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Old 09-21-2004, 09:52 PM
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What's your favourite tool?

Everyone's got a favorite tool that they use more often than others, what's yours?

My favorite is a little 2" circular angle sander that takes 3M sander pads. With just a quick twist I can change sand paper grits or abrasive 3m pads. I also have a scrubber pad that removes bumper stickers and glue residue from body moldings. It gets into tight corners, easy to control, and doesn't tire out your hand.

I've used this tool for everything from removing casting flash from engines to sanding sheet metal of dash panels.
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Old 09-21-2004, 09:55 PM
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i think i'd have to say my cordless drill. I know it gets the most use. But i really like my new 1/4" drive sockets that actually lock onto the ratchet. too kool.
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Old 09-21-2004, 10:03 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.
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Old 09-22-2004, 02:55 AM
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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.

As a diesel mechanic by trade I can sympathize with you, I work on all sorts of diesel powered equipment from trucks(heavy) to dozer to loader to excavator to pavers and so on. My wifes pet peave is dirty hands when we go out. So aside from using gloves when applicable I use ZEP cherry bomb hand cleaner, this stuff is the best ever used. When you get into stuff that you can't simply wash off, work it into your hands and let it sit for a couple minutes, it melts off like hot butter with no residue..
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I would have to say my Sawzall... What a wonderfull thing.. If I get pissed at something, just whip it out cut it to pieces
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Love my cordless drill too. Probably use it the most around the house... got a couple of 'em in fact.

The hands, oh yeah, a BRUISED knuckle is even worse than a skinned one. Hurts for days.

How about the MIND as a tool. We all often have to look at something, THINK about it, and then work on it.

The EYES come to mind...take care of those too.
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My favorite tool.....I love my air-tools they make neat noises!!!

As for my favorite, after thinking about HANDS and MIND, they are my favorites, because that is where my passion for mechanics is! After those it's my air-ratchet...I just love that thing!
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I can't decide - vicegrips or a sledgehammer
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DUCT TAPE

Hands Down, no competition..... and yes, its a tool, just have to be creative... no really I probaly use a 3/8 ratchet most frequently, and I really enjoy using anything powered.... drill is probaly most useful!
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Far and away, my Swiss Army Knife!
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Air rachet.....................gets the most use.

Cordless drill is very usefull also.


Just bought a "Stud" finder, I don't think it works. Only beeps when I point it a me..........................lol
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I would kill over my Gear Wrenches. I would like to thank the guy who invented them.
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This little tool has saved my butt on numerous occasions. Too many to count!

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My compressor and air tools. Nothing beats the sound of an air gun whizzing away
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I would kill over my Gear Wrenches. I would like to thank the guy who invented them.
I can arrange that, I used to work for him. Years ago he took the idea to Snap-On or Matco can't remember. He didn't get want much for the idea, he just wanted some free tools.

The gear wrenches are also my favorite.
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