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I started a simular thread before . I lent out my combo disk belt sander from HomeHardware , and it came back with the adjuster missing . Bought another on sale and lent it to another , only to come back with the disk stripped out somehow .
So I bought a belt sander from General that weighs 453 pounds , and this way there's no way to lend it!
What gets me is the fact I can use something for a decade with no issues , yet someone else can break it in a day?
I work with a guy , and when you lend him something it comes back destroyed . Found out later that he lends out your tools to half his friends afterwards , and by the time you get it back there's not much left .

My closest friend needs to use my Miter saw soon , and I'll let him use the Dewalt , but not my FesTool . Just ain't gonna happen .

I'm with you though Don , what kind of a household doesn't have a drill ? I'd tell your kid to go shopping , daughter or not .
My friends daughter doesn't have a drill either . She usually borrows her dads , but pawns it off later and claims it was stolen . You can only do that so many times before it looks suspicious.
Funny enough , she always has money for alcohol and smokes ?
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LMAO, Thats what she pawned it for, never heard of that before. Have been told by the one who loaned it out to go get it from the loanee, and the loanee is now the loaner and there is a new lonee who won't give it to you because says it belongs to the loner not you.

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LMAO, Thats what she pawned it for, never heard of that before. Have been told by the one who loaned it out to go get it from the loanee, and the loanee is now the loaner and there is a new lonee who won't give it to you because says it belongs to the loner not you.

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The bottom line is always the same , just don't lend out tools
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No one ever asks. Don't have a relative who works on anything that requires tools. Have a son-in-law I'd lend tools without hesitation, but he has more tools than I do. I've given him a couple of hand me down saws in hopes he'd get the bug, but not yet.

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Most people know not to ask by now. Small jobs I tell them to bring it to my shop.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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We've had this chat in the past. You know, or should know, intuitively who you can trust with YOUR tools. If you're not sure just say "No".
Like most of the members here, I've had my share of bad experiences.

My SiL drives me crazy; they live in Victoria, so when I go over to Vancouver Island I'll ask him before I leave home, "What do you need me to bring?"
"Oh nothing; I don't really need anything done." says he.
Until I get there without the tools I need to do the stuff he forgot to mention...
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In the words of the immortal Red Green: If it ain't broke, don't lend it.

I know of one or two people who keep a bucket of rusty wrenches and tools, strictly for loaning out.

The old farmers neighbor came over one day and asked to borrow the old farmers rope.
"Can't loan it", says the old farmer, "using it to tie up my milk".
"What kind of an excuse is that?", asked the neighbor.
The old farmer replied, "Doesn't matter what kind of an excuse it is, any excuse will do when you don't want to lend something".

I don't need to lend tools to get them lost or broken, I've got two sons who do that for me. Haven't seen my wire welder in years, fortunately I have a stick welder if I really need one.
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It helps me to view tool lending as a cash loan, the amount being the cost of replacement. I don't get as frustrated when the tool is returned damaged, and I use it as an excuse to upgrade. Some tools are irreplaceable, or difficult to replace, and aren't lent out.
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I broke up a lot of fights on the job over the years of a laborer getting into the carpenters tool box and "Borrowing" his chisel to clean concrete forms, or chip some concrete, or his handsaw to cut a concrete covered 2X4.
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Did once; got back a rusted table saw and jointer. I have a couple of friends that, like John, will take care of anything I might loan them but they'd rather call and say, "I need to borrow you - bring tools!" and I'm ok with that.
David did you ever say what condition the jointer was in and if you were able to clean it up like the TS?

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