This might shock clean freaks and guys who must put each tool back in place every time it’s moved, but a lot of contractors don’t work that way. They have work to do and no time to worry about cleaning each tool and replacing it in carefully arranged drawers. Reader ghb624 talks us through this great example of a contractor’s toolbox.
Someone who does general home repairs for a living has to carry a whole bunch of tools, because “you never know what’s next.” So, the “toolbox” is sometimes the bed of his pickup. And of course, the level of “housekeeping” varies a lot from person to person.
What about when it rains, you say? Right, a cover would be prudent. But Tommy is normally more involved in drumming up business, making estimates and supervising his crew, as opposed to actual hands-on work. So, he doesn’t carry the tool outfit on all occasions.
We might worry about leaving the truck parked at the local big box with a “pick-n-pull” bed like this — but a helper in the truck would be just as effective as a bed cover, so his friend Tommy might be safe. We offer our hearty thanks to ghb624 for a great photo of life in the real world of a tool guy.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]