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What is the most satisfying tool to use and why is it ratchet?
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hand planer
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The most satisfying tool by far is that one you bought and never actually needed until that day came when it was the only way to do something.

And as for ratchet type tools, I love pic related, since each one has four sizes.
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Here are the most satisfying tools:

A screwdriver - when you tighten a screw into plastic and you feel it get tight and stop rather than stripping

A drill - when you use digital calipers to perfectly measure the center, mark it with a punch, and see the hole came out perfectly center even though you free-handed it

A soldering iron - when you twist wires together, coat it with flux, put a drop of solder on the tip of the iron, touch it to the joint, and watch as the solder seeps into the crevaces of the wires.

A dremel - literally anything
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>>1409537

>that day came when it was the only way to do something.

nut splitters. the first time you use one, it's amazing how well they work, without damaging the threads at all.

I wonder how many of these Bepis the nut killer has.
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>>1409540
>Soldering Iron
Hell yeah
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>>1409540
I'm sure that soldering iron description wasn't meant to be sexual but I still got a boner from it so thanks for that I guess.
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>>1409544
Honestly I debate buying one every time I’m at Northern Tool. But it’s usesless for my lugnut dilemma.

>>1409531
Impact guns are bretty gud.
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>>1409531
Nothing like feeling the click as you torque a bolt
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Yeah, when the fucker won't undo and you have to go for a breaker sure is satisfying.
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This thread is satisfying
>torque wrench
check
>ratchet
check
>soldering iron
check check check

Pressure gauges are up there
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>>1409591
>Pressure gauges are up there

how are they satisfying to use
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Good wire strippers are wonderful
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>>1409531
>Pressing out a stuck bushing/pin with 100t of force after trying all other available options

A ratchet cant even come close
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>>1409637
Forgot picture
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>>1409634
>Good wire strippers are wonderful

these things are incredible. they almost always work flawlessly, from tiny wire wrap wire to 14 gauge, even with weird shielding and such.

>>1409638

If you have access to that, what were "all other available options" that you wasted time on?
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>>1409641
>14 gauge,

eek. pic related says as big as 10 gauge. but doesn't claim as tiny as wire wrap, which is 28 or 30, but it strips it fine for me, only occasionally breaking the conductor.
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For me it's the tubing cutter. It's so satisfying to tighten it, twist around a few turn and see the two pieces just pop off without any force. I especially like cutting copper with it.
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>>1409641

those are nice but if you do aerospace work they aren't allowed because they can damage the insulation and/or the conductors. you have to use pic related, which glows red hot when you gently clamp down, then you rotate the wire back and forth, and the insulation slides right off.
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>>1409647

yes. but for those really tight places...
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>>1409531
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>>1409598
Good feels to see the pressure going up.
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>>1409647
Question: I see these tube cutters priced all over the place, from as cheap as $5. Let’s say I’m looking at one that goes maybe 1” or 2” wide, how much would a nigga have to spend on one that isn’t dull as shit and useless after 2 cuts? There’s no way the blades on the $3 models will last any longer than 5min if I’m cutting anything harder than PVC.
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>>1409641
Hammer>Air hammer>Air hammer + Heat> Tiger Tool with up to 1” impact. Mostly applies to king pins and a few other niche jobs since dropping the axel is usually needed to utilize the press.
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>>1409660
>one that isn’t dull as shit and useless after 2 cuts? There’s no way the blades on the $3 models will last any longer than 5min if I’m cutting anything harder than PVC.

hardened steel can cut copper pipes all day long. they aren't for pvc anyway.

where's your tripcode, or are you an IMPOSTER.
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>>1409664
>Mostly applies to king pins

ahh. my 65 needs king pins but it's such a pain in the ass I keep pretending the play is acceptable.
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>>1409660
>dull
if you do get a cheap one you can sharpen it with a file
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>>1409666
Checked

>>1409678
So that’s a tool that should last some use even with a mid-low range tool? I was just at Lowe’s too, shoulda browsed. Pipe cutter is one of the things a little lower down my list.

