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Old 02-08-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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Crucial Tools

Hey Everyone,

I'm gonna be heading to sears and harbor freight by the weekend and was wondering what everyone considers crucial tools? I'm not talking about metric sockets/wrenches, etc. I've got all that and then some.

I wanna know what tools you love. What makes your life easier? Post, explain, show pics of crucial tools, unique tools, etc. My examples suck. I wouldn't be starting this thread if I had awesome ideas. LOL

People can feel free to show off tool collections and workbenches if it's noteworthy also.

I have gathered everyone's responses into a list:
• Multimeter (fluke is a great brand)
• 5 lb Dead blow mallet hands down
• Rubber Mallet
• BFH (Big fcuking hammer)
• HF lift that we've discussed
• Good socket set(Kobalt for me)
• Lots of rags
• Small cordless drill(tear down goes so fast)
• beer, needed for every job
• hat grip to remove pesky oil filters and beer
• Oil filter tool for 3/8 drive ratchet
• Breaker bars (, 3/8, )
• Allen wrenches. I have 3mm, 4mm, 5mm, and a 6mm. Good for taking off plastics, the seat, and some bar ends.
• Impact driver and 3/8 drive
• My vote goes to a 3 ft piece of hallow steel pipe.
o Also known technically as an LTA (Linear Torque Amplifier)
• gearwrench set is proving to be my new favorite.
• Punch and alignment tool set
• Angled mini ratcheting screw driver
• Good screw driver set
• 32 mm socket (front sprocket, rear axle nut)
• 36 mm socket (front triple bolt)
• 32 mm wrench for awesome leverage
• Good Brake bleeder aka MityVac
• Corded drill ,I burnt up a cordless last weekend working on my trailer
• T Handle Allen wrenches
• Milk Crates
• Torx Bits, also socket type torx bits.
• Heat gun
• Torch
• flex or swivel head ratchets ftw
• front axle tool
• tire balancer. it's already paid for itself the first 2 uses
• A GOOD torque wrench.
• Not a tool, but latex gloves.
• I use a wall mounted 2x4 for a bead breaker
• and a set of tire irons to mount the tire
• Air Compressor
• air tools out
• Dremel
• Gloves with lights built into them
• speeder wrench
• A good tap and die set
• the yamaha tool kit that was given to us with are bikes!!
• cordless impact wrench
• Lots of extensions, adapters, wobble sockets, or things of that nature.
• OH and a good pick set,
• Good set of high speed steel drill bits and knowing how to properly resharpen said drill bits.
• Oh and a big toolbox to hold all of them in.
• Lube for tap and die set
• Loctite!! High Temperature Adhesive, Thread Locker etc
• Leveler
• Adjustable ('Crescent') wrenches...
• a retractable garage light with plug on the light.
• Creeper Seat
• Adjustable height light, portable light
• Power tools, corded power tools as dead batteries are lame.
• 1/2" chuck drill
• 3/8 chuck drill
• 4 1/2" right angle grinder
• 8" right angle grinder
• 8-10"bench/pedestal grinder with grinding wheel and wire wheel
• Burr king or small pedestal mount beltsander
• If you got the coin TIG welder, AC/DC preferably(I haz one )
• plasma cutter
• Oxy/Acy torch
• Sturdy steel top bench for fabricating on
• Cherry picker
• engine stand
• porta power set
• a well lit shop/garage
• Brass/copper hammer
• Press
• Garage heater
• PB blaster is the SHIT
• Rivet gun
• sync tool (for throttle bodies)
• easy-out screw remover set
• Lathe
• Bridgeport....EZ-Trak preferably
• Big ass vice on that sturdy bench I mentioned earlier
• Die grinders
• Sawzall
• Chop saw
• Band saw
• Skil saw
• Mandrel bender if you got the $$$
• Solder iron
• Heat gun
• benz torch
• straight edge
• Framing square
• Micrometers
• Calipers/dial calipers
• Precision square
• Magnetic base
• Dial indicator
• C clamps of all sizes
• Slings
• Come-a-longs
• Chains
• Left hand drill bits
• Floor jack
• Ratchet straps
• Tool organizers for the toolbox.
• Fold out portable plastic table
• Security bits
• Good tire pressure gauge
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:46 PM   #2
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Re: Crucial Tools

5 lb Dead blow mallet hands down
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5 lb Dead blow mallet hands down
Alright alright. So we got one vote for the BFH!

Good call tho, cause I do not have a rubber mallet and was too lazy to carry one around the fall carlisle swap meet.
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:55 PM   #4
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Re: Crucial Tools

1. HF lift that we've discussed
2. Good socket set(Kobalt for me)
3. Lots of rags
4. small cordless drill(tear down goes so fast)

I can't think of anything else that I need all the time...
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Old 02-08-2011, 04:59 PM   #5
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beer, needed for every job
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Alright alright. So we got one vote for the BFH!

Good call tho, cause I do not have a rubber mallet and was too lazy to carry one around the fall carlisle swap meet.
There is a big difference between a rubber mallet and a dead blow. The dead blow is made of hard plastic and has sand in it so it doesn't bounce.
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that grip to remove pesky oil filters and beer
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Old 02-08-2011, 05:29 PM   #9
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1. HF lift that we've discussed
2. Good socket set(Kobalt for me)
3. Lots of rags
4. small cordless drill(tear down goes so fast)

I can't think of anything else that I need all the time...
Werd up on the mini drill. My buddy picked this one up recently and loves it. I'm gonna make a list of awesome stuff. I love tool shopping almost as much as riding.

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beer, needed for every job
Beer and grass are always a must. I figure once I get the lift, I should have no shortage of beer from everyone lookin to do some work!

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There is a big difference between a rubber mallet and a dead blow. The dead blow is made of hard plastic and has sand in it so it doesn't bounce.
Awesome. This is the type of information and ideas I'm looking for

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that grip to remove pesky oil filters and beer
What do you mean by grip? Pic link? This thread needs some more pics!

I use an import oil filter tool to pull em off if I don't have a K&N in there already.


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