Are you a tool queen?

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    Jun 14, 2008 4:12 AM GMT
    I'm renovating a bathroom. After struggling with pliers to get the @#$*#$ sink out, I found a tool that made the job a breeze. (Professionals will laugh at my ignorance, but I don't care).

    Meet the basin wrench.

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    This bad boy made my day.

    So, what was your most ambitious DIY project? Do your friends and family give you Home Depot gift cards for your birthday? What's the best thing in your toolbox?
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    Jun 14, 2008 5:36 AM GMT
    The best thing that was in my tool box was an iddy biddy Snap-On screwdriver that I jacked from someone.. some piece of shit stole it from me though. icon_evil.gif

    I had a craftsman tool set and found out after a bit of use that their quality is that of manure: useful but still shit.

    I'll be pining for a snap-on set until the day I die.
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    Jun 14, 2008 5:59 AM GMT
    I rebuilt a V12 once, plus the rest of the car with it and tiled a kitchen (not at the same time).

    The crows foot wrench turned into one of my favorite friends while working on the car.
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    Jun 14, 2008 7:24 AM GMT
    I like using a smooth twig to get termites out of a mound for some snacking. yum!

    No seriously, I have developed OCD after being a mechanic in the Air Force and having to use foam with tool cut outs in my tool boxes to make sure nothing ever went missing.

    I love fixin stuff
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    Jun 14, 2008 2:57 PM GMT
    Buckwheet saidThe best thing that was in my tool box was an iddy biddy Snap-On screwdriver that I jacked from someone.. some piece of shit stole it from me though. icon_evil.gif

    I had a craftsman tool set and found out after a bit of use that their quality is that of manure: useful but still shit.

    I'll be pining for a snap-on set until the day I die.


    Most of the craftsman hand tools have a lifetime warranty that covers everything except extreme rust and industrial use. It's a pretty good deal for the cheaper tools.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 14, 2008 3:00 PM GMT
    I have a table saw, a circular saw, a jig saw, a few drills, lots of hand tools.

    I love browsing at Home Depot and Lowes.
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    Jun 14, 2008 3:03 PM GMT
    MikeOnMain said......So, what was your most ambitious DIY project? Do your friends and family give you Home Depot gift cards for your birthday? What's the best thing in your toolbox?


    (a) Most ambitious DIY project?
    My 3-story house. Designed it(DIY), helped build it(not DIY), designed and installed low-voltage electrical control system (using television type remote controllers and dedicated computer) to control any and all the lights and electrical outlets)(DIY), roofed it(DIY) and stained it(DIY). In the subsequent 25 yrs have added a deck/storage unit(DIY), reroofed it once(DIY) and restained it twice(DIY).

    (b) Get Home Depot gift cards?
    No.

    (c) Best thing in your toolbox?
    In which one? (Depends on what I'm working on)


  • Salubrious

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    Jun 14, 2008 3:27 PM GMT
    My dad is of the mindset that if you can pay someone to fix it, you should. I'm more handy than my father, but not a whole lot.. One of these days I'd like to start learning.
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    Jun 15, 2008 12:52 AM GMT
    I'm not a tool queen, but a queen with a tool! icon_biggrin.gif

    Tools and I don't get along. I would need somebody like Timberoo around to do the handy stuff.
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    Jun 15, 2008 1:06 AM GMT
    PDSurfer said(a) Most ambitious DIY project?
    My 3-story house. Designed it(DIY), helped build it(not DIY), designed and installed low-voltage electrical control system (using television type remote controllers and dedicated computer) to control any and all the lights and electrical outlets)(DIY), roofed it(DIY) and stained it(DIY). In the subsequent 25 yrs have added a deck/storage unit(DIY), reroofed it once(DIY) and restained it twice(DIY).


    This is amazing, but especially the low-voltage remote control system. Very cool!

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    Jun 15, 2008 1:21 AM GMT
    I love tools.....oh, you mean the metal kind....
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    Jun 15, 2008 1:36 AM GMT
    Luckydog76 saidI love tools.....oh, you mean the metal kind....


    I've got a clip on knob set; want to play?????
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    Jun 15, 2008 1:47 AM GMT
    I attempted to take the cab off my truck after I rolled it, but my angle grinder doesn't have the length to finish the job! I need a recip. saw, and a radiator, and a battery, and a...
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    Jun 15, 2008 1:49 AM GMT
    Buckwheet saidI attempted to take the cab off my truck after I rolled it, but my angle grinder doesn't have the length to finish the job! I need a recip. saw, and a radiator, and a battery, and a...


    Do U need a hand.......
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    Jun 15, 2008 2:10 AM GMT
    A few weeks ago, I helped a friend of mine do an engine pull on the '59 Impala he's restoring and today, I threw some new brake pads on my car. As far as tools go, I've got a decent ammount of basic hand tools.

    Restoring a vintage car is high on my list of things to accomplish in the near future.

    Oh yeah, I've found welding can be fun, too.