Clever tool idea !

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Clever tool idea !

Post by TwinStick » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:18 pm

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-extreme- ... ockType=G1

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-extreme- ... ockType=G2

I just picked up a 2 pack, 8" & 10" for $30. :rockon:

Not a big fan of adjustable wrenches because they tend to slip & round the edges of the nut, but these look promising. :rockon:
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Re: Clever tool idea !

Post by Low_Sky » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:31 pm

I saw those featured in a "Don't buy these **** Craftsman tools this holiday season" video on YouTube. I don't remember the guy's exact comments about them, something about sucking at being vice grips (jawed teeth shaped to bite rounded fasteners) and sucking at being adjustable wrenches (smooth teeth to protect undamaged fasteners). Basically, use these instead of a crescent if you want turn a fastener that needed a crescent into one that needs vice grips. I hope your impression is different!
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Post by DamageWagon » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:03 pm

As long as it is well made I think that's sweet! Crescent wrench is never the right tool for the job, but how many times have we all used them and it's saved our bacon...


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Post by NovA ProspekT » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:48 am

Knipex Pliers Wrench
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Post by DamageWagon » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:02 am

NovA ProspekT wrote:Knipex Pliers Wrench
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Everything Knipex is awesome. Those are very useful.


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Post by Will » Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:06 pm

DamageWagon wrote:
NovA ProspekT wrote:Knipex Pliers Wrench
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Everything Knipex is awesome. Those are very useful.


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Post by TwinStick » Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:30 pm

Just tried them out on some nuts on the snow blower. Worked like a champ. No slip at all. Grips WAYYY tighter than the best adjustable I have ever used. I like em so far. You have to understand that they were never designed to Vise Grips. They just make the adjustable wrench work about a 1000% better.
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Post by RustyPW » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:02 am

Those are only good if you don't want to spend money on the right tool for the job. :lol:
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Post by TwinStick » Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:27 pm

Update: I now have blood blisters on each index finger, from getting pinched as I was closing the lock lever. Wearing gloves is recommended I guess.
Traded to 2019 ZR2, Red.

4Runner was a GREAT vehicle but could not even tow our 6x10 enclosed utility trailer comfortably, even when it was empty-ish.

It was time. Truck was still leaking BADLY every time it rained or snowed & melted. It was leaking at every single gasket (rear window, front window, all 4 doors). You could sit inside & watch it run down the inside of windshield, rear window & drip off the upper side door beams. It was molding on the inside & starting to stink. Needed new steering gearbox, shocks, new upgraded T-style steering, tires, brake lines, d/s manifold bolts that are barely recognizable due to rust-removed & replaced. Everyone around here would not even touch em once they looked at them.

So, say what you will. PW turned into a money pit. Was no longer a joy to drive. Hoping that this downsized 4x4 with lockers will fill the bill & have minimal problems, but..... As long as manufacturers keep making engineers design things that fail soon after warranty is up, we are going nowhere fast. Regardless of what you buy. :rockon:

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Post by RustyPW » Sat Dec 24, 2016 12:56 am

TwinStick wrote:Update: I now have blood blisters on each index finger, from getting pinched as I was closing the lock lever. Wearing gloves is recommended I guess.
:rofl: Think you might need a 40 hr. training course on the operation of the tool. Complete with CBT's, JPM's and a written test afterwards.
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