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Ole Boy
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Member since Dec 2018
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Most useful tools in your tool box?
I'm talking about something outside of standard equipment like screwdrivers, cordless drill, ratchet set etc.

Especially something that takes the place of multiple tools without any drawbacks.


TDsngumbo
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Alpha Silverfox
Member since Oct 2011
29594 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
Youtube.com


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Clames
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2010
13435 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
Rigid cordless JobMax. Oscillating tool, jigsaw, sawzall, right-angle 3/8" drill all in one bag.


ItzMe1972
Member since Dec 2013
5500 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
Wire stripper that crimps lugs and cuts screws.

But I really like my ball pien hammer and multimeter too.


Athis
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3nOut
Texas A&M Fan
Central Texas, TX
Member since Jan 2013
19135 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
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Oscillating tool


I have used that thing for so much stuff it wasn’t intended for that it’s humiliating.

I will add that my dad gave me a universal adjustable pipe wrench when I bought my first house 16 years ago and it was probably 15 years old back then and I still have it. Most important tool I have ever owned.

Image: https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB1waBNkiqAXuNjy1Xdq6yYcVXav/12-Universal-Adjustable-Pipe-Wrench-Multi-functional-Pump-Pliers-High-Quality-Water-Pipe-Clamp-Pliers-Hand.jpg
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AmosMosesAndTwins
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Lake Charles
Member since Apr 2010
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re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
Magnetic stud finder

Safety goggles

A good mechanical pencil


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GooseCreekMafia
Louisiana Tech Fan
Member since Jun 2017
209 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
I second YouTube.


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Stexas
LSU Fan
SWLA
Member since May 2013
4150 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
Vice grips or lineman’s pliers.


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awestruck
Auburn Fan
Member since Jan 2015
7804 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
My phone

It takes the pic's that save a thousand words and sells near as many jobs. It gets the model, brand, item, lot and serial number right every time. It'll light up a tight corner. In selfie mode it'll display the backside of something without sliding it all the way out (or at all). It documents the way things were before you touched it...or the condition you found something in... or how it should be put back together. And if you write measurements on a wall or stud it'll remember them years later, as well as where the wiring is, as well as any bracing. Which is cool for hanging stuff once finished. It also saves a lot of yelling no when flipping thirty beakers... as well as we got a leak. It'll also get prices, and tell you which store to not go to, and where the job actually is. Plus it'll let you know when it's lunch and where it is, as well as it's time to call it a day.

(... and so much more)


BiggerBear
Wright St. Fan
Redbone Country
Member since Sep 2011
2461 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
Mig welder.


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Tigerpaw123
USA Fan
Louisiana
Member since Mar 2007
15278 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
quote:

My phone It takes the pic's that save a thousand words and sells near as many jobs. It gets the model, brand, item, lot and serial number right every time. It'll light up a tight corner. In selfie mode it'll display the backside of something without sliding it all the way out (or at all). It documents the way things were before you touched it...or the condition you found something in... or how it should be put back together. And if you write measurements on a wall or stud it'll remember them years later, as well as where the wiring is, as well as any bracing. Which is cool for hanging stuff once finished. It also saves a lot of yelling no when flipping thirty beakers... as well as we got a leak. It'll also get prices, and tell you which store to not go to, and where the job actually is. Plus it'll let you know when it's lunch and where it is, as well as it's time to call it a day. (... and so much more)


You can even call people with it


BottomlandBrew
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2010
22800 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
My wife gifted me a thing called a hori hori a few years ago. It's probably my favorite tool. It's the best gardening tool I own.

Image: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0045/1297/2890/products/UltimateTool-Walnut_04_900x674_4e72a477-ab7b-4c8e-9414-5ff68d64a768.jpg?v=1551133917 width=400


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onelochevy
LSU Fan
Slidell, LA
Member since Jan 2011
14447 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
channel-lock pliers. im a mechanic at a chem. plant and I dont leave the shop without a pair in my back pocket. Can use them to break bolts when you dont have the correct wrench or hold back up, remove insulation, use the handles to align a flange, and they come in handy as a small hammer in a pinch.


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Coon
Nicholls St. Fan
La 56 Southbound
Member since Feb 2005
18241 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
Oscillating tool, 100%.

But since it’s already mentioned, these puppies:

Air Shims. $16 at Lowe’s. Buy two. If you ever have to do work on doors, these are a Godsend! But I’ve found a ton of useful stuff to do with them.

Image: https://i.postimg.cc/mD3Kn2d1/7-C3-B83-F3-9-CE3-42-D0-AE21-DD98-CDE0-F9-AC.jpg


turkish
Member since Aug 2016
338 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
Kreg automax clamps
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Miketheseventh
LSU Fan
Member since Dec 2017
2843 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
9 “ Kline lineman pliers. Can be used for a hammer and many other things Image: https://www.kleintools.com/sites/all/product_assets/catalog_imagery/klein/hd20009ne.jpg


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wm72
Brooklyn
Member since Mar 2010
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Bleeding purple
TCU Fan
Athens, Texas
Member since Sep 2007
25291 posts

re: Most useful tools in your tool box?
1" diameter black iron pipe as long as will fit in my tool box which for me is 18"

Anyone who's worked on old engines cars trucks tractors or boats can tell you, a when a cheater bar is needed nothing else will do.


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TimeOutdoors
Mississippi St. Fan
AK
Member since Sep 2014
7361 posts

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