Specialty tool wishlist

IronSnake

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Just ordered myself a Snap-on/CDI Dial indicated Torque wrench to setup rear ends. I always end up borrowing one and continually swear it's time to buy one before the next gear setup side job.

I've recently picked up a 1/2 electric impact also.

Between those two, I can actually work without busting ass and swearing all the time.

Anyone else have a "I'm gonna buy one of those" one day tool list? Next on my lists:

1. Rotunda pinion depth tool
2. Mig Welder
3. Sand blaster
4. Drill Press
 

96dreamer

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Plasma is my next big tool purchase. Borrowing a friends now and it is handy.
Small lathe and vertical mill would also be on my dream list.
 

08mojo

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A drill press is on my must have/ can actually justify and afford list.

If I am dreaming, I'd like a tire mounting machine. I absolutely hate taking wheels somewhere to have tires mounted--the kid getting paid $10/hr doesn't give a crap what scratches he puts on the wheels no matter what shop I visit.
 

IronSnake

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A drill press is on my must have/ can actually justify and afford list.

If I am dreaming, I'd like a tire mounting machine. I absolutely hate taking wheels somewhere to have tires mounted--the kid getting paid $10/hr doesn't give a crap what scratches he puts on the wheels no matter what shop I visit.

Find a master tech and become real good friends with him. That's how I managed to do my RK's on a 20k dollar tire machine. Touchless and what not.
 

Zemedici

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Find a master tech and become real good friends with him. That's how I managed to do my RK's on a 20k dollar tire machine. Touchless and what not.

fwiw I've seen quite a few of those machines **** some shit up as well.

Nothing works as well as experience, imo. I only have high end wheels mounted at one place, and never had an issue. Bossman there knows if an issue arises, he'll take care of it.
 

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Biggest advice for the DIYer: only buy 6 point sockets unless you NEED a 12 point socket. Pro-tip: rarely will you need a 12 pt socket.

On my list: A new 1/2" click type torque wrench, a beam style in-lb torque wrench. Need the OTC 4v Modular tool set for cams etc.
 

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I want a garage big enough to make a lift useful...I go back and forth about drive-on vs 2 post. The 2 post would be more useful but I really really really don't wanna be the asshole with a vehicle standing on its bumper in the garage
 

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Always wanted one of those Swiss Army knives with a gazillion tools on it.

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Milwaukee 12v 3/8 Ratchet
Digital torque wrench
Miniature DA polisher to compliment the 3401
 

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A refreshed fully-functioning Bridgeport.


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Black02GT

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Biggest advice for the DIYer: only buy 6 point sockets unless you NEED a 12 point socket. Pro-tip: rarely will you need a 12 pt socket.

On my list: A new 1/2" click type torque wrench, a beam style in-lb torque wrench. Need the OTC 4v Modular tool set for cams etc.

Agreed, I try never to use a 12 point on a non 12 point fasteners. Driveshaft is about the only stock 12 point. Now once you start switching to ARP engine hardware... but hopefully those dont get worked on much lol.
 

mcaligiuri

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Eastwood has a $1000 tire machine. It’s on my list of tools to get. Wonder how good it is. The combo with balancer is $2000. If I do a couple side jobs it could pay for itself. That’s what I keep telling the wife
 

Stevenbekah

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I've got 10 Porter Cable 20v products... Love em all
Wanting that 1/2 drive that has 330ftlbs

I sold all my compressor stuff a couple years ago cause well, 20v is da bomb

Do I need it? No. I've got breaker bars for days and 3 separate great tq wrenches

But I want it!

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derklug

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A little Asian girl to use her tiny hands to get into places my mitts won't fit into. Honest, that's all I would use that tool for. Wife ain't buying that explanation.
 

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