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Useful tools

Postby DaytonAndy » 10 Jun 2016, 11:48

Thanks to the forum I've picked up a few tools that I probably wouldn't have otherwise discovered. Just thought I'd start a thread and see what other gems people have lying round that you might not usually think of?
So far I have a £10 boroscope camera with a 2 metre lead. It comes with leds built in to see in dark areas and a magnet attachment to pluck screws etc from places fingers won't reach. I can see a lot of use for that in the future!
I have a £5 mechanics stethoscope for pinpointing noises on an engine.
My favourite tool I have which I never see but I think people might like are these
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Brilliant scrapers which don't damage paintwork. They're very strong and stiff so you can use them to prise things apart when a metal tool would leave a mess. "Facom scraper set" if anyone wants them! I think they're primarily for removing wheel weights but I use them for everything from scraping tape and gunge off paintwork to removing gasket from delicate surfaces.
What else can I add to the collection?
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Re: Useful tools

Postby Kwacky » 10 Jun 2016, 12:28

Those scrapers look good. I may invest in some.

This is my favourite tool set at home. http://www.drapertools.com/product/6337 ... -(35-Piece) It's much better than a set of allen keys IMO.
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Re: Useful tools

Postby Perkles » 10 Jun 2016, 12:41

one tool I always rely on and has got me out the shit many times is this http://www.drapertools.com/product/5230 ... ck-up-Tool
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Re: Useful tools

Postby StMarks » 10 Jun 2016, 12:57

Great thread idea Daytona Andy, & those plastic scrapers look excellent.
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Re: Useful tools

Postby C00kiemonster » 10 Jun 2016, 13:41

Can we ban this thread please? Its going to get expensive - i love tools! :)

My only tool with a name - Horace.

I have many different members of his family:

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Re: Useful tools

Postby rocket » 10 Jun 2016, 15:25

ordered a set of those scrapers think they will come in useful when rebuilding the rs250.


I have built up my tools over the years and have a selection i could not do with out fortunately i have a friend that owns a garage and my other friend next door is an engineer so if i struggle with anything they usually have a tool or even make one to do the job.If i use it a few times is usually gets added to my selection unless it costs a fortune. This has got me out of the dodo a few times and only got it 6 months ago.

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Re: Useful tools

Postby Blade » 10 Jun 2016, 17:08

Will order the scrapers anyone got a link.

Great thread Andy (y)
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Re: Useful tools

Postby StMarks » 10 Jun 2016, 17:35

Blade wrote:Will order the scrapers anyone got a link.

Great thread Andy (y)

LOL, and the boroscope magnety thing too, please. :)
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Re: Useful tools

Postby duke63 » 10 Jun 2016, 18:40

This is one of my faves - Mac Tools T Bar spinner ratchet.

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Re: Useful tools

Postby Kwacky » 10 Jun 2016, 19:23

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Re: Useful tools

Postby Blade » 10 Jun 2016, 20:38

Spinning T-Bars should be an Olympic skill alongside boroscoping and lock wiring (rock)
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Re: Useful tools

Postby Perkles » 10 Jun 2016, 20:55

I own three norbar torque wrenches British made and known as the best,I also find halfords tools very good quality and price
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Re: Useful tools

Postby rocket » 10 Jun 2016, 21:07

got quite a bit of halfords stuff i like it decent quality
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Re: Useful tools

Postby DaytonAndy » 11 Jun 2016, 09:49

Blade I got a local tool store to order the scrapers in for me so no link unfortunately. Edit: Just spotted Kwacky posted a link above!
StMarks I got the boroscope from ebay- item no 201501815738 You can choose different cable lengths etc. You can hook it up to PC or Android phone but NOT apple phones!
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Re: Useful tools

Postby Kwacky » 11 Jun 2016, 10:11

+1 for the halfords tools. They seem to be very well made.
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Re: Useful tools

Postby D41 » 12 Jun 2016, 15:35

Tools??

Feck...have absolutely loads..."buy once, buy for life", etc....so I like the good stuff. That, plus 30 years as a mechanic has netted me quite a collection of oddball sh*t that I'll buy in Old Town Orange just because I like old things. Building bicycles, etc. has also helped quite a bit.

Snap-On are the benchmark here...but I have some really nice allen-drivers for RC cars that work great instead of a wrench in hard to reach places. Decent safety-wiring pliers are a must for trackdaying/racing.
Good soldering iron (100W) and silver solder for electrical stuff...has the best conductivity by far.

etc.
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Re: Useful tools

Postby rocket » 12 Jun 2016, 16:59

just been to lidl and this fell in the trolley tried it down the back of the sofa and quite impressed

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Re: Useful tools

Postby Blade » 12 Jun 2016, 17:46

That looks like a good piece of kit Rocket.

What is the image quality like ?
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Re: Useful tools

Postby Perkles » 12 Jun 2016, 17:49

forgot my £12 ebay obd reader ,invaluable and works a treat
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Re: Useful tools

Postby Blade » 12 Jun 2016, 18:06

Good shout Obd2 is a very useful tool especially if you can graph live data which is available on relatively cheap equipment these days.

Perks did you know the zx10r has on board self diagnosis ? Very useful feature and we'll done Kawasaki for featuring it hopefully other manufacturers will follow suit.
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