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  1. #26
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    Fleshlight.

  2. #27
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    My liver.

  3. #28
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    Tie- between impact driver, I have several, how did I manage to live without one; and the dust collector that showed up yesterday. Much more pleasant to thickness boards without chips hitting me in the face and not having huge piles of chips in the shop.

  4. #29
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    Quote Originally Posted by reckless toboggan View Post
    Ok. In that case my pen is the best tool I own.
    I see what you did there

  5. #30
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    My Swiss army pocket knife. It's a medium sized one (not the one with just a blade and a can opener, but not the one with a coffee grinder and a circular saw either).

    I carry it all the time and when for some reason I forget it I realize just how much I use it.

  6. #31
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisteoff View Post
    I see what you did there
    It's not difficult to see, but it can be really hard with only one eye.
    Quote Originally Posted by XXX-er View Post
    the situation strikes me as WAY too much drama at this point

  7. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by NW_SKIER View Post
    Digital Death
    killin it wit digidrew

  8. #33
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    An air compressor.
    `•.¸¸.•´><((((º>`•.¸¸.•´¯`•.¸.•´¯`•...¸><((((º>

    "Having been Baptized by uller his frosty air now burns my soul with confirmation. I am once again pure." - frozenwater

    "once i let go of my material desires many opportunities for playing with the planet emerge. emerge - to come into being through evolution. ok back to work - i gotta pack." - Slaag Master

    "As for Flock of Seagulls, everytime that song comes up on my ipod, I turn it up- way up." - goldenboy

  9. #34
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    eye phone
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    Alpental Indigenous

  10. #35
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    Taken off the fridge for photo purposes
    .....I hope you know that this will go down on your permanent record

    http://procatinator.com/?cat=80

  11. #36
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    Most Used: impact driver
    Most useful: trailer for the lawn tractor
    Most fun: tie between the propane torch and chainsaw

  12. #37
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    I like the propane torch too--for making creme brulee. (I originally used it for putting pine tar on my xc skis. That was a while back.)

  13. #38
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    A real answer! Nice. Amazon has them: https://smile.amazon.com/Knipex-0020...x+Cobra+pliers

    Why do you like them?
    They are a quality and well-designed tool. Originally used them for irrigation work but have found them to be useful for lots of tasks around the house. These are my favorite and most used ones https://www.amazon.com/KNIPEX-87-01-...+5+inch+pliers super-handy little tool.

    If you are wanting a more refined tool that will not mark up what you are plying on, there are these: https://www.amazon.com/Knipex-Tools-...JQPJD40EFGMGGJ
    Last edited by permnation; 05-06-2017 at 07:17 AM.

  14. #39
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    20oz Vaughan framing hammer, circa 1985. Used to build countless homes, decks and whatever needed building... or wrecking.

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  15. #40
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    Candidates for worst tool I own--almost all my cordless drills--ryobi, makita, dewalt--the chucks slip on all of them. Maybe I'm just not strong enough to tighten them enough, but my very old makita 9V never slips.

  16. #41
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    ^I have been impressed with this Bosch drill for at home use, and the price is right. https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-DDB181-...cordless+drill

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    Stanley 9 1/2 Block Plane.

  18. #43
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    The Best Tool You Own

    Motion pro T handles.. so fast

  19. #44
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    Quote Originally Posted by permnation View Post
    They are a quality and well-designed tool. Originally used them for irrigation work but have found them to be useful for lots of tasks around the house. These are my favorite and most used ones https://www.amazon.com/KNIPEX-87-01-...+5+inch+pliers super-handy little tool.

    If you are wanting a more refined tool that will not mark up what you are plying on, there are these: https://www.amazon.com/Knipex-Tools-...JQPJD40EFGMGGJ
    Wiha makes some nice pliers too.

    As far as simple but incredibly well made tools, I love my wera screwdrivers.

  20. #45
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    Just one? No, I'm going to roll with this one a little. Good tools I work with a fair amount and wouldn't want to do without:
    - Snap-on open/box end wrench set and socket ratchets
    - skis, Blizzard Kabookies, Scarpa boots
    - Milwaukie impact driver
    - Swiss Army Knife
    - Husky chain saw
    - Vise (not Vice!) Grip pliers
    - pulaski

    I got lots of tools - my place is a dad house, I like to do my own work and I like to have the tools on hand. I have a Fiskars pole saw and loppers that are pretty good tools, but I just hate using them. I really love my snowblower, but I wish it was a Husky or Honda.

    Quote Originally Posted by permnation View Post
    ^ Nice. I should get one.
    Jesus rides beside me, he never buys any smokes.

  22. #47
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    As far as simple but incredibly well made tools, I love my wera screwdrivers.
    Those are nice. I think the red is what sold me on the Felo.

  23. #48
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    I also love my knipex pliers. I like them enough I have bought more to give as gifts to brighten my friends garage experiences.
    Yesterday a helicoil kit saved my mother fucking ass! See 10yo car thread...
    sigless.

  24. #49
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    This week it is the 2 foot long, 1/2" breaker bar.
    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

  25. #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
    I have a bunch of tools. This Fiskars long pole cutter is pretty good though. It has an 8-foot pole on it, cuts anything up to about an inch like butter. Noticed the driveway looked like Vietnam this morning, cut it back in an hour, took me two hours to clear away the debris. Good tool.
    Got one of those, love it. Weirdest thing I've ever had delivered from Amazon. I Always hum the woo eee ooo tune from the Wizard of Oz when I this it on my shoulder to attack the foiliage. (btw not to go all mine's bigger than yours but mine extends to around 14 feet.)
    Damn, we're in a tight spot!

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