: Useful Tools


yellow_spider
07-07-2007, 03:31 PM
Apart from the usual screwdrivers / plieres / socket sets / timing light / axle stands etc , heres a few tools i have found to be very useful for working on my dub (and others too) :)

Pipette

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/pipette.jpg

Very useful tool for removal of brake fluid and other fluids.


DeadBlow Hammer

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/deadblow_hammer.jpg

Great for persuading brake drums off that are stuck without much risk of damage to the drum.


Griping Pliers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/grip_pliers.jpg

These are great for rounded off brake pipe unions / nipples / bolts as they grip tighter the more you turn. Nearly always removes stubborn fixings allowing replacement.


Brake Shoe Hold Down Tool

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/hold_down_fixer.jpg

Does not look much but good for holding the shoe hold down clips and twisting them on easily.

yellow_spider
07-07-2007, 03:32 PM
Pipe Clamps

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/pipe_clamp1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/pipe_clamp2.jpg

Easily and safely shut off rubber pipes (fuel / brake hose etc) without risk of damage while working.


S-Shaped Spanners

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/s_shaped_spanner.jpg

Extremely useful for tight spots such as around the carb nuts


Ratchet Spanners

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/ratchet_spanner.jpg

Easy to use and a great time saver. Everyone should have a set of these.


Magnetic Telescopic Pickup

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/telescopic_pickup1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/telescopic_pickup2.jpg

Excellent for retrieving small metal parts you drop (nuts / washers etc) where you shouldnt.

yellow_spider
07-07-2007, 03:32 PM
Large Grips

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/large_grips.jpg

Useful for a variety of purposes.


Large BallJoint Fork

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/large_fork.jpg

A bit brutal (the joint will probably be damaged) but an easy way to seperate balljoints that need replacement anyway.


Flexible Claw Pickup

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/claw_pickup1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/claw_pickup2.jpg

Great for when you drop something and cant get your hand in to reach it. The stem is very flexible allowing you to reach into small spaces with ease.


Large Prybar

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/large_prybar.jpg

Useful for several jobs when a bit of extra leverage is needed.


Ball Joint Removers

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/ball_joint_tools.jpg

Easy to use tools to remove balljoints.


:)

spannermanager
07-07-2007, 05:36 PM
mate, i cant see any blood staines on those tools, or grease come to that !! gofer it !

yellow_spider
07-07-2007, 09:25 PM
Theres plenty of grease and dirt on them :o ;)

I just thought id post up some things i find useful incase anyone is thinking what would be a useful addition to their toolboxes :)

iain ambrose
07-07-2007, 09:50 PM
You forgot...
http://www.aspli.com/prdimgs/060004.jpg
For when all else fails :hangloose

yellow_spider
07-07-2007, 11:08 PM
Thats an essential item though , so not in my list. :incheek:

I was listing useful tools that might not be part of peeps toolboxes but they might consider getting :coffeecup

rubbachicken
07-07-2007, 11:25 PM
You forgot...
http://www.aspli.com/prdimgs/060004.jpg
For when all else fails :hangloose
very very important in making type 4 engines run ;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v117/rubbachicken/chicken_split/type2648.jpg

Clarkson46
08-07-2007, 12:49 AM
As they say "Don't force it, use a bigger hammer"

rubbachicken
08-07-2007, 01:51 AM
As they say "Don't force it, use a bigger hammer"
i thought it was

when you have a hammer in you hand
every problem looks like a nail
:crazy:

al_kaholik
08-07-2007, 12:25 PM
My big hammer is called "El Bastardo" He's great for flooring too, and other such jobs. Nice list :)

yellow_spider
08-07-2007, 08:11 PM
Nice list :)

Thanks :D

bodgeb
08-07-2007, 10:23 PM
My most useful tool.
http://buy.maplin.co.uk/Free_UK_Delivery/Professional_Gel_Knee_Pads_99837/Professional_Gel_Knee_Pads_99837.htm

Dont know how I managed without them.

Bodge

al_kaholik
08-07-2007, 11:00 PM
My tool list grows all the time. 1/2 in. socket set is a god-send after a 3/8 in. So much more power. That said I use the 3/8 and 1/4 in. sets quite often too.

Can't beat a nice long bar either, invaluable. Yellow Spider, you forgot the most important tools of all for the garage though...

http://www.neilblevins.com/cg_education/brushed_metal/tea_kettle.jpg

and

http://www.toughshed.com/catalog/images/mug1.jpg

:D

spannermanager
09-07-2007, 09:18 PM
ive got one like that only bigger!! i use it to adjust my tappets...

yellow_spider
10-07-2007, 04:20 PM
As pointed out by a friend, heres a couple more very useful tools for dubbers :)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/magnetic_tray.jpg

Magnetic Tray
Great for storing nuts / bolts etc while working :D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/t_handle_hex.jpg
T Handled Hex
Good for a variety of uses.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/yellow_spider/tools/brake_pipe_spanners.jpg
Brake pipe spanners
Self explanatory , saves damaging fittings :)

(Sorry for poor quality pics) :o