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Favourite Hand Tools
#1366575 Fri Jun 26 2020 08:21 PM
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Shop Shark
My hollow core nut drivers! So useful almost everywhere around the shop, truck and home. I love them. Second favourite are my ratcheting box end wrenches. The ratcheting ends are bigger than non-ratcheting ones but still like them. And finally and I guess it could be considered a hand tool is my cordless drill. Never thought to buy one but HD had a half price sale one Sunday morning about 10 years ago so I bought the set. How did I ever live without one! Built the bunny barn with 5 inch screws in the rafters and walls and just finished a small deck. Had to buy another battery though. And you can but socket adapters so its better yet. No more dragging an extension cord around.


"Sedgewick"
1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1989 Caprice

Re: Favourite Hand Tools
Sedgewick #1366608 Sat Jun 27 2020 02:24 AM
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It fit in the hand, therefore 20volt dewalt 3/8" impact, use at work.
Have to brake out the 1/2" air gun once in awhile .


BC
1960 Chevy C10 driver 235 T5 3.73 dana 44
1949 GMC 250 project in waiting
1960 C60 pasture art
G.M dealer tech since 1980 & counting
Re: Favourite Hand Tools
Sedgewick #1366631 Sat Jun 27 2020 11:11 AM
Joined: Nov 1995
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Unrepentant VW Lover
Without a doubt, mine is the BFH. Never fails to put a smile on my face when I get to use it to whack the living crap out of something.


John
"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Favourite Hand Tools
John Milliman #1366635 Sat Jun 27 2020 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by John Milliman
Without a doubt, mine is the BFH. Never fails to put a smile on my face when I get to use it to whack the living crap out of something.

Yep...it is amazing how thin you can make an aluminum can with the right attitude.


1954 3100 w/Hydra-Matic

"It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop." and "To know what you know and what you do not know, that is true knowledge." - Confucius
Re: Favourite Hand Tools
Sedgewick #1366636 Sat Jun 27 2020 11:47 AM
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Shop Shark
John at work I have welded steel pipe handles to the heads . boys were always necking the sledgehammer handles I weld grip on the pipe as well they work well


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: Favourite Hand Tools
Sedgewick #1366637 Sat Jun 27 2020 12:20 PM
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Posts: 4,363
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My favorite you ran and not held in your hand.
Yes, thats me years ago.

Don

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Re: Favourite Hand Tools
Sedgewick #1366640 Sat Jun 27 2020 12:42 PM
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Unrepentant VW Lover
Don ... nono


John
"There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes..."


'49 Chevrolet 3804

Re: Favourite Hand Tools
Sedgewick #1366642 Sat Jun 27 2020 12:51 PM
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A machine is a tool John.
I ran several that you road on.

BFH? Give me a break! That's kid stuff.
Don

Edit: The question did say HAND tool.
So I would have to say 6" dial calipers or a 1" mic.

Last edited by 2-Ton; Sat Jun 27 2020 01:02 PM.

Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery [stovebolt.com]
More pix on Photobucket [s893.photobucket.com]
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Favourite Hand Tools
Sedgewick #1366646 Sat Jun 27 2020 01:01 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 778
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Jack of all Trades, Master of None
My 18v Makita impact driver is by far my favorite hand tool. I use that more than any other tool I own. Not so much on my truck but anything to do with driving screws it wins hands down!

Last edited by Phak1; Sat Jun 27 2020 01:08 PM.

Phil

1952 Chevrolet 3100
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Re: Favourite Hand Tools
Sedgewick #1366647 Sat Jun 27 2020 01:19 PM
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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
1/2” air impact. It’s so satisfying to crank the pressure up shoot some PB Blaster on a stubborn bolt and zap that sucker out. Over torqued lug nuts are a hoot too.🛠


Martin
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