I can truly appreciate ratchets and wrenches instead of trying to make do with pliers on a multitool.
What do you do when you find an SAE nut?Def
Great pics there Vidar!I'll have to take some pics of my calipers too- after I got injured a couple of years ago I bought a set of digital calipers so I could start measuring things to try and recreate them in CAD software. I had some limited success with the software, but I still use the calipers to measure a lot of things. It's amazing how handy they are, and I often wonder how I ever got along without them.Def
If you can do a trailer connection you are more qualified than me for sure. Trailer connectors just seems to be a mess of standards and connections. (I'm sure it is all perfectly clear to the initiated though). I actually saw eye to eye with electricity many years ago on a steel construction. Close enough to some 400v wire ends for the electricity to jump across the gap and onto my nose. It was not supposed to be live, but it sure got me very lively. I had the odd smell and taste of burnt hair for the next two weeks or so. Live and learn I guess.
I went from Best Buy Technician with 3 tool bags to an AV install company with 2 crew cab dodge gooseneck dually trucks and 2 fully stocked 26' trailers. I still carry my Knipex from Best Buy as they are fantastic tools. Husky makes a fine socket set. We beat the hell out of the sockets and ratchets and they still hold up just fine. Klein has glow in the dark handle tools now. I bought a pair of diagonal cutters. Awesome when you're working in the ceiling.I need recommendations on IT scissors besides those Greenlee or Klein ones. They don't fit my big hands for fiddling with cat cable,
13. The germans make some very nice pliers. Here are some Knipex ones. The black head Cobra ones are like improved water pump pliers. The blank head pliers wrenches are just great - their jaws remain parallel and will function as a ratcheting spanner among other things. And the Rapter down left in picture is a specialized nuts and bolt gripper. 14. For electrical and cable work the three to the right really saves time. The middle one will cut around the outside of a cable to a specific depth, and the edge can then be twisted 90 degrees and cut along the cable. Great for quickly getting to inner cables. If the outside is tough the one second to the left will usually still cut off the outside without harming any cables inside. And the hexagonal end crimp tool to the far right really helps securing good cable ends and proper reliable connections.15. The little mirror with a light can be a lifesaver in tight spots. (Another candidate is taking a photo with the cellphone if your hand fits). The little pen is an oil pen - great for local cutting oil adds when machining. And the crazy looking plier to the right is a zip tie tightener and cutter. The thing works great!16. Some various tidbits I've found useful. A centered stainless steel wirebrush; great for welding preparation. Two burr and edge removers - the blue one for inside holes. And the last one is a steering add-on for threading rods - it makes it easier to get the threads proper parallel to the rod every time.