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  • #31
    Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

    Originally posted by G3sprinklers View Post
    Found it too. New one looks metal but hard to tell. Could still be plastic.

    If metal, on the list.

    By the way, that ITW is a monster I wasn't aware of....

    J.C.

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    • #32
      Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

      good site Bogart, have been there.

      Have many of the tools for the pipe trades, dang things ain't cheap either. The curve-o-mark brand are my favorite, and the silver streak pencils are great.

      G3

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      • #33
        Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

        Yeah,Thanks Bogart.
        That measuring "Wizard" is going to be the ticket for me.I needed to measure the outside circumference of a 5" copper pipe and coupling for a full circle repair clamp.Blair Smith doesn't care what you tell them,All they want is the outside number so they can get you the right clamp.

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        • #34
          Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

          I am surprised that no one mentioned my most dreaded tool

          THE



          Unless it was this:



          And yes, we carried it on the truck

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          • #35
            Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

            Since the thread title was "essential" and I'm lazy, I'll only put my most often used tools.

            -k39af
            -k60
            -dewalt 18v snake head flashlight
            -plastic bin
            -12" channel locks-dad gave me these when I was 13
            -9-1 screwdriver
            -fluke 902
            -crescent wrench
            -"O" rachet set
            -Dewalt 18v impact driver

            And my number 1 tool that I need for every job? My GPS.
            Buy cheap, buy twice.

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            • #36
              Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

              Hammer
              Large screw driver
              6 in 1 driver
              Cresent
              Channelocks
              Stanley 25'
              Pipe wrench
              5 gal. bucket
              PVC saw
              Hack saw
              Tubing cutter

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              • #37
                Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

                Here is my second wife. The 10" Lenox pipe wrench has been removed and replaced with a Ridgid 10".



                Anyone can tear a man down, few can build one up.

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                • #38
                  Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

                  Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
                  One of these mounted to the bumper on all our trucks.
                  Or if all you have too much time on your hands you could tinker in the garage.
                  Maybe I'll get busy and have to save trips to the truck to thread a quicky remodel.
                  Last edited by ToUtahNow; 11-27-2009, 10:05 PM.

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                  • #39
                    Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

                    The tools I use every day are divided up as follows.

                    Never leaves my overalls
                    25 ft tape measure
                    utility knife
                    6 in 1 screwdriver
                    torpedo level
                    pens, carpenters pencil, sharpies.
                    magnetic pick up tool
                    Led Headlamp
                    teflon tape
                    sawzall blades
                    2 pairs of armarid nitrile workgloves
                    lens cleaner and anti fog (for safety glasses)

                    Tools/parts pail or milk crate (used everyday)
                    Aviation snips
                    Pex cutters
                    hammer
                    hacksaw
                    glue pot
                    pipe dope
                    14" flathead screwdriver from a garage sale (used as a chisel/scraper/crowbar, im sure every plumber has one like it.
                    14" adjustable wrench
                    channel locks
                    copper cutters/brushes/sandcloth/flux
                    rags
                    strapping

                    Ammo case (fixture setting tools)
                    Various nut drivers (too many to list)
                    large flathead screwdriver
                    allen keys
                    tub tool
                    more teflon tape
                    mini hacksaw
                    drywall saw
                    various odd sizes/shapes of screwdrivers (large robertson/philips, torx, etc)
                    5/8 wrench
                    4", 6", 8" 10" adjustable wrenches
                    plumbers grease

                    Big red toolbox (hardly leaves the truck)
                    Shear-style snips
                    basin wrench
                    full set of standard and metric combination wrenches
                    hacksaw blades
                    flashlight batteries
                    14" aluminum ridgid pipe wrench (freebie)
                    14" task cast iron pipe wrench (use it as a hold-back or lend it out)
                    8" armstrong cast iron pipe wrench (also a freebie, both found outdoors)
                    nail pullers
                    knife blades
                    grinding/cutting disks
                    earplugs
                    extra solder/sandcloth/flux/brushes
                    extra sharpies
                    speed square
                    Hand torch

                    Power tools
                    Makita lithium ion drill and impact driver combo
                    Milwaukee orbital super sawzall 13 amp with rotating handle (man do I ever use this alot)
                    skill saw and hole hawg but they aren't mine
                    Hilti te 35 (not mine either)

                    Also on the truck (company stuff or belongs to the journeyman)
                    framing square
                    two foot level
                    6 foot and 8 foot stepladder (Im small, only 5'4 and 120 lbs so I use this a lot)
                    metal cutting chop saw
                    tubing bender
                    hand cleaner
                    latex gloves (for when things get messy!)
                    a HUGE collection of hole-saws and self feed bits
                    hand threaders
                    pails of various sizes
                    full and empty parts bags (keep the empty ones they come in handy very often)
                    caulking gun, white silicone, clear silicone, firecaulking, high temp silicone, pl 400.
                    4000 watt generator
                    Mapp gas as well as the B-tank.

                    That just about sums er up.

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                    • #40
                      Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

                      Originally posted by Tyman View Post
                      Here is my second wife. The 10" Lenox pipe wrench has been removed and replaced with a Ridgid 10".



                      I like the tool tote. Where did you get it?

                      I go through one in about a years time. The one I have now is a Bucket Boss it's total POS.
                      I have an older Craftsman that I keep all of my electrical test equipment in that's pretty decent, but need one for hand tools.

                      James

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                      • #41
                        Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

                        Originally posted by James P View Post
                        I like the tool tote. Where did you get it?



                        James
                        http://www.vetopropac.com/

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                        • #42
                          Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

                          Originally posted by Plumbus View Post
                          Kind of pricey. Do you know if they are made in the US?

                          James

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                          • #43
                            Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

                            I bought one in September after recommendations from people on this forum.
                            One of the great features is the shoulder strap, just so easy to carry around
                            I think that the price was $165.00 very good value as less trips to the truck means faster work.

                            Simon

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                            • #44
                              Re: Your Toolbox - essentials

                              Originally posted by Some Day Plumbing View Post
                              I bought one in September after recommendations from people on this forum.
                              One of the great features is the shoulder strap, just so easy to carry around
                              I think that the price was $165.00 very good value as less trips to the truck means faster work.

                              Simon
                              I was leaning towards this one. Plus the free topedo level is a nice added bonus.


                              http://cgi.ebay.com/VETO-PRO-PAC-XL-...item1c0e92004c

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