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FYI The Tool & Implement Thread

"J"

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I have the kobalt 24v blower, my reasoning was all my tools are kobalt 24v so it made sense too me too continue the trend. My drive is gravel, my driveway at the house is cement. Between stones from the tires, grass clippings from mowing, and random debris from storms. Not too mention dust and debris which collect in the garage. I use it every other day too just clean up around here. Decks and porches included. Battery life is great. I can get 2-3 cleanings before a noticeable difference in performance. If and when my 2 stroke weed whacker dies, I’m seriously contemplating the electric version as well…..
 

"J"

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Hammer, style? Sorry, couldn't resist....
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Jackalope

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I own a single battery-operated tool. A Dewalt drill. The rest are all either 2 stroke, 4 stroke, pneumatic, or man-powered. It's not that I'm cheap, I just can't stomach the overall cost of ownership coupled with the limited expected life. When I buy a tool like an impact gun I want it to be something my son will someday use to loosen his lug nuts and smile that it was dad's impact. Maybe take a moment to remember the time dad showed him how to change a tire.

I have a lot of my grandfather's tools. They're all engraved with his name as he spent his life as a diesel mechanic. The generator I fixed the other day was his that my mom had after he passed. To me there was just something about using grandpa's tools to repair his old generator. When that sucker sputtered back to life it was like he lived on. The man has been gone for 17 years now and his tools fixed a generator that will provide comfort for his great-grandchildren in a time of need. To me, that's just something I cherish about tools that plastic and lithium-ion can't replace.

There have been a many a times that I wished I didn't have to drag out 100 foot of hose to hit something with an impact though. 🤣🤣.
 

Jamie

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the only nostalgic attachment I have to any tools are my woodworking tools because what I do with them means something more to me than all of my other tools. all the rest of them are just "tools" to me that I use to make money, make my life easier/save time, or both. spending money on expensive tools is easier to justify when it's a legitimate tax write off. ;)

I have a Craftsman socket set that my parents gave me for Christmas right after I started driving nearly 40 years ago. It's nothing fancy, in a soft case that zips around the edge and opens like a book, but it has just about everything in it that you'll ever need. I still have every original piece of that set, including two 10mm sockets, lol. It's miraculous that I still have any of it, let alone every piece after where its been and all its been through.
 

giles

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I buy tools that make it easiest on me. You can have your manual speed driver. Give me the damn drill with a battery. Could you imagine digging g a pond with a shovel? Just to pass the shovel on to your kids. Fuck that. I'll Santa clause that story if that's what I want to do.
 
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Jackalope

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I buy tools that make it easiest on me. You can have your manual speed driver. Give me the damn drill with a battery. Could you imagine digging g a pond with a shovel? Just to pass the shovel on to your kids. Fuck that. I'll Santa clause that story if that's what I want to do.

I said I own a drill numbscull, ain't nobody dumb enough to always use a manual screwdriver or dig a pond with a shovel. . 🤣.
 
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giles

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I'm saying I'm not attached to my tools. They are tools. They help me achieve an end goal that is what matters to me. The hand planner I used to make the homework table isn't what I plan to pass on, it's the table. Sure I could've used power tools, but I made it at night and did it all by hand because I wanted that hand crafted look with imperfections. The tool just helped me achieve that goal. It aint for sale but it doesn't mean much of anything to me. You can borrow it kind of thing. Any of this make sense or should I pour another drink? 🤣
 

Jackalope

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I'm saying I'm not attached to my tools. They are tools. They help me achieve an end goal that is what matters to me. The hand planner I used to make the homework table isn't what I plan to pass on, it's the table. Sure I could've used power tools, but I made it at night and did it all by hand because I wanted that hand crafted look with imperfections. The tool just helped me achieve that goal. It aint for sale but it doesn't mean much of anything to me. You can borrow it kind of thing. Any of this make sense or should I pour another drink? 🤣

Oh no it makes complete sense to me. I get that. I also consider the hand me down aspect of the tools too. Buy once type thing for the boys also. I can go buy a plastic $350 Milwaukee battery operated impact or a metal housed $130 Ingersol Rand. The battery tool will last as long as the battery does or they move on to a different battery style, or however they ensure repeat purchases. That Ingersol rand will be here long after I'm in the ground. If I buy it right today my kids won't need to buy it for themselves later. The generational wealth model but with tools. 🤣.
 

jagermeister

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I’m with Dave. I don’t have nostalgic attachment to tools. Maybe because I’ve never really had any passed on to me. My tools are bought to make my life easier. I love the smell of 2-stroke in the AM too. But I hate mixing fuel, or running out of fuel and having to drive 15 minutes to get it, or tearing apart a carburetor when there are better things I could be doing with my time.
 

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Oh… and @Jackalope the portability factor of a Milwaukee 1/2” M18 Fuel impact gun is worth way more than the $200 price difference over the Ingersol. Fugg that dragging hose or loading/unloading a compressor. Ugga-Dugga’s are Ugga-Dugga’s… whether it’s air powered or electric. Gimme the convenience all day long.
 

giles

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Also, with these battery powered tools. You can be lower impact when clearing trails and such on your hunting area.
 
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