Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Dcrymes99ranger, Dec 22, 2012.
Bought myself a nice snap on box. Was wondering what you mechanics had in your boxes.
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Home tool box. lol.
Can ya be more spacific?
Start with a good set of tools from where ever you can afford to buy them but stick to a good manufacturer, i.e. Craftsman or SnapOn if you can afford them.
Then as you come across a situation where you need more buy them to fit what you need.
Combination wrenches can save you instead of open ends and box but get two of 3/8" to 3/4"' always handy.
A good torque wrench works and a set of Pry Bars.
Also, a tap set,
i have no tools of my own. dad and brother have so many i just steal theirs.
guess i shouls probably get my own collection going
I started with a one-hand tool box, now too many tools to fill two big roll a rounds.
I have gearwrench snap on kolbalt and craftsman.
it would take days to post what i have...
Watch out for Gear Wrench, I have not had any luck with there tools.
Stick to big name brands and you will not go wrong.
I've used gear wrench for 3 years. Never a problem. Works just as good as snap on, atleast for me. Just got me a new toy.
Sockets, wrenches. Various sizes in 1/4, 3/8, 1/2" drives. Combination wrenches, ratcheting wrenches, brake line wrenches. Breaker bars, torque wrench, pry bars, drill and bits, locktite.
Vice grips in a few sizes
Electrical tools. Voltmeter, soldering iron, etc.
Zip ties. Lots of them
Bunch more I'm forgetting. I just got a new 2 drawer mid box to add to my existing box (3 top drawer box w/ storage compartment above that, 2 lower drawers with big storage compartment) and everything is full lol.
Eaier to buy a good set of wrenches to get started and add to it as needed.
One thing I think is a good tool is a Multimeter, something that checks volts, amps, resistance, maybe even a buzzer for continuity checks, like is a bulb or fuse good or is a wire a complete loop or not.
Although the multimeter can work as a probe, get a good 12 Volt Probe, a long one is better than a short one.
Pff, what isn't in my tool box. Snap-on, Mac, Matco, Craps-man, Lisle, Sandisk, Kingstong (yes, I have computer parts in my tool box) Bic, Equate, Gearwrench.
Also, that's a cute tool box. You will outgrow that quickly if you get into anything serious.
You should try one of these ones on for size.
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