I like the long screwdrivers too. The 602-6 and the 603-7 to be exact.
It's pretty hard to nail it down to three, but if I had to, I'd say my Kleins, my "Knopp" brand wiggy, and my Klein #11045 yellow handle strippers. Strippers you ask? Well, Klein started manufacturing them with larger plastic handles. I thought what a foolish idea, because they would be harder to put in my pouches. So, I bought all the original small handle 11045's I could find, which wasn't many by the way. I've probably got two or three brand new in the blister pack. I'll never use the big handle ones. I'll switch to Ideal first.
Whew! I'm long winded!
Re: What are your three favorite tools?#42160 09/16/0404:51 PM09/16/0404:51 PM
Klein offset #2 philips screw driver. Long handle Klein stripper. Little Fluke 73 meter. Not that it's "right" or "wrong" but I had a journeyman years ago who gave me a new Fluke meter and told me to learn how to use it. He took my wiggy and threw it away.
Re: What are your three favorite tools?#42163 09/16/0406:40 PM09/16/0406:40 PM
In defense of the wiggy, I never use the wiggy to measure voltage. I simply use it to feel for the buzz. Small buzz = 120 Big buzz = 240. If I'm only changing devices (receps or switches), I'll use my Fluke lighty up thingie. If I want to measure actual voltage, I take out my Fluke 87 or T5-600. The Knopp brand wiggy is small and fits in my bags nicely, unlike either of my Fluke products.
Re: What are your three favorite tools?#42164 09/16/0406:48 PM09/16/0406:48 PM
Knipex linemans, 1/3 less wieght to carry, but still keep the kliens in the truck. And, and Witte insulated flat, and phillips. Other than a fluke volt tick, the only things I carry on me. These are my fav's for the simple reason of wieght / performance. Klien makes some real nice (American made) tools and prefer them for most items, but those three items wiegh twice as much as the German stuff of equal or exceptional quality. (About the same price too.) Everything else is the tool box. I have some real favorites in there too, but too many to list.
Mark Heller "Well - I oughta....." -Jackie Gleason
Re: What are your three favorite tools?#42166 09/16/0407:40 PM09/16/0407:40 PM