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    Needle nose pliers, just started buying cheap Home Depot ones.

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    I lost two one hundred dollar flashlights in the last four years .
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    Thermometers and flashlights
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    5 / 16 nut driver

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    Aside from thermometers, I am cursed with a linesman pliers hex. Can't own a pair for more than a couple of months at a time...

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    The bits for those 10 in one Klein . 10 plus one .. whatever
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    Crawling in dark awkward attics seems to be the worst. Once lost a brand new multimeter in an ocean of cellulose. I dug for it for an hour then gave up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danicus187 View Post
    Crawling in dark awkward attics seems to be the worst. Once lost a brand new multimeter in an ocean of cellulose. I dug for it for an hour then gave up.
    Want to drive someone nuts? Take a couple smoke detectors and Chuck them in the attic with that stuff. Preferably with low batteries.

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    Service wrench and 11&1 screwdriver bits.
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    For some reason I always leave tape measures. As stupid as it sounds I think the one before my last I literally lost it before I even used it once.

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    Wire strippers, mini split adapter for gauges, utility knife lost dozens of each lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoCougs View Post
    For some reason I always leave tape measures. As stupid as it sounds I think the one before my last I literally lost it before I even used it once.
    My God, I can't stand it! I lose so many damn tape measures at home and work, I just buy the Dollar store brand now, a half dozen at a time. I keep a better one in the glove compartment if I need a 25'.
    Oh, and foil tape squeegees.
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    utility knives . where do they all go ? can never find one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danicus187 View Post
    Crawling in dark awkward attics seems to be the worst. Once lost a brand new multimeter in an ocean of cellulose. I dug for it for an hour then gave up.
    Stick one of those bluetooth tiles on it. Wont lose another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgenius33 View Post
    My God, I can't stand it! I lose so many damn tape measures at home and work, I just buy the Dollar store brand now, a half dozen at a time. I keep a better one in the glove compartment if I need a 25'.
    Oh, and foil tape squeegees.
    Understand that one...
    I do not know when the last time I actually broke a tape measure...
    They always get lost first...

    Been buying an economy version for around $4 at the big box stores...
    May look at the dollar stores for a $0.99 version...

    Same with utility knives... been getting the silver ones at Horrible Freight... buy half a dozen at a time... usually for $0.99 when they are on sale!
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    Lol. Maybe you guys need to get an old wore out tape measure. Probably couldn't lose it if you tried. I got 7 or 8 bouncing around in the truck I need to throw away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joeysmith View Post
    Lol. Maybe you guys need to get an old wore out tape measure. Probably couldn't lose it if you tried. I got 7 or 8 bouncing around in the truck I need to throw away.
    You can 'donate' them to me...
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    For many years I never lost any tools. This was because I knew exactly what my tool pouch weighed. When I picked it up I could immediately feel if so much as a screwdriver was missing.

    And also; every tool went into the same place every time. So I could instantly find anything - even in the dark or when reaching behind me. But beyond that; I could tell at a quick glance if anything was missing.

    I still have the pair of channel locks I got in my first tech school. <g> I don't use them anymore - but I still have them.

    That has all faded because I don't clean up as much any more. For many years I did only service so I was always moving but now sometimes I work on the same thing for a few days so I clean up less and so lose more things. And besides that; I have two of everything now and each is 1000 miles from the other - so it's not always as clear in my mind as it once was.

    But I really very seldom lose anything still.

    If I go into an attic or a crawl I always put everything into the 3 gallon pickle bucket I use for my shopvac base - my whole tool pouch and anything else I am taking Justin Case. Jostling a tool pouch around beams, and ducts, and trusses and all that just seems too risky in terms of something falling out and going un-noticed.
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    I don't lose tools. I might leave them behind for a day or two but that's it. And I ALWAYS remember where I left them. I'm probably jinxing myself by saying this though.

    How many of you guys keep the tools you find? If I find a tool I leave it behind. You never know when the guy who left it is coming back.

    One of my coworkers is a little superstitious and believes that if you take the tools you find you'll lose yours somewhere down the road. Might be something to that...

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