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Title: Tools
Post by: clyde on October 21, 2003, 12:24:12 PM
Tools:[/b]

A selection of good tools is a basic requirement for anyone who plans to maintain and repair his/her own vehicle. For the owner who has few tools, the initial investment might seem high, but when compared to the spiraling cost of professional auto maintenance and repair, it is a wise one.

The newcomer to practical mechanics should start off with a minor repair tool kit which is adequate for the simpler jobs performed on a vehicle. Then as confidence and experience grow, the owner can tackle more difficult tasks, buying additional tools as they are needed. Eventually the basic kit will be expanded into the repair and overhaul tol set. Over a period of time, the experienced do-it-yourselfer will assemble a tool set complete enough for most repair and overhaul procedures and will add tools from the special category when it's felt that the expense is justified by the frequency of use.


When buying tools:[/b]


For the do-it-yourselfer (DIY) who is just starting to get involved in a vehicle maintenance and repair, there  are number of options availabel when purchasing tools. If maintenance ad minor repair is the extent of the work to be done, the purchase of individual tools is satisfactory. If, on the other hand, extensive work is planned, it would be good idea to purchase a modest tool set from one of the large retail chain stores available. A set can usually be bought at a substantial savings over the individual tool prices, and they often come with a tool box. As additional tools are needed, add-on sets, individual tools and a larger tool box can be purchased to expand the tool selection. Building a tool set gradually allows the cost of tools to be spread over a longer period of time and gives you or your mechanic the freedom to choose only those tools that will actually be used.

Tool stores will often be the only source of some special tools that are needed, but regardless of where tools are bought, try to avoid cheap ones, especially when buying screwdrivers and sockets, because they won't last very long. The expense involved in replacing cheap tools will eventually be greater than the initial cost of quality tools.

Invest wisely.  ;)

Care and maintenance of tools: [/b]

Some tips in handling those precious tools you have:

Good tools are expensive, so it makes sense to treat them with respect. Here's how:

1. Keep them clean and in usable condition.
2. Store them properly when not in use.
3. Always wipe off any dirt, grease or metal chips before putting them away.
4. Never leave tools lying around in the work area. Upon completion of a job, always check closely under the hood for tools that might have been left there so they won't get lost during a test drive or worst can
cause further damage to moving mechanical parts in the engine.

Some tools, such as screw drivers, pliers, wrenches and sockets, can be hung on a panel mounted on the garage or workshop wall, while others should be kept in a tool box, tool bag or tray.

Measuring instruments, guages, meters, etc. must be carefully stored where they cannot be damaged by weather or impact from other tools.

When tools are used with care and stored properly, they will last a very long time. Even with the best of care, though, tools will wear out if used frequently. When a tool is damaged or worn out, replace it. Subsequent jobs will be safer and more enjoyable if you do.

Happy wrenching!  ;)




Title: Re:Tools
Post by: LowPlainDrifter on October 23, 2003, 02:35:14 PM
good investment for tools;

SnapOn Tools

pricy but it's all worth it
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: smaw^ on October 23, 2003, 07:32:11 PM
eh yung craftsman??? binigyan kasi ako ng tita ko... malay ko kung anung brand yun... hehehe
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: LowPlainDrifter on October 24, 2003, 06:45:00 AM
craftsman - Sear's brand, it's also good, nothing compared to SnapOn good but it's good
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: RS_Sprint on November 02, 2003, 03:52:25 AM
Was looking at a Snap-On tool set with that cart about 3 feet tall. The shop (Automechanika) told me this cost 200k with everything in it. Wow!
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: LowPlainDrifter on November 02, 2003, 04:44:19 AM
Quote from: RS_Sprint on November 02, 2003, 03:52:25 AM
Was looking at a Snap-On tool set with that cart about 3 feet tall. The shop (Automechanika) told me this cost 200k with everything in it. Wow!

most certified veteran mechanics have 12feet wide tool boxes that cost somewhere from 10-12k$

it's not a joke but its like what an M.D. would have done
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: argie on November 02, 2003, 01:44:21 PM
hello guys! what are the standard tools ba i need in my car..as of now i only have a screwdriver and a plier.tnx
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: drexx on November 02, 2003, 04:14:03 PM
02Nov2003 (UTC -7)

As a starter, get a set of metric (for Japanese cars) spanners/sockets/wrenches, a set of screwdrivers, a multimeter, electrical tape, a utility knife, a car jack, and some clean rags. A metallic saucer to hold the bolts is a very nice thing to have too. This will help you get by in most situations.

