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post #31 of 51 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 09:44 AM
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I too got one a couple of months ago. Haven't used it yet, but getting ready to cut off part of a quarter panel on the '66 that got munched on by a wheel. I have farm stuff too on my 70 acres. Don't plant anymore but keep it cut.
Don't do any serious farming myself, 100 acres mostly wooded. I do a lot of mowing, put out food plots for the deer and turkey, maintain small pond for fishing and watering hole for the wildlife. Maintain 4 wheeler trails.
Only money making is some occasional logging. Did take an old grader blade and weld up some cracks, replaced hardware and installed rubber edge to turn it into a snow plow for the tractor. Paid for itself MANY times over the past decade. House is up in the woods so have about 1,000 feet of driveway and several family members around that I clear snow from.
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post #32 of 51 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 02:54 PM
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My tool is the air compressor, I had a cheap one I got for $15 and cleaned it up used it for 3 or 4 years and it caught on fire one day. The power cord melted and I think the motor shorted but it wasn't really worth fixing to got rid of it. So far I haven't replaced it I keep thinking about it but for the price I always find something else I want to buy.


Now would be a good time as I just got a new project car but I'm not a fan of air tools I like doing things by hand. And i know ask again after I'm half way done with this project might change my mind.
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I keep looking at eastwoods contour sander. I just can't pull the trigger on it. It's kind of pricey for what it is and the rolls can run into some money.

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I keep looking at eastwoods contour sander. I just can't pull the trigger on it. It's kind of pricey for what it is and the rolls can run into some money.
I see them on EBay all the time, you might get a deal there.
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I see them on EBay all the time, you might get a deal there.
Thanks, I haven't browsed ebay in so long.

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Lift would be awesome. Thinking of settling for a set of quickjacks. They look pretty cool. Would love a shop. 30 deep 40 wide is what Iíve been thinking about for a couple of years now. Pretty sure I could pull that off with the city. My lot is deep but not super wide. Just need money like everyone else.

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I'd like a garage. Now that I have retired and getting paid for unused vacation time and over 1400 hours of unused sick leave, I am going to pull the trigger on the slab this summer. I have a neighbor with lots of experience pouring cement, and he's already offered to help, so that's all good. If I can at least get the slab done, I'll have a nice, smooth, hard surface to roll around on while working on my various vehicles without having to fight rocks, holes, soft areas, etc.
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I keep looking at eastwoods contour sander. I just can't pull the trigger on it. It's kind of pricey for what it is and the rolls can run into some money.
Iíve been drooling over that. Looks like it would be great for stripping the paint off a car, as long as the rolls donít wear out too fast.

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Bought a endoscope last week that connects via wifi to my phone. Stuck it in the #1 spark plug hole turned crank over by hand and watched my piston go up and down and the valves open and close. Pretty cool tool.
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Bought a endoscope last week that connects via wifi to my phone. Stuck it in the #1 spark plug hole turned crank over by hand and watched my piston go up and down and the valves open and close. Pretty cool tool.


I bought one of those too.
Checked out my cowl.
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Less about what I need, more on what I recently got. Found these two items priceless when updating my front suspension:

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One that I put off buying for YEARS was a GOOD brake/fuel line flaring tool.

I finally bought the "Eastwood" one a few years ago. I think there's more affordable knock offs now. The difference in the garbage flares I used to make compared to now is almost scary. Kinda made me mad I waited so long to buy one
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A good quality set of wire strippers and crimpers.


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A good quality set of wire strippers and crimpers.


Bought good sets this weekend.
Had several sets, but they all sucked.



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