Originally Posted by zapvor
yea. this is fine. i dont care about him now. my question is how can i get management to help me out, so i can thus help out the members. if i had an extra $500 lying around id just go buy all teh tools/materials myself, but i am poor
I assume you already went to management about "him" take the tools with him. Are they his tools or the shop's? They should reimburse you for the proper tools you need to do your job. Though you should have tools your own so you can take them with you. Tools will get lost or misplaced on a shared machine.
At the most you spend $100 for materials and tools. $40 of that will go towards a starting clamp. $10 for a set of plyers and cutters. $10 for an Awl. Another $10-20 for tubing.