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Old 06-11-2019, 06:54 PM
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over the last few years Iíve been upgrading and expanding my tools. Whatís your most under rated tool you use? (Checkbook doesnít count itís not under rated).

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Old 06-11-2019, 06:55 PM
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Old 06-11-2019, 06:58 PM
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(1) Erwin bolt grip bolt extractors. Sort of like reverse EZ-Outs that grip the outside of a damaged bolt head. They have saved a project many, many times and I don't ever think I've had them fail to grip and work.

(2) Impact screwdriver. I have one of the old manual ones you hit with a hammer. It also works great on screws that don't want to come out or if I'm starting to strip the philips head with a regular screwdriver. At work, we have the electric ones and they also work great.

(3) bench grinder. I can fix an imperfect screwdriver tip, ease the edge on something that's dangerously sharp, or modify or make a tool to do the job I need.
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hammer

or drill that I use as a hammer
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I don't know that they're underrated or not, but I probably have a dozen or so different vise grips and they are probably the best bang for the buck IMO.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:20 PM
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My most underrated tool would be my large tool cabinet. Having a box large enough to properly store and organize all my hand and most of my larger tools in one location makes me happy.
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Makita cordless multi tool
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dremel; with all the attachments available there's practically nothing I can't cut, shape or form.
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Nitrile gloves i'm a plumber
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Not trying to be funny but I've fixed quite a few things I shouldn't have been able to because of Youtube.
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Old 06-11-2019, 09:32 PM
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Specific to the boat; plastic razor blades. Much easier and cleaner on removing old silicone, graphics, reg decals etc than a rubber eraser or crud thug, and they offer little to no risk of damaging the finish.
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Originally Posted by peacemon View Post
Not trying to be funny but I've fixed quite a few things I shouldn't have been able to because of Youtube.
Ditto..
Not sure YouTube is called a tool, but it sure is a great tool for me (and a lot of other people who hate reading instructions!
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Old 06-11-2019, 10:23 PM
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Hammer impact screwdriver is a solid #1, those things save the day when there is no hope.
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I'm 51, and just bought my first heat gun. For some reason, I have always made due with a lighter for shrink wrapping wires and elbow grease/goof off for adhesive removal
So far, I have used it for both of those, removing paint and roasting marshmallows. I don't know about underrated, but as inexpensive as it was, I should have bought it sooner, for sure.
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