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For those who love tools and want to discuss tools....because we don't buy stuff pre-built or pay someone to build it....we build it with our own two hands.

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Anyone build their own tools?

Started by Sean. Last reply by Neill Sep 16, 2013. 2 Replies

Good brand of hand tools?

Started by Jacob Fehr. Last reply by Joseph Jan 31, 2013. 8 Replies

Essential Tools for Everyone

Started by JAG. Last reply by Joseph Jan 31, 2013. 4 Replies

Router Bits

Started by x. Last reply by Joseph Jan 31, 2013. 2 Replies

Miter Saw

Started by Jacob Fehr. Last reply by Joseph Jan 30, 2013. 8 Replies

Chain Saws

Started by Spencer Clarkson. Last reply by Joseph Jan 30, 2013. 1 Reply

Hard Stop Table Saw

Started by Mike. Last reply by Tracy W. Saunders Feb 12, 2012. 4 Replies

Benchtop Sanders?

Started by None. Last reply by red&black redneck Mar 24, 2010. 2 Replies

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Comment by Pale Horse on December 2, 2015 at 11:31am

Idk about actual hardware, but I wouldn't be too worried about it if you trust the hardware store. If you need some good basic tools, Craftsman has a lifetime warranty. I'm pretty sure Metabo and Channellock still make good stuff. Milwaukee moved their production to China and I think it went downhill after that.

Comment by Ben D on December 2, 2015 at 9:20am

What are some good brands still made in america for the basic starter hardware?  Are there nails and screws that are even made here? Can't find them offline anywhere

Comment by Glendale Eugene on February 26, 2013 at 1:48pm

"Man is a Tool-using Animal; weak in himself, and of small stature, he stands on a basis, at most for the flattest-soled, of some half-square foot, insecurely enough; has to straddle out his legs, lest the very wind supplant him. Feeblest of bipeds! Three quintals are a crushing load to him; the steer of the meadow tosses him aloft, like a waste rag. Nevertheless he can use tools, can devise tools; with these the granite mountain melts into light dust before him; he kneads glowing iron, as if it were soft paste; seas are his smooth highway, winds and fire his unwearying steeds. Nowhere do you find him without tools; without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all."

Thus writes Thomas Carlyle,

Found in Symbolical Masonry, by H.L. Haywood, [1923], at sacred-texts.com

Comment by Spencer Clarkson on January 1, 2012 at 10:13pm

I really enjoy working with tools. Building something or fixing something with your own two hands and your tools is something that gives me a deep sense of pride. I have built my own coffee table recently and I am very happy with it.

Comment by Richard J Braun on November 1, 2011 at 8:46am

I've always felt that with the right tools and a little patience, we as men can build almost anything.

I try not to skimp when buying the right tools, but I'm also not a slave to brand names, head to head testing is best.

Comment by Harry Dresden, Wizard on November 1, 2011 at 8:32am
Tools are my addiction. I need them to work on my jeep, I need them for my summer job, I need them because I want them and they make me happy! I am also a member of Garage Journal and Jeep Forum and IndyORV.
Comment by Jacob Fehr on July 7, 2009 at 9:53am
Shane,
I think that would depend on the type of work you're doing for the day. When I worked for a contractor, I kept the back of my truck full of tools and filled my tool belt with what I thought I would need at the beginning of each day.

Jake
Comment by William P Reece on June 6, 2009 at 4:18pm
oh, nice link Arthur! good stuff there, except that trailer/shed thing they were mocking, what were they thinking on that, huh? google "tool monger" for a daily feed also.
Comment by William P Reece on June 6, 2009 at 4:15pm
shouldn't this be more like a 12 step program "tools anonymous". I mean do really you want to encourage this addiction...ha ha ha...I love tools!

"well, doc. I think it started with my 1st pocket knife" "and then it was just ~bam~ I need more tools" "it used to be to fix things with, then it was just in case I needed to fix something. Now, it's a living breathing monster that makes me go out and buy tools I will never use!" "Oh god, I gotta go, there's a sale down at harbor freight!" I know there mainly crap tools, but it's a cheap fix.lol

nice group, really. I think you'll have lots of guys joining.
Comment by Arthur P. Othieno on June 6, 2009 at 3:54pm
I thought I'd share a link to The Garage Journal (http://garagejournal.com/). Plenty of tool talk there, and especially on their forums, under the category:``General Tool Discussion''.
 

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