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TOOLS OF THE TRADE-BASIC TOOLS OF THE JOB Discussions (9)

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Tool History

Lets keep our tool history alive and see how much information and old pictures or ads of our tools we can find. Please include any links or…

Started by Brad Hoff

8 Jul 29, 2010
Reply by Joseph R Polenzani

"Rig Books"?

At our dept. we have a "rig book" on each fire rig, which is a reference to the apparatus and the tools carried on it. This includes rig sp…

Started by Joe Pantaleo

0 Jun 17, 2010

Tool Maintenance!

Would like some input and ideas on tool maintenance. Different areas (geographically) do different things to keep their tools in good opera…

Started by Chuck Fager

5 Dec 19, 2009
Reply by Chuck Fager

They took our Heavy Irons

About a year ago our company decided to add a set of Heavy Irons (Maul mated with Haligan) to our truck. Anticipating the department not ap…

Started by Shannon Stephens

3 Dec 3, 2009
Reply by james e bennett

Preventing Winter Rust...

Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm looking for advice on keeping tools rust free in the cold, northern winter months. Last night I cleaned and wire-…

Started by Jeff Clayton

11 Feb 8, 2009
Reply by John Dantuono

Tool Modifications

A couple of questions: 1. Does your department allow you to modify any of your tools? 2. Do you support or discourage the modification of t…

Started by Andrew Brassard

3 Dec 14, 2008
Reply by Rick Fritz

Halligan Modification: Lock Puller

Hello Brothers, I am looking if anyone has a picture of a halligan that has been modified to be a lock puller. The modification was usuall…

Started by Andrew Brassard

8 Dec 8, 2008
Reply by Jamie Morelock

The other shift...

OK. Here is a tough question, you want to modify the tools, but the Captains on the other shift(s)don't. Because they're SORRY, The guy sup…

Started by Rick Fritz

5 Nov 24, 2008
Reply by Rick Fritz

Paint or no paint. What's the policy?

Do you paint the tools or not?

Started by Rick Fritz

13 Nov 16, 2008
Reply by TR Hagerty

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