Where Do Tools Go When They Die?
Category : Business Matters
I hate it when I break a tape measure, lose one, or accidentally leave one on a jobsite. When I do the latter, it always ends up being a jobsite an hour or more away.
I’m not sure what you guys do with your old or broken tools. Most people throw them away. Not us. We’ll place them in a bin for spare parts, have Billy try to resurrect it with new parts, or we’ll reuse them in some way.
Tape measures are like that.
We’ll use a broken one in the shop for years, or we’ve even been known to cut it into sections and use the tape on shelves for quick measure of scrap materials.
With all that said though, I get really excited when I get a new tool or tape measure. I just bought this Stanley Fat Max and am breaking it in today. Made in the USA with global parts, which is better than nothing. At least they were honest about the global parts thing.
I’m excited though, because I tried a different brand tape prior to this one, and the standout length on it was pitiful. Time to go back to what I know works.
Thanks for listening to me ramble on about old tools and tape measures. I’d love to hear your stories about interesting things you do with old tools. For instance, anyone got an old wheelbarrow in the yard that’s now a flower planter?
Dave Jr, the guy with the shiny new tape measure
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