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Unread 02-13-2009, 12:25 PM   #26
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i got the 1/2 80th tooth flex head ratchet ..good i like the snap ratchets n wrenches but like the matco sockets better... just because they come with color code engrave sizes n plastic rails.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 01:44 PM   #27
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the $25K + worth of Snap-On, Mac, Matco, Craftsman, and one-off Taiwan Frankenstein tools i have, along with the giant rollaway and tool cart, lies unused with dust and rust accumulating...strangely i can't get myself to part with any of them.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 01:56 PM   #28
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the $25K + worth of Snap-On, Mac, Matco, Craftsman, and one-off Taiwan Frankenstein tools i have, along with the giant rollaway and tool cart, lies unused with dust and rust accumulating...strangely i can't get myself to part with any of them.
No wonder you consider yourself a pack rat. Hahaha
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Unread 02-13-2009, 03:19 PM   #29
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the $25K + worth of Snap-On, Mac, Matco, Craftsman, and one-off Taiwan Frankenstein tools i have, along with the giant rollaway and tool cart, lies unused with dust and rust accumulating...strangely i can't get myself to part with any of them.
You should donate them to a needy bald white guy....
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Unread 02-13-2009, 04:07 PM   #30
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the $25K + worth of Snap-On, Mac, Matco, Craftsman, and one-off Taiwan Frankenstein tools i have, along with the giant rollaway and tool cart, lies unused with dust and rust accumulating...strangely i can't get myself to part with any of them.
Lois...Sharing is caring!
So with that in mind...Why not start a tool rental for HT peepz?
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Unread 02-13-2009, 04:46 PM   #31
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Why would you want the beam type torque wrench??? If you get the Tech Angle torque wrench from Snap On, it can tell you the torque for turning when checking preload on bearings. I love my Tech Angle toque wrenches, except they don't have it in 1/4"
I've come to find that beam type TW's are necessary for any washer or gasket application (things that compress). I've learned the hard way that click type or even the digital TW's aren't sensitive enough, and resulted in snapped bolts due to over-torquing.
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Unread 02-13-2009, 11:07 PM   #32
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I've come to find that beam type TW's are necessary for any washer or gasket application (things that compress). I've learned the hard way that click type or even the digital TW's aren't sensitive enough, and resulted in snapped bolts due to over-torquing.
I've never really had a problem with the digital torque wrenches, nor any click type torque wrench. Most bolts that I've snapped was due to poor quality materials, mostly cylinder head bolts. The I5 Colorado and Canyon motors were where I experienced most of the broken bolts from. I myself thought I might have over-torqued, but painting a mark on the bolt told a different story. Depending on what you are torqueing down, I'd say you'd have more a material failure than a tool failure. Amazingly, the digital torque wrenches from Snap On are the most accurate ones I have used. For small bolts going into aluminum, I'd recommend using a dial type as opposed to the beam type, mainly because the pivot handles associated with the beam type are a little more cumbersome to maintain control. But the neat thing with the Snap On digital Tech Angle is it will tell you final torque, intial torque, and torque used to break the bolt loose.
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Unread 03-11-2009, 02:26 AM   #33
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Nick, is there such a thing as too much torque with an impact wrench?

I was looking into this:
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog

But for $50 more I can get this:
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog
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Unread 03-11-2009, 07:10 AM   #34
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Speaking of torque wrenches, do they drift out of accuracy and need to be calibrated or adjusted every once in a while?
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Unread 03-11-2009, 07:57 AM   #35
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Nick, is there such a thing as too much torque with an impact wrench?

I was looking into this:
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog

But for $50 more I can get this:
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog
Not for reverse, but forward torque, you need to use common sense. Reverse torque, the more you have the better it is for you. I have yet to come across a 1/2 impact gun that can take off the crank bolt for a 2.2L Honda Accord. I've never come across one yet. Somehow those are so tight, but the torque is only supposed to be 180 ft.lbs. Go figure that one. I recommend using the highest available torque in reverse because that is when it is most needed.
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Unread 03-11-2009, 07:59 AM   #36
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Speaking of torque wrenches, do they drift out of accuracy and need to be calibrated or adjusted every once in a while?
As long as you back off the torque setting after use on click types, it should be ok for some time. If you drop them, it wouldn't hurt to have them calibrated. Most click type torque wrenches have an accuracy of around 4 -6%.
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Unread 03-11-2009, 10:09 AM   #37
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Nick, is there such a thing as too much torque with an impact wrench?

