as it says - (rampent rabbits need not be included,ladies )
As its a welding site, I'll say my Mig
Grinder it can get anything off the car
That`s a hard one.....how about this........
difficult to say really, each tool has its own unique usefulness
all winners in there own field
Bosch Roadbreaker (saved me from a serious slog)
Cement Mixer (saved me from killing myself)
Tap and Die set (so so so so DAMN useful)
Being a rough-arse farmer got to be the gas axe!!
Lexi are the electric impact guns any good? i've looked at a coupla and don't know if they;d take regular abuse or not!
Semi tempted by the cordless ones too they;re pretty cool!
old industrial metal vice
Air compressor and air tools. Been very handy so far!! cleaning, spraying etc..
Other then that, its GOT to be my Hitatchi 4" grinder
raise your 4"grinder againest my dewalt 9" grinder definatly a two hand job.
My most useful tool? So far, it's been my humble Black & Decker Battery powered screwdriver. It's helped me strip the interior of my TR7...
Best tool? My "long picker-upper thingy" It is 3' long, flexible, has a plunger on one end and a set of 4 grippers on the other.
Edit: here's a pic:
When you drop a part and it finds a small hole in a box-tube frame, rolls about two feet inside, it becomes your best tool ever. I call it my million dollar tool. Saved my butt hundreds of times over the 25 years I have had it.
I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere, but for the life of me I can't see it. Oh well, I'll get back to my debuggering....
Cordless impact driver is probably my favorite, still.
Had it about 3 years now.
I don`t use it daily Andrew but it`s whacked wheel nuts on and off on fourbys and the other family cars. Did a few stubborn flywheel nuts among other stuff. I think the battery ones are expensive for the torque you get but if money aint a problem......
Toyota Hilux. Paid for itself loads over.
For metalwork... either my very old set of Mole Grips, made in Brum, or my big Thor rawhide/copper faced hammer, also made in Brum.
herbert radial arm, cost me a drink or my lincoln inverter done job after job,
I've been thinking about this and the tool that I would hate to be without is my ancient monster 12 bar 200 litre 3ph Hydrovane compressor. Use it just about every day and don't know how I managed without it. Best money I've spent on a tool - quite a lot at the time for a recon. I get it serviced every year and so far it's never let me down but if it ever did I'd buy Hydrovane again like a shot (preferably an old one as I've been told they're better made).
Everything old was better made
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