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Old 09-21-2007, 08:24 AM
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There are some good tools there and they also sell some very low end stuff.

I agree on the compressor, buy a 20 gallon, but look at the recovery rates. You will want soemthing that has good recovery.

Skip the 1/2" air ratchet..it'* slow and has little torque. Use an air gun for 1/2" stuff. Call me tonight and I'll check if I have any coupons from them and forward them to you.

On the air gun.. go for 500lbs of torque. It'* important taking HB bolts off.

I'm not a fan of the wobble extensions. You can slip or wobble when you need to a good connection. The longer an extension or the more play in it..the more torque you will lose between the gun and the bolt.
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I wouldn't pull the motor in your car. If you are considering a cam, do it in the car. Jack stands and a jack are all you will need.
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Plus, I've found that their 6 ton jack stands are a better height to use for our cars and are still very reasonable.

I also agree that you should go with a 500 ft/lb air gun. While something less may work for some things, you'll soon enough find you want more torque. Spend the money once, IMO.
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Definitely go for the big tank, and make sure you get a fast pump. Grinders and other tools can drain a tank almost instantly if you don't have enough capacity.

While you're at it, make sure you make a list of weird types and sizes of tools you haven't been able to find for other projects. It'* a good thing to carry with you any time you go to a hardware store. You never know when you'll find something.
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