quality posts: 14 Private Messages WootBot


Poll: Do you own tools?
  • 1.5% - I own none. Not even a hammer. 33
  • 5.4% - I own very few, like one Phillips-head and one flathead. 120
  • 35.7% - I own a few. I have a small toolbox for them. 792
  • 32.7% - I own many. I have a great big toolbox for them. 725
  • 19.5% - I own so many I have a workshop! 433
  • 5.2% - I work with tools for a living! 115
2218 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?


quality posts: 5 Private Messages bblhed

I used to work with tools, now I just have them.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages SDL69
bblhed wrote:I used to work with tools, now I just have them.

Dangit! Beat me to it.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages wheelmans
bblhed wrote:I used to work with tools, now I just have them.

LOL, I thought the same thing.

For the second choice (I own very few, like one Phillips-head and one flathead.), drawings or pictures of the screwdrivers might help some in figuring what those are.


quality posts: 39 Private Messages PocketBrain

I have sort of a workshop in the garage, then another work area in the home office, for precision work like soldering and such. And several large bags.

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quality posts: 1 Private Messages buddyboy9

Retired electrician here and seeing this poll makes me want to start asking my nephews to come and take some of these tools away.



quality posts: 8 Private Messages moles1138

Many tools and a few boxes. Not that any tools make it back into the boxes. That's what shelves are for.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages saveyoursanity

I said I didn't own any, but that's mostly because my mother has an enormous toolset and I just borrow hers.

Also because I know that WD-40 and duck tape fix everything anyway.


quality posts: 2 Private Messages ladyloerya

When I was a young single mother, I lived in an apartment complex with mostly single mothers as well (coincidence). We shared a rock as our community hammer. Twelve years later and my OWN tool stash hasn't grown a bit (I don't know who inherited the rock). However, my husband has a bunch of tools - just for play projects and whatnot. I still would rather find a makeshift object for a hammer or screwdriver than go dig and find one of his...


quality posts: 0 Private Messages ysteichman

Just started building up my collection. I wish I knew more about which to buy and how to use them; my schools never offered shop class or woodworking :-(
I know there are thousands of videos on YouTube showing techniques but I've always been better learning hands on. Now I'm stuck behind a desk with no time to go learn stuff.


quality posts: 0 Private Messages entouragevol

I have a bunch, but rarely use them. They come in handy when I do need them.


quality posts: 2 Private Messages dogar

Heating, air conditioning, and plumbing contractor here and I'm a tool magnet. I've got so many screwdrivers hammers, saws, and miscellaneous fittings that I can't even see straight!


quality posts: 2 Private Messages Link3220

Almost everyone I work with is a tool.