Tell me about it! The other day, I had to bend a couple of new brake lines for my 40, so I bought a tubing bender at NAPA while I was buying brake line tubing. Got the new lines bent, flared, and hooked up tight; went to put the tools away and what did I find in one of my tool chests? A real nice tubing bender, that I forgot I even had! I don't even remember buying it or what for, but obviously I had at some time in the past. One of the downsides of getting old I guess. Oh, well, now I have two, and one to loan out or give to one of my sons when they need one.... with tools it's always hard to remember everything you even had until the next time you desperately need it.
If tools could talk.........I bought a tubing bender at NAPA while I was buying brake line tubing. Got the new lines bent, flared, and hooked up tight; went to put the tools away and what did I find in one of my tool chests? A real nice tubing bender, that I forgot I even had!
Sorry to hear about the theft.I just went through the 540 piece Craftsman set. It was missing one hex bit but had 2 of another size. It also had 2 21mm 6pt normal sockets. I can easily tell that it is not the quality of my stolen Craftsman tools. Sockets with imperfections on the outside near the numbers. One with the writing upside down on the wrong end of the socket. One with laser etched number in addition to the stamped number like the rest. The end wrenches seemed much better as did the screwdrivers etc. The mini end wrenches looked cheaply made though. The sockets seemed no better quality than Pittsburgh or other HF fare. I am happy I got the set though as it is more complete in sockets and wrenches than I have ever had. I still need to replace my end wrenches and sockets above 26mm and 1.25" and those will likely be HF or similar.
For organizing, I have been looking at socket rails and trays etc. I want VIM Magrails but they are sure expensive. I might get enough of those to hold my most used sockets. There are many much less expensive options but they all take up more space and are not customizable.
So many more tools to replace. If they had stolen my tractor the Kubota insurance would have already replaced it but I would be out the TnT and 3rd function kits. I need to check to see if I can add those tractor improvements and extra attachments to my policy. I know you can continue the policy after the unit is paid off and it offers much better coverage than most home/farm policies.
It's also got a Borg-Warner T92 3spd transmission. And I just got a second one to make it a 6 speed (which was an available option). Of interest, the transmission is the same one used in the small Crosley automobiles.Dana 44!! looks like that thing has portal axles too! You're halfway to a true rock-crawling beast!