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Friday, October 22, 2010


In this blog I am going to share one of the poems I wrote, normally I don't share these writings with anyone but family. I guess that I have always been a little afraid to share some of my thoughts that I randomly write down. I was asked a few years back to write book of poetry but I never did because of being to shy to let people read something that I wrote.

                                                            Native Born Yet Forgotten

More pic's of our storage building being built

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Here are more pic's of the storage building that Gil (my other half) is building in our back yard. The building is 17x40 on the bottom and second floor is 20x40. Can't wait for this to be done!!!! I am going to put more pic's of the building on this blog. This is the building that we are building on a budget. I am so impressed with my other half, he has done this by himself  and I have been watching and at times he really scared me putting the top floor up especially. Well here we go I am going to start the pic's now:

These are some of the pic's taken while the building has been worked on. This is Gil taking a break while working on the upstairs building shelves.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

You Can Build a Storage Building On A Low Budget

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You can build a storage building on a low budget with unwanted or recycled materials.If you look around in the cities,towns,villages where you live I'll bet you'll find buildings being torn down and being thrown out. Why not ask if you could utilize some of the materials, there are some places that will let you take discarded lumber, windows,doors,bricks etc. at no or little cost.
Our storage building being an example. It is a pole barn style building built from less then perfect poles being slightly crooked/twisted poles, slightly crooked or twisted 2x4's,6,8,10 and 12 pressure treated or not lumber.
In our case unwanted temporary stairs are now floor joists and block flooring.Don't forget to reuse the plastic film for protecting floors discarded after job completion for vapor barrier for under floors.
OSB sheathing which is lumber mill by products reused to make the sheathing. Windows and doors are lumber store returns or damaged products.We will also be using a recycled overhead garage door.
Bricks are used for patio or driveway paving. Don't forget about oops paint it can be utilized if color choice is an option it can be used as a base or primer paint use desired color over it,which less higher priced paint used. Also check the secondary market lumber stores for savings.As in hard economic times there are options to utilize limited monies!!!!

Will add more pic's of our storage building in next blog

Battery Powered Tools Do Have Their Drawbacks

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                      This is our opinion, you may agree or disagree, that is your choice!!!!

As the owners of  The Tool Recyclers,we have found that battery tools(cordless) do have their drawbacks. As the years of technology have increased to make better tools, it seems that the various tool companies that once stood behind their products, now stand in front of them. Let me explain what I mean by that statement, I will not use the name of the companies but will describe the colors of the tools.
First example will be a big yellow tool - where a battery charger had been recalled for a defect,the company said it would not have affected the batteries that were charged even though it had melted a brand new battery in it but they would replace 2 out of the 7 or 8 new batteries that had been charged leaving the owner of these batteries the cost to replace the rest as the defective charger did affect the brand new batteries. We have also found that the Lithium batteries that suppose to hold a charge for 18mths or longer. That are brand new come out of the package and the charger reads their defective as they had only one third of the voltage - apparently these batteries had sat on the shelf to long. This is two of the main problems we have found with these tools.
Another example would be the big red tools - where contractors depend on their tools in all kinds of conditions but if used in various conditions and they become defective, the batteries may or may not be covered by the warranty/guarantee because of wet conditions. Plumbers as an example would be out the batteries as most contractors buy tools because of reliability and the reputation of the tool.They depend on their tools to do the job for them in all kinds of conditions.
The next example would be the max voltage in a variety of the tool companies,where they advertise the tool at a higher voltage then the normal working voltage, since batteries are charged at a higher voltage and are actually discharged when they get to their nominal voltage. Ex: the 12Vmax is actually a 10.8V and is really no different tool or battery then the original.
Basically as we see it these above examples are the companies misleading the consumers as to what they are really buying. Read the fine print before buying, become educated in the tool companies factual manipulations.
Big businesses have made us consumers not re-users of durable high quality tools!!!!!

Recycling for Our Business

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As our name indicates we recycle used unwanted tools from people who no longer have a need for them.
Don't get me wrong I'm not saying we don't sell new tools because we do.The recycled tools is the main part of our business.
As technology evolved and reached the tool industry the older tools that our fathers,grandfathers and many generations before used became more obsolete to the younger generation and were being replaced with battery operated tools which were more convenient and easily stored. These new tools became more compact and are easier to take on jobs. Of course you have to have more then one charged battery with you or at least a car charger so you can charge one while using the other.But for the most part most people using battery operated tools have a variety of battery tools and the need for more batteries. Battery tools are are great for jobs where electricity is not available,but I still prefer the good old fashioned corded tool that I learned to use as a child,watching my father,grandfather,uncle etc... use and learned that taking care of your tools, your tools would take care of you for many years to come. I found the older tools to be more durable and performed exceptionally well when needed. I still use my old Grants circular saw and I wouldn't part with it for anything!! Now don't get me wrong, yes we do own battery operated tools also for the times that a corded tools are not able to be used. In the generations to come I bet they won't see any 150 year old working battery tools like my Stanley Levels and planes!!! I bet these (battery) tools will not be around when the good old fashioned ones are still working!!!!

This is our opinion, you may agree or disagree that is your choice!!!!

Virtual Online Learning - Great Place to learn

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Today I am writting about a great place to learn - Virtual Online
This site was founded
July 3,2009 by our one and only  Power Selling Mom - Danna Crawford. Danna is an education specialist trained by eBay. We are very proud of her many accomplishments and we are glad to have her as our teacher and mentor. I joined Virtual Online Learning July 10th,2009 and am glad I did. The group now has 129 virtualites and still growing. This group of virtualites loves sharing their knowledge and helping others so we all can succeed.

If you sell on eBay this is the place to be you can learn and ask questions, no question is to small or to large for this group. This is one of the friendliest group of people you will ever meet, who love learning and sharing together. Everyone is willing to lend a helping hand,and want to see each other succeed.

I recommend this learning experience to anyone wanting to take their business to the next level.

Why wait??? We're all learning and sharing with each other and have a teacher who truly cares.
Plus the added bonus is making new
What a great place to be!!!


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Tool Recyclers Update

Hello again from The Tool Recyclers!!!
We would like to apologize for not posting in quite awhile, but it has been a hectic year and finally things are getting back to normal. We will be posting more and reviewing different subjects and we hope you will enjoy what you read and let us know how we are doing.
We welcome your comments and look forward to hearing from you.
As always Have A Great Day!!!
The Tool Recyclers