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Old 10-16-2004, 11:02 PM
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That flaring tool looks slick. I could take an instant liking to that tool. Do they have a tubing bender that goes with that thing??

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Old 10-17-2004, 07:54 AM
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silicone, cause seals things up and makes boobies bigger
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Sawzall and a big hammer, not to much you cant destruct with those
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Right Stuff gasket maker. By far the best sealant I've ever used. Put a transfer case on a chevy, had to pull the transmission two days later(he wouldn't let me change the rear main when I did the clutch...go figure). That stuff stuck the t-case on so well that with all the bolts out, I had to grab the tailshaft housing and bounce 5 or 6 times to break the seal....BTW, I weigh about 235, so it was a good bounce!
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Until todays brake job, I had my trusty 1/2" drive Popular Mechanics rathet as my favorite must-have tool. Now, I have my trusty 12 lb splitting maul. Worked wonders on a rusted-on rim on my plow truck. 3 hours of pounding to remove a rim and tire. Who'da thunk it?? Even with JB 80, it still wouldn't budge.
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Old 10-26-2004, 10:35 PM
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Other than the obvious, it would have to be these mits at the end of my arms. They're quite often overlooked, and should be the ones you take best care of. I wouldn't mind hearing about how people take care of their hands. You know things like using gloves, the best hand wash, barrier creams, etc. I know that when my mits hurt it's so difficult to do anything to the car. Skinned knuckles can stop a project for days if not weeks. A tool is nothing more than a paper weight if you can't operate it.
The above aside, my Dremel tool. 10.1 volt or so cordless, serial number 301 or something. Silly thing's around here somewhere...
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In my experience, plow truck and rust are just about the same word!
My old boss used to tell us, "Don't force it, get a bigger hammer." It really wasn't a joke. Many times, one blow from a BFH will easily move something that 1000 hits with a lesser one might not even shake.
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In my experience, plow truck and rust are just about the same word!
My old boss used to tell us, "Don't force it, get a bigger hammer." It really wasn't a joke. Many times, one blow from a BFH will easily move something that 1000 hits with a lesser one might not even shake.
Scary thing is, even with the 12 lb maul, it took an hour and a half. Talk about tiring. My arm still hurts.
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id say my custom made array of tools, from a hand throttle control, my primimg gun,

but really it probly is zep , bolt cutters and a hack saw and wrenches
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It's by far, the most solid piece of equipment I own. How it was created baffles me. I use it to hit, pry, bend, break, or even hold other objects in place.

I absolutely LOVE my crowbar.






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I have a #6, 1/2" woodcarving chisel that is probably my favorite. Mechanic-wise, can't beat the good old Craftsman, auto-eject, 1/2" ratchet.
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Old 12-30-2004, 02:25 PM
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Plasma cutter...thing is great and takes off anything a hammer won't remove
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Old 12-30-2004, 03:42 PM
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Ratchet wrenches.
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I would have to say the ratchet wrenches and the heat wrench.
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My Gear Wrenches,and my Snap-On ratchets.Plus my Matco wrenches.When you work 8+ hours a day with them,they have to be effective and comfortable.I had a set of standard Craftsman wrenches for awhile,that raised center really bothers my palms after a few minutes of use.
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