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20 May 2019 12:14 #208474 by Andy2640
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Lambert wrote: Genuine question, are you not worried stiff about all these things getting stolen?


In short.... YES. But to be fair, the black tints and my hidden luggage boxes reveal nothing visualy to outside prowlers.

But yeah.....as with most things of value, i do worry. Dont put my night goggles in the car though, that would be very silly, as opposed to a bit silly.

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.

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20 May 2019 13:15 #208484 by Andy2640
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Car thief's would have a good chuckle finding my latest toy/tool :woohoo: :whistle:

A wise man once said...... When we are Mean, Shout at People, Lose our Tempers, Swear, and generally act like Tool Bags, Never forget ..... We are all Cavemen in Suits, Uniforms and/or Overalls ..... Living in Semi-Concrete Jungles. Andy - 2019 AD.
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20 May 2019 13:33 - 20 May 2019 13:47 #208489 by GeorgeC
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I just PM'd Lambert a request for "the most used Deep Impact Sockets".
It would be good to see his answer shared in this, and other "tool" topics.
I am deciding, after his advice, whether to go for individual sockets or a set.
The Battery Impact Wrench is a 'wish list' item, so a long 1/2" drive bar will be a starting point for me.

Edit: Excellent response from Lambert! I'll be shopping tomorrow and keeping them hidden in the car. ;)
This is looking good, its local too: www.bunnings.com.au/kincrome-10-piece-1-...-socket-set_p6110945

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PS: I wonder what Andy will do when the car hits GVM without the driver?

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20 May 2019 13:46 #208491 by furo
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This is my set-up. I have a first aid kit and water in one of the seat bags and warm clothes in the other, and a fire extinguisher on the side.

My main storage is hidden in the rear footwell, between the seats and the ply floor. I have a recovery tool bag with an adjustable spanner, pliers, screwdrivers, shackles and two tow ropes. I also have a spade, an AA breakdown kit, jump leads, duct tape, zip ties, 2L drinking water and the factory jack. A lot of stuff fits in that space, and it's all out of view.


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20 May 2019 13:51 #208492 by Lambert
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Following a request from GeorgeC. The thing is that you as an individual have to decide what you want from tools and even the stuff you have in your car. It depends on circumstances. If you're a professional mechanic for example your box will probably be a snap on and filled with one of everything off the truck because you need a lot of effective and reliable tools and your ability to earn depends on that. If like me you're a farmer and do basically everything your self then again you need plenty of options and again you need reliable tools but equally budget is a major factor as the tools are really just to help your ability to keep your enterprise afloat. If you're just doing a bit of DIY here and ther that is different again and you will survive adequately on cheaper tools and you will need less of them. It's also important to remember that the comprehensive kits of tools available in a box really are just a start, a gateway if you will, into a piecemeal collection built over years. Be prepared, it's addictive.

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20 May 2019 14:07 #208493 by Andy2640
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Nicely put lambert. I have a saying "buy once...cry once, buy cheap...buy twice".

Its served me well, and conversely, when ive bought low quality tools n stuff, they either break, wear out or dont stand up to the job.

But in saying that, i callrd a socket wrench...a torque wrench yesterday, so feel free to discard my advice :laugh:

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20 May 2019 14:17 - 20 May 2019 14:19 #208494 by GeorgeC
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Andy2640 wrote: Nicely put Lambert. I have a saying "buy once...cry once, buy cheap...buy twice".
Its served me well, and conversely, when I've bought low quality tools n stuff, they either break, wear out or don't stand up to the job.
But in saying that, I called a socket wrench...a torque wrench yesterday, so feel free to discard my advice

I have to agree! I just re-read Lambert's post, twice, and his PM, then amended my shopping list to the better quality, not the cheaper set, as its only $15 more. I'll try the specialist Tool Shop nearby for a competitive quote on Sidchrome. www.bunnings.com.au/sidchrome-10-piece-1...-set-metric_p0028019

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20 May 2019 15:08 #208498 by Guy 2
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Andy2640 wrote:

Lambert wrote: Genuine question, are you not worried stiff about all these things getting stolen?


Dont put my night goggles in the car though, that would be very silly, as opposed to a bit silly.



Andy - which Section of the SAS were you honourably discharged from?

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20 May 2019 15:20 - 20 May 2019 15:22 #208500 by Andy2640
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Lambert wrote: Genuine question, are you not worried stiff about all these things getting stolen?


Dont put my night goggles in the car though, that would be very silly, as opposed to a bit silly.



Andy - which Section of the SAS were you honourably discharged from?


I wish.....I was a girl guides honorary major. They were a leaving present for 10 years loyal service with the kitchen staff ;-)

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20 May 2019 15:42 #208502 by Guy 2
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As long as you don't wear your old uniform (along with those 'heels' you mentioned a while back) whilst you are out metal detecting at 2.00am with your night goggles on. However, if you do - I suspect you will scare the living Hell out of anyone you meet!

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20 May 2019 15:50 #208503 by Andy2640
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Guy 2 wrote: As long as you don't wear your old uniform (along with those 'heels' you mentioned a while back) whilst you are out metal detecting at 2.00am with your night goggles on. However, if you do - I suspect you will scare the living Hell out of anyone you meet!



Hahaa! I dunno Guy, most of the folks around where i live would find that sorta thing appealing ;-)

Its funny, i was chatting to a lady in the chemist a while back, she asked me what i'd been up to lately. When i told her i walk around farmers fields at night in my NVG goggles, she kinda looked at me weird and left in a hurry. What i find normal and fun, others find VERY strange. Go figure! ;-)

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20 May 2019 15:59 #208505 by Guy 2
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I've got it now Andy - you live just the other side of the hill from Royston Vasey. Just past the "Local Shop" for "Local People"!

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