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    Tool of the day suggestions start here

    Ok just an idea for a tool of the day thread. Doesn't even need to wait a day but here's a start off:

    Lets avoid super expensive specialist gear & focus on cheap, home made or clever ideas that help the tinkerer.


    My 2 are as pictured.

    Samson Vice type grips & a scriber. $7 from the warehouse & $5 from Super cheap respectively. ok hear me out. I was out walking at lunch & remembered the night before tickling something on the grinder (you need a small cheap bench grinder bolted on a bench - wire wheel on one side, stone on the other, not directly aimed at something you don't want chipped) anyhoo I'd too easy to just hold it in your hand. Same with the drill press if it doesn't fit easily in the drill vice like sheet metal. What would be handy is another set of vice grips that lived on the wall right next to these tools so I could easily grab them to hold onto stuff.

    Scribers are good for picking at stuff on the lathe or bits you are cutting. plus scribing of course & other things as well. So I now have about 4 in different places & these cheapo vice grips are not too bad & live on a screw in the wall for when I need them.

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    ooh actually while we're talking bench grinders (you really need one) I was suggested to use a face shield, so I have one hanging on the wall next to my googles. I still use the goggles when there is fine metal dust being generated but the face shield protects your face & is convenient to use.

    I bought one that doesn't look much like this generic picture from Mitre10 where they sell the weedeater stuff. mines blue topped with a clear shield .
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    Ok then, Flywheel holder for the CRF, and a Crankshaft holder for an Audi v6.
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    One of the handiest things in my garage is one of these, mate bought a box of old vet equipment at an auction one day for bugger all, most useful tool I've bought for a couple of bucks.

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    Considering how easy it makes an extremely fiddly job, this is one of my favourite tools.

    (10 points to whoever can say what it's for).

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    The last thread about tools on KB was deleted very quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    Considering how easy it makes an extremely fiddly job, this is one of my favourite tools.

    (10 points to whoever can say what it's for).
    No idea, looks like a seal drift, or something I would use to press down the fork caps on my dirties. ??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by neels View Post
    One of the handiest things in my garage is one of these, mate bought a box of old vet equipment at an auction one day for bugger all, most useful tool I've bought for a couple of bucks.



    ...I have four or so of them and they are the handiest thing when it comes to real fiddly soldering and clamping or glueing...and I am always in need of one more pair, it seems...

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    Quote Originally Posted by neels View Post
    One of the handiest things in my garage is one of these, mate bought a box of old vet equipment at an auction one day for bugger all, most useful tool I've bought for a couple of bucks.

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    I've had a pair for about 40 years! Also one of those scribes Dave showed.
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    Have some surgical clasps like shown, don't seem to use them much these days.

    Nice Tool pic Katman. No idea keep guesses coming I suppose.


    Here's another, saw them at Supercheap for ~ $30 but I was given one when I was about 19, proper Vice brand, but if you want to hold a flywheel without damaging it it is just the Biz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post


    Here's another, saw them at Supercheap for ~ $30 but I was given one when I was about 19, proper Vice brand, but if you want to hold a flywheel without damaging it it is just the Biz.
    I have one of those, but it has little cutter wheels on it. It gets used for cutting exhaust pipe. Like this one, but a vice grips one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F5 Dave View Post
    Nice Tool pic Katman. No idea keep guesses coming I suppose.
    Would it help if I said the centre is spring loaded and can retract into the centre of the tool?

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    ...this girl needs a shed to store her hand tools in...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Katman View Post
    Would it help if I said the centre is spring loaded and can retract into the centre of the tool?
    auto (spring loaded) centre punch
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    Mine is an old 7/16 by 1/2" sidchrome double open ender.

    Had it for ages, its the tool I put in my pocket when ever I work on any of my vehicles> It's thin and fits 80% of the bolts on most of my vehicles.
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