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    Quote Originally Posted by pucsicsal View Post
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    Best tool. The LED light is used when a flashlight isn't nearby, the Internet is good for checking trackhq and tutorials, and the camera is good for remembering what sh*t looked like before you took it apart
    I use this tool to call a real mechanic. Works great!
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    this by far

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    HEADLAMP.



    I used to make fun of these but I ended up buying one for camping and biking, it became a staple over the winter when id get home and it was already dark, even in a full lighted garage it was a pain in angle shop light exactly how I needed. If you get a midrange one (about 25-40 bucks) it FLOODS light everywhere remotely near your field of view.. Mine has helped with loading the car on a trailer at night or doing anything under the car or in nooks where space is at a premium and you dont want to drag a hot incandescent bulb. I would steer clear of the cheep cheep ones get something in the mid range and the lumen output will be about triple battery will last longer and overall build will be better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pucsicsal View Post
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    Best tool. The LED light is used when a flashlight isn't nearby, the Internet is good for checking trackhq and tutorials, and the camera is good for remembering what sh*t looked like before you took it apart
    nice. i put my ipad in a big zip lock to use while im working on the car to look up stuff and so that it doesnt get dirty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    Don't buy the Goodyear 1/2" impact wrench. I am on #5 that I've probably owned and they all suck. Doesn't even have enough power to get the lugs off anymore.
    If something sucks, why would you buy 5 of them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOWERSdaAZIAN View Post
    I have to get one of those wrench extenders. While looking for it online, i came across this. Anyone have experience with it? Ads say it can be used with light impact tools up to 400ft/lbs.
    I don't get it...You stick your cordless impact/socket wrench on one end...and the other end?? Unless you stick a male to male adapter to the other end for sockets...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    If something sucks, why would you buy 5 of them?
    From the same reason he keeps shoveling cash into the RX7

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    I second the angle grinder as my favorite tool. It's just so damn useful.

    I've also bought a 5 lb sledge hammer from HF a few weeks ago. I don't know how I ever got anything done without it. That might be my favorite if you ask me again in a few months.
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    That 20v 1/2" impact gun sure looks tempting!

    Been holding off on electric impacts, but man... it may be time to take the plunge...

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    This is a great thread. Here are a few pictures showing the ones that were surprises to me.

    First, the lift. I knew it would come in handy when I put it in. But I had no idea how often I would use it. Even as just a midrise in a small garage, a total game-changer.



    All in one picture:

    A) Coffee mug warmer with a 3-hour automatic shut-off switch.
    B) Magnifying lamp. Hey, I'm not getting any younger.
    C) Earmuffs and safety glasses. Tring to keep my hearing and what's left of my eyesight.
    D) Headlamp. This is a Zebralight. Goofy to look at, but addictive once you start using one. It made me crazy to spend $80 on a flashlight -- now I have two of them.
    E) Impact driver. A game-changer for driving screws, but this little Sears model is also a great ($30) electric ratchet wrench.
    F) Knipex pliers wrenches. An adjustable wrench without any of the usual drawbacks -- in fact, they're better than a conventional fixed-size wrench in some situations.
    G) Picks. I'd never thought I'd use them. Now I have two sets so they're always close at hand.



    And one more: H) Atlas Gloves. I buy them a dozen at a time. Not for the same jobs as latex gloves, but I use them a lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    If something sucks, why would you buy 5 of them?
    After his engine #4 went kaboom, why did you build same engine #5 ?
    that's Hakeem....
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    those Atlas gloves, YES!

    WAY cheaper than mechanix gloves and you can wipe grease and grime off of the slick rubberized finger and palm surface. Ive even washed a couple pairs inside out just too see how clean they'd get and if the rubber would melt., the OSH brand I'd bought actually shrunk a bit in the dryer and now fit much better. I use them under XXL latex gloves if Im working with something really nasty like aircraft remover it keeps my hands from getting sweaty and pruney if I have to do a long job and it seems when i double layer them under the latex glove don't tear as easy.

    Going to pick up an electric ratchet tonight for the work this weekend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pure EvoIX View Post
    I don't get it...You stick your cordless impact/socket wrench on one end...and the other end?? Unless you stick a male to male adapter to the other end for sockets...
    Yes it comes with an adapter. I can think a few instances where something like this would have been very handy.

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    Rockford filing tool: Amazon.com: Rockford R3461 Filing Tool: Home Improvement

    I don't use it very often but when I do it's "wow, I'm glad I bought that thing". They're only ten bucks so if you have air, go grab one. You'll understand.

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    Nice find. Thanks for posting. Mine is on the way.

    For those interested I just bought this on amazon for 10.90. .90 tax. I saved 49.99 or so it says. Maybe I'll buy two.

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    Rockford filing tool: Amazon.com: Rockford R3461 Filing Tool: Home Improvement

    I don't use it very often but when I do it's "wow, I'm glad I bought that thing". They're only ten bucks so if you have air, go grab one. You'll understand.
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    This Torin Aluminum Lo-profile jack. I have had this for 10 years and I am surprised how well it has held up. It has lifted a number of my modified cars over the years and has been transported to a variety of locations easily in the back of my Miata. The only down side is the lift range and weight limit. If it ever fails, I will replace it with a stouter unit with a few more features.

    Maybe something 3 ton and with a double plunger.
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    Digital camera, take pics prior to and during tear down. What direction was the harness routed, look at the pics.

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