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stolen tools #41469
08/28/04 06:24 PM
08/28/04 06:24 PM
Kelley  Offline OP
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 28
Recieved a call from my boss monday morning (my first day of vacation), to tell me that someone broke into my company truck over the weekend and stole his hole hawg drill and all my tools.....all my handtools, 125 pc socket set and my dewalt 4 pc kit. what a way to start a vacation.. looks like his insutrance will cover the last i spoke with him.. any one else have similar story



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Re: stolen tools #41470
08/28/04 08:19 PM
08/28/04 08:19 PM
Speedy Petey  Offline
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 173
Upstate, NY
Way back this happend to a co-worker. Basically all his hand tools.
Let's just say he was very pissed but was put into a much better mood when he replaced "all" his tools with new stuff off the bosses insurance.

Speedy Petey

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein
Re: stolen tools #41471
08/28/04 08:25 PM
08/28/04 08:25 PM
DougW  Offline
Joined: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,143
North Chicago, IL
Unfortunately, yes... only my stuff wasn't insured <sigh>.

[This message has been edited by DougW (edited 08-28-2004).]

Re: stolen tools #41472
08/28/04 10:10 PM
08/28/04 10:10 PM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,231
SI,New Zealand
Hi there Kelley,
Welcome to ECN!. [Linked Image]
Well, it's been a few years since I've had any tools pinched, but even so it's darn inconvenient to say the least.
Sure, having insurance pay for new tools is cool, but the thing I don't like about it is, you have to get used to a new lot of tools.
Over the years, your hands mould into tools and even if you bought your tools 10 years ago, try and find a decent equivalent, these days.
Chances are it isn't made in the same place as your last lot. [Linked Image]

Re: stolen tools #41473
08/28/04 11:19 PM
08/28/04 11:19 PM
e57  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
Glad you had insurance on them...

Still blows!

Do a little seach at the link near post reply ther on stolen tools, some of the past topics covered some great ideas for marking, hunting down and killing of the ignoble thief.

I have had it happen too many times, once is enough!

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: stolen tools #41474
08/29/04 08:24 AM
08/29/04 08:24 AM
Pat@Amber  Offline
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 106
Gaithersburg, MD USA
Working in Washington DC, I've had tools stolen at least a dozen times. Once, they got a VERY expensive hammer drill out of my locked van, parked right in front of the Secret Service Headquarters in broad daylight. Nobody saw a thing of course. This is why I never buy tools from those guys that come around the job site selling a $250 drill for $20. I know where it came from and I don't want to encourage the a*#holes to do it again.

Power to the people
Re: stolen tools #41475
08/29/04 05:18 PM
08/29/04 05:18 PM
nesparky  Offline
Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 642
Yea had my trailer stolen from inside a locked fenced in area at a job site. Got the trailer back but it was domaged and stripped of the tools and materials in it. estimated loss was over 10K. Insurance covered only 5K for tools only. No insurance on the materials, that is on the GC's builders risk. The GC does not want to file so is going to get a bill for the materials. His choice on weather his insurance or he pays for it. If he does not pay it will go to the judge.
Will have to increaase my insurance [Linked Image]

Re: stolen tools #41476
08/30/04 02:10 AM
08/30/04 02:10 AM
e57  Offline
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 2,876
"those guys that come around the job site selling a $250 drill for $20" ...Get either are dumb enough get held there for the cops or chased off by an angry man with a 1/2" bender, and I still call the cops.

Mark Heller
"Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason


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