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Old 11-16-2016, 11:03 AM   #51
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I can vouch for Jon's tool and parts assortment, you ask and he has......just what you need. Thanks Jon for being there with your spare(s)....
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Here are 2 of my father's hand me down tools, notice the model # on the drill as well as where the hand drill was made...
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Old 11-16-2016, 11:50 AM   #53
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Hi Jim,
All this tool talk got me digging!
Pic 1. In case you need to work on your model T Tow Rig, Remember the term Chrome Vanadium Steel?
Pic 2 tie bar for any self respecting retired butcher, Potosi WI bottle opener from the brewery in the old days, Starrett Tools commemorative paper clip from 1955.
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Old 11-16-2016, 12:51 PM   #54
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So back to those torque wrenches- is there a preferred brand?
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Torque wrenches: what your wallet can afford. Mine from Canadian Tire ( $60 on sale, half off ).
And, some tools are meant to be owned, even if never used. Schraeder Balloon Tire Gauge.
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Thanks. I lost a wheel off my boat trailer once- luckily going very slowly- so I probably should have had one a long time ago.
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Old 11-16-2016, 02:14 PM   #57
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So back to those torque wrenches- is there a preferred brand?
I don't think there is a single preferred brand, but this are desirable and undesirable types:I wouldn't carry anything electronic for this purpose, because batteries always seem to be dead just when they're needed on rarely-used tools.
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I don't think there is a single preferred brand, but there are desirable and undesirable types:I wouldn't carry anything electronic for this purpose, because batteries always seem to be dead just when they're needed on rarely-used tools.
Brian I've had a beam-type for years, learned how to use it in shop class in high school, and it has served me well. I recently bought a micrometer-type and it certainly has it's good points, but I'll never be without my old one.
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Brian I've had a beam-type for years, learned how to use it in shop class in high school, and it has served me well. I recently bought a micrometer-type and it certainly has it's good points, but I'll never be without my old one.
Good, but for a novice just wanting to hit a specific torque (specifically for wheel nuts), I think the micrometer type is a lot easier to use than reading the pointer position on a beam-type.

I hope all of these things ride around in a protective case (mine does), but if they ever get banged around - something that shouldn't happen - it seems like the pointer of a beam-type is more likely to get damaged.
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I replaced my beam type with micrometer type when I realized that the pointer was missing. My broken beam type makes a lousy breaker bar because it is designed to bend. Not supposed to use torque wrench as a breaker bar, per instructions.
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