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    what do you lose?

    What tool do you lose most frequently?
    Mine are ordinary side cutters. It seems every time I need some there are none to be found. Currently, I have these, kept in shop, another pair in tool chest in garage and, maybe, a pair in the tool box I carry in the truck.
    However, I often cannot find any anywhere and have to buy 2 to 4 new pairs a year. I do not understand. Is there a side cutter eating bug out there?
    What do you lose?
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    My pencils! I start out with a fresh box of a dozen, and put two near each major tool - TS,BSs, DPs, SCMS, etc, and the rest in a bench drawer - yet every time I need one it seems they've 'migrated' somewhere else.

    Tape measures are nearly as bad at migrating and hiding.
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    Mostly measuring devices (rulers, protractors, etc). Also my mind...

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    Toss up between pencils and tape measures. I must have 10 tapes but only 2 that I really like. They are never where I think I left them
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    Whatever tool I'm using. Yesterday, I lost my drill. While I was working on a project!

    Thanks,

    Bill
    (ps. it turned up half an hour later...

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    Mine is a Swiss Army knife

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    ...and why is it that you always find it in the last place you look?!?!?
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    Time. Never can find enough of it. I think Allen Levine steals it when I'm not looking. That would explain why he gets so much done and I get so little...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Lantry View Post
    Whatever tool I'm using.

    Bill
    My problem as well... I'll lay it down, put it in a pocket or a pencil behind my ear, then can't find it again... I've developed the habit of TRYING to always put the tool back in it's place... even though I'll walk a mile in the shop getting and replacing a tool... I lose less time than spending 1/2 an hour each time looking for the tool I just had in my hand 5 minutes ago....
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    I'm with Sharon...Swiss army knife. After that, Channel locks.
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