What is your favorite tool?


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I again pulled out my trusty Hitachi compound mitre saw yesterday and it performed flawlessly- as always. I have used and abused this poor tool for almost 2 decades. It has been caught out in the rain and snow. It has been knocked over in the mud. My kids and grandkids have put countless hours on it and yet when I pulled it out yesterday to make an enclosure for my garage it cut perfectly. When I was done cutting I checked the angle of the sides with a square and they were a perfect 90. I would really like to have a saw with the laser on it butI can’t justify getting rid of my old Hitachi.

So I was wondering, what favorite tools do other people have?
 
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My favourite is probably my Wera ratchet screwdriver, as I use it all the time as the ratchet mechanism is just so good (it works in very fine increments, so it's great for difficult jobs). The bits are stored in the handle, so I've got it loaded with the most common types I need. It's always in my toolbox :).

In terms of power tools, it's my compound mitre saw too. It's an "Evolution Stealth" model and was fairly cheap at the time - it was one of the first things I bought for the workshop and by far the most used. I've used it for every bit of renovation and building, plus it's great at cutting lengths of aluminium extrusion.
 
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Hi,

Least favorite = 2 iron. :)
Is this a soldering iron Doug? :D

Good question though Doug and one I can't really answer; all my tools and machines I treat equally; when I need to use them I need them badly from the hammer to the lathes; I used to use my hacksaw a lot but a couple of years ago bought a metal cutting bandsaw saving lots of arm ache. I'm just a big kid enjoying playing with all my toys especially when its warm and sunny without gale force wind and driving rain.

Kind regards, Colin.
 
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I really like my Wera's and my new Gedore tools but I'm also a big fan of all of my NWS tools and my Klein's. Fantastic tools and my Klein linesman pliers are the ones I always reach for.
 
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screwdriver . i have a set of screwdrivers and have used these tool many times. Maybe it is my favorite tool.
 
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