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Old 01-30-2013, 08:27 AM
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I thought your favorite tool was your office computer?
Well, before I got it, I was gardener and didn't know the difference between a pick hammer and a carriage bolt and look what I have learned on it.

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I'm surprised no one said air compressor. Guess we all take them for granted til they need repairing.
Isn't that the truth!

It's like the MIG, I don't know how much you did before you had a compressor but I did a lot of body work without one. Chopped the top on my truck, all with a hack saw and an electric Black and decker jig saw to go across the roof! LOL All the bondo work by hand! LOL we are spoiled now.

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Well, before I got it, I was gardener and didn't know the difference between a pick hammer and a carriage bolt and look what I have learned on it.

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LOL, you should see mine right now.....pretty bad.

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Yeah with all the freezing and ice we've had everything is dorment right now. Where the heck is Spring!
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I'd have to say either my phone...( so I can call someone smarter then me) or my laptop...( so I can jump online and gather the assistance of fellow hotrodders...who are smarter then me)
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Yeah with all the freezing and ice we've had everything is dorment right now. Where the heck is Spring!
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Mine didn't go dormant enough.

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from the wear it looks like i use my hands mostly. hahaha, some of you are the same way. hahaha
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I'd say my wireless headphones...
It's allows me to to work on my junk at odd hours.. down side is use'n hand tools, instead of the air tools.. wish I knew of a way to quite it.. other than an insulated room.. it's in a stand alone shed now.. when I bump the garage wall out..so I'll have a small shop area and place to store the torch/mig/tool box/parts washer/etc.. the compresser will be in that area and I'll insulate it good.. and add a thermo controlled fan..
as a new 2 car garage is out of the question.. been veto'd by the better half....lol
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from the wear it looks like i use my hands mostly. hahaha, some of you are the same way. hahaha
Mego, just move on up to your elbows and use them for a hammer and prybar and save those hands for "teejuss" work.
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Hey GEARHEADSLIFE...tell her its a new sewing room for her. Tell her you'll sleep out there...whatever it takes! Who am I kinding, my better half has vetoed my garage expansion and I fear that building it anyway may have terrible consequences! No dinner, no clean clothes, no --- ! Guess I'll suffer along with you in limited space and a warm happy home. LOL!
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Without a doubt.... The Cutting Torch.
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Without a doubt.... The Cutting Torch.
That was my welder a long time ago..
I retired mine,, Maybe use it once or twice a year now..

Here is my first chop job years ago with a torch and coat hangers..

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Alldata. Use it multiple times a day and could not live without it. #2 is probably the compressor. Mine is broken right now, waiting on the compressor repair guy with parts. you dont realize how much you need air until you dont have it. We actually bought a small one today.
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