No value tools you have always had and always will

  1. roofman

    roofman Purveyor of fine English buckets and mops

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    This little King Dick adjustable has floated about my tools for over 40 years, never gets lost and never breaks and just wont go away as i use it on motor terminal nuts..very handy and worth nothing but i will keep it forever. What have you got of no value but would never be without it?
     
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  2. Parm

    Parm Let The Games Commence

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    I’ve got a scraper made from an old power hacksaw blade.

    Its bevelled on both faces, always sits in my tool box, get used for pretty much anything, takes a whack with a hammer when required, hold a keen edge, gets touched up when I remember. It just refuses to die

    EDIT should have said it’s my grandads so at least 40 years old
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2020 at 9:39 PM
  3. tom2207 Member

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    Ive a valve core removal tool which is the old valve cap off a lorry , from the days they had the removal tool on the end of the cap , brazed into a pair of bolts to make a T handle ,, totally valueless , but I made it a long time ago ... and it still works.
     
  4. RonA

    RonA specialist in repairing sealed for life equipment

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    Stockton on Tees, UK
    I’ve a tool that I inherited from my Dad & I think belonged to his Dad before him for removing the pins from bike chains.
    RonA
     
  5. Munkul Member

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    Cumbria, UK
    Ditto on the power hacksaw blades used as scrapers. Nothing is better! I have a few of them, one is heavily rounded as well, for cleaning inside radiuses.
    I also keep a few cheap cold chisels with flat edges, used for a variety of things, sometimes to seat bearings when there's no better option.
     
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  6. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    I have one of those. had it 50 years and never used it .think I paid 2 quid for it
     
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  7. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    I have a 99p screwdriver that’s used as a paint stirrer, pry bar and punch it’s brilliant
     
  8. angellonewolf

    angellonewolf Member

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    bristol england
    old ajustable spanner only 5 inch long small gap up to 12mm ish in my tool bag used for meny a jobs when i did not have a socket set
     
  9. Memmeddu

    Memmeddu Member

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    Italia Sardegna
    Cheap Lidl visegrip pilers
     
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  10. chunkolini

    chunkolini celebrity artiste

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    The green handled pointystabberthing.
    A tool that's never seen on the market.
    Occasionally seen with a red handle.
    I'd be lost without mine.
     
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  11. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Bedfordshire England
    Have a tiny version of that. Looks like an old apprentice tool. It lives in my drill box and gets me out of a few holes
     
  12. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    CX Derbyshire
    A snap on screwdriver ground to a point. I found it at the side of the road and it is good for stabbing lids, used as a bradawl, also as a podger for lining bolt holes and a holder downer for plate when welding.
     
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  13. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Bedfordshire England
    I hit a snap on ratchet screwdriver with a mower in 1998. I'm still using it today.
    Probably counts as my best free tool
     
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  14. Pete.

    Pete. Member

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    Kent, UK
    £2 in 1970 was nearly half a day's pay :D
     
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  15. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    an old chap I worked with called them an engineers carrot
     
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  16. Feet 'n Inches

    Feet 'n Inches Out of the rat-race at last

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    Devon, England
    Three or four worn flat files with the tang broken off and the ends ground to a wood-chisel profile. They make great chipping hammers and are handy for removing spatter. Easy to lose which is why I have so many.
    An old, broken 3/8" taper reamer ground to a point which makes a great scriber.
    A short piece of 3/4" square anti roll bar converted into a centre punch - it holds a point perfectly. Came from a Ford 3 ton truck we scrapped
    A 12" length of the same anti roll bar tapered at one end to make a podger, flattened and ground to a chisel point at the other.
     
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  17. DAPPH

    DAPPH as dyslexik as I'm daft

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    Near to Cross Hands Llanelli SouthWales GB
    I've a big 20 ounce solid copper soldering iron , got it at a Sunday car boot sale in a Pub yard ( The Winning Post Market Deeping ) back in 1985 for 50 p it had woodworm in the handle when I got it ( changed for new wooden handle the next Saturday . . I used it in June 1988 to solder up the header tank on an ancient P reg. Vauxhall Viva ......never used it since . I also have an 8 ounce one too purchased at the same time that occasionally gets used .
     
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  18. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    Bedfordshire England
    Have a long handled club hammer.
    Great for certain tasks
    Found it yesterday. Been looking for it for over a year
     
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  19. Wightsparks

    Wightsparks Forum Supporter

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    Wight
    My "Long suffering chisel" - an old chisel that gets used for all the things you should never use a chisel for...
     
  20. Cobbler

    Cobbler Codger bodger

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    Gloucestershire UK
    I’ve got an old bevel edged chisel like that, gets used for anything from opening paint tins to splitting spot welds. Picked it up in about 1970 & still using it, don’t think I’ve ever sharpened it, don’t think I’ve ever used it as a chisel either!
     
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