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Hand Tools

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by frustratedearthmother, May 28, 2016.

  1. May 28, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    If we were ever to find ourselves in an extended period of no power - what hand tools would you like to have on hand? Hand tool that's used the most around here is a hammer, lol. But, I'm wondering what other tools, that I've never thought of, that might be a good idea.

    I've always thought this hand drill was cool and it was even kind of fun to use - if you didn't have more than a few holes to drill.

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  2. May 28, 2016
    sumi

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    Hammer, yes! Screw drivers and gardening tools (spade, fork) are things I find I need the most often.
     
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    MoonShadows

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    I have a good number of power tools...circular saw, sawzall, drill press, bench saw, grinder, compressor with 5 different attachments for everything from brads to framing nails, drills, power screw driver, chop saw, and more. if the electricity ever went out, I have back ups for all of these...not necessarily in case we lose the electricity, but because I used the hand tool versions for years before I could afford to buy the power versions.
     
  4. May 28, 2016
    frustratedearthmother

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    What I'm trying to find out is - what are the backups? Specifics, man! ;)

    For example: What would replace my grinder? Would I have to use a rasp or is there a better alternative?
     
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    MoonShadows

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    For a grinder...rasps and files, and perhaps very stiff brass brushes depending on what you want to take down.

    Hand saws for power saws.

    Miter box with cross cut saw for chop saw.

    Hand drill for power drill...like the one in the pic of your original post.

    Screw drivers for screw gun.

    Hammers of various sizes and a staple gun for compressor nailers.
     
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    baymule

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    I love tools and have a deep belief that I can never have too many. I have hand tools because I use them. I have power tools because I use them.

    Bow Saw. The deep notched teeth on the blade really rip through a tree. I love mine! I had two but my neighbor didn't have one, so I now have one.

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    Axe and splitter mallet. Sledge hammers of various sizes.

    I have several Bastard Files. Dunno know why they are called a Bastard file, but it's imprinted on them. I use them to file hoes, shovels, axes, machetes, anything that needs an edge in order to perform it's job.

    Drawing knife-for peeling bark off pine posts for fence posts.

    Machetes to replace weed eaters
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    I'm gonna have to look that one up.... (crawls away to Google...)
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    I feel sure that it serves a double purpose in life. Tree trimmer and upper body workout!
     

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