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Started by Magicman, February 23, 2023, 04:25:03 PM

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moodnacreek

I to have wrenches hanging in several locations. My favorite combination wrench is the Williams super wrench and i have those in the sawmill up to 2". There is nothing metric in the sawmill and picker trucks are too old for metric. That helps. When ever I see adjustable 'cresent' wrenches I buy them and get laughed at. I have things bolted with large square head bolts where these knuckle busters work fine but they are so handy for bending. things

Southside

I find it useful to keep my metric adjustable wrenches in a separate drawer than the SAE ones. 
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doc henderson

have to remember to turn the little screwy thing the opposite direction when south of the equator.  smiley_beertoast
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rusticretreater

yeah, its pretty difficult working on things at the equator.
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barbender

I love crescent wrenches. There, I said it.
Too many irons in the fire

LeeB

I always kinda identified with a cresent wrench. 'Fits anywhere and will slip off on you when you need it most. '
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moodnacreek

I also have square sockets. Kinda square myself.

doc henderson

kind of like Channel locks and vise grips.  work on anything, or nothing, depending on how you were raised.   ffcool ffcheesy
Timber king 2000, 277c track loader, PJ 32 foot gooseneck, 1976 F700 state dump truck, JD 850 tractor.  2007 Chevy 3500HD dually, home built log splitter 18 horse 28 gpm with 5 inch cylinder and 32 inch split range with conveyor powered by a 12 volt tarp motor

SawyerTed

How do y'all organize left handed wrenches and screwdrivers?  Seems like I have a mixed set of right and left handed tools!

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SawyerTed

All my axes, sledge hammers, shovels, bush axes and rakes MUST be left handed, they don't fit my hands too well anymore. 
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Old Greenhorn

I used to (and probably till do) have an adjustable wrench which I don't know where it came from, but it was a cheapy. On one side it said the range was 0-1" and on the other side it said the range was 0-25mm. I guess it don't know how to identify. ffsmiley I always told folks that used it it was metric if you used it left handed and English if you used it right handed. This often made the new young guys stop and think for a minute. ffcheesy
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Magicman

Quote from: LeeB on February 19, 2024, 05:55:55 PMWhat was the outcome on the relay?
Lee, the Glow Plug relay is Part# ED0021931340-S, and I ordered from OEM.  I got a shipping notice this morning and I will let you know how this works out.
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barbender

 In "for real" torque and wrenching situations, I will get the appropriate tools. But I tell you what, I have a little 4" crescent wrench that rides on my Learherman case. I may be heavier for all of the walking that that little guy has saved me over the years. It opens up to ½", gets used daily, and I develop an immediate nervous twitch if I misplace it.

 Running forwarder, sometimes a hose or something will fail up on the boom. The only way to access it is to swing it over one of the wood piles so you can climb up on the pile. Well climbing a wood pile isn't always the safest of easiest thing, so you want to minimize trips for tools. Plus, in that situation you don't want any more tools than necessary up there. If you drop one...does anyone remember Plinko Chips from The Price Is Right? :huh? So a crescent will always be up their with me, it works better than the 22mm that us still down in the toolbox.

 There is also a big difference in capability from a quality crescent vs an El cheapo one.
Too many irons in the fire

doc henderson

most guys around here carry the little two notch plyers and use them for almost anything.  In fact, do not bother telling them it won't work, cause they will make it work just to prove you wrong.  they love their little plyers and leather case.  a farmer I worked for required us to have that with a screwdriver stuck in there as well between the handles, in order for us to work for him.
Timber king 2000, 277c track loader, PJ 32 foot gooseneck, 1976 F700 state dump truck, JD 850 tractor.  2007 Chevy 3500HD dually, home built log splitter 18 horse 28 gpm with 5 inch cylinder and 32 inch split range with conveyor powered by a 12 volt tarp motor

jpassardi

Quote from: barbender on February 20, 2024, 12:50:31 PMIn "for real" torque and wrenching situations, I will get the appropriate tools. But I tell you what, I have a little 4" crescent wrench that rides on my Learherman case. I may be heavier for all of the walking that that little guy has saved me over the years. It opens up to ½", gets used daily, and I develop an immediate nervous twitch if I misplace it.


My Father was a Carpenter and always carried a 4" adjustable and same size pliers.
Many times we'd be working on something and he'd hand one of them to me to get the job done without having to run for a tool. I miss the Ole' Man.
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Magicman

Quote from: LeeB on February 19, 2024, 05:55:55 PMWhat was the outcome on the relay?
The replacement Glow Plug Relay came yesterday.
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$135.85 total with shipping, ordered from:
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The searching that I did indicates that they have a good stock of Lombardini/Kohler parts.
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I love my direct wired full time voltmeter which gives me a constant voltage reading.  When it reads 12.7 or higher I know that my sawmill battery is OK.

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When the glow plugs are energized the voltage drop is an instant indication that the glow plug relay has operated.
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With the engine running it will read 14+ volts showing the the alternator is doing it's job.
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Stephen1

Because I love in the land of metric, beside a country that is still sae, we discovered that you can use metric for to replace an sae, but not sae on metric. Saves walking back to the tool box.
Tom I really like those wrenches on nails, I am going to set that up in may shop and at home, I have lots of wrenches laying around. I bet I have 6 1/2" in my 1 toolbox. 
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