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Old 11-18-2012, 07:34 PM   #11 (permalink)
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@soundu, I get you on the tool investment.
I am an electrical engineer, so I have very little Snap-On but several Klein tools and Fluke instruments. I have $50 cheapie meters for basic troubleshooting and $500 Flukes for the stuff that counts. Like my previous post, I don't get a high quality mechanical tool until after I use up a cheapie more than once. If I don't wear out a Harbor Freight after a few years, I feel I have justified not spending 3 times that on a quality brand that rarely gets used.
(I have a nice set of small Craftsman sockets and wrenches for industrial controls, but they don't get used much and the mechanics rag on me for my tools being too clean ;-)
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:00 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Just curious, where are you at in West Central Ohio? I live on the west side of Columbus, near franklin heights H.S..
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
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@soundu, I get you on the tool investment.
I am an electrical engineer, so I have very little Snap-On but several Klein tools and Fluke instruments. I have $50 cheapie meters for basic troubleshooting and $500 Flukes for the stuff that counts. Like my previous post, I don't get a high quality mechanical tool until after I use up a cheapie more than once. If I don't wear out a Harbor Freight after a few years, I feel I have justified not spending 3 times that on a quality brand that rarely gets used.
(I have a nice set of small Craftsman sockets and wrenches for industrial controls, but they don't get used much and the mechanics rag on me for my tools being too clean ;-)
I am a tech, so i well familiar with what you have. I have a number of
fluke 75/77 meters i have used and abused for years. Would not trade
them for anything. I also keep a few cheapo meters around to put
in the car or extra tool boxes or such for emergency's.

I have Tektronix, Hitachi, Sencore, and other scopes. My dad died
recently, and i have a pile of his test gear to get rid of too.

xcelite/cooper/Weller are my favorite tech tools.

I bought a 4.5" angle grinder at harbor black Friday for $4.99 a few years
back. Its sound like a bunch of ball bearings about to explode when i use
it. Still works, i don't use it that often. I have a harbor 1/2 AC electric
impact that seems to be fine. Still, i don't have as much faith in there
electric tools as there hand tools
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Old 11-18-2012, 09:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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@machineop, I live about 10 miles north of Rt 70 and about 10 miles from the Indiana line. I have been thru Franklin Heights, I get to Cols once or twice a year.
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@machineop, I live about 10 miles north of Rt 70 and about 10 miles from the Indiana line. I have been thru Franklin Heights, I get to Cols once or twice a year.
OK thanks for your reply!
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:16 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I like the craftsman 19.2v tools personally, they aren't the highest end, that's for sure, but for me they work well and truly are fairly inexpensive!

The electric impact wrench they have is pretty good, it gets my lug nuts off just fine, even when I hand torque them to 100ft-lb's. Loud as heck though! Woke my dad up one morning when I was doing work on the car haha.

I have so many cheap socket sets around it's not even funny. I've broken several 8mm sockets trying to use power tools with them (how stupid of me). It's annoying because I broke some nice 8mm sockets too. for a breaker bar, I just stick a HUGE adjustable wrench on the end of a socket and pull!
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One thing you can do for the failing door lock actuator is shoot some PB blaster or the like into the door lock acuator. do this by removing 1 door latch bolt, injecting fluid, then rethreading the bolt in. Repeat on the other 2.

OldBull (i think that was his username) recommended this awhile back to rejuvenate lock actuators that are freezing up.
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