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what are your must have tools?? #64961
04/22/06 12:08 AM
04/22/06 12:08 AM
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kojunho  Offline OP
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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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Re: what are your must have tools?? #64962
04/22/06 12:17 AM
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Tiger  Offline
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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).

Dave

Re: what are your must have tools?? #64963
04/22/06 07:47 AM
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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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Re: what are your must have tools?? #64964
04/22/06 09:12 AM
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renosteinke  Offline
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Blue Collar Country
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

Re: what are your must have tools?? #64965
04/22/06 11:01 AM
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ShockMe77  Offline
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Rahway, New Jersey
I've become a real big fan of the Dewalt cordless flashlights.

Re: what are your must have tools?? #64966
04/22/06 11:08 AM
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mahlere  Offline
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Posts: 507
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.

Re: what are your must have tools?? #64967
04/22/06 02:36 PM
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BigB  Offline
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Tucson, AZ USA
My Surefire E1 flashlight and my Fluke non contact probe.

Re: what are your must have tools?? #64968
04/22/06 03:10 PM
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Posts: 94
Massachusetts
My rubbermaid cart.
I'm getting to old to be a pack mule. [Linked Image]

Re: what are your must have tools?? #64969
04/22/06 05:45 PM
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festus  Offline
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Posts: 40
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.

Re: what are your must have tools?? #64970
04/22/06 08:05 PM
04/22/06 08:05 PM
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kojunho  Offline OP
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Joined: Mar 2006
Posts: 27
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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