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Must Have Tools

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by teamfast, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Feb 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM
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    teamfast

    teamfast [OP] Get busy living, or get busy dying.

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    So glad I bought these at the dollar store the other day;

    Knitting needles!

    Very handy on a recent mountain bike fork service.
     
  2. Mar 4, 2014 at 6:13 PM
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    Ryan DCFS

    Ryan DCFS New guy

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    Knipex Pliers Wrench

    The best tool I've purchased in awhile... Maybe ever, I can't think of any tool I've ever bought that's impressed me this much.

    I've used channellocks and other brands of tongue-and-groove pliers on a daily basis for awhile , and this tool is BRILLIANT.

    My trade is extremely varied in what we do day-to-day. One day could include high voltage wiring/ modifying structural steel/ doing finish stainless work with metric hardware/ or plumbing a sealed hydraulic system... Ect. We do a lot of everything, so channellocks are always a must have, because you might not always have the exact right tool the exact time you need it and they work in a pinch... Knipex just took the concept and combined it with parallel jaws like an adjustable wrench and some creative compounding leverage principles.

    10:1 ratio from the handle to the jaws, which are smooth and don't mar or round off nuts.

    Definitely one of the most Bad ass hand tools I've used, very versatile, astoundingly simple, exceptional build quality.
     
  3. Apr 7, 2014 at 1:00 PM
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    rphass17

    rphass17 Well-Known Member

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    Spring puller tool. I got mine from the snap-on truck, great for snowmobile exhausts and doing drum brakes. I've smashed my knuckles more than enough just using needle nose pliers.

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    Trim removal tool for those stubborn plastic fasteners and removing door panels so you don't scratch plastic up I usually have mine covered in masking tape.
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  4. Apr 12, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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    snowbound

    snowbound Active Member

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    A good tap and die set.....course and fine. I bought mine from Matco over 20 years ago.

    Brake caliper tool.

    Right angle head for a grease gun.

    Dead blow hammer.

    Not that unusual, but a good creeper makes all the difference in the world when you don't have access to a lift.

    To avoid making a mess changing tranny fluid on cars that require dropping the pan to replace the filter, take a trash can lid and drill a dozen or so half inch holes towards the middle. Lay it on top of whatever you're using as an oil drain pan. It'll act as a funnel and catch all the tranny fluid that starts pouring out from around the sides of the tranny pan as you loosen the bolts.

    I have both a magnetizer and a demagnetizer for my screwdrivers.
     
  5. Apr 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM
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    futuretacoowner

    futuretacoowner Well-Known Member

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    a locking tool box, so that people stop f*cking stealing my tools.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2014 at 11:24 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

    Manwithoutaplan the full Monty

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    thing looks beefy and plenty of adjustable settings.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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    T Fades

    T Fades Well-Known Member

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    Lots of fancy tools, but what about...

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  8. Apr 16, 2014 at 5:29 PM
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    rphass17

    rphass17 Well-Known Member

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    Jeremy Clarkson thinks you only need one tool

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