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#1 larrybl ONLINE  

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Posted January 22, 2017 - 04:32 PM

I was looking around the shop for something to do and I spied this. It was given as a Christmas gift several years ago, and it has been hanging on the wall since. It is a SKIL Combination Standard / Metric wrench. I’m sure it would work on loose bolts, but I would be concerned with the flimsy slide adjuster, and it only provides grip on two sides of a bolt unless the bolt is 1” or 25mm. A Crescent wrench feels studier than this. So this is my most useless tool. Sure I have other tools that don’t get used much, (A small tube bender, and water heater element socket) these were purchased for only one use, but at least these were used once, and may have a future use.

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Posted January 22, 2017 - 04:40 PM

That's not useless! Use it to measure for the correct size wrench! LOL

Somewhere, I have a multitool I got for xmas from one of the kids. That's about useless unless I was stuck out 100 miles from any other tools!


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 04:49 PM

Pic 1: hard to say, can't find most of them.
Pic 2: haven't used these since my automotive days. Dunno why I have two.
Pic 3: never used it. Inherited from Uncle Bob who inherited from pap, who retired from the shop I run.

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Posted January 22, 2017 - 05:07 PM

looks like a tool with a sole purpose of stripping a bolt lol.

 

I have 2 Proto made tools 1 is a self adjusting pair a pliers and 1 is a swivel ratchet with a adjustable and lock able swivel handle.Was taking a head bolt out of an old Kohler engine and accidentally bumped the switch and it cut a chunk out of my thumb.

 

Not 100% useless but pretty darn close.Pliers are somewhere in the back of the shed where I tossed them lol.

 

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Posted January 22, 2017 - 05:20 PM

I'm sure I have one , but I can't even find my useful ones right now.
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Posted January 22, 2017 - 05:22 PM

  I have quite a few useless tools until the need for them arises and then they're priceless. I've bought and been given truly useless tools but I usually find someone to give them to who thinks it is the greatest.

                                         Mike


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 05:47 PM

What if the tools are good, but the User is Worthless?   BTDT!


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 05:49 PM

What if the tools are good, but the User is Worthless?   BTDT!

I have several of those!


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 05:50 PM

I once as a kid picked up a whole set of some sort of German made adjustable wrenches of diff sizes.  The whole head moved and in one direction the small jaw would close up on the bolt and grab, stay tight as you pulled/used it. THAT  WAS the idea anyway. They were brand new, and I kept them for many years, never had luck using them, but looked neat in toolbox drawer!  One day, just tossed them in junk. Have never see any like them again.


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 05:51 PM

I have a radial arm saw quietly rusting away out in the shed.
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Posted January 22, 2017 - 05:59 PM

I once as a kid picked up a whole set of some sort of German made adjustable wrenches of diff sizes.  The whole head moved and in one direction the small jaw would close up on the bolt and grab, stay tight as you pulled/used it. THAT  WAS the idea anyway. They were brand new, and I kept them for many years, never had luck using them, but looked neat in toolbox drawer!  One day, just tossed them in junk. Have never see any like them again.

Sounds a lot like a 6" Taiwan wrench I have. I have found it useful on small striped bolts, It grips tighter as you turn it. Wish I had a 10" like this also. 

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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:04 PM

Larry, not this type. These had smooth jaws just like an adjustable wrench, no grips. Head even looked about same, just had that swivel action to close. Sears and others have those pliers that fit all and grip, but are Laminted, not solid. I bought one to try and seperated at the laminating and was junk real quick.  Another pretty worthless wrench, but always advertised as great ate the Bone ones with a ball of sockets that roll around to diff sizes on each end of the wrench. Don't need a socket set, they say with these. Can you say ........Slipppps Offf?  Get the band-aids!


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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:08 PM

The last Ford I owned.

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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:11 PM

I have a couple of oil can push in spouts. Showing my age here, been a long time since a quart of oil came in a can.
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Posted January 22, 2017 - 06:12 PM

Oh, you reminded me of another worthless one. Who has / had one of these sockets? This one still functions but the pins are rusting. Again will work on loose bolts / nuts. but forget trying any torque.

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