I was looking into this:
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog

But for $50 more I can get this:
http://buy1.snapon.com/catalog/item....re&dir=catalog
One thing good about those impacts are they have the auto stop feature. Instead freewheeling long time after trigger release, it stops really quick. That's something I wish I had on my IR titanium 1/2. You get used to your tools pretty quickly after repetetive use.
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Unread 03-11-2009, 03:35 PM   #38
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hey nick...what does your setup/ stall look like?
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Unread 03-11-2009, 08:49 PM   #39
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Right now, I have a KRL 761B with stainless top, riser and overhead bin. I got the deep one, I think 22" deep. Bought that in 2003. Just added one locker last year. I have a KRSC41 I think, the new one with the sliding stainless top. And an older Blue Point roll cart with the gas struts and 2 full width drawers. My roll cab setup is black, the roll carts are yellow. My stall has one rack, and I have 3 other flat stall that I use also. One of these days I'll get a pic of my stall area.

I have a pic of my tool box on Face Book though. Hoping that when my wife is done with school, I can buy a new tool box and my diesel truck. Then I'll bring my old one home.
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Unread 03-11-2009, 08:57 PM   #40
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hey nick...what does your setup/ stall look like?
Is that your current setup in your sig???
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Unread 03-11-2009, 09:25 PM   #41
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speaking of tools i gota buy me some shit. i hate borrowing shit from the other techs although they dont mind i try not to borrow more than once. if i need it more than once i tell my self i need it and try and buy it asap
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Unread 03-11-2009, 09:49 PM   #42
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speaking of tools i gota buy me some shit. i hate borrowing shit from the other techs although they dont mind i try not to borrow more than once. if i need it more than once i tell my self i need it and try and buy it asap
That is a good habit.

So did your parent's buy you the tool box you wanted? Any pics of it?
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Yeah as a pro I can see that being a problem.... but I would def recommend trying it at home. Especially with a challenging fabrication issue - it makes you more philosophic when you waste 200 bucks worth of aluminium instead of angry.
ah, is THAT the trick.

can't tell you how much materials i wasted because i wasn't wasted...

good thing i don't have that welder, then - otherwise the fix wouldn't be as easy as unbolting everything, measuring, and trimming/re-drilling.
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Unread 03-12-2009, 07:09 AM   #44
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Is that your current setup in your sig???
its a previous setup...i swapped out the topchest for a workstation... love the workstation...
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Unread 03-12-2009, 08:15 AM   #45
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its a previous setup...i swapped out the topchest for a workstation... love the workstation...
I see. I love my workstation setup. I hide there sometimes. Hehehe
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Unread 03-12-2009, 06:20 PM   #46
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anyone notice some of the newer snap on tools being made in china?
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Unread 03-12-2009, 08:42 PM   #47
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I dont really care...as long as the tool works...and they warranty it for anything that breaks...

though...my snap on dealer hardly stocks anything...so i dont really buy anything from him anymore...and when i ask for stuff...it takes him forever to bring in...so i try to buy only if he has it in his truck...
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Unread 03-12-2009, 09:11 PM   #48
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I don't really care either. Main thing it works, and they warranty it for me. I buy at least 5K a year. Sometimes more. I'm more than half there already. Hahaha. I just bought the Solus pro last month.
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Unread 03-12-2009, 11:02 PM   #49
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lots of my classmates tools snap on sets broke within the first 2 semesters... extensions 3/8s 1/2inch the ball either gets stuck or popped out!

my vise grip snap on pilers the teeth stripped after one use!

i order a lot of stuff off matco now ..much easier to buy stuff
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Unread 03-12-2009, 11:21 PM   #50
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Maybe you guys don't use the tool properly. I've spent way more on tools with Snap On than any other brand. I have yet to find one tool fail me after just one use yet. But not all my stuff is Snap On because some of their tools are poorly engineered.
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