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Shiping tools       started by Ricky+Sara on 02 Mar 2007   (11997)
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From Ricky+Sara

02 Mar 2007 1:12 AM
Has any mechanics shiped there tools across? I see on other posts,all stuff bieng shiped must be cleaned,and one said something about painting tools that are in poor condition, so i am a bit worried, i would not get them clean enough and get a large bill for cleaning or loose the ones in poor but functional condition. Thanks Ricky
From dee07

To Ricky+Sara

02 Mar 2007 3:44 AM
Hello Rick and Sara, i think that was me asking about painted handles, someone had told us this is what we would have to do, but reading others comments on here i`m not so sure! Are you going to use a international mover, I guess they will let us know what is ok and not! D
From taslev

To dee07

02 Mar 2007 7:47 AM
Ricky im shipping my whole workshop of mechanic tools over including equipment , the cost was included with all the other stuff ( PSS & ANGLO PACIFIC) , they said i should clean stuff ie grease , dirt , etc , maybe a lick of paint to smarten equipment up . cos im shipping some equipment i may have to declare them as commercial goods because it looks too much as tools of the trade ,you would probally get away with a huge tool box, but it cost you nothing for them to come out and quote you . i found the guy at anglo ..Ray.. very knowledgable about tools and stuff . kieran
From dee07

To taslev

02 Mar 2007 9:45 AM
Thanks for that,Kieran, D
From charliemck1

To Ricky+Sara

02 Mar 2007 3:46 PM
hi ricky, my hubby is a spraypainter and we shipped all his tools. we were worried because they looked dirty with all the paint splashes on them. he just gave them a wash in hot soapy water with a scrubbing pad and the packers said they would be fine. they didnt even get checked at customs. as long as it looks as if you've made some effort in trying to clean them, you should be fine. good luck charlene
From Ian+Nic

To Ricky+Sara

02 Mar 2007 8:41 PM
Hi, I'm a plumber moving to perth in a couple of months and have had 3 quotes for removals (PSS, Robinsons and Excess international) and all of them said it's no problem moving my hand tools and power tools, they said just clean them with soapy water to remove any dirt, but wooden handles must be painted or varnished. all the tools will go in the same container as our house belongings. We where also told to tell the packers about the tools so they can load them last into the container so if customs do want to have a look at them they dont have to take everything else out. Hope this helps Ian
From Ricky+Sara

To Ian+Nic

02 Mar 2007 9:20 PM
Thanks all, for the advice, Taking them will save us a small fourtune, if we get the visa!(fingers crossed) Ricky