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How do you handle people touching your tools.

I think a lot of this is an issue of morals and property rights in society.

FFS all that's happening is people are borrowing the OP's tools, which could easily prevent if he applied 1% of his brain power.

I assume your a church goer? Pray for him. Maybe pray for a thunderbolt to come out of the sky, and 'smite down thy thieving bastard' next time somebody borrows a wrench. Might as well make the punishment fit the crime.
 
What's vastly more important then the OP's BS is what's been happening to my f'ing tools.

Some dickhead uses them and forgets to put them back. Then I spend an inordinate time walking around the shop looking for tools. It's a total f'ing waste of time and effort.

When I find the culprit I'm going to cut his nuts off and shove them up his rear end. That'll show the dumb shit.

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I just realised I don't have any employees, I must be the culprit. Time to get the rusty box cutter to cut my nuts off.Don't think I'll shove em where the sun doesn't shine though.
 
Even better, when the new guys don't understand they have to do a tool box check and a car check before they pull it out to make sure you didn't leave any tools in it.
Then new guys like , SHIT!, I left my $300 cordless that I use all day every day in that car.

Call customers within minutes of them leaving usually, "I left my cordless tool in your car, can you bring it back"
Customer "There's no cordless tool in my car":icon_bs: (asshole)
 
What's vastly more important then the OP's BS is what's been happening to my f'ing tools.

Some dickhead uses them and forgets to put them back. Then I spend an inordinate time walking around the shop looking for tools. It's a total f'ing waste of time and effort.

When I find the culprit I'm going to cut his nuts off and shove them up his rear end. That'll show the dumb shit.

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I just realised I don't have any employees, I must be the culprit. Time to get the rusty box cutter to cut my nuts off.Don't think I'll shove em where the sun doesn't shine though.
Sounds like when the salesman used to borrow a tool, bring it back, but they thought they were being nice by putting it back in the drawer(wrong drawer)
Now I'm all pissed off hours later, gotta go track him down, wtf's my tool:eek:?, I put it back:confused:

Then I told them, don't put it back, give it to me.:D
 
FFS all that's happening is people are borrowing the OP's tools, which could easily prevent if he applied 1% of his brain power.

I assume your a church goer? Pray for him. Maybe pray for a thunderbolt to come out of the sky, and 'smite down thy thieving bastard' next time somebody borrows a wrench. Might as well make the punishment fit the crime.

He shouldn't *have* to prevent it if he asked them to leave the tools alone. It's not a company toolbox. For all practical purposes, you're right. He could easily prevent it by locking the box. It's a matter of principle and respect. After being asked to stay the F out, they should not be going into his toolbox.
 
Sounds like when the salesman used to borrow a tool, bring it back, but they thought they were being nice by putting it back in the drawer(wrong drawer)
Now I'm all pissed off hours later, gotta go track him down, wtf's my tool:eek:?, I put it back:confused:

Then I told them, don't put it back, give it to me.:D

Any time I borrowed something, if I wasn't sure where it was supposed to be, I would leave it on top of the toolbox.
 
The boss son scrabbling in my toobox for something...and its yuck ,everything is covered in grease ,my hands are black...........yup,thats my anti theft device. (PS,I always wore gloves , gloves black ,hands clean)
 
I had grey zip ties/tape on my tools, last shop you were given a color, and they recommended you add that color tape or zip tie to all your tools.

Moved to a different shop, and I didn't know it, but they all thought that I zip tied my tools down into my box so no one could use them:bawling:
 
Slamming their hands in heavy van doors and tool chest lids works for me, ..............after that is sharia law.

Or is that going to get me censored as well?
 
I'm surprised no one has brought up the "Keep your dirty dick beaters off my tools" stickers.:D
At the risk of a warning.

My uncle whose favourite saying was "If a jobs worth doing it's worth doing badly" used to borrow my brothers spanners all the time. My brother always used to say "Keep your cunt hooks off my spanners"
 
I used to leave out Chinese tools ,they would get stolen and I d get new quality stuff under my contract..............funny thing was ,at my yard I would often pick up good quality wire cutters after a robbery at the yard next ....... one time the cops were there ,and a cop asked me if Id seen anything used by the robbers .......I just happened to look down ,and a Kniplex wirecutter was in the dirt ......so I stood on until the cop walked away.......list price was $92 ,
 
One old toolmaker I worked with had a big wooden drawer under his bench full of porno mags. One of my workmates worked out he could lie down under the bench and reach in and grab a couple of the mags from the back of the drawer. This was on overtime when the old guy had gone home.
One day I wandered into the little welding/brazing/hardening shop we had and the old guy is in there soldering a razor blade to the striker of a mouse trap !

I say “ What are doing with that Arthur ? “ He says “;Somebody is stealing my mags, this’ll sort them out. I think it’s that night watchman. “

So I tell my workmate about the new booby trap. He says “ No problem Tyrone, I’ll reach in with a length of welding wire, shake it about, and set the trap off that way “. That’s what he does, and fishes out another mag.

Next day Arthur comes in and sees the trap has gone off. He’s really pleased with the trap. He’s even more pleased a day or two later when he sees the night watchman who by a complete coincidence has his arm bandaged !

Arthur was a top toolmaker but a sad case. Apparently his wife had so much trouble giving birth to their son that sex was off the agenda after that ! So porn was his only outlet.

One day I wandered into the back shop again and he was painting a shield he’d just made green. It was about 2ft wide by 15” high and cranked at an angle. It had to eye slits and two handles. I said “ What’s that for Arthur ?”

He’said “ There’s a young couple who work at the next factory. I’ve noticed that at dinner time they go into that field behind this place for a bit of rough and tumble in the long grass.. I’m going to sneak up on them behind this shield and see what they get up to ! “
Well I knew the couple he was referring to and the guy was built like Charles Atlas, he would have killed Arthur. So I said ” I’d give that a miss if I were you Arthur, I’ve heard the guy has only just got out of jail for manslaughter, “

Engineering eh, it’s full of nut cases. It can only be because of the job.

Regards Tyrone
 








 
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