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Unread 12-10-2012, 10:54 PM   #16
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This is all I can think of

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Unread 12-11-2012, 07:38 AM   #17
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This is all I can think of

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Add vice grips and a BFH and you have the complete tool kit
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Unread 12-11-2012, 07:54 AM   #18
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Pickle fork !!! someone stole mine And I needed one last night. I was pissed!!
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Unread 12-11-2012, 08:03 AM   #19
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Pickle fork !!! someone stole mine And I needed one last night. I was pissed!!
Good call. Have you ever used the impact variety for your air hammer? I am going to grab one the next time I run across a good deal. Seems like a no-brainer.
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Unread 12-11-2012, 09:00 AM   #20
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if you work on late model vehicles a factory scan tool is invaluable.



but if your not looking for that, you need an acurrate arm to swing that bfh or you'll hit the most expensive thing next to where you're aiming.

(dont ask how i know)
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Unread 12-11-2012, 09:43 AM   #21
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Torx driver bits.
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Unread 12-11-2012, 09:40 PM   #22
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For me, the list includes: (in no particular order)
  • 1/4", 3/8" & 1/2" shallow and deep sockets in 6 and 12-point
  • Extensions in the three drive sizes and various lengths
  • Quality fine-tooth fixed-head ratchets
  • Quality fine-tooth flex or swivel head ratchets
  • Impact sockets
  • Impact wrench (air or electric)
  • Various allen and torx bits
  • 6-point combination box/open end wrenches
  • Ratcheting box wrenches
  • Offset box-end wrenches
  • Channel-lock type adjustable pliers
  • Vise-grip type pliers
  • Needlenose and standard pliers in various sizes
  • Convertible snap ring pliers
  • Adjustable (Crescent) wrenches
  • Pipe wrench
  • Quality screwdrivers in various sizes/lengths
  • Precision screwdrivers
  • Flare nut wrench set
  • O2 sensor socket
  • Digital Volt-Ohm Meter
  • Timing Light (if you have any older cars)
  • Compression tester
  • Self powered test lamp
  • 12-volt circuit tester
  • Soldering iron (butane powered is awesome!)
  • Wire crimpers/strippers
  • Automotive stethiscope
  • Vacuum tester/gauge (Mighty-Vac)
  • Vacuum plugs/caps
  • Quality torque wrenches (both in.-lb. and ft.-lb.)
  • Quality files and rasps
  • Cold chisels
  • Punches
  • Prybars
  • Bolt and stud removers
  • Rubber mallet
  • Dead-blow hammer
  • Small handheld sledge hammer
  • Ball-pein hammer
  • Conventional hammer
  • Flaring tool
  • Aviation snips
  • Brake spring pliers
  • Hose clamp pliers
  • Hose pinchers (to seal off heater hoses or vacuum lines)
  • Quality spark plug gapping tools (not the crappy spiral ramp type)
  • Feeler gauges
  • Oil filter wrenches
  • Measurement tools - i.e. digital caliper, micrometer, etc.
  • Dremel tool
  • Small handheld torch for occasional "persuasion" on rusty/tight parts
  • 1/2" corded drill (never seem to be able to depend on the cordless drills, but my corded model never fails)
  • Quality drill bits
Needless to say, I'm fairly self-sufficient automotive repair-wise...
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Unread 12-12-2012, 11:29 AM   #23
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Cheater bar.
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Unread 12-12-2012, 01:45 PM   #24
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no cheating allowed, real men use wd40 pliers and a long list of cuss words to get the job done.















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Unread 12-12-2012, 02:32 PM   #25
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A set of ratchet wrenches.
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Unread 12-12-2012, 03:04 PM   #26
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All you need is a "cresent hammer" and a file.
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Unread 12-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #27
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Super glue to glue your finger back together after you fillet it open working on a project.
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Unread 12-12-2012, 06:16 PM   #28
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I like those telescoping magnets, seems like i always drop a nut/bolt in a tight place. Good set of snap ring pliers is always helpful, don't use them often but I would be without a paddle if I didn't have them. Snap-On 3/8ths drive impact gun is nice, use it more then I give it credit for. I'm sure I will chime back in once I get some more.
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Unread 12-12-2012, 07:57 PM   #29
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picks.
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Unread 12-12-2012, 08:15 PM   #30
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Torque wrenches

Mechanics beginner kit

Good tool box

Good lights

Impact

Floor jack and couple of stands

Good for most home projects, repairs, maintenance.
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