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dennisreddish

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Tool Time
« on: July 16, 2009, 05:40:49 PM »
as requested, a section for you tools who want to talk about your tools!  :laughing5: For real though. Wanna talk tools? Do it here!  :thumbs:

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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2009, 06:28:15 PM »
One of the best ones i have, and i find myself using it often, is the ball joint/ u joint press from harbor Freight. I picked it up for like 20 bucks on sale. Having a one car garage with VREY limited space, it doubles often as a basic press as well.  :thumbs:

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/Displayitem.taf?itemnumber=38335


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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2009, 07:52:29 AM »
I'll get things started here:
First off - I just think it's cool you put it in the wrenchin' section like I suggested!!!  Nobody ever listens to me!

Anyway, for those of you in the Lawton area looking to get some work done who don't like to use the hobby shop... here's what I got.  I love to work on this stuff so don't be afraid to ask for my help, I know I need it from time to time.

- Drill press, up to 1/2"
- torque wrenches well over anything required on a vehicle, as well as micro torque wrenches for the special stuff
- Compression and vacuum testers/guages
- Pitman arm, Ball Joint and Pully Pullers
- Rivit gun
- Spring compressors
- 400A ammeters, 1000v voltmeters and IR temp sensor
- jacks and stands, creepers, safety goggles, cheater bars, etc... (convenience items)
- full set of all the standard/metric tools in all drive sizes and socket styles (torx, etc...)
- full set of breaker bars up to 1" too!
- up to 1/2 tap and die set
- some specialty stuff for any '81 RX-7 owners
- angle grinder, router, dremel, jig saw, circular saw, two drills, and more
- bench grinder in TX, I may bring it up on my next trip home (haven't brought up alot of stuff because I'm trying not to completely take over my roommate's shop)
- a bunch of other stuff I often forget I have until after i buy two more...

Looking for:
- Hobart 187 MIG Welder
- Plasma Cutter
- Light set

if you see or have a good deal on any of these items please let me know!

Essentially, we can do almost any bolt-on style mod or maintenance.  I like to do my own work but can always use a hand and don't mind helping others if you can get your rig here and back.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2009, 12:18:54 PM by tx_medic »
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dennisreddish

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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2009, 08:38:55 AM »
nice!

I have a hydraulic vehicle lift
a Hobart 187 Mig welder
a Hobart Air Force 400 Plasma Cutter
pipe bender
chop saw
10,00 watt generator/arc welder
some other stuff ;)

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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2009, 11:59:06 AM »
I have a screw driver & duct tape........................what else do you need?
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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2009, 12:11:04 PM »
Hey Rock Hound, gimmie your welder!
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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2009, 12:26:29 PM »
If your looking at the HH187, you might consider the HH210.
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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 12:49:25 PM »
Here are some of our tools and shop.
This is our 5 ton hoist that we built. It has a manual 5 ton and an electric 2 ton chain hoist on it.

This is the other end of our 50x125ft barn that has our backhoe, forklift, and one of our tractors.

This is our wood working area.

Then our shelves and bolt bins for storage.


Some of our tool boxes, torch, grinder, drill press. The big metal box on the wood stand is an old refrigerator that they use to put blocks of ice in the bottom to keep things cool. I works really good for tool storage.

Here's our welding table we built. 3'x8'x 1 1/4" thick with our 8" vise.


This is our Lincoln 255 mig and Thermal Dynamics cuttmaster 55 plasma cutter.

Our Lincoln Idealarc 300 stick welder and torch hose reels and air hose reels.

Some of our hoods, a fan, and of course a bug zapper.

Work bench and tool boxes.


And a few hand tools.


The red impact is a Snap On and I would very highly recommend it. It is worth the money.

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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2009, 01:16:08 PM »
If your looking at the HH187, you might consider the HH210.

That would work a well.  I just figured I was more likely to find a 187.  I'd leap at a deal on either.

Thanks!
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dennisreddish

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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2009, 09:52:06 PM »
I have a screw driver & duct tape........................what else do you need?
A pair of vise grips of course!!!

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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2009, 09:55:05 PM »
jgammill, when you say "ours" what do you mean?


nice shop by the way!

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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2009, 10:34:40 PM »
What are these "tools" that you people speak of???   :dunno: :dunno:
Justin, your shaft is huge and beefy.

His - 1992 Cherokee Laredo, 4.0, AW4, NP231; Rear 8.8 welded w/ G2 cover and 4.88 gears; Front HP30, G2 4.88 gears, Lokka locker, 4340 shafts, Spicer joints with full circle clips, Alloy USA tube seals, Artec truss and brackets; bastard lift with long arms; RE track bar and brackets; 35" trXus MT's on 32 bolt Allied wheels

Hers - 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD, 2.8L VM Motori turbo diesel, 545RFE, NP242, Chry 8.25 29 spline, elephant hose mod, disabled EGR

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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2009, 11:01:17 PM »
What are these "tools" that you people speak of???   :dunno: :dunno:
:teehee: you're really leaving yourself open on that one!!!  :teehee:

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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2009, 03:58:23 AM »
Josh has a pretty nice set-up, Dennis does too, I have seen both personally, not sure if Devin is going to chime in but he has one of the best I have seen and does a lot without having a "Lift." If your into building vehicles and haven't seen his frame jig, your missing out, that thing is awesome, he designed/built it by the way.

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Re: Tool Time
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2009, 05:35:15 AM »
Josh has a pretty nice set-up, Dennis does too, I have seen both personally, not sure if Devin is going to chime in but he has one of the best I have seen
:teehee: So tell us Dr. Evil while you were gazing at Josh, Dennis and Devinís tools was there an awkward silence???? Where did this take place??? At the urinal and you just so happened to glace down or some private showing they held???    :th_th1511:
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