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    Quote Originally Posted by bellwilliam View Post
    After his engine #4 went kaboom, why did you build same engine #5 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by superpilun View Post
    Yes it comes with an adapter. I can think a few instances where something like this would have been very handy.

    Tite-Reach Extension Wrenches
    I've had a couple of these in various sizes for a couple of years. They work well in certain situations but I have not used them with an impact. It works great on header bolts or in other places where you'd normally have limited range with a ratchet.

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    Ok. here it is. I don't pull it out often. But when I do.....aaaaaaawwwwww boy!
    A ratchet impact. It's only 250 lbs of torque. But it is priceless when you need to get into a tight area.
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    Oli is a tool . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by markn View Post
    I recently acquired a thingy called a wrench extension. Where has this thing been all my life? It adds another 6-8 inches to almost any box or open end wrench making it easy to apply torque without fear of bloodshed. Also provides a nice rounded handle to make it comfortable to apply leverage. Magnets hold the wrench in place. I've used a chunk of roll cage tube in the past for leverage assistance but the end of the wrench sometimes doesn't fit and the dang wrench is always slipping out and falling to the floor just out of reach. I've used the extension on 10mm-24mm wrenches without problem. Best of all it is only 25.00. I'm buying another one for the trailer.
    I tried this tool out this weekend as a skeptic. I give. It's actually .king fantastic.

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    Here's one I like:

    Refillable Sprayer
    Steel Strayers
    Fills with shop air. Be sure to get hose extension. I fill it with denatured alcohol. Just as effective as brake cleaner and much less nasty for you and the environment too.


    Mapp torch. Fire powered BFH. Hardly ever does the trick, but it's glorious when it does.
    Bernzomatic TS8000KC Premium Torch Kit-331044 at The Home Depot


    And the most important tool of all when working on race cars...
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    Yes please!

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    Mmmm, beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard EVO View Post
    If something sucks, why would you buy 5 of them?
    For the first 4 I forgot how bad they were and bought another one anyway because I was at Pep Boys. I can convince myself into anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Olsen View Post
    A) Coffee mug warmer with a 3-hour automatic shut-off switch.
    Just bought two of these - for the office and the garage. Great idea.

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    I'd love it if rivet nuts actually worked but for me they often end up spinning in the hole.

    The tool I really need is a two-car garage, so I can own a welder And a drill press. And a bench grinder. And a shop press. Sigh.
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    Explain like I'm five please, what does it do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by flink View Post
    I'd love it if rivet nuts actually worked but for me they often end up spinning in the hole.

    The tool I really need is a two-car garage, so I can own a welder And a drill press. And a bench grinder. And a shop press. Sigh.
    Don't need a garage for those first three. Buy a flux core welder to make hideous welds with and throw it in a closet. Buy the cheap HF drill press. It works a damn sight better than handheld. Buy a bench grinder and toss it in a canvas bag in the closet when you're not using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hakeem View Post
    For the first 4 I forgot how bad they were and bought another one anyway because I was at Pep Boys. I can convince myself into anything.
    Oh, now it all makes sense.

    My favorite tools are probably my Dewalt 1/2" impact gun and my 2 post lift.
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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Buy a flux core welder to make hideous welds with and throw it in a closet.
    Fluxcore does not make hideous welds. Idiots with fluxcore welders make hideous welds.

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    Can we get back to favorite tools? What are your favorite tools?

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    Ok, here's a fun one. Take a strainer, hook it over your trashcan, combine it with some denatured alcohol in a spray bottle or sure shot sprayer and some brass brushes. Now you have a cheap parts cleaner without making a mess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbillybob View Post
    Fluxcore does not make hideous welds. Idiots with fluxcore welders make hideous welds.

    Guilty as charged. Flux core, hot glue gun, whatever!

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    My new favorite. PosiLock 3 jaw puller. The clamping system (cage around the jaws) locks the jaws in place around the part leaving the hands free to do what is needed to apply force to the jack screw and pull the part off. A minimum of fumbling around trying to get the puller situated on a wheel hub or pulley. Simply awesome. If you've ever used a 3 or 4 jaw puller before you'll know what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robburgoon View Post
    Explain like I'm five please, what does it do?
    It is just like installing a large rivet. Except if functions like a nut. I have used this tool to drop nuts into my frame for holding things like the aftermarket headlights, oil cooler hoses, etc.

    You drill a large hole that the nutsert fits into, and then you squeeze it in like a rivet. Then you attach whatever hardware you want and bolt it down with the nut embedded in the frame, panel or whatever.
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