Once you started working on your car yourself, then you will know what tools to add.

Start with cheap tools, and upgrade only if you have too. That way, if you make a mistake in buying stuff, loose it somewhere (or your friend forgets to give it back), or if you break it, it won't hurt so much.

That said, I think Snap-On is too expensive for me (I've lost a few tools while on the trail, or when friends accidentally mix their stuff with mine). I've broken a couple of Craftsman tools (their return policy maybe great, but it's useless when I'm a few hundred km away from the city). So far, Husky and Stanley tools are a good balance between strength and price.
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: RS_Sprint on November 02, 2003, 06:17:39 PM
Yeah OK Stanley pero dito sa 'Pinas may fake narin!  :o  >:( :(
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: DTNS on November 05, 2003, 09:41:04 AM
speaking of tools, SM Workshop has a promo on 2T Floor Jacks. 30% off!!! :o :D ;D

I got mine for P659 when normally it would have cost ~P940.  :P
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: johnqpublic318 on December 11, 2003, 07:17:15 PM
Quote from: drexx on November 02, 2003, 04:14:03 PM
02Nov2003 (UTC -7)

That said, I think Snap-On is too expensive for me (I've lost a few tools while on the trail, or when friends accidentally mix their stuff with mine). I've broken a couple of Craftsman tools (their return policy maybe great, but it's useless when I'm a few hundred km away from the city). So far, Husky and Stanley tools are a good balance between strength and price.

Snap-On is great but we use mostly Facom (France) for BMW and Porsches...  

Low-rating (5-60 newton-mtr) metric torque wrenches with open end wrench head adaptors (instead of rachet heads) don't seem to be available from Snap-On.

For cars and light-duty truck, to start with, I suggest a set of combination wrenches, a 3/8 drive socket set,  3/8 drive 150-lb torque wrench, magnetic screw drivers, vise-grip, needle-nose pliers, breaker-bar, electrical tape, WD40, brake cleaner, telescoping magnet (for picking up stuff that you drop inside tight confines), ball hammer, rubber mallet, jack stands, 5-ton floor jack, digital multi-meter and gloves.

In the Philippines, Draper brand from True Value at Rockwell should be good enough.  I hear True Value will replace any Draper brand hand tool and socket for free anytime it breaks.  However, please verify with them before buying.
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: Rodracing on January 09, 2004, 04:13:42 AM
Tools that I suggest:
- A feeler gauge, is a must for DIY tune-ups.
- Timming light
- Multimeter
- torque wrench
- socket wrench but use the ratchet handle only when you need it otherwise use (or buy) a solid handle for initial removal and final tightening of the bolt. Proper use will make you're tools last longer, I even have my taiwan made socket wrench and it still works - huwag lang puwersahin.
- adjustable wrench & vise grip (use only for last resort)
- WD40 for those stuborn bolts
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: clyde on January 10, 2004, 09:35:17 PM
Quote from: rodracing on January 09, 2004, 04:13:42 AM
- socket wrench but use the ratchet handle only when you need it otherwise use (or buy) a solid handle

it's a power handle or breaker bar that is.

Title: Re:Tools
Post by: NSR on January 26, 2004, 09:47:14 AM
Quote from: LowPlainDrifter on October 24, 2003, 06:45:00 AM
craftsman - Sear's brand, it's also good, nothing compared to SnapOn good but it's good

If there is a brand that would come close or even perform as good as SnapOn it would be CRAFTSMAN... ;)

Good quality backed up by Lifetime Warranty plus way way affordable prices compared to SnapOn is a deal very hard to resist  ;D

Ganito ka simple yan...

JDM-SnapOn
USDM-Craftsman
(usually that is) ;)

Pinoy...KYK  ;D
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: stradale on February 17, 2004, 02:19:51 AM
Facom tools are the best quality tools I've seen. Most expensive pati.  The salesman said they were the tools of choice for the McLaren F1 supercar. That is saying something considering the cost-no-object design brief for that car.
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: koykoy on May 24, 2004, 06:18:49 AM
i have the super wrench, the one on TV

ok din, it grips very well
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: shaq1 on June 21, 2004, 10:55:04 PM
Quote from: drexx on November 02, 2003, 04:14:03 PM
02Nov2003 (UTC -7)


Start with cheap tools, and upgrade only if you have too. That way, if you make a mistake in buying stuff, loose it somewhere (or your friend forgets to give it back), or if you break it, it won't hurt so much.

