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

Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn] #4604382
12/15/17 11:06 AM
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1 and 3.


To quote a friend, "Synthetics, man."

'85 GMC C3500, 454, 132K
'82 Mercedes 300CD, OM617 turbo, 173K (totaled 2018, in rehab)
'85 Mercedes 300TD, OM617 turbo, 217K (wife's)
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Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn] #4604383
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2008 Mini Cooper Clubman (toad)
2000 Mercedes ML320
1994 Dodge 2500 Cummins
1999 Ford F53 V10 Coachman Motorhome 34ft
Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: pkunk] #4604386
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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.

Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn] #4604393
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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.

Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn] #4604400
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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.

Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn] #4604423
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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.

Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn] #4604437
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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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Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn] #4604443
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I don't play that game I have all three!


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In: T6 5W-40 XG9100 73705 4-22-18
Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: Blkstanger] #4604507
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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

Re: If you could only have one.... [Re: greasegunn] #4604622
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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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