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Old 03-14-2019, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by TurboTnZ06 View Post
The 90* scratch awl is one of the best tools..

I use those to remove radiator hoses, etc. I used to do it the "hard way" which usually involved damaging or slitting the hose to get it off.

I must sound like an idiot, but the first time I ever saw it done with a 90 degree pick I was like.... holee shyt!

One thing I've learned about wrenching is that everybody's got blind spots. Even the best techs.

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Originally Posted by KarlK View Post
more teeth engaged = more strength
Not typically. There are only one or two contact points (pawls) in most ratchets. More (Smaller) teeth mean less strength.
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Old 03-14-2019, 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by CA-Legal-Vette View Post
Not typically. There are only one or two contact points (pawls) in most ratchets. More (Smaller) teeth mean less strength.
Dual Pawls on the 120 GearWrench

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At least he should be able to get the snap on replaced under warranty.
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Originally Posted by Humanoid 2.0 View Post
At least he should be able to get the snap on replaced under warranty.
GearWrench has a lifetime warranty. Big deal, you can buy 2 or 3 of the Gear Wrench product to the equivalent of 1 Snap On.
You have to be a full time mechanic to abuse tools like that and need the warranty IMO.
By the looks of the wrenchers here on OT, seems all you have to worry about is how much you can wax them and how shiny they are.
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Originally Posted by KarlK View Post
GearWrench has a lifetime warranty. Big deal, you can buy 2 or 3 of the Gear Wrench product to the equivalent of 1 Snap On.
You have to be a full time mechanic to abuse tools like that and need the warranty IMO.
By the looks of the wrenchers here on OT, seems all you have to worry about is how much you can wax them and how shiny they are.
****, then it's GearWrench for the win.
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****, then it's GearWrench for the win.
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Sorry, Snap-On stuff is stupid expensive. There's equally good tools available for far less.
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The ultimate tools, to use for your car repairs! Hire a day laborer, and give instructions while enjoying your beer!

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Leatherman = Mexican tool box
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Originally Posted by KarlK View Post
GearWrench has a lifetime warranty. Big deal, you can buy 2 or 3 of the Gear Wrench product to the equivalent of 1 Snap On.
You have to be a full time mechanic to abuse tools like that and need the warranty IMO.
By the looks of the wrenchers here on OT, seems all you have to worry about is how much you can wax them and how shiny they are.
BS you just have to work on old cars in the rust belt to abuse tools. I broke plenty of tools being a DIY. that includes Snap-on ratchets, snap on ratcheting screw drivers, snap on sockets, S&K sockets and craftsmen sockets. its all on what your doing
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Originally Posted by Nowhere Man View Post
BS you just have to work on old cars in the rust belt to abuse tools. I broke plenty of tools being a DIY. that includes Snap-on ratchets, snap on ratcheting screw drivers, snap on sockets, S&K sockets and craftsmen sockets. its all on what your doing
Then you're doing it wrong. I'm from the rust belt also. I used the torch and squirrel **** whenever and wherever I could before using the wrench or ratchet with a breaker bar, or using a 50 year old worn out socket and ratchet hand me down from you grandpa. I've been wrenching for a number of years, and the only tools I have broken was when I using a hammer and a breaker bar where I probably shouldn't have.

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Originally Posted by KarlK View Post
Leatherman = Mexican tool box
Maybe a fancy Mexican. For a commoner, it's a hammer, pliers, and baling wire/duct tape.
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Meh View Post
Maybe a fancy Mexican. For a commoner, it's a hammer, pliers, and baling wire/duct tape.
True, I ventured into Mexico many times for work. Of course I was just a "tourist" but found myself being the American gringo on site doing the hands on work in most cases. The joke among my customer who were my guides, was the Leatherman was my Mexican tool box. It was fancy compared to hammers and broken screwdrivers...
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Originally Posted by wadenelson View Post
I use those to remove radiator hoses, etc. I used to do it the "hard way" which usually involved damaging or slitting the hose to get it off.

I must sound like an idiot, but the first time I ever saw it done with a 90 degree pick I was like.... holee shyt!

One thing I've learned about wrenching is that everybody's got blind spots. Even the best techs.
On larger hoses a cotter pin remover works great. Use one all the time at work. I have the short and long flex head snap-on wrenches in all 3 sizes.
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Originally Posted by TurboTnZ06 View Post
The 90* scratch awl is one of the best tools.
what for? I don't have one and never felt the need to. what am I missing?
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what for? I don't have one and never felt the need to. what am I missing?
its great for finding screw holes behind carpet and such. Lining up a screw holes in things that donít line up. Helps getting clamps on and off hoses
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The addition of the spinner makes it better.

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Originally Posted by TorchRedRocket View Post
How many years did you finance that ratchet for?
You mean he didn't have the $1,000 to pay in cash ?
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Originally Posted by Nowhere Man View Post
its great for finding screw holes behind carpet and such. Lining up a screw holes in things that donít line up. Helps getting clamps on and off hoses
thanks
I get to do some tool shopping today
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