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Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Canadians: Princess Auto has a POWER FIST! 1/2 inch drive torque wrench for 19.88. It does 20-150 ft-lbs and comes with a calibration sheet.

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Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

RealKyleH posted:



Those electronic earmuffs are extremely useful for griding and shooting and at $11 are an untouchable deal. I have had mine for almost a year and they're great.

I have both the earmuffs and the goggles and they are both good. The goggles are AWESOME and the best safety goggles I've ever used.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

ease posted:

Not to derail, but airblown FO ?? Is that kinda like how a electrician will suck his pull line through conduit with a vacuum?

Whats the point, so you can just blow another cable through if you ever need to add another?

Because it's faster and pulling on fiber = bad

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cable_jetting

Edit: Jetting story. When my father was working cross Canada installing fiber, one day they were doing a bridge and the jetter wasn't working right. They tied a plastic bag to the fiber and set up a shop vac at the other end then went for lunch. Worked Beautiful.

Suniikaa fucked around with this message at 01:42 on Oct 28, 2008

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Kynetx posted:



Looks like they took it down, it worked last night. They must have gotten wise to their error.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Korwen posted:

anything else I'm forgetting?

A big loving hammer.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

mod sassinator posted:

FYI Loctite variety pack of sticks for $20 at Amazon's Friday sale. Not sure if this is the normal price but it was mentioned earlier that these are super useful.

God drat awesome sales like this make me hate amazon.com not shipping to Canada

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Cheap wrench + torch = any shaped wrench you want.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Crustashio posted:

I've been looking at the scissor style - http://www.princessauto.com/shop-ga...rd=transmission

Has anyone use these before with any success? I only plan to use it twice (take it off, put it on, never touch it again).

I've used one of these once doing the transmission on a dodge ram, was a bit of a pain in the rear end but it worked. It was also the middle of winter outside on a icy driveway so that may play into me hating it.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Canadians, Princess Auto has auto darkening welding helmets on for 48 dollars, 1'4" die grinders for $9.99 and a bunch of other good poo poo is on sale. The helmet I have personally used and it works awesome. Sale is Oct 27th to Nov. 1st.

http://emailsend.mf1.ca/T/ViewEmail...A8E73400EDACAB4

http://www.princessauto.com/current...le+items+online

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Wagonburner posted:

What do I need to replace the hand valve on this ex-freon-can air tank? It leaks. I didn't build it, friend found cleaning out a house and gave to me.

the guage, the hose, the schrader valve (for filling the tank) and maybe some type of pressure relief thing are all on some kind manifold that looks like it can be removed from the valve. none of that stuff leaks.

I just need the valve I guess, is that part of the freon tank originally or does that look like it was added?


How high can I charge this thing? I take it to work to blow poo poo out with, and charge it to 100psi all the time and it seems ok, I'm scared to go higher until anonymous internet users tell me it's ok.



The freon bottles i've seen all had valves like that on them, you might be able to replace it, hard to tell from that picture. As for pressure, the tank is probably rated to more than your compressor can put out so don't worry too much about overfilling it.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

b0nes posted:

Anyone here have a Craftsman Dogbone? how is it?

Looks perfect for rounding off nuts and bolts and your knuckles.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

I have a Shop-Vac that the motor comes off of and you can use as a leaf blower, seems to work ok.

This one http://www.epinions.com/pr-Shop_Too..._Wet_Dry_Blower

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

tesko.pk posted:

Sadly craigslist in my city is pretty weak sauce, im in calgary and it's simply not caught on out here as much as other "large" canadian cities.

Have you checked http://www.kijiji.ca/ ?

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Uthor posted:

What do you use to strip very small wires? My cheapo wire strippers go down to 22, but I've come across wires smaller than that before. A couple tiny wires on some aux lights I put on my bike for one. Telephone wire, for another. I haven't been able to find something that goes lower than 22 at the big box stores.

I have a pair of these http://www.curiousinventor.com/store/product/100 that I got from radio shack for cheap, does 30 gauge no problem.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Slung Blade posted:

If you have to buy your helmet separately, just get this one:
http://www.princessauto.com/welding...-welding-helmet

Another vote for that helmet, I have one and it is awesome. It also goes on sale a lot.

Also PA is having a scratch and save sale today so hurry down if you need something!

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

I used a digital camera scope today (OTC 3880 Digital Scope) for the first time today and god drat what a usefull tool. Anyone have any experiance with the cheap chinese made ones like this?

http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.32414

I can't justify dropping 200-400 on a tool I will hardly use but hot drat I sure want one.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Curse you harbor freight, why can't I get some POWER FIST AWESOME SCOPE on sale up in this frozen bitch tundra.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Canadians, Canadian Tire has a giant 95 piece screwdriver set on sale till the 29th for 29.99, regular price 99.99

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brow...e.jsp?locale=en

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

MomJeans420 posted:

I'm not sure what the best way of cleaning the air for a 2 car garage is (or if I should just give up on the idea).

