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Men & their tools

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Vince_Ulam, Apr 20, 2018.


Men, do you own a tool box?

  1. Yes, it is beautifully organised and my pride and joy.

    8 vote(s)
  2. Yes, it is indistinguishable from a rusty bear-trap.

    12 vote(s)
  3. No, it is my wife's pride and joy.

    2 vote(s)
  4. No, I borrow my neighbours.

    0 vote(s)
  5. No, if a job needs tools I hire someone with some.

    2 vote(s)
  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I saw this on a TES advert and I had to click. I have no idea what it is but I want it. I feel moved to share this experience with you all.
    Once I've stopped lusting over its brutal elegance I may just get around to reading the accompanying text.
  2. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    I have about three toolboxes... some I use often... some I have never used. Some I am unsure of.

    All are good.
    border_walker and Vince_Ulam like this.
  3. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

  4. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    It is something for people who know nothing about tools to buy for people who use tools, and for the eventual recipient to smile in gratitude and carefully put it away for ever as it is clearly useless.
  5. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    In what crazy pink-glittered world is a wrench-screwdriver-pliers-knife combo useless?
    lexus300 likes this.
  6. elder_cat

    elder_cat Lead commenter

    A thing of beauty. Not sure what jobs it would be useful for in the kitchen, but slightly less sinister looking some of the other items shown under kitchen accessories.... :eek:

    Vince_Ulam likes this.
  7. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

  8. elder_cat

    elder_cat Lead commenter

  9. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I have 'the house tools' A toolbag of assorted tools that I might need to grab at short notice. Then down the shed I have the serious tools in their own box. Then in the various drawers on my workbench there is a selection of other tools. Plus on shelves are the power tools. Garden tools are kept in the garage. Then I have a smaller toolbox containing car tools, bulbs, fuses etc which lives under the floor of the boot. You can never have enough toolboxes.

    edited I forgot the toolbox that I use to keep my fishing tackle in.
  10. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

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  11. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

  12. CaptGrimesRetd

    CaptGrimesRetd Occasional commenter

    The knife you show is often used by shepherds - round about this time of year.
  13. aypi

    aypi Senior commenter

    Buy good single purpose tools if you are going to do anything other than cut your nails or open a beer bottle.
    border_walker, les25paul and blazer like this.
  14. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I also have a bag of Ice Hockey tools which I carried about in the days when I managed an Ice Hockey team. These include a hot glue gun and a heat gun as well as assorted screwdrivers, spanners, pliers, spare parts and bladed tools for running repairs on equipment during games.
  15. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    You left out something crucial:

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  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    One toolbox for all your fishing gear?
    les25paul likes this.
  17. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    She didn't hit that nail square on the head with any blow.
  18. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Lie down and elevate your feet.
    racroesus likes this.
  19. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Does it come in pink?
  20. oldsomeman

    oldsomeman Star commenter

    I am a diy collector of tools that might be useful.I have one tool which is in different sizes for screwing and has multiple interchanagle bits for differnt uses
    Tool boxes in the van(actually van is full of my work tools.) I have tools in the allotment and then in the shed,the cellar has a wide varity of tools and the car even has its own tool kit....but I am dammed if i can find a tool when I am looking for it!
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