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#31671 - 12/01/03 08:56 AM Marking your tools  
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What methods do you use for marking your tools?


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#31672 - 12/01/03 11:39 AM Re: Marking your tools  
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i work in a shop but all my tools are either engraved or acid etched.


#31673 - 12/01/03 08:39 PM Re: Marking your tools  
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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 10:18 PM Re: Marking your tools  
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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 12:07 PM Re: Marking your tools  
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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 03:36 PM Re: Marking your tools  
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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 03:55 PM Re: Marking your tools  
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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 02:55 PM Re: Marking your tools  
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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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