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What tools are in your box?

Old 07-17-2012, 03:06 PM
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Now, I know that title can be taken in a way that is meant for the Sand Bar, but I am referring to your toolbox. I am in aviation and every place I have worked is dominated by the big 3 in tools, (Snap-On, Mac and Matco). My box is full of Snap-On, but I have some Mac tools as well.

What tools are in your box?
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I had a Nissan Z Car shop for 12 years back in the late 80's and when I sold out I took my hand tools with me. Best part was I had just purchased a top box and roll cab from Snap-On It was a 75 anniversary edition. to this day it still looks brand spankin new
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Craftsman for the most part. I'm addicted to buying tools. Nothing worse than trying to do a job with the wrong tool.
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I open my tool box, and inside is a nice new Snap-on notepad that has my mechanic's phone number written on it.


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I do have a few Craftsman tools as well. Believe it or not though, one of the most used tools in my box is a little $15 Husky tool from Home Depot. I think almost all 100+ techs I work with have at least 1 of them:
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Old 07-17-2012, 03:27 PM
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Why are you guys afraid to get your hands dirty?
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a phone book
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I have snapon matco and craftsman in my box. Along with fluke meters
Power tools are mostly hitachi and matabo industrial grade
Band saw Milwaukee
Corldless tools are Milwaukee now in place of dewalt and i wont go back to dewalt
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Generic 12 Lb Sledge Hammer. Works every time
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Originally Posted by dickiefl View Post
Why are you guys afraid to get your hands dirty?
C'mon man, gimme a little credit - I DO have 3 corkscrews, a bottle opener, a lighter, two straws, and a pair of hemostats.



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Originally Posted by Ghetto Lobster View Post
Generic 12 Lb Sledge Hammer. Works every time
If you can't fix it with a hammer, it must be an electrical problem
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Beretta, Kahr, Glock, Ruger and S&W.
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Roll of Duct tape and a can of WD-40.

If it moves but shouldn't, use the DT.
If it doesn't move but should, use the WD.

Things to turn nuts and bolts, Craftsman mostly. Other things are in the "Misc" category.


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Practical use on a houseboat where storage is limited.
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I voted "other".

Not sure if I'm an enigma or among the populous, but the tools you talk about are not the tools of my trade. I dream of having a box full of the best tools and the right tools for what I want to do around the house. But I don't. I can't make myself spend the bucks.

The tools of my trade are top notch. People are always talking about how I buy the best of everything when we are on the job, but if they could only see my Lowes tool box, they would think very differently of me. I just can't do it.
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Originally Posted by glacierbaze View Post

Practical use on a houseboat where storage is limited.
I like how they compliment the sink, boat hanging art and clock.
They really bring the room together.



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Originally Posted by Mike Boehler View Post
I voted "other".

Not sure if I'm an enigma or among the populous, but the tools you talk about are not the tools of my trade. I dream of having a box full of the best tools and the right tools for what I want to do around the house. But I don't. I can't make myself spend the bucks.

The tools of my trade are top notch. People are always talking about how I buy the best of everything when we are on the job, but if they could only see my Lowes tool box, they would think very differently of me. I just can't do it.
I didn't fully intend for it to only include tools at home. Tools used at work are also welcome to be listed.

I have some Snap-On tools at home, but it does not make up the majority. The tools I use every single day at work are the best I can afford, which to me is Snap-On
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Mostly craftsman. 1/4 inch up to 3/4 inch drive sockets set. Three meters plus attachments for high voltage. Gave all my refrigeration gauge sets and tools to my nephew when I retired. He was just starting out in the business.
And the best of the lot is an adjustable wrench my dad had in his back pocket when he jumped into a Coast Guard boat the day his oil tanker sank in 1957.
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Originally Posted by Snapper Head View Post
C'mon man, gimme a little credit - I DO have 3 corkscrews, a bottle opener, a lighter, two straws, and a pair of hemostats.



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No doubt - the straws are for shrink tubing - and the hemostats for tying flies.
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