No disrespect to you, but it is better to buy good quality tools than buy cheap tools because in the end the cost will pay for itselt, and high quality tools obviously will last longer.

I also don't agree with the guy who said that craftsman are not up there in terms of quality compare to Snap-on tools, a lot of racing teams use craftsman and i would think that there's a reason for it. Just like snap-on they are made with high quality steel.

Also, Facom tools are also used by the ferrari racing team. They are very expensive and is not needed by an ordinary backyard mechanic, or by someone who really doesn't really know what he's doing under the hood, maybe if you race professionally, but i  stilll think it's expensive.

Snap-on tools and Craftsman tools or Stanley or Cornwell are high quality brands and cost far less than Facom.
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: AkZel8 on July 11, 2004, 03:20:26 AM
Yes I agree with Shaq1, Craftsman are definitely good in terms of quality and durability with fair price compare to those expensive ones. Most mechanics prefer to have this craftsman I guess its because of the grip..

Anyway, medyo OT sir, meron ba kau alam na mapagkukunan ng Craftsman how much ba isang set nun? would appreciate your feedback..
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: johnqpublic318 on July 11, 2004, 07:08:03 AM
Quote from: AkZel8 on July 11, 2004, 03:20:26 AM
Yes I agree with Shaq1, Craftsman are definitely good in terms of quality and durability with fair price compare to those expensive ones. Most mechanics prefer to have this craftsman I guess its because of the grip..

Anyway, medyo OT sir, meron ba kau alam na mapagkukunan ng Craftsman how much ba isang set nun? would appreciate your feedback..

Not sure of Craftsman but you can get Snap-On from Power Asia and Hazet from MANCOR.

Hazet makes BMW, OPEL, Porsche specific tool-sets are really neat and work in tight confines.  
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: AkZel8 on July 11, 2004, 09:30:31 AM
Sir, got any idea how much it cost 1set of Snap on? Last time i asked Craftsman was around 2.5K.. then am not sure kung orig ung tools.. meron ba fake nung Snap on and Craftsman?

Thanks again.. :)
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: johnqpublic318 on July 11, 2004, 05:39:41 PM
Quote from: AkZel8 on July 11, 2004, 09:30:31 AM
Sir, got any idea how much it cost 1set of Snap on? Last time i asked Craftsman was around 2.5K.. then am not sure kung orig ung tools.. meron ba fake nung Snap on and Craftsman?

Thanks again.. :)

It depends on tool-set size.  The basic complete set for BMW techs has over 200 items and could cost over P100,000.

Title: Re:Tools
Post by: AkZel8 on July 12, 2004, 06:02:15 AM
wow!! :o cguro almost complete set na un.. So that means 2.5K mura na un though 6 or 8pcs wrenches lang un(not sure).. And that  was last year pa.. I hope ala fake nun pagbili ko kc mahirap malaman kung fake..
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: Dukie on July 27, 2004, 02:11:10 PM
try nyo rin ang PROTO..US made at in mellimeter pa ang seting nito..maganda talaga ang SNAP ON  mahal nga lang sya ..pero sulit
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: johnqpublic318 on August 04, 2004, 10:54:33 AM
Quote from: AkZel8 on July 11, 2004, 09:30:31 AM
Sir, got any idea how much it cost 1set of Snap on? Last time i asked Craftsman was around 2.5K.. then am not sure kung orig ung tools.. meron ba fake nung Snap on and Craftsman?

Thanks again.. :)

Craftsman is the cheapest amongst the U.S. premium brands which include Cornwall, Snap-On and Matco.  My 254 Craftsman set cost less than $300.
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: clyde on August 04, 2004, 11:31:55 AM
Quote from: johnqpublic318 on July 11, 2004, 07:08:03 AM
Hazet makes BMW, OPEL, Porsche specific tool-sets are really neat and work in tight confines.

got few of those Hazet special tools.  :D all i can say is that i don't even regret paying that torque wrench at US$425.00.  ;) and a Flare Nut Combination Wrench plus a Hazet Breaker Bar - got some tight bolts somewhere? this thing will break it >:(

(http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_img_a/439365_36_full.jpg)

