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So I showed up to my job site today and most of my basically brand new packout system was gone along with nearly all my masonry tools. Fortunately I took my power tools and the medium box, home with me this weekend. Really took the wind out of my sails. It wasn't that I lost that much stuff, and my insurance deductable is $250, so it's not terrible, but man, it's not only taking what I use to make a living, but taking $250 out of my bank account. So tomorrow I have to go and buy a ton of tools I shouldn't have to buy and waste a day doing it. I don't know if anyone out there has the Milwaukee tick or some other tracking device, but I think I'm gonna buy some tomorrow and download the app  I don't want to tell you you have to get the tick, but putting the app on your phone could save someone a big headache. I think I can say that most of us use our tools to help pay the bills, and none of us would wish this on anyone.

  Rant over. 

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Lowest form of scumbag is a tool thief.
They should have a special punishment for those bastards.

That said, Milwaukee packout is about the worst "steal me" sign you can get!

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So true Everytime I have had something disappear out of the back of my truck it's a red Milwaukee box

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Sorry about your experience; having personal or business property stolen downright sucks!  I agree with the statements about Packout being a big "STEAL ME!" sign, though.  I keep too much stuff in my truck, including a Milwaukee 2767 kit, which I keep covered and with the black side up.  I haven't gone to this extreme yet, especially as my tools are in pretty great condition, but I've been considering painting my tools and/or boxes.  I have 8 total Milwaukee boxes (none Packout, 4 each of the 13" and 26" Jobsite boxes) which stand out among the ToughSystem, Ridgid, and other tool boxes I own. 

 

As for the OneKey app, I have it but have yet to sync my single Tick to it.  I played around with the impact driver settings, and agree with the consensus that the more the merrier when it comes to having the app regardless of personal use.  I also downloaded the ToolConnect app, which I currently have no use for.  Maybe one day it'll help locate someone's stolen tools.

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Yes I understand the red "steal me" and unfortunately I'll need to buy another brand because with a new kid I can't afford a new packout system. I bought these as a Christmas present for myself.   The boxes weren't able to be seen from the nearby road. They were hidden behind a dumpster so the thieves had to drive up the driveway to see them. 

 

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lock them to the Bosch gps rotary hammer haha. Not only does it have gps but it is big and heavy. Who wants to steal something big and heavy? I haven't had any tools stolen but I know a couple guys who had tools stolen and both were Milwaukee guys. Maybe the "because they are red" theory is actually a thing?

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These days, it seems that leaving your tools anywhere that you're not actively watching is like putting a giant blinking "steal me" sign on them for dirtbags that troll construction sites.  It's too bad it's illegal to booby trap a lock box, though I imagine a deer camera bolted to a pole with a big sign that says "Smile!" might be a deterrent.

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