I've see filters made for cleaning air in workshops before but I can't find any using google at the moment. You could always try a few furnace filters taped to a box fan, might be enough and it's cheap.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

You could always "accidentally" spill some soil sterilizer all over the roots of the trees.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Skyssx posted:

Well, if it says Craftsman on it, you can walk into a Sears in 50 years (assuming it still exists) and get a new tool because you were using your screwdriver like a chisel and broke it.

I took my fathers Craftsman staple gun in to get replaced because the slide wouldn't lock anymore and they basically told me to get hosed, so YMMV.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

You could try something like Plasti Dip http://www.plastidip.com/home_solutions/Plasti_Dip

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

I feel like those ratchets are going to break from just looking at them wrong.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

How safe is it to run those propane torpedo heaters or any propane heater in a garage with regards to it not being vented.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

BraveUlysses posted:

somewhat of a tool question...any brand recommendations for headlight restoration kits?

They are all pretty much the same. If you wanted you could just get some really fine wet/dry paper and some polish and go at it.

Edit: Oh and remove them first if you can, less annoying and you don't have to risk loving your paint.

Suniikaa fucked around with this message at 20:56 on Dec 13, 2010

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

So whats the best, free PC OBDII software at the moment? I ordered my dad a OBDII dongle and need something to use it with. If there is something amazing that is pay, that works too. Stuff like real time diagnostics/stats is a major plus.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

morethanjake32 posted:

What sort of polish? Brand/ Type as an example?

When I did mine I used wet/dry sandpaper then finished with http://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G123...r/dp/B0000AY3SR

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

That's provided you get a good lift that isn't overrated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLUjq6ijvVc

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

You could build your own for 25 dollars http://lumenlab.com/forums/index.ph...ndpost&p=276072

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Or you can just be like me and jam so much poo poo in your toolbox, nothing slides around and the drawers barely close

Suniikaa fucked around with this message at 17:57 on Mar 17, 2011

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Was given a pair of these today by a friend and I have to say, they look pretty awesome and usefull.

http://www.harborfreight.com/2-piec...pout-95384.html

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Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

scapulataf posted:

I find a lot of them do that. I come home from work some times and hop in the shower "What the gently caress was that? gently caress, a chunk of wire wheel bristle stuck in my chest".

This is why you buy nylon wheels, they don't try to stab you.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

InitialDave posted:

Right chaps,

As part of my garden makeover, I'm building a planter out of railway sleepers. This means I need to cut them, some at right angles, some at forty-five degrees. A combination of a circular saw and a hand saw does work, but is awkward and slow.

Is this a good excuse to buy myself a chainsaw, or can someone think of a better method? They're 8"x4" section.

I'd prefer a neat cut, but I could make the initial incision with the circular saw for a clean edge and remove the meat with something cruder, if that would be easier.

Band saw or reciprocating saw?

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

Why not just set up a electrolysis rig and have them looking brand new overnight?

http://antique-engines.com/electrol.asp

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

afen posted:

Hello!

I'm looking to buy a set of these on ebay, but I can't for the life of me find out what they're called in english! Can someone help me?

Picture:


Try swivel socket wrench

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

GnarlyCharlie4u posted:

I think you're missing the obvious solution here.
insulation + plastic sheeting + pegboard. Pegboard EVERYWHERE! (save the areas where you'll be shelving.

This sounds like a great way to put 1000 little holes in your vapor barrier. I would do plywood or OSB then put french cleats everywhere on everything.

http://benchmark.20m.com/workshop/S...ur_Current.html

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

InitialDave posted:

Stanley locking adjustable.

I've been looking on and off for something like 2 years and still haven't found these for sale in Canada.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

If your iphone is jailbroken, there are bluetooth drivers on cydia that allow it to work with bluetooth obd2 readers with some obd2 software.

Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

BrokenKnucklez posted:

Any one ever used one of those "flat-liners" that has been seen on wheeler dealers? It looks like it would be awesome for doing some minor body work. And where I could purchase one?

Could you explain what this for those who haven't seen the show?

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Suniikaa
Jul 4, 2004

Johnny Walker Wisdom

metallicaeg posted:

It's not automotive, but I've some wood that I need to split and/or cut up smaller for firepit usage.

Debating between swinging away at it with an axe:
http://www.harborfreight.com/hand-t...ndle-98096.html

or if I should go buy a reciprocating saw and a big gently caress off wood cutting blade:
http://www.harborfreight.com/9-amp-...-saw-69066.html

Go with the axe, it's more fun and you get a workout.

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