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Old 01-04-2019, 04:52 PM   #21
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maybe branding with your google voice number is a better choice. Its free (for now anyways, has been for like 10 years), but it is a number to call. That seems like a nice idea. I might have to do that- why nobody has a online database to check whether a tool has been stolen or not ...
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Old 01-04-2019, 06:03 PM   #22
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What the hell is Google Voice?
You kids these days.
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maybe branding with your google voice number is a better choice. Its free (for now anyways, has been for like 10 years), but it is a number to call. That seems like a nice idea. I might have to do that- why nobody has a online database to check whether a tool has been stolen or not ...
On a more serious note, a central database for tools is a pretty good idea.

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Google voice rocks. I picked up 6 GV numbers 4 years ago when a new exchange opened up. Already ported a few to cells.


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Google voice rocks. I picked up 6 GV numbers 4 years ago when a new exchange opened up. Already ported a few to cells.


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It's like a burner phone, without the fees and the upkeep. Basically an alternate number which can be setup to forward calls or txt messages, or send you an email. By putting this number instead of your real #, you hide your identity
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It's like a burner phone, without the fees and the upkeep. Basically an alternate number which can be setup to forward calls or txt messages, or send you an email. By putting this number instead of your real #, you hide your identity
Also, if you want a number thatís easy to remember you can search Googles available numbers. It will also allow you to search for a word. 1800contacts for example. Then you just call your cell phone provider and tell them you want to port the number over and that becomes your cell phone number.
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My old boss liked to engrave all his tools. He would put multiple markings on the tools and in hard to reach places if possible. Someone stole a thousand dollar saw and about 2 months later it popped back up because the thief couldn't file all of the numbers off and police were able to identify it.

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Inscribe on your tools, "I am HIV positive; please be careful with my tools"
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My old boss liked to engrave all his tools. He would put multiple markings on the tools and in hard to reach places if possible. Someone stole a thousand dollar saw and about 2 months later it popped back up because the thief couldn't file all of the numbers off and police were able to identify it.

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If you're going to go through the trouble of engraving, engrave the real numbers in places they wouldn't look for... inside the drill's battery area, on the inside of the miter saw blade holder, inside of table saw housing, etc... then engrave a fake set of numbers out in the open on the tool, so they think that it's the actual number...

Even if they figure that out and try to file them off, in a dispute on ownership, the fact that you could identify the area the numbers were (even though filed off) is going to go in your favor and they'd have to explain how you'd know that...

Easiest way is to take a pic of the tool with the receipt (which shows date of purchase, item purchased and payment method for easy reference) and keep it in a separate folder in your company file folders (be sure to back up your files)... send an updated PDF file of the images to your insurance agent initially after inventory and once per year along with your payment... a few minutes of time and they're not going to be able to legitimately deny a claim from that point on...

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I had these made up this year. I initially was getting them for calling cards so to speak for outdoor projects but realized they where great for larger tools and ladder to identify them.


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