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Posted: 6/2/2008 5:15:14 AM EST
Post your favorite tool, a tool you think is cool, or a innovative tool
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[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 5:21:50 AM EST by Otter-pop]


Not my fave, nor innovative, nor cool, but most definitely a tool. I think I agree w/ above, knife. Or stick. Oongawa.
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[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 5:29:34 AM EST by DJAteOhAte]
As of yesterday, this is officially my LEAST favorite tool:



This makes much quicker work of removing old, corroded faucets:

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I can make Stuff with it.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 6:03:22 AM EST
I've got lots of favorites but I'm probably one of the few on ARFCOM that has one of these.

It is a 25lb Little Giant power hammer. Mine was built in 1935. It was originally powered by a wide leather belt that was connected to a shaft powered by steam. It has been converted to run on a 1 hp electric motor.





Oh and don't freak out over the uncovered insulation. These are old pictures and everything is covered and to code.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 6:10:41 AM EST
Pipe cutter:



C-ring pliers:



Pittman arm puller:



Thread restorer file:

Link Posted: 6/2/2008 3:50:26 PM EST
THE THREAD RESTORER IS BADASS!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 3:55:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By F3RR3T:
THE THREAD RESTORER IS BADASS!!!!!!!


YES!!

I'm not saying its the coolest tool but it is the tool I use more then anything else by far

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[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 4:05:28 PM EST by johndel]


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LANCAY M-9
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 4:18:47 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 4:25:19 PM EST by CarbineDad]

Originally Posted By HubMcCaan:
stanleyfubar.com/


This gentlemen is the winner



Link Posted: 6/2/2008 5:03:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By CarbineDad:

Originally Posted By HubMcCaan:
stanleyfubar.com/


This gentlemen is the winner


www.homedepot.com/catalog/productImage/af075b8c-97d6-4fef-9355-aa2df22f5470_300.jpg


those are awesome i have one
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1 internets to the person who can tell me what it is without looking at the address.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 5:14:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 5:16:33 PM EST by XDBACKUPGUN]

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By F3RR3T:
THE THREAD RESTORER IS BADASS!!!!!!!


YES!!

I'm not saying its the coolest tool but it is the tool I use more then anything else by far

www.samstores.com/_images/products/MILWAUKEE-0614enl.jpg


I raise you a 19.2v Hammer Drill, I love this drill, bought it about 2 months ago.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 5:15:17 PM EST
Bosch RS20

Ramset Powder Actuated Tool

Stanley framing hammer

Stanley FUBAR

And for my "funnest to use" tools:

For those of you that dont know, its used to force locked door/windows (mainly) by fire departments
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[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 5:15:44 PM EST by rasanders22]


air flange tool. make repairing rusty sheet metal a breeze.
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One of our portable lathes , set up on a generator rotor's bearing journal.


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[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 5:21:03 PM EST by RUSSIANCATKILLA]

Originally Posted By AngeredKabar:


1 internets to the person who can tell me what it is without looking at the address.




Lightsaber?


Gonna guess a laser for........finding distances


I was half right
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 5:21:23 PM EST
by far the best item, auto stop table saw...




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[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 5:27:12 PM EST by Noidz]
Uhh the screw driver thingy from Dr. Who?
ETA: Spelling
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 5:26:50 PM EST

Originally Posted By RUSSIANCATKILLA:

Originally Posted By AngeredKabar:


1 internets to the person who can tell me what it is without looking at the address.


Lightsaber?


That would have been my guess also.
I have no idea what it does but I want one, that's how cool it is.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 5:27:16 PM EST
Sonic Screwdriver?


I'm a big fan of the Gerber multitool myself.

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I don't care how old or new, clean or ugly, there can't possibly be a more useful object than a well tooled Bridgeport.

Link Posted: 6/2/2008 5:43:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By toddlerp:
by far the best item, auto stop table saw...


toolmonger.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/post-sawstoplarge.jpg

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not worth it imo

i rather just keep my hands away from the blade and not be distracted. its common sense.

plus i use a large sled my hands are always atleast 9 inches away from the blade
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[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 5:44:49 PM EST by u-baddog]


I was the 1st person I know to put a computer camera system on one of these.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 5:44:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By AngeredKabar:
cache.gizmodo.com/assets/resources/2008/04/drwho_laser_screwdriver.jpg

1 internets to the person who can tell me what it is without looking at the address.




sonic screwdriver
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[Last Edit: 6/2/2008 8:21:37 PM EST by Atomic_Ferret]
I love my FUBAR.

Where can I get a halligan tool ?

I must have one.
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 8:31:17 PM EST
We have one of these at work. Its pretty badass.

Whitney 3400

Video Link
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Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:
We have one of these at work. Its pretty badass.

Whitney 3400

Video Link


if i send you a cad file can you cut a few things for me?
Link Posted: 6/2/2008 8:45:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By Atomic_Ferret:
I love my FUBAR.

Where can I get a halligan tool ?

I must have one.


The Fire Store

20
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Link Posted: 6/2/2008 8:48:24 PM EST

Originally Posted By F3RR3T:

Originally Posted By fishkiller98579:
We have one of these at work. Its pretty badass.

Whitney 3400

Video Link


if i send you a cad file can you cut a few things for me?


I cant even cut stuff for me on it. Its kept busy cutting/punching all the stuff we need at work. Itd be pretty awesome to cut a 5x10 sheet of metal into ak flats in about an hour.
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The world would be a better place if everyone had a lathe and a mill in their garage.
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Originally Posted By KA3B:
www.vaq34.com/junk/16inchmiddy01.jpg


About time.
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One of the best ways to cut material.
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you never said it had to have a practical purpose....so far the only use i can find for it is putting holes in junk!

Link Posted: 6/2/2008 9:29:39 PM EST

Originally Posted By XDBACKUPGUN:

Originally Posted By Specop_007:

Originally Posted By F3RR3T:
THE THREAD RESTORER IS BADASS!!!!!!!


YES!!

I'm not saying its the coolest tool but it is the tool I use more then anything else by far

www.samstores.com/_images/products/MILWAUKEE-0614enl.jpg


I raise you a 19.2v Hammer Drill, I love this drill, bought it about 2 months ago.
www.deltaportercable.com//ProductImages/PC_Graphics/PHOTOS/PORTER-CABLE/TOOLS/LARGE/9/9987_1.jpg


I used to feel the same way till I used this:



and this rocks my world everyday:

Link Posted: 6/2/2008 9:42:44 PM EST
The Vag Com diagnostic tool for VW-Audi cars. It works with any laptop to replicate all the functions of the factory scan/adjustment tool. It is not only a OBD scan tool for VW-Audi cars, it also allows customization of most of the electronics in the car. For example, my car used to have a beep when locking and unlocking. I reset it to stealth mode, unlock is on flash of parking lights, lock is 2 flashes.

On the Audi, I reset the power windows so when I held the unlock on the remote, all 4 windows would roll down. Perfect for hot days. Or I could stop the unrolling at any time.

For the VW, it is required to set injection timing of the pump. Timing is electonically controlled but getting it to the mechanical mid point is impossible without this tool.

The Audi has an output torque sensor, used for detection of misfire conditions. By using Vag Com to log torque output along with engine RPM, there is no need for a dyno! Way cool on the drag strip for tuning as you can swap parts and then see what improvement it made! Later versions of the software covered this functionality. Yeah, it also recorded the road speed so in addition to a dyno, it also functions as a track computer.

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thats awesome!
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That's the best!
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[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 3:48:21 AM EST by Punani]
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