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#41
wicked

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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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Where did you get these? Always wanted these without knowing the existed....

Edit: Found them; look on ebay for Silverline 380552

 

Now I use these on tight places: 

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Size 7 is favourite on hose clamps.... 


Edited by wicked, 15 April 2015 - 06:42 AM.


#42
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New favourite gadget alert!This!http://pages.ebay.co...id=161607460187I 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.


Sounds bloody handy. My work mate could have done with this as between his car and his bike he's had to borrow my charger more times than I think I've used it myself!

Any idea how long that thing will retain useful charge? Could you carry it in the boot for emergencies confident that 6 months after charging it it will still be able to jump a car?

#43
jackherer

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Lithium ion batteries self discharge at a rate of about 1-5% a month compared to about 1-2% a *day* for nicad/nimh batteries so it should still have a healthy charge after six months.



#44
lagonda

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All these tools are a bit techy!

 

For me....huge Stilson wrench.....nothing argues with that.

 

Also I have a 1950s car maintenance book that states regarding tyre levers, that "gone is the need for the 18" persuaders of the past". Well, managed to buy a vintage 18" set at an autojumble years ago, and they're the business for getting tyres off..and on. Also handy for (Glpoo's "car guy" bit comes in here!) separating frozen chicken legs.



#45
GLPoomobile

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/\ Yes! I like it! Frozen chicken prep like a boss!

#46
Malc

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Not a car tool, but hired an impact screw gun a few years back, I was laying ply before tiling a floor and needed about 5 million trillion screws put into it, the screws came in long plastic lengths that fed into the tool like a machine gun, fired in a screw in 10000ths of a second. Most fun I'd had in a long time (ok I lead a sad life) would recommend this to anyone looking to blow off steam!!

#47
huxley309

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Without a doubt my impact gun, power borders on plain daft and i love it.

 

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#48
Simes

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Just bought a wired Clarke impact gun.
Got the hub nut off (46mm socket) my Honda after the calliper parted company.
I think it is my new favourite tool!

#49
dynacord

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https://www.kmstools...k-up-tool-15373 everybody has used this in their lives, be honest :)

I just do maintenance on my own cars, but I found a good jack and impact wrench gun really useful.

 

Can somebody recommend good spring compressors? I need these for Honda springs, they are smaller diamater than most peugeot's, and mines just won't fit to squeeze them enough. 



#50
aldworth33

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My compressor, only cost 250 and comes in handy all the time. Suppose the good quality air tools I'v bought over the years contributes especially this bluepoint micro die grinder with snapon carbide bits I got last year, came in handy that many times a couple of other Lads at my old work bought them after I left and it's not cheap lol

#51
Mac Crash

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Have acquired these but not exactly sure what they are for? 3/8" drive... 

 

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anyone?


Edited by Mac Crash, 21 June 2015 - 07:33 PM.


#52
jackherer

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They're called Crows Foot sockets, you use them to undo nuts on pipes and/or in awkward places.



#53
Mac Crash

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Gapped to go around pipes, I see, thanks...



#54
ablister

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Crows feet are quite handy.

 

Good for sensors, fuel pipes, brake pipes, difficult to reach bolts.

 

You'll be using them in no time :D



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Mac Crash

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Don't say that!!!  :blink:  



#56
aldworth33

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People always find uses to test their new tools, even if it doesn't need to be that specific tool it gets uses because it's shiney and new lol

#57
boldy205

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Another vote for ratchet spanners, love em! That and the rechargeable LED work light, lost it for a few days (under the bench!) didn't know what to do with out it!

#58
rikky

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1. Mini bit ratchet

2. Skinny skirting board crowbar

3. Shotgun

 

(2 of which are ever likely to be used on the 205)

 

My most used tool has to be my chainsaw or my Dremel


Edited by rikky, 25 June 2015 - 02:44 PM.


#59
Mikey S

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This is an amazing piece of kit. Used it so many times.

http://www.lasertool...1273&item=11635

Also my sealey suspension tool gets passed around our workshop like currency!!

http://www.workshopp...CFUHnwgod70AK5g

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6ft scaffold pole gets my vote. Pure leverage when needed