What are your favorite tools

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  1. mikehampraiser

    mikehampraiser New Member

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    I was just wondering what you people think are the best tools and I need to buy some tools so I was just wondering. Thanks mike
     
  2. Naughty Pines

    Naughty Pines Active Member

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    Whaca gonna dew wit thim tools ? :shrug:
     

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    Best tools? As in brand or type of tool?

    Regardless of what tools you already have, there are always be tools you'll need - depending on the particular job at hand.

    Some tools are multi-purpose... i.e. you can use them for many different types of jobs (eg. plumbing + carpentry + auto mechanics). Tools like screwdrivers, wrenchs, sockets, hammers, drills, hacksaw, etc. My advice would be to start with some quality multi-purpose tools.

    cheers,
     
  5. Wildtim

    Wildtim Well-Known Member

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    hammer

    If a hammer cant fix it, hit it with the hammer it will need fixin.
     
  6. Farmer Willy

    Farmer Willy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Without any more detail I'd say the best tools are the inclined plane, the lever and the wheel. I can do just about anything with them.
     
  7. Ross

    Ross Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    Best tool I own, the one that makes the job (it does) go sooo smoothly, is my caged gear puller. The rest of my tools are handy rocks in comparison.
     
  8. BrahmaMama

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    Bungie Cords! :clap: The best emergency broken fence or gate fixerupper a girl can have!
     
  9. Up North

    Up North KS dairy farmers

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    A good quality SAWZALL is indispensible. Other important tools include fence pliers, a cable type COME-ALONG, Cordless drill driver, circular saw, socket wrench sets, a variety of hammers, a good heavy iron pry bar, a log chain, a metal cutoff saw, a welder, portable pressure washer, 50 different screwdrivers, and a case of Mountain Dew, LOL.
     
  10. michiganfarmer

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    My 28 volt Milwuakee drill, and my 18" long snap-on ratchet.
     
  11. Oxankle

    Oxankle Well-Known Member

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    With no more detail than you have provided, I would suggest a toolbox full of $100 bills will do most repairs for you.
     
  12. Beorning1973

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    I've really been liking Ridgids power tools lately. From what I've read, a company named Emerson is manufacturing them now. They used to produce Craftsman power tools until the mid-90's. I have a 13-inch planer and a contractor's saw made by them and they are excellent. Can't beat the prices either.

    My favorite tools are a Lie Nielsen block plane that I paid way too much money for and an old Stanley Bailey No. 5 jack plane I got for next to nothing. I've pretty much dispensed with sanding since I bought the hand planes. I hated sanding...
     
  13. fordson major

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    victor torch, vice grips, duct tape, fence wire and a b-h! :flame:
     
  14. Naughty Pines

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    :bow: That's the kind I want, a BIG one.
     
  15. mightybooboo

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    Dremel tool,gee that thing is handy.

    BooBoo
     
  16. Rowdy

    Rowdy Well-Known Member

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    Well, I just got a new 24v cordless drill and a cheap box of assorted bits and drivers and such. While the danged thing is heavy, I've been using it all over the homestead.

    Need to loosen a rusty bolt for a trailer ground- grab the drill

    need to splice two waterhoses together, grab the drill

    need to drill a hole in a fence post a quarter mile away from power, grab the drill

    need to whip the mashed poatoes, grab the drill

    need to sand some metal, grab the drill.


    Yeah it is useful, and yeah I am single :)
     
  17. paden

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    Gear wrenches. :nerd:
     
  18. texican

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    I use my Leatherman super tool daily, at work, at the barn, in the boat, in the house...

    Have oodles of tools, but reaching for the leatherman in it's pouch is second nature...when it is for some reason not there, I go into a full blown panic...and everything else stops until I find it and put it back in it's place......
     
  19. mohillbilly

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    WOW! what broad question!


    Whare do i start?


    I like my channel locks, they are handy for almost any quick fastener turning job, from pipe fittings to bolts to grabbing onto things, i have several sizes.


    A cordless drill is a must for ANY homeowner/DIYer. I have about 4 of them, one is a snap-on and the same battery works in 3/8 snap-on impact, use them All the time. otherwise i use a 18volt dewault for the heavier drilling jobs, and I have a few cheapies i use for simpler tasks

    I also am reallyglad to have a nice set of bolt extractors.


    My air compressor is also one of the best things in my shop. It runs all my impacts, air ratchets, chisels, air saws, fils tires, paints, blows out anything, etc, etc.......
     
  20. uncle Will in In.

    uncle Will in In. Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If I find anything more useful than a fork and spoon, I'm gonna buy it. I did spring for a steak knife, but now I can't afford steak. Life gets teajus don't it?

    Between meals an adjustable wrench and vise grips will tear apart just about anything you have any business fooling with if you don't have some real tools.