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Your favorite tool in your tool box/shed/bag etc

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by getbent, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. getbent

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    Okay, I'll go first.

    I think the single greatest tool in my tool box(es) is the Swanson's speed square. I believe if you have one, you could make almost anything. You can always figure out a hammering tool, and hunt around for something to cut with... but without a speed square, there'd be some stuff, I'd just be staring at and knowing it wasn't gonna work out right.

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  2. Stringbanger

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    I call it “The Persuader”.

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    In addition to building and repairing guitars, I do mechanical, electrical/electronics, plumbing, HVAC, and welding.

    I also do a lot of woodworking, and in addition to the woodworking bench and vise, this tool gets used almost every time there's man glitter (sawdust) to be made. I made it myself, but you can buy a plastic version of it. It's 12 leaves of 3/32" Masonite and they all swivel like a thickness gauge. What the hell IS it?

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    I bought one of these after a brush with DeQuervain's tenosynovitis. Huge difference between this and my old 20oz Vaughan.
     
  5. blowtorch

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    My father's hammer, with his name wood-burned into the handle, and his initials (mine, too) carved into the head.

    It was given to him by his father.





    It is the family mjollnir, this plain simple and humble tool
     
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  10. Toto'sDad

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    My wife gave me a small hand powered drill for Christmas over fifty years ago. It has come in handy more than any tool I've ever owned. It has aided in the countless CB radios in I don't know how many diesel trucks that I've driven. It helped with installing stereos for me and young son as well. So many small home jobs I can't remember them all. It's a SUPER tool to have around. It's slightly heavier duty than this one, and PERFECT for so many jobs.

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  11. telleutelleme

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    Diagonal cutters. Works across many disciplines from electrics to immediate surgery.
     
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    I am a heavy equipment mechanic and I have fixed a lot of stuff with a decent set of slip joint pliers and a 5in1 screwdriver.
     
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    My trusty claw hammer. Never fails in any job. I've had it 22 years now.

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    And you can put in a beater and whip cream with it. I played with one like it as a kid. It was easier for a child to manage than an auger. I recall that it came from my grandfather on my mother's side. A lot of stuff no one realized the value of vanished when my folks moved to Florida. More stuff vanished when my dad died but I did pick up a small Stanley hand plane from his second wife that neither she nor her daughters had a need for.
     
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    AND it’s cordless
     
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    Cordless drill driver. Nothing fancy.
     
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    It's Hammer time....
     
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    My favorite tool is a simple tool I made. A broom handle with a "Captain's Hook" screwed into the end of it. I use it all the time to grab tools or boxes out of the back of my van. Anyone over 50 knows how knees feel after climbing in and out of the back of a truck to get something.
     
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