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Lost Tools Found
« on: October 12, 2018, 05:12:27 AM »
I found these items on the side of the road during my commute this past week.

6 inch Great Neck Clamp - made in China
8  inch pliers - no maker
12 inch adjustable wrench - no maker
9.5 inch Husky pipe wrench pliers

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2018, 06:09:35 AM »
Good thread.
I recently picked up a Powerbuilt 3/8" x 8" slotted screwdriver off the side of the road.
In fact quite a few of my every day users were found, I should take some pics.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2018, 06:10:37 AM by zoidberg »
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2018, 11:37:29 PM »
I have only really ever found a splitting maul and it was in the middle of the road :o Not a busy road or else someone may have ran over it and wrecked  :ahhh that was several years ago and I still have it :like:
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2018, 06:21:23 PM »
Good thread.  ....
In fact quite a few of my every day users were found, I should take some pics.

Please do!

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2018, 06:26:06 PM »
I found these items on the side of the road during my commute this past week.

6 inch Great Neck Clamp - made in China
8  inch pliers - no maker
12 inch adjustable wrench - no maker
9.5 inch Husky pipe wrench pliers

Home Depot has a lifetime warranty on their hand tools.  No receipt, no questions asked.  I decided to test their policy.  I returned the adjustable pipe pliers in the top photo and they gave me a new pair.  Easy, peasy.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2018, 06:27:31 PM by Yadda »

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Saturday Find
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2018, 06:38:21 PM »
Magna cart. I found this lying in the middle of the road while I was liking for an estate sale.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2018, 06:39:34 PM by Yadda »

"Drink your big black cow
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Sunday Find
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2018, 06:41:46 PM »
Rigid 14 inch pipe wrench.  I found this lying at a 4-way stop intersection on the way home from church today.
« Last Edit: October 21, 2018, 08:16:23 PM by Yadda »

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And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Sunday Find
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2018, 02:55:56 AM »
Rigid 14 inch pipe wrench.  I found this lying at a 4-way stop intersection on the way home from church today.

Now that is a find!   :like: I'd say the guy who lost it cringed when he found out it was gone.
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Re: Sunday Find
« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2018, 04:31:35 AM »
Rigid 14 inch pipe wrench.  I found this lying at a 4-way stop intersection on the way home from church today.

Now that is a find!   :like: I'd say the guy who lost it cringed when he found out it was gone.

I said the same thing to my wife when I picked it up.

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2018, 05:17:48 AM »
Recent finds. 

Pittsburgh (Harbor Freight) made in China 19mm combination wrench
Husky 8 inch (200 mm) adjustable wrench
Craftsman 44171 - 6 point flare nut wrench
Really tiny wire cutter

Three found in Houston, one found in Alabama.

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2018, 10:53:28 AM »
I found a hatchet head on the side of the road a year or so ago.
https://forum.multitool.org/index.php/topic,66035.msg1560499.html#msg1560499

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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2018, 04:24:55 PM »
I used to go into a huge junkyard, and I swear every time I went in I came out with an extra tool, but haven’t since I don’t drive and we moved, yet, a few years back we used to live in a big apartment complex, and I walked into the basement and there was a pair of 10” channel locks, sitting next to one of the furnaces, I let them sit there for the rest of the day and went down the next day and was like, oh well they had the chance to come back :whistle: ,,
Hey they were beat up and no marks that anyone could identify, they looked just like my 8”pair, so if I got asked I could just simply say they were part of my collection!

Another time long long ago on the way home the guy in front of me was a welder, you could see the tanks and equipment on the back of his truck and his helmet blew off, I stopped in traffic to pick it up, then tried to catch up to him, honked and flashed my lights but he didn’t slow down and then took a turn that wasn’t my way home so it staid in my truck, and it wasn’t a cheesy one, it was one of those automatic ones, still in good shape even though it blew about 15’ into the air and landed just off the road! Never got to use it, I used to do some welding and fig maybe it might come in handy but just never did..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2018, 03:27:43 PM »

Another time long long ago on the way home the guy in front of me was a welder, you could see the tanks and equipment on the back of his truck and his helmet blew off, I stopped in traffic to pick it up, then tried to catch up to him, honked and flashed my lights but he didn’t slow down and then took a turn that wasn’t my way home so it staid in my truck, and it wasn’t a cheesy one, it was one of those automatic ones, still in good shape even though it blew about 15’ into the air and landed just off the road! Never got to use it, I used to do some welding and fig maybe it might come in handy but just never did..
JR

20 years ago, I was stopped at an intersection.  A panel truck took a left tun in front of me.  A panel fell off and 660 Stihl chainsaw fell onto the road.  I stopped a picked it up and gave chase.  Never saw him.  Ran an ad in the paper with no response. I eventually trashed the panel and put the chainsaw on the shelf. 

