best tool you ever bought

  1. rusty69bus

    rusty69bus moving to the goldcoast

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    as it says - (rampent rabbits need not be included,ladies :laughing: )
     
  2. Shug

    Shug Member

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    As its a welding site, I'll say my Mig :laughing:
     
  3. andrewg1323 Member

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    Grinder it can get anything off the car :laughing:
     
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  4. The Undertaker Member

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    Air saw
     
  5. lexi Member

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    That`s a hard one.....how about this........
     
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  6. Haze

    Haze is it can be hugs tiem ?

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    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)
     
  7. morph Member

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    Being a rough-arse farmer got to be the gas axe!!
     
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  8. andrewg1323 Member

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    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!
     
  9. rusty69bus

    rusty69bus moving to the goldcoast

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    old industrial metal vice
     
  10. MigTig

    MigTig Maintenance Welder

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    Air compressor and air tools. Been very handy so far!! cleaning, spraying etc..

    Other then that, its GOT to be my Hitatchi 4" grinder :hug:
     
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  11. rusty69bus

    rusty69bus moving to the goldcoast

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    raise your 4"grinder againest my dewalt 9" grinder definatly a two hand job.
     
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  12. marknotgeorge

    marknotgeorge Doing sums for a living since 2009.

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    Fnar.

    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...
     
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  13. shenion

    shenion Tool Pack Rat

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    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: [​IMG]

    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.
     
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  14. mishka

    mishka Is it me?

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    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....
     
  15. Hitch

    Hitch Moderator Staff Member

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    Cordless impact driver is probably my favorite, still.
    Had it about 3 years now.
     
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  16. lexi Member

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    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......
    Alex
     
  17. Drains

    Drains Yeah, nah.

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    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.

    Si
     
  18. herbert radial arm, cost me a drink or my lincoln inverter done job after job,
     
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  19. Ratty

    Ratty Putting the She in Sheds

    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).
     
  20. MigTig

    MigTig Maintenance Welder

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    Everything old was better made :(
     
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