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Old 18th February 2015, 08:46   #46
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You sure burst my 'toolman' balloon with your superb collection, Jeroen. I was chuckling at the unusual things like the syringe and forceps, which too have part of my handyman collection for over three decades. My tools are mostly for repair that a normal house keeps needing all the time be it electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry and so on. No appliance leaves house before I've had a go at it.

Honestly the satisfaction one gets in repairing everyday stuff without needing to call in help or haul away or throw away stuff is truly priceless.

Your statement that you liked to open up things and assemble them again is the story of childhood! But alas, I didn't graduate to cars.

Did you say 45 years? My soldering iron is about 38 years old and still works. I think I bought it ninth grade, unfortunately electronics is not my cup of tea.

Truly inspiring, Jeroen. Hat's off from a fellow Dilliwalah.
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Same here, i used to think that tool collection i have is good enough to work on my old vehicles. period

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Just curious - what do you use the ammo box for? I have a similar one (M19A1) that I use for storing wire in.
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Just curious - what do you use the ammo box for? I have a similar one (M19A1) that I use for storing wire in.
I use ammo box for tool storage during offroading/camping sessions.

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I used to have a very nice compressor back in the US. Came with the usual accessories, such as torque wrenches etc. It was actually a very nice one. If you ever consider getting a compressor you really need to think through what you are going to use it for. As soon as you start using heavy duty tools, such as torgue wrenches you need a fairly high capacity set up, or it will run out of puff very quickly. So mine was BIG, but being American also 110VAC, not much use in the rest of the world, I sold it when we moved to Delhi/Europe.

When we go back to Europe on a more permanent basis and I get to work more regularly on my cars a compressor is high on the list of tools to get. Even higher on the list is proper car lift. Need a garage for that too though.

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I have never seen a torque wrench that needed compressed air to run. Perhaps you mean an impact wrench?

Each pneumatic tool has a specified pressure and flow rate needed to run it properly from the compressor. As long as the compressor can meet that requirement, the tool will run just fine.
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I have never seen a torque wrench that needed compressed air to run. Perhaps you mean an impact wrench?

Each pneumatic tool has a specified pressure and flow rate needed to run it properly from the compressor. As long as the compressor can meet that requirement, the tool will run just fine.
Both, impact wrenches are fine, but you always need to hand torque the bolts/nuts unless you have a pneumatic torque wrench. The latter being substantial more expensive and I'm not yet convinced that they are as accurate as manual torque wrenches.

Running fine is a bit in the eye of the beholder. Its how long will it run fine and with how much hose in between. You would be surprised what extra length of hoses do, it really reduces the volume of air.

I found that on most of the air compressors that were sold for use with impact wrenches, most could handle only one wheel at the time. Then the compressor had to run for a while filling the air tank.

Go check out the compressors and air bottles at a properly equipped professional workshop and then see what the average DIY shop has on offer and you will begin to understand the difference.

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Both, impact wrenches are fine, but you always need to hand torque the bolts/nuts unless you have a pneumatic torque wrench. The latter being substantial more expensive and I'm not yet convinced that they are as accurate as manual torque wrenches.

Running fine is a bit in the eye of the beholder. Its how long will it run fine and with how much hose in between. You would be surprised what extra length of hoses do, it really reduces the volume of air.

I found that on most of the air compressors that were sold for use with impact wrenches, most could handle only one wheel at the time. Then the compressor had to run for a while filling the air tank.

Go check out the compressors and air bottles at a properly equipped professional workshop and then see what the average DIY shop has on offer and you will begin to understand the difference.

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My comments were meant strictly for the DIY domain. High end powered tools that have four or more heads for all lugnuts on a wheel at once to a specified torque are beyond most DIYers scope, I would imagine.

I thought that the length of the hose caused a drop in the pressure, not volume.
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My comments were meant strictly for the DIY domain. High end powered tools that have four or more heads for all lugnuts on a wheel at once to a specified torque are beyond most DIYers scope, I would imagine.



I thought that the length of the hose caused a drop in the pressure, not volume.

Well, not in the US, because tools, even compressors, BIG ones, are quite affordable for the average car DIYer.

Yes, you loose pressure and subsequent volume.
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Well, not in the US, because tools, even compressors, BIG ones, are quite affordable for the average car DIYer.

Yes, you loose pressure and subsequent volume.
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I would love to get my hands on a pneumatic torque wrench. Any ideas where to look for it and approximately how much would it be?
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I would love to get my hands on a pneumatic torque wrench. Any ideas where to look for it and approximately how much would it be?

Google pneumatic torque wrench India and you will find quite a few places that could help, such as
http://www.powermaster.in/en/bolting...e-wrenches.asp
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Google pneumatic torque wrench India and you will find quite a few places that could help, such as
http://www.powermaster.in/en/bolting...e-wrenches.asp
I can use Google, but I thought you might have an idea about prices of these tools, which I still suspect are pretty high for a DIYer.
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I can use Google, but I thought you might have an idea about prices of these tools, which I still suspect are pretty high for a DIYer.
I dont know about prices in India. In the USA you could probably find one for a couple of hundred dollars. There are also specialised websites that sell off surplus garage equipment. (In Europe and the USA). You could pick up a professional, but used one for even less. If you buyone second hand I would always get it recalibrated/recertified.
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Not even close to what Jeroen has collected but I have just started the collection though.

My first steps to getting into DIY. Been seeing a few BHPians on a few threads with their simple yet brilliant DIY's to help the car/bike better without visiting the ASC and paying hefty charges.

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My first steps to getting into DIY. Been seeing a few BHPians on a few threads with their simple yet brilliant DIY's to help the car/bike better without visiting the ASC and paying hefty charges.
Nice set of tools, like the socket/screw driver box.

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Nice set of tools, like the socket/screw driver box.
Thanks for the kind words. The set was costing somewhere between 1400 - 2000 on different online websites but one search in the local tool market, I got a new one for 900 bucks.

It is not for heavy usage though. Only for simple DIY jobs.
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I have just finished a weeks course at Stanford, Palo Alto, California, US. This morning I had a few hours to kill before I head out to San Francisco International Airport to start my journey back to Delhi.

So I decided to look up some of my favorite shops, Autozone. A DIY car enthusiast heaven! Cant take to much with me, my suitcase is pretty full as it is, but I did find this very nifty little tool. Have you ever changed the oil in your differential or gearbox? Draining is usually very easy, just a plug at the lowest point. But getting the new oil or fluid in is very often a bit of a problem. You cant get anywhere near the filler opening with your bottle. In come this little handy pump. It fits onto quart or gallon containers and you simply pump the fluid in!

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