Tools What's Your Favourite Tool?

Discussion in 'Tools & Equipment' started by SpeedyGee, Tuesday 21st May, 2013.

  1. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    I started off with a box like that, but blue. Still got it, but with a few dents and rust patches. Not bad for 37ish years old.
     
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    Upgraded my aldi trolley jack as it wasn't staying up to this trolley jack
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    Yea my dad had a blue one for years I've always liked them that's why I bought this one its grand and sturdy

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    Not seen one of them before :Messed:

    Didn't you have a set of crows feet spanners ?
     
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    Yeah I do but don't like open ended spanners for my OCD with witness marks on bolts. :shock:
     
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    That's an interesting piece of kit @Ichiban. Never seen one like it before, but it certainly fills a gap. Are there any other brands? What are the reviews like for it?
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    I have never seen kit like that before too bud, not until last week, reviews are limited but loads of manufacturer YouTube clips but nothing from an end users perspective. I suppose I have to take the jump and be that guinea pig.
     
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  9. Pete Alien eh Ted.? Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Its got to be ratchet spanners for me although it was a close run with irwin bolt grip extractors which have saved me many headaches dealing with rusty & rounded off nuts & bolts. Highly recommend both.Ropey photo of irwin kit.

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  10. Pete Alien eh Ted.? Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    Seriously good tools & bargains can be found at many car boot sales if you rum age about a bit, often odd sockets etc can be had for pence. Just about all my larger than 20mm were got for less than £1 this way and made by britool, snap on, halfords, magnasson & other quality manufacturers.
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    saved a bundle & now look & buy stuff I'll probably never use like a 1" drive 42mm socket for 20pence ! How on earth can i say no to that.? Its daft but true.
     
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  12. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Car boot sale around my nick of the woods are pinched stuff mate.. Not buying stolen goods to be then nicked by the:lawbreaker:. But joking aside will look out at carboot sales thanks for the tip.
     
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  13. Pete Alien eh Ted.? Junior Member ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆

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    I'm a yorkshireman so I don't like spending money much if i can help it. Or I'm cheap in other words my pal is telling me. My stance is tools are cool & garage bills are mostly avoidable. Fave tool contender number 3 is my engine crane that i bought new &for less than best quoted labour charge to change the clutch in pug 205gti i had. Easy job took me just 4-5 hrs with a Haynes manual reference & 3 cups of tea as my only help. Well worth buying the crane even though I've only used it once since then its still there if needed again.