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    I got a torque wrench today! It's so shiny and I'm so excited!

    I love new tools! It's always worth it to spend a little extra, because then you know you won't have to worry about replacing it if it breaks while you really need it. I bought a torque wrench today, and I love it. It was kind of pricey ($80), but it has a ton of bells and whistles, swappable heads, carrying case, and adjustments. I love it! It's more fun than my power drill, which is also very cool. My dad gave me a beginner's toolkit when I left home, and I still have it, although the adjustable wrench was made with cheap nickel and is all gouged up. I have every kind of screwdriver I could need though. Except the one to open Gamecubes. I had a dremel, but I sold it because I needed money. Now I want a dremel again.

    Does anyone else just like tools?
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    Hey guyz? Guyz? Wait up!! Siu Blue Wind's Avatar
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    I have too many tools from when I was working on cars often. It's funny how little tools you really need for a bicycle... much smaller/cheaper/lighter ones at that. Anyways, a torque wrench is a good investment. Have fun.

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    The last time I ordered bike stuff, I threw a real pedal wrench and a chainwhip/lockring tool (The only Dura-Ace item I own!) into my cart. I haven't needed either as of yet, but it's always nice to have the correct tool on hand when needed.

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    what one'd ya get and why? i need a wrench.

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    I had a friend who was a tool poser. He had $5,000 worth of Snap-On hand tools and never used them. He used to polish them often and just stared and admired them. He had a set of Craftsman tools which he actually used for the very little or limited mechanical work he performed on his vehicle. This was a few years back in the 70's.
    The only Snap-On tool I own is a 1/4" ratchet I found on the side of the road many years ago. I use it regularly.
    My torque wrench is an old Craftman I bought back in the 70's.

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    Ummm...yeah, I like tools.



    About half of those are my own personal stuff.
    (It's usually cleaner than that)
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    My father worked in home construction then hand tool manufacturing industries for most of his career. Whadday ya think. Do I like tools?
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    Quote Originally Posted by roadfix View Post
    I had a friend who was a tool poser. He had $5,000 worth of Snap-On hand tools and never used them. He used to polish them often and just stared and admired them. He had a set of Craftsman tools which he actually used for the very little or limited mechanical work he performed on his vehicle. This was a few years back in the 70's.
    The only Snap-On tool I own is a 1/4" ratchet I found on the side of the road many years ago. I use it regularly.
    My torque wrench is an old Craftman I bought back in the 70's.
    i've got around $3k in Snap-On wrenches and use them regularly (like all day two days a week). but back in the 70's, Craftsman tools were still good - my Craftsman tools of that vintage are still going strong.

    the current Craftsman product line? crap. and expensive, too.

    i like tools a lot, really. but i choose what i buy based on how much (and for what) i use it.

    most of my home (automotive) tool box is Craftsman, with a couple Matco and Snap-On tools tossed in. my work box is almost exclusively Snap-On and Matco (with some Craftsman pliers and sockets). i can't (and won't) risk damaging a customer's vehicle with shoddy tools. the "nice" stuff at home is what i use all the time - i don't want to have to take trips back and forth to the store when i could be getting stuff done.

    my bike tool box is a little different - but not much. if it's something i'm going to use regularly (cone and spoke wrenches, for example) i buy the good Park stuff. infrequent use (like a crown race driver or bb wrench), i buy "store brand."

    i will admit to cleaning and polishing every tool before it goes back in my cart at work.

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    Well Wordbiker beat me. I mostly have car repair tools...also have a 28gallon air compressor for those air tools.



    Edit: Looking at that pic I noticed my 20" breaker bar is missing from its location... The 25" one is dangling from the red table.
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    never had a garage that neat. usually more like this:



    and that's relatively clean.

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    I like hand tools, but I much prefer machine tools .
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    You all have clean looking shops. This is what my garage currently looks like:


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    To be fair, that pic I showed is a professional shop...but I designed and built the benches.

    My home shop is less attractive, though I have made vast improvements and hope to have the remodeling done sometime this summer.

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    Tools, they is mine




    I built that workbench.
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