• Welcome to SAU Community

    Welcome to SAU Community, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of SAU Community by signing in or creating an account.

    • Start new topics and reply to others
    • Subscribe to topics and forums to get email updates
    • Get your own profile page, build reputation and make new friends
    • Send personal messages to other members.
    • See fewer ads!

    Consider joining our newsletter for the latest content updates

    Click here to register


Duncan

The Cool Tools Thread

Recommended Posts

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

vh479.jpg

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Internal-or-External-Circlip-Pliers-22192596888.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

productLarge_3735.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

productLarge_7240.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

silv12pceflexset794336.jpg

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

61945.JPG

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

post-snaponswivel.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

05062010125.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

wow didn't this catch on overnight!

61945.JPG

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

t2991.jpg

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

post-27730-1276724178_thumb.png

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

magnetic-pickup-tools1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hitachi impact drill

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

hitachi-wr18dl-18-volt-lithium-ion-cordless-impact-wrench.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

claw-hammer.jpg

Claw Hammer - Perfect for fixing just about anything lol

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

56-130__16438_zoom.jpg

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
claw-hammer.jpg

Claw Hammer - Perfect for fixing just about anything lol

Goes hand and hand with

cable_tie.jpg

Gaff_tape.jpg

wd-40-br69235874.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this counted as a tool? :)

Helps me alot in my poorly lit garage lol

P1280014.JPGLg26WattFluoWorkLight.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now