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"Must have" tools

Postby tyke » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:01 am

:D Hi all
My trailer tents going on its last outing next month then its getting stripped down to the frame and with a bit of luck I will be able to make a start on my new TT.
What I am really wanting to know is what are the “must have” tools I will need to have on hand.
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Postby PaulC » Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:59 am

One Jigsaw, One drill, a couple of screwdrivers, heaps of patience, 14 pound sledge hammer, more patience, and maybe a circular saw. You should be able to achieve most things with the above. Oh and the 14 pound sledge hammer is for keeping people away while your working on it :lol:
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Postby BILLYL » Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:04 am

I also would suggest a Dremel tool with cut off wheels. I found it to be invaluable for working with metal trim. And don't forget a router and several stright bits.

And like Paul said - Patience and more patience

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Postby tyke » Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:32 am

Hi :D
I think my first attempt will be a pretty straight forward plywood job and I have loads of wood working tools so I should be all right.
I wont need a sledgehammer though Paul, if I show my lot tools they run a mile. :shock:
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Postby madjack » Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:52 am

well Tyke, everything they said, all of the stuff inna grizzly industrial catalog and of course see tha last line of my sig :o :shock: :? :lol: ;)
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Postby Yahnozha » Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:50 am

dont forget the duct tape...
P@ = Pat, yep that simple
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Postby Miriam C. » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:30 am

PaulC wrote:One Jigsaw, One drill, a couple of screwdrivers, heaps of patience, 14 pound sledge hammer, more patience, and maybe a circular saw. You should be able to achieve most things with the above. Oh and the 14 pound sledge hammer is for keeping people away while your working on it :lol:
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Two drills one for countersink and one for screws.
Titanium drill bit to match bolts.
Rachet and sockets for bolts.
Baggy for filling bolt holes with black gunk. cheap squeegie for applying black gunk to trailer bottom.
2 pound sledge for things that don't fit. Angle grinder and cutoff wheels if you are going to remove excess metal.
Sander if you have one, wood blocks if not.
Table, circular, or band Saw
Gloves, lots of gloves.
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Postby Juneaudave » Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:38 am

One of my very favorites is a Dozuki saw. I always have one in reach or find myself poking around the shop trying to figure out where I laid it.
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Postby Ira » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:49 am

I found my tweezers invaluable:

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Postby Darren » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:58 am

Belt sander and goggles, I spent a few hours in the ER with a scratched cornea.
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Postby Guy » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:13 pm

Dear Tyke,

Clamps, Clamps, Clamps, and help.
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Postby asianflava » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:03 pm

Two cordless drills
Clamps
Jigsaw
Clamps
Router
Clamps
Miter Saw
Clamps
Circular Saw

And oh yeah, Clamps

I pretty much buy a pair whenever I see them on sale at HF. I have amassed a respectable collection. The quick grip (used to Vice-Grip now Irwin) clamps are the work horses. They are a bit expensive but well worth it, I only have one pair of those.

Two drills come in handy, you use one to drill the pilot hole and the other to drive the screw home.

Don't know why Paul put screwdrivers on his list, I guess they are for prying the lids iff the varnish can. :D
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Postby Ira » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:15 pm

I did my whole build so far with six cheap 5" metal C-clamps.

I ain't saying it doesn't show, but I did it.
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Re: "Must have" tools

Postby Nitetimes » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:24 pm

tyke wrote: What I am really wanting to know is what are the “must have” tools I will need to have on hand.
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One of everthing in HD or Lowes (two if you can swing it) if the other half will allow it. I usually tell her I need it to do something she wants, makes it much easier to get the toys I want.
Otherwise use what ya got and you'll do fine.
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Postby asianflava » Fri Jun 23, 2006 3:54 pm

Ira wrote:I did my whole build so far with six cheap 5" metal C-clamps.

I ain't saying it doesn't show, but I did it.


No wonder you were so frustrated. :)
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