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#1 of 46 What's the Coolest Tool in Your Garage?
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Mar 23, 2005 (1:03 pm)
Do you have an automotive tool or tool set that has consistently gotten you out of a jam, or saved you time, money and grief? What's it do, where'd you get it, and do we need one?
#2 of 46 Best tool in my garage
Apr 11, 2005 (4:41 am)
A four post, 9000 pound capacity, drive on vehicle lift! Yes, I have a lift in my garage, along with a wide assortment of tools and equipment. I am just a typical American girl, who is college educated, with hands on skills in Automotive Technology. I guess, I am every guy's dream! Tanya
#3 of 46 Re: Best tool in my garage [tanya2]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 11, 2005 (7:41 am)
Must be nice! The tool I use the most is my 4 way tire wrench - I painted the one leg that fits my lug nuts so I don't fumble around too much. No air tools here, much less a lift.
Apr 11, 2005 (9:35 am)
Mechanic's stethoscope is VERY handy
I have a telescoping mirror and I taped a flex-light to the end of it, so I can see around corners and also light it up.
Apr 11, 2005 (9:50 am)
A girl with a lift in her garage. I think I'm in love. Are you married? Oh wait, I am. Nevermind.
I just wish I was married to someone who would let me put a lift in the garage.
Heck, I'd settle for one that would let me put an air compressor in there.
#6 of 46 Not really a tool but...
Apr 11, 2005 (9:51 am)
The best thing I've added to my garage in a while is an overhead, retractable power cord reel. When I need my shop light I just grab it a drag it where I need it. When I'm done, a snap of the wrist and it puts itself away. It is so much nicer than dragging out an extension cord everytime I need more light.
#7 of 46 Re: Tanya [fredmcmurray]
Apr 11, 2005 (4:53 pm)
Single, and planning to stay that way. I am in love with; cars, engines, boats and dogs. There is no reason to complicate my life. My life style allows me to make decisions on a moment's notice. I value my freedom! Tanya
#8 of 46 My compressor -
Apr 11, 2005 (5:19 pm)
all these years of wrenching on my own stuff, and I just got my first compressor for Christmas this past year - awesome....a little loud, but I don't use it late at night or early Sunday mornings.
I could put in a drive-on pad-type lift, but there's no room on either side of even our smaller vehicles to work on them.
Thank the Good Lord for my new (second) job, perks include full run of a UTI shop...I could align all four vehicles at the same time! Whoda thunkit?
#9 of 46 Air Compressor Suggestions
Dec 06, 2005 (7:17 pm)
This thread might be too old , but I wanted to get suggestions. I have previously had access to a magnificent garage full of very industrial, if old, equipment. No longer having that, I am working on setting up a home shop. I need an air compressor. Not a 12v tire inflator, but a real, power a DA sander or HVLP spray gun compressor. I'm not a pro and I don't mind waiting for the compressor to catch up with the sander, but I want it to be able to support spraying paint and an impact wrench (who puts those flywheel/crank pulley bolts on there?).
I have been told the oil type are quieter, and the belt drive is quieter, and a 30 gallon tank vs a 60 gallon tank separates the men from the boys (or women from girls). It all seams to play out in the CFM at 40 and 90 psi. How much do I need? How many trade offs do I need to make for a $400 price point?
#10 of 46 More advice wanted
by steve_ HOST
Dec 13, 2005 (12:15 pm)
Anyone here using a rolling tool cart? I don't have a big collection of hand tools but my bench isn't big enough to keep my two smallish tool chests on it and get any work done. So I've been pricing the cheaper carts at the auto stores and big box hardware stores.
The ball bearing drawers seem sturdier, and drawers seem more useful than cabinet space. I'm thinking if I just get a lower unit I'll gain some more bench type space too.
Any recommendations for a light duty one?