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2018, 01:06:47 AM »
I need to start driving around following trucks...

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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2019, 01:58:58 PM »
Proto 320 tin snips and some weird little brush tool. Found last week on my commute to work.

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2019, 02:47:09 PM »
Some really nice finds.   :tu:

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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2019, 05:18:54 PM »
Proto 320 tin snips and some weird little brush tool. Found last week on my commute to work.

Pretty sure the "brush tool" is a "hoof tool"  for horses that combines a brush for cleaning hooves and hoof pick. Proto tin snips are pretty neat--around the house is old Wiss.
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #17 on: September 04, 2019, 09:40:01 PM »
Not a tool, but likely more important.

A few weeks ago, on my way home in late afternoon traffic, I was ready to make a right at a very busy intersection, the light turned green, and I then saw it, a Teddy Bear laying in the road, I put truck in park, turned on 4-ways, jumped out and rescued the bear and a few horns were honked, and I laid the bear on the base of a street lamp, and returned to the truck, looking at the cars behind me, figuring I was to receive middle finger salutes I received thumbs ups from a few drivers. 

I made my turn on red, and continued home. 

But, the next day running an errand for part time job, went into that intersection going other direction, caught a red, glanced at the base of the light pole, the bear was gone.  Replaced with a 3 foot square piece of card board with a “THANK YOU” and a heart painted on it. 

A grateful parent I am sure! 

Made my day.


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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2019, 10:08:26 PM »
Nice work!  :like:

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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2019, 10:25:50 PM »
Never posted it here, but found a Würth worklight a few years ago at the side of the road.

The charging station wasn't there obviously, so I built one myself using another, old charging station.

I drilled some holes on the charging port locations, screwed in 2 screws and suspended the charging pins (screws) using a pen spring.

I bought a cheap USB charging cable, cut it open and soldered the poles to the screws.

It's been going strong ever since!


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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2019, 10:49:53 PM »
Well that was Würth finding.  ::)

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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #21 on: September 05, 2019, 02:27:00 AM »
II let them sit there for the rest of the day and went down the next day and was like, oh well they had the chance to come back :whistle: ,,

I've always given the owner a reasonable amount of time to come back for their tool.  After that, it's mine.

- Steve
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #22 on: September 05, 2019, 07:22:14 AM »
Not a tool, but likely more important.

A few weeks ago, on my way home in late afternoon traffic, I was ready to make a right at a very busy intersection, the light turned green, and I then saw it, a Teddy Bear laying in the road, I put truck in park, turned on 4-ways, jumped out and rescued the bear and a few horns were honked, and I laid the bear on the base of a street lamp, and returned to the truck, looking at the cars behind me, figuring I was to receive middle finger salutes I received thumbs ups from a few drivers. 

I made my turn on red, and continued home. 

But, the next day running an errand for part time job, went into that intersection going other direction, caught a red, glanced at the base of the light pole, the bear was gone.  Replaced with a 3 foot square piece of card board with a “THANK YOU” and a heart painted on it. 

A grateful parent I am sure! 

Made my day.


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:tu:

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
No Life Club Posts: 2,846 Lifelike and remarkably self similar
Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #23 on: September 05, 2019, 07:24:20 AM »
Pretty sure the "brush tool" is a "hoof tool"  for horses that combines a brush for cleaning hooves and hoof pick. Proto tin snips are pretty neat--around the house is old Wiss.

Weird...

I found it in the middle of town near where I work.  No horse nearby, although this is Texas.  :dunno:

"Drink your big black cow
And get out of here." -  Steely Dan
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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #24 on: September 05, 2019, 10:16:53 PM »
My most recent find was a full sized pitchfork in like-new condition.

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Re: Lost Tools Found
« Reply #25 on: September 09, 2019, 12:42:54 PM »
My most recent find was a full sized pitchfork in like-new condition.

Well, all you need now is a torch and you're all set! ::)


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I'm AlephZero" :ninja:

 

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