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Old 22nd February 2017, 12:21   #1471
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I am planning to replace the parking lamp bulbs and the fog lamp bulb in my Fiesta (Classic version) and, I am pretty sure one has to remove the bumper to access these bulbs. But I really don't know how many fasteners or what shapes and sizes of fastener I might need. How do I go about buying tools for such a requirement?

Also, I bought a spanner set recently to do some corrections on the Honda CBR, and while the spanner sizes fit, I am unable to loosen the bolts no matter how hard I tried. Any pointers here?

PS: I am just taking the tough, first steps, to become a DIY-er...
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Old 22nd February 2017, 12:23   #1472
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I am planning to replace the parking lamp bulbs and the fog lamp bulb in my Fiesta (Classic version) and, I am pretty sure one has to remove the bumper to access these bulbs.
No you dont. You can reach them through the bay. A little fidgety, but easily done.
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Bought a Cobbler Pincer ...
Had always thought of it as a carpenter's tool. But hey, pulling out nails, whatever they happen to be in.
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Old 22nd February 2017, 19:12   #1474
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Had always thought of it as a carpenter's tool.
Wikipedia does call it a carpenter's pincer. However, most online sellers list it as cobbler pincer.

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But hey, pulling out nails, whatever they happen to be in.
Agree .

On a related note, here is the photo of a 15/16 century pincer, taken from Wikipedia.
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Amazing how little difference there is!
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Bought a Black and Decker heatgun from Amazon for 999! Decent deal I reckon.

Also bought a set of Stanley open ended spanners for 229 from Amazon. When I got them, I checked and saw the MRP was Rs 293 as opposed to Rs 341 on the Amazon listing. Raised a complaint and they gave me a Rs 48 GC for the difference effectively making it Rs 181

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Old 1st March 2017, 17:04   #1477
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Drums of my vehicle needs to be opened and they are jammed need to take them to A.S.S for opening.

This is a regular occurrence so I though of buying anti seize grease such as Nickle or Copper based which I can apply later as DIY making future maintenance easier.

Tried finding anti seize grease online but none available in India is there a place /brand in Bangalore which small quantities 50 - 100 gms can be purchased ?

Same goes for Silicon Grease, Need silicon lube and grease in small quantity
mainly for lubricating window channels , seat joints , cycle chain and rubik cubes of my son.

People are purchasing imported silicon lube and grease at sky high price on E-com site whereas Anabond 662 which is just 50Rs is not being sold online.
Asked at couple of auto parts shops but they gave either the anabond adhasive or silicon gasket maker :-(

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Old 18th March 2017, 19:11   #1478
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Brought an Impact Driver directly from Eastman Tools

Solid tool with unconditional life time warranty

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Can be used with impact sockets as well

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Old 18th March 2017, 23:48   #1479
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Brought an Impact Driver directly from Eastman Tools ...
Stupid question, but I've always wondered and never actually see one used. How do you use it? Does the chuck/bit rotate when you hit it?

What kind of tasks do you expect to use this for?
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Stupid question, but I've always wondered and never actually see one used. How do you use it? Does the chuck/bit rotate when you hit it?

What kind of tasks do you expect to use this for?

It is particularly useful on seized screws/bolts. You just put it on with a bit that matches the screw/bolt head as closely possible and hit it with a hammer, like this:

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That's great. Thanks.

What do you hit it with: a hammer or a mallet?

One of the best tools in my box is a rawhide mallet --- for hitting things that should not be thumped with a piece of steel.
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Lefty - loosy. Righty - tighty.
That's a good one.

Wonderful tool. Did not know that something like this existed. And I needed one just yesterday while installing my home theatre system. Would have saved me a lot of time.

Is there any tool to unscrew a screw whose head has worn off?
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Is there any tool to unscrew a screw whose head has worn off?
For removing screws with worn out or sheared off heads, one option is a screw extractor, like the following (LINK):
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The extractor is made from very hard metal, so it can grip the screw/bolt it is fitted into.

You'd first have to drill a suitably-sized hole with a drill, then screw in this extractor, and then turn the extractor (maybe with an impact driver, or just elbow grease) to remove the extractor and the screw.

The interesting thing is that the screw threads on an extractor go the other way (i.e. left turns tighten it) - this is to ensure that turning it to the left does not unscrew the extractor from the screw, but instead transfers that turning action to the problematic screw itself.

EDIT: WikiHow has a nice guide: http://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Screw-Extractor

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That's great. Thanks.

What do you hit it with: a hammer or a mallet?

One of the best tools in my box is a rawhide mallet --- for hitting things that should not be thumped with a piece of steel.
You use a hammer, steel on steel is required!

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Is there any tool to unscrew a screw whose head has worn off?
Arunphilip gave a good answer and a handy tool.

In the thread about my tools I showed a slightly different tool that doesn’t require drilling first!

have a look:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post3878223 (45 years of tool collection...and using them too!)

Jeroen

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I used these impact wrenches while maintaining my bikes back in the '80s before power wrenches came into general availability in this country. Came in most useful for screws that were locked in place over time by heat. Best to use an impact driver to loosen the fastener instead of to trying to unscrew with a normal screwdriver and in the process strip the head. I found impact wrench are most effective with Philips head screws. One needs to be a bit more careful with slot head screws.

The screw extractor/removal tool is something I need to add to my humble toolkit
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