What tools do you carry, always

From: Russ Blakeman <russ_at_rbcs.8m.com>
Date: Thu Dec 7 11:14:54 2000

Jensen tools still sells all the good and useful tools that no one else
stocks anymore. The kind you are talking about are basically an ignition
wrench set and my Jensen set has outlived my Sears set in that my Sears set
has had wrenches replaced 2 or 3 times now and the Jensens are still like

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
[mailto:owner-classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org]On Behalf Of Richard Erlacher
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 9:10 AM
To: classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org
Subject: Re: What tools do you carry, always

The theory is that you're not supposed to use pliers for "real" disassembly
work. We all do it, of course, but you're really supposed to use a wrench.
Pliers, as the name implies, are supposed to be used for forming and
bending. Those really small wrenches that once came in a screwdriver set
from Radio Shack are what works nicely for disassembly. Unfortunately, they
quickly discontinue any genuinely useful product. <sigh>

----- Original Message -----
From: "John Foust" <jfoust_at_threedee.com>
To: <classiccmp_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 07, 2000 7:25 AM
Subject: RE: What tools do you carry, always

> At 04:04 PM 12/6/00 -0600, Russ Blakeman wrote:
> >I carry a leatherman/Gerber type multi tool ($7 at AutoZone and just as
> >good) and a small aluminum flashlight in a belt holder that I got from
> >Walmart for about $10.
> I'd never owned a Leatherman-like tool before. I bought a
> mid-priced, stainless one at Farm & Fleet a while ago.
> Up until my kids lost it, I questioned its sturdiness.
> I didn't like the way it cut into my hand when I squeezed
> the pliers, and the pliers didn't seem strong enough
> for "real" disassembly work.
> - John
Received on Thu Dec 07 2000 - 11:14:54 GMT

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