Well, from reading these posts, how 'bout this....
Use an engraver or letter stamp your initials in a place that is very
difficult to get at to grind away - like the inside radius of a power
switch or handle- and just paint the power tool cord and strain relief some
ugly color or colors. From a distance, you can prove it was yours and back
it up w/ yr initials/
BTW - from what I understand, if you engrave or stamp the metal and the
theif grinds it off, the cops, if they are so inclined have a method that
will bring the engraving or stamping out even if it has been ground away.
Something about how the metal is compressed beneath the engraving and
This didn't do me a LICK of good however, when I found a dust collector that
had been ripped off. The cops took the position that "I couldn't prove that
I hadn't sold it".... and yes, the thief was a drug informant.
I wonder how all those cross nails ended up in his driveway.
Hope this helps