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#4604377 - 12/15/17 11:03 AM If you could only have one....
greasegunn Offline


Registered: 01/01/12
Posts: 202
Loc: NY
I you could only have one which would you want, and why, for general purpose home and auto use:

Combination wrench set
Standard socket set with a ratchet
Deep socket set with a ratchet

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#4604382 - 12/15/17 11:06 AM Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn]
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1 and 3.
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#4604383 - 12/15/17 11:08 AM Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn]
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#4604386 - 12/15/17 11:13 AM Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: pkunk]
Canadastang Offline


Registered: 12/08/15
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Loc: Ontario Canada
I guess number 1 because you could do the most jobs with it, but the lack of a ratchet would be frustrating and make work tedious.

Number 3 is a close second, but for the times when you need a wrench you'd be out of luck.

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#4604393 - 12/15/17 11:22 AM Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
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Loc: 'murica
I took the question to mean which brand wrenches and sockets you would choose to keep for a lifetime. If the option was between wrenches or sockets I would say "Shove it" because you obviously need both.

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#4604400 - 12/15/17 11:32 AM Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn]
Claud Offline


Registered: 02/11/14
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The list is incomplete. It should include 'money' because you will need it to pay someone who has all the other three next time your car needs fixing....

Claud.

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#4604423 - 12/15/17 11:59 AM Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn]
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Registered: 11/14/13
Posts: 1864
Loc: Chicago, IL
Dang, that's a hard question. I can't imagine not having at least 2 of the 3 for doing most projects.

I think if I could only have 1, I'd buy the cheapest of the three and plan to outsource all work.

If I could have 2, I'd take 1 and 3.

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#4604437 - 12/15/17 12:26 PM Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn]
Blkstanger Offline


Registered: 08/13/11
Posts: 1948
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While 2 & 3 are my go to, You just cant live without number 1. First time you need to loosen a fitting on a line you would be screwed
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#4604443 - 12/15/17 12:30 PM Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn]
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I don't play that game I have all three!
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#4604507 - 12/15/17 01:21 PM Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: Blkstanger]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
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Originally Posted By: Blkstanger
First time you need to loosen a fitting on a line you would be screwed


Originally Posted By: Blkstanger
Lakeside, CA


I wish I lived somewhere you could use open-end wrenches on line fittings lol. Where I am, you need line wrenches, vicegrips, hammers, and maybe a torch. Our shadetrees are the best in the country! crzy

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#4604622 - 12/15/17 03:16 PM Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn]
Trav Offline


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I would get this if I could have only one, it takes care of 2&3 in a half arsed way.

http://www.sears.com/gearwrench-75-pc-gearratchet-vortex-pass-thru-socket/p-00930036000P
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