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Forum: The right (and wrong) tools

Discuss all the tools for your project: what you use, what you broke, etc.

  1. non mechanic tools

    well there is more to this world then mechanic tools... so what else you guys got? cuz of my job i either have, or have access to just about everything. so im not gonna bother to lost them.

    Started by Blackcloud‎, 05-19-2008
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  2. #1 tool for diagnosing automotive electrical systems = POWER PROBE 3

    http://www.powerprobeonline.com/power-probe-iii.html It is next on my Definitely Buy tool shortlist. I have used the older models and this one blows them away. I can't begin to tell you all how much time this would save a pro or diy mechanic.

    Started by Shadowlife25‎, 12-29-2009
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    07-02-2011 Go to last post
  3. Good soldering equipment?

    So after trying the craftsman soldering iron (again), and realizing (again) that all of the tips are bad--they don't heat right, the core gets hot, but the outside just chips and falls apart, without reaching a usable temperature--I'm ready to buy something descent. I don't need professional...

    Started by crymson‎, 05-25-2010
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  4. My Christmas present to myself...

    I have four cars - and a one car garage. Of these four cars, which are all Celicas, three of them are "keepers" and one is for parts. I will be needing to really get my hands dirty after the holidays - as I have to pull some engines. I had some big ideas about putting up a beam in my...

    Started by klapa‎, 12-12-2010
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  5. Diagnostic Tool: 90 celica ST

    Howdy, I'm trying to figure out what is wrong with my 90 Celica ST, more info found here http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41897, so I need a diagnostic tool that will give me error codes, but I am having trouble finding the right one. I've tried searching for "diagnostic tool"...

    Started by ssantos6981‎, 06-16-2009
    • Replies: 5
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    10-10-2010 Go to last post
  6. Welders...

    I'm looking to pick myself up a welder. Nothing serious, just to get practice and learn and such for welding. I'm looking at this one from Harbor Freight. http://www.harborfreight.com/120-amp-230-volt-mig-and-flux-welder-97503.html It runs off household power (which I like). Also it's able to...

    Started by 4thgenceli‎, 09-06-2010
    • Replies: 5
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  7. Preferred scan tool

    Anybody got a recommendation on a good OBD2 scan tool? Not just a code reader-but the kind that reads all the sensors and gives me crap like short/long term fuel trim and pulse width,,etc? Ive been reading online and hear one person bitch about how it doesnt work on some models, etc. What have...

    Started by anachranerd‎, 02-22-2010
    • Replies: 8
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    07-19-2010 Go to last post
  8. Engine hoist woes..

    So my hoist doesn't sit level :( I fought with it removing the engine, and just hanging the engine on the stand it doesn't sit level. In order to have all the wheels on the ground, I need to stand on the one rear corner and it'll balance out. I'm thinking one of those engine levelers will...

    Started by 4thgenceli‎, 04-23-2010
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    05-11-2010 Go to last post
  9. Valve keeper Remover

    looking to /buyborrow one of these from someone. I can pay for shipping to and from me to you, but I would like to get it by this weekend. This is what it looks like:

    Started by Naemion‎, 04-29-2010
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  10. Good oscilloscope?

    Anybody have recommendations on a good affordable o-scope for automotive work?

    Started by anachranerd‎, 03-05-2009
    • Replies: 20
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    04-13-2010 Go to last post
  11. new drill

    im going to be subcontracting for bright house networks doing cable install. will be cable certified by the weekend. well i had to borrow some money to get some of my tools and my insurance going. i ended up calling my uncle to ask if i could borrow his gps and he asked me if i needed anything...

    Started by Ricksta‎, 04-07-2010
    • Replies: 11
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  12. Best Tools

    No, this isn't a contest for the mods... I am talking hand tools, and not of the flesh variety. I destroyed another Craftsman tool today, and every time I go to get them replaced, I get one from China. Do they make any decent tools in the USA?

    Started by Car_Barn_Bandit‎, 04-07-2010
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  13. Soldering 101

    I thought maybe an article about soldering would be something I could contribute here that would be of interest - and the purpose of this post is to gauge the relative interest of all here in such an article. If any are interested - I can follow up wit more details/pics and take some more effort...

    Started by klapa‎, 02-05-2010
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  14. What do you use to lift/pull your engine?

    Just wondering what idea's anyone might have here for manipulating engines/transmission combos. I've installed/replaced engines and transmissions on multiple occasions in my past, but have a different situation now - I live in a suburban type home that has "trusses" in the roof, and while I have...

    Started by klapa‎, 01-12-2010
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  15. Wiring Welder

    Ive got a 230V 20amp Mig welder I have wired to a 3 prong 230 VAC plug. Ive moved houses and dont have access to a 3 prong outlet anymore, only a 30 amp 4 prong dryer outlet. Ive been doing soem reseach and I dont think Ill have any issues with overloading the circut but I need to fidn the correct...

    Started by Meph‎, 03-04-2009
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    12-12-2009 Go to last post
  16. Ryobi Drill Press

    Just picked it up! Came with a full set of titanium metal bits (more than i'll need) and 2.5" drill press vice. Found it on craigslist for $100, barely used over the past couple years. The guy used it to make a dozen or so brackets for his kit car that he had in the garage. :woot: Here it is...

    Started by Sang‎, 09-17-2009
    • Replies: 1
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    10-24-2009 Go to last post
  17. building a workbench

    ok so i was browsing craigslist for a workbench and found a few but they re 100 dollars or morw when i got to thinking, he i just need someothing simple maybe ill build one. So i searched google and came up with this site here http://www.freeww.com/workbenches.html and decided on this bench,...

    Started by 85gtsblackman‎, 01-27-2009
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  18. Flashlight/Penlight

    I was curious as to which flashlight/penlight you guys use. I bought a Streamlight Stylus Pro last week and just love it. Alot of punch for such a small light. So what do you all carry in your pocket/tool box?

    Started by Audi90Quattro‎, 06-19-2008
    • Replies: 15
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    01-29-2009 Go to last post
  19. Battery Tender Plus

    Battery Tender Plus is a great battery conditioner for those who store their cars on occassion: $64 http://batterytender.com/product_info.php?products_id=2&osCsid=077337535653defe30161a9c9ebd456b I also have the Battery Tender Jr which costs around $44. Takes a bit longer to charge to 100%...

    Started by goretro77‎, 01-19-2009
    • Replies: 2
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    01-19-2009 Go to last post

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