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Old 11-28-2007, 07:21 AM   #11
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I think you go excellent advice.
I got my Craftsman set years ago for Christmas, and I love it.
Definitely go with the biggies set you can.
I also like the idea about the ratcheting box wrenched. I really want some of those.

The Craftsman ones are pricey though.
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Those ratchet wrenches are expensive enough that I only have two. 10mm and 13mm, but those are the best two sizes to have if you have a Bville.
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Yeah, I think the ratchet wrenches are like $50 for a standard set, and $50 for the Metric.
That might have been a sales price even too.

EDIT -
Just found these on Sears.com
Contains: 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18mm
Regularly $59.99, sale price $39.99 only through tommorrow
http://www.sears.com/shc/*/p_10153_1...+wrenches+sets
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Yeah, I think the ratchet wrenches are like $50 for a standard set, and $50 for the Metric.
That might have been a sales price even too.

EDIT -
Just found these on Sears.com
Contains: 8, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18mm
Regularly $59.99, sale price $39.99 only through tommorrow
http://www.sears.com/shc/*/p_10153_1...+wrenches+sets
I know this is really out of his price range for tools, but if you are going to get the ratcheting wrenches, I suggest spending the extra money on this set

The adjustability of them, plus the ability to switch the direction of the ratcheting makes them very useful. I've used both sets, and I find this set very helpful when working on the car, especially for areas that aren't easy to reach.


As for the rest of the advice, I think it is very sound. 7,8,10,11,13,15,18,19 and Torx T15, T25, and T47 are the main ones I have found when taking apart bonnevilles. Some may have been replacement ones, so the list might be much smaller for a stock one. Torxs were mostly used on the older ones, but do appear on the newer ones too. and most of the time, any of the torx you do encounter will also have hex heads, so I wouldn't worry about getting those until you find a need for them.
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OOOOOO...I want those. Very nice
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If you are a Craftsman Club member the set Geoff posted is $89 for CC members from Dec 2 through the 8th.

It does not cost to join and if you are patient a good deal will be better.
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Torque wrenches are nice to have too.
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Here'* a set I've been considering.
http://www.sears.com/shc/*/p_10153_1...yword=%2334142
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I have seen some great deals on tools in pawn shops. It is hit and miss what they have in stock and you really need to know what the tools cost new to know if the asking price is a good deal. I have seen all major brands, Mac, Snap On, Craftsman, etc. and they are still lifetime warranted even if you buy them used.
I have found that it is a lot better to go into a pawn shop to spend money than to borrow it. Whole different dynamic there.
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I don't know if it'* still cheap, but I saw Sears had a very nice tool box set that was regularly like $160 for $90 over Thanksgiving. It has a decent sized tool box on top of sort of a cart with some storage space below.

I've been thankful that my dad started a tool tradition when I was in high school. I first got a small tool box with I believe some screw drivers. And then every year after that he would get me a few things. I don't have a whole lot since he hasn't kept up with it every year, but I have all the basics I need mostly.
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