I would probably get more use out of pic related since most of the time I’m messing with pipes, it’s the goddamn sprinklers again and that’s just little pvc. Until now I have hit it with a hacksaw but it’s annoying and the cuts aren’t as clean.
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>>1409531
That's not a big fuckin hammer...
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Hearing a 1" air gun slapping on dump truck lugnuts has to be my favourite sound.
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>>1409531
Shit dude is that a pic of Ron Swanson?
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>>1409535
Yeah but a plane that is even slightly dull will jitter and that is not satisfying.
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>>1409815

And what is your point?
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>>1409833

that the other guy failed to say "a hand plane in good condition".

for that matter, everyone in this fucking thread needs to fix their damned posts and make it clear that they're not referring to broken pieces of worn-out shit.

god I hate this board some times.
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>>1409835
A ratchet that isn’t broken*
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>>1409837

THANK YOU!

Ok, everyone else. See how easy that was? Now hop to it!
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>>1409835
>>1409837
>>1409840


Yeah but even ratchet in good condition is a shitty welding rod.
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>>1409531
welder
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>>1409531
I like using files. Something so satisfying to just relax and sit there shaping away, bringing up that shine.
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>>1409893
>I like using files

files are no good if they have been abused.
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>>1409647
Oh, baby.
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>>1409641
>Awg 12 to 22
>not Awg 7 to 28
i know, those Klein get shilled hard on jewtube
But there are serious better options out there, in terms of weight, usability and range
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>mfw labeling anything
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>>1409977
>not using stencil cartridges to acid etch your labels
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>>1409537

>The most satisfying tool by far is that one you bought and never actually needed until that day came when it was the only way to do something.

That's offset screwdrivers for me.
Had them for over a year before I truly needed them the first time.
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>>1410011
I didn't know these existed
I'm not sure i want to know what you used them for
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>>1410026
They throw them in every big screwdriver set. I have never used one. Probably half a dozen laying around my garage.
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>>1410011
Bro..... these were redesigned to be so much better...


Lighting an oxy acetylene torch is pretty good... but for absolute orgasm in tool form I’d say using a Ramset is where it’s at
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>>1409906
Dull files are just super fine cut, anon.
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>>1409531
The most satisfying tool I use is the potter's wheel. Use of it is the most nuanced and tactile of all rotational machines. Runners up are shovels and hatchets. I find moving earth and chopping wood deeply satisfying.
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>>1410041
Nope way to large head on the ratcheting ones.
When you need these you have no space to play with.
The offset from pbswiss and stahlwille are the best I've found.

>>1410036
The ones I've seen thrown with the big screwdriver sets are usually trash
to long head, mixed phil and slotted or even two slotted and both turning the same way.

pic related

>>1410026
Adjustment screws behind panels that have hard access and badly placed bleeder screws.
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>>1410226
I have a set of these. its satisfying when you have the right tool for the job.
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I like my rivet nut setter best in this regard. The work requires multiple steps, the feel is solid and high quality, and you can sense exactly when the nut is properly set. I alwasy love it when I get to use it occasionally. I even made a video because I like it so much:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3YuyJ1CsqE
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>>1410226
If you don’t have enough space for the head then you don’t have space to turn the non ratcheting type
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>>1409667
Just keep packing in more grease
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>>1409965
I use my at least 7 years nearly every day.
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>>1409531

Not to take away from OP's thread but i'm pretty sure that's the worst ratchet ever produced. I worked at a chain auto parts store and we had a tub of these things in front of the register for $1.99 - had a 24 tooth mechanism, the rubber grip could slide off easily, and it was made of cast metal (not steel) which made shearing the square 3/8" drive part clean off surprisingly easy when removing battery terminals. There was also about a 25% chance the forward/reverse selector didn't work.

