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  • #16
    Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

    Lately I've been really appreciating my Wheeler Rex self feed ratcheting tubing cutters, great for tight spots and my rigid rt-100 soldering tongs again great for tight spots.

    wookie

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    • #17
      Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

      My Stream Light Luxeon 4aa flash light, loved it so much I bought a coworker one and four more for myself. Honarbable mention goes to my Klein 10 in 1 screw driver.

      I have the Ridgid Plastic Nut Basin Wrench and it is good when you need it. I have used it maybe 10 times or so.
      Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.

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      • #18
        Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

        I`d have to say my FireStorm 18V flashlight That thing will out last anything I`ve ever tried to this date on a charge up. I have used it for 4hr`s nonStop and it still keeps shining
        http://www.all-clear-sewer.com/

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        • #19
          Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

          mine has to be, the tool that never seems to be where it should be then i have to run out to buy another one(or two) only to return home to find out that i over looked it the frist time i looked for it.
          9/11/01, never forget.

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          • #20
            Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

            My Milwaukee V28 reciprocating saw. I feel a cordless reciprocating saw is the second most-needed cordless tool after a drill. Awesome......although I am warming up to Ridgid's compact drill....

            How about a thread on the tool that you hardly ever use but when you need it once a year(or less) it is worth the money?

            In my case so far, that would be the Ridgid MaxSelect Caulk gun. Try doing 14 tubes of silicone like I recently did one Saturday afternoon....Well worth the money.

            Only other tool that comes to mind is my torque wrench...I use it twice a year to torque the lawnmower blade on, but man does it make the job nice and easy and foolproof.

            I'd post that thread but I haven't figured it out how to start a new thread yet. Feel free to post the thread idea if you wish, as I'm sure there are others who have a tool they hardly ever use and can hardly justify the cost. Yet when they need it, they can't live without it. My tiller comes to mind.....over a grand 5 years ago and probably run it for 20 minutes each summer.....yet that 20 minutes would be hours by hand, soooo...........
            I'm on "The List" and I love it!!

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            • #21
              Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

              Originally posted by tinmack View Post
              How about a thread on the tool that you hardly ever use but when you need it once a year(or less) it is worth the money?

              I'd post that thread but I haven't figured it out how to start a new thread yet.
              Click on a topic and you'll see the page with all the threads. Right above the threads is an icon "New thread". Click on that and you're set.
              Buy cheap, buy twice.

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              • #22
                Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

                Thanks gear junkie......I guess it wasn't obvious enough for me....
                I'm on "The List" and I love it!!

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                • #23
                  Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

                  6 Ft Rule,420 & 6" channelocks, 1/4" Dr with a beam clamp socket,wrap-a-round, and a Port-a-band saw
                  Last edited by JRM638fitter; 12-20-2007, 08:57 PM.

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                  • #24
                    Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

                    This one I always forget-my O-ratchet set. There's a hole in the middle of the socket and ratchet head so you can use this to tighten all thread, tank bolts. Very useful set.
                    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                    • #25
                      Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

                      Originally posted by JRM638fitter View Post
                      6 Ft Rule,420 & 6" channelocks, 1/4" Dr with a beam clamp socket,wrap-a-round, and a Port-a-band saw

                      What do you use your 6" channelocks on? Just curious.
                      Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.

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                      • #26
                        Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

                        426 channelocks/ 6'' are great for service work

                        the 420/ 9.5'' are 1 notch too small for a 1.5'' slip joint nut or trap.

                        the 430/ 10'' are perfect.

                        rick.
                        phoebe it is

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                        • #27
                          Re: favorite tool in your toolbox and rothenberger questions

                          Originally posted by Plumber_Rick
                          the 430/ 10'' are perfect.

                          Absolutely. And I think it's funny that the local Wal-Mart only sells 420s and 440s. I also carry a very large pair of Channellocks for such things as shower drains and flush valve nuts. In addition, I have some slightly smaller and small pump-type pliers that come in handy for various things. I carry my toolbox with my left arm and I think it's about 2" longer than my right arm . . .

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