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Old 12-17-2011, 02:01 PM
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What new tool oriented gadgets have you bought or want?

I was looking at the new crescent style box wrenches that will engage and work with like 6 types of fasteners such as, external Torx, external square drive, stripped/rounded standard, star, etc. I saw them at Lowes, but I will probably by the Craftsman models.

I like new the oscillating multi-tools too. Unfortunately, I had to do an indoor winter job for a client in about 2004-05, where I had to sand and refinish these huge, custom windows and their trim and edging, which had oxidized and discolored over the years, so I needed a sander that would get back into the corners and up against the window panes. I bought a Porter Cable profile sander to do the job, but at that time, there was no oscillating multi toll that I knew of or I wouldve bought it instead.

So now, I'm stuck with the profile sander which only sands smaller profile areas, which I rarely ever use because I have 2 other sanders for regular sanding. If the job couldve waited a year, I wouldve bought one of these Multi-tools like the Fein Multi-Mater or the Milwaukee instead, and it would be useful for more than just profile sanding!

Which tools and gadgets do you want or own?
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sheet metal tools.

I used to be able to use tools at a school shop where a friend taught . I made 4 model T speedster bodies, furnace duct parts, louvered trunk lid for the 29 nash roadster. . I've moved and now want my own. I have plans and parts to build a Helve hamer, An old band saw sharpener from a steel mill that closed down to be recycled into a mini pulmax , Some farm equipment that guys keep wanting to take away for free that will provide parts to build a slip roller. I bought the HF beadroller, english wheel, tubing roller and planishing hammer.
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Old 12-18-2011, 09:44 AM
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I was looking at the new crescent style box wrenches that will engage and work with like 6 types of fasteners such as, external Torx, external square drive, stripped/rounded standard, star, etc. I saw them at Lowes, but I will probably by the Craftsman models.

I like new the oscillating multi-tools too. Unfortunately, I had to do an indoor winter job for a client in about 2004-05, where I had to sand and refinish these huge, custom windows and their trim and edging, which had oxidized and discolored over the years, so I needed a sander that would get back into the corners and up against the window panes. I bought a Porter Cable profile sander to do the job, but at that time, there was no oscillating multi toll that I knew of or I wouldve bought it instead.

So now, I'm stuck with the profile sander which only sands smaller profile areas, which I rarely ever use because I have 2 other sanders for regular sanding. If the job couldve waited a year, I wouldve bought one of these Multi-tools like the Fein Multi-Mater or the Milwaukee instead, and it would be useful for more than just profile sanding!

Which tools and gadgets do you want or own?
I bough a set of gear wrench style ratcheting wrenches 0 offset that are real long. They are very handy. The long 10MM is great when doing timing belts that require water pump pulley removal. They seem real strong and are fine tooth. I bought them after using a wratchet from the same company and was very impressed with it. EZ-Red tools. We will see if they hold up. My buddy has had the ratchets for a while now and they still work well, I think they are 72 tooth. I know they are made in China but so are a lot of the big name brands now. A lot of the tool truck tools no longer say made in USA anymore.
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I recently bought a Craftsman 19.2 V cordless 1/2" drive impact. VERY handy. Lugnuts, knocking motors apart.....
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