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Old 06-30-2016, 08:26 PM
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Needed my harbor freight heat gun this afternoon and I realized just how much I use it now. Never wanted or needed one prior to using it on a small job, never thought I would use it again and that's why I only spent $8. Now I find myself grabbing it for all kinds of jobs. What's one tool you bought thinking it would be one and done never to be used again but it wasn't?
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Long 1/4" drive extension, long needle nose pliers. Big pry bar, big breaker bar, always seems to get you out of a jamb.
I wouldn't be with my 50' air hose reel from harbor frieght mounted in my garage next to garage door. Yank it out and fill tires, impact wrench whatever and a little yank and back it goes. Use to drag a long line from front of garage out and coil it back up.
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Nail gun, heat gun, digital thermometer(laser), my wife, level level scope kit, and deer dolly.
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The last tool I bought. Whatever it is

You can never have too many tools.
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Moisture meter.
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6" Channel Lock tongue & groove pliers. Love this thing.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Channello...-426/100051059
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I can think of a few... the one that stands out is AeroKroil. Its the best pen-oil on the market IMO. It makes life so much easier. Probably the next on the top of the list would be a multi-meter. If I do not grab it once a week, it means I am to busy elsewhere to be working on any projects.
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Moby........I'm a Porn Star.....:grin :
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Got a set of knipex's a while back and have found them to be handiest go to's in my tool box.

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Moisture meter.
You have a way with the ladies I see.
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3lb mallet.

Either fixes it or it doesn't.

Seriously, I wouldn't be without my Leatherman
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Pneumatic pop riveter from HF.
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Long angled needle nose pliers, they're my fingers in hard to reach places, second place, needle nose Vice Grips, not the cheapo chicago, pittsburgh or whatever name is on them this week. There really is a difference in the alignment of the jaws when you are gripping a small part tightly.
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I bought one of these a few years ago as a joke. But use the dang thing all the time. Hitch ball nuts, etc.
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A hammer, with a hammer I can fix just about anything.
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Be sure to unplug that heat gun when not in use. Friend of mine had one with a bad switch burn down his shop!
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Originally Posted by Bamby View Post
Got a set of knipex's a while back and have found them to be handiest go to's in my tool box.

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have you tried their adjustable channel locks?
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Flex shaft for the dremel.
Oscilating tool. eg. Fein
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Originally Posted by Bamby View Post
Got a set of knipex's a while back and have found them to be handiest go to's in my tool box.

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X2 on those.

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