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Tools Everyone Should Own ... #16? Measuring tape
yahoo.com ^ | 9.2.10

Posted on 09/02/2010 7:25:29 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch

Man is "weak in himself, and of small stature," wrote 19th-century essayist Thomas Carlyle. Yet, with tools, "the granite mountain melts into light dust before him, seas are his smooth highway, winds and fire his un wearying steeds." And this from a guy who never felt a 5800-rpm circular saw scream to life in his hand.

While much has changed since Carlyle's day, one thing hasn't: We need tools to build, repair and maintain the mechanical world in which we live. With these tools, you'll be ready for just about any project--whether it's melting mountains or swapping out the kitchen sink.

1. Sledgehammer

Few tools combine brute force and finesse as elegantly as a sledgehammer. Swing it overhead to deliver bomb-blast destructiveness or to fire a wood-splitting wedge through a big log. Handle it like a putter to salvage architectural elements such as a post-and-beam barn frame that needs knocking apart. Most of us are better off with an 8- or 10-pound model that we can swing easily, not a 16- to 20-pounder.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Society
KEYWORDS: tools

1 posted on 09/02/2010 7:25:30 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch
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To: InvisibleChurch
measuring tape

Stanley Powerlock. The family's been using them for generations.

2 posted on 09/02/2010 7:27:07 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (peace is a spoil of war.)
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To: InvisibleChurch


3 posted on 09/02/2010 7:27:27 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy
I can't do anything without this one:
4 posted on 09/02/2010 7:29:24 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: InvisibleChurch
Flawed list.
 
This isn't on the list.
 



5 posted on 09/02/2010 7:29:45 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: InvisibleChurch

duct tape is my favorite tool


6 posted on 09/02/2010 7:32:21 AM PDT by dalebert (true hillbilly)
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To: Responsibility2nd
"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."


7 posted on 09/02/2010 7:35:53 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: dalebert

[duct tape is my favorite tool]

zip ties for anything the duct tape won’t hold together...and it always helps to have a bigger hammer.


8 posted on 09/02/2010 7:37:51 AM PDT by Blue Collar Christian (A "tea bagger"? Say it to my face. ><BCC>)
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To: Dahoser

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy."
 
 
And if the women get too yacky...
 
Duct tape works there as well.
 
 

9 posted on 09/02/2010 7:41:29 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Here's a must-have. Instant swimming pools!


10 posted on 09/02/2010 7:42:50 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

11 posted on 09/02/2010 7:46:25 AM PDT by TSgt (And the war came.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

LOL, the most forgotten tool of all is an engaged brain. The newest (or oldest) gadget is no substitute for skill and thinking, hence the revived adage ‘measure once, cut twice and why is this @@#@$@ board still too &&&(^&(^ short!!!’. LOL!!


12 posted on 09/02/2010 7:56:11 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: paulycy
This one is absolutely necessary for shoveling your driveway!
13 posted on 09/02/2010 8:06:25 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Right on for the snow. Here in central virginia we need these to haul the fall leaves if we don’t want to burn them.


14 posted on 09/02/2010 8:10:41 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: InvisibleChurch
My Bestest Freind in my shop

My second Bestest Freind

I love my wood shop i'd be here all day if i listed all my fav tools

15 posted on 09/02/2010 8:11:03 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
Right on for the snow. Here in central virginia we need these to haul the fall leaves if we don't want to burn them.


16 posted on 09/02/2010 8:11:09 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy
Here in tidewater VA we need these for our gardens....
17 posted on 09/02/2010 8:19:08 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Is Virginia a great state or what? :0)


18 posted on 09/02/2010 8:22:00 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: paulycy
It sure is, but the weeds are awful. I have to use this just to get them out...
19 posted on 09/02/2010 8:29:10 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Really great for crowd control too!


20 posted on 09/02/2010 8:31:17 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

Works like a charm!


21 posted on 09/02/2010 8:33:43 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: InvisibleChurch

Someone once told me that you really need only two tools.

Duct tape and WD-40.

If it moves and it shouldn’t use the Duct Tape.

If it doesn’t move and it should, use the WD-40.

Bill


22 posted on 09/02/2010 8:36:06 AM PDT by BillDon
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

The big tractor behind her would probably be helpful as well.


23 posted on 09/02/2010 8:58:11 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: InvisibleChurch

metoo


24 posted on 09/02/2010 11:44:25 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response)
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To: Responsibility2nd

agreed


25 posted on 09/02/2010 5:36:01 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Stimulus ~ Response)
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