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Team Tool Hoarder, or Team Tool Few?

By Trish
March 4, 2012

Tools tools tools- what's in your tool box?

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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 4, 2012 3:53 AM CST
When we moved here five years ago,people gave housewarming gifts of garden hand tools.
Nippers,clippers,4 trowels, 3 claws,2 weeders. Thats what we ended up with when added to the ones we already had.
We have a moritorium on garden giftes now.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Mar 4, 2012 5:16 AM CST
While we have several of each tool, I only have one that I use for each task.

I have two claws but only use one favorite, 3 trowels but use my favorite, we probably have 6 bull nose shovels but I only use one and once, when I broke the handle, Hank put a new handle on for me as I only like that particular shovel.

I've reached a point in my life where less is more Whistling
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 4, 2012 6:32 AM CST
I have been simplifying since I turned 60 ages ago. Believe me it works.
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Mar 4, 2012 7:08 AM CST
60 was my turning point too Thumbs up
Name: Sheila F
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Sheila_FW
Mar 5, 2012 7:20 AM CST
I agree I have too many tools, but find I only use a few of them after my back surgeries (around the time I turned 60). But no way I am giving them away! Hilarious!
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 5, 2012 7:48 AM CST
I live wit DD and SIL so all the tools stay.No giveaways her either.

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hazelnut
Mar 5, 2012 8:13 AM CST
i have a lot of tools, but then I do a lot of things. I am working on an old house, and clearing a neglected overgrown yard. I wouldn't say I have too many tools, even though most other people would. In fact it is a serious problem when wookmen come onto the property, they invariably take off with some of my tools. Or, use my tools and leave them in bad condition. I feel such a sense of loss. And it is so frustrating to look for a tool and find that someone had decided to mis-use it.

Recently, new neighbor kids got into my tool shed when I wasn't home.
I found a crow bar and my heavy duty loppers laying out in the yard.

I felt so violated! They even cut the padlocks off the tool shed. So now its time to put new locks, and try to replace the tools that are missing or damaged.

Yes. i often buy antique tools (both gardening and woodworking) at garage sales and flea markets.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
Pittsford NY (Zone 6a)
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ge1836
Mar 5, 2012 8:24 AM CST
What a shame .
My garden helper took a spading fork but returned it the next week.He is a good guy,just got onfused and said he didnt have one with a blue handle so he knew it must be mine.
Name: Jim Miracle
Evart, MI
jim49631
Mar 5, 2012 8:41 AM CST
Is there such a thing as too many tools.lol
Jim
Zone 5a MI
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patgeorge
Mar 5, 2012 11:05 AM CST
jim49631 said:Is there such a thing as too many tools.lol


No

Pat

Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Dec 8, 2013 4:42 PM CST
Bill was really bad about tools. Why look for that "special" tool when you can go buy another Grumbling Now that he's gone I still have to go through 4 sheds 6 or 7 tool bags and boxes Blinking Blinking no clue what some stuff is and really is it necessary to have 5 of the same thing??? Glare Anyone close by wants to help feel free Big Grin
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