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Old 07-17-2016, 10:33 AM   #21
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3/8" drive impact swivels and pry bars get used on just about every single job at the shop I work at. Snap-On 14.4V 3/8" impact and Snap-On 14.4V microlithium 3/8" drive ratchet are the best time and hand savers.
 
Old 07-17-2016, 10:43 AM   #22
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The porter cable 1/4" impacts are all I will buy now. They are $100 on sale with two batteries, charger, and if you pay the extra $20 you get a drill too. I pulled and installed my entire 47rh on my truck with one without breaking any bolts loose except the trans cross member bolts. I've used it every day on turbos for a year now too.
http://www.lowes.com/pd/PORTER-CABLE...-Case/50102360

This one? Certainly sounds like they are worth a try.
 
Old 07-17-2016, 05:37 PM   #23
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Gearwrench indexable extendable pry bar. Tough, lightweight, and the handiest prybar I've ever used.
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:23 PM   #24
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Power probe are amazing!! Takes a little to figure when to use them, but well worth the money!
Not sure what you mean by that, I use mine for almost everything but checking ohms. I upgraded to the one with the multimeter. I rarely ever get my test light out anymore.
 
Old 07-18-2016, 07:29 PM   #25
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I've said piss on Snap on power tools for the most part. Tired of their fancy arse batteries barely outlasting the warranty, them costing darn near $200 for a replacement. Fuk that. Their miniature 3/8 impact is the handiest piece I own though.
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Old 07-18-2016, 08:08 PM   #26
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Dewalt 20v xr 1/2 impact, haven't had it for long but will break bolts that a snap on 1/2 electric impact wont, and can be had for a couple hundred bucks cheaper than snap on. Batteries are also way cheaper too.

The porter cable impact driver mentioned already also gets used on just about any job. As far as i'm concerned, for the cost, its a must have.

Next on the list will most likely be milwaukee electric ratchets. After using some of the guys snap on electric ratchets, I have to have one but I won't pay the snap on or mac price.
 
Old 07-18-2016, 08:18 PM   #27
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The Milwaukee fuel tools are hands down the best buy for me. I use mine in anything from asphalt to dust and in two years haven't skipped a beat. The 3/8 is a little beast,and the 1/2 is a monster.since I've upgraded to the 5.0 batteries I can lace a 34" belt with one battery and that's using the same battery on the grinder to cut the excess stud off.
 
Old 07-18-2016, 08:57 PM   #28
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next on the list will most likely be milwaukee electric ratchets. After using some of the guys snap on electric ratchets, I have to have one but I won't pay the snap on or mac price.


Have both and the snap on has a little more power but it's larger and harder to get in places. Can usually get a year out of a Milwaukee ratchet unless it takes a swim in the coolant pan. But they're only $99 without a battery so it's not a big loss. Once you own one you cant stand not having one.
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Old 07-18-2016, 10:20 PM   #29
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Not sure what you mean by that, I use mine for almost everything but checking ohms. I upgraded to the one with the multimeter. I rarely ever get my test light out anymore.
I guess I was meaning it took me a while to get in a habit of using it. Now I use it all the time also. Love it for testing window and lock motors.
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I won't use snap on electric stuff. My entire box is snap on but i run Milwaukee electric. Btw I am jealous of everyone's toys!
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There is another tool that the other diesel shop used when filling up the coolant system on a 7.3 Powerstroke. It hooks up to air and pulls a vacuum on the coolant system and then you can fill the coolant with the vacuum.


Snap on has one that we use daily. It works awesome.
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:33 PM   #32
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I just ordered a boroscope that plugs into my phone, it has a 5.5mm head so I think it should go down a 12v injector hole, I'm pretty stoked to see. I've been eyeballing the flir tg165 thermal imaging thermometer too, I just don't know if I could really justify it. You can't have too many tools

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Old 07-18-2016, 11:40 PM   #33
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More info on the boroscope?
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Old 07-18-2016, 11:58 PM   #34
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More info on the boroscope?
I got this one, I've seen them on amazon for less. I hope this one works out, but I've wasted $20 on dumber stuff than this lol.
http://www.myurbanstore.com/products...doscope-camera

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Old 07-19-2016, 01:05 AM   #35
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Snap on has one that we use daily. It works awesome.
can you get a part Number please?
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I just ordered a boroscope that plugs into my phone, it has a 5.5mm head so I think it should go down a 12v injector hole, I'm pretty stoked to see. I've been eyeballing the flir tg165 thermal imaging thermometer too, I just don't know if I could really justify it. You can't have too many tools

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I got this one, I've seen them on amazon for less. I hope this one works out, but I've wasted $20 on dumber stuff than this lol.
http://www.myurbanstore.com/products...doscope-camera

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Old 07-19-2016, 06:07 AM   #36
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can you get a part Number please?



have one it works ok on cr trucks to check for a melted piston



me too lol


I will see if I can get the number today. Also for bore scopes I love out snap on. Quality Is so good
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Old 07-19-2016, 07:12 AM   #37
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Not sure what you mean by that, I use mine for almost everything but checking ohms. I upgraded to the one with the multimeter. I rarely ever get my test light out anymore.


I don't even own a test light. My near 10 year old power probe 3 is my go-to unless I need ammeter function. I love that thing!


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Airlift maybe?

Kline makes one but it's application specific

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http://www.lowes.com/pd/PORTER-CABLE...-Case/50102360

This one? Certainly sounds like they are worth a try.
That's the one. That is the price I paid for the drill driver combo around xmas time. I will be buying a couple more sets this year. I've had this one for going on two years. I use it all day at work and any projects at home with zero hiccups. Batteries need charged about once a week with moderate use.
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That's the one. That is the price I paid for the drill driver combo around xmas time. I will be buying a couple more sets this year. I've had this one for going on two years. I use it all day at work and any projects at home with zero hiccups. Batteries need charged about once a week with moderate use.
Hmm. I wonder if there is anyway I could put a 3/8 drive anvil on it and take the quick coupler off.
 
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