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theycallmeWALLY

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Figured I'd start a thread for all things tools.

Questions for what to purchase, Where to buy, How to use, Which ones you use the most.
 

theycallmeWALLY

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So I've never had the fancy safety wire pliers or used safety wire before on my truck.. shocker right haha.

Figured with the rebuild I should probably put some additional effort into keeping the truck nice and together for once.

What size Safety wire should I go with for standard safety wire use on the truck? .032 or .041

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Klever

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Oh trust me I love tools too, I support all tool purchases...some tools just are always a necessity lol. That being said I have 2 pairs ha ha. Just don't waste the money on the China made ones ha ha!
 

DesertGoat

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are you going to be drilling bolt heads or buying pre-drilled?

i know there are some jigs out in the world for bolt-head drilling, curious what you end up with for jig + bits etc
 

the bodj

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Has anyone used the new JD2 notchers? My tricktools notcher is a certified POS, and I've done some modifications to replicate the notchmaster but it's just not cutting it (pun intended). I was looking at the notchmaster the other day and saw they have two new offerings and was wondering what your opinion is of them?
 

Cleandezert

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saftey wire... you guys are fancy. I have used my tool twice.
Now if anyone needs an AC line crimper tool, i bought one when i put vintage air in black betty and will never use it again. Who wants a good deal on a tool?
 

DesertGoat

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Has anyone used the new JD2 notchers? My tricktools notcher is a certified POS, and I've done some modifications to replicate the notchmaster but it's just not cutting it (pun intended). I was looking at the notchmaster the other day and saw they have two new offerings and was wondering what your opinion is of them?
i have the JD2 notcher.
it's real nice for the money, pretty beefy & a decent bearing for the holesaw shaft.
Still can't get very close to a bend though.
 

Mullen

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Has anyone used the new JD2 notchers? My tricktools notcher is a certified POS, and I've done some modifications to replicate the notchmaster but it's just not cutting it (pun intended). I was looking at the notchmaster the other day and saw they have two new offerings and was wondering what your opinion is of them?

i have the JD2 notcher.
it's real nice for the money, pretty beefy & a decent bearing for the holesaw shaft.
Still can't get very close to a bend though.
I have the Notchmaster and agree with Goat. It's worth the money for a garage fabber, but if I was running a shop I would go for one of the belt sander style notchers. Adjusting a notch with the hole saw style is a pain and you can overdo it quickly.
 

theycallmeWALLY

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Has anyone used the new JD2 notchers? My tricktools notcher is a certified POS, and I've done some modifications to replicate the notchmaster but it's just not cutting it (pun intended). I was looking at the notchmaster the other day and saw they have two new offerings and was wondering what your opinion is of them?
Can confirm that the JD2 notcher I have is a solid unit.

Seems to lock in center well and it's all nice and tight.
 

GahnRacing

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In need of a new welding helmet...

looking for some suggestions
I have a Jackson that I’ve run for the last 5 years? I like it a lot. Recently went to buy a Miller with the same viewing profile.. $400+. Couldn’t bring myself to do it
 

the bodj

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I have a Miller digital elite and it’s awesome. However, I picked up a $35 YesWelder helmet off Amazon for my wife and I find myself reaching for that more and more.
 

Mullen

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Does anybody know if the Miller or Jackson helmets are made in USA? I know most of the Lincoln helmets I've seen come straight from Wuhan.
 

FENDERFAB

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i got that yeswelder helmet on amazon i think it was the 100$ one its great. They have a few different models

I have a basic miller helmet i use for mig and i have the yeswelder one strictly for tig so im not having to clean and change lenses all the time. I had a miller digital elite that only lasted for a year before it broke.
 
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