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We've been on this job for the past month or so and got to know all the lads there (as you do). Ducters, tilers etc.

Anyway, the other week a new gang turns up doing some work, very ignorant, selfish work ethics so a workmate and I end up having words with one of them.

At the end of the day, as we're packing up, my mate realises his drill's gone missing :eek:
We never found it (obviously), one of those little tw**s probably had it off. :mad:
I know it could be looked on as funny.
(Big tough guy has words with someone who then retaliates by nicking his tool :cool:)

But it is bang out of order. I mean, it's going to cost the lad 2-3 days wages to replace it brand new.

Well, point of this thread is, have any of you lot had any tools nicked? If so, what? And did you find it funny? :D
 
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Re: Where's your F***ing Tool!?!

yeah a few things, even tho i've only been sparkying for 8 months, i've had a saw nicked off me, liturally walked (5 of us) down the length of the building and back (20m), and it had gone, cameras showed nothing which seemed funny. screw drivers, windup radio (got that back tho)
 
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bahco

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i lost my trusty terminal driver ive had for months and months bought a new one then found it the next day!

haha typical
 
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Cirrus

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Had all sorts nicked and it's usually plasterers and painters who do the thieving in my experience. Just small things like levels, drivers etc.
 

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dunno about nicked, but i've lost a fair bit to. Leaving my level on top of units etc
 
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rumrunner

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time for the Heavy duty cable croppers i think,you nick my tools ill nick yours,;)
all the very best in the world:)
 
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wayne

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nicking tools is out of order sometimes you only find them missing when you need them and yes i've had drills nicked and i've"lost"various hand tools over the years
 
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Spudmiester

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Had my entire toolkit robbed once.

Along with the van that it was in !

B******S
 
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Bane

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Can't understand people leaving their tools in their vehicles overnight Spudmiester. My boss does the same but, as far as I know, he's not had a vehicle robbed...Yet.

*Remembers his own tools in the car and trundles off to bring them in*
 
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Cirrus

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Some of us have to Bane. I carry that much by way of tools and kit it would take me an hour a day to empty/load the van up;)
 
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i just take out my expensive stuff out on a night, tester and what-not...and my main toolbox, cos i take it to bed with me. awwwwww.
 
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Bane

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True, true.

(aimed at cirrus)
 
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Cirrus

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What are you aiming at me Bane. I told you before - play with it and you will go blind!
 
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Shakey

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now tools..... remind me....

ah yes! those dirty things used by proper electricians:eek:

perhaps if I go and do the 2330 they will teach me use a screwdriver:p
 
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Bane

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They keep telling me that at work too.

Just because I stand their squeezing it...
 
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Cirrus

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Nah, the 2330 isn't quite that in depth Shakey!!
 
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slrichardson

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Plus the wife wouldn't like them all in the lounge!!!!
 
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rumrunner

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GET ONE OF THESE AND LEAVE IT IN THE VAN,AND DONT FEED IT!
 
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Me too my tool pouch was nicked under my nose... I have 2 tools there that are costly.










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Spudmiester

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It was a hard (and expensive ) lesson learned.

But somtimes it is unavoidable
 
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lukese

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never had nothing nicked, touch wood!, but lost **** loads above ceilings and on top of ducts, also enjoy leaving my magnetic boat level underneath a bit of tray that is way up in the skys then not noticing till the cherry picker is grounded, great stuff.
 
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TPES

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Here's a question for ya..

For example..Someone offers you a mint/new bosch 36v sds drill, Its in its case, no unsightly marks, looks like new, with 2 batterys and charger. its £399 in your wholsalers. You get offered it for say £60.

Now without asking questions, or without being told your 99% sure its been stolen.. as its at a silly price.

Would you instantly have it straight off him? would you be bothered about asking where its from..

I know we all would hate any of our kit being nicked, and in a perfect world this wouldnt happen. but it does. and i doubt it will stop.

Just curious on how many of us have been offered "suspicious goods" and what your reaction is to "Trev" who is selling it down the boozer.

(I wouldnt be supprised if i dont get any answers on this)
 

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Hi,everyone
Worked on one site where I had my two pairs of pump pliers nicked,I had put some yellow heat shrink on the handles to make easy to see.Anyway about two years later went to a customers house to wire a new kitchen,and the plumber was there,and lo and behold he was removing pipework with pump pliers with lovely yellow heat shrink handles!:eek:
 

rodney12

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scandalous!! Did the thieving gypo admit it?
 

gaffer

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Here's a question for ya..

For example..Someone offers you a mint/new bosch 36v sds drill, Its in its case, no unsightly marks, looks like new, with 2 batterys and charger. its £399 in your wholsalers. You get offered it for say £60.

Now without asking questions, or without being told your 99% sure its been stolen.. as its at a silly price.

Would you instantly have it straight off him? would you be bothered about asking where its from..

I know we all would hate any of our kit being nicked, and in a perfect world this wouldnt happen. but it does. and i doubt it will stop.

Just curious on how many of us have been offered "suspicious goods" and what your reaction is to "Trev" who is selling it down the boozer.

(I wouldnt be supprised if i dont get any answers on this)
I would be gutted if it was mine,Now when you buy Bosch brand new your details are recorded as part of the guarantee .I think I would get the guys number and tell him I would ring him tomorrow,then phone the police.
Would Bosch be allowed to release info under the data protection act?
All my power tools are engraved with my initials and phone number ,and I have photos and seperate records of manufacture numbers etc.
 
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The police are too useless to return any of the stuff anyway so keeping records of numbers probably won't help
It takes too long to take all drills etc out of the van every day
When you have 2 tools kits
About 8 drills....
Where do you stop...some want the copper so are you going to unload all of the cable??
 
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TPES

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The police are too useless to return any of the stuff anyway so keeping records of numbers probably won't help
It takes too long to take all drills etc out of the van every day
When you have 2 tools kits
About 8 drills....
Where do you stop...some want the copper so are you going to unload all of the cable??

Can be a right pain, I always take certain items out my van, tester ect... then i just back right up to my house, I have security lights front back and sides of my house, and 4 cctv cameras recording 24hrs, I'd like to think this would put the theives off. But then if they really want something bad enough they'll get it anyway.
 
I did once have to hunt for my mobile when it rang. After several more rings I found it under the floorboards I had just nailed down!
 
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