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things to take on the job with you
« on: January 05, 2007, 10:17:22 PM »
i'm heading out tomorrow for another job from home (second one, maybe one of these days i'll get out of the "favor routine" and into the pay routine!)...

anyways, what do you guys carry with you?

bands, are obvious, how many?

wedges
splitting maul can double as a hammer to drive the wedges
pry bar
Automatic transmission fluid to lube everything up
gas
water
dish soap
bumper jack
cant hooks


what else?
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2007, 10:26:38 PM »
Just call me the midget doctor.
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2007, 10:29:47 PM »
Well if your luck is like mine it really don't matter.  There will ALWAYS be one thing you forgot! :D  Your list is a basic list that will cover most situations though.
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2007, 11:17:23 PM »
I have been known to forget the key to the mill :D  Can be a real pain when working 30+ miles from home :o

I also take hearing and eye protection, chainsaw, and a grease gun.
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2007, 11:42:07 PM »
Small tool box
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2007, 11:52:47 PM »
Define: Small Toolbox ???

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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2007, 11:55:42 PM »
Camera. ;D
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2007, 01:18:19 AM »
Make sure  to bring some tools to remove sawed off nails or such. Hammer, chissel, visegrips. A cordless drill can come in handy too.

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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2007, 07:41:06 AM »
Food and drinks.  I am really surprised this is so far down the list.
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2007, 07:51:23 AM »
Extra cash to get back home on . :) :)
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2007, 07:52:53 AM »
Hmmm...is coffee "food and drinks", or is it in a field of its own?   ;D

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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2007, 08:05:13 AM »
Cell phone to order parts before closing time.  If it ain't closing time when it breaks, it will be by the time you get home to call.
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2007, 10:29:00 AM »
First aid kit. Don't leave home without it. ;D
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2007, 10:55:32 AM »
Just to let you know, as many times as I was told to take the key for the mill the first time I went out I some how decided I didnt need it.  :-X
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2007, 11:48:55 AM »
You can break the key off in the switch and all you need is a screw driver to start. It has worked for me for about 6 months now.  But mine is stationary.
OSHA says the key must be removed every time a blade is changed.  Got wrote up for not locking out the WM during blade change.
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2007, 12:30:10 PM »
Just a dumb question. 

Is there a law that says a piece of equipment has to have an ignition key?   Why not just an on/0ff switch and a master switch somewhere?

It seems that most industrial engines are easy to start (relative to theft).  Diesels are the easiest of all.  I know that safety is the forefront, but is there a law controlling manufacturers of equipment?

There are automobiles today that have a key only to open the trunk.  Everything else is computerized.   

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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2007, 03:37:52 PM »
Hmmm...is coffee "food and drinks", or is it in a field of its own?   ;D



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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2007, 04:18:45 PM »
Define: Small Toolbox ???

as long as it doesn't exceed the GRVW of the tow vehicle. :D :D :D






PS....if it does then it's a BIG toolbox. ;D
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2007, 06:21:21 PM »
I take an old brief case with all my manuals, which I have separated into small binders. Most important is tally sheets and forms/material to prepare invoice/bill for the sawing when finished. It is good to get paid prior to moving mill from jobsite. ;D I have found that two sets of open end/box end wrenches from 7/16 to 3/4 usually fills the need on my WM. (Small Box)
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Re: things to take on the job with you
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2007, 06:39:51 PM »
     Take evething that you can think of and anything that you might not need. Then ask wife if you forgot anthing.





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