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More ways to use your engine puller................
Great idea ...I have a small tree or two to uplift soon.
DAMMIT TOOL: Any handy tool that you grab and throw across the garage while yelling "DAMMIT" at the top of your lungs. It is also the next tool that you will need.
That reminds me---When I setup my milling machine (leveled and anchored it.- It has a large base). The first next thing I did was seal the base from things that might get underneath it. When I drop something small I want to know where it can't be. Chasing a tool that flies is one thing but small parts that fly are sometimes something that can't be replaced at home depot.
Yup, just like that.....
A certain percentage of the time useing power tools, involves learning how to be your own doctor. Also learning how to hide your injuries from your spouse!
I try so hard not to throw my "DAMMIT TOOL" around to much. Just about every time I do, it just comes back at me and either breaks something in the shop or hits the project I am working on.
I sell tools to the military, so we see everything. This one is a favorite with the tank mechanics. By the way, if you want to break a tool (or test its durability) give to an Air Force mechanic. They can break anything...and do...often. Screwdriver a.k.a. Pry bar
I like that. A tool is a tool. A mechanic can draw the all from tools at hand as needed. If the tool fails and the job is a success it is a good day.
And at work nowadays with having to report the slightest workplace injury ....oooooh, the paperwork.
Works great for pulling concrete privacy fence footing and post also.
One of my more recent experiences, using my air die grinder with thin cutoff wheel to cut a small part. Bracing the part against my fat belly, of course the wheel grabs a bit, cuts through my sweatshirt, tee shirt, barely my skin. Duplicate the process. OOPS. Fortunately the sweatshirt was much more wounded than my belly. I'm lucky.
67440chrg said: ↑ Screwdriver a pointed tool sometimes used to impale ones hand when holding it in one hand and a object to be used on in your other. Over the years I have stabbed my palm several times. Eyes too...don't ask!
Yes that & the aim the hammer at the punch & hit the thumb squarely.
All flat blade screwdrivers are wood chisels. Chisels are for turning screws. Sometimes tools get lonely being a one-of-kind specialty tool, so they go into hiding. This is to require you to go buy a new one. Then when you come back home with the new tool, the old one will come back out, wagging its tail all happy to see you.
I've used my engine crane for pulling shrubs before too but even more handy is using the lift gate on my pickup. It was only 1000 lbs cap but it actually worked better. I bought a newer truck and it wouldn't fit it so I let it go when I sold my old truck and never got another one I got a free 440 one time and was able to load it with that gate. Guy at work said he needed it out of his garage and if I came over with some help, he'd help us pick it up. He was surprised to see me show up without any help and said if he had known it was going to be that easy, he would have charged me for it. Told him at least he didn't have to break his back picking it up lol.
I use cutting wheels all the time,,usually 3 1/2" on a 90 degree pneumatic die grinder......i have major respect for the tool & have been fortunate enough to have not have it jump out of the groove to some point of my body. I never relax whenever im running one. Once in 1977 i was replacing the trunk floor of a Mercury Marquis, splicing it in with lap joint, kneeling in trunk ,I was using a pneumatic hi rpm pistol grip grinder with a closed coat, 5", 24 grit disc, cut to a 5 point star, grinding down the welds. One of the points found a slight gap in the splice and caught between the sheets..........disc exploded & one of the points buried itself into my right thigh just above my knee. Shit got my attention. If im using using hi rpm cutting/grinding tools for extended periods of time......i take a break every 30 mins whether i want to or not, so as not to fall victim to complancency during operation....vital pit stops.