New tools!

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  1. 454cid

    454cid I'm Awesome

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    I used a swivel impact from Harbor Freight when I removed my bed a few months ago. They have springs on them so they don't flop so easily. I thought it worked pretty well... I don't use u-joints or swivel sockets much, but it seems like when I do it always flops, or the u-joint make it too long.
     
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    JackE I'm Awesome

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    Love this thread! Years ago when I turned wrenched for a living, my preference was Matco tools because my Uncle was the local tool truck guy and I got tools at his cost. I had some dang nice tools! Now that I'm just a state worked and hobby mechanic, Harbor Freight is my favorite tool store. Crappiest tools in the world, but cheap and lifetime guarantee. For cordless power tools, I am liking the Ryobi brand. Much cheaper than Milwaukee, Dewalt, and Mikata, and for the limited amount I use them, just as good. It has been a good year for tools for me. Fathers day gift was the cordless shop vac, I'm still amazed at how much that thing will pick up. Birthday was the 1/2" impact with a 4mA battery. It does a great job on the trail when swapping the off road tires for the street tires. I already have a dozen other Ryobi tools. The thing I like the most about Ryobi is all of their cordless tools take the same battery. They even have a battery backup garage door opener that runs the One+ battery. My dad sold the house that he grew up in and bought from my grandpa, so I helped him clean out 70 years worth of clutter in the shop. I drove away with a 50 ton press, frame straightener, Kanack job site tool box, large Matco tool box-full of tools, Floor jack, 2 sets of jack stands, another cherry picker, Battery charger, 100 gal. 2 stage air compressor, 200' of 1/2" air hose, 100' of 3/4" air hose, gauge sets, pullers, at least a dozen air tools, and probably 200# of hand tools. The only thing I wanted out of that shop he wouldn't give me was his track drive snowblower! That was a great weekend for tools!
     
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    thz71 Stock SUCKS!

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    I've had much better luck with dewalt than Milwaukee the last couple years. I'll never buy another Milwaukee.
    Looks identical to a harbor freight one haha

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    Lol im probably gonna get some m12 stuff. If dewalt made a ratchet id probably just suck it up and buy new batteries even tho the customer service sucks

    I know lol
    E8574C46-5476-436A-BE12-6639577C70B8.jpeg I wish the price tag resembled the pittsburgh as much as the tool does lol
     
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    replaced the little 3/8-13/16 set that the FIL got me with the bigger 5/16-1” set. Has bugged the hell outta me since my short sockets didnt match the deep and ive actually needed them a time or two. So i finally remembered when i ordered from amazon.
    D1310B91-462E-4EF5-8DC5-3C10A297A7FC.jpeg for $23 ya cant beat them. Once again, a very happy tekton customer.

    Next i think im gonna grab a bunch of their socket rails.
     
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    GarrettGmc I'm Awesome

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    I really shouldn't be aloud to go to stores alone haha. Went to Lowe's to get some gate wheels. Welllll I walked past the tool section an thought hmm wonder if they have impact swivel extensions. Yup in a set with a 4inch and 6 inch extension for $49....buuutttt I looked down an see an entire set. What do I walk out of the store with? I'm begin to have more Kobalt tools ever since my Sears was torn down. 20181108_183209.jpg 20181108_183212.jpg 20181108_183228.jpg 20181108_182953.jpg
     
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    Went from this EA432F12-7C69-4028-8BE5-DCF480555683.jpeg to this today C45A73D5-4CC4-4201-A92A-5AE305C7937E.jpeg
    I have 1 more metal rail to get rid of and the new one should be here Monday. Thinkin about ordering a rail to put all my extensions and universals on but im waiting on a new set of proto extensions to get here. They were on back order so idk when theyll be here.

    I ordered up a 19mm gearwrench ratcheting wrench too because for some reason that size was skipped in my set. also need some drawer liners, any suggestions?
     
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