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Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-09-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 34,651
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: The Milwaukee addiction thread! :)

I have a ton of M12 tools now, but just finally bit the bullet and bought an M18 drill for work (the old Dewalt has a bent shaft which is fine for woodwork, but we're drilling a LOT of metal at...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 09-06-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: hydraulics on CAT equipment

I'm currently working for a company customizing CAT equipment for mining operations, and have been thrown into a LOT of hydraulic work.

Here's what I've learned so far:
Average hoses range from...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-16-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,438
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Tool company make this for us diesel guys?

Also sold under EZ Red and Neiko:
http://www.amazon.com/E-Z-Red-MR34-Telescoping-Monster/dp/B0021UL1ZK/ref=pd_sim_sbs_hi_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=0K264A7QXGHWKFV7BYV3...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-16-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Help me spend some Cman money....

The 3 piece hose pinch pliers are a good bet (Same as sold by Matco, SK and Snap-On)

CM Pro Pick Set is awesome if you don't have it already.

Pinless Impact Universal Joints are great too (3/8"...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-16-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 615
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Power INSIDE a roll cab?

Was just about to suggest this. I have some magnetic shelves on the side of my box that I set my chargers in, and they held them with the batteries just fine (18v Dewalt XRP, which are not light).
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-15-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 933
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Is this a decent price for a Mac chest?

Congrats! I would have jumped on it for that price (and resell my HF44).:thumbup:
Forum: Introduce yourself here! 08-13-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 89
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Hi from South Africa

Welcome to the GJ, it's very informative, argumentative, and can get expensive. But a good time none the less. Welcome to the club!:drink:
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-11-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,263
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Best Matco tools or products for the price?

I've had better luck with the Gearwrench 84T ratchets than the 88T Matcos. That said, here is all the re-badge info you need (and growing constantly):
...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-10-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,449
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: A Vise-Grip "Fossil"

I would think so, seeing as they bought it on eBay 2 months ago. Some people...:bs:
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-08-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,313
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Considering selling my toolbox

You answered your own question there. Sell it and not end up hauling that much unneeded weight on your move. There are always plenty of good deals available no matter where you go, and HF is always...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-08-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,238
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show us your factory flaw and unfinished hand tools

Exactly, that's just how the big driver (prybar) is made.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-07-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,754
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: The Next Ingersoll Rand 1/2" Impact

Matco was selling IR impacts a few years back, but recently changed manufacturers.

Matco MT2120 3/8" Composite Impact Wrench - Ingersoll Rand 2115TiMAX
Matco MT1769QA 1/2" Quiet Impact Wrench -...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-04-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,754
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: The Next Ingersoll Rand 1/2" Impact

The new line of Matco impacts (as well as NAPA) are made overseas by Professional Tool Products. They are built to look like IR, but they are not IR.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-04-2014, 02:57 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,780
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: What brand Combination Wrenches grace your box?

Williams Supercombos and Craftsman RPs up to about 1"/21mm, and a mix of Proto, Kobalt USA and Northern Tool up to 2"

Lots of Gearwrench ratcheting combos mixed in as well.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-02-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Screwdriver handles on the handle end of a ratchet. Why??

Or if you live in the colder climates, not as freezing ass cold.:thumbup:
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-02-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 794
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Heat gun rec?

Can't beat the Wagner. $23 and made in the USA. Mine works awesome.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004TUCV/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-02-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 470
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Screwdriver handles on the handle end of a ratchet. Why??

Comfort. My hands cramp up and hurt like hell if clenched around a wrench or ratchet for too long (those situations where you can only get 1/8 a turn at most before having to reposition). That...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-28-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 65,509
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: The Truck Tool Equivalents Thread - Gathering Data

ATD seems to be the major re-brander of the overseas knock off tools, in identical cases.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-27-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,764
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: The Truck Tool Equivalents Thread 2.0 - Expanded with Part Numbers

Thanks for the info. I'll have to look into some part numbers to get on the list.:thumbup:


I looked into this a bit, and I believe the ATD and Nesco sets are overseas made vs the USA made Irwin...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-26-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 735
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Good deal on Snap On Box?

My thoughts exactly!:lol:
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-25-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,581
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Ratcheting wrenches???

This is the best reason there is to have them, especially when you hit the point your hands cramp up after spending so much time resetting the wrench.

Cut a ton of time off of having to spin the...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-25-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 760
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Code Readers

Autel MaxiScan MS310
Worth every penny. So far I've had no issue with manufacturer specific codes, clearing CEL, or the live data reading. Paid for itself first use, and in your budget....
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-25-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,390
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Any experience with MAC wrenches?

Love the original Knuckle Savers, my favorite feeling wrenches besides my Williams SuperCombos. My hands really don't like overly thin wrench beams (that's why I sold my Snap-On set)

Haven't...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-24-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Inexpensive Amp Clamp for automotive

Best bang for the buck. I've used the hell out of mine for starter and alternator cables, and it has been great in every situation. Great supplemental tool to go with my Fluke. Also works great...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 07-24-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,146
Views: 312,123
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Modifications to the HF 4 and 5 drawer service carts - what changes have you made

Goo Gone. Used it for years working in a shop refurbishing appliances. Best thing on the market for getting layers of stickers off of refrigerators without leaving a mark on the paint.

Peeled my...
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