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Old 04-05-2004, 09:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What tool (that you own) are you most fond of?

Only NO:
welders
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or your pecker


Those are too easy.

For me, it's the floor jack. Why? I have toooo many memories of Dad giving me a job to do before we ever owned one and had to do the whole thing of driving up on a wedged block of wood.

I can deal and make do without having a lot of the tools I own, but don't ever leave me without my floor jack.

What prompted this? I left mine at my brothers (1.5hrs drive away...............dumbshit ). Coulda used it yesterday :banging head on garage wall:
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4.5" angle grinder. I use it for everything, it is by far the most used tool i own.

Now sentimetally its my 1/2" drill cause it was my grandfathers. We used it alot when he helped me work on stuff and its the only thing i got when he died. My greedy bastid uncles took everything esle
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(the one on top)
I feel naked without it,to the point where it need to be resharpened at the factory and i am procrastinating the week it would be gone to do so .

To me a good knife is the most valuable tool.
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There is no problem on earth that can't be solved with the judicious use of razor blades, WD40, and/or some duct tape.

Of those three, I'd rank the razor blade #1.
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4.5" angle grinder. I use it for everything, it is by far the most used tool i own.
ditto. to quote my dad "ahhh angle grinder - truely a king among tools."
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evenBIGGERrock, dude, you only have one floor jack???
I've got 2, and a 20-ton bottle jack. And i don't even have a finished garage to work in yet!!!

Oh, and i'd put my knife as the top tool. Can be used for more than just cutting things when the need arises.
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socket wrench, or even those newer ratchet wrenches.

I remember playing with those a lot as a kid.
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evenBIGGERrock, dude, you only have one floor jack???
I've got 2, and a 20-ton bottle jack.
lol.. no shit..

i think theres 4, 5 tons, and one 20 ton in the shop. pluse 5 or 6 8 ton bottle jacks, and 2, 20 tons.

+ a 6500# hoist, and a 10k# hoist.

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Hand Tools has to go to 12in adjustable wrench..also known as a Texas Torque wrench. Pliers and visegrips are damn handy as well.

Electric variety 4.5 angle grinder gets my vote also, these things are the shit I dont care who ya are


Hammers are also super, I buy hammers all the time just so when I need one (Im generally pissed and it angers me more to have to hunt one down) Can never have to many hammers
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tie between my 300 buck welder and my 20 buck grinder. both too important for one to be more valued than the other.
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Recheck the exceptions I list in the original post. Note the last one.
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those gearwrech/craftsman ratchet wrenches.
I keep three of 4 in my pockets while workin on the rigs and I rarely need to go back for the ratchet set or hand wrenches.
they're just too easy.
the flex-head ones are my favorite.
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evenBIGGERrock, dude, you only have one floor jack???
I've got 2, and a 20-ton bottle jack. And i don't even have a finished garage to work in yet!!!

Never needed more than one...........until now!
Of course I'm sure if I had more than one I'ld get accustomed to it real quick. Just like before we ever had one, then got one and wondered how we ever managed without it.



Ohhhh, and we won't discuss my "garage" situation right now.
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Recheck the exceptions I list in the original post. Note the last one.
He serves many other purposes than that! Besides...its not MY pecker...its his, so I am within the guidelines of the exceptions!
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He serves many other purposes than that!
OK, I'll give you that one.

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Besides...its not MY pecker...its his, so I am within the guidelines of the exceptions!
Are you sure about that? If it's truly HIS, wouldn't that mean he could use it to "work" on anything he wants to with it?

NO? Didn't think so. Be real now. Fess up. It's got YOUR name all over it doesn't it?
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Gotta be my Leatherman tool. I had one of the originals that I carried for more years than I can remember. Last year I retired it in favor of one of the newer style Leatherman Wave ones where the main blade locks and can be open and closed single handed. No matter what job I'm doing, I generally end up using it at some point or the other.
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Are you sure about that? If it's truly HIS, wouldn't that mean he could use it to "work" on anything he wants to with it?

NO? Didn't think so. Be real now. Fess up. It's got YOUR name all over it doesn't it?
Do lip prints count? If so...then yes, its partially mine! he can go work on anything that he wants at anytime...he makes the choice not to. I think it has something to do with not having a home to come back to when he done

Ok....next to Robert I REALLY love a big hammer!!!
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