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Old 06-27-2016, 08:43 PM   #1
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Cool Tools Thread

Damn, I've started to get some of the new Wera Tools


These two are quite amazing. Gotta love the accent. Actually, not that bad.







If you come across some cool tools and would like to share them with the rest of us, this'd be the place.
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Good question......

I got my Wera tools from the Internet, but I think KMS Tools carries some of the more common Wera tools, like the screwdrivers. Also Lee Valley Tools.

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Just got this in the mail. Ordered it on eBay.

ENGINEER INC. - BROKEN SCREW STRIPPED SCREW REMOVAL TOOL, SCREW EXTRACTOR

It showed up two and a half weeks late. Chose standard shipping instead of one with tracking (cheap ass Asian, I am). It is everything it is cracked up to be. The quality and feel..... damn. Made in Japan goodness.

The tool is nicknamed the Neji Saurus. What a name! Neji means screw, saurus....... well the Japanese are into Godzilla and shit, so it kind of makes sense. LOL.


$30 and change all told, shipped to door, albeit late. Not bad for the quality. Highly recommend.

Now to get that cover..........

Check out the Vampire tools link. Vampliers,


Here's a review on the linesman pliers........ guy's a little nuts, but hey.




EDIT: a better review........

https://www.vampiretools.com/expert-reviews/
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More of a tool in the weird category, but different enough.

https://club.craftsman.com/blog/5-wa...&eml=301270071
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I recently started a project that should have been done more than a year ago. House had roughed in piping and wiring for a built in vac. Anyway, I needed to install piping to the main unit. I hate cutting ABS/PVC piping. No matter how hard I try, I could never cut the damn things perfectly straight using hacksaw, lol.

I was at Home Depot looking for fittings when I saw this............

RIDGID 1-1/2 in. ABS Cutter-41703 - The Home Depot

Holy carp, one motion (you get good at it after a few tries) and wham, bam, thank you, Ma'am......... perfect cuts with no burrs. You can buy replacement blades, but probably not needed unless you cut a few hundred pieces.

I thought the thing only does PVC, but it does ABS, as well. Only drawback is it only does one size of piping. My pipes were 1-1/2", so I got the 1-1/2" version.

I know there are all kinds of other types of pipe cutters, but this thing is, by far, the easiest to use.
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No matter how hard I try, I could never cut the damn things perfectly straight using hacksaw, lol.
You should give this thing a try. I've used it on 6" ABS pipe and I get a square cut everytime.

https://www.milwaukeetool.com/hand-t...ers/48-22-0223
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I actually have one of those, but I like the no burr result I get with the blade. Plus, no material clean up afterwards.
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Speaking of cleaning up, Milwaukee M18 Wet/Dry Vacuum on sale at Home Depot for $79.99!!!
https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.m...000674917.html
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Speaking of cleaning up, Milwaukee M18 Wet/Dry Vacuum on sale at Home Depot for $79.99!!!
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Shows $99 for me
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That vac is so darn handy. You can basically take it anywhere. Clean up after you saw something, or vacuum the car. Batteries don't last long with the thing, but whatever. I've got over half a dozen batteries.

79 bucks is a great deal. They usually sell for 99 bucks.
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Shitty! I actually bought one on Jul 13 at $99, which I thought was already cheap since I've never seen them for less than $120. I was on the Home Depot website yesterday afternoon when I saw that it was further reduced to $79. Drove down to nearest Home depot and got a "price adjustment"!
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anyone have that M18 vacuum i can try? i hate buying things and returning it if i don't like it...
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Depends what you're vacuuming (hee hee), but if you want, I'm in North Burnaby. PM me.
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This has been one of my favourites for awhile. Trying to think of JUST one thing I could use it for though to justify getting it lol.
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Damn, I bought a set of Wera 1000 volt insulated screwdriver set a while ago. Had it in my electrician's bag, but never used them. Today, I was in a hurry to install a door lock set and had to get a #2 philips. I use my Milwaukee M12 1/4 inch hex impact driver for just about everything, but it wasn't close by, so I reached in the bag and pulled out the Wera insulated #2 philips.

Holy catz, this thing is unreal. It has these ribbed tips (no, Glow, just don't) that grab the screw and let me tell you the screw never moved, from start till tight. It even held the screw by itself.

Later on, I put together an Ikea night stand with drawer that has been left unopened and leaning up in the corner of my garage for like 5 years, LOL. I used the Wera Kraftform screwdriver and not a single screw got stripped. The construction went so smoothly. I wish I had known about these great tools before. I've always had issues with Ikea screws until now. Even using expensive screwdrivers made by other manufacturers.

The ribbed tips are called Lasertips and the handles are anti-roll design and fit in the hand comfortably.

