I am lousy at keeping my tools. I will lose a crescent here, a channel locks, screw drivers.
I usually will leave them in a machine room or inside a unit. I did a project about a month ago, where I swear I had left some tools in the locked room overnight, figuring it was no biggie since I'd was to return in the am. I lost a bunch of stuff including a box of electrical terminations and what not. I went and asked the manager about it, who does not like me. I don't care for him either.
It just ticks you off. You can't accuse them. And it was no other way those tools and stuff was misplaced. I left them in that room and somehow the next morning the stuff and tools was gone.
Not to mention your coworkers. I don't trust some of them to be man enough to return something. I know a couple of our guys would not return something or even trouble themselves to ask around who's tool it might be of they happen to find one.
Those sorts of things really burn my a$$.
So. I went tool shopping yesterday to restock my Veto, cold weather is coming and need to be as prepared as possible.
I got to tell you. Sears is really starting to go down hill with their tool prices and the way they lay out the store tool area. I started by adding a bunch of stuff to the cart, and something just wasn't satisfying me about the prices or selections. I ditched the cart and left.
I went over to Lowes and Home Depot. Were only talking dikes, linemens, wire stripper/crimpers, some magnetic hex bits and stuff like that. I got good prices and good solid klein tools from both places. I shopped both first to see the better prices between the two stores, being that they were right next to one another. And I was able to come away with great deals between the two.
Sears better get their $hit together. It's starting to look a little gay in there.