Tools tools tools, why must I steal my tools back. I don't know about you all, but a 17mm deep well is a popular socket to get borrowed. I lent it out once and it didn't come back. I couldn't remember who? I was doing a brake job and needed one, so I bought one while getting pads. Years later I was asked to help fix a truck and while laying on the ground I looked over and my socket was in his bolt tray!
Same guy different tool. I lent him my bottle jack my father had got me when I was 16. A year later I asked him where my jack was? He didn't know. One day I was in his garage helping him fix a ball joint on a truck and looked over in the corner and there was my jack. When we were done fixing his stupid truck I walked over and got the jack. I asked him where the handle was, of course he didn't know. To this day I have a jack without a handle.
Another guy needed my 17mm and I gave him the cheap one. It took 9 months to get it back.
I am glad my wife got me the high quality deep well impact sockets when we were young. As many people that have used them they have been through 10 lives. There is almost always one being borrowed.
My ryobi 18v 1/2" impact has been somewhere else for most of its life.
It took almost a year to get a tiller back twice.
My 311 chain saw came back missing the air box screws.
The old pull behind tiller came back with only a half of a rod. The other half went through the block and got lost in the field.
Many of the borrowers are great though. Some of them bring things back in a day or two, so it is not all bad.
When I can't find something my wife with her hands on her hips gives me that motherly glare and says" who did you loan it too?"
I need a sign out chart.
Maybe I should start a tool rental service?