Sounds like you found a solution!
It's only bothered me a couple times. Well, maybe a couple hundred.
What happened is one of my boys took up car/truck wrenching.
I didn't really care about him taking my tools, because he more than
made up for that by wrenching our cars better than I could.
He's paid back in work much more than the couple hundred bucks of hand
tools to put in his toolboxes. I never complained to him - much.
Now that he's "established" and probably has 2 of everything, I bought
a new big wrench set for myself.
But I hardly ever use it!
I'm slowly adding other tools.
I still miss some of my "disappeared" tools though, that battery
wrench being one.
Not I've needed it, but I just know I don't have it.
Probably miss my good pliers and channel locks more.
Some of those tools I bought 40 years ago when I was a packaging
machine mechanic, and my hands had grown to fit them.
Seems they were better quality than you can find now too.
Some anyway, like the pliers and a spring-loaded screwholder I had.
My wife steals mine. even though I bought her her own tool kit and tool box.
I have, or should I say had, 3 tape measures that I can't find. I would
lock my toolbox, but then, she might lock her box. :-)
Uhmmm..... jes what, exactly, is a dogbone socket? I figured since
the guy had no clue about SAE and metric, he was talking out his ass
about the dogbone thing.
OK ....wait.... DOH! Sears make's 'em. Looks like gimmicky junk I
wouldn't waste my time, let alone money, on. Nevermind.
I incorrectly assumed the OP was jes confused about the term "dogbone"
and meant regular sockets and I was providing info on them. I had no
idea there was actually a real tool by that name and that anyone would
actually buy such a useless implement, let alone produce one. <shrug>
*If he is currently working on cars, he most likely has a collection of
tools that he needs already. I suggest a gift card to a tool store or maybe
Sears so he can pick out exactly what he wants. Those all-in-one tools have
As others have said, he probably won't even use those dogbones.
You really can't buy somebody tools unless you know what they already
I second the gift card recommendation.
I got $150 of that last year and I was in heaven.
Always tools there you want but don't have because you just didn't
want to spend the money.
With that gift card you don't have any choice but to buy tools.
Like I said - heaven.
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