Pretty sure it was held together by the chrome plating alone.
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>>1410555
Here's a pic of my sweetie.
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>>1409535
This. But it was to be an old Stanley. At least pre war maybe older, tuned and flattened with a Ron Hock iron installed. Heavy like a 4-1/2 or a number 6,7, or 8. The sound it makes as you peel of shavings you can see through. Nirvana.
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>>1409531
These are pretty fun too.
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>>1409835
You're autistic or retarded.
Tools in good condition is to be assumed, it isn't some glaring omission.
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Very well spent 120€
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>>1410560
Does anybody actually use round head ratchets? SK still makes good ones, but every other round head I have used was a huge piece of shit and they just fall apart. Can’t tell if SK is the one person to do it right or they’re holding on to an old meme while the others got it right.

Teardrop for life.
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>>1410026
Used to work on a submarine. These fuckers came in real handy in a tight spot. Never actually enjoyed using them though.
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>>1410575
Just bought one at a garage sale not too long ago
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>>1409650
Reminds me of a very crude version of this gem which I used to operate when I worked in telecoms:

https://youtu.be/5MjhhlCsknc
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>>1409531
Had like pic related for like 10 years untill it broke. I have bought proper tools now since back then i was just a dumb kid.
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>>1409531
What is a good tool brand for
>car work
>electric work
>carpentry
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>>1410792
Würth
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This little gift from God, this has saved my ass more times than it should've. Always carry it on me and when I need it I never regret buying it, fits in your shirt pocket.
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>>1410792
>Milwaukee
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>>1410825
Milwaukee hand tools are a meme. They look decent but it’s all like 50% more expensive than stuff from other well known brands of the same quality just so you can get that red label.
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>>1409531
>What is the most satisfying tool to use

The one that is well designed and easy to use for the job it was intended for.

Notables:
Foredom rotary tool
Dial Calipers
High quality/antique hand planer
Squeeze-O Strainer
Splitting maul
Wood chipper
Wire bending jig

>>1409835
Top kek.

>>1410576
Deepest irony.
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>>1409531
>What is the most satisfying tool to use and why is it ratchet?
What is your most favorite childhood experience, and why is it the first time your dad was able to fully penetrate your anus at the age of 6?
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>>1411154
>tfw you’re wife’s son is 4 years old and you can only give him the tip
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>>1411159
I'm not bepis.
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A scribe.There’s something marginally rewarding about fitting something to a fucked up wall.
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BBBRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR
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>>1411163
Oh, shit!
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>>1410581

SK makes a damn fine round head and even some of the chinese rh's are perfectly serviceable.

Round head ratchets really aren't to bad in general assuming they're decent to begin with.
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>>1409937
Oh man the clicking sound that thing makes in reverse gets me every time...
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>>1411176
I’m sure the SK ones are good. They have only been around for generations. The cheap ones are just some press fit bullshit and will pop apart with any real use and go straight to the trash.
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>>1410849

The sockets, wrenches, and pliers are overpriced harbor freight tier tools, but the screwdrivers (notably the demo set and 11 in 1) are fucking god tier for dirt cheap.
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>>1411188
I was at Home Depot the other day looking at all their pliers and they were like $30 for a set of channel locks with fancy grips while the same thing from Crescent or Channellock were $15-$20 and felt more solid. I don’t think the Milwaukee stuff is US made either, is it?

Speaking of HF, they have that new line of pliers that actually look solid. Forget the name, they all have red handles and seem solid for $10-$12. I kinda like seeing HF go along that path where they have complete Chinesium for 5% the price of good tools and then another line that will compete with the name brands for 50%-70% of the price.
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>>1411191
I believe they're branded as either Chicago or Doyle. I've been using a pair of their needle nose pliers for about 4 of 5 months and those fuckers are solid. Iirc they were like 5 bucks or so.
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>>1411459
>>1411191
It's Doyle. No play in them at all. Nice and solid pliers. Worth the money imo.
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>>1409531
You seem to be forgetting the ratchet's slutty sister that is way more fun
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Tapping a perfect hole in cast iron or chasing rusty threads after liberally applying lube, then threading that new bolt/stud in by hand with a drop of blue loctite
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>>1409531
>when you hit the nail just right
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>when da ting goes skraaa
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>>1411830
>tfw you get in framing groove and 2-shot nails like larry haun
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>>1411857
And that man is 29 years old
Hard labor really does a number on your body.
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>>1409531
You are and faggit
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>>1409641
I've got the Irwin one and it's absurdly good for thin wires. For larger wires and Romex, I still prefer a standard stripper.
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>>1409531
>t. never used a gas powered demo saw with cutoff disc to lop off an offending I beam.

