The greatest Shiny thing ever ...

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by UncleJ, Jul 13, 2019.

  1. UncleJ

    UncleJ It's Happy Hour Somewhere

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    It may be shiny, but until you need it, the shiny thing may not be the greatest ever ... until now. Post it.

    Knowing my proclivity towards tools, I got a gift one x-mas of a Menards pass-through socket set. While pretty dang cool for $30, until the situation came up this week at work, I never gave them a second thought. To make it short and sweet, they saved the day (alas it is a looooong story and not appropriate for ADV, dealing with state government and irony so forgive me).

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    Inmates, post your Shiny thing that saved the day.
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  2. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    Pic from the web. I got these on a whim and cannot believe how useful they are..... The kind of tools I'm not sure how I lived without. They're nothing fancy or expensive and one set stays in my work van, the other in my shop.


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  3. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Doesn't look like much, but until you need one you'll never know how handy it can be. For me, it was removing the curtain anchors behind the closet and the kitchen cabinets of a VW Westy.
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  4. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    I had the exact same item in my tool set for perhaps 25 years when i was an aircraft tech, it saved my arse and a lot of time and stress when access was minimal. Your pic of the tool was like seeing a mug shot of an old friend .:thumb
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  5. Liko

    Liko Got probe?

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    It won't do anything fancy but it runs all day without fuss. I got a couple tables from the clubhouse and created a curtain hemming station. I hemmed over 40 curtains in all. Shears, no-lights and cotton. I've sewn tool rolls, custom organizing bags and shelving covers. It don't care.

    It's badged Bradford, but it's a Brother Project 651.
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  6. Gordon Bennett

    Gordon Bennett Just you wait

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    The Sun.

    Very, very shiny and without it you'd be dead.

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  7. California

    California Motorcyclist

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    I will say, when this is needed, it is a lifesaving tool. I have probably only used mine a handfull of time in the last ten years, but without it...............
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  8. Butters

    Butters Kwyjibo Supporter

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    :thumbup

    I was going to post a microdriver set, but it is pretty redundant to this post.
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  9. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer Supporter

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    That saved the day, huh. :scratch

    Well.......

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  10. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Collet type stud Remover-saves a lot of dumb work.

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  11. Schmokel

    Schmokel Key to Happiness: Low Expectations

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