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#16 KC9KAS OFFLINE  

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Posted August 14, 2013 - 04:22 AM

I too use my Leatherman several times everyday. I feel like I am naked if I don't have it with me.

 

Sidenote....My wife's uncle owned the machine shop that made the hinge pins for the Leatherman.


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Posted August 14, 2013 - 02:56 PM

Here is one of the handiest tools I've ever owned. It is a tool that I couldn't have done without when building my jeep... among MANY other projects! It is marketed toward work workers and when I bought it I was doing a lot of wood working. But it is great for great for any time you want to keep something at a certain angle in relation to another object. It has a magnetic base so you stick it to your referance surface (jeep frame) hit "zero" and then stick it to what you are measuring (pinion angle maybe?). You can also zero it to bubble level for use as a digital angle.

 

http://www.wixey.com/anglegauge/#wr300

 

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So what is handy in your garage?

I gotta get one of those.


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Posted August 16, 2013 - 11:10 PM

Leatherman "Wave", 2 DeWalt cordless drills, deadblow hammer and 2X magnifying glass.... (and for dealing with the results of the first 3, paper towels and duct tape.:D)



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Posted August 16, 2013 - 11:14 PM

Love my Gearwrench Quad Box set. I think that's what it's called anyway.

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Posted August 17, 2013 - 12:09 AM

A set of long needle nose, side cutters, nippers ect. The miniature kind. Came from HF. I use them all the time to fish out small parts, cut wires, and so forth. Next in line.....my 3/8" cordless drill.

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Posted August 17, 2013 - 01:02 AM

One of teh handiest things in my shop is a monster pair of hemostats that I found in the road. They are about a foot long and are the absolute best thing on earth for getting that bolt that fell into a black hole or pinching off a fuel line. Then they aren't in use I can clip them to a shirt sleeve to keep them handy. I have many smaller pairs but those big boys are my go to tool.


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Posted August 17, 2013 - 07:19 AM

 deadblow hammer and 2X magnifying glass....

I'd like to watch a master at work! :D



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Posted August 17, 2013 - 08:07 AM

It's usually the one that isn't in arm's reach when I need it..   :wallbanging:

 

It totally depends on the job I'm performing @ the time..  

 

Tractor tinkering-  Wrenches & Ratchets

 

Tractor engine or any engine rebuilding-  Calipers and Mic's & Bore gauges

 

Electrical-  Multi-meter then my handy 4-in-1 screwdriver then cutter/strippers/crimper tool

 

Plumbing-  Slip-joint pliers and crescent wrench

 

Carpentry or any other job listed above-  TAPE MEASURE!!  Seems to be used all the time!!  We have a winner!



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Posted August 17, 2013 - 08:25 AM

Okay:

I am surprised that no one has said it yet.

So I will.

 

The handiest tool in my shop is.........................

 

ME!!!!! :rocker2:  :rocker2:  :rocker2:  :rocker2:  :rocker2:  :rocker2:

 

Ya I said it.. :D  :D  :D


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Posted August 17, 2013 - 09:53 AM

Another tool I use a lot is the telescoping magnet.  Not only is it good for retrieving bolt's and nut's that I have dropped down in a hole but also when I drop my wrench on the floor or under the work bench.  A lot easier to extend that magnet out and pick it up then bending over or getting down on the floor to get it.  It's hard getting old. :(

 

Willie you are right, I have a pair of hemostats and they are very useful.  They are also useful to hold two wires together as you solder them together.



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Posted August 17, 2013 - 01:15 PM

I changed my mind. My most useful tool is the service manual!



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Posted August 17, 2013 - 03:41 PM

Three of my favorite tools and my backup tool.  If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem!!  :D  :D  :D    Rick

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Posted August 17, 2013 - 04:47 PM

Three of my favorite tools and my backup tool.  If you can't fix it with a hammer, you have an electrical problem!!  :D  :D  :D    Rick

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Posted August 17, 2013 - 05:46 PM

Okay:

I am surprised that no one has said it yet.

So I will.

 

The handiest tool in my shop is.........................

 

ME!!!!! :rocker2:  :rocker2:  :rocker2:  :rocker2:  :rocker2:  :rocker2:

 

Ya I said it.. :D  :D  :D

Where were you today! I could have used some help!


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Posted August 17, 2013 - 08:08 PM

I changed my mind. My most useful tool is the service manual!

 

Whoa! Be careful throwing around comments like that.

You could loose your Man Card. :poke:


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