Weapon of choice

Josiah Radebaugh /

Someone lifted all of my tools from my storage unit. woopee. Luckily, I didn't have any of my bikes in there. phew

So, I'll be needing to rebuild my stock.

What are some of the brands you use and might recommend? I'm always open to try something different

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i can hook you up with a basic tool set. ive got tons of unused tools, and we are kinda close. some will need some tlc, ya know rust.

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anything I can find cheap at garage sales, alot of it is good quality, but its hard to find used metric sets

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Hit the flea markets.

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Dirty30 Dillon /

I'm slowly replacing all my hand tools with Wera gear.

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6 point sockets ...

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Just get some cheap-o craftsman tool set from lowe's or something. Hope it wasn't awesome stuff like Snap-on.

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All depends on how much you got to spend? Oh your rich? Snap on, Matco, mac, Wright.

Not so rich? Sk, armstrong, craftsmen, kobalt,

Poor? Harbor freight but there ratchets are junk! Try pawn shops and yard sales.

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Pushrod Fifty /

I like True Value Hardware store tools, they are well made and reasonably priced. I have same socket set from the early 90s, the ratchet is lightweight and has a button to release the socket. Their box wrenches are thin so they can be wrenched around in tight spots. Other tools I hsve were scrounged from junk shops and yard sales.

I would stay away from black tooks as the lettering is hard to read.

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Wrenches and hex tools are good from harbor freight (Pittsburg). Craftsman sockets used to be great. Now Idk...

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Almost forgot about Husky. Harbor freight are nice because you can bring them right back and they ask no questions.

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harbor freight for everything, the cheep plastic grips ratchets r bad ass.

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At work, we just got in some Snap-on tool sets in pelican case type roller box.

Custom engraved with our shop identifier.

After seeing that set, I would rather finance tools like that and pay cash for a broken car to fix with them. Seriously. I would get a loan for tools.

I still own a mix match of good and crappy tools. But, if they were to disappear, I would go big next time. Sick of ripping sockets apart on stuck bolts, bending, stripping.

I think this is like $6000 and it’s just basic stuff.

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> Papa _ Wrote:

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> At work, we just got in some Snap-on tool sets in pelican case type

> roller box.

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> Custom engraved with our shop identifier.

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> After seeing that set, I would rather finance tools like that and pay

> cash for a broken car to fix with them. Seriously. I would get a loan

> for tools.

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> I still own a mix match of good and crappy tools. But, if they were to

> disappear, I would go big next time. Sick of ripping sockets apart on

> stuck bolts, bending, stripping.

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> I think this is like $6000 and it’s just basic stuff.

Mehh! I like all tools. I have many boxes full of random sockets. I keep them all. Some of the cheap china sockets are realy thin walled so you can get into places you couldn't get into with some beefier quality sockets. Same with wrenches. You don't feel bad when you have to grind down a shit wrench to fit on a slim fastener like when working on a wheel or something. I dont see the point of spending that kind of dough on tools. I have been wrenching for 30+ years and have got by with craftsman and china shit.

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Pushrod Fifty /

I was going to a junk shop every Saturday that had a huge $1.00 shelf, I brought alot of random tools there. Large metric box wrenches to oddball pliers and sockets. I ground down one of the open end wrenches to get at the retaining nut on my Moby front axle recently. Those tools help in situations like that all of the time.

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It only cost a nickle more to go first class .

For my 16th birthday , my folks bought me a set of Industro 1/2" ratchet and sockets .

I still have and use them , 50+ years later . They are in as good of condition as the day I rec'd them .

I see they are still made . Here's a nice 1/4" set for 32 bucks :

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002TR9M6K/

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Gearwrench 80559 metric socket set is a greater starter and less than $50. I have 3 of these. One at home. One at the shop. One I keep in the car. Craftsman is trash now but I feel like Gearwrench is the current equivalent to the old Craftsman stuff. I donated all my Husky brand tools to the Swoops shop but they're totally fine. I just think the Gearwrench stuff is a step up and not really anymore expensive. I have a much more complete socket set in my shop but for a compact quick "let's fix this moped" kit it does well.

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Other hand tools are a mix. Pliers and stuff I've gone pretty heavy into Knipex and Klein. Vessel and Picquic for general screwdrivers. Some of the Vessel have a built in impact that kicks ass. The Husky brand diamond tip screwdrivers are pretty decent for the money but don't hold up well to gas. Harbor Freight t-handle Allen keys are ok but I've turned a couple into corkscrews fighting a tough bolt. But they're so cheap.

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Most of my tools are hand-me-downs, and seem to last longer for that reason ha.

