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#64961 - 04/21/06 10:08 PM what are your must have tools??
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Loc: bay area, ca
just wondering what tools people like to use and must have before leaving to a job. im not talking about the basic screwdrivers, hammer, lineman plier, etc..
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#64962 - 04/21/06 10:17 PM Re: what are your must have tools??
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Registered: 05/04/05
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Loc: Crystal Lake, IL USA
My favorite for about 6 months is a cordless Panasonic metal saw. Next is a Panasonic flashlight. Next is a cordless Panasonic drill (screwdriver).

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#64963 - 04/22/06 05:47 AM Re: what are your must have tools??
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A fishing pole and my Rapalas...you never know when you'll have a job from hell turn into a sweetheart - with a nice trout stream nearby!
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#64964 - 04/22/06 07:12 AM Re: what are your must have tools??
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Registered: 01/22/05
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I have a list I call my "List of the best $20 I ever spent."

Tools on this list include my hand truck (dolly), my angle grinder, and my extension pole.

Other tools, which cost quite a bit more, but have prooven themselves to be worth their weight in gold, are:
- my sawz-it-all;
- my port-a-bandsaw; and,
- my SDS roto-hammer chisel/drill
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#64965 - 04/22/06 09:01 AM Re: what are your must have tools??
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Registered: 06/11/05
Posts: 821
Loc: Rahway, New Jersey
I've become a real big fan of the Dewalt cordless flashlights.
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#64966 - 04/22/06 09:08 AM Re: what are your must have tools??
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Registered: 11/17/05
Posts: 507
Loc: New Jersey
finally broke down and bought a klein 10-1. i've come to regret not buying it sooner. my pants stay up much better with only one screwdriver in the back pocket.
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#64967 - 04/22/06 12:36 PM Re: what are your must have tools??
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Registered: 03/31/04
Posts: 719
Loc: Tucson, AZ USA
My Surefire E1 flashlight and my Fluke non contact probe.
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#64968 - 04/22/06 01:10 PM Re: what are your must have tools??
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Registered: 12/04/04
Posts: 94
Loc: Massachusetts
My rubbermaid cart.
I'm getting to old to be a pack mule.
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#64969 - 04/22/06 03:45 PM Re: what are your must have tools??
festus Offline
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Registered: 11/30/03
Posts: 40
Loc: fairfax Va USA
Tool pouch containing the following, linemans, dykes, needlenose, klein strippers( one yellow regular, and one romex stripper), one phillips and one flat screwdriver, one 1/4 inch and 1 5/16 nutdriver.
One knife in pocket(klein), tape, wirenuts, inductive tester.
According to job, one torpedo level, and a drywall saw.

I know where every tool is and can find them in the dark, I am very posessive of my tools, and learned not to lend them out unless I make sure I get them back.
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#64970 - 04/22/06 06:05 PM Re: what are your must have tools??
kojunho Offline
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Registered: 03/11/06
Posts: 27
Loc: bay area, ca
i have the klein 10-1 and it saves weight in the belt. not bad for the price either (9.99). also like the klien romex stripper 14/2-12/2, alot easier than the razor blade method.
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