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    Quote Originally Posted by NortonDommi View Post
    Can you get those for low voltage as well?
    I have a medium voltage one. And I think an ultra-high voltage for checking xmas tree lights but will have to look tomorrow for a low voltage
    Actual footage of a 10mm socket disappearing-img_20211112_113601cc.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
    Well, that will teach you not to use metric sockets. I never lost an "inch" socket.
    No, nor I, especially if it's "inch" drive

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    Whilst installing solar panels on a low frame, out in the paddock, the 3/16 wit socket came off of the short extension,tumbled down the panel 4-5 ft then dropped onto the grass (six inches tall). I used a small metal detector, couldn't find it, so i whipper-snipped an area 15 ft in diameter, down to dirt. never did find it, and it was only 60 years old.........damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Unfortunately I'm not that clever. That one is an internet legend.

    Of course this meme also extends to Amazon: 30-piece 10mm socket shop pack
    Oh man I need one of those. I wish Craftsman would make one so I would always have a matched set. A guy on here (Just1GuyMetalworks) bought a bag them recently at a swap meet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WmRMeyers View Post
    Hate to say it, guys, but I saw it fall off and go under the motorcycle. But I have found, over the years, at least eight 10mm sockets. So I believe it CAN happen!

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    Hey Bill, I assure you there were no camera tricks, this was recorded as it happened. The full video is also on Youtube, taking the bike apart. I am not that good of an actor, lol. Watch the slow mo at the end, it never makes it past the carbs.

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    C. 1964, I had a comic, which featured a sci-fi story, illustrated by Frank Bellamy. In it, the explorers had tools etc go missing every night. They set up a high speed camera, 1k frames per sec. next day, a single frame shows a scruffy Neanderthal like being, triumphantly flourishing a wrench. The medics inject our hero with something that speeds him up 1000 times and off he goes to negotiate with the natives!
    I liked imagining that I could have faster reactions than everybody else. I might have been better at sport.
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    I hear you with the safe place.

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    I always blame the cat. Then when I get really desperate I call on the wife whom usually saunters out to the shop and spots the item right off the bat. The cat likes her better than me so she puts it in an obvious to a females intuitions safe spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elk-a-holic View Post
    I always blame the cat. Then when I get really desperate I call on the wife whom usually saunters out to the shop and spots the item right off the bat. The cat likes her better than me so she puts it in an obvious to a females intuitions safe spot.
    I've tried that one, sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.
    What I do most often now is, if I lose a hammer, I go look for a tape measure, I almost invariably find the hammer. I think what happens is that the gremlin that hid the hammer to start with is fooled into thinking that I wanted the tape measure all along, and hid the wrong thing, hence the hammer turns up.

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