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View Poll Results: Are you a tool fanatic? (No not the band)
Yes I buy them even if I dont need them 9 36.00%
I buy them only if they are on clearance 2 8.00%
I dont buy any, I use other peoples tools 4 16.00%
I buy them only after I find out I need them 10 40.00%
What are tools? 0 0%
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Old 10-17-2006, 11:28 AM   #1
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I popped the trunk on the Bonne the other day to place some groceries in and what a mess. My tools were everywhere and my toolbox was in dismay.

I took my toolbox upstairs so I could clean and organize them. Come to find out, I dont have a macthing set of anything and at that moment I thought how nice it would be if I had a nice tool set that was complete.

So what does your tool box look like? Are you a tool fanatic?
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The best time to buy them is when ya need them so ya don't have a whole bunch of stuff ya prolly will never use
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mine are all over the place
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I'm out of control...

I buy due to need or future visible need.

For example.
I owned metric and standard polished wrench sets
I picked up a set of ratcheting wrenches to make mirror removal/install easier
Then they came out with locking pivot head ratcheting wrenches that make it even easier, got them.
I needed a 6 point 15mm wrench for my exhaust work. 1 wrench $15.99, whole set $30
I needed offset wrenches... got the set

That'* 6 freakin sets of wrenches.. Anyone want to buy a set?
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Only due to my budget, I'm a buy 'em if I need 'em type (says the guy with the $400 code scanner ). If I had the money, tho, my garage would look like the inside of a Snap-On truck....
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Tools are good, tools are fun, gotta have 'em all, every one...

I have a large amount of woodworking tools including antique planes etc... I am just starting to buy more wrenching tools, as need or sales arise. Now I need to "invest" in a decent chest tool box.

Is that so wrong???
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I'm out of control...

I buy due to need or future visible need.
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Same here.
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tools? thats what i have friends like Bill.. If he doesnt have it, and i need it, i buy it and leave it there with him
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Tools are for sissies, if you can't get it off with your bare hands, it'* not meant to come off.

That'* my theory
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I tend to get the specialized tools only when I am going to need them. Otherwise I try to get the general stuff when ití* on sale in sets, especially from Sears. I donít know how many ratchets I have taken in because the direction lever thing broke off. Lifetime warranty FTW!
Can never have too many pliers, wrenches and screwdrivers either. I have a small set I keep in my vehicle, a general toolbox I keep in the house for quick access, and another full set with everything else out in the workshop.
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