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#268697 - 03/29/14 05:21 PM Re: Which tools? [Re: buckeye]
haertig Offline

Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1975
Loc: Colorado
The neat thing about the Gerber Artifact is that you can remove the blade and it becomes "air travel friendly". Like a Gerber Shard, except you can add the blade back later if you want to (I find that just leaving the blade off the Artifact suits me fine though).

#269975 - 05/15/14 10:30 PM Re: Which tools? [Re: benjammin]
sodak Offline

Registered: 03/20/05
Posts: 410
One thing that I used to keep in my desk (along with other tools) when working in a high rise was a couple of rubber door stops. Very handy.

#269980 - 05/16/14 02:37 AM Re: Which tools? [Re: benjammin]
Phaedrus Offline

Registered: 04/28/10
Posts: 2102
Loc: Great Plains
Just curious- does "sodak" refer to South Dakota? I live in Sioux Falls and have never heard sodak in any other context than as an abbreviation for SD.
“You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.” Naguib Mahfouz

#269984 - 05/16/14 03:38 AM Re: Which tools? [Re: benjammin]
LesSnyder Offline

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1501
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
hurricane season is a couple of months away, and if you are new to hurricane country a couple of suggestions..

if you have a frame house, a good cordless 18v drill and a spare battery/charger is helpful... if you have to board up your windows with plywood, a TorX bit is a lot easier to use single handed than Phillips head...

PlyLoX spring loaded clips work well for a masonry home with recessed windows to hold plywood in place

a blue tarp in case your roof is compromised... some furring strips to hold the tarp against the wind

a can of spray foam insulation in case of a puncture of the roof.... can of roof mastic to make temporary repairs

section of chain with hooks to drag downed limbs out of your roadway

chainsaw or bow saw... don't see many crosscut saws down here

#270002 - 05/17/14 03:25 AM Re: Which tools? [Re: Phaedrus]
benjammin Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4018
Loc: Anchorage AK
Boy, you got me. I went to school with a kid who's last name was Sopak. That's about as close as I can get.
The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

#270018 - 05/18/14 03:05 AM Re: Which tools? [Re: benjammin]
Blast Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 07/15/02
Posts: 3560
Loc: Spring, Texas
I've found innumerable uses for a small, pocket tape measure. Mainly to see if something is going to fit into my truck.

CRAP!! I just broke it when I went to see how long it was...60"

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#270019 - 05/18/14 03:54 AM Re: Which tools? [Re: Blast]
Russ Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4763
Sorry for your loss, mine is 6' (72")

#270029 - 05/18/14 11:24 PM Re: Which tools? [Re: Russ]
Craig_Thompson Offline

Registered: 02/10/10
Posts: 37
Loc: SE PA United States
Mine is bigger than yours. 10'

Craig T.

#270030 - 05/19/14 12:59 AM Re: Which tools? [Re: Craig_Thompson]
hikermor Offline
Geezer in Chief

Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6346
Loc: southern Cal
My favorite small tape is a Lufkin model both English and metric - 300 centimeters......indeed, very handy gadgets
Geezer in Chief

#270043 - 05/19/14 06:52 PM Re: Which tools? [Re: benjammin]
Mark_R Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 848
Loc: Southern California
I've got a bit of a collection: Standard 16' Stanley tape measure in the toolbox, a 6' generic (Workforce?) keychain measure and a 6" machinists scale in my briefcase, and a 6' tailors measuring tape and a cheap, but surprisingly accurate, vernier caliper in with knotwork tools.

Edited by Mark_R (05/19/14 06:57 PM)
Edit Reason: spelling
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