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Posted August 17, 2013 - 08:51 PM

your brain

without it you would not know what to do



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Posted August 17, 2013 - 10:50 PM

  I'll have to say my HF hyd lift table is really great for working on my Poulan rider, the Dixon and my old Wizard push mower. I bolt a chain hook to the end of the table and w/ a short chain use it to lift the riders, either front or back. I use a couple of milk crates to place under the rear wheels if I want the whole thing raised. For the push mower I place it on the table and raise it to the same height as my welding table. Park the lift table about 1 1/2 ft from the welding table, turn the mower 90* and place the front wheels on the welding table to change oil, or remove the blade for sharpening. 

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Posted August 18, 2013 - 07:05 AM

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

I was busy cutting, grinding, and welding a dozer blade and frame, sorry I wasn't there for you.

 

What were you up to I could have used a spare pair of hands...



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 07:07 AM

Whoa! Be careful throwing around comments like that.

You could loose your Man Card. :poke:

If the manual has pictures you get to keep your Man Card.

That's what I was told... :reading_the_manual:  :reading_the_manual: 



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Posted August 18, 2013 - 07:21 AM

I was busy cutting, grinding, and welding a dozer blade and frame, sorry I wasn't there for you.

 

What were you up to I could have used a spare pair of hands...

Building the supports for the Toro fan shaft. Got it done and working good.


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 06:22 PM

The most useful tool in our shop is there on the wall and is being used by RickDSC01053.JPG . :rocker2:  :dancingbanana:


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Posted August 18, 2013 - 07:40 PM

The most useful tool in our shop is there on the wall and is being used by Rickattachicon.gifDSC01053.JPG. :rocker2:  :dancingbanana:

The hatrack?



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Posted August 22, 2013 - 12:01 PM

The most useful tool in our shop is there on the wall and is being used by Rickattachicon.gifDSC01053.JPG. :rocker2:  :dancingbanana:

 

A fridge, a microwave and a flat screen and seating.....................................

 

MANCAVE or EXECUTIVE DOGHOUSE either way I am jealous!!!

:worship:  :worship:  :worship: 


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 10:39 AM

Another very useful tool... about a 1/2 tbsp of this and 1/2 tbsp of water (just enough to moisten the powder)and you've got some REALLY good hand cleaner. Scrub your hands really well and then finish washing under water.

 

borax.jpg


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Posted August 23, 2013 - 03:02 PM

Mine would be mine 4 1/2" angle grinder,... grinder wheel, cutoff wheel, wire wheel, etc. I use it constantly.

 

Do you all actually use those multitools? I have like 4 off them, one in kitchen drawer, truck console, tool box, etc. I have a super nice one my nephew got me when in the Army, Gerber I think....I almost never use them unless I can't find the tool I really want.



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Posted August 23, 2013 - 09:36 PM

Do you all actually use those multitools? I have like 4 off them, one in kitchen drawer, truck console, tool box, etc. I have a super nice one my nephew got me when in the Army, Gerber I think....I almost never use them unless I can't find the tool I really want.

No kidding, the days I don't have my Leatherman, I am half as productive. I use it all the time.
I rolled my eyes when I got one for Christmas from the kids, but you start depending on that being in your pocket... I left mine home once and went and bought a winchester knock off to get me by... And then threw it away.

Lets look at the tools on there. (fuse model)
Knife: most people have one already, so no biggie...
2 Flat blade screwdrivers: maybe you keep them in your back pocket... But you probably have forgotten them and got in a vehicle too (oops). Also, please note that I did not say pry bar
Phillips #2. Is it a long one? no. Is it a decent one that is long enough usually? Yes.
Needle nose pliers... See flat blade above.
Wire cutters
8" "approximation" tape measure
Small "toothed" pliers
Small, good scissors
(I miss the file the original ones had, but the fuse is smallish and lock blade)

25 year warranty, 90% US parts (as per company rep) assembled here in the states, and a darned good product all the way around.
When it breaks, they replace or repair it.

If I need real tools, I go get them, but this is out of my pocket as much as in it.


BTW, Not to stat a flame war here, but IMHO the Gerbers have a better tool grouping, but are to hard & brittle.

The knock offs are just bad enough to make people not want a real one EVER.

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Posted August 23, 2013 - 10:02 PM

BTW, Not to stat a flame war here, but IMHO the Gerbers have a better tool grouping, but are to hard & brittle.
 

 

I've got a gerber that I keep in my camping "cook box" and it is great. But unless I'm on a camping/wheeling trip I don't carry it. Of course I set at a desk for a living and when I'm at a trial build I have a tool bag that I carry.

 

I use to carry one of thse really small swiss army knives and and it was awesome having the scissors, tweezers and toothpick on me at all times. After the TSA took my last one away I went back to my old 3-blade Uncle Henry and have just gotten use to that.



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Posted August 23, 2013 - 10:09 PM

Another very useful tool... about a 1/2 tbsp of this and 1/2 tbsp of water (just enough to moisten the powder)and you've got some REALLY good hand cleaner. Scrub your hands really well and then finish washing under water.
 
attachicon.gifborax.jpg


I take a pump bottle of generic "head and shoulders", dilute to 50%, add in a liberal amount of Borax and ta-da!
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