What's in your toolbag?

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Re: What's in your toolbag?

Post by FRUNKenstein » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:35 am

trailbrake996 wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:35 am
This isn't for breaking loose lug bolts or anything where you need a ton of torque. It's for when you'd use any normal 3/8" ratchet - which for me is a lot. I use this for just about everything (interior, suspension, underbody panels, exhaust, motor mounts, etc...) prior to busting out a torque wrench for the final step. I use breaker bars for when I need a ton of torque. You'd be amazed how much less you ache after spending a weekend wrenching when you haven't twisted your arm/wrist a thousand times because the M12 is push button.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. It sounds like it does everything that my big, bulky, heavy electric impact wrench does. Looks like it is about 1/4 the size and weight, though. Looks like I've got something to add to my Valentine's Day wish list.
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Re: What's in your toolbag?

Post by 5chn3ll » Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:51 am

I'm on the impact tool bandwagon as well - I have a 5 gallon compressor and a 50-foot hose on a reel on the bottom shelf of one of my tool cabinets.

I have a pretty lousy case of early-onset non-rheumatoid arthritis - the rattle gun makes a huge difference. That whole "work smarter, not harder" thing is pretty sound advice. I keep the pressure regulator set so the gun will loosen the lug bolts after a few seconds; at that setting, I can snug them back up using the gun and torque them the last few lb-ft with my torque wrench without worrying that I'm going to over-torque or strip anything.

If you do electrical work regularly, a decent set of automatic wire strippers is also a godsend...this is one of the few tools I carry in my laptop bag.

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Re: What's in your toolbag?

Post by OceanBlue2000 » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:40 am

kcattorney wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:35 am
trailbrake996 wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:35 am
This isn't for breaking loose lug bolts or anything where you need a ton of torque. It's for when you'd use any normal 3/8" ratchet - which for me is a lot. I use this for just about everything (interior, suspension, underbody panels, exhaust, motor mounts, etc...) prior to busting out a torque wrench for the final step. I use breaker bars for when I need a ton of torque. You'd be amazed how much less you ache after spending a weekend wrenching when you haven't twisted your arm/wrist a thousand times because the M12 is push button.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking. It sounds like it does everything that my big, bulky, heavy electric impact wrench does. Looks like it is about 1/4 the size and weight, though. Looks like I've got something to add to my Valentine's Day wish list.
On my list now too. I didn't know I NEEDED an electric screwdriver until the wife got me one for Christmas (this one: https://www.grainger.com/product/6RM76? ... adType^PLA).

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Re: What's in your toolbag?

Post by sweet victory » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:44 pm

trailbrake996 wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:44 am
Milwaukee M12 Ratchet. I'll never go back to manual tools again - the entire M12 line is very impressive.

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Love the M12 range. Just started building up my M18 arsenal. (Renovating my house) The M18 cordless leaf blower is great for drying off cars! Less touching = less chance of swirls. :D
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Re: What's in your toolbag?

Post by pfbz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:03 pm

trailbrake996 wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:44 am
Milwaukee M12 Ratchet. I'll never go back to manual tools again - the entire M12 line is very impressive.
I just picked one of those up as well... Very cool! I like that my M18 charger also has a slot for M12 batteries, though I did have to buy a few extra.

New tools for me, I just bought this vacuum/pressure tester. Most reasonably priced mityvac's do vacuum only, I needed something that would also do pressure for turbo component testing.

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Re: What's in your toolbag?

Post by pfbz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:09 pm

Speaking of the Milwaukee stuff, on the opposite end of the 12V ratchet is the 18V high torque 1/2" gun I recently bought. Makes pulling lug nuts a thing of joy, no more focking about with air lines.

450 ft.lbs tightening, 600 ft.lbs loosening, plus it has a low-torque mode for bolts you want to finish with a torque wrench.

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Re: What's in your toolbag?

Post by Groovzilla » Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:37 pm

Good thread! In my 356 Toolkit I kept a small wrench I cut purposely for the carb bolts which would slowly loosen during long road trips and eventually drip - Small area to work in. that little wrench worked great.
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Re: What's in your toolbag?

Post by pfbz » Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:13 pm

I really like this thread so I'm going to give it another bump to keep it going...

Post up your favorite torque tool!

I just bought one of these... I got a wild hair that I should torque my hose clamps to spec when I was going through my Turbo plumbing. It actually works really well and was somewhat reasonably priced. Should be awesome for carbon fiber bicycle fasteners and such as well.

CDI Torq-Control Screwdriver. 2-8 NM torque settings.

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Re: What's in your toolbag?

Post by 5chn3ll » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:30 pm

Now that Ahsai has joined up, perhaps he'll share some of the more esoteric items in his collection. I suspect he has some awesome toys.
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Re: What's in your toolbag?

Post by sweet victory » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:45 pm

Just wondering if anyone here keeps a set of triple square bits/12 point bits in their tool bag? Looking to swap out my door latch, and Pelican Parts says I'll need triple square sockets, T40 plus, or a ribe socket.

Not sure if the author realizes he may be mixing up socket and bit. Any advice here before I go buying tools I may never end up using?
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