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  • HMW
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    favorite tools

    I thought of something while reading some of the other posts. What are some of your favorite hand tools. Brands, types, size etc. we were talking about grinders a little in another post. My favorites are 4 1/2" Metabo. [have 3] I have had Millwaukees [did good, nobody makes a better 1/2" drill], Makita [didn't like the cord], Craftsmen [didn't last to long] . Have had paddle switchs but prefer the thumb swith with lock. Have a big Black and Decker wildcat 7"/9" that will wear you out but it can remove some material. HF brand had 2 [inherited] that totally sucked, used them with flap discs only. Didn't last too long and no power.Good to have one for a pinch i guess.

    Anybody have any favorite brands of tools. Something you tried and either liked or didn't like?

  • jew144
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    coffee always comes first. I would say the plasma cutter. Saves a ton of time and opens up all sorts of possibilities.

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  • davinci2010
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    10-4 on the coffee pot. Nothing else in the shop runs until that does, including me!

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  • Matt_in_Brooklyn
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    New to welding, but not to tools,

    I must say I'm very impressed with my new Milwaukee 14" dry-cut saw.
    After reading this thread gonna start looking for a vise on CL and get a bigger hammer .

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  • wrench3047
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    My favorite and most important tool in any shop I work in is black and decker. It makes me more efficent and the other tools seem to work better afterwards too. I run it all day long and never have a problem with it unless I run out of consumables. The COFFEE POT!!!

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  • davinci2010
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    Originally posted by HMW View Post
    I thought of something while reading some of the other posts. What are some of your favorite hand tools. Brands, types, size etc. we were talking about grinders a little in another post. My favorites are 4 1/2" Metabo. [have 3] I have had Millwaukees [did good, nobody makes a better 1/2" drill], Makita [didn't like the cord], Craftsmen [didn't last to long] . Have had paddle switchs but prefer the thumb swith with lock. Have a big Black and Decker wildcat 7"/9" that will wear you out but it can remove some material. HF brand had 2 [inherited] that totally sucked, used them with flap discs only. Didn't last too long and no power.Good to have one for a pinch i guess.

    Anybody have any favorite brands of tools. Something you tried and either liked or didn't like?
    I've got a couple of B&D Wildcats-They're lightweights compared to the Milwaukee 6066 I keep in my gangbox at work!

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  • m.k.swelding
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    I alwase ran dewalt tools but im thinking of changing .

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  • Bert
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    Hey guys, do you own one???

    Originally posted by seattle smitty View Post
    Last week my dad, age 90, showed me a terrific tool I never knew he had, one of those pistol shaped temperature detectors, by Raytek. You point it at the part, trigger it, and get a digital readout of temperature in your choice of F or C degrees. People who do energy audits, checking heat loss in houses, use these a lot, but they sure are the deal-shenielle for welders! I'd been working on a project with some T-1 that needed preheating, so I borrowed the temp-gun. What a cool tool! Not only is it a lot handier than Tempil sticks, it lets you see the progress of the heat-up and cool-down. I was surprised how fast a big hunk of steel can cool off. I'm going to keep borrowing this temp-gun until pop gives up and lets me keep it
    Hey Seattle, I was playing with some Galvalloy (Gal-Viz at Gaspro). My friend turned me on to it, was $30/per pound, which came out to 1-1/3 sticks. He said to use the acetelyne to make the metal black, then use the neutral flame to make it dissappear, that should be hot enough for the galv stick. Apparently not, but wasn't too much longer before it spread well. Used a wire brush to spread the rest of it, came out pretty cool...I use a wire wheel on a grinder, and after 5 hard passes, the galv still stayed on pretty tight...Gaspro doesn't keep temp sticks over 200 F over here, so I checked out the temp guns...under $80 (49 bucks) they only go up to 500 F. Over $85 they go up to 1,000 F......Home Depot has the General Brand for over $119, but they don't ship to Hawaii...
    What do you guys have? and are you happy with it???
    thanks
    bert

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  • Showdog75
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    One of my favorite 'would hate to live without tools' is my Beverly shear B-3 and also my Beverly shear Jr.. I'm always using these things.

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  • FusionKing
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    Originally posted by Anti-GMAW View Post
    I'd have to say.... my IMAGINARY Dynasty 700.
    HA HA!!!

    I'm pretty stoked on my 350-P, but this thread isn't about that.... so.... I would have to say my grinders and my hammers would be things I couldn't do without.
    Far from original, but true nonetheless.

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  • BC Iron works
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    my die grinders
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  • Vernon
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    favorite tools

    Hougan Mag Drill Lets me drill large holes

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  • seattle smitty
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    Last week my dad, age 90, showed me a terrific tool I never knew he had, one of those pistol shaped temperature detectors, by Raytek. You point it at the part, trigger it, and get a digital readout of temperature in your choice of F or C degrees. People who do energy audits, checking heat loss in houses, use these a lot, but they sure are the deal-shenielle for welders! I'd been working on a project with some T-1 that needed preheating, so I borrowed the temp-gun. What a cool tool! Not only is it a lot handier than Tempil sticks, it lets you see the progress of the heat-up and cool-down. I was surprised how fast a big hunk of steel can cool off. I'm going to keep borrowing this temp-gun until pop gives up and lets me keep it

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  • Bert
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    Kitchen Pics!!!!!!!!!! that would be AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • HMW
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    Maybe we should do kitchen pics next?? Everbody likes to eat

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