+1 for JIS screwdriver set

Good socket set is helpful, a set that will withstand your impact gun is even better

Decent in/lb torque wrench (I bring the torque wrenches into work for the snap on guy to test against, I have thrown several in the trash they were that far off)

Manual impact drivers are a must. Work smarter not harder

Last but not least, lots of hammers. Big, small, heavy, light, plastic, rubber, ball peen, and everything in between - you are nothing in your shop without the proper hammer I assure you!

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Every mechanic I knew that did business with the Snap-on guy was always in debt to the point of making me think the Snap-on guy was dealing more than just shiny tools . ;)

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Southern Indiana and Kentucky have whats known as peddlers malls. Lots of steals and deals to be found I promise you.

Also, quality used is always better than (China) junk thats new. (edited)

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> Every mechanic I knew that did business with the Snap-on guy was always

> in debt to the point of making me think the Snap-on guy was dealing more

> than just shiny tools . ;)

The snap on torque wrench is the most satisfying tool I’ve ever used, if you’re turning work and not bleeding money the truck tools are probably well worth it, but not a great spot to be in owing money with no incoming work

I’m in neither of those positions haha I take what I can get

And I’m sure southern Indiana has to have flea markets. Really unsure what else there is to do in southern Indiana. There is nothing there but time and space. Maybe John cougar will rise up from Kokomo to bring rain for the corn

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> There is nothing there but time and space. Maybe John cougar will rise up from

> Kokomo to bring rain for the corn

Hmm , about the last week of July there is the Vintage Motor Bike Club meet held at the Jay county fairgrounds in Portland , Indiana . That always has a bunch of old bikes and whatnot for show and/or sale . Takes up the whole place and lasts a week .

Hopefully , C19 won't cause that to be cancelled this year .

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gear wrench is actually real sweet. i got some i really like.

most of my tools are a mishmash of whatever was available when i needed things. I have some snap-on and mac tools for more critical stuff or things i use a lot but generally just whatever. they were all used.

I also have a lot of motion pro for moto stuff - their tire levers are one of the best tools i've ever bought. I have the T6 and LOVE them but the beadpro look even better, though i carry my tools often and the beadpro are WAY heavier.

Also motion pro for my chain breaker. I regret not buying their truing stand but it was out of stock.

only specific I'd highly recommend is the vessel impacta JIS#2 for a phillips driver. it's life changing, internal impact driver in a compact easy and good quality good fitting JIS #2 driver.

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OH!

and park tools CN-10 cable cutter. I used to fix bicycles and a good cable cutter is an absolute must. there are other good ones but if you're tryna use regular cable snips you deserve the suffering it causes...

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Cristian Luna /

Id look into tekton tools great prices and the return policy rocks

https://www.tekton.com/

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> The snap on torque wrench is the most satisfying tool I’ve ever used, if

> you’re turning work and not bleeding money the truck tools are probably

> well worth it, but not a great spot to be in owing money with no

> incoming work

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> I’m in neither of those positions haha I take what I can get

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> And I’m sure southern Indiana has to have flea markets. Really unsure

> what else there is to do in southern Indiana. There is nothing there but

> time and space. Maybe John cougar will rise up from Kokomo to bring rain

> for the corn

Wow! Where do I start with this mess....

I have an assortment of five of the click style snap-on wrenches with cases. They do work well. Once I paid my truck account off in 2007 it was like pulling teeth to get the fucker to stop by to sell me a tool or to replace a broken one. 90% of the time I would just throw the broken tool in my truck and catch a rando in what ever city or state. I did learn a lesson though. Best thing to do is buy snap on used for half the price on eBay. It still has the same warranty and works just as good.

Now as far as Southern Indiana goes there many things to do: There are at least five or six gambling boats along the Ohio River with all sorts of scenic and historical places. There is Brown County in all of its scenic bliss with ski slopes, small shops and eateries galore. Bean Blossom (The Boogie) for the bikers. The Battle of Corydon civil war reenactment (Corydon was the original state capital and the Confederates crossed the Ohio from Kentucky against General Lee's orders to plunder and pillage Corydon & southern Indiana). There are several state parks with camping and hiking trails including Hoosier National Park. There are many underground caverns, one with zip lines and another with electric fat tire bicycles. There is Historic French lick, also with a casino. Derby dinner play house. Several dirt and asphalt race tracks. Holiday and splashing safari in Santa Claus Indiana. Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. Tippecanoe battlefield and museum. George Rogers Clark National Park and monument. The Brigatta boat races (Madison). Pretty much everything about Madison In. I'm sure ive forgotten many things.

