The Toolkit Thread

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by hilslamer, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Smackit

    Smackit Life Is Good Supporter

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    Ah yes, my beloved Asahi Lightools... 6 years since I posted, still love them, can't beleive I only paid $25 for the set.
  2. jackbyo

    jackbyo @sunnysideup_mc

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    A Japanese tool brand called Asahi. I bought them here
    http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/i-tools/item/341446/

    Scroll down a bit to "electric car" (??) and you can see all the other size combinations.

    A bit of pertinent info from the website

    Features(Lai tools spanner) x little
    -Niigata-Made in Japan-
    -Traditional spanner 25% to 50% lighter than was.
    -Very high quality at the new JIS get the intensity is even better.
    -In chrome-plated specifications look great, fit is excellent.
    -The spanner, Cartman is easy to use in tight spaces.
    -Groove spanner but the flying is possible.
    -Lighter to carry tools for the prevention of low back pain is effective.
    -Over spanner in the conventional sense tempting mortal is a design.
  3. Whiteeyelashes

    Whiteeyelashes Adventurer

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    Looking to buy a pair a pair of knipex for my pal for his birthday. He has a multitude of bikes. What model and size would be a good introduction?
  4. morgantm

    morgantm Been here awhile

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    I find the 7" or 10" plierswrench are the ones I use the most.


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  5. phreakingeek

    phreakingeek adventurer Super Supporter

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    anyone else hear that noise? sounds like a shop vac...sucking money out of my wallet.

    thanks for the link, placed an order and looking forward to seeing how light they are!


  6. Juan Valderrama

    Juan Valderrama Been here awhile

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    10 inches. I have all 4 sizes, but the 10 inches is most versatile.

    Broadcasting from Bogotá, Colombia.

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  7. Juan Valderrama

    Juan Valderrama Been here awhile

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    10 inches pliers. I have all 4 sizes, but the 10 inches plier is most versatile.[​IMG]

    Broadcasting from Bogotá, Colombia.

    YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/c/TallerValderrama

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  8. Juan Valderrama

    Juan Valderrama Been here awhile

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    10 inches pliers. I have all 4 sizes, but the 10 inches plier is most versatile.[​IMG]

    Broadcasting from Bogotá, Colombia.

    YouTube: https://m.youtube.com/c/TallerValderrama

    Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/eltallervalderrama/

    #tallervalderrama
    #pobreperohonrado
  9. Whiteeyelashes

    Whiteeyelashes Adventurer

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    Thanks. Bought him the 10" comfort grip.
  10. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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  11. jackbyo

    jackbyo @sunnysideup_mc

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  12. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Bit of searching Will bring you to the ebay site

    Bit of searching Ebay search is so crap these days
  13. jackbyo

    jackbyo @sunnysideup_mc

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    To single sized open/ring spanners.... No thanks. I'd rather carry 3 spanners than 6 any day.

    Besides I already have mine, just pointing out to anyone else interested that the amazon set isn't the best option if you dont like carrying useless sized tools
  14. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Soz that was the wrong link here is the one I meant to post butta check out his other items as well some cool stuff just realised same issue
  15. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Found this looking at the same guys tools but a different site I have some KS tools very solid stuff

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  16. Maoule

    Maoule Long timer Supporter

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    If you are on a trail and have to do more than tighten a license plate and don't have any offset box-end wrenches, you'll probably be walking. Even if the entire repair can be done with open-end wrenches but you have that one bolt that's recessed and has little clearance. Also, I can't tell you how many fasteners I've seen destroyed by open end wrenches.
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  17. jackbyo

    jackbyo @sunnysideup_mc

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    Well for me at least, the spanners are only an adjunct to the same sizes in 1/4" sockets.
    Most of the time I use a spanner it's to hold a nut while loosing a bolt socket
  18. Smackit

    Smackit Life Is Good Supporter

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    I don't mind having an unnecessary size or two given how small the set is and the light weight.

    [​IMG]

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    394 Grams = 13.9 Ounces
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  19. Gedrog

    Gedrog 1000 mile stare a 1000 stories to tell

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    Couldn't agree more my tool set was a slow build up of tools I found useful, I sometimes you need a deep thin wall socket instead of a normal socket so the deep thin wall socket goes into the toolbag
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  20. Peirre O`Bollox

    Peirre O`Bollox Been here awhile

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    I must resist, I must resist............. oh damn it too late