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Old 09-23-2004, 06:15 PM
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I have to post my favorites....
1.Bottle opener This was an easy choice I like Coronas
2.Dremel tool,many,many times I have reached for it
3.MIG welder
4.Sawzall
5.cheapo swap meet grinder. I've had it 6 years and I used it to cut a bunch of cement backer board.
It will get buried with honors
I will have to get another!!!!

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Old 09-23-2004, 06:29 PM
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#1 is the TIG
#2 is the Milwaukee Portaband
#3 is my Snapon inchpound dial torque wrench. it is nice to be able to check the torque required to rotate a shortblock assembly after each piston is installed. I keep them all logged to see what rings and piston combos are least resistant etc.

The other one high on the list would be the motorized ring file. Hand filing gets old quick if you do enough of it.
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Old 09-23-2004, 06:36 PM
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As far as the parallel post about tool care (hands)... I wear nitrile gloves all the time when working on anything. Even carpentry stuff. You don't have to clean what you don't get on your hands in the first place . The other thing I like about them I don't get those annoying nicks and splinters that you always seem to get around the shop. I work at a new truck dealer and all the techs use them all the time. The shipping guy uses them too...He says no more paper cuts!!!!
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Old 09-23-2004, 10:40 PM
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all you need is 4 basic tools

1) vicegrips
2) a grinder
3) a welder
4) a hammer


you can build a whole rod just using those tools. in the order listed above is the order I which tools I use the most.


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If it doesnt work, get a bigger hammer!

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Old 09-23-2004, 11:02 PM
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Nightfire,
I think you forgot one: a big screwdriver. If I were to be stranded somewhere and told I could have 2 tools, it would be the vicegrips and the screwdriver. Leatherman doesn't count. It a bunch of tools in one handle.
The best single addition to my garage is, without a doubt, the big, 2-stage air compressor.
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Old 09-29-2004, 08:04 PM
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You dont appreciate your mits until you hurt them like i did, got my right index finger stuck in an industrial size grinder, mangled it pretty bad, now a month after it only bends to a 45'.

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Old 09-30-2004, 07:25 PM
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I love my mig, air shears...and spray gun...the gun should be first actually, painting kicks some serious ***!!
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Old 09-30-2004, 10:40 PM
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My absolute favorite "tool".....let's see here..........

Seriously I'd have to say one of them is my little tool for removing those crappy stamped steel hose clamps. It looks like a pair of pliers with a cable attached and the clamp at the other end. It gets in the tightest places and really makes jobs faster. Another one, wobble sockets....need I say more? And then my groundless test light, it makes it so much quicker say when I'm checking fuses etc. Almost forgot my little Stylus Streamlight, the blue color really fluoresces on coolant making it easier to pinpoint leaks (as well as being really handy). I'm told it'll replace a black light when using refrigerant dye too (haven't tried it yet). Good QUALITY snap ring pliers, again.......need I say more? And last but not least GEAR WRENCHES buddy 'nuf said.
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Old 10-01-2004, 07:07 AM
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Colt .357 is by far my favorite tool.
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#1 - Ratcheting Snap on Screwdriver... didn't want one till i borrowed a buddies... Had to get it the next day
#2 - Desoutter Air Drill... Nice and small torquey 1/4" air drill... don't use it much anymore because i dont work on airplanes anymore but it cost me so much that i better like it still lol
#3 gearless ratcheting box end wrenches, made by Westwood... I love these things in tight areas... move them about 3 degrees and they work...
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Old 10-02-2004, 09:15 PM
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i love my cutoff tool, or as my friends and i call it the (wizza wheel)
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Old 10-03-2004, 07:41 AM
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My Makita cordless drill, I've got two, it sures gives me more respect for what the people did before power tools. Picture building a home. Second, my cheapo Harbor freight grinder, 10 bucks, I've had it 6 years, saves me a lot of time also. Dan
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My "favorite" tool really doesn't get used often enough to claim 1st position all by itself, so I'll nominate my Dremel to share the honors.

Now, the tool that I like using the most, but don't get to use very often- my snap on hydraulic line flaring tool! You can't really make a bad connection with it. It's a beautiful thing, and certainly way more than I really need. Plus, after using the regular wingnut clamp style tools, this thing really shines. The tubing DOES NOT SLIP in this thing. Makes the same flare every time. I just love a tool that WORKS right, the way it was supposed to...
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Old 10-04-2004, 05:56 PM
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My "favorite" tool really doesn't get used often enough to claim 1st position all by itself, so I'll nominate my Dremel to share the honors.

Now, the tool that I like using the most, but don't get to use very often- my snap on hydraulic line flaring tool! You can't really make a bad connection with it. It's a beautiful thing, and certainly way more than I really need. Plus, after using the regular wingnut clamp style tools, this thing really shines. The tubing DOES NOT SLIP in this thing. Makes the same flare every time. I just love a tool that WORKS right, the way it was supposed to...
Ya' think I can borrow that sometime?
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Old 10-04-2004, 06:06 PM
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More than likely my welder at this point in time.
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