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Old 06-21-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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Help me start and build my garage project

So I'm getting ready to start compiling my list of tools needed for my garage and I need a bit of help.

As of now, I have a 55 piece cheapy kit that doesn't have very much, and I have a 26 piece home improvement kit from Cobalt which is more for hanging pictures and has some screw drivers. I will be getting a tool chest and fully stocking my garage but I want to plan out the tools so I don't miss anything. I will most likely be getting Craftsman tools as I can replace anything that breaks very easily. So all of these tools will be from Sears.

This list will be in a constant state of evolution but please help me add and complete it.

1. Screw drivers (at least 3 flathead, at least 3 Phillips)
2. sockets, metric (4mm-minimum of 26mm) and standard (1/8"-minumum of 1 1/2") in 3/8 and 1/2
3. Allen Wrench set (including large sizes)
4. Wrenches (Metric and Standard including large sizes)
5. Low profile Jack (Arcan XL35 most likely)
6. Torque wrench
7. Pipe
8. Creeper
9. Random Orbital
10. Extension cord
11. Air Compressor
12. Pulley puller
13. Crescent wrench
14. Shelving of some sort
15. Flooring (RaceDeck or Epoxy)
16. Microfiber towels
17. Décor for walls.
18. Gloves
19. Safety Glasses
20. Cordless Drill (with flashlight on same battery Hitachi)
21. Drop Light
22. Brake stool (Tailbone)
23. Jack stands
24. Torx socket set
25. Race ramps portable pit stop
26. Surge protectors
27. Spare batteries/charging station for tools
28. Air tools/Socket set
29. 4 Lb hammer
30. Nut driver
31. Ratchet 3/8" driver and 1/2" driver
32. Breaker bar(s)
33. Flexible adapter for ratchet
34. Screwdriver w/ flexible extension
35. Socket organizers
36. Garage can (50 gal.)
37. Brawny Industrial Cleaning Wipes
38. Oil Catch Pan
39. Bench Vise
40. 5 lb Lump Hammer
41. Dremel
42. Extension Cords
43. Channel Locks
44. Broom and Debris pan
45. Rags
46. Battery Tender
47. Buckets
48. Duct Tape
49. Electrical Tape
50. JB Weld
51. Dry Sweep
52. Possible work bench redesign
53. Air hose reel
54. Trim tool kit
55.
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What else do I need that I forgot off the top of my head?

Toolkit I'm shooting for: http://tinyurl.com/mm8s6l5
3/8" Torque Wrench driver: http://tinyurl.com/m5kws23
Tailbone Brake Stool: http://bonecreeper.com/tailbone.html
Flexible extension: http://tinyurl.com/m8nvf49
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:31 PM   #2
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Better hurry up and get that Porter Cable. They are going away and a more expensive one is replacing it.

- cordless drill w/ bits (a must)
- drop light
- brake stool
- jack stands
- torx set
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Better hurry up and get that Porter Cable. They are going away and a more expensive one is replacing it.

- cordless drill w/ bits (a must)
- drop light
- brake stool
- jack stands
- torx set
+1

- mini fridge
- surge protector with multiple plug-ins (don't know about you but my garage doesn't have near enough outlets)
- spare batteries / battery charging stations for the cordless drill
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:52 PM   #5
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Better hurry up and get that Porter Cable. They are going away and a more expensive one is replacing it.

- cordless drill w/ bits (a must)
- drop light
- brake stool
- jack stands
- torx set
Added. Do I want the Torx set for screw driver bits, or like Sockets that fit torx screws?

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+1

- mini fridge
- surge protector with multiple plug-ins (don't know about you but my garage doesn't have near enough outlets)
- spare batteries / battery charging stations for the cordless drill
I have the mini fridge in my man cave right inside the door from the garage.
Surge protectors are a must have, and the spare batteries will be with whatever company I get tools with. I don't think I'll continue with the Hitachi brand, because I don't think they make the rest of the tools I may or may not use, no?
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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I'll take some pics today of my toolbox at work
but here's what I can think of off the top of my head including what you've said Jarrod:
cordless drills 3/8 and 1/2 drive
impact sockets in 3/8 and 1/2 drive metric and standard
sockets, metric (4mm-minimum of 26mm) and standard (1/8"-minumum of 1 1/2") in 3/8 and 1/2
torque wrenches in 3/8" and 1/2"
adapters and extensions for the rachets and sockets
wrenches (regular or ratcheting works) same sizes and sockets
set of screwdrivers (at least 23 piece)
set of nut drivers (yes this is a tool lol)
minimum of a 4lb hammer and also a dead blow hammer
and definitely a few breaker bars!!!
safety glass is a must
and a tool chest to store it all IMO
I'll post up the pics tomorrow Jarrod
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Better hurry up and get that Porter Cable. They are going away and a more expensive one is replacing it.

- cordless drill w/ bits (a must)
- drop light
- brake stool
- jack stands
- torx set
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I'll take some pics today of my toolbox at work
but here's what I can think of off the top of my head including what you've said Jarrod:
cordless drills 3/8 and 1/2 drive
impact sockets in 3/8 and 1/2 drive metric and standard
sockets, metric (4mm-minimum of 26mm) and standard (1/8"-minumum of 1 1/2") in 3/8 and 1/2
wrenches (regular or ratcheting works) same sizes and sockets
set of screwdrivers (at least 23 piece)
set of nut drivers (yes this is a tool lol)
minimum of a 4lb hammer and also a dead blow hammer
and definitely a few breaker bars!!!
safety glass is a must
and a tool chest to store it all IMO
I'll post up the pics tomorrow Jarrod
You'll probably go with me when I buy the tools. Thanks for the input.
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I do love going tool shopping I can always find something useful for work, I just hope I've spent enough on tools to write it off on taxes
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Added. Do I want the Torx set for screw driver bits, or like Sockets that fit torx screws?
Sockets but a small size screwdriver set is very handy too.
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I have a screwdriver with the torx bits that fit into the handle (10 or 12 sizes) so I think I'll only need the socket set.
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couple questions first.

1. what do you plan on using the air compressor for? airing up tires, impact tools?

2. whats your budget?

3. Do you have 220V to the garage?

4. How much "serious" work do you plan to be performing in your garage? (engine pull, body work, suspension, exhaust, etc)

5. Whats your budget? (I know I asked twice, but some things you can skimp on... somethings you just shouldnt)
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1. Tires, impact gun, clearing debris from garage with air hose, and drying the car after washing for detailing.

2. I don't have a budget, I'm putting together a list of tools I would like to eventually have. My birthday is coming up soon and one of the things people wanted me to make a list of was tools for my garage now that I own one.

3. I'm not sure, but will check when I get home.

4. I plan on doing all work to my car myself (from oil changes to engine pulling) unless it requires tools I don't have, in which case I'll take it to a shop.

5. Basically a weekend warrior, but a place that I can work on a project car doing most of the work myself or with buddies.
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1. Tires, impact gun, clearing debris from garage with air hose, and drying the car after washing for detailing.

2. I don't have a budget, I'm putting together a list of tools I would like to eventually have. My birthday is coming up soon and one of the things people wanted me to make a list of was tools for my garage now that I own one.

3. I'm not sure, but will check when I get home.

4. I plan on doing all work to my car myself (from oil changes to engine pulling) unless it requires tools I don't have, in which case I'll take it to a shop.

5. Basically a weekend warrior, but a place that I can work on a project car doing most of the work myself or with buddies.

give me a few hours to go through my inventory in the garage and the truck box and I'll give you a list.
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Oh also one of those screwdrivers that has a flexible extension. I use mine so much now that I have it
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