Oxy torches and plasma cutters also rock. Fuck arc gouging though.
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>>1413301
I need me one of these just because. I’m a shitty mechanic which means my true calling is demo.
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BF aka humanoid forklift/bottle opener
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My caliper is still my favourite, followed closely by my tap and die(s). Something so satisfying about cutting a thread and making something fit perfectly.
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Torque-wrenching anything is satisfying for me
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>>1409531
does any company still make these with a metal knurled / checkered grip instead of smooth metal or plastic rubber crap?
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>>1413413
>My caliper is still my favourite
One on its own is kind of useless
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>>1413619
Lots of cheap ass round heads with the knurled grip but they’re trash.

SK Tools makes a good one. I have an old US made Indestro 1/2” drive ratchet with a knurled grip too.
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>>1413619
>>1413667
Gives me dirty thoughts...
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>>1410868
>>1409535
It's a "plane", not a "planer", you filthy mongrels.
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krrrrrrrk krrrrrrrrk krrrrrrk krrrrrk krrrk krrk krrk krrk krk kr- no it won't go any tighter
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Can't believe no-one has posted one of these yet.
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>>1409531
>MFW you don't own an axe
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I go the Milwaukee M12 3/8" ratchet. Thing is sex.
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>>1415081

The two handed IR impact is fucking awesome, but overkill. Frankly you'd snap off most bolts you'd use it on for around the house or on a normal car. Don't ask me how I know.
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My Sawzall with basically cut through anything. So maybe that?
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>>1415394
>Frankly you'd snap off most bolts you'd use it on for around the house or on a normal car.

I thought beeper was the destroyer of nuts and bolts around here.
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This 70 pound hammer I built in HS
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>>1415399
Fuck me I was walking thru the shop on my way out of work today and they had the 1” IR air impact laying on the ground. I wanted to take a rip with that thing.
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1000W Rust Cleaning Laser
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>>1409531
Fucking bandsaw.
I love cutting through hardened steel consistently, carefully, all the while it feeling like slicing off a pad of butter.

...even the noise is satisfying.
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>>1409647
once upon a time I used one of these to cut the handlebars on my bicycle, I flattened the blade in it, "Oops" and I put that shit right back in my buddies dad's toolbox.

I think they were odyssey 41 thermal milkbars if I remember correctly.
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>>1415691
It doesn't just clean rust, it can clean flesh as well!
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>>1415698
41 Thermal a best
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>>1410567
Do you have an amazon link or something?
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>>1409598
I use mine to fill my tires with nitrogen and not fuck around with the old style tire checker and constantly fuck with it. Set regulator to exact psi and I'm set.
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>>1415672

what the hell would a shop need this for? Are they working on industrial farm equipment ?
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>>1416012
>Are they working on industrial farm equipment ?

I take it you've never replaced the pinon shaft seal in a differential.
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>>1415823

Having a bitch of a time finding a good one. Bought one from Harbor Freight that doesn't work. The one on my compressor gun is apparently faulty too. Apparently the gauges on the ryobi inflators aren't accurate as well. I may end up just eyeing it and using the TPMS to see if it's the correct PSI.
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>>1416012
Semi trucks in our case
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>>1409531
finding just the right size precision screwdriver and getting that screw out thats almost irredeemably stripped

sony "professional" makes shit screws with the integrity of a rutabaga
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>>1415622

Just why? Lol
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Nail gun.

