I’m not optimistic about the cops catching the guys. I have a feeling they will be back soon. I’m really looking forward to it

-- Unplugged Woodworkers -

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#8 posted 07-20-2013 11:36 PM

This sort of stuff is really common. For the most part you got hit with their bread and butter. Lawn equipment and automotive tools easy to get rid of and draws no attention when getting rid of it. Seams every other guy is a lawn care specialist anymore. Very unlikely they will catch the guys as it falls rather low on the list of things.

Looking forward to their return for a confrontation is often the first inclination of some but ranks right up there with “Hey watch this” statement from a redneck rarely does it end well. Tools are replaceable and depending on your insurance company can end up being a blessing.

For me the worst part is the acceptance that this is the world we live in.

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#9 posted 07-20-2013 11:38 PM

Just be careful Joe. It’s against the law to shoot someone while protecting personal property. However….......!!!!!
I have a 99% complete inventory of my shop and 5 video cameras on it plus all the major stuff I have the s/n’s . I wouldn’t put a lot of faith in the police finding any of it. But then if I should happen to locate some of it…........

-- Life is good.

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#10 posted 07-21-2013 12:09 AM

Sorry for your misfortune Joe,
Not only Craig list but here in SLC we have tons of pawn stores filled with stolen stuff,every one knows it and no one does anything about it.
A friend of mine at work was working in his garage the door open.
A van parks across the street.
The phone in the house rings.
He goes to answer the phone, no one was on the line.
When he came back in his garage his tools were gone.

-- Bert

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#11 posted 07-21-2013 12:23 AM

Good Lord! Man I hope you’re in for some good fortune!

It really sucks what some people will do. I suppose I’m really naive, as I have left my garage open more times than I can count.

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#12 posted 07-21-2013 12:29 AM

It seems the 19’th was bad news for a few people. CL810 collided with a deer at 70mph and woodcox had a car spontaneously combust! Be glad no one was hurt and I’d think twice about confronting those jerks.

Hope the insurance will cover your loss.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW Kevin

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#13 posted 07-21-2013 01:04 AM

Man thats some hors$hit. Ill keep an eye out down here for ya Joe.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#14 posted 07-21-2013 01:45 AM

Sorry to hear this Joe. Time for a BIG, BLACK shop dog!

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#15 posted 07-21-2013 01:56 AM

Joe – I’ll keep surfing craigslist for tools in the Dallas area. Can you give a few details?

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