Tool Reviews

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by Focker, Jul 15, 2016.

  1. Sep 21, 2017
    PeteL

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    I find 'em for $5 at flea markets - they all work. Magic when you need it.
     
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    mayday

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    I've had luck with harbor freight model. A lot of folks don't even know tool is around.
     
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    fhoehle

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    Stihl 660 chain saw. I use a saw more than most, and after owning many many Husqvarnas (262XPs, 288XPs, etc) the dealer service brought me to Stihl, and the performance of the saw keeps me there. I have a few smaller Stihl saws as well, but the 660 has really been so good to me. It only ever asks for oil and gas and a new chain or bar every so often.
     
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    fhoehle

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    Lincoln welders have done me well over the years, and their drive is second to none on their mig welders. If we are on the subject of welders, I'd never recommend a Snap on welder to anyone. I had more trouble with my Snap on Muscle Mig than any other welder I've ever owned, and the fact that the consumables must come from Snap on is a big PITA.
     
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    fhoehle

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    I like Husky hand tools, they are comfortable, and the 72 tooth ratchets are really nice, with a slim head. Nobody ever gives me a hard time for returning anything Husky for warranty either. That is a big plus.
     
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    fhoehle

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    MTD, yes MTD log splitters. I know this sounds stupid, but I've had excellent service from a Yard Man, MTD wood splitter than I could've possibly imagined. It is not nearly as fast as I'd like, but damn, it's been so reliable and just gets the crap beat out of it year in and year out.
     
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    fhoehle

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    Ford 8n tractor. I have had a few tractors over the years, most much more powerful than this little guy, but for all around versatility, economy, parts availability and downright ruggedness, the little 8N has been tremendous. Parts are like buying stuff for a 350 Chevy. It sips the fuel, is easy to get on and off of, and I don't have to worry if the kids are using it. On 6V it starts every time and the oil never seems to get dirty, even brush hogging for hours on end.
     
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    fhoehle

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    PeteL

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    Love mine. You can buy one for less than a lawn tractor. Parts are incredibly cheap. Engine rebuild comes "in a box" (wet liners). 3-point hitch, unlike other antiques.

    A Sherman Lo range, or Hi-Lo really helps safety in hill country. Not having a "live" PTO is the biggest downside.

    They say that half the 8Ns ever produced are still working. I believe it.
     
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    Like the Stihl products........but love this little lite-weight MS200T with a 14" bar that will just about cut anything.

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    fhoehle

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    Tarry, that's a nice handy Jeep sized saw. Packing it for camp wouldn't take much room.
     
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    fhoehle

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    While nice, live PTO isn't desperately needed. The engine is lined but dry liners. I'd like a Sherman lo range. Like to get it slower a mite.
     
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    Hellion

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    You make it sound like it should never be discussed again. :worry:

    I have a lackluster review for the Craftsman 10 Pc. Screw Extractor Set w/Vinyl Case, Model #66196, It's junk.

    The drill bits are either dull right out of the package or dull themselves on the first rotation. I never got one decent metal shaving from the drills. I snapped off the end of one the extractors too. Very brittle steel on those, but I suspect it all comes down to piss-poor heat treatment. Oh yeah, the set is made in China.
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    Focker

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    Nope, just letting you and others know that some opinions have already been discussed. ;)
     
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    mayday

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    Best "screw extractors" I've ever used are squares or I use an Allen socket I drill a hole a little under sized then tap in Allen socket, this only works for stripped heads not for seized in threads.
     
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    If we are talking tractors or related equipment, this thing is absolutely the best investment I ever made, at least for our place.
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    It wasn't exactly cheap even used but worth every cent. This is the B version, 56 hp turbo diesel. 4 wheel steering, full hydrostatic drive, with 2200# front lift and 2000# bed capacity. Uses all the standard skidsteer quick mount attachments. Should have purchased one when they first hit the market---- It goes places I won't even attempt with the farm tractors and their rear wheel brakes only. Fantastic dealer support to boot.
     
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    Warloch

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    Duffer - THAT IS CHEATING... I still have to split/quarter the damn Elk to get it on a horse to get it out. Your not even LIFTING it there.
     
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    fhoehle

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    Man, that is sweet!
     
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    tarry99

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    Probably in his back yard?, You have to manage the population some how..........No more boning out and packing meat for me and unless your setup with a guide, Pack Horses are a PITA....

    If it's all about meat , I know ranchers in several states where you can shoot them off the porch!
     
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    Focker

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    I got suckered into a new tape measure that Lowes had in their center aisle impulse bins. While I'm good at math...This will save some time finding the center of things. Especially for a semi OCD guy like me. :rolleyes:

    Shop Lufkin 25-ft Tape Measure at Lowes.com
     
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