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Old 07-24-2004, 10:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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just started a job in a shop, i dont have many tools, but id like to keep em mine, anybody got a good way to lable em with initials or anything like that? will punches work? what do ya'll do?

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Old 07-24-2004, 10:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 07-25-2004, 08:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Hot pink spary paint. Or use an engraving tool to initial them. I like both since you can spot the painted tools from far away, and if they clean off the paint, you stll have them engraved.
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Hot pink spary paint. Or use an engraving tool to initial them. I like both since you can spot the painted tools from far away, and if they clean off the paint, you stll have them engraved.

this is what i'd do
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Old 07-25-2004, 10:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This is what I would do also . My tools are marked with a dremel but the old guy I work with is blind and cant see the marks .I am constantly taking my tools back .I was going to use yellow . pink would work just as well .
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I L-A-B-E-L my tools with the dremmel also, and I use dark blue on all my tools, cause the only pink in my garage can clean my house.
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whats an engraving tool gonna set me back? this isn't soo much to keep my tools from walking off, as it is to keep me from taking the shops "common" tools. i suppose the paint would be a great idea as well.

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.....cause the only pink in my garage can clean my house.
You wear pink when you clean your house?
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Old 07-26-2004, 10:29 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Engraving tools are pretty cheap, I have seen them for $10-$15. I used a diamond tip in my dremel to engrave mine with my initials.
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I just picked up a new engraving tool I think it was about $25. It was one of those I was wondering the tool isle saw it and figured why not, works great. instead of painting the tools all pink I just use a paint pen, I put a few marks on the metric stuff so when I am laying on my back and there are 20 things laying around I can find them a little easier.
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Shop tools here are marked with three parallel grinder marks on the body of the tool. If it has the marks they go back to the shop.

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If you want to keep them then paint them the nastiest/oddball color you can find and hammer the first one to run off with one of them

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You wear pink when you clean your house?
And what if I do?
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Shop tools here are marked with three parallel grinder marks on the body of the tool
We had a system like that at a place I worked called Genie. It was a production line so we used a grinder/cut off wheel and put our stations numbers on the tool in roman numerals.

It is deeper than a engraving tool will go and makes it a bit harder for someone to "erase" the engraving.
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We had a system like that at a place I worked called Genie. It was a production line so we used a grinder/cut off wheel and put our stations numbers on the tool in roman numerals.

It is deeper than a engraving tool will go and makes it a bit harder for someone to "erase" the engraving.
Exactly! Wasn't sure if anyone would understand what I was trying to say. Ours are a Roman numeral III
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we have always used drivers licence #'s just incase someone with the same initials works in the same area.........more engraving yes but works very well
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