Check out their entire line of products. When tools do what they're supposed to and not cause any grief, it's money well spent.

Home: Wera

Oh, beware of cheap chinese knock offs............. horrible quality. I bought what I thought were Wera screwdrivers, but weren't. I immediately returned them. They weren't cheap, price wise, so I thought they were on special or clearance. Not!
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Okay........... I was at KMS Tools today in the afternoon picking up a backordered item and lo and behold, Wera screwdriver sets are on sale this month. 55 to 60% off on select sets. The 6 piece insulated driver set is on sale for $26.95!

https://www.kmstools.com/wera-6pc-in...iver-set-11468

Other sets

https://www.kmstools.com/wera-11pc-s...ter-set-119906

https://www.kmstools.com/wera-6pc-screwdriver-set-4833

Even the stainless steel set is on sale. Ever wAnder why stainless steel screws show rust? It's from using non stainless steel screwdrivers.
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+1 on wera screwdrivers probably the best screwdrivers ive used. have these 2 sets

https://www.kmstools.com/wera-6pc-he...driver-set-940

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Ah they're finally on sale, I shall pick up a set. I've been using Wera screwdrivers for 7 years and I must say they're pretty good. Haven't bought a different brand since.
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I inherited a Hakko desoldering tool - kind of. Man, this thing is amazing! When I got it, it was broken and was going to be thrown away. I salvaged it - almost went dumpster diving for it, lol. Anyway a 5 dollar part was all it took to fix the damn thing.

HAKKO | Desoldering / Rework | HAKKO FR-300


It's a great tool for hobbyists and professionals alike.

Would I pay 300 bucks for one? Probably not, but damn, it is very nice. And the support from Hakko USA is second to none. Got my part within a few days of phoning them. They even followed up with an email and a phone call to make sure everything was in working order.

I was so impressed with Hakko's customer service and support, that I retired my weller soldering station and got me a Hakko FX 888D. On sale at RPElectronics for $129.00. Sadly, today was the last day of the sale. BTW, when I went to the Rupert Street location, I found out they had moved. They are now on Dawson Street Close to the Gilmore Skytrain Station

I simply love the quality and build of the Hakko products. The video below shows you the design and quality that goes into the soldering station I bought. Although the one I got is digitally controlled, it's basically the same unit. The analog one shown in the video is no longer available here in Canada. So sad, as I prefer the analog control over the digital version.


BTW, I have no idea why this fellow is bothered by the light turning on and off. It's like an oven light. On to show you it's heating up. Off when temperature is achieved. Oh well............. I won't even notice the light, 'cause it ain't there on the digital version, hee hee.

Also, this unit heats up so damn fast. Scratch your butt and it's done.
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For those of you into gardening, this wand is awesome. Expensive for sure, but the quality and build is second to none. And talk about versatile. Great for washing cars with.

I've had it for a few months now and only used the gentle rain setting to water gotten plants, but the other settings are amazing.

Lightweight Spray Wand - Lee Valley Tools


Check out some of the stuff from the manufacturer, Takagi.

http://eu.takagi.co.jp/de/en/products/index.html
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I've been looking for a tire chuck that locks on to the valve stem to make taking tire pressure readings and fill ups easier. There are lots of locking tire chucks on the market and most of them use a lever system to lock the tire chuck onto the valve stem. I've worked with these and I've scratched the rims while using them (yeah, need to be more careful, right?). With old age, simple things like filling up and maintaining tires becomes an issue. Sometimes it takes the fun out of doing stuff - poor eyesight, bad back, arthritis, etc.

I found the perfect solution. It's a bit expensive, but it's well worth the money. Plus, I got it for a little less through a friend who has a Snap-On account.

https://store.snapon.com/Open-Air-Ch...--P845876.aspx

I have a Milton Tire Inflator that I purchased at Princess Auto. I love it to death. That built-in magnifier, damn. Now all I need is it to glow or light up, lol.

Tire Inflator Gauge | Princess Auto

I just replaced the dual head tire chuck with the Snap On with an adapter from Lordco and some teflon tape - that's it.

Some pics..............

Spoiler!


The tire chuck is on there, man. Tight and very secure. Easy to put on the valve. You pull back on the sleeve (foreskin, lol) and push it in all the way immediately after you push the chuck onto the valve stem.

To release it, you pull back on the sleeve and pull the tire chuck off the stem. The first time I tried it, I lost a tiny, tiny, tiny bit of pressure, but after I figured it out it was a "snap."

There are few things in life that work. This is one of them. I'm sure others have tried this thing, but I thought I'd show some of you who haven't seen it, what it does.

Addendum: The tire chuck is of open design, so make sure it is installed on a tire inflator.
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