October 2010

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How long have you been working with tools?
I have been working with tools since before I can remember. Some of my first toys were toy tools, and I believe I got my first tool set when I was 4, maybe 5. My dad owned a body shop, so I was quite literally raised there. There was a picture of me in the local newspaper back in Pennsylvania when I was really young sanding a car with my dad standing behind me.
What is your favorite tool?
My favorite tool is kind of hard to select since I primarily only own what you would call basic tools: pliers, vise grips, drivers, impacts, sockets, ratchets, wrenches. I am kind of a purist when it comes to tools. "No gimmicks, just real tools." If I had to pick just one tool, though, it would have to be my wrench set. Mechanics have been using wrenches LONG before ratchets came into the picture and we will probably be using them forever.
Why Craftsman?
Craftsman just seemed like the logical choice; it really did. Take the affordability, combined with a warranty that some other top end manufacturers don't even have, and you get a truly top end tool. The pro series line of Craftsman is a PERFECT match for me. My dad and I are alike in this regard. We are all about the bling, full polish or nothing at all.
Favorite thing you ever made?
I don't really have a favorite thing I have ever constructed. I take a lot of pride in the work that I do. When I fix stuff for my mom or my friends, I feel the best I could feel. Saving someone a couple 100 dollars and getting that kind of satisfaction is all that I really need.
What do you do when you are not on the Craftsman Community?
I work from 430 PM till around 3 AM at a local Subaru manufacturer. It doesn't allow for much free time, which is part of the reason I signed up for this. It gave me something to do to fill in the gaps between work and sleep. I spend a lot of my time with my girlfriend of 2 years and my friends, and I'm currently searching for a project car, either a 1970 Datsun 240z or a 1987 Chrysler Conquest.