Title: Re:Tools
Post by: geode on April 16, 2005, 08:56:13 PM
wish someone could make a list of tools like:
1) must-have tools (ie. 10 tools you should always bring with you)
2) basic tools for the basic DIY person
3) tools a garage geek should have

sensya na guys ... i'm a car newbie and i'm sometimes overwhelmed at the number of tools being mentions in some boards.

oh and i believe to that quality tools are a must pero pano if talagang lang budget to get those branded stuff?
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: clyde on April 27, 2005, 10:53:02 AM
1) must-have tools (ie. 10 tools you should always bring with you)

well, here's what i have in my car's toolbox and my tiny trunk:
-10mm-17mm close and open combination wrenches
- pliers
- +/- screw drivers
- crocodile jack
- tire wrench
- 1/2' drive ratchet with short and long extensions, 10,12,14mm sockets
- 3/4" drive ratchet with short extension and 10mm socket
- 2x4" 220 grit sand paper
- electrical tape
- blade cutter
- trouble light with 3-meter wire
- jumper wire
- 12v mini air compressor
- assorted spare fuses
- extra 12-volt brake lamp, either to use it for the brake lights or the trouble light.
- and... a swiss army knife  :P

2) basic tools for the basic DIY person

- the above plus the ff:
- jackstands
- complete socket set (1/2" and 3/4" drive, 6-point and 12-point)
- deep/long sockets
- socket power handle
- torque wrench
- vice grip
- adjustable open wrench
- assorted pliers
- assorted screw drivers
- timing light with rpm advance(optional... way expensive)
- digital multimeter
- asorted allen wrenches
- nylon/plastic/wire brushes, scrapers, etc.
- assorted punch tools
- plastic mallet/hammer or a solid steel one if things gets frustrating  ;D ;D

if going DIY engine rebuilding, it's another different story, too long to list. (bore guauges, digital micrometers and calippers, valve and pistons servicing tools, etc.)

3) tools a garage geek should have

- all of the above plus a 2-Ton portable hydraulic lifter and how much the money can spend (air compressor, huge toolbox, electric power tools(bench and portable electric drills, air impact wrench, chain block or cherry picker tool  etc. etc.  ;D

sensya na guys ... i'm a car newbie and i'm sometimes overwhelmed at the number of tools being mentions in some boards.

-study and/or review carefully your car's repair manual concerning the procedures required for the repair and go buy the required tools ONLY. I was once a newbie like you  ;)

oh and i believe to that quality tools are a must pero pano if talagang lang budget to get those branded stuff?

simple, if you like them, save up for more and don't and NEVER trade your own safety when working on your vehicle. Always remember, SAFETY FIRST  ;)

Title: Re:Tools
Post by: Gudboy on July 31, 2005, 06:09:13 PM
oonga, yung mga 200K nba tools di naman pwede dala dala parati sa kotse:)
ako i just bought a tool from sm , yung sa home tv shopping?
yung parang wrnch.. medyo mahirap gamitin :(
gusto ko sana bumili ng socket wrenches.
ano pala magandang tool box? and how much does it cost?
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: Boy Sputnik on September 07, 2005, 06:24:48 AM
Quote from: johnqpublic318 on July 11, 2004, 07:08:03 AM
Not sure of Craftsman but you can get Snap-On from Power Asia and Hazet from MANCOR.

up ko lang po yong thread...at patanong na rin.

saan po yong Power Asia & MANCOR? Wala bang Craftsman/Snap-On sa True Value or Hans sa Shangri-la?
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: kontrabulate on November 03, 2005, 06:02:38 AM
Comment lang, 3/4 inch drive is way too big for use on cars. I say 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" drive sockets are essential.
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: Accord GTR on November 15, 2005, 02:04:06 AM
Before when I used to have a Camaro V8, I'd say I needed some good, heavy duty tools but with Honda's where the torque ranges aren't that strong anyway, I'm not brand conscious on tools; just get the ones on sale that look and feel good and they're adequate enough.  Those nice Taiwan all-in-one sets make a great starter set.  Just get a nice big toolbox and start accumulating all the different tools you need.  Buy only if there's a sale.  Mechanics are pretty cheap in the Phil so personal tools are just really for small DIY jobs or back-up.  

