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Whats your favorite TOOL?

Post by pdgriesse » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:08 pm

Heres mine---pocket size crescent wrench that really works! I carry it in my pocket on all "T" outings---Paul
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Post by RustyFords » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:31 pm

That's a neat little wrench...may have to get me one of those.
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Post by Ruxstel24 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:41 pm

That's not a metric crescent wrench is it ? :D

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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:20 pm

I think my favorite changes according to what I happen to be doing.
The inevitable often happens.
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Post by DLodge » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:34 pm

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:41 pm
That's not a metric crescent wrench is it?
Dave, it's from Sweden, so it must be. :D


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Post by hpetrino » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:15 pm

Mt favorite and most useful tool:
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Post by DanTreace » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:31 pm

Henry

Must admit my BFH is always useful, BUT.....
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The most favorite is SHORTY , as he is really nice to whack in tight spots, and rather safe around the more delicate Model T pieces and parts :lol:
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Post by Ruxstel24 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:35 pm

I like to see what I'm smacking with the hammer... :?
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Post by Tim Rogers » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:46 pm

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Post by GJScholz » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:03 pm

I like Tims. :D
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Post by Jim_PTC_GA » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:23 pm

20,000 RPM rotary air tool. Love it so much I have 2 of them.
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Post by RustyFords » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:27 pm

I use my Dremel tool with its various attachments all the time.

I've worn out two of them in the last 20 years....on my third now. I graduated to the fancy quick-change attachments recently.
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Post by Cliffy » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:31 pm

If it doesn't fit get a bigger hammer! :-)


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Post by Allan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:45 pm

Mine is a same brand earlier model of Pauls shifter. It's well pocket polished. I had occasion to produce it at a T club meeting to fix a chair and the comment was, "Who carries a 4" shifter in their pocket?:" My reply was, "Doesn't everyone?"

I have a collection of some 60 different brands of 4" shifters. If anyone else is into collecting them, I have some to trade for others I don't yet have.

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Re: Whats your favorite TOOL?

Post by pdgriesse » Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:58 pm

I like the term "shifter"----better than "cresent wrench"! Thanks for sharing the term---I`ll use it whenever possible!!! paul

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Post by Duey_C » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:02 pm

I'm with Dave, I carry my Mini Maglite in my pocket at all times. :)
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Ewww! Gross! Ya ya ya. :lol: Unless I steal a new one from the drawer when Maw ain't lookin. Heck, I have two used ones in that drawer!
Gotta clean the gunk out of the drain once in awhile ya-know. The new ones are in a package, the new ones are in a package.
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Post by E THOMAS » Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:20 pm

I have exactly the same 4" Bahco Crecent wrench for pocket carry. I got mine in Sweden in 1975 when I was working on a farm for the summer. The term "Crecent wrench" is the proper term for this pattern of spanner, as the Crecent company first produced them. The British and commonwealth call them a "shifter" but that would apply to the King Dick type wrench, which is different and only works on Whitworth fasteners.

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Post by TFan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:46 pm

Have been carrying one of these tools in my pocket most of my life. I would have to say it's my favorite. As for regular type tools it would be a toss up between my welder or lathe. Jim
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Post by Mindless Automaton » Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:33 pm

I like that one, i have one like it in my car right now. I also can't figure out how people live without a swiss army knife. Have one in my pocket as i type this.
Weird thing is i first thought of my screwdriver that has cracks & snapped & welding up again 5 times.


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Post by Allan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:33 pm

Eric, Paul's 4" shifter is a late model type with angular head and jaws marked with a scale for size of opening. Your 1975 model will have a rounded head. Previous models had parallel sIded handles. The annoying thing is they changed the direction of the screw to open the jaws with each change of style. They are still the best quality ones I have found.

I have a collection of more than 60 different brands of 4" shifters. If anyone is as silly as me and has some to trade, I have some duplicates of brands not likely to be found in the USA.

Bahco would dispute that Crescent Tools were the inventor of these type of shifters. Their larger sizes carry the message "Invented by Bahco Sweeden in 1892" This may well be another example of a good idea being claimed in another jurisdiction and adopted as their own. When we were in Disneyland in the 1990's we came across some decorative cast aluminium seats which were a direct copy of the four seasons seat designed and produced in the Eagle Foundry here in my home town of Gawler in the late 1800's. Then we saw some more in Taos, New Mexico in 2010 As far as crescent being the correct term to describe these, this is largely due to common usage than definition, just as Hoover has become the designation for vacuum cleaners, and here in Australia, ESKY [for Eskimo] is used to describe all cool boxes. We use the universal term shifter.

King Dick shifters are made for Whitworth fittings. Bahco make shifters for metric, A/F, and Whitworth. The Whitworth ones ar hard to find.

Allan from down under.

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Post by JP_noonan » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:01 pm

Have never used it on my T directly, and hopefully will never need to, but this in my mind is one of the best tools i own. :D
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Post by Bill Robinson » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:12 pm

This is the cat's MEOW! Keith Barrier put us guys in the Magneto University on to it. Great tool- and hard to find anything to do the job of removing the flywheel bolts any better. It's a Blackhawk 4422
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Re: Whats your favorite TOOL?

Post by Doug Keppler » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:52 am

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A bent long box wrench worked amazingly, just had to grind the box end thinner to access the bolts
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Post by Ruxstel24 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:59 am

Doug Keppler wrote:
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:52 am
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A bent long box wrench worked amazingly
I have an extra set of HF wrenches for just such occasions ! :D


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Post by got10carz » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:56 am

Mine is the one between my ears, so I can reason out what I see to correct the problem.

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Post by twrenn » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:09 am

I'm like Tim Rogers...except mine is an ICE CREAM SPOON. (sorry, no pic available!) :lol:
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