Any of you all love tools?

raggie33

*the raggedier*
Joined
Aug 11, 2003
Messages
10,551
Ps im sorry if i slip out of my box every few months . if im not allowed to do so. Ill stop . so do any of u all love tools? This time of year is great becuase both lowes and homedepot put there cordless tools on sale . both hacve great tools but kobalt has brushless tools on sale
 

richbuff

Well-known member
Supporter
Joined
Nov 21, 2014
Messages
2,111
Location
Prescott Az
Ps im sorry if i slip out of my box every few months . if im not allowed to do so. Ill stop . so do any of u all love tools? This time of year is great becuase both lowes and homedepot put there cordless tools on sale . both hacve great tools but kobalt has brushless tools on sale
After decades, I got bored of human tools. I find cow tools more exciting. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cow_Tools
 

Poppy

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 20, 2012
Messages
5,821
Location
Northern New Jersey
Yeah Raggie, I like tools, and don't hesitate to get one when I need it. I also buy them... just in case :)

Both stores typically run sales during the big holidays, and the savings can be significant. I try to buy the "just in case" tools during the holiday sales, even if I have to wait a couple of months. It's a killer to have to wait :rolleyes:
 

bykfixer

Well-known member
Supporter
Joined
Aug 9, 2015
Messages
14,320
Location
Over Yonder
Went to Home Depot for some paint and a spark plug wrench. The only socket they had for spark plugs in my size was 1/2" drive. Well, all of my 1/2" stuff it at my son's house so I figured cheap 1/2" ratchet too. The cheap one was $32. So a $6 socket and $32 ratchet later…… then I started looking for a small tool box for use as a seat. The Millwalkee was $89. Now this was potentially getting expensive fast.
The Mrs Fixer saw a Husky display with 230 tools in a box one can set on for $99. Sold!!

And we ended up buying one of those round 5 gallon coolers as a seat for $15. The tool kit contains a lot of your basic size sockets and allen keys but also a bunch you don't normally see in those "kits" these days. Now I have several sockets with x/32 like 13/32 and 0.5mm like 5.5mm just like my dad had a long time ago plus all kinds of nut driver torx wrenches etc. It's a nice tool kit for $99.

8647-A179-DA2-B-45-F9-B6-D3-AD87896-A21-B3.jpg
 
Last edited:

snakebite

Well-known member
Joined
Mar 17, 2001
Messages
2,494
Location
dayton oh
yes.
esp multitools.
i have some odd ones i found at the flea and yardsales.
one of my regulars just gave me a modern variant of a Yankee screwdriver.
its a pistol grip and works by squeezing.
 

raggie33

*the raggedier*
Joined
Aug 11, 2003
Messages
10,551
Went to Home Depot for some paint and a spark plug wrench. The only socket they had for spark plugs in my size was 1/2" drive. Well, all of my 1/2" stuff it at my son's house so I figured cheap 1/2" ratchet too. The cheap one was $32. So a $6 socket and $32 ratchet later…… then I started looking for a small tool box for use as a seat. The Millwalkee was $89. Now this was potentially getting expensive fast.
The Mrs Fixer saw a Husky display with 230 tools in a box one can set on for $99. Sold!!

And we ended up buying one of those round 5 gallon coolers as a seat for $15. The tool kit contains a lot of your basic size sockets and allen keys but also a bunch you don't normally see in those "kits" these days. Now I have several sockets with x/32 like 13/32 and 0.5mm like 5.5mm just like my dad had a long time ago plus all kinds of nut driver torx wrenches etc. It's a nice tool kit for $99.

8647-A179-DA2-B-45-F9-B6-D3-AD87896-A21-B3.jpg

I almost bought the 99 buck set to
But I had no way to get it home since I don't drive
 

bykfixer

Well-known member
Supporter
Joined
Aug 9, 2015
Messages
14,320
Location
Over Yonder
Ok.

If I pull the drawers out far enough to see everything you get 180 some tool pick up and a sore foot.
How do I know this, you ask?
The drawers fell out onto my foot then I had all those sockets to put away in a 100 degree shed.
The 18 volt Ryobi fan made that task much more comfortable.

6-D78579-F-E23-A-4-C4-B-80-FE-B9-AC79754120.jpg

Bottom drawer shows half. Top drawer about 1/3.

F29-DBD7-D-C5-B0-4-BD3-B0-E4-F401-BBFCD767.jpg

Yet it's pretty small.

1-A636-E03-3-EA4-4-C77-896-C-7-A93-D6-D14112.jpg

A breaker bar came home with me in case the spark plug that led to this purchase put up a fight.
It didn't.

Raggae, unless you took it home in the shopping cart you carried it up front with……
Even carrying it on a bicycle would be tough. I suppose it weighs 30 or 35 pounds.
 
Last edited:

raggie33

*the raggedier*
Joined
Aug 11, 2003
Messages
10,551
I love deals yesterday I got a 8 core tablet with 3 gigs of ram for$240 well truthly I got 3 tablets for 240 lol so 80 bucks per unit
 

raggie33

*the raggedier*
Joined
Aug 11, 2003
Messages
10,551
my 2 balls ball pythons that is are such good crazy eaters . and my boa dont eat snake owners will understanf how iroinic this is
 

greenpondmike

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 7, 2017
Messages
968
Location
South
My brother in law is a toolaholic. He has all kinds of gadget tools for different jobs. One time at his shop though I was needing a flathead screwdriver and all his were wore out.

What do y'all think about harbor freight tools?
 

AstroTurf

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 21, 2020
Messages
506
Location
USA RVA
i don't think much of any tool with the mic label...

My brother in law is a toolaholic. He has all kinds of gadget tools for different jobs. One time at his shop though I was needing a flathead screwdriver and all his were wore out.

What do y'all think about harbor freight tools?
 

Poppy

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 20, 2012
Messages
5,821
Location
Northern New Jersey
My brother in law is a toolaholic. He has all kinds of gadget tools for different jobs. One time at his shop though I was needing a flathead screwdriver and all his were wore out.

What do y'all think about harbor freight tools?

Do you know the rule? If you borrow a man's tools, you return them as soon as you are done, and in the same or better condition than when you borrowed them.

If you are using the man's shop, and you noted that some tools are worn out, perhaps you can get him some replacements, but not Harbor Freight, but a set of Husky's. They have a life time guarantee, just like Craftsman, and are competitively priced. Harbor Freight are hit and miss for quality.
 

raggie33

*the raggedier*
Joined
Aug 11, 2003
Messages
10,551
i used to have a huge talls as me snap tool set full if snapon tools .some one stole it all
 

Latest posts

Top