What you can't scrimp on is your tire gauge...get the big bulky ones the racers use as the cheap ones aren't all that accurate and consistent.  You also need a good solid torque wrench and long socket to torque your wheels every now and then.  Make sure you loosen the torque wrench while in storage or you'll affect its accuracy.  I also use a laser pyrometer to check tire temperature or brake rotor temp.  Got a cheap one for P2k that works well.  For track use, I'd rather bring a 2-ton jack than use the factory jack.  For a race weekend, I'll back that up with a full-size all-aluminum hydraulic jack and jack stands.  

If you're not a professional mechanic, better to save getting a good price on tools and use the savings to develop your car some more  :)
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: clyde on November 18, 2005, 12:20:04 PM
Quote from: kontrabulate on November 03, 2005, 06:02:38 AM
Comment lang, 3/4 inch drive is way too big for use on cars. I say 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2" drive sockets are essential.

my bad,  :( thanks for the correction  ;)
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: Scrummer on December 05, 2005, 12:44:11 PM
so far Im satisfied with my set of Buffalo tools - not too expensive but of very good quality.
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: joaquiboy on December 16, 2005, 10:30:03 AM
I have a mixture of Boker and Rahsol tools. I believe both are Made in Germany.
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: Manga on December 27, 2005, 06:23:10 AM
Draper is really good. I've visited TruValue Rockwell yesturday. In response to a post, they are not offering any warranty for tools, just for electric and gas equipment.
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: badboysupra on December 27, 2005, 06:36:41 AM
Quote from: NSR-3 on January 26, 2004, 09:47:14 AM
If there is a brand that would come close or even perform as good as SnapOn it would be CRAFTSMAN... ;)

Good quality backed up by Lifetime Warranty plus way way affordable prices compared to SnapOn is a deal very hard to resist  ;D

Ganito ka simple yan...

JDM-SnapOn
USDM-Craftsman
(usually that is) ;)

Pinoy...KYK  ;D

Snap-On is actually USDM ;) -KBR
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: badboysupra on December 27, 2005, 06:56:23 AM
ok, since that I've been a mechanic for about 8 1/2 years now, I have accumulated about $3,000 worth of tools. not to mention that I used to have a MATCO Pro-formance tool box that costs $6,500. but that box is too big and too much, I ended up selling it. anywayz, most of my basic hand & pneumatic tools are from Craftsman & Harbor Freight. which, of course costs less than a Snap-On or a MATCO. but it helps you do the work. pero, when it comes to "specialty tools" then I go and buy Snap-On or MATCO, and I do have a lot of special tools and am still on the point of getting more! shiet, being a mechanic is expesive too you know, since you gotta keep up with technology. my scanner for OBD1-2 and CAN costs only $180, pero I might get another one that has more features and technology and it costs $2,000. so basically, buying tools is an investment and it does never end!
but if I ever open up a shop there in the Philippines, I'll have to ship my old tools and some new ones. but I'll still keep some new tools here in the US. and from what Ive heard, its kinda hard or expensive to buy tools in the PI. its that true? anywayz, yun lang... hehe. peace! ;D -KBR
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: badboysupra on December 27, 2005, 07:02:32 AM
damn.. $3,000 worth of hand tools palang yon. hindi pa kasama yung Craftsman air compressor, jack, stands, engine support bar, tranny jack, engine stand, drills, etc... shiet! ayoko na malaman ang presyo  ;D hahaha! -KBR
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: ConanĀ® on December 27, 2005, 07:10:28 AM
Please edit your posts instead of continually adding new posts shortly after your last one.
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: badboysupra on December 27, 2005, 07:18:44 AM
ey mayn, are ya talking to me?? well my bad  ???.. I'll edit my posts if I have to next time, aite. peace! -KBR
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: kolokoy on April 06, 2006, 02:15:38 PM
can anybody tell me where i can buy a torx screwdriver set?
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: aid03 on April 17, 2006, 08:11:49 PM
Quote from: kolokoy on April 06, 2006, 02:15:38 PM
can anybody tell me where i can buy a torx screwdriver set?
at your local hardware store...
Title: Re:Tools
Post by: speedyfix on May 02, 2006, 05:44:11 PM
torx may not be available in all hardware stores. panda along araneta should have it pati mga y2k tool stores.
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: butch11a on August 10, 2006, 02:33:07 AM
mahal talaga tools kaya ako basic tool set lang eh.... btw migs saan yung y2k tool stores?
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: speedyfix on August 10, 2006, 03:26:05 AM
butch11a, whatttt???!!!!! ikaw basic tool set lang?!! hahahaha! guys, you should see the number of air tools butch has! you'll probably faint. hehehe!

anyway, it's near our shop now pwede kita samahan. pero i think it's still better to buy in Panda. it's along araneta avenue and they're pretty complete  ;D
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: ~M~ on August 15, 2006, 03:04:20 AM
Quote from: butch11a on August 10, 2006, 02:33:07 AM
mahal talaga tools kaya ako basic tool set lang eh.... btw migs saan yung y2k tool stores?

luis,
basic pa yun? di pa kasama yung mga sinadya mo?

