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T-Shirt Ninja
05-01-2017, 12:29 PM
This thread is all about tools. Whatever tool or tools you want to talk about. Pictures are encouraged.

Cow Poke
05-01-2017, 12:40 PM
I loves me a radial arm saw...... particularly one with a traveling blade!!!!

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Cow Poke
05-01-2017, 12:41 PM
One of the handiest tools, however, is the simple speed square....

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Cow Poke
05-01-2017, 12:45 PM
And clamps - old fashioned ones.....

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Jedidiah
05-01-2017, 01:13 PM
My most important tools


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Smoker


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Hive tool

rogue06
05-01-2017, 01:34 PM
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rogue06
05-01-2017, 01:38 PM
For when you don't want to look like a pig (no offense meant :obp:) at the dinner table...









roguetech's Dainty Bacon Scoop™:


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While etiquette requires that you extend your
pinky while operating, it really isn't necessary











And with this I win the thread as per Jed's Law :smug:

T-Shirt Ninja
05-01-2017, 02:46 PM
One of the handiest tools, however, is the simple speed square....

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That's definitely on my "tools to eventually buy" list. I used one constantly on the last job and it's super handy.

T-Shirt Ninja
05-01-2017, 02:49 PM
This is one of my most used tools for work: side cutting pliers.

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Seriously, I never know when I'm going to need them and they work on tons of stuff.

Cow Poke
05-01-2017, 03:17 PM
That's definitely on my "tools to eventually buy" list. I used one constantly on the last job and it's super handy.

I've used a speed square for so long and so often that it's like an extension of my hand... when I first started using one, I would have to flip it over several times to get the configuration I wanted. I regularly use one as a guide when crosscutting lumber with a circular saw.

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Cow Poke
05-01-2017, 03:19 PM
This is one of my most used tools for work: side cutting pliers.

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Seriously, I never know when I'm going to need them and they work on tons of stuff.

I also like the "fence" version, including a hammer head...

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Cow Poke
05-01-2017, 03:33 PM
I've used a lot of battery powered tools over the years, but a couple years ago, I decided it was time to standardize on a battery / tool platform.

I bought a starter set of Ryobi 18v power tools, and quickly found I liked them quite a bit. There is a HUGE range of tools available, all using the same, or compatible, batteries. I like having several batteries fully charged, and being able to use them on whatever tool I pick up.

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The Melody Maker
05-01-2017, 03:36 PM
Can production software be legitimately classified as a tool in this thread? :smile:

Cow Poke
05-01-2017, 03:37 PM
And what's really cool about the Ryobi power tools -- available exclusively at Home Depot, I think -- is that they often have a special "Buy a drill, get two batteries FREE" type sale, where the cost is LESS than purchasing a single battery!

T-Shirt Ninja
05-01-2017, 04:35 PM
Can production software be legitimately classified as a tool in this thread? :smile:

No. This thread is about hardware tools.

Cow Poke
05-01-2017, 04:54 PM
No. This thread is about hardware tools.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLnFdYt4yZw

Jedidiah
05-01-2017, 06:23 PM
No. This thread is about hardware tools.

The OP did not say "hardware" and my tools are beekeeping tools, not hardware tools. Go For it MelMak.

Cow Poke
05-01-2017, 08:39 PM
The OP did not say "hardware" and my tools are beekeeping tools, not hardware tools. Go For it MelMak.

Lookie here.... http://www.truevalue.com/category/Farm-Ranch-Supplies/Beekeeping/pc/17/3261.uts

Bee keeping equipment at a HARDWARE store! :smile:

The Melody Maker
05-01-2017, 10:02 PM
The OP did not say "hardware" and my tools are beekeeping tools, not hardware tools. Go For it MelMak.

It's okay, Jed. If these guys want to just talk about hardware in this thread, it's fine by me. Thanks, though. :smile:

I will, however, leave the thread with a quick mention of the "hardware tool" that I use. :yes:
https://support.hp.com/ca-en/product/HP-Pavilion-p7-1200-Desktop-PC-series/5187022/model/5192583

Cow Poke
05-01-2017, 10:37 PM
One of my all-time favorites.... no need for electricity, or batteries, and you have total control over the cut....

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Sparko
05-02-2017, 06:44 AM
I've used a speed square for so long and so often that it's like an extension of my hand...

the hand without fingers?

Cow Poke
05-02-2017, 08:28 AM
the hand without fingers?

I have no hands without fingers. :glare: I have one hand with fewer fingers. :brood:

Sparko
05-02-2017, 08:53 AM
I have no hands without fingers. :glare: I have one hand with fewer fingers. :brood:ok I meant "The hand without some fingers"

Jedidiah
05-02-2017, 11:04 AM
Lookie here.... http://www.truevalue.com/category/Farm-Ranch-Supplies/Beekeeping/pc/17/3261.uts

Bee keeping equipment at a HARDWARE store! :smile:
Even Costco got into the game this spring selling beehives this spring. By yesterday they were sold out. Beekeeping equipment has been selling like hot cakes this spring. Even some of the suppliers were running out of stuff.

