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Duncan

The Cool Tools Thread

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Duncan    741

No....not that kind of tool.....

The "how do I get this old rubber hose off" thread reminded me about this idea.....so here it is, the cool tool thread.

What are the odd/unusual/invaluable tools you use!

Here is the opening item....

What: Hose Pliers

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For: Saving your knuckles! Gets most hoses off, and after 20 years they can be damn hard to budge! Vacuum hoses, coolant hoses, breather hoses you name it.

From: Got mine from the tool guy that came to the show n shine....probably need to find a specialist tools shop

Cost: About $30

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SECURITY    16

what: circlip pliers

for: getting the circlip that holds your gudgeon pins in, to get your pistons off your rods (without one id imagine the circlip would fly into the mystical place in your garage where things go missing for no reason).

from: most major auto stores, ebay, or in my case - mates tool box.

cost: $10 to $30.

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Craved    7

What : deburing tool

For: removing burs from edges - mostly useful for metalworking - clear out burs on insides of pipes when cut

From : boltshops,toolshop and jaycar

Cost : $10

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Craved    7

What : wire stripper /cutter

For : quick stripping of wire ends : these things are Awesome as they make wiring up anything so much faster than a blade or pair of side cutters - zero wire penetration.

from : jaycar

Cost: $30

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Cassbo    378

Ratchet spanners! 'cause using an ordinary ring spanner is shit :(

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I bought a 10 pce set (10mm to 19mm) from Blackwoods through work for around $160 around 4 years ago :D

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slothvr4    0

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What: Snap on hose clamp pliers

For: those damn hose clamps that are in stupid place where normal sized hands and/or pliers cant go

From: snap on as far as i know

Cost: Snap on lol

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Aggroman    447

What: My snap on swivel head ratchet.. Because being stuck at 90 degrees is lame..

For: Using sockets on whatever angle u see fit

From: Snap On, Got it when i was a panel beater 5 or so years ago

Price: about $100 I think but f*k me it was worth it

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TiTAN    860

What: Spanner ends that go on a ratchet

For: Undoing bastard nuts/bolts that a socket wont fit and is too tight / not enough room for a full size spanner to fit onto

From: I didnt buy them, specialty tool shop of some sort as a best guess.

Price: wouldnt have a clue, they dont belong to me

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Duncan    741
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  • wow didn't this catch on overnight!

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    What: Snap on hose clamp pliers

    For: those damn hose clamps that are in stupid place where normal sized hands and/or pliers cant go

    From: snap on as far as i know

    Cost: Snap on lol

    I've got no idea how that works but I am almost certain I need it! Sooo many hose clamps in hard or impossible places on a skyline.

    Got some pics or vids of someone using it?

    I have another one everyone needs.....

    What: 14mm stubby ratchet spanner

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    For: Top and bottom starter motor bolt. Just enough space to turn them easily. And if the top bolt is too tight for a stubby ratchet to undo loop a piece of rope around the end and pull down - gives you about a meter of leverage.

    From: Pretty much any brand

    Cost: about $100 for a set depending on brand, you really only need 1 for about $10-15

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    Doobs    4

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    What: Ball joint-Tie rod removal tool

    For: Removing Tie rod ends

    From: Supershit Auto

    Price: $30 from memory

    Saves alot of pain and time.

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    slothvr4    0
    wow didn't this catch on overnight!

    I've got no idea how that works but I am almost certain I need it! Sooo many hose clamps in hard or impossible places on a skyline.

    Got some pics or vids of someone using it?

    umm i cant find any but its pretty simple to use...its got a jaw at the end of it which u place on your hose clamp, then once the jaw is on the clamp you just squeeze the handle and it closes the jaws and loosing the clamp. then the handle has a lock on it so it wont spring back out so you can put the handle down and get both hands in to pull the clamp off

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    S13Deviat    3

    What: Manetic Pick-up tool

    For: Getting that bast**d nut or bolt or washer that has fallen down into the never never land of the engine bay

    From: Anywhere automotive

    Price: $10 to $30 depending on specs

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    FLN75S    6

    Hitachi impact drill

    Perfect for changing tyres in the middle of a stage and it not taking 5minutes to get the wheel nuts off.

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    zebra    3,091

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    Claw Hammer - Perfect for fixing just about anything lol

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    zebra    3,091

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    Castor/Camber Guage - Great for setting up your race car without having to load it on the trailer and taking it to the local bob jane and hoping they give you what you asked for.

    Price - around $300

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    Cassbo    378
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    Claw Hammer - Perfect for fixing just about anything lol

    Goes hand and hand with

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    SiNNO    39

    Is this counted as a tool? :)

    Helps me alot in my poorly lit garage lol

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