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Old 11-05-2017, 09:20 PM   #61
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Old 11-06-2017, 12:40 AM   #62
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If you are going to lend tools out you should know you are going to lose them. What I do with roofing tools is let the person know I can lend it if I can get it secured with a credit card and that I'll run the card if I don't get it back on time....including a handling fee. If they really want it and will return it they don't have a problem with that. If they have a problem then they were not going to return it anyway. Works every time.



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Ooh, another good one.


Can I borrow your drill?

- can I borrow your toothbrush?

Well, no, it's mine.

- there ya go.


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Ooh, another good one.


Can I borrow your drill?

- can I borrow your toothbrush?

Well, no, it's mine.

- there ya go.


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that's a good one
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Your co-workers/borrowers are living beyond their means by using your equity to earn their income....

Persons that don't spend part of their income for tools/property to forward their income potential rarely take care of others valuables as the owner would as a matter of course....

Hunter/gathers always take more then they land/property owning persons

The borrowers lower your production, because you quit working while acting as a tool rental store, and the bum also stopped working while he is pan handling at work on the clock....

And you don't have use of the tool while it is borrowed with out remuneration.....

I'll offer to sell tools at new costs to co-workers, then buy them back at a discount that includes condition and amount of use....
Few bums will engage in any fair exchange, all to the better.

The type of magical thinking used by the bums doesn't lend itself to correction unfortunately, major US political party claim the same crazy ideas as part of their Party'd Platform planks......
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Your co-workers/borrowers are living beyond their means
Everyone there is. I've still not heard back from Mr. OP as to if he is working as a businessman working on someone's house without liability insurance. My guess is he is as he's been in the trades for less than a year, so don't see a track record for any insurance company to go off of.

My bet would be other people there that are constantly lacking tools and are borrowing them from a guy in the trades less than a year....are also 1099...and w/o insurance (fill in the rest of the stereotypes).

They are hosing this kid. Hopefully nothing bad will happen before he moves on.
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Lent my 32' ladder Few years ago and Came back covered in brown stain. Was a customer I did one job for before . Not even an apology lol. Didn't learn my lesson cause I lend guys my 40' all the time.


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you're just hoping it won't come back
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you're just hoping it won't come back


My brother in law would be for sure. He's the one that carries it around and has to climb it. I stay on the ground for the most part.


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I'll be courteous enough to loan out my second hand tools but if you haven't made an effort to get your own then I come across with this line "can I borrow your girl friend for an hour" when you get the WTF look from them "you want to borrow my tools can't I borrow something of yours".
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The first tool is the gateway to lending many others. Whether they're a friend or co-worker, I tell them they can't use it. It may be callus, but I've atleast trained them to not ask me in the future. Which is nice.
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Family and that is it. That goes for my brothers who are not actually related to me but know I can ask for them to do the same in return. I guess that is where friendship turns into family hood.
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I typically don't lend any tools. I do make exception for one buddy I've worked with for over 25 years, but there are limitations. No precision tools. Ladders, scaffolding, dry-wall lift, texture pump, paint sprayer go back and forth between us so often it's hard to tell who owns them anymore. I bought the texture pump and he bought the paint sprayer but usually he uses the texture pump more than I do and I use the sprayer more than he does. I have full size scaffolding, he has a couple sections of baker scaffolding with wheels. It evens out. Once in a great while he'll need my hole hawg or my little tv inspection rig. The deal is if you **** it up you replace it with identical or a better tool, my choice.

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