Really useful ideas here via Core77 (perish the thought)
This actually has me thinking of designing a square drill housing that people can 3D print on their own. Right in line with the old Open Source Power Tools idea. Could be a nice starting point.
Do you know if he spray-paints his drills to deter theft?
I’ve seen that done both to deter theft and to identify your tools on a site with multiple contractors. Different contractors paint their tools different bright colors to identify them on site, and I think there’s also some pride in obscuring the brand name and trade dress of the manufacturer.
Interesting. That’s almost like when I buy a car, I almost immediately rip off the dealer emblem, thinking “you’ve already got enough of my money…no need for the free advertising”