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Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1307761 Fri Apr 19 2019 07:14 PM
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MNSmith Offline OP
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
I like these babies. My new favorites. Matco Tools. Place the sharp edge between sheet metal sheets, next to a spot weld, and wail on it with a hammer. Quick, Simple.

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Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1307764 Fri Apr 19 2019 07:26 PM
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ThreeSixHundred Offline
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Bought a GT Sonic ultrasonic cleaner. Going to give my Rochester carburettor a bathing.

Regards Chris

Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1308051 Sun Apr 21 2019 09:54 PM
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jremig Offline
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Didn’t buy it but got it for free an ingersoll rand upright 120 psi air compressor, all I had to do was swap the electric motor from another that had thrown a rod through the block and swap the pulleys and next you know I have A 1500 dollar air compressor for just my time

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Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1308052 Sun Apr 21 2019 10:39 PM
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MNSmith Offline OP
"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Those are the BEST deals!

Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1308282 Tue Apr 23 2019 05:45 PM
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popcornBen Offline
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Finally bit the bullet bought me a step bit drill bit! Every time I have to enlarge a hole on the 59 had to make do with whatever! Tired of the fight and bought one. My son is happy every time I buy a new tool he just smiles! That is what Dad's are for!

Pops


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Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1310894 Thu May 16 2019 12:21 PM
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MPandC Offline
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Out with the old.... did a trade up on a larger Lennox Nibbler a couple months back..

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Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1311032 Sat May 18 2019 12:41 AM
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51sub Offline
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Scored a Skat Blast 34' cabinet with vac for $50. Seller was cleaning out garage. Works great.


Mike
Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1311321 Mon May 20 2019 10:27 PM
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4100 Fire Truck Offline
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Didn't even need it yet, but for some reason I bought a torque multiplier. There are cheaper ones out there, but I found a 6:1 torque multiplier made by Wright Tools. A new one is $1000, and I got this one for $350. It's like having a 4 foot breaker bar that is only a little over a foot long. 200 foot pounds on the 1/2 inch input gives you 1200 on the 3/4 output. There have been too many times where something like this would have been great. It also has a torque conversion chart, and a degree wheel for TTY fasteners. They make some with huge ratios to torque bolts to thousands of pounds, but cost thousands of dollars.

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Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1312444 Thu May 30 2019 04:11 AM
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I bought a transmission jack from Harbor freight. I was installing a ranger overdrive unit in front of my SM420 in my big bolt and did not want to trust the whole mess sitting on the smaller cradle of my floor jack. Plus, my floor jack does not go up high enough...


Mike

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Re: What was the last tool you bought? [Re: MNSmith] #1312455 Thu May 30 2019 11:31 AM
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Xena Offline
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A 20 ton hydraulic press so I could replace the bearing on the PTO shaft of my 49 8n. Now that I have it, I am surprised how often I have been using it in my shop for projects both automotive and non automotive.


"It's time to kick the tires and light the fires"
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