A few months back my husband and I borrowed a few pairs of vice grips from our friends when ours went missing during a plumbing repair adventure. Since we're apparently horrible friends, we still haven't managed to return them! Maybe if they had these little labels on them, we would have been confronted with the guilt of being bad people and made the trip over to return them! Did we mention they're all-weather and fade resistant? Score!
I've been skulking over at Emily Press (they're labels for everything and it's easy to get obsessed — you've been warned) and ran across these great tool labels. Tool labels! Who needs purchased tool labels? Isn't that what masking tape is for?
Well we're glad you asked. Having labeled many a tool in the past (which sounds like a night of people watching at the local pub), we can attest to the fact that tape with sharpie just doesn't last and wussy labels from your home office label maker peel off.
These labels have a cool coating that allows them to hold up to the elements, makes them fade-resistant and water proof! Pretty much, they're meant to work as hard as your tools do and in the day and age where we're buying less tools and sharing more with neighbors (goooo community!), it's all the more important to make sure your items can easily be returned to you. Pick up a set of 70 labels for $19.95 over at Emily Press.
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