texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
PR67, BeeChief, Eason65, Duckslayer2000, Sanchoman
69809 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 110,247
bill oxner 91,220
SnakeWrangler 63,152
stxranchman 59,703
Gravytrain 45,769
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
BMD 41,232
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics602,052
Posts11,225,945
Members84,809
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2
The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? #8287735 06/07/21 07:43 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 20,151
T
Texas Dan Offline OP
THF Celebrity
OP Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 20,151
In addition to a coat hanger, what non-tool do you keep handy when working on various projects, the ones that few people have figured out can be very useful?

I've found that short, bungee straps can be very useful in hanging brake calipers out of the way when working on wheel hubs or replacing rotors. They allow you to hang the calipers so that no tension is put of the lines which can cause them to develop a leak. If you need something to safely hang nearby while working on something else, bungees can often satisfy the need.

Last edited by Texas Dan; 06/07/21 07:48 PM.

"Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons."
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8287784 06/07/21 08:34 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,748
B
Big_Country01 Offline
Extreme Tracker
Offline
Extreme Tracker
B
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,748
No doubt, small ratchet straps and zip-ties.


Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8287791 06/07/21 08:42 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 14,340
TCM3 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 14,340
Zip ties and Gorilla tape.


Vote in the primary runoffs, 5/24. Rino's VS. Conservatives
[Linked Image]
texas
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8287792 06/07/21 08:43 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 59,703
S
stxranchman Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 59,703
Baling wire


Are idiots multiplying faster than normal people?[Linked Image]
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8287804 06/07/21 09:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 53,683
BOBO the Clown Online Content
decoy
Online Content
decoy
Joined: Apr 2007
Posts: 53,683
100mph tape, and JB weld


Donate to TX Youth hunting program.... better to donate then to waste it in taxes

https://secure.qgiv.com/for/gtgoh/mobile
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: stxranchman] #8287806 06/07/21 09:02 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,220
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,220
Originally Posted by stxranchman
Baling wire



You just gave away your age.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8287823 06/07/21 09:19 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 19,694
B
BigPig Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
B
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 19,694
Brake rotors. Perfect for making bends or scribing round lines to cut out


Wade Dews, REALTOR ®
Rendon Realty, LLC
Pointman Real Estate Team
www.RendonRealty.com
WadeDews@gmail.com
214-356-2410
VETERAN & LAW ENFORCEMENT OWNED & OPERATED

$$$50$$$ GAS CARD FOR QUALIFIED REFERRALS
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8287825 06/07/21 09:23 PM
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,083
Ol Thumper Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Joined: Oct 2013
Posts: 4,083
24” HD Zip Ties, Gorilla Tape, JB Weld and super glue, if I can’t fix it with that then it probably doesn’t need fixed anyway or I simply haven't broke it bad enough yet.

Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8287842 06/07/21 09:50 PM
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 14,340
TCM3 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Mar 2019
Posts: 14,340
Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
100mph tape, and JB weld

Never heard of 100MPH tape.... ?


Vote in the primary runoffs, 5/24. Rino's VS. Conservatives
[Linked Image]
texas
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8287848 06/07/21 09:53 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,220
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,220
It is an umbrella for me this year. The ladies in the Walmart parking lot really appreciate them


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: BOBO the Clown] #8287849 06/07/21 09:54 PM
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 59,703
S
stxranchman Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
Online Content
Obie Juan Kenobi
S
Joined: Aug 2010
Posts: 59,703
Originally Posted by BOBO the Clown
100mph tape, and JB weld

I wouldn't have figured you for that...I was expecting a back-up rangefinder..... grin


Are idiots multiplying faster than normal people?[Linked Image]
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8287912 06/07/21 10:34 PM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,406
D
don k Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
D
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 14,406
Ruger 22 pistol.

Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: stxranchman] #8287913 06/07/21 10:36 PM
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,483
O
Old Rabbit Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
O
Joined: Jul 2011
Posts: 8,483
Originally Posted by stxranchman
Baling wire

This, use it to hang brake calipers as I can make the length I need. Never tried a bungee straps, but will give them a try.

Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8287917 06/07/21 10:38 PM
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,400
T
Texan Til I Die Online Content
Veteran Tracker
Online Content
Veteran Tracker
T
Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,400
Telescoping magnet to retrieve the #@%$#% screw I just dropped down a crack.


Silver spurs and gold tequila
keep me hanging on.
Pretty girls and old cantinas
give me shelter from the storm.
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8287936 06/07/21 11:00 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 20,151
T
Texas Dan Offline OP
THF Celebrity
OP Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 20,151
A few more...

Steel pipe for use as a cheater bar

A small mirror for seeing around corners (the ones on telescoping holders work best and cost very little)

The refrigerant in compressed air can be used as a freezing agent to get stuck bolts to break loose

The camera on a smartphone to take photos of something before you take it apart so you'll be able to reassemble it correctly later.


"Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons."
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texan Til I Die] #8287937 06/07/21 11:03 PM
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 20,151
T
Texas Dan Offline OP
THF Celebrity
OP Offline
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Jul 2008
Posts: 20,151
Originally Posted by Texan Til I Die
Telescoping magnet to retrieve the #@%$#% screw I just dropped down a crack.


These have saved many a mechanic from having to spend hours tearing something down to remove a screw, nut, or bolt from somewhere it's not supposed to be.


"Some people will never like you because your spirit irritates their demons."
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8287938 06/07/21 11:03 PM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,449
S
seacam Online Content
Pro Tracker
Online Content
Pro Tracker
S
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 1,449
A knowledgeable person on speed dial to ask questions when it goes wrong.

Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8288075 06/08/21 01:31 AM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10,168
J
Jimbo1 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
J
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10,168
My eyeglasses (cheaters).


FJB - Lets Go Brandon
BBB - Bring Back Better
Awake - Not Woke!
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Jimbo1] #8288080 06/08/21 01:35 AM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,220
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,220
Originally Posted by Jimbo1
My eyeglasses (cheaters).


No problem in that area for me. I have them hanging all over me.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8295150 06/15/21 01:49 PM
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 26,436
T
TXHOGSLAYER Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
T
Joined: Jan 2012
Posts: 26,436
A pencil


5303

LETS GO BRANDON!!!
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: seacam] #8295157 06/15/21 01:57 PM
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,190
H
HuntnFly67 Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
Online Content
THF Trophy Hunter
H
Joined: Jul 2010
Posts: 6,190
Originally Posted by seacam
A knowledgeable person on speed dial to ask questions when it goes wrong.


Also helpful is something called a "You Tube" that is on the line in the interwebs.

Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8344090 08/07/21 02:26 PM
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,880
V
Vern1 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
V
Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 2,880
Internet!
I have a hotspot inside my shop.
I work on everything from small engines, SxS's, bikes, race cars, tractors, computers, pinball and arcade machines and build lots of the tools required to support those projects.
Somebody on the web has had the same problem and can save you a lot of time.
Or has built a 1off part to fix a problem and I can usually duplicate their part - with improvements!


Cheers,
Vern1
Texans since The Old 300 in 1824
NRA Lifetime Member
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8344096 08/07/21 02:32 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 4,679
B
Blank Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
B
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 4,679
Flashlite with a magnetic base, to illuminate the area your working on. One of them has a flexible head to allow adjustment.
Spring clamps to hold something in place while I go back and get the tool I REALLY needed, instead of the size I brought!

Last edited by Blank; 08/07/21 02:34 PM.
Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: Texas Dan] #8344121 08/07/21 03:09 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,220
bill oxner Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 91,220
The proof is in the pudding. This is from my bedside night table alone. I have more downstairs and in my truck

[Linked Image]


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: The most valuable non-tool in your toolbox? [Re: bill oxner] #8344297 08/07/21 07:02 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10,168
J
Jimbo1 Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
J
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 10,168
Originally Posted by bill oxner
The proof is in the pudding. This is from my bedside night table alone. I have more downstairs and in my truck

[Linked Image]

I have those stashed all around too. Even a pair in my fishing tackle box.


FJB - Lets Go Brandon
BBB - Bring Back Better
Awake - Not Woke!
Page 1 of 2 1 2
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2022 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3