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Forum: General Tool Discussion Today, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20,190
Views: 3,072,424
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show your new tool arrivals

Ha! You beat me out on that one.:lol:
Been bidding on the last few that have been up on eBay. Want a 1/4" to go with my SK roto coming in the mail.
Forum: General Tool Discussion Yesterday, 11:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,072
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: "Metric" countries question

That was a good chuckle to wake up to.:lol:


Starrett offers a pack of freebies that include some nice conversion cards (fraction, decimal & Metric), and poster for free. Keep mine in my drawer...
Forum: General Tool Discussion Yesterday, 11:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,263
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Lisle tool company

Thanks for getting the info from Lisle, OP. Was wondering about the "Trees" in the drive end when I bought a set for my last job.

I mentioned in another thread, I was more surprised to see guys...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-20-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: who makes strongest air hammer

Don't know what models you're looking at, but make sure to go with a long barrel. Had my Matco branded kit for 5 years or so now, and it still will knock loose anything I throw at it.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-20-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,169
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Roto ratchets

Same Taiwan made 100 tooth as Cornwell and Carlyle.

I just recently became a Roto convert, decided to give it a shot with a Taiwan made Kobalt for $16 from Cripe Distributing. It's a really nice...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-20-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: How on earth do eBay sellers make a profit selling craftsman tools and socket...

Anything over 12oz moves from First Class up to Priority Mail/Flat Rate which starts at $5. The weight adds up pretty quick. Even shipping First Class Usually runs $2-4.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-19-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 92,344
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: The Truck Tool Equivalents Thread - Gathering Data

Just added the NAPA & MAC numbers to the 2.0 thread.:thumbup:
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=249851

Double Flaring Tool Set - Wilde 250DF, Snap-On TF5A, MAC FT158B, NAPA 41860
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-19-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,618
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: CALLING ALL AUTO TECHS. Advice needed please.

That is the world of corporate auto work. It won't get any better. As stated above, get into an indy shop, or another career.

Good on you for taking longer to do the work right, and not just...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-19-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 92,344
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: The Truck Tool Equivalents Thread - Gathering Data

Just updated the 2.0 thread again to make more room for all the Matco re-brands.

Feel free to contact the Mods here to see if the 2.0 thread could be switched to the "Sticky" at the top instead...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-19-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 24,338
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: The Truck Tool Equivalents Thread 2.0 - Expanded with Part Numbers

Updated:
Had to move Cornwell tools crossovers to the same post as Craftsman, Proto & SK because of the amount of Matco re-brands that I could no longer fit in the original post, so I had to split...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-19-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: 1/4 impact gear wrench or grey pneumatic

Faster work vs using a ratchet, while not beating the shit out of a nice chrome set.
Takes no time at all to tear down the whole front of an engine to do a timing belt, or valve covers, intake...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-18-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: 1/4 impact gear wrench or grey pneumatic

That Gearwrench set is easily one of the best purchases I've made. Had them for years now and they are still great with daily use. Sidewalls aren't much thicker than my Williams & Snap-On 1/4"...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-18-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 608
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: quality small roll pin punches

Not sure how small the OP was looking for, but this is an excellent set.
http://store.harryepstein.com/cp/PinPunches/RS906.html
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-18-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 20,190
Views: 3,072,424
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show your new tool arrivals

I just got mine a couple of weeks ago. Only 36 teeth (old Snap-On style), but insanely smooth with very little back drag. Was worried the overall 8" length would be excessive, but has been great. ...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-17-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Alternative to tool truck ratchets?

Warranty the Gearwrench. Buy the Armstrongs. If for some reason you don't like the 60T Armstrong, put the 84T kit from the Gearwrench in them. Apex ratchets can interchange between the 60T, 84T &...
Forum: ★★ Hot Deals ★★ 12-16-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,802
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Dewalt 36"Top Box 125$. Perfect fit on HF 44"lower

IIRC that's what the black circles in the back of the top compartment are (in the OP's original picture). Rubber openings to pass electrical cords through.
Forum: ★★ Hot Deals ★★ 12-15-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,802
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Dewalt 36"Top Box 125$. Perfect fit on HF 44"lower

Damn, some rough critics on here!:spit:

There's a reason I didn't post any pics of my 26" CM roller with a MAC side locker and a 31" Snap-On top balanced on it.

OP: I'm with you that it...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-15-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Side cabinet on 26" toolbox??

I have a MAC side locker on my ancient Craftsman box, and have had no issues with wheeling it around the shop, but I stay very aware of what goes into it, and to keep all of my heavy stuff in the...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-14-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 991
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Freebie generator.

Check that the engine turns by hand and that there is compression. Drain the fuel out and fill with premium. Check and gap the plug, adjust the valves, and it should fire right up. Check voltage...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-13-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,618
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: diesel techs, lets see your boxes

Very cool. I'll have to throw something like that together.:thumbup:
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-13-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20,190
Views: 3,072,424
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Show your new tool arrivals

I bought that SAE set a couple of months back (and then promptly quit my job I would have used them at). Haven't had the chance to use them, but after I opened them up, it looks like they're a piece...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-13-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 211
Views: 44,618
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: diesel techs, lets see your boxes

What are you using for a creeper hanger?
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-12-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,904
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: 1/2 " Impact Wrench

I would go with cordless. Get the biggest available in the 20v line and call it good. With air you'll be limited to the tank and how much time it takes to fill. I have a nail gun tank that can...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-12-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,304
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Craftsman Professional Screwdrivers...are back???

As far as I know, the Husky Pro screwdrivers have only been the clear handled CM clones from Western Forge. Unless you were talking about the older black handled CM Pros...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-12-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,385
Posted By ihateminimumwage
Re: Armstrong question

Armstrong is just all the USA made Apex stuff under one name. Just about everything has a crossover with Craftsman, Matco, Gearwrench (torque wrenches), and the Danaher/Apex era USA Kobalt.

As...
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