*Pop* *Pop* *Pop*
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these wire strippers. Any size, small, fast, takes practice. It's as satisfying as drifting.
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>>1417247
>not bypassing the saftey and shooting at things
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>>1417247

Ramset
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>>1416012
Hydraulic cylinder repair. We've got one with an 1½" drive, still can't break some nuts. That's when the 48"pipe wrench and the 12ft bar come out. If the 3 big guys in the shop can't get it to break then send it out to Patten or machine it apart in the mill or lathe depending on what it is
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But most satisfying tool would be an inverter based Tig welder. But any Tig welder is satisfying.
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>>1410567
care to share who makes that panel key? been using the standard Knipex cross one since forever
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Most satisfying tool?

Get on my level, bitches.

Get a FUCKING POT OF FIRE.
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>>1409531

when working on cars this thing makes me bust a nut.
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>>1411825

>TFW the tap snaps

There is literally nothing more stressful than trying to tap a small thread in tool steel.
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>>1409977
>ABC keyboard
I can't fucking type on these. I like the wide ones with a QWERTY board.
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>>1419065
fuck off hipster faggot.
Also dropping trees right where you intended.
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>>1409977
I still use an embossing one, they are cheap and the labels look cooler
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>>1409531
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>>1419685

Destroyed his deck though
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>>1419912
Yeah he looks pretty upset about that.
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>>1410011
why not just beat sense into the people designing the equipment
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>>1419920
Because ease of maintenance is pretty far down the list when designing shit. Function, ease of production, and cost all far outweigh ease of service-repair for most products.
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>>1411830
>>1411857
Go try to two shot a 16d with that hammer.
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>>1409531
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>>1420120

Need that for cleaning Louis Rossman's cum off the board?
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>>1409531
a chainsaw
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>>1409531
Angle grinder. So useful, cheap, and satisfying.
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>>1409531
>>1409544

When the ratchet does nothing, the breaker bar won't fit, the nut splitter half-splits the nut but again, won't fit properly in the small space between the catalytic converter mounting stud and the frame.... this bad boy did the trick. The nut splitter probably loosened it some, but of course it was somewhat mangled by then and no socket would fit, so it took this bad boy with a pointy chisel, hammering away and spinning/mangling the nut 1/6 turn at a time, to finally loosen it.
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>>1420120
These things are a pain in the ass but i also don't know of a better tool to do the job
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>>1409537
>The most satisfying tool by far is that one you bought and never actually needed until that day came when it was the only way to do something.
And then you have no fucking clue where it is, even though you kept it right next to your other tools or in your toolbox.
You try to ignore the problem but you can't, so you're forced to either buy a new one or loan one.

Whichever you do, your find the old one the minute your problem is fixed.
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>>1420733

Sucks on aluminum though.
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>>1420773
solder suckers work ok
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>>1409531
The improvised tool that works
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The best tool is the one that fits in your ass.
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>>1411170
Mah nigga

A sledgehammer is also insanely fun to use
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>>1421875
>trailer hitch
Nice. What size ball you runnin?
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>>1411748
Were you stuck buying harbor freight pliers because you spent all your cash on that fieldpiece digital manifold? Those look sweet but I do home appliance repair so no real need for super heat on cap tube systems with a defrost... that being said I wanna buy one of their new vacuum pumps... just slowly talking myself into it.
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>>1415696
I like the bandsaw.. I do not like listening to the constant “reeeeeeeeeeeeeee”
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>>1421895
There’s a Youtube video of some guy drinkin a beer claiming the $12 Doyle pliers are exactly the same thing as his old MAC pliers.

You would be suprised what you can get for the money when you’re not paying 40% markup to the retailer, 10% on advertising, and 30% in commission costs.
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>>1422064
That guy is an absolute fucking retard.
Only 1 set of pliers look similar, the other two dont even look close. But hey, they all have red handles right!
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>>1409544
I actually bought one of these things and never used it. Can't wait for the day to come.

