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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #60 on: March 17, 2023, 02:58:38 AM »
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #61 on: March 17, 2023, 03:39:44 AM »
Vice grips have been very handy for me a bunch of times, I think it's great to have in a beginner collection.

If you're doing work on your car, there are specific tools that you may want to get, depending on your car. I had a Maxima - the engine took up a ton of space and left no room to maneuver. I ended buying tools that worked well in tight spaces. E.g., a set of ratcheting wrenches with heads that adjust 180.
It's not something that I use for everyday, but super handy for car work.
Other super helpful tools for car work: a breaker bar, Milwaukee fuel torque wrench (easy on/off wheels)

Something that has been very useful for every day stuff is a set of Stanley screwdrivers. Probably 15, maybe 20? Ranging in size from tiny to huge (slotted and Phillips). The shaft is hex shaped, so you can use with a wrench for added torque.

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #62 on: March 17, 2023, 08:38:11 AM »
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Only certain individuals take GD threads off topic.  ;)
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #63 on: March 17, 2023, 08:47:36 AM »
There is guy project farm that does quality comparisons on literally every type of tool.

I've watched quite a bit, and have taken some of what I saw into consideration. I would say never skip to the end as his bottom line rankings might be based on different priorities. It is very important to keep in mind how YOU will use the tools. Not always is the most powerful, or even the most durable, the right choice for individual needs.

Also for more expensive tools consider company customer service reputation/experience.
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #64 on: March 17, 2023, 08:49:59 AM »
Only certain individuals take GD threads off topic.  ;)

I'll bite.

One of the considerations in my mind when I purchase tools, is to check the history of the company if it's a German brand. If it (or a predecessor entity) was around in the 1930s and 1940s, I won't buy unless I am ok with the history.
« Last Edit: March 17, 2023, 08:53:12 AM by ExGingi »
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2023, 09:01:24 AM »
I'll bite.
It was a lighthearted post.
It is very important to keep in mind how YOU will use the tools. Not always is the most powerful, or even the most durable, the right choice for individual needs.
The multi-tool I suggested would fit in this category. If you are not a regular DIY then the money would be better spent elsewhere.
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2023, 09:14:43 AM »
It was a lighthearted post.

I am fully aware. I am also aware of what day today is. I even know what it is for Irish people and what it is for Catholics.
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2023, 11:20:06 AM »
Page 3 and still on topic
Did someone mention Trump?

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2023, 11:31:33 AM »
Did someone mention Trump religion?
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2023, 11:37:51 AM »
I'll bite.

One of the considerations in my mind when I purchase tools, is to check the history of the company if it's a German brand. If it (or a predecessor entity) was around in the 1930s and 1940s, I won't buy unless I am ok with the history.
Do wera or wiha qualify?

Lifetime Warranty is pretty easy to find
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #70 on: March 17, 2023, 11:40:43 AM »
Lifetime Warranty is pretty easy to find
On power tools?
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #71 on: March 17, 2023, 11:57:51 AM »
Do wera or wiha qualify?


I haven't done proper research on them yet. IINM one of them is a more recent entity.
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #72 on: March 17, 2023, 12:46:43 PM »
<moved to correct thread>
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #73 on: March 17, 2023, 12:49:13 PM »
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Officially off topic now.  >:( >:( >:(
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #74 on: March 19, 2023, 03:53:57 AM »
Officially off topic now.  >:( >:( >:(
We can continue the off topic stuff HERE.
The multi-tool I suggested would fit in this category. If you are not a regular DIY then the money would be better spent elsewhere.
As a "regular DIY" I never had a decent multi tool and never felt the need for one when I was home. If I have a bunch of real tools, why fiddle around with a Leatherman?

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #75 on: March 19, 2023, 10:20:26 AM »
As a "regular DIY" I never had a decent multi tool and never felt the need for one when I was home. If I have a bunch of real tools, why fiddle around with a Leatherman?
For when your not home?
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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #77 on: March 19, 2023, 10:34:52 AM »
If you were following the flow of the conversation, you would know the multi tool I was talking about.  :)
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Makita-18V-LXT-Lithium-Ion-Cordless-Variable-Speed-Oscillating-Multi-Tool-Tool-Only-With-Blade-and-Accessory-Adapters-XMT03Z/205302496?mtc=SHOPPING-BF-CDP-BNG-D25T-025_009_PORT_POWER-NA-NA-NA-PLALIA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NBR-NA-NA-NA-PortablePower_2023&cm_mmc=SHOPPING-BF-CDP-BNG-D25T-025_009_PORT_POWER-NA-NA-NA-PLALIA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NBR-NA-NA-NA-PortablePower_2023-71700000106432953-58700008273440508-92700075147672116&gclid=82793fee6def127b2bcc5bf976cf1b55&gclsrc=3p.ds&msclkid=82793fee6def127b2bcc5bf976cf1b55
My bad, I didn't look back.
Funny. I actually have one from Black & Decker (shhh).
I bought a 20v chuckless drill (screw fun or whatever they're called) ~10 years ago and used it sparingly. It started smoking and died suddenly last year. I called them and convinced me to send me a replacement.
Since the 10 year old model was no longer in stock, they send me this newer, rugged multi tool.

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #78 on: March 19, 2023, 10:35:29 AM »
For when your not home?
It can be very convenient.

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Re: Help me build my tool set
« Reply #79 on: March 19, 2023, 10:47:31 AM »
Not exactly tools but made by Snap-on. I received mine as a promotional gift many years ago. There are none better than these. If you can find them at a reasonable price grab all you can!!!
https://www.ebay.com/p/1317447538
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