Title: Re: Tools
Post by: butch11a on August 17, 2006, 02:40:25 AM
Quote from: ~M~ on August 15, 2006, 03:04:20 AM
luis,
basic pa yun? di pa kasama yung mga sinadya mo?



wala pa kasi gumagawa ng ganun kaya i make my own special tools  also...... 
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: ~M~ on August 24, 2006, 02:11:05 PM
Quote from: hansonchua on August 18, 2006, 03:00:51 PM
go to panda nga... super complete sila... my uncle owns the store kaya bias ako.hehehehe

sir,
ano po contact number? looking for something similar to the bead form tool

thanks
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: greenfield54 on September 01, 2006, 06:46:45 AM
Use KYK,Daiden or if you want cheaper but good quality go for made in india.Not as good looking as the pricey ones but the quality is great.Also those that are made in china is good.I use my tools for engine overhauling and vehicle assembly/repair so I know they are good.
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: matchbox on October 06, 2006, 07:01:31 AM
guys, any idea how much it'll cost for a set of basic tools? kahit ballpark figure lang. thanks! :)
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: AUCH on February 28, 2007, 02:40:30 PM
Quote from: matchbox on October 06, 2006, 07:01:31 AM
guys, any idea how much it'll cost for a set of basic tools? kahit ballpark figure lang. thanks! :)

if you have time to spare and dont mind a little average to low quality, you can take a look at divisoria or recto hardwares for cheap tools that with a rough ballpark budget of 2k, you can have the basic tools that you will need to tackle simple car wrenching

hey guys, ive been trying to find 1/4" socket set that includes long or deep end sockets but with no luck, got any tips as where to find it?  thanks
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: clyde on April 09, 2007, 11:08:55 AM
Hello gentlemen,

just to give a quick insight of some basic tools cost. this is basically my other set of tools i purchased very recently which i find very usefull when maitaining my jap ride for the last 11 years or so. some of which are not included though, i.e. torque wrench, timing gun/light, digital multimeter, presurized brake bleeder, valve train tools, engine block specialty tools, jack stands, crocodile/hydro jack etc.

almost all of these are in metric sizes.

(http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/files/1003400_tgqsx/DSC02420.jpg)

all items approximately cost me 23k.

all sockets parts are Koken brand, Japan made www.koken-tool.co.jp
3/8" Drive Socket set(mm)
1/2" Drive Socket set(mm)
1/2" Drive 14/17/19mm Impact deep socket
1/2" Drive 10/12/14/17mm 6pt. Deep socket
1/2" Drive 10/12/14/17mm 12pt. Deep socket
Vice grip- longnose type
Vice grip- regular type
Open/close wrench combo set + optional sizes (18,20,21,23,24)
Hazet 10/12mm combo box wrench
Hazet 14/17mm combo box wrench
Pliers
Wire stripper tool
Flat stainless steel pallet
Trouble Light 220v/60w
Soldering lead
Soldering gun (30/60W)
Soldering iron (15W)
Aligator Clips/wires
Stanley/ Rubicon +/- Screw driver set
Feeler guage
Sparkplug gapping tool 0.015" to 0.045" (0.381 to 1.143mm)
Impact chissels
Tool Box
3M electrical tapes
Plastic Cable Ties
Shrinkable tubes
cloth Hand gloves
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: h2 on August 15, 2007, 05:10:12 PM
Mga Experts

Ilan ton na jack pag sa mga sedan and SUV?

Tapos dun sa tire wrench ayaw ko na mahirapan pag na-flatan. Yung sa akin kasi yung basic lang wrench lang na talaga kapagod magikot. May nakita ako binebenta sa raon na nasa tool box tapos madali lang gamitin. Ok ba yung sa raon or ok na yung sa SM malls?

