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#76 bgkid2966 OFFLINE  

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Posted January 13, 2013 - 10:27 AM

A fire extinguisher!!  :anvil_drop:  I needed mine yesterday while welding up a weight bracket. I have a supply of clean shop rags and towels way in the back under the bench, :booboo: , and a strange light appeared in the corner of my field of view. :flamethrower:  The welding stopped and i saw the ugly yellow flames! :mad2:  A grab for the extinguisher and went to pull the pin, it would not come out! :wallbanging:  :wallbanging:   For shipping reasons it was zip tied in place!! :wtf:   Thoughts of my garage shot through my head as I grabbed a pair of pliers to rip the pin from the trigger. Hit the flames at the base and choked and gagged on the smoke and powder in the air! Garage saved!!! :bounce:  :beer:  :thumbs:

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted January 13, 2013 - 10:37 AM

Maybe I need to break the list down into "Nub", "Experienced" and "Expert" type categories when we've compiled the mountain of tools we all use. Good suggestion. Wouldn't want any new prospects getting scared off from this GREAT hobby.

 

 

I like the categories you currently have breaking them down into what they are used for but maybe off to the side mark them Basic, Advanced and nice to have. Or something like that.

 

One thing I don't believe anyone has mentioned is on newer tractors you run into some bolts & nuts are ASE and others are metric. This drives me nut's.  My Motorcycle is the same way.  But someone who may have a newer tractor and is thinking about doing there own wrenching may not realize this, and essentially doubles the cost of your basic hand tools.


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 10:44 AM

A big THANK YOU to Moosetales for putting these all into one list!!  That makes it so easy to go through and make a list of what I will buy and what goes on my wish list. 

 

 

A couple things I am not sure were mentioned: 

Wire strippers-crimpers

wire cutters

assorted pliers

pipe wrenches

test light

 

 

 

 

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Posted January 13, 2013 - 11:04 AM

Body working tools were sort of on the list. Body hammers and dollys are need to "un-dent" hoods and fenders. Bondo may be need to finish off the repaired dent, that require special sanding equipment. Power shears, brake, slip roll,and English wheel would be in the expert category for making sheet metal parts that are no longer available ... Battery boxes, tool boxes,...etc. 


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 12:37 PM

Everyone seems to have forgotten to list the winning lottery ticket you'll need to be able to afford all this. :thumbs:


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 02:49 PM

Speaking of the cardboard for the floor, in addition to using it to stay a bit cleaner, up here in Maine it's essential for use during the winter months so the floor doesn't SUCK the living heat out of your feet or body.
 
Has anyone tried out the low profile crawlers to see if they are low enough to use on a GT?
 
I'm a visual person so when you typed "I can slide around some pretty heavy stuff on the cement floor of the garage when sitting on a large piece of cardboard too" I pictured you sitting on a large piece of cardboard, in the middle of your garage, pushing a GT motor all around the garage floor all the while you are sitting on the piece of cardboard.
 
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Posted January 13, 2013 - 02:51 PM

#1 Patience


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 03:03 PM

And it was lots of fun too! No video though. Gotta love the English language, but you did know what i meant
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Yes I did. Just couldn't resist, it made me chuckle. Thanks for chiming in.
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Posted January 13, 2013 - 06:37 PM

How about a buddy to stop in and give a hand when needed. He can also point out what you forgot to do a couple hours earlier.

 

Maybe I should say it this way: a sense of humor and the knowledge that Murphy's Law always applies.


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Posted January 13, 2013 - 08:15 PM

#1 Patience

 

The list is endless actually, but without patience, all the tools in the world are useless! 



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Posted January 13, 2013 - 08:21 PM

The list is endless actually, but without patience, all the tools in the world are useless! 

Unless that one tool is a hammer :D


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 02:06 PM

Here's the format I'm thinking about for "the list". Thought? Please feel free to provide feedback. If it's a thumbs up I'll continue down the list.

 

 

[Back to the drawing board]

 

I pasted the table into the post and it pasted perfectly but then when I hit send it frigged all up. I'll have to play with it later and re-post.


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 02:42 PM

What are you using to compile your list?  Spreadsheet, Document?  Either make an image of the list and post as an image or post the file.


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 04:12 PM

Always need a large supply of JB weld.


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Posted January 14, 2013 - 05:25 PM

Not sure why I thought I couldn't do it here but I can. Here's a draft of the list of tools. Send your feedback my way about the good, the bad and the ugly of this format. Obviously I'll need some help from you all when it comes time to determine what tools go in what category. Thanks.

 

Attached File  GTTalk Tools.pdf   246.07KB   32 downloads


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