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Newbie advice for tools

Discussion in 'Common Faults and Questions' started by stu2985, Oct 2, 2011.

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  1. stu2985

    stu2985 New Member

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    Seeing as I am now hard up going to have to start doing more jobs myself on my Disco and m8's Defender as hes skint as well.

    Cant afford to spend the earth on snap on gear so

    Anyone recommend a decent gear puller ?

    Is a prop shaft removal tool worth it ?

    Got a boggo standard socket set any one recommend a decent socket set with sockets going up to the larger sizes I may need ?

    About the only tools I got is a double ended v fan spanner and hub nut box spanner, lump hammer and up to size 22 open and ring spanners.
     
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    Halfrauds PRO range are cheap and reliable & carry a lifetime warranty.

    9/16th ring span or thin socket for propnuts. I've always managed ok with a 14mm deep offset ring spanner.
     
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    Halfords pro, blue point, sealey,mac this is just a few
     
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    And TBH snap on ain't that bad if you pay outright. I would recommend a snap on rachet at least as NO company provides lifetime warranty on rachets.
    With a snap on rachet you get fine teath so can use in tight spaces and they undo anything and last a long time and can buy the rachet system separately instead of buying it again.
     
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    Halfrauds sell the replacement gubbins for their ratchets anorl. Ya can get a full socket set from halfrauds for the price of a snap on ratchet.. :eek:
     
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    decent pullers are dear cheap ones never fit you shouldnt need one though,only big sockets you need are 30mm for t/box flanges and radius arms,32mm or 11/4 spanner for gear box drain,two 91/16 spanner for prop bolts unless you do them daily,but good quality long ones ,34mm socket if you want to remove drop arm ball joint ,id get good quality 10 mm 13mm 15 mm 17 mmm and 19mm sockets people on here seem to rate halfords pro range ,good quality 1/2 bihex socket for caliper bolts and 14mm bihex for discs,only use bihex sockets on bihex fastenings like wise for hex sockets
     
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    Ya forgot 52mm impact socket for the hub nuts. Them box spanners is ****e..
     
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    I paid £55 for a LT90 long reach 3/8 snap on rachet and had it for 2/3 years and is still very tight.
    Got a blue point (snap on reject) and halfords rachet also and halfords is busted and blue point on it's way out.
    I use my tools regulary so like decent tools
     
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    just like to point out that i sell mac tools and our rachets have a lifetime warranty, as do facom and britool, i change them no problem on my patch ,
    if you want fine teeth go for a facom , 72 teeth and very fine ,
    if you want stronger go for mac , heavier and stronger
     
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    Oh yes there is S&K, Mac,kolbat, Craftsman, I'll but any craftsman tool against a snap-on any time They are way over priced.
     
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    Get a good set of 6 point tools and you will never strip a nut or bolt. A little rust and a 12 point will round the heads off. That is why impact sockets are 6 point they will never strip a bolt or nut off
     
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    6 point great on hex,

    but a lot of stuff on my disco is 12 point and 6 point aint much use on one of them...
     
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    iNT that much 12p just callipers and hub to axle bolts..
     
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    You're so masterful...i got a boner just reading that.
     
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    thanks for input M8 to may peeps complain about rounding off bolt heads and when you help a peep squaks:confused: I guess old age and 45 yrs of wrench turning don't mean a thing . Can't remember last time I rounded a bolt head though:D
     
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    what bout them little ****s that hold the hub seal retaining plate? aint they 12p too?
     
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