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Old 11-02-2010, 07:07 PM   #1
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Favorite tools

For what it's worth to newbies doing a total teardown and restoration these are the tools I found most helpful in no particular order:
Sawsall
multitool
compressor
airdrill
air rachet
5lb sledge hammer
blind rivet removal tool
several grades of wet sandpaper
wire welder
2000lb. jack!!
bottle jack
hand brake
2 4ft.angle iron and clamps for bending aluminum
wire wheels for drill
screw drivers, ratchet set,marking punch,measuring tapes,T-square straight edge
table saw ,jig saw,sharpie pens
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:12 PM   #2
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I'd say the most handy for me are:
1. Check book
2. Savings account
3. Credit card
4: IRA
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:52 PM   #3
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Sounds like everything you'd need to build a plane from the ground up. I don't think I could even match up all the tools to their names. Multitool, I know that one. Just another name for a Cuisinart....
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Old 11-03-2010, 02:58 PM   #4
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I have a "club hammer" (small sledge) I like to use to remove stubborn items.

I find I rarely have to go back and use another tool, once I have had a go at it with the club hammer.

Very satisfying tool...
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:06 PM   #5
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1 Water
2 Cereal grains
3 Hops
4 Yeast
5 Certain amount of aging

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Old 11-03-2010, 03:16 PM   #6
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Which brings to mind another couple of important tools. Bottle opener and corkscrew.
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Old 11-03-2010, 03:27 PM   #7
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I thought he had bottle opener on his list already... Isn't that what a bottle jack is?

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Old 11-03-2010, 03:54 PM   #8
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Good list Steve. I'd add...

1. Tin Snips
2. Air Rivet Gun
3. Dremel Tool
4. Quality Respirator
5. Olympic Rivet Shaver Tool
6. Center drill head for removing rivets
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Old 11-03-2010, 04:05 PM   #9
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Steve, it does look like a great list. Sorry for teasing so much.
For the work on the AS that I can handle, I better stick with the screwdriver, measuring tape and sharpie pens, though I do have tin snips in case I get really frustrated...

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Old 11-03-2010, 04:59 PM   #10
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I thought he had bottle opener on his list already... Isn't that what a bottle jack is?

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Maybe a bottle of jack D
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:07 PM   #11
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Bottle of tylenol. Barkalounger. Box of matches. Oh, that's my home repair tool list... though almost the same.

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1 Water
2 Cereal grains
3 Hops
4 Yeast
5 Certain amount of aging

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Jim, Have we had a Beer appreciation thread yet?

I really like a hand crafted IPA, Great Lakes Brewery, Cleveland OH was it the Burning River Pale Ale? been a bit too long. Darn fine IPA and their Edmond Fitzgerald Porter, nice desert beer. Siera Nevada makes some good stuff and Sam Adams also.

Tools, lets see, how about a complete wiring diagram that matches the real layout of YOUR trailer!

I think a decent digital VOM is a must have.

The correct fitting to blow out the water lines and I made a hose nozzle extension that sprays into the HWT drain plug and gets the nasties out of it, scale & crud.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:11 PM   #13
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Good list Steve. I'd add...

1. Tin Snips
2. Air Rivet Gun
3. Dremel Tool
4. Quality Respirator
5. Olympic Rivet Shaver Tool
6. Center drill head for removing rivets
Most important!Respirator! Using Aircraft Stripper without one cancels out ever having to buy the beer again!How's it going Sailor?I will be rolling before the next Vintage Restoration Rally.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:17 PM   #14
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PS.For all you beer lovers.Spending time in Belgium in my 20's I know what great beer should taste like.For some of you it won't matter,but try anything by New Belgium Brewing in Ft. Collins Fat Tire ,Tripel.Skinny Dip.They have it down.
For a real treat find Tripel Karmeleit.It is brewed in Belgium and sent to France to be bottled like a champagne would be!
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