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Old 03-01-11, 10:55 AM
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or lack, thereof.
a/s/l?
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Old 03-01-11, 11:38 AM
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Old 07-17-11, 10:05 PM
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I am resurrecting this thread to say that I just got a hand riveter and it is awesome.
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Old 07-17-11, 10:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbenaugust View Post
I am resurrecting this thread to say that I just got a hand riveter and it is awesome.
Why would you want rivets in your hand?
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Old 07-17-11, 10:26 PM
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Why would you want rivets in your hand?
This is a good question.
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Old 07-18-11, 11:17 AM
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Why would you want rivets in your hand?
You may want to get that looked at.
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Old 07-18-11, 03:37 PM
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Hmmm... tough decision

These would be my top 3 power tools:
Dewalt cordless impact driver(Huge power in a small package)
Dewalt corded hammerdrill(Will drill through ANYTHING)
Makita Hypoid Saw (Amazing power at a low price)
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Old 08-11-11, 01:11 AM
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That would be either my cheapo 4/5/6 three armed allen key, or the Large Hadron Collider. I guess I find more use for the allen key.
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Old 08-11-11, 06:27 AM
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Current favorite is the Poulan chain saw I bought a month or so ago. It's a POS, but has saved me hundreds of hours of labor when compared to cutting all the bushes/trees down in what was the backyard jungle of the new house.
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Old 08-11-11, 07:21 AM
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Metabo 4.5 inch 8.0 amp angle grinder makes short work of maintaining an edge on lawn mower blades. Tappered design lets you get into tight places and it does not run hot. Finish off the job with a babbitt file and de-burr.

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Old 08-11-11, 01:26 PM
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I'm a simple guy who loves his hammer.
LOL -signature, here we come!
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Old 08-11-11, 01:31 PM
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If I had to pick just one, I'm with Allan, it'd be a good sturdy Pocketknife. Of the ones I own, either a Bob Dozier or an SOG.

If I had a genie on this desert island to blink me whatever knife I wanted, it'd be a nice Bob Loveless hunter.
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Old 08-11-11, 01:32 PM
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Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
That's tool nirvana right there....If we do get booted out of our apartment can I come live in your garage?

If yes, do you have a 220V outlet?
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Old 08-11-11, 01:40 PM
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That's tool nirvana right there....If we do get booted out of our apartment can I come live in your garage?

If yes, do you have a 220V outlet?
Yes and no, but I am sure that between you , me and foo, we can get one installed in less than 24 months.
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Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
And yes I love my tools.

I thought you'd built a shed over your favorite tool.
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Yes and no, but I am sure that between you , me and foo, we can get one installed in less than 24 months.
It may still be over 100 by then, are you guys ever going to cool off down there?
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It may still be over 100 by then, are you guys ever going to cool off down there?
We did not break 100 yesterday, thank you very much! And this sort of pissed me off, as we were only days away from breaking the Dallas record of 42 days of consecutive 100 degree days.
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I broke 100 on the way to work
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Originally Posted by calamarichris View Post
Anyone know who makes a solid (not cheap Chinese cr@p) 3/8 socket with the serrated wheel like this?

SK makes them. Used to be carried by Home Depot, but their selections have gone down. They also make these sockets with built-in universal-joints. Really handy for getting into tight spots where a regular socket + u-joint will be too long:



And my favourite tool has got to be either this:


or this:
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D'oh:



I told you 65'rs head was harder than a rock.
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SK makes them. Used to be carried by Home Depot, but their selections have gone down. They also make these sockets with built-in universal-joints. Really handy for getting into tight spots where a regular socket + u-joint will be too long:



And my favourite tool has got to be either this:


or this:
Normally I object to combination lathe/mill machines, but I do believe I'll make an exception in this case. What sort of tolerance does it hold?
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oh yeah....and my favorite tool is in the box on the right, top box, left side, second drawer down.
Snapon calls it a "radiator hose pick tool" I call it a "hook"
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D'oh:



The one part of the hammer that sometimes suffers the most is the handle. The caring carpenter takes good care of his, but even his can develop a stress crack in the handle. The Fool, well he always uses too small and the wrong type of hammer for the job. That’s why you always see so many old hammer heads at the flea markets with broken out handles.


http://www.wkfinetools.com/tRestore/...hammerTut1.asp
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I ain't claimin' it went and broke on its own accord. It's all me. Wrong tool for the job, and I'm paying the price.

I'm going to try to make the best out of a bad situation, though. Keep it around, see if I can't make a new handle for it someday.
Most hardware stores offer replacement handles.

Pick one with the grain in line with the head when viewed from the bottom of the handle, it'll hold up better.
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