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Most important tool in your garage

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dauphinee, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. Dauphinee
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 79

    from New York

    Years ago I used to race R/C Boats. I asked a buddy of mine that flew planes what his most important tool in his box was. He pulled out a hefty bag and said "It isn't if you crash it is for when you crash to pick up the pieces"

    For working on my 1949 f1.
    My most important tool right now would have to be my air-compressor.
    Can't use the air tools/sanders with out one.

    What is yours?
  2. flatford39
    Joined: Dec 3, 2006
    Posts: 2,800


    My vice. Can't work without it.
  3. flthead
    Joined: Jan 13, 2013
    Posts: 43

    from Midwest

    My tool box.

  4. 1948plymouth
    Joined: Feb 22, 2011
    Posts: 109

    from Minnesota

    pocket screwdriver and I can "MacGyver" anything
  5. willymakeit
    Joined: Apr 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,326


    With Rick, my hands and what's left of my mind.
  6. 39 Ford
    Joined: Jan 22, 2006
    Posts: 1,558

    39 Ford

  7. Rattle Trap
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 358

    Rattle Trap

    Glasses, I can't see a damn thing without them.
  8. matthew mcglothin
    Joined: Mar 3, 2007
    Posts: 970

    matthew mcglothin

    That's a tough one .... Welder and compressor.. It's a toss up
  9. The beer fridge!
  10. midnightrider78
    Joined: Oct 24, 2006
    Posts: 1,062


    Ain't that the truth! Before reading this one I was going to say alligator pliers.
  11. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,057


    Angle grinders, I got two 4 inch, two five inchers, used for cutting grinding and polishing. They are also the most dangerous tools I have.
  12. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665


    Well, It has to be my welder and my metal brake !!!!!
  13. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,792


    Those big zip ties. I use them to hold things together. I always carry some in my T. In fact, I bet in a pinch, I could tie a bunch together and make an emergency fan belt.
  14. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 2,057


    Oh, and of course, glasses.
  15. Isn't this like the third thread on this same subject?

  16. Something like that but pretend it's not. :D
  17. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,225

    big duece
    from kansas

  18. The Key!,:eek:,I locked myself out! :rolleyes: HRP
  19. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,541


    My glasses seldom leave my face when I am awake an up and moving so I can't really count them. The six inch vise I have mounted on a stand and can be moved around if need be is the one thing that seems to get used for just about every project that I do in the garage. I've also got a pair of Black and Decker Workmates (the good ones) and they get used on 90 percent of what I do when I am working on a project. Quite often they are what allows me to do something by myself rather than having to wait for someone to help me.

    With that I'd have to say that the most important tools in anyone's shop are those tools that get used on almost every step of working on a project or a high percentage of the times you do anything in the shop. That won't be the same for everyone as someone will have that special seven inch long #2 flat tip screw driver that he/she uses all the time while a guy who is fabricating may be using his 4-1/2 inch angle grinder for what seems to be hours on end. For me the vise or Workmate usually holds what ever I am working on with the screw driver or the angle grinder.
  20. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,541


    More like the 33rd:D
  21. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
    Posts: 10,824

    from Missouri

    Have to be the garage I keep all my shit in it cool here outside now.
  22. Egghead
    Joined: Jun 6, 2012
    Posts: 55


    3" angle grinder with cut off wheel and mig,
  23. Trolley jack followed by the bench vice. JW
  24. Pantyhose works better:D
  25. Hummmm... most important tool in my garage................ that would have to be........

  26. JalopyRegular
    Joined: Jan 15, 2013
    Posts: 3

    from NY

    I think the air tools are most important.. like air compressor, a nailer, pinner and the IR air wrench.. but which is most important.. hard to tell. Maybe Grex nailer, isn't most important but my favourite because it looks so cool :D
  27. papajohn
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
    Posts: 885


    My brain. Unfortunately I can't always find it and sometimes forget to use it.
  28. Dauphinee
    Joined: May 15, 2011
    Posts: 79

    from New York

    duct tape is a very important part of the garage. Now especially when you can get it in any color you want

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