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    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?
    Scott
    HMW [Heavy Metal welding]

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    Five inch DeWalt angle grinder. Has some guts and is not so heavy.

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    My Dewalt 4.5" grinder, used every day for the last 8 years. I replaced the bearings and switches last year, and still kickin'.

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    I guess my favorite one is the one I need now, regardless of who makes it... but I think the most important tool I have is my big vice. You can cut and weld steel many ways, but without a vice most of my work would be a bigger .,if not impossible chore. Of course, a good hammer is a must also.
    Jim

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    I agree with the 4 1/2" Metabo.

    I also like my Dotco air tools, Estwing 3lb Drilling Hammer...The list goes on!

    I'm must say I love them all the same! (except for the ones in the broken pile)

    Mike
    MD Welding & Fabricating L.L.C.

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    I like them all ....Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    I Guess Being New To Welding
    I Would Have To Say My New
    Millermatic 210
    I Think Its Great So Far

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    I would have to say that my favorite tool is my imagination, after that any tool that I can use to put food in my belly is my favorite. Dave
    If necessity is the Mother of Invention, I must be the Father of Desperation!

    John Blewett III 10-22-73 to 8-16-07
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    I like my Stanley Cross Peen Hammers made in France. 42 and 46 ounce sized.

    Jerry

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    I Have A Millwauke 7in & 4 1/2 They Bouth Have Been Prety Good Grinders I Have Too Black& Decker That I Got For X-mas The First Thing I Do Is Cut That Stiff Cord Off And Put A Good One On From An Old Extion Cord And Pi##off The Old Lady I Have A Dewalt 1/2 Drill That Well Brack The Arm. And Love The Miller Blue Things
    miller bobcat 250
    wc 115a
    spoolmatic 30a
    centery 250 mic
    2 lincoln 225 stick
    a 1954 hobart portable welder w/ willies jeep engine

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