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Discussion in 'Chainsaw' started by rupedoggy, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. rupedoggy

    rupedoggy Addicted to ArboristSite

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    I had a project saw right near the finish line. It needed one small part for completion. I know I had one it my "inventory". I spent a long time looking and could not find it. OK now it's a challenge and two more hours and still no part. What the heck, go to the dealer and buy a new one. After the saw is running tuned and just right put it up. Then clean up the mess made while searching for the missing part and what? There it is in a box I swear I looked through twice. Messing with my head!!!!!
     
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    :innocent: Nope. Never.
     
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    Me neither.
    Never went to town for a Ford starter solenoid that I keep 3-4 around, just in case.
     
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    SteveH ArboristSite Guru

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    Never even remotely the similar. That is why I don't really need the fifty tape measures and twenty box cutters I have scattered around.
     
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    That's why I buy reading glasses several at a time.
     
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    I’ve never started an engine cowl screw, picked up the torx t-handle then spent 20 minutes looking all over the bench for the screw.
     
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    Have some Ash trees I need to take down, I know I bought two plastic wedges a few years ago, looked all over and couldn't find them. I took one tree down and used an iron wedge that I have and decided to buy some more plastic wedges. I ordered three off eBay, when they came in, I unwrapped them and went to put them in the saw cabinet. There was a 5 gal. bucket with some stuff on it, setting by the cabinet and I reached down and moved a shop rag and there laid the two wedges. I now have three orange and two green plastic wedges.:D
     
  8. Woodslasher

    Woodslasher Sucker for thrashed saws.

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    I once dropped a screw on my bench and couldn't find it with a cursory or thorough search. A year or so later the shed containing the bench was slated to be turn down. Every last doggone thing was taken out and still the screw was never found. Magnets, brooms, multiple people, none could find it. And yet when I disassemble saws and tools in the dirt I never permanently lose any hardware ever. Can someone please explain that to me?
     
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    Kinda like a Thermos, it keeps hot things hot and cold things cold. How does it know!:surprised3:
     
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    Woodslasher Sucker for thrashed saws.

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    It asks wiseguys like you!
     
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    I think the problem is the color of your work bench top. The top is almost the color of the screws you take out. It just blends in. My top is covered with a green rubber conveyor belt. Hard to miss a screw on it unless it's all green too.

    Steve
     
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    Woodslasher Sucker for thrashed saws.

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    It was tan. Now it's gone.
     
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    You were a mole in a previous life. LOL
     
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    Like the old JB Hunt joke, driver went into the truck stop and saw the display, thermos keeps hot things hot and cold things cold so he bought one. He goes to his truck and his co-driver asks him what he has, he tells the co-driver, it's a thermos, keeps hot things hot and cold things cold. The co-driver asks what he has in it, driver says chicken soup and ice tea.
     
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    lmao
     
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    I usually can't find stuff after I have cleaned up the mess on the bench... and then I make a mess trying to find stuff I need. :dumb:

    Part of the fun I guess.
     
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    I was looking today for a screw, had so many rags on the bench it was hiding stuff against the wall I thought I had installed. No more rags on the bench near work area. Did find my spark plug, it was in the rags. Wondered why my brother kept saying I needed to tighten the flywheel nut, it was under the rags also and I was getting ready to install the starter cover. Daaaaa.

    Steve
     
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    How about wait ~2 weeks for a part to come in for a customer's whatever and then maybe a month or two down the road find 5 of whatever it was sitting on a shelf in the parts room. Somehow now in plain sight.
     
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    It's when you can find the part, screw, etc... but not the saw that you have real problems ;)
     
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    Sounds like our parts department some times. Got 4 in stock but they aren't where the pc shows them to be. Then find 10 when they do inventory.

    Steve
     
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