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#31671 - 12/01/03 04:56 AM Marking your tools
electure Offline


Registered: 12/24/00
Posts: 4226
Loc: Fullerton, CA USA
What methods do you use for marking your tools?

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#31672 - 12/01/03 07:39 AM Re: Marking your tools
jlhmaint Offline

Registered: 05/25/02
Posts: 208
Loc: Fredericktown, OH, U.S.A
i work in a shop but all my tools are either engraved or acid etched.

#31673 - 12/01/03 04:39 PM Re: Marking your tools
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
well i know what my dog would do...but for lack of his canine sense of smell , i use colored tape...

#31674 - 12/01/03 06:18 PM Re: Marking your tools
ThinkGood Offline

Registered: 08/07/02
Posts: 1084
Loc: Milwaukee, WI
I use a Dremel to engrave mine. Problem is, I can't engrave the Dremel.

P. S. This stuff looks neat .

[This message has been edited by ThinkGood (edited 12-01-2003).]

#31675 - 12/02/03 08:07 AM Re: Marking your tools
maintenanceguy Offline

Registered: 12/02/01
Posts: 303
Loc: Southern NJ, USA
HAnd tools get my last name engraved on them where you can see it.

Power tools also get inscribed but I want everybody to know they're marked so I spraypaint either my last name or initials with a stencil big and bold on them.

#31676 - 12/02/03 11:36 AM Re: Marking your tools
BuggabooBren Offline

Registered: 11/15/01
Posts: 336
Loc: NM
My clever mom taught me to 'etch' on wood (rulers, etc) and plastics (calculators, etc) by scratching my name into the object and using a Sharpie or similar permanent marker to write my name over it. The ink then penetrates the etched letters and can't be removed easily. This works for a lot of smaller items unless they're dark colors.

#31677 - 12/02/03 11:55 AM Re: Marking your tools
wa2ise Offline

Registered: 11/29/02
Posts: 769
Loc: Oradell NJ USA
Read on this board about someone who painted his tools pink. Easy to spot, and as few men would want such tools with such an unmanly color, rarely get stolen.

#31678 - 12/05/03 10:55 AM Re: Marking your tools
DougW Offline

Registered: 06/08/03
Posts: 1083
Loc: North Chicago, IL
Use a carbide vibe engraver and then go over it with a Sharpie.

Also, if the tool can be disassembled, I mark every piece of it (ie my Circular saw is engraved on the handle assembly, skid plate, blade guard, motor housing, and blade housing).

My former Fire Chief was a master carpenter, and he told me about getting tools stolen, and having them show up with old bodies (his) and new handles... minus his markings.


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