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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1689 times:

I'm in the mood for tool shopping...

I've been suggested some Crowfeet but they're pretty pricy. I've got £30 to spend on tools and i'm wondering what the most useful item/items are to have.

I have a basic toolbox, spanners ranging from 7/32 up to 1 1/8th of an inch. Sockets 1/4 and 3/8 in drive. Screwdrivers, pliers, Lockwire Pilers, Saw, speedybrace, mallet etc etc...

I'm thinking of some 'o'-ring picks because i'm forever borrowing them and a 1" spanner as i've lost mine... Any other suggestions?


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User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1023 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Thread starter):
I'm thinking of some 'o'-ring picks because i'm forever borrowing them and a 1" spanner as i've lost mine... Any other suggestions?

There is a saying that goes, if you have to borrow something more than once, it's time to get your own.

Sounds like you need a set of o ring picks. They're within your budget.

T prop.


User currently offlineAmtrosie From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1672 times:

Quoting T prop (Reply 1):
There is a saying that goes, if you have to borrow something more than once, it's time to get your own.

Words to live, and work by. It is my rule that if I have to borrow it once, it is bought next. People who continue to borrow the same item repeatedly, iritate me to no end...... and I have stories.....


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1641 times:

It all depends on your Usage.
I personally Went for a Electric Driller,Spanner set,Socket Ratchet spanners,Basic toolkits & built on from there.
As said above If you are borrowing a particular tool more than once Go buy it.

Alothough my Favourite Tool is the Leathermans Plier.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineFokker Lover From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Is a speedybrace the same as a speed handle?

How about a cotter pin puller, a 6" scale divided in hundredths, or inspection mirrors.
Angle wrenches and gear wrenches are handy, but out of your price range this time around. Maybe next time.


User currently offlinePhilSquares From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1589 times:

Quoting Kaddyuk (Thread starter):
I'm in the mood for tool shopping...

I have know some mechanics who would say a "new pencil"!!!

Just kidding, my hats off to all the people who do the really hard work!


User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1536 times:

Quoting Fokker Lover (Reply 4):
cotter pin puller, a 6" scale divided in hundredths, or inspection mirrors.

Good Idea, I hate split pins... and the inspection mirror, i've borrowed one of those on several occasions thats on my list...

I have a leatherman and i've just got a nice new LED torch for xmas

Thanks Guys... next question, anyone have any reccomendation for a good mirror? shape, size etc etc?



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Quoting Fokker Lover (Reply 4):
Is a speedybrace the same as a speed handle

Yes partially,A brace would have a Chest support too.

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 6):

I have a leatherman and i've just got a nice new LED torch for xmas

Congrate  bigthumbsup 

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 6):
Thanks Guys... next question, anyone have any reccomendation for a good mirror? shape, size etc etc


Magnified Flexible with a focus light.

regds
MEL



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User currently offlineA/c train From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 501 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1477 times:

Kaddyuk, your toolkit totally depends on what area of maintenance your most involved in, are you hangar or line based ?
If your hangar based for example, I would suggest things such as dividers, marking measuring equip, verniers/mic's, files, grinders cutting disks, grinders, rivet dipper etc etc.
were will you spend most time?


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