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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenfuego View Post
    Must have got a round-tuit, here are a few gripper tools I have accumulated, over the years, rarely used, but handy to have around.

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    I think one of them goes back to blacksmith and horseshoeing days... Must put up a pic of a few vintage carpentry tools one day.. also

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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    JohnW - your post jolted my memory (and poor imperial knowledge). My favourite Sidchrome set is in fact 1/4Ē, not 3/8. Thatís why it only does up to 13mm.
    Funny, the only non-metric spanners I own are either "picked up on the road" or the few Metrinch spanners I seem to have acquired. I've never owned a car with imperial nuts and bolts.
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    My toolboxes are now sorted. A couple for metric, a couple for SAE, UNF and other imperial, and there is one for Whitworth. I wonder when I'll ever need Whitworth again.

    I did some research on my favourite inherited compact jack. Pre-1920. Grandfather's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seasink View Post
    My toolboxes are now sorted. A couple for metric, a couple for SAE, UNF and other imperial, and there is one for Whitworth. I wonder when I'll ever need Whitworth again.

    I did some research on my favourite inherited compact jack. Pre-1920. Grandfather's.
    Buy a nice early slough DS19 .... You will probably find you need all of the toolboxes
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    I knew what you meant, as Shane and I have previously spoken about the same set we both have which maxes at 13mm. So useful! The 3/8" set my son just got me just compliments it nicely, and is in a similar red steel box (albeit Total Tools own brand).

    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    JohnW - your post jolted my memory (and poor imperial knowledge). My favourite Sidchrome set is in fact 1/4Ē, not 3/8.
    Thatís why it only does up to 13mm.


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    I have a load of quality AF spanners I inherited in all sizes I use on metric nuts when I need to do special things like bend or shorten them. They're OK for holding the other end of a fastener too. I also have tons of sockets in both metric and AF (and W) useful for similar reasons - for example, grinding down the outside to make a narrow socket. And all sorts of different shaped extension dooverlackeys.


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    I had a mini for quite a while, so that is why I have an AF side to the tool cabinet and socket sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    I had a mini for quite a while, so that is why I have an AF side to the tool cabinet and socket sets.
    Kevin, you still have a couple of crooked spanners in that lot..

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    It's the same photo re-posted ; )
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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Kevin, you still have a couple of crooked spanners in that lot..
    Not a single empty hook.... If I owned that there would either be eight 13mm spanners swinging from the hook ..... Or no damn 13 or 8mm spanners to be found (so I'd be searching through 1/2dozen cars trying to figure out where the hell they have all gone ). My 35mm socket that lives on a hook had disappeared last time I needed it. I searched for weeks.... Asked around all the family if I'd lent it too them as the 3/4" bar is gone as well. Everyone insisted they hadn't borrowed it.

    So in desperation I did the only thing that works to find missing tools. I purchased a 35mm 1/2" impact socket on ebay. I found the missing socket and bar the day after the new socket arrived in the post (hiding behind the spare wheel in the range rover .... I must have thrown it in there last year as it was the closest size to "towball size" ... so I could change towballs if required while we were away).

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    Show off. I'm taking my rusty hand me downs and going home.


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    Quote Originally Posted by renault8&10 View Post
    I had a mini for quite a while, so that is why I have an AF side to the tool cabinet and socket sets.
    That's a lovely looking collection of drawers to hide tools in. I find that the most useful place to keep tools is on a shadow board. You can see every one and all without having to remember which drawer holds what or read dymo labels!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim Luck View Post
    That's a lovely looking collection of drawers to hide tools in. I find that the most useful place to keep tools is on a shadow board. You can see every one and all without having to remember which drawer holds what or read dymo labels!
    The shadow board concept is great for intermittent users of tools.

    For those of us who use our mechanics tools regularly, knowing where the tool is located in a toolbox/ drawer is as much second nature as cleaning tools and putting back in their appointed place after use.

    And the world would be a happier place if other people who decide to use our tools would follow suit.
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    Much harder to lock peg board than a tool box
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Much harder to lock peg board than a tool box
    A veritable smorgasbord board for any thief.
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    Yes, Kevin, hope you've a good lock on the shed!! Wow...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Not a single empty hook.... If I owned that there would either be eight 13mm spanners swinging from the hook ..... Or no damn 13 or 8mm spanners to be found (so I'd be searching through 1/2dozen cars trying to figure out where the hell they have all gone ). My 35mm socket that lives on a hook had disappeared last time I needed it. I searched for weeks.... Asked around all the family if I'd lent it too them as the 3/4" bar is gone as well. Everyone insisted they hadn't borrowed it.

