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What's your favorite hand "tool"?

Discussion in 'DIY - Do-It-Yourself Projects, Construction, Etc.' started by CrealCritter, Oct 18, 2017.

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    CrealCritter

    CrealCritter Almost Self-Reliant

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    Mine hands down is my simple Kershaw pocket knife, which I keep scarry sharp. it's like a third hand for me - I use it multiple times a day. If I ever lost it - it would be a horrible day.

    What's your favorite hand "tool"?

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    Mini Horses

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    Machete -- well, beyond hammer & screwdriver -- use it a lot if out working weeds/brush, or snakes, & chop veggies for the chickens, too. I'm pretty handy with it and it's sharp. :cool:
     
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    CrealCritter

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    that's a great hand tool very handy.

    I constantly loose screwdrivers though. I swear they sprout legs a walk off. I have to buy a new set at least once a year. Mainly its the Phillips head screwdrivers that sprout legs and run away.
     
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    Scissors. I have a nice pair that comes apart that I use for non food tasks and another pair I use for food things like cutting up bacon or stew meat or cleaning clams. Another for cutting herbs and such.

    Ok, I think I own 5 or 6 pairs and use them all regularly.
     
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    Joel_BC

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    This is the sort of thread that tempts me. Trouble is, I can be deeply thankful at any particular moment (or work session) that someone designed this or that hand tool... but it's "the tool of the hour" if you know what I mean. Whatever it may be, it just does an essential job that I need to be doing at that time.:love:love
    What a question!:barnie

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    Cases in point... These have each often been my favorite of the moment. Left to right, hand-grip scissors (save fatigue and finger chafing), Japanese-style fine-cutting saw (cuts on the pull stroke), adjustable open-end ("crescent") wrench, Stillson pipe wrench, Picquic screwdriver (has 7 of the most common tips, which are hex-shanked and can be fit into an electric drill or electric screwdriver).
     
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    Man I really like my Japanese-style saws. Don't know if you have a harbor Freight around your area or not but this saw is one of the HF Gems - sharp as a pack of razors and great for close tolerance wood working.

    https://m.harborfreight.com/12-in-flush-cut-saw-62118.html
     
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    That Harbor Freight saw looks like a good one, and if it's as quality a piece as you say, what a bargain for the money! Unfortunately, Harbor Freight's nearest stores to me are about a 450-mile drive west, and down across the U.S. border. We don't have too many of the American-based big-box stores here in the far west of Canada. We do have some Canadian ones... but prices for comparable items as H.F. would sell would be higher here. Still, tools that you need and can use a fair bit are always a smart investment.
     
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    For the most frequently used? My cordless drill. For one I carry in my pocket on all chore days, it's my utility knife. I keep a blade dispenser on the wall of the shed, has 50 ct. of blades in it.

    Most frequently used tool of all on this place? Zip ties.
     
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    Oh zip ties. The wonderful things I buy by the 100s.
     
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    Let me check what shipping would cost to send you one. Seriously though a great little saw for the money just can't be beat. Your in British Columbia right?

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