what tools did you use

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Tools used other then the basics to build

Designed on computer
2
3%
Designed with paper and pencil
3
4%
Started with paper and pencil then moved to computer.
3
4%
hand saw
5
7%
power saw
7
10%
table sawl
5
7%
router
7
10%
Laser cutting tool
0
No votes
scroll saw power , hand
4
6%
paint brush
8
11%
power spray paint
0
No votes
power or hand miter saw
3
4%
Dremel big and little
5
7%
Grinder
5
7%
some one else's plan
0
No votes
Router Table
0
No votes
Router
5
7%
Band saw
3
4%
Planner hand or machanical
2
3%
sheet metal snips
2
3%
Bender
1
1%
heat gun
1
1%
 
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what tools did you use

Postby Ron Dickey » Fri Jun 10, 2022 12:09 am

A Side from the small toolslike screw drivers, hammars what tools did you use in your build
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Re: what tools did you use

Postby swoody126 » Fri Jun 10, 2022 2:28 pm

when i click'd on VOTE the software spit it back

i use too many tools for it's likin'

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Re: what tools did you use

Postby working on it » Fri Jun 10, 2022 4:16 pm

* I used a (not listed) Roto-zip instead of some other tools, to cut out windows, vent openings, A/C opening, and the doors (because I already owned one), and the main tools I used also weren't listed.

* Since I used steel brackets (plus PL adhesive) to clamp the plywood together, I used a 7/16" "combo" (box/open) hand wrench, a 1/4" drive cordless impact with 7/16" socket, and a cordless 3/8" drill with a 1/4" bit the most (I bolted it together using mostly 1/4"-20 stainless carriage bolts, stainless fender washers, and stainless locknuts). The cordless impact and drill were used wherever any screws were needed, too. I started my project using my friend's Snap-On tools at his shop, and bought my own cordless Milwaukee tools when I finished the trailer at my garage. I don't know how I would've done the project without them.

* Another necessary item, not listed, is a welder. My original frame was enlarged and strengthened using the friend's Mig welder, then when I re-did my frame and axle a couple of years later, I did it at my garage with a 110v flux welder (I also bought a 220v unit, but never used it). Lots of builders need one, even if just to modify a frame, just a bit.

* Other necessities: multi-meter, soldering iron, wire cutter-crimper, a BFH, and miscellaneous hand-tools deserve a place on your list, also.
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Re: what tools did you use

Postby JasenC » Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:35 am

I used Sketchup to sort out the basic dimensions and a few finer points, but the design is largely in my head. I build a lot of stuff just out of my head and it's not as random as it may sound, it's just how my mind works. Yes, yes I am an alien.
At this point in my build it's just been a welder, grinder, ratchets and wrenches. But as a home remodeler there will be plenty of other tools, besides my table and band saw I'll use my jointer and planer and the Sprinter I drive for work is full of construction tools. On top of all those tools I have enough of my own woodworking and construction tools to pretty much outfit another Sprinter.
I'll be done when I'm finished, if that's not fast enough, take a number.

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Re: what tools did you use

Postby tony.latham » Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:16 pm

You need to add a drill and a drill driver... and a 1/4" pneumatic stapler to your list. ;)



I'd be lost without mine. :frightened:

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Re: what tools did you use

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:27 pm

Drill is missing and Router is in there twice.
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Re: what tools did you use

Postby tony.latham » Sat Jun 11, 2022 11:54 pm

Welder...

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Re: what tools did you use

Postby Ron Dickey » Mon Jun 13, 2022 6:39 pm

Sorry I have not made the User Poll site in years.

All that mater is that folks read what you used that I left out

The way tnttt are made now a days make me look :scratchthinking: twice.

Thank you for helping me with the site, and may it help others make their work shine.

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