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Old 06-04-2015, 10:33 PM   #21
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Five helpers, while I make contact with the customer
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Old 06-04-2015, 10:37 PM   #22
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I recently bought a set of rigid stack boxes to carry my tile hand tools ...the job was a pretty good walk to the bath . honestly , I love tools , but don't like tool bags, buckets or boxes a whole lot ...sure, I'm excited when they are new, but mainly things get jumbled up. I keep an empty tote in my trailer and load specific tools I need for the job, and have several tool boxes that are task specific ..hanging doors, installing cabinets, etc. For the most part, I don't want to dig and want the tool in my hand .
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I recently bought a set of rigid stack boxes to carry my tile hand tools ...the job was a pretty good walk to the bath . honestly , I love tools , but don't like tool bags, buckets or boxes a whole lot ...sure, I'm excited when they are new, but mainly things get jumbled up. I keep an empty tote in my trailer and load specific tools I need for the job, and have several tool boxes that are task specific ..hanging doors, installing cabinets, etc. For the most part, I don't want to dig and want the tool in my hand .
Your job site trailer looks like my shed at home, everything has its place. I have um.. my tools, and then theres the company tools that my guys use that live in the work truck. I'd love to get the systainer setup for ALL the tools but I think they can manage with the milk crates, bags, five gallon buckets, whatever. Feel where I'm coming from? If I ever were to go solo It would be festool sponsorish looking for sure.
A landlord once told me to get a feel of how someone will treat your place, just look into their car. If its a mess then their home will be too. I can't make my self spend all that extra money on containers when they don't take care of what they have now. Especially when they aren't paying for it.
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I have been pretty surprised how well my guys have handled the trailer set up....but they know how I feel about it. Its the only 98 feet on earth I can control , so I lock it up and haul it around with me . I do know what you mean though ..exactly . guys will trash vehicles and tools .
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I leave my tools in the backyard. My guys unload on day one and that's it.
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All systainers, stack and roll.
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All systainers, stack and roll.
Do you use the dolly or the cart?
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Do you use the dolly or the cart?
The wheel base.
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Agullion, how do you like those Husky organizers. I'm looking at getting a few for screws, nailes, anchors, etc.
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Very sturdy ...lock together and closed pretty tight.. Good value ...material is real tough ..should last a while
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The tops on those husky boxes get brittle over time. Good boxes though
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I know most don't but I really like my SysRoll. This was the second trip up, there are 4 more stairs to the ground not seen in the photo.

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I know most don't but I really like my SysRoll. This was the second trip up, there are 4 more stairs to the ground not seen in the photo.

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Next time take the elevator
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We just park the truck really close. That's the cool thing about dirt work, the house isn't usually there yet when we use tools.
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Next time take the elevator
I wish, I'm more worn out from the stocking of the jobs at this location than the jobs themselves.

We did use the elevator on the Sheraton Hotel job. Hauling material and tools up 9 floors would have sucked.

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It's interesting that this topic came up. One thing that I've been looking into lately is shipping my tools and equipment to the jobsite for some of the larger projects where I have to camp out for a couple of months and set up a field office.
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my job site packages get thrown the boom or crane with lumber. the kids lower them down as each phase is complete or they get thrown the boom or crane on the next delivery. my helper knows what goes where and when cold.
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I don't know why but this thread strikes me as funny. I never really thought getting tools on the job was such a problem. Stocking material on site is usually the challenge.
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My problem hasn't been getting them there....its them walking off.

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