I sure don't know what I'd do without a cell phone. At times I wish I did not have it but have to have it to communicate with installers on jobsites and cabinetbuilders that are in the field. My wife, who is disabled, can also contact me when she needs assistance.
I use a phone flasher from Radio Shack, hooked up to a red light, like on a cop car-also from Radio Shack.
We also have an incredibly loud buzzer my dad bought in the early 1960's. Still works, but you can't find any that good any more. It's priceless to see someone's reaction while standing under it when it rings.
Trouble with cell phones today is they do just about eveything, that your PC can do, so mine is never turned OFF It has become so cheap now, that we do not have a land-line anymore. For International calls, I just connect my cell phone to my wireless network and use SKYPE and that is next to free about 0.02€/minute to Australia or the USA.
But I still cannot hear the phone ringing/playing music when the big machines are on - hey ho - what the hell, if its important they will call back.
I don't have a phone or a radio or a tv in the shop because of the distraction that I might have when running a piece of power equipment. I have been known to be totally engrossed in what I am doing and an interuption would be like sticking my finger in a light socket and I don't think the table saw would be that forgiving…
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