Do you have an all time favorite tool?

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Do you have an all time favorite tool?

Post by Zombie Master » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:20 pm

I know....this doesn't make sense, as the best tool for a job is specific.

Nonetheless, I do have an all time favorite tool:
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Re: Do you have an all time favorite tool?

Post by melville » Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:48 am

I had a screwdriver that was the PERFECT size for limit screws on derailleurs. It vanished about a decade ago. This may have something to do with me not making my living working on bicycles anymore. That, and the unending poverty......
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Re: Do you have an all time favorite tool?

Post by Zombie Master » Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:42 am

melville wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:48 am
I had a screwdriver that was the PERFECT size for limit screws on derailleurs. It vanished about a decade ago. This may have something to do with me not making my living working on bicycles anymore. That, and the unending poverty......
Sad story. When I was a lad I found a Lambretta scooter abandoned in a field. So I took it home and took it apart. It had a small tip Phillips screwdriver screw driver. I still have it, and every once in a while, it's just the right one. It was very good on some derailleurs too!
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Re: Do you have an all time favorite tool?

Post by Wobbly » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:36 pm

I keep one of these in my tool box. Don't get a chance to use it much any more...

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...but every once in awhile an old-timer will bring in his own oil. :lol:
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Re: Do you have an all time favorite tool?

Post by Zombie Master » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:37 pm

I remember using those oil spouts. Very satisfying to use! I can't imagine oil in cans wouldn't be way out of date.
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Re: Do you have an all time favorite tool?

Post by The Veg » Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:00 pm

My dad had this version:

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Re: Do you have an all time favorite tool?

Post by Zombie Master » Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:03 am

Looks like it would work!
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Re: Do you have an all time favorite tool?

Post by The Veg » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:49 am

Definitely! Just sit the can on it, squeeze the handles together,and oil flows. I made a mental note that I was gonna get myself the same tool, but by the time I was taking care of my own vehicles, the cans were obsolete.
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Re: Do you have an all time favorite tool?

Post by Zombie Master » Sun Mar 11, 2018 7:41 pm

The Veg wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:49 am
Definitely! Just sit the can on it, squeeze the handles together,and oil flows. I made a mental note that I was gonna get myself the same tool, but by the time I was taking care of my own vehicles, the cans were obsolete.
Just about at the same time oil should have become obsolete. Mind you, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt will keep the acrid fumes fouling our planet for some time. :cry:
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