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Old 10-13-2008, 03:34 PM   #1
 
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I'm in need of new tools and I'm a bit at odds as to what to use. Basically, I'm now contracting with Direct TV so I will need bits that drill into houses, new ratchet wrenches, sockets for my drill, probably one of those interchangeable screwdriver kits, and some misc trade tools, most of which I've looked up already.

Shamefully, the extent of my actual tool knowledge of what is "good" goes no further than Craftsman, however, I would like to get purely professional equipment because I can't afford for things to fail on the job.

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Old 10-13-2008, 03:38 PM   #2
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Specialty Tools...........

Automotive: Lisle! ALL the way!

Electrical: Klein, Greenlee, Ideal.

Cable: Ripley, Viewsonics.

http://www.lislecorp.com/

http://www.ripley-tools.com/

http://www.kleintools.com/

http://www.greenlee.com/ (did not know they were Textron)

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I would avoid any of the "macho" brands Malco listed above.
I would also avoid the likes of DeWalt, Porter Cable, Milwaukee, Rigid, Craftsman, Snap-On, and the like.

It's over done...like toast is sometimes.

How can you tell what tools are yours and what tools are the other guy's when everyone uses the same stuff?
Too much macho chest thumping ensues while deciding who owns what.
I say avoid the whole mess..set yourself apart from the herd before mob mentality runs amuck on you.
This is YOUR chance!

My suggestion:
You can't go wrong with pink....chicks dig pink...and guys dig chicks.
It's win-win.
You get the pink tools - you get the chick - and the knuckle draggers get band-aids.

Here are some tools I've selected for you:








...and don't forget the matching accessories:


That chick digs pink...and she'll dig you too if you just follow my advice.
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LOL!!!!!

Oh my... That scares me.
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LOL!!!!!

Oh my... That scares me.
That's the point...all those tough guys would never even dream of swiping your pink tools
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I hope you do not mind, but I stole your images. I want my Mommy to be sure that she knows EXACTLY what I want for Christmakah or is it Chanumas?
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That's the point...all those tough guys would never even dream of swiping your pink tools
My wife would never allow those in the house. LOL
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My wife would never allow those in the house. LOL
Think outside the box dude....you're gonna be a CHICK MAGNET.

Trust me.
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You didn't mention where those tools could be acquired. But a quick search shows them on sale at CVS.
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Mystic, I will pretty much second what Malco said.
As for hand tools stick with Klein. IMO they are the best out there.
If you are buying sockets and wrenches, without spending a fortune you could go with either Craftsman or S&K they are both pretty decent and not too bad price wise.
And as for power tools Stick with the big names DeWalt, Milwaukee,Bosch, or Makita. The Makita cordless tools are some of the best out there. Heres something you should check out
Cordless hammer drill/driver and impact driver. The impact is great for putting any kind of fastener in, I http://www.amazon.com/Makita-LXT202-...DJ1JBdon't know what I did without mine!



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You didn't mention where those tools could be acquired. But a quick search shows them on sale at CVS.
Most likely available at garage sales and flea markets for a fraction of the sale price
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Frankly, thissss ssset comes with a much better handbag:


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Mystic, I will pretty much second what Malco said.
As for hand tools stick with Klein. IMO they are the best out there.
If you are buying sockets and wrenches, without spending a fortune you could go with either Craftsman or S&K they are both pretty decent and not too bad price wise.

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Yes, I have the Makita BHP451 LXT drill. Am very happy I went with that rather than something cheaper. It's already been great on the job.

I'll look into the Kleins. I was looking at them earlier so maybe I can find a nice set to get.

How about drill sockets?
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Get a Good set of Wera Screwdrivers or a minicheck set that offers all differnt tips that you will need. Wera Rocks!!!
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How about drill sockets?

I would just get 1/4" and 3/8" drive bits for the drill and just use regular sockets.


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dude, do they make a miter saw? if so, i am sooo getting it!!!
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Did someone say FABULOUS!!!!!
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Get a Good set of Wera Screwdrivers or a minicheck set that offers all differnt tips that you will need. Wera Rocks!!!

Wera makes EVERYTHING in hand screw tools! They are VERY good at precision stuffs!!!

They are primarily "Techie Tools". Low tolerance tools. Can NOT go wrong with them. Look for RED.

http://www.wera.de/cgi-bin/vshop?HTML=wera_us.htm
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You have to ask yourself what you need out of the tools, if it is medium duty type work, Craftsman would be a good choice. If you are going to put a ten foot cheater on your " drive ratchet Craftsman would not be a good choice, but Armstrong or Snap-On would be. The same can be said for regular wrenches, I have had twenty foot cheaters pushed with a forklift on Armstrong wrenches and have yet to spread one.
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From this point forward, it should be referred to as Christmachanakwanzaka

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