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Forum: General Tool Discussion Today, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: 3/8" drive torque wrench

Husky USA at Home Depot. Same torque wrench Matco sells at a fraction of the cost.

Husky: $74.97
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-3-8-in-Click-Torque-Wrench-H3DTW/202916179

Matco: $292.50...
Forum: General Tool Discussion Today, 01:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 229
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: 1/2" torque wrench

Can't go wrong with the Husky USA. As stated, same wrench Matco sells at a fraction of the cost.


Rubber comfort grip, don't know if it's the same grip under it....
Forum: General Tool Discussion Yesterday, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Cripe Distributing

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=233179
Forum: General Tool Discussion Yesterday, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 490
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Craftsman's new roto-ratchet thing: ROTO/YANKEE, Ratchet/Driver monstrosity

There was a post on this over a week ago, linking to the ToolGuyd writeup on it.
http://garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=243178&highlight=craftsman+mach+ratchet
Forum: General Tool Discussion Yesterday, 01:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 449
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Why is my electric motor SMOKING after clean and lube???

Phosgene Gas - Used in chemical warfare during WWI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phosgene

OP:
Like has been said, open it back up and visually inspect everything again. If there is any binding,...
Forum: General Tool Discussion Yesterday, 12:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Trying to choose a stubby - Facom, Nepros, SO

Best price for the quality out there. Use mine all the time.
Gearwrench Stubby (60 Tooth, Made in Taiwan) - $14.50 shipped ...
Forum: General Tool Discussion Yesterday, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 794
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Flex-head ratchets vs Universal Joints

My Gearwrench 84T flex heads are my go to ratchets. GW uses a detent ball to hold the head at the angle you set it to. One of those tools that you don't realize how useful they really are until you...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-15-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Gearwrench question

KD was bought and everything they sold has now been re-branded as Gearwrench or Matco. Everything I've seen (or bought) from that line has still been Taiwan

The Taiwan line of Gearwrench is...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-14-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Gearwrench question

More than likely.

I'm really hoping they drop the China versions of tools (maybe after Sears finally croaks), now that they're trying to enter the tool truck market....
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-14-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Gearwrench question

As far as I know, they don't officially label it as such. Most of their products are still Taiwan, but some styles of ratcheting wrenches they sell have Chinese versions available as well. There...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-14-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 976
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Long impact extension? 24-inch or 36-inch?

Yup, one of these will do you great.
SK is a good price on Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00061SNGQ/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=1ICJXHEH96XHL&coliid=I15I0ZYV8903SQ
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-14-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Gearwrench question

The "consumer grade" Gearwrench in most of the chain stores is Chinese (Like the 5 piece flex sets that are always on holiday sales at Sears), but Taiwan is still available. It can just be a toss up...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-14-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 734
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Gearwrench question

Did you mail it in to Gearwrench, or did you exchange it at Sears?
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-14-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 48,257
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show me your HF toolbox!

Very, very cool to know that these are available. Luckily I have an old Snap-On box as a top box, so I'm already used to non-matching shades of red.:D

Thanks for being the lab rat showing how you...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-13-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Does anyone know a cheaper source for a 15 piece KD tools GearPliers Set?

Not if you request actual shipping. Cripe has it listed high, but if you commit to buy and ask for the actual total, they drop it to actual shipping. I've had orders that said it would be $25...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-13-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Does anyone know a cheaper source for a 15 piece KD tools GearPliers Set?

Cripe has a set that is just the spark plug boot pullers for $24, not sure if you can find the other pieces to add on since the case is the same.
...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-12-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,288
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Tool advice for newbie techs....?

Spent a portion of my childhood in Port Townsend, and some time in Seattle. Feels good to be back in the general region again; Even if inland and not Pacific.:thumbup:
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-12-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 236,214
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Modifications to the HF 4 and 5 drawer service carts - what changes have you made

Don't worry, some folks get worked up about it. I have a Snappy badge on my 4-drawer for my own liking. Snap-On dealer didn't even notice it wasn't the real deal, same with everyone in the...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-12-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,288
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Tool advice for newbie techs....?

:lol: No kidding!

East or West WA? I've kept an eye on jobs in Spokane/Spokane Valley, but the commute might kill any decent wages.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-12-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,712
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Which tool line would you buy out of these

Can't go wrong with the Williams hard handle screwdrivers. I picked up this set, and couldn't be happier:
http://www.toolsdelivered.com/Williams-100P-19MD-Hand-Tools-Screwdrivers-Driver-Sets
...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-12-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,712
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Which tool line would you buy out of these

Here you go.:thumbup:

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=136120

EDIT: Looks like that thread will need an update on the front page one of these days. Seeing as Proto makes the...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-12-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,712
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Which tool line would you buy out of these

You can't go wrong with industrial brands for hardline tools without the insane markup; Williams USA/Taiwan (Snap-On/Blue Point), Proto (MAC), Armstrong/Gearwrench/KD (Matco).

SK makes awesome...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-12-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12,396
Views: 4,012,118
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Let's see your toolbox.

Still loving mine so far. Just need to get it better organized. Not used to having so much space to fill.:D
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-12-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 957
Views: 236,214
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Modifications to the HF 4 and 5 drawer service carts - what changes have you made

I used a Sunex prybar holder for the larger handles.

Planning on doing the same as this post earlier in this thread to fit my Craftsman Pro & Sk screwdrivers in my 4 drawer:...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-12-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,288
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Tool advice for newbie techs....?

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. We border Washington state, where the cost of living is WAY higher, so the pay here is much better than anywhere else in the state.

That and I've been searching more in...
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