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Old 04-02-2016, 02:58 PM   #1
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For the really tough nuts and bolts, I use a 4 ft length of heavy gauge copper pipe that slides over an 18" Craftsman 1/2" drive breaker bar.

Here is a pic of this tool on the Boxster (Note: this is only for photographic purposes - I would never use this to tighten a lug bolt!)

What big tools do you use?



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Mine is a 4' length of 2" conduit.
I've used it to remove axle nuts that were torqued to 350 ft/lb, before they got rusted on good!

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For the really tough nuts and bolts, I use a 4 ft length of heavy gauge copper pipe that slides over an 18" Craftsman 1/2" drive breaker bar.

Here is a pic of this tool on the Boxster (Note: this is only for photographic purposes - I would never use this to tighten a lug bolt!)

What big tools do you use?

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Old 04-02-2016, 07:52 PM   #4
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I have a 3/4" torque wrench that is almost as impressive.
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Just out of curiosity, do you you what that weighs, full?
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Just out of curiosity, do you you what that weighs, full?
No idea, but I know it weighs an awful lot empty; took a couple people to roll it off the truck and up into the shop where it now sits. The main lower drawer section alone is supposed to weigh just under 1,000 lbs. empty, without all the add on sections.

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Right now, an awful lot of money is living in it if the form of a life time's accumulation of tools.
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Right now, an awful lot of money is living in it if the form of a life time's accumulation of tools.
I can only imagine how much that is in tools. At least 30k am I right? Probably more? They're your livelihood so it's worth it for the warranty alone I'm sure.
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I can only imagine how much that is in tools. At least 30k am I right? Probably more? They're your livelihood so it's worth it for the warranty alone I'm sure.
Not even close. To give you some perspective, the 31 drawer lower tool cabinet alone (pictured separately above, no tools) currently sells for around $27K. Add in all of the other upper compartments and attached storage units, and you are over $100K, just for the empty tool box set up. Add in the hand tools, diagnostic equipment, impact tools, torque wrenches running from 0-15 inch pounds and up to 600 foot pounds, etc., and you pretty much have the price of a nice four bedroom house in a good neighborhood.

Unfortunately, when you are in the business, you have to have whatever you need for the next job that rolls in the door; and that ain't cheap.
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Not even close. To give you some perspective, the 31 drawer lower tool cabinet alone (pictured separately above, no tools) currently sells for around $27K. Add in all of the other upper compartments and attached storage units, and you are over $100K, just for the empty tool box set up. Add in the hand tools, diagnostic equipment, impact tools, torque wrenches running from 0-15 inch pounds and up to 600 foot pounds, etc., and you pretty much have the price of a nice four bedroom house in a good neighborhood.

Unfortunately, when you are in the business, you have to have whatever you need for the next job that rolls in the door; and that ain't cheap.
Holy crap.
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Back when I was a wrench at a bicycle shop we had several big tools. We had the big piece of pipe, of course, to get added torque on a breaker bar. We also had the BFH (big f@cking hammer) a 2 1/2 pound sledge hammer and the BFW (big f@cking wrench), a huge adjustable crescent wrench.

And the ultimate tool we had at the shop was the "Blessed Wrench". One of the mechanics went to see the Pope and brought with him a BFW (see above). Well the Poop does a general blessing of everyone and everything at his audience, so my buddy had a special blessed spiritual wrench.

When there was something really stuck at the shop and all the mechanics were at their wits ends, my buddy would bring out the "Blessed Wrench" with much ceremony, hoping that divine intervention would work where mere mortals had failed. It never worked of course, but it did add some levity to the problem and it did help, I believe, because everyone took a deep breath, sat back and approached the problem from a different perspective and eventually figured it out.
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In this game, you can never be too thin, too rich, or have too many tools.
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