Thanks
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: aid03 on August 17, 2007, 02:43:37 AM
for my car i use 2ton jack and i use jack stands too. im guessing 2.5tons atleast for an suv..coz we use a 3ton jack for our heavy duty truck at work
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: h2 on August 17, 2007, 07:23:33 PM
pag tire wrench ano ok?

eh yung binabaril para tangal agad gulong ok ba yun? hindi ba nakakalosse thread yun?

Title: Re: Tools
Post by: aid03 on August 18, 2007, 02:13:34 AM
maganda yun mas mabilis mag tanggal ng tires. meron nabibili na battery eh tapos pwede palitan yung torque pero medyo mahal. kung ako kahit normal tire wrench na lang pwede na. minsan mo lang naman tanggalin ang tires eh kaya bili ka na lang ng torque wrench kung kelangan mo sa specs yung tires.
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: nguziandigor on September 26, 2007, 05:42:30 PM
snap on is the best dude, thats the one were using for  maintaining the aircraft lifetime warranty pa .ive used facom ,cratfsman  :thumbsup:but nothing can beat snap on......
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: aid03 on September 26, 2007, 06:15:37 PM
snap on is the best but pricey. craftsman may lifetime warranty rin.
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: carbon on October 29, 2007, 08:04:46 AM
why not try Stanley tools.. i love to use them :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: aid03 on November 02, 2007, 02:34:54 AM
i got the stanley 201pc mechanics tools. i use my tools from work if i have to but the stanley one should get me going and its fairly cheap compare to others.  :thumbsup:
http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=7754809

i used to have no name brand tools and it sucked! taiwan tools suck it says stainless but it rusts and magnetic as hell!dont buy cheap tools after a few months it will start breaking on you. you think you saved money but you'll end up replacing them piece by piece.

note: the best tool in the whole wide world is a friggin rubber mallet. it comes really really handy if you don't have air tools
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallet

Title: Re: Tools
Post by: Mardy-GTI on December 12, 2007, 02:26:33 AM
Quote from: clyde on October 21, 2003, 12:24:12 PM
Tools:[/b]

A selection of good tools is a basic requirement for anyone who plans to maintain and repair his/her own vehicle. For the owner who has few tools, the initial investment might seem high, but when compared to the spiraling cost of professional auto maintenance and repair, it is a wise one.

The newcomer to practical mechanics should start off with a minor repair tool kit which is adequate for the simpler jobs performed on a vehicle. Then as confidence and experience grow, the owner can tackle more difficult tasks, buying additional tools as they are needed. Eventually the basic kit will be expanded into the repair and overhaul tol set. Over a period of time, the experienced do-it-yourselfer will assemble a tool set complete enough for most repair and overhaul procedures and will add tools from the special category when it's felt that the expense is justified by the frequency of use.


When buying tools:[/b]


For the do-it-yourselfer (DIY) who is just starting to get involved in a vehicle maintenance and repair, there  are number of options availabel when purchasing tools. If maintenance ad minor repair is the extent of the work to be done, the purchase of individual tools is satisfactory. If, on the other hand, extensive work is planned, it would be good idea to purchase a modest tool set from one of the large retail chain stores available. A set can usually be bought at a substantial savings over the individual tool prices, and they often come with a tool box. As additional tools are needed, add-on sets, individual tools and a larger tool box can be purchased to expand the tool selection. Building a tool set gradually allows the cost of tools to be spread over a longer period of time and gives you or your mechanic the freedom to choose only those tools that will actually be used.

Tool stores will often be the only source of some special tools that are needed, but regardless of where tools are bought, try to avoid cheap ones, especially when buying screwdrivers and sockets, because they won't last very long. The expense involved in replacing cheap tools will eventually be greater than the initial cost of quality tools.

Invest wisely.  ;)

Care and maintenance of tools: [/b]

Some tips in handling those precious tools you have:

Good tools are expensive, so it makes sense to treat them with respect. Here's how:

1. Keep them clean and in usable condition.
2. Store them properly when not in use.
3. Always wipe off any dirt, grease or metal chips before putting them away.
4. Never leave tools lying around in the work area. Upon completion of a job, always check closely under the hood for tools that might have been left there so they won't get lost during a test drive or worst can
cause further damage to moving mechanical parts in the engine.

Some tools, such as screw drivers, pliers, wrenches and sockets, can be hung on a panel mounted on the garage or workshop wall, while others should be kept in a tool box, tool bag or tray.

Measuring instruments, guages, meters, etc. must be carefully stored where they cannot be damaged by weather or impact from other tools.

