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#21
Henry 1.9GTi

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Riv-nut gun - win

Drill - nothing more satisfiying than drilling holes in your pride and joy

Impact driver - no more rounded off brake disc locating screws

Torque wrench - beacuase going around the car making clicking sounds makes me feel like ive made it go faster



#22
mrfirepro

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Tom,

 

I'm very disappointed, you never told me about a pipe straighter, just about clamping two bits of angle together, if you did that for a bet, I hope it was worth it.... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

the hours I spent with those two bits of angle, they even had names by the end of it....



#23
Tom Fenton

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Two bits of angle is how I used to do it. The pipe straightener is a more recent discovery!

#24
glenwah

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Snap on techangles are probably my favourite tools, got the 3/8 and 1/2 inch, bit pricey but when you use tools for a living there is no point scrimping.

#25
allanallen

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Snap on techangles are probably my favourite tools, got the 3/8 and 1/2 inch, bit pricey but when you use tools for a living there is no point scrimping.


My old chaps got a 1/2" one and it's very good although...... I have on more than one occasion whilst swinging on it had the end cap come off which in turn lets the batteries come unseated and cuts the power! Dead handy :P

#26
hoodygoodwood

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The 'dummy damper' I won off Ebay some time back has paid for itself .

My 30 inch breaker bar has saved the day on numerous occasions - can't tyre shops turn the torque down on their air guns ?

My brake pipe flaring tool is priceless , not as fancy as the one shown earlier but not a crap £10 one either .



#27
dexter1002

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My favourite, works really well. No vice needed either

http://www.tooled-up...CFVDKtAodPxwAtQ

Edited by dexter1002, 17 September 2014 - 08:15 PM.


#28
1 FAT PUG

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bluepoint rachet spanners, mint for them pain in the ass places



#29
allye

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Easy out extractor things that have been mentioned, must have for underside!

Flexible jubilee drivers, so useful.

3/8 cordless gun, saves so much time and wrists, taking a sump off made easy.

Air line and decent compressor - not a tool but still!

Good trolley jack.

Almost forgot, those fat spanners for brake unions and bleed nipples.

#30
dobboy

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i think this is a great idea for getting a car up quick

 

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#31
dobboy

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This is a tool i bought for the guys at work to take up milage on awkward long bolts/nuts etc.

 

They use them regularly

 

It's a ratchet from a socket set (without the bar) that you operate by hand, obviously you have to give them a final nip.

 

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#32
Simes

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Aside from many things already mentioned - SGS Aluminium low entry racing jack



#33
johniban

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My favourite, works really well. No vice needed either

http://www.tooled-up...CFVDKtAodPxwAtQ

 

 

I have one of these i got from ebay, much much quicker and easier to use then the s*it £300 snap on one at work



#34
MikeC

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My favourite, flexible spring claws http://www.ullman-de...claws16_17.html



#35
johnnyboy666

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I recently bought an exhaust cutter. It's literally as easy to cut an exhaust as opening a can of beans with a can opener. Much neater than a grinder or hacksaw too

#36
unariciflocos

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Everything takes 5 times less since I bought these two:

http://www.hazet.de/...ts_id=896146963

 

http://www.bosch-pro...li-23272-ocs-p/

 

The small 10.8V fits in lots of places, really packs a punch and with 45 minutes charge time and 2 batteries you never really run out of juice.



#37
SkyQuake

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Combi Ratchet Spanners, definitely.

 

I cannot even begin to emphasise how good these are!



#38
Tom Fenton

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New favourite tool alert!

http://www.dewalt.co...hes-dc823b.aspx

Bought myself this a couple of weeks ago, its a 3/8 cordless impact gun, it uses the same batteries as my other tools so I only needed to buy the "bare" tool.

Its mega, compared to my big gun its tiny and lightweight, but still packs some grunt, it can undo wheel bolts when I tried it.

#39
allye

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Yep! I use one of those all the time, cuts job times in half.

Also use a mini 3/8 drive air gun, that's cool and beefy.

#40
Tom Fenton

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New favourite gadget alert!

This!
http://pages.ebay.co...id=161607460187

I was in the market for a jump starter, read some good reviews of this so decided to try one.

Well it's nothing short of amazing. My green 205 has been in storage since September last year. Stupidly I forgot to disconnect the battery so when I went to it last week it was totally utterly flat.
I had the jump starter with me so thought here's a good test for it.
Started the car straight up. And I mean straight away. No laboured cranking then just about fire, it span over at normal speed and then caught on. Really amazing. It's about the size of two large bars of Cadburys chocolate stacked on one another.