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Old 05-18-2009, 01:52 AM   #21
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Old 05-18-2009, 08:15 AM   #23
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Favorite is my 35 yr-old 2-prong weed digger (like a screw-driver with 2 prongs on the end. Of course after all these years the prongs are all rounded off. 2nd is my 25 year old plastic rake. It's on it's 4th or 5th handle (I use handles from worn out brooms). All my other big plastic rakes seem to rot and break off the tines, but this one never did. Least favorite--17 yr-old push mower, 20 yr-old riding mower, 5 yr-old chain saw---I keep em' runnin', but darn I hate small engines.
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Just kidding, just kidding...

Allow me to clarify...this is for the goldfish.
They stage a revolution periodically.
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With the variety of stuff I do, whatever solves the problem.

Most recently an inspection mirror on a long expandable handle, along with 2 foot long drive extension, attached to a spring loaded 1/4" magnetic swivel socket on a cordless screwdriver to remove a bolt holding the old converter charger in my trailer.

The builders likely installed that charger before they added the trailer shell to the trailer floor.

I could have used extendeable arms like in the spiderman cartoons.

I also recited a litany a choice prayer like words invoking all sorts of deities, bodily functions. Many of the familial ancestors of the design engineers, in a not so favorable setting. Now THAT was good tool for the soul.

Paper clips are another favorite tool.
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Actually my favorite tool. Its a multi purpose. Is my Leatherman. Has come in handy numerous times verse the single use tools I feel like MacGyver with it.
Hmmm, I'm beginning to wonder about you. First it's Not Much Longer (?!) and now your favourite tool is one of these.....



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I have a bunch of favorites depending what I'm doing. My recent favorite is my alligator chomper:
Thanks, I think we have a winner for the Father's Day list!

Now if that just comes on a 10-foot pole for pruning 10"-diameter mango branches...
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My favorite tool......the butter knife.
Elementary, my dear Watson.
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It was bbbamI in the library with the butter knife.
You butter know it!......
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Oh you wicked person! Gonna hang on to all that vice, aren't ya?

There's a story about a guy who goes into a Sears store tool dept., and tells the clerk he needs a bigger vise... and three customers passing by suggest some!
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When you retire, get a good grip on every vice you can!
Oops!! That should have been "vise-grips", I guess! Shows how much I know about tools. Nearly nothing, but if I have duct tape and vise-grips I can usually get by.
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Thanks, I think we have a winner for the Father's Day list!

Now if that just comes on a 10-foot pole for pruning 10"-diameter mango branches...
I like the chomper because it's easy to chop a few branches, move them to a burn pile, and start cutting again without the hassle of restarting a gas powered chain saw.

I have a Craftsman pole saw on about a 10' pole, but I don't think one of these will take down your 10" mango branches.

Craftsman Pole Saw Attachment - Model 79246 at Sears.com
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I like the chomper because it's easy to chop a few branches, move them to a burn pile, and start cutting again without the hassle of restarting a gas powered chain saw.
Exactly. I can't throw 'em downhill into the gulch, so I need bite-size pieces to haul up 22 steps to the green waste can.

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I have a Craftsman pole saw on about a 10' pole, but I don't think one of these will take down your 10" mango branches.
I have a Ryobi gas engine with the pole option of a chainsaw, but I think I'm going to have to look into the chomper first.

I'll do one mango this year and the other one next year, which should buy me about five more years. And then we're going to turn the trunks into picnic tables...
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