When tools are used with care and stored properly, they will last a very long time. Even with the best of care, though, tools will wear out if used frequently. When a tool is damaged or worn out, replace it. Subsequent jobs will be safer and more enjoyable if you do.

Happy wrenching!  ;)





Title: Re: Tools
Post by: Mardy-GTI on December 12, 2007, 02:45:30 AM
mga sir., bago lang po ako dito sa AI, tanong lang po (mumurahin) maganda ba ung brand ng wrench na ford grip? at ano maganda brand ng crocodile jack para sa Mitsu galant model 92 at ilan tons po? thank'z :) :) :) 
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: aid03 on December 12, 2007, 07:04:53 AM
I have a GM goodwrench wrench for heavy duty stuff when i go take off my tires and it works pretty good. Don't know about ford but i bet you'll be fine with it.
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: Mardy-GTI on December 12, 2007, 06:15:59 PM
San po ba dito sa laguna makakabili ng mura, pero orig na mga tools? ano po brand?
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: spyghost on February 13, 2008, 02:08:12 AM
hi,

where can i buy these tools:

- spring compressor
- bushing remover/installer
- end yoke holder
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: Manga on February 13, 2008, 09:21:51 AM
Quote from: spyghost on February 13, 2008, 02:08:12 AM
hi,

where can i buy these tools:

- spring compressor
- bushing remover/installer
- end yoke holder
TrueValue
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: spyghost on February 13, 2008, 12:13:27 PM
Quote from: Manga on February 13, 2008, 09:21:51 AM
TrueValue
mga magkano kaya po ang ibubudget ko para sa mga to?

ty
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: nigel629 on December 01, 2008, 07:53:01 PM
if u really wanna invest in tools ,i recommend SNAPON   :thumbsup:i been using this one since 1990 and still in good condition....expensive but its worth it...craftsman is also good  :)cheers
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: talabantot on December 10, 2008, 11:09:06 AM
mine is stanley been using it since 2001 3 cars na dumaan sakin lahat d.i.y ko lang coz i fix my own car even change engine wala pa ko ncra maski 1.pro nakakita ko mugen sa pic lang ang lufet..
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: talabantot on December 10, 2008, 11:11:02 AM
Quote from: spyghost on February 13, 2008, 02:08:12 AM
hi,

where can i buy these tools:

- spring compressor
- bushing remover/installer
- end yoke holder


caloocan boss madaming bilihan ng tools pati mga crafts man and snap on meron...ilalim ng lrt baybayin nyo lang dun.
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: spyghost on January 12, 2009, 10:55:45 AM
dre, gotesco area ba to?
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: green on January 12, 2009, 11:15:26 AM
sa east area naman sa MYTOOLS pangalan ng shop beside meralco junction
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: papajay17 on February 05, 2009, 05:11:36 AM
Wala mabili maganda tools sa mga malls. You have to go direct sa mga suppliers!

For me the best talaga Snap-On! Hands down!
Sunod na yung mga MAC, Matco and Cornwell tools!
Hazet and Facom ayus lang rin!

Pag nka budget ka try KTC Tools and Sata! Mga Asian/Japanese brands ito! Way Cheapers sa mga US/Euro brands na nabanggit ko! Wala kasi Craftsman USA dito sa Pinas eh! Murang OK din yun!
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: spyghost on February 11, 2009, 10:08:47 AM
any local supplier contact numbers or emails?
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: a3n3as on June 19, 2009, 11:51:42 AM

How about Eagle brand? Meron akong nakita sa Ace Hardware 1 set of tools for a reasonable price    :)
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: blackcaddy on June 27, 2009, 01:44:51 PM
the best prin snap-on i used my snap tools for more than 10 years ang tibay at accurate lhat ng sizes :occasion14:
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: blur on August 08, 2009, 03:48:36 AM
are those STANLEY from ACE any good???
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: louie_ni_kathie on December 17, 2009, 05:08:53 AM
Upping thread

i have these tools we get from binondo....
the ones priced at 3-4k, are they any good?
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: pn3467 on December 19, 2009, 11:49:22 PM
where i can buy a 14mm allen key? [preferably rizal, pasig area]
do i have to buy this in sets or can i buy this in individual?
Title: Re: Tools
Post by: jm_jav21 on August 27, 2015, 08:03:08 AM
So what's the estimated range for a basic toolset?