I haven't given it much thought, do you have something in place for the inevitable?
With that in mind, that is how my mission crept.
All the tool-type items I buy are now added to the database, with purchase cost and few other details.
My wife and daughter are pretty clueless about the tools, but the future son-in-law is pretty hot on computers (runs rings round me).
My idea was that with the above info, he would at least have somewhere to start. As those within *our circle* know, it is not the size of things that give them value, but what they cost.
There are many benefits to such a record. Insurance purposes for one.
Answers the question, did I buy one of those, or do I need one? Where it is now? has not quite been cracked, but I'm working on that.
The obvious everyday use - which box has M10 capheads? So I just checked for "m10 x " . There are 40 hits. Just scan through those, find that in N8 yellow, I bought 50 off M10 x 80 capheads from RS in 2/8/2010. In theory, there should be some in the box but not how many.
Looking at it the other way. I know I had a 22mm reamer for my slotter project, and assumed a 21.50 drill would be there too, but alas no. My large drills are not yet indexed
so that project stalled.
I just wondered if others had given the disposal question much thought.