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Old 01-06-2014, 12:33 AM
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Originally Posted by cth350 View Post
geez, I step away for about two days and look what happens. Last time I was here, the kid was stuck in San Diego and needed a shop. I go back to work for two days and check back in at the end of a quiet Saturday and I find a long winded skirmish and some truly interesting tools from NASA.

Having fast forwarded through four pages of material, I just wanted to add...
- a socket is a great way to break a bleed screw unless you have the discipline to use a torque wrench.
- 6 point tools are essential and I have made sure to always buy them. So when I was flat on my back in a pick & pull under a 190E 2.6 to grab it's 5-speed and flywheel, I had some choice words for myself when I discovered that the right tool to remove the flywheel is a 12mm twelve point socket and I didn't have one handy.
- Give your mom a break. You may have plenty of reasons to be annoyed with her, but none of us are angles. You gotta start somewhere. See if you can make it through the movie "Because of Winn-Dixie", which was just on HBO an hour back and I got to watch it with my 8 year old. (don't ask, trust me and do it; have I ever steered you wrong?).
- I had another point to make about cresent wrenches, but I forget exactly what I wanted to say and I believe somebody else said enough about them.
- Thanks Phil, much appreciated.

PS. Oh yeah, that other point was about a zero lash ratchet I read about in Skinned Knuckles I think. Basically using a one-way clutch like you would in an automatic transmission drive line. It's a ratchet style wrench without the pawl of a ratchet.
Speak for yourself- I tend towards the obtuse.

Let me guess- You never saw that coming.

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Old 01-06-2014, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Adriel View Post
Most of the products made in China are junk, for which 95 percent of Sears are. I now only buy Wright or Matco, or other tools made in the U.S.A. or Germany. If it is something light duty, then I might risk it. I own tools made in Japan, Taiwan, China, and Germany, of which the first two came with the Squareback and were therefore a gift, for which has got a lot of use.

So what was he giving me? I am really confused...

Speaking of which, I am also confuse why an adjustable wouldn't work in a pinch? I know the loose part can snap, but doubt they be that rusted?
This is about the point when most folks on here will say... GOOD LUCK! Unless you are a professional mechanic (which, going by your thread, you are not) paying top dollar for matco, snapon, etc etc is over kill. The professionals that invest in those brands use those tools day in and day out and put significant wear and abuse on them and will eventually see a return on that investment. For everyone else, sears and husky is more than good enough.

Lastly, someone one went thru some effort researching what you were too lazy to do yourself. Perhaps being a little more grateful and a little less of a tool snob would probably carry far more weight around here. Good luck in your journey for a tool utopia.
Old 01-06-2014, 11:54 AM
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I'm closing this thread...
everyone needs to understand that Adriel has a mental problem and we all need to cut him some slack.
he announced that his autism makes it hard to see what he did wrong, and how to properly interact with the forum.
please treat him like you would as if english is not his native language, and give him some slack.

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