I'm not really a big John Cougar Mellencamp fan but he is from Seymour (which is in southern Indiana) as much of his family still resides there. John is currently living close to Bloomington (home of Bobby Knight and the IU hoosiers again in southern Indiana). Kokomo is actually in the northwest part of Indiana and I'm from east central Indiana. Never been impressed with oHiO tho in all my travels. The Pretenders nailed it, malls and parking lots.

And yes there are some flea markets left in Indiana. The peddlers malls and antique malls are the new flea markets, except there are open 7 days a week. When I suggested peddlers mall I was suggesting similar places not that he travel to southern Indiana to buy tools. (edited)

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> > There is nothing there but time and space. Maybe John cougar will rise

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> > Kokomo to bring rain for the corn

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> Hmm , about the last week of July there is the Vintage Motor Bike Club

> meet held at the Jay county fairgrounds in Portland , Indiana . That

> always has a bunch of old bikes and whatnot for show and/or sale . Takes

> up the whole place and lasts a week .

>

> Hopefully , C19 won't cause that to be cancelled this year .

Um, Portland Indiana is in east central indiana. I guess geography is not required in school anymore.

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> Um, Portland Indiana is in east central indiana. I guess geography is

> not required in school anymore.

Yeah , I know , actually it's east north central , but , this is mopeds , so close enough . LOL

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> OH!

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> and park tools CN-10 cable cutter. I used to fix bicycles and a good

> cable cutter is an absolute must. there are other good ones but if

> you're tryna use regular cable snips you deserve the suffering it

> causes...

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parktools shit is so fucking good but so money. They sell all sorts of really cool presses and pullers that totally work well for mopeds. Their headset and bottom bracket shit is awesome for weirdo moped tasks. If you can afford it, their t handle drivers are leaps and bounds better than anything you could buy at home depot or w/e

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> > The snap on torque wrench is the most satisfying tool I’ve ever used,

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> > you’re turning work and not bleeding money the truck tools are

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> > well worth it, but not a great spot to be in owing money with no

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> > incoming work

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> > I’m in neither of those positions haha I take what I can get

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> > And I’m sure southern Indiana has to have flea markets. Really unsure

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> > what else there is to do in southern Indiana. There is nothing there

> but

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> > time and space. Maybe John cougar will rise up from Kokomo to bring

> rain

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> > for the corn

>

> Wow! Where do I start with this mess....

>

> I have an assortment of five of the click style snap-on wrenches with

> cases. They do work well. Once I paid my truck account off in 2007 it

> was like pulling teeth to get the fucker to stop by to sell me a tool or

> to replace a broken one. 90% of the time I would just throw the broken

> tool in my truck and catch a rando in what ever city or state. I did

> learn a lesson though. Best thing to do is buy snap on used for half the

> price on eBay. It still has the same warranty and works just as good.

>

> Now as far as Southern Indiana goes there many things to do: There are

> at least five or six gambling boats along the Ohio River with all sorts

> of scenic and historical places. There is Brown County in all of its

> scenic bliss with ski slopes, small shops and eateries galore. Bean

> Blossom (The Boogie) for the bikers. The Battle of Corydon civil war

> reenactment (Corydon was the original state capital and the Confederates

> crossed the Ohio from Kentucky against General Lee's orders to plunder

> and pillage Corydon & southern Indiana). There are several state parks

> with camping and hiking trails including Hoosier National Park. There

> are many underground caverns, one with zip lines and another with

> electric fat tire bicycles. There is Historic French lick, also with a

> casino. Derby dinner play house. Several dirt and asphalt race tracks.

> Holiday and splashing safari in Santa Claus Indiana. Benjamin Harrison

> Presidential Site. Tippecanoe battlefield and museum. George Rogers

> Clark National Park and monument. The Brigatta boat races (Madison).

> Pretty much everything about Madison In. I'm sure ive forgotten many

> things.

>

> I'm not really a big John Cougar Mellencamp fan but he is from Seymour

> (which is in southern Indiana) as much of his family still resides

> there. John is currently living close to Bloomington (home of Bobby

> Knight and the IU hoosiers again in southern Indiana). Kokomo is

> actually in the northwest part of Indiana and I'm from east central

> Indiana. Never been impressed with oHiO tho in all my travels. The

> Pretenders nailed it, malls and parking lots.

>

> And yes there are some flea markets left in Indiana. The peddlers malls

> and antique malls are the new flea markets, except there are open 7 days

> a week. When I suggested peddlers mall I was suggesting similar places

> not that he travel to southern Indiana to buy tools.

forgot sunshower country club. 18yrs of my life i wouldnt trade for a billion dollars.

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