Oh, and beekeeping equipment is not software, so it must be hardware, eh?

rogue06
05-02-2017, 11:08 AM
Even Costco got into the game this spring selling beehives this spring. By yesterday they were sold out. Beekeeping equipment has been selling like hot cakes this spring. Even some of the suppliers were running out of stuff.

Oh, and beekeeping equipment is not software, so it must be hardware, eh?
Beekeeping equipment has become the bee's knees.

Cow Poke
05-02-2017, 11:44 AM
Even Costco got into the game this spring selling beehives this spring. By yesterday they were sold out. Beekeeping equipment has been selling like hot cakes this spring. Even some of the suppliers were running out of stuff.

Oh, and beekeeping equipment is not software, so it must be hardware, eh?

I shall defer to your expertise and superior knowledge on the subject. :bow:

T-Shirt Ninja
05-02-2017, 08:26 PM
I bought a big bottle of hand soap for refilling the dispenser in our bathroom the other day. For the life of me, I couldn't get it open with my hands. So I got creative and used my 430 channel lock pliers to wrench it open. I love those things.

Sparko
05-03-2017, 07:29 AM
I bought a big bottle of hand soap for refilling the dispenser in our bathroom the other day. For the life of me, I couldn't get it open with my hands. So I got creative and used my 430 channel lock pliers to wrench it open. I love those things.

I have a oil filter wrench that works great for opening jars.

Jedidiah
05-03-2017, 10:13 AM
I bought a big bottle of hand soap for refilling the dispenser in our bathroom the other day. For the life of me, I couldn't get it open with my hands. So I got creative and used my 430 channel lock pliers to wrench it open. I love those things.


I have a oil filter wrench that works great for opening jars.
For stubborn jars I use sandpaper to get a grip on the lid. Jars are usually stubborn because I can not get a grip on the lid.

I have learned that sandpaper can also be used on wood and other stuff.

Cow Poke
05-03-2017, 11:47 AM
For stubborn jars I use sandpaper to get a grip on the lid. Jars are usually stubborn because I can not get a grip on the lid.

Back when my wife was involved with Tupperware (I swore she was going to bury me in a Tupperware coffin and "burp the lid") she obtained some kind of silicone pads for opening jars -- they work GREAT.... give you excellent grip.

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T-Shirt Ninja
05-03-2017, 11:15 PM
My tools that I have for work:

430 and 440 channel lock pliers
Side cutting pliers
Hammer
Diagonal cutters
Tape measure
Screw drivers (flat head, phillips, tiny flat head)
Voltage tester
Level
Head lamp
Wire strippers
Another tool I have is a combination of wire strippers, bolt cutters, and crimpers
Wire skinning knife
Scissors
Tiny cutters (don't know the actual name, but this is the best description, similar to diagonal cutters)
Ty-Rap gun

Oh, and I have a tool bag to put all of those in.

Cow Poke
05-04-2017, 12:49 PM
Gots to have an ethernet kit, along with toner/tracer....

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Sparko
05-04-2017, 01:01 PM
Gots to have an ethernet kit, along with toner/tracer....

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and a multimeter.

I found this one on Amazon for $6 and it works great! I bought extra ones and just tossed one in my toolbox, one in my car, gave one away as a gift.

https://www.amazon.com/Neiko-40508-Multimeter-Resistance-Transistor/dp/B00066ZZO4/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1493924406&sr=8-5&keywords=multimeter
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rogue06
05-04-2017, 01:18 PM
I've got a Leatherman Micra on my key chain. It has proven to be ten times better than a Swiss Army Knife



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Sparko
05-04-2017, 01:21 PM
I've got a Leatherman Micra on my key chain. It has proven to be ten times better than a Swiss Army Knife



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I have several full size leatherman tools (some clones) and I also have this keychain tool that is really useful:

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It was only $4 (amazon addon)

Cow Poke
05-04-2017, 02:58 PM
I always carry a knife - Gibbs' rule #9 - and it has a seat belt cutter and glass breaker.

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Sparko
05-04-2017, 04:16 PM
I always carry a knife - Gibbs' rule #9 - and it has a seat belt cutter and glass breaker.

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Cow Poke
05-04-2017, 05:35 PM
well you do need to be able to poke cows at a moments notice

Yeah, it beats carrying a trochar and cannula all the time. :shrug:

I have some of these, but usually a narrow pocket knife will suffice....

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Sparko
05-05-2017, 07:54 AM
Yeah, it beats carrying a trochar and cannula all the time. :shrug:

I have some of these, but usually a narrow pocket knife will suffice....

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wow. so you not only poke them but you install spigots in them. Is milking them too much trouble?

Cow Poke
05-05-2017, 08:52 AM
wow. so you not only poke them but you install spigots in them. Is milking them too much trouble?

You definitely don't want to be standing downwind when you open those spigots!

Rayado
06-07-2017, 08:41 PM
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This little guy is my friend for this summer. He has been my friend for many summers past, but he and I are catching up on lost time this year.

Cow Poke
06-08-2017, 05:55 PM
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This little guy is my friend for this summer. He has been my friend for many summers past, but he and I are catching up on lost time this year.

That is, indeed, quite a useful tool.