View Full Version : Garage Tools/Gadgets... wierd, good, big, best, coolest, etc...

Gas Man
06-25-2009, 12:40 AM
So what is the best, biggest, greatest, wierdest, must have tools you have in your garage.
Biggest and best tool I have: My Direct XLT, drop tail bike lift with an added condor wheel chaulk
Wierdest (and most famous to me)gadget has to be the muffin pan. Could use a ice cube tray but the muffin pan has bigger slots. This has been around for 10 yrs with me. Helps keep nuts, bolts, etc all sorted while you work.
close 2nd in the garage would be the turkey baster for sucking things out or filling things up
Coolest gadget has to be the Rogue Oil Scavenger
Certainly there are many common, big and/or usefull tools in there as well. But these seem to stick out in my mind tonight.
What do you have in your garage?

06-25-2009, 01:00 PM
I don't have anything cool like that... hmmm... I'm lame.

Gas Man
12-22-2009, 02:01 AM

Oh yeah... lets see what you guys got...

12-22-2009, 09:01 AM
Sorry, my mechanics tools are limited to basics. Now, if you want woodworking done, like a nice display case for your H.O.G. chapter pin...I can do that. How about a nice set of stereo or PA cabs? Maybe a subwoofer for your truck or car? A gun cabinet? Kitchen cabinets?

2 table saws, a radial arm saw, power miter, band saw, jig saw, drill press, 7 or 8 sanders (I hate sanding), 4 routers, about 50 or 60 clamps of various sizes.

Oh yeah, I have a 20 gallon air compressor, but it doesn't seem to mind if it's working on a car or a cabinet...

Gas Man
12-22-2009, 11:49 AM
That's all good shit man. What's the wierdest piece? I guess I'll have to settle for wood working when nobody else is giving me anything.

THere are some guys there like Zam and Junkyardjon that should produce something worth discussing.

12-22-2009, 11:53 AM
Are most of your tools unopened or do you keep them in the original packaging?

I have basic tools, nothing fancy. When I used to work for a custom boat trailer manufacturer I had some unique tools but got rid of those years ago.

TopShelf Scott
12-22-2009, 02:31 PM
Who needs tools in there garage...:p

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/4264/garagefun.jpg (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/garagefun.jpg/)

Bagger Dave
12-22-2009, 06:40 PM
Who needs tools in there garage...:p

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/4264/garagefun.jpg (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/garagefun.jpg/)

Hell yeah Scott!:D

Mad Dog
12-22-2009, 09:00 PM

12-25-2009, 09:22 AM
best thing is my 60 gallon air compresser! made it's money back after the first week i bought it about 4 years ago.
turkey baster ain't weird at all, been using them for years.

Gas Man
12-25-2009, 02:34 PM
its wierd to some.

06-13-2013, 06:29 PM
Valve bucket compression tool for changing the valve shims in a '79 Suzuki GS750.

06-13-2013, 11:25 PM
I have a limited number of basic tools for basic wrenching. I usually go over to Gas's garage for my repairs/ mods.

Telecast, what do you charge for said wood projects? I have had plans for a fairly large project that I just have no way of doin myself as I have a very limited number of wood working tools. I have plans drawn up with rough measurements but......

Let me know.

06-03-2014, 08:47 AM
Damn chris, careful who you show pics of your garage too. All dem tools and that clean workspace gave me a raging wrench-on.

Gas Man
06-03-2014, 10:07 AM
That may be true sir... if you stick around long enough you'll probably end up in my garage at some point... we hang out there all the time...

06-03-2014, 11:38 AM
prob my favorite tool is my table router.im invoved with project doin dovetail joinery on it now which is kinda fun.

06-03-2014, 11:10 PM
Definitely my bike table lift. Also In the process of installing a 60gal. 240 volt Husky air compressor which will be a very close runner up to my table lift as most favorite.

Gas Man
06-04-2014, 02:30 PM
Heck yeah Moe. You get that compressor wired up yet?

06-04-2014, 10:53 PM
I wired the plug in the garage after you left G....ran that damn cable wire (#8) to the box yesterday and that's about it. Going to juice it up in the box Friday. Ended up with a 70ft run.

Gas Man
06-04-2014, 10:58 PM
Nice! 70 of 125 feet roll. Still got plenty left. Put the extra up on CL.