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Old 06-24-2011, 04:20 AM
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Default That Magic tool.....

I am buying tools at this point to have them shipped with my emp kit.

I would like to get them all at once rather than just keep paying a fortune for them to be sent one by one as I discover all that is available.

I was wondering whether any builders out there have come across some tools that are less than usual and are worth their weight in gold when it comes to the build.

Please feel free to add links for purchase, pictures and add anything you built yourself if you think it is a gem.
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Old 06-24-2011, 06:11 AM
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The Main Squeeze by Cleaveland tool, without a doubt: http://www.cleavelandtoolstore.com/p...p?number=SCH22 Glenn
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Old 06-24-2011, 08:05 AM
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extra drill bits, they are cheap enough but pretty light for shipping by themselves.

a dozen 30 and 40 is not to much
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:13 AM
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Get some very long #30 and #40 drills also... Probably one of each would be fine
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:28 AM
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The Magic Tool is the one you need and don't have!

I suggest you get both a 2x and 3x rivet gun. If you only can afford one, get the 3x.

Tools are kind of like the TW vs. NW, Tip-up vs. Slider debate, everyone has an opinion.

Me, I was VERY happy with my Avery squeezer and never bought a pneumatic one. However, I do have four yokes for it.

Definitely spend the money and buy some tungsten bucking bars.

Just remember, when you catch yourself saying, "I don't have the right tool, but I can make so-and-so work." STOP and order the correct tool. Otherwise you will bugger up the part you are working on, which results in you ordering the tool and a replacement part.

BTW, you will never stop buying tools. I once told a CSR at Avery’s that with the current order, I am done buying tools and she just laughed at me. Boy, was she ever right.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:44 AM
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I second the tungsten bucking bars. I only have one and it is about 3/4 X 1 X 4.
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:49 AM
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You will not need these for a while, but when you get to the electrical work, get a good set of strippers, and a good set of crimpers.

Here are a couple of examples.

http://www.steinair.net/storedetail.cfm?productid=287

http://www.steinair.net/storedetail.cfm?productid=295
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:00 AM
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I have and use the following.

#30
3/16
1/4 undersize
1/4
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Old 06-24-2011, 10:17 AM
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http://www.cleavelandtoolstore.com/p...sp?number=WWR4
http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=445
http://www.averytools.com/prodinfo.asp?number=408

These are the ones I can recommend. Especially assemble pins were the life saver. You wont need them often but when you need them YOU NEED THEM.
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Old 06-24-2011, 11:26 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by benbell4140 View Post
Get some very long #30 and #40 drills also... Probably one of each would be fine
Throw in a #50 for pilot holes and get the long drills in both 6 inch and 12 inch lengths.
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