Most satisfying tool for me would have to be a press. Pulling the handle ever so lightly and pressing a bushing in/out is a good feel.
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>>1422064

Tool truck lemmings are the biggest faggots on the planet.
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>>1422242
Yeah I made it about 20 seconds in until he cracked his beer. I believe that some stuff comes from the same factories in Asia, and those Doyle pliers look good for the money and would sell for twice as much at Home Depot with a different name on them, but I do not believe that his 8 year old MAC pliers and the brand new Doyle pliers are the same thing.

>>1422272
I think there’s a use for it but the prices are outrageous. They will let you buy shit on credit which is cool I guess. It all depends how much your time is worth. For dudes who make a living with those tools, the peace of mind and convenience might be worth paying tool truck prices (on certain stuff) but there’s a lot of young mechanics going into debt so they can keep up with the other guys in the shop and have the best Snap-On box and that’s retarded.
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>>1409647
these are god send for cutting steerer tubes on a fork. Hoever the blade always fuckes up, it needs a bigger better blade.

Have never found one when looking about, they are all the same chinkshit.
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>>1409531
I think you mean a torque wrench, that click when you know its not too tight and not too loose, its just right.
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>>1417236
because the 60lb sledge hammer is for pussies.
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satisfying as fuck
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Okay but have you ever bucked a countersunk rivet to make a helicopter look purdy
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I found this ideal stripmaster at my first job under a heap of garbage tucked away in a corner of an unused section of the business. I had no idea that such tools existed and it sort of began my collection. It claims 8 awq to 22.
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>>1423396
no but i buck brazier heads on trailers often and it is not satisfying at all. i can pop shave head rivets all day and not get tired of it though
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>>1423827
>Or chiseling rivet heads off in one hit
Classic
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>>1409531
Anything used as a getto hammer
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>>1423641
adjustable or replaceable blades? jelly
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>>1413410
Hate these things. I had to rent one to cut a slot in a concrete driveway. Every other saw I've ever used rotates away from me. From a worm drive 7-1/4 circular saw to 16-1/2 inch beam saw. So the blade cuts coming up out of the work, pulling the saw down, and the waste is thrown away from me.

This thing cuts the other way around. So it tries to lift itself out of the cut and sprays crap all over me.
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>>1410870
this anon knows whats up
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A makita reciprocating saw, the one you can use one handed.
There's nothing better than cutting a piece of conduit quick and clean with one of those fuckers
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>>1424681
Are they all like that? There has to be a reason for it.
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>>1424681
>>1424824
you're not meant to be in the path of a circular saw. you're meant to stand to the side of it. like, so when the blade or a tooth detaches it fires in a path that you are not in.

crosscut saws spray backwards. rip saw blades do not point back towards you.

>>1413410
how did it manage to overcome the force of the lubricant to spray concrete dust at you? every time ive ever used them they're always hooked up to a hose that cools the blade and prevents me from breathing a cloud of rock dust.
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>>1419918

He now has plenty of wood to fix it.
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An eletromagnetic bearing heater, just to see the bearing slowly sliding down on the shaft with a perfect clearance. Hnggg
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>>1425211
he was going to have to fix the deck anyhow, seeing as it has this big stump sticking out of it.
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>>1410581
I have a used round head 1-1/2" ratchet that i got with a set of tractor hub sockets for $30. now i can remove any hub nut. i use it like a breaker bar its so long. its like 700mm long its even more rigid than any breaker bar you can buy. so yeah, round head ratchets are nice.
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>>1410868
what is that? balsa or something? it breaks like paddle pop wood.
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>>1419682
Abc keyboards are always put in to make my life harder
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>>1410567
>wire strippers dont have a sniper scope attached
Why live
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>>1425338
>interference fit requiring heat
>sliding it on slowly

pick one
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>>1410581
Gray makes one hell of a nice round head.
Not sure who actually makes it for them, mine has USA stamped in the handle.
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Love this fucker




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