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The cant live without tool thread.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by adamshumard, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. adamshumard
    Joined: Jan 18, 2007
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    So we have the junk tool thread. So what are some tools you just can't live without? Aside frome the normal screw drivers, hammers, combination wrenches.

    For me, it's gear wrenches. I don't know how I did anything before having them.

    What do you have?
     
  2. Jdeshler
    Joined: Jan 2, 2011
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    The brake tool.. Tames 40 year old seized brakes in 10 minutes.. Love it
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  3. HamD
    Joined: Mar 3, 2011
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    I have this style ratchet (in diff. brands) and the below spinners (snap-on) in 1/4, 3/8 and 1/2. It's a family tradition; I have one of Grandpa's ratchets like this which is probably double my age.

    They tend to have a longer handle for more leverage and reach things with the angle that a 90degree ratchet won't. Then the spinner lets you finger un(thread) things with ease.


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  4. slddnmatt
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    My air compressor, grinder and my welders, when they don't work I just stand there like a deer in the headlights
     
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  5. c6_rob
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    Bottle opener!

    Realistically almost all revolves around ye ol compressor.
     
  6. C-man405
    Joined: Apr 24, 2011
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    from oswego ill

    Well sense I'm 13 and don't have any important tools. And I build models my most important tools is knife.
    Carter
     

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  7. Don's Hot Rods
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    from florida

    Vice grips. I use them for something almost every time I am at the shop and they have saved my butt a thousand times.

    Don
     
  8. where do i start...

    1/4" snap on electric impact driver

    3/8" drive impact wrench

    ratcheting box end wrenches

    big ol' bent end pry bar

    air hammer

    big ol' dead blow hammer

    LED stinger streamlight flash light.

    DVOM

    TORQUE WRENCHES!!!!!
     
  9. WILL's_50_SHU
    Joined: Dec 5, 2011
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    My radio cause I can't work with out music and my pocket screw driver
     
  10. firingorder1
    Joined: Dec 15, 2006
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    My ancient Montgomery Ward stick welder. It can weld anything but a broken heart.
     
  11. el Scotto
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    from Tracy, CA

    Ten responses and no one has said their pecker yet, huh? :D
     
  12. Digital caliper and Facom Cles a Pipe wrenches (not seen them anywhere but France). The 90 degree end is cut through so will work on a long nut or stud or you can put a bar through for extra torque.

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  13. 60 Plymouth
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    Call me stoopid but how does that brake tool work?
     
  14. 49ratfink
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    from California

    I could never live without my lift, I would only be able to work on the top side of my cars without it.
     
  15. Mike51Merc
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    Cool. They're like inside-out allen wrenches!
     
  16. pila38
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    Bench vise. I really missed it when I didn't have one for a short period.
     
  17. Dreddybear
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    4 1/2" grinder/cutter/polisher.

    Air angle die grinder.
     
  18. 60 Plymouth
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    Oooh, yeah, bench vice - amazing how difficult it is to do stuff without it.

    And while we're there - the bench. AND, some space.

    Any time I did work on my Plymouth in my old Uni rented accomodation I had to jury rig planks and a clamp-on-3" vice to work. Outside, in the rain, with an extension lead through the window.

    Oh, and extension lead.
     
  19. jazzbum
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    vise grips. rubber mallet. curse words. not necessarily in that order.
     
  20. pila38
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    Haha! Curse words. Probably the most useful tool known to man.
     
  21. hoof22
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    These suckers right here...I've spent countless hours leveling ACRES of primer, body work and paint with them...they are my dear friends and long time companions, I can't imagine being without them...


    Eric
     

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  22. tfeverfred
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    Ditto. I've got'em in 4 different sizes and carry a set in my T. They are a must have!
     
  23. hotrod40coupe
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    Don't let your age fool you, I am 70 and my Xacto knife with a #11 blade is still the most important tool I have.
     
  24. Hotrodhog
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    Lots of stuff fits the definition....but in general I never have enough bench space, the plasma cutter, my anvil, and my caliper!!
     
  25. Conniptor
    Joined: Feb 3, 2011
    Posts: 27

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    from New Jersey

    Baby sledge hammer... use it on everything... whether it needs it or not...
     
  26. perk30
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    Have to agree with vise grips and add my drill press to the list.
     
  27. dad-bud
    Joined: Aug 22, 2009
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    My extensive range of hammers of all shapes and sizes - some even hammer shaped!
    If a hammer can't fix it - it can't be fixed!!!
     
  28. Gerry Moe
    Joined: Jan 29, 2006
    Posts: 498

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  29. pila38
    Joined: Mar 25, 2009
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    Tape measure...how could I forget! I also find that a carpenter's square or combo square end up in my hand a lot.
     
  30. czuch
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 2,756

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    from vail az

    Garage keg. Makes more things need fixin than almost any other thing.
     

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