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I have mine on a spreadsheet with the serial numbers recorded. Don't want things to show up in the Pawn shop.
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Yes I do. I have a PC program that stores operation manuals and photos of everything.
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right down to spread sheets on performance, reliability, tangible/intangible costs, up/down time and CS/TS evaluations on everything to include screwdrivers....
not to mention photo record..
I new Stick would be on top of this. I will have to say I do not do any of this but I know I need to. If I was young and working I would have plenty of time to keep records but I am old and retired and just don't have the time.
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Lots of pictures, mainly of the big stuff.

Unfortunately we tend to focus on the Big Machines, yet often times there is more value in the accessories in the drawer next to the machine we don't include. I have a handful of routers and laminate trimmers, but I probably have more invested in the Router Bits that go with them.
Yep, and some tools, especially Festool, effectively practice the Gillette razor business model where the consumables and simple accessories are shockingly expensive.

Other big ticket items that may escape immediate consideration: The workbench(s), DC system, that vintage and extremely difficult to replace vise, tool cabinets & storage, specialized builder’s hardware, quality hand planes & chisels, quality squares & other layout tools. Then there are those clamps....
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I new Stick would be on top of this. I will have to say I do not do any of this but I know I need to. If I was young and working I would have plenty of time to keep records but I am old and retired and just don't have the time.
start the sheet the day the tool comes into the shop...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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So do you have a back-up copy for when the whole house burns down and the computer goes with it?
Then do you update both copies at the same time?

Is the limit on the policy large enough to cover future acquisitions?

When you sell/break a tool do you remove it from the list?

Makes me tired to even think of this.

Have to make a trip to Harbor Freight for R&R.

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1.. So do you have a back-up copy for when the whole house burns down and the computer goes with it?

2... Then do you update both copies at the same time?

3... Is the limit on the policy large enough to cover future acquisitions?

4... When you sell/break a tool do you remove it from the list?

5... Makes me tired to even think of this.

6... Have to make a trip to Harbor Freight for R&R.

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1... yes...
2... yup... net worked..
3... yup...
4... yup..
5... take a nap...
6... yur a bad influence Herb...
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Makes me tired to even think of this.

Have to make a trip to Harbor Freight for R&R.
Me too. Don't need to go to HF, got a new catalog from them in the mail. Gonna put my legs up, have coffee, and look at the pretty pictures. Then either order something to be shipped, or have more coffee, or take a nap.
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1... yes...
2... yup... net worked..
3... yup...
4... yup..
5... take a nap...
6... yur a bad influence Herb...
Sorry, I am not a fan of paper work, would rather build something.
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I have several hundred photos of what's in the shop, but it keeps moving around and my inventory of car parts and supplies rivals the value of the tools.........toolboxes and air compressor and tools are separate categories, then there's the basement........lol
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