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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky Mountain Oyster View Post
    meh....




    I expected that answer from Oomonkeys right hand man....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matson Snow View Post
    I expected that answer from Oomonkeys right hand man....
    If that was the case it'd be the only "right" thing aboot the man-child....
    No matter where you go.....there you are........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky Mountain Oyster View Post
    Hope you had the appropriate tools like a couple D-10's and Buncher's to work the fires......
    Crap...........we were driving into Munising and there was a feller buncher for sale, I was going to stop and look at it and get some pics, but we left by a different way and I forgot all aboot it.

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    Got to try a mini ductor ll today.
    It is on my list of things that I need to get.
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    Those things are awesome.
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    Yes it was
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    https://youtu.be/n7z4f0q4GB0
    A great review of the mini ductor.
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    Had an inductor for years, great tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer2plower View Post
    https://youtu.be/n7z4f0q4GB0
    A great review of the mini ductor.
    That was......... pretty funny.... reminded me of Wayne's World
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    Game on!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer2plower View Post
    https://youtu.be/n7z4f0q4GB0
    A great review of the mini ductor.
    Loved that video!

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    They are funny.
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    Ok now for your favorite ratchets.
    1/4" i like my blue point
    3/8" i have two my 8" matco 88 tooth & 12" snap-on 80 tooth.
    1/2" its an older JC Penney it was my dad's its like a 26 tooth. I have had a 4' cheater and i have jumped on it a few times and as never let me down. doubles as a hammer when needed.
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    They're all Snappy 80 tooth stuff. Particularly like the long handled 1/4 drive. Strong enough to handle anything up to 3/8"/15mm and you don't need to fear snapping hardware. Excelllent for MC and other small motor work, auto electric and interiors. Coupled with a 1/4" tourque wrench for reassembly. The smaller size tourque wrench is much easier to use then the larger ones and assures proper tourque without snapping things or strip out threads over tourquing steel hardware in aluminum cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer2plower View Post
    Tools, what do you guys like and why? Fred G, antlerart, just to name a few......always willing to provide me with a good laugh
    Where do you get them? plowsyte
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    This is my favorite 3/8 ratchet. Dad still has his S-K, mine is a Genius. Also have a 15" or so long handle Craftsmen 1/2 flex head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by snocrete View Post
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    Picked up a new set of tools today.
    I had an older version of craftsman's.
    But they don't make them anymore.
    And i have lost a few over the years 15+
    Yes its both Imperial(SAE) and metric.
    I just don't like cases So i took it apart.
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    The gear end looks like they have a thin wall. Would make accessing tight areas far better than the cheapy gear wrenches.

    I would buy nicer tools if it werent for employees losing them. Grateful for Horrible Freight nearby. When a chinese ratchet goes missing it doesnt really bother me much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Landgreen View Post
    The gear end looks like they have a thin wall. Would make accessing tight areas far better than the cheapy gear wrenches.

    I would buy nicer tools if it werent for employees losing them. Grateful for Horrible Freight nearby. When a chinese ratchet goes missing it doesnt really bother me much.
    Our main shop has 2 boxes. One for the guys from HF. And my Matco full of top of the line tools we keep locked unless its me our mechanic or my ops manager using it. Guys still know it as Tylers box not knowing i bought it from our mechanic

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    The cheap tools have there place. I have a box full of them. I really like the open end.
    There are some tight spots where i can't get. A ratchet of a gearwrench in. They have there place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by blazer2plower View Post
    I really like the open end.
    There are some tight spots where i can't get. A ratchet of a gearwrench in. They have there place.
    The speedy turny feature on the open end is handy sometimes. I've had a set of Snappy's combination set with the speed turn on the open end for many years and while they aren't something you'll use every day, when you need them they're definitely handy. I use them on fittings more than actual bolts or nuts and that's where they really shine.

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    I find these invaluable, don't use them often but when they're needed they are a lifesaver.IMG_0504.JPG

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    Hope they come out with lefthanded version, they're great for changing blinker fluid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    Hope they come out with lefthanded version, they're great for changing blinker fluid!
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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    Hope they come out with lefthanded version, they're great for changing blinker fluid!
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    Will that fit the heater core fitting on a VW Bus?
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    Love the color.
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    Ok im in need of a ball joint press. Putting ball joints in a 01 Dakota what a pain in the azz.
    Went to horrible freight and it broke. Got my money back
    Cornwell has a 55 piece for $350.00 ish it's an OTC
    Mac and Matco are 500.00 ish don't know who makes them. Snap-on wants 700.00 its only a 22 piece.
    Don't mind spending the cash. What are you guys using.
    O know its something that I won't use every day.
    But needs to work when I pull it out of the box.
    All of them will work on 3/4 ton truck. Nothing bigger than a dana 60.
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    I have the OTC set, with the truck adapter set add on. Hasn't let me down yet.

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    There's basically only three kits. The cheap brand names like Horror Fraught, Tekton, ABN, Astro or pretty mulch any name you'll find at a bargain store or in the rain forest. Then there's OTC which is also relabel for all the "big" tool names, MAC, Matco, Cornwell etc. And then there's Snap-on's kit. And the Snappy kit is worth it hands down. Yes its not exactly inexpensive but its worth every penny. This is one scenario where more money gets you less pieces because the Snappy kit will do more and cover more apps with only 11 adapters that other kits need 20+ to cover.

    There are only two downsides to it. The initial cost is one obviously if you're trying to buy the best on a budget, and its unique in its own design so no one else's adapters fit it, so if you do need adapters for applications not included in the kit you must buy theirs and they're not cheap either. In your case though most of what you work on the kit will already cover.

    As we all know there are certain things where spending good money for good stuff is viable, and this is it if you do ball joint work even fairly regularly. If you've ever held the C-frame from a Snappy kit in your hand you know everything else hails in comparison to its beefiness. You'll never brake/break or bend it. I can't say that about the OTC (though its good for a second choice) and especially so with the under-$99 China made garbage. I started out with the budget friendly kits like a lot of guys do then moved up to an OTC years ago, then finally bit the bullet and spent the coin for the good one and I'll honesty say I'd pay a grand for it if I had to buy another one. Its certainly a time saver, and big money maker on all the solid axle stuff that's for sure.

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