    So in desperation I did the only thing that works to find missing tools. I purchased a 35mm 1/2" impact socket on ebay. I found the missing socket and bar the day after the new socket arrived in the post (hiding behind the spare wheel in the range rover .... I must have thrown it in there last year as it was the closest size to "towball size" ... so I could change towballs if required while we were away).

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    That's the only foolproof way of finding lost tools.
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    I grabbed one of those cheap ebay multi-tools recently.



    Its a genuine honda gx35 motor with a multi-tool head. You know, its not as big a piece of shit as you'd imagine. The honda engine is a ripper (it starts ... that's all I wanted, something that would start and run when I needed it).

    First impressions are .... gee's it's bloody heavy for a little brushcutter. You will need a good double shoulder harness to use it for more than a few minutes. I did try and find reviews on these ... and the only one I could find said "only the hedge trimmer is any good, its too unbalanced to use for anything else".

    Yep, the motor is so heavy with the brush cutting blade fitted, your trying to lift the back and push down on the front to use it. The easy and obvious answer was to just loosen the throttle grip and harness point and slide them all the way up the shaft so you were past the balance point (note: where i have the hand throttle and hoop the harness clips into ... they are almost touching the motor, that's how heavy the 4stroke motor is).



    The accessories all work surprisingly well... the casting on the hedge trimmer and chainsaw heads look like cheap chinese shit ..... but they work ... and have proper bearings in the shafts. The brushcutter head has "japan" cast into it... and is a nice quality casting, so I'm betting it is actually made in japan.

    The pole saw works quite well... but it sure isn't easy to use a saw with the extension pole in place.... But hey, it works. The hedge trimmer makes it nose heavy and awkward to use ... but hey, it works and has great reach

    What more coudl you want for $380 delivered to your doorstep with 6 separate metal blades.

    I'll let you know whats busted and what still works in a few years time.

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    and what still works in a few years time.
    hope it lasts that long, Shane ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller View Post
    hope it lasts that long, Shane ...
    I purchased a Honda rip off, Sanli 4 stoke mower, it has lasted for 7 years and still going strong. Not bad for a $230 wonder. The only maintenance has been a throttle cable and regular (6 monthly) oil changes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    I purchased a Honda rip off, Sanli 4 stoke mower, it has lasted for 7 years and still going strong. Not bad for a $230 wonder. The only maintenance has been a throttle cable and regular (6 monthly) oil changes.

    I'm not so quick to criticize no name brand power equipment these days.
    THe motor is a genuine honda... it'll be interesting to see how the rest lasts ....

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    I paid $800 for my Kawasaki brush cutter 20 years ago. I know bugger all about those type of small motors so sent it to local brand name dealer for service. cost $80 runs perfect, came with note, fuel cap leaks, didn't repair it? checked to find replacement, $45 ...bugga,
    fuel cap still leaks, haven't used it much since, really wished they had just replace the cap, why not? bugga ...

    have done an engine gearbox swap since ...

    surprising how/when lack of confidence can strike

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgedweller View Post
    I paid $800 for my Kawasaki brush cutter 20 years ago. I know bugger all about those type of small motors so sent it to local brand name dealer for service. cost $80 runs perfect, came with note, fuel cap leaks, didn't repair it? checked to find replacement, $45 ...bugga,
    fuel cap still leaks, haven't used it much since, really wished they had just replace the cap, why not? bugga ...

    have done an engine gearbox swap since ...

    surprising how/when lack of confidence can strike
    I find a new carby diaphragm and possibly some fuel lines gets most 2strokes going again ...... I usually run the fuel cap slightly loose either way. If the breather in the top of the cap doesn't work properly... you'll have endless issues of it running lean and not wanting to run properly
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    THe motor is a genuine honda... it'll be interesting to see how the rest lasts ....

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    It doesn't seem to be a Honda, for the life of me it looks like a rip off.

    The "rest" is lasting quite well. Bar a throttle cable that was snagged on tree and broke the plastic handle. It now has a fully steel throttle.

    The wheels are still solid and unbroken. I've replaced the blades once.

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    How about a KAAZ with Mitsubishi (TU26 ?) motor for $15 from a garage sale. With a new carby kit about $12 and a couple of minor fixes it starts first time, every time.

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