The tool-tool industrial complex

Even the socket purchase was dubious it’s only because I need to tighten one bolt on something so I probably should have just hired the maintenance guy who lives in my building and paid him 5 bucks.

In the Po’, tools are a status symbol.

Not so much in terms of quantity, but how often your neighbor borrows their tool from you.

If it’s what I’m thinking of, you could stick a screwdriver in there all the way up to the handle, then just start twisting. I may take quite a few twists, but it will break eventually.

So I gotta buy a screwdriver now? Shame on you Craftsman, shame!

Key works, too, but it is way way more difficult.

did not know that you could do that with a vodka/OJ beverage

All my stuff is Dewalt cordless BTW. Not flexing, I just have nice stuff.


My wife got me a cordless DeWalt kit. 10/10. Most of my corded stuff is DeWalt as well. I just want tools that work.

Well, I even have DeWalt tool bags to keep my DeWalt tools in. Except my DeWalt lawn mower which is too big for a tool bag.

Again, not flexin, just sayin’, I know the neighbours be checkin’ me out when I’m cutting the lawn.

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The bags are nice, though I prefer my Mac tool box for storage.

That’s nice!
I just keep them on shelves in my garden sheds. I had to build a second shed though because one wasn’t enough to Hold all my tools.

I gotta admit though, your compressor is a lot bigger than mine. I’ve just got like a couple gallon one. Been thinking I should get a bigger one and mount it in the garage.

But aren’t all hammers cordless?

Electric hammer imo

More like M.C. Hammer.

use a ktichen knife, or a chinese cleaver

Or scissors, but they need to be small ones. Bigger ones will slip off.

If you want to go caveman, you can probably grind it off in a few seconds just by rubbing it on concrete.

Thanks for the warning, OP. If I buy a similar thing, I will make the store clerk remove the anti theft tag.

I’ve had that for many years, and it was nice when I worked on my old car. And it was big enough to really blow out sprinklers, which I don’t have anymore.

For my current needs I usually default to my little, I don’t know, three gallon or so compressor. But I’ll keep the big one, never know. I even ran a separate circuit for it on a 20A breaker.

My tool chest is an IBM punch card file. Twelve drawers, full suspension, each with two trays. Ugly dark green. Built to last forever.

Bought it, dirt cheap, from my employer when they finally got rid of the last punch cards.

If you can’t picture what I’m talking about, I’ll just take my cane and shuffle along to someone who can.

I can roughly picture that, yes. It’s a long back story, I got my Mac tool box for free some years back, should outlast me.