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Posted January 11, 2013 - 04:29 PM

I am not sure that it would be considered a "tool" but the 50/50 acetone/ATF homebrew rust buster is real handy.

 

Entering into the tire rasslin arena:

Bead breaker, tire spoon, valve stem tool, tire/ tube patch kit, bug sprayer filled with soapy water, angle grinder with flapper disc and tire slime


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 04:57 PM

Lets see a lots been covered already. 

 

For lifting heavy engines, transmissions or tractors - Chain hoist and a floor jack, axle stands are handy as well. 

The new battery powered LED trouble lights are way better and safer than the old 120volt type. I can never seem to get the light where I want it with a corded light. 

A press is really handy for removing and installing bearings. Saves a lot of pounding and cussing. 

An electrolysis tank - a 45gallon plastic drum makes a good sized one and isn't expensive. 

A warm dry place to work with lots of light.

Tool storage. A good tool box on wheels is a real help for keeping things organized. 


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 05:45 PM

Those of you talking about screws and screw drivers you are aware there is difference between a Phillips and a reed & Prince driver and screw?  A Philips  has a flatter end and flares more and a reed & prince is more pointed and is a bit more narrow.  If you use a reed & prince on a Phillips screw it is almost a guaranteed stripped head.  Someone said about making sure the tip fits the screw head and that is the clue make sure it is a good fit.


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 06:48 PM

I have a Dewalt 18V 3/8" impact. It uses the same battery as my drill and most of the time it's the first tool I grab.


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 07:02 PM

Screwdrivers are one of my pet peeves. I use them daily at work. I had been using Klien for about 10 years and I noticed that they were not lasting as long as they used to. I was getting a new one every 3 months. If you have to start laying on the screwdirver to make it stay in the screw, its worn out. So I started a search for a great screwdriver. I settled on WIHA brand, they are german and are the most excellent ones I have found. The one I have at work is 2 years old and still has nice sharp corners on it.

 

Since I carry a tool bag I want to keep it light, at one point my tool box weighed 120lbs. I narrowed down my list of "must have" tools in my bag so I could lighten it up. The WIHA I choose lets me switch blades. Its not one of teh "10N1" types, I hate those.

 

Here is a link to the drive loc system that I use daily. Go ahead and take a tour of the site to see the other great tools they offer.

 

http://www.wihatools...eloc_Blades.htm


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 07:19 PM

Well, the most valuable tool I have for working on GTs is my Computer and sites like GTtalk.

 

They tell me whatever I need to know to do the task that needs done.

 

Knowledge is power, makes it easier to get the job done.


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 07:38 PM

A drill press, and a bench grinder come in real handy. And a vise for the drill press.


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 07:42 PM

My additions would be:

A good battery charger

A good knife - pocket, fixed blade or razor knife. A good one will hold an edge and is easily sharpened.

Hemostats - they are the best clamps in the world.

SAFETY GLASSES

Tap and die set - I didn't have one for years now I wonder how I ever lived without it.


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 07:59 PM

You need a good list of excuses for explaining to your wife why you brought home another tractor.


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 08:09 PM

You need a good list of excuses for explaining to your wife why you brought home another tractor.

 And more tools. I just got a drill doctor 750 from UPS today. My wife asked what it was and rolled her eyes when I told her. We have been in this house since '04 and she thinks its time to redecorate. I dont give her crap about buying things to look at and she doesnt give me crap about buying tools 'cause she knows she will loose that argument.


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 08:22 PM

You need a good list of excuses for explaining to your wife why you brought home another tractor.

And a better list when that tractor doesn't even run. :D


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 08:27 PM

WOW! Keep them coming. I've already picked up on a few tools I would not have thought of and I'm certain to continue learning. I look forward to gathering all these great ideas and putting them under one cover.

This is a good thread. Glad you decided to post it! Now we could take all the great tools and put them into a thread called  "GTtalk tool chest"  or something like that :D


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 09:09 PM

This is a good thread. Glad you decided to post it! Now we could take all the great tools and put them into a thread called  "GTtalk tool chest"  or something like that :D

You read my mind. I'm cutting and pasting as fast as the ideas come rolling in. :thumbs:


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 09:41 PM

mad money

a great hiding spot for your money from the wife, so can get more tools or another garden tractor, etc

you have to put at less $5 or $10 a week or two in to it.  or the money you got from selling something you did not need


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Posted January 11, 2013 - 09:57 PM

 And more tools. I just got a drill doctor 750 from UPS today.

 

 

I watched this vid and it taught me how to sharpen drill bits with a belt sander.

 


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