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Good mini tool set recommendations?

Anyone know of a good tool mini tool set to be left in the car? Primarily a socket and screw set..

Currently I'm just using various sockets and its a bit messy so I need a set that includes a box too.
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:28 AM
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Re: Good mini tool set recommendations?

Sorry, can't say there is a specific tool set for cars, or one that covers the basics. I would recommend on fathers day getting a 100-something pc kit from sears or assembling a set on the harbor freight website. $100.00 goes along way there, LOL!

And your tool set depends on your mechanical prowess. Do you do roadside flat repair, or electrical work? So far, I have a 26" toolbox that covers most contingencies, but I do almost all my own work. You could just get one canvas tool bag, and 300 tie wraps and use the wraps to anchor your pieces to their tool slots, or put like tools chain linked together.

How big a tool set are you referring to?
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Re: Good mini tool set recommendations?

This is pretty much what I started out with and what I always keep in my trunk, "just in case something breaks when I'm on the road"
Craftsman -94 pc. Easy-To-Read Mechanics Tool Set


Its just sockets/wrenches, no screwdrivers, but it has 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" wrenches, deep sockets, and regular 6 AND 12 point sockets. As well as open-ended wrenches and allen wrenches.
I also always keep a tool bag in my trunk with screwdrivers, and miscellaneous parts that I might need, like vac tubing, IC couplers/connectors, misc nuts/bolts, zip-ties, etc....
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Re: Good mini tool set recommendations?

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This is pretty much what I started out with and what I always keep in my trunk, "just in case something breaks when I'm on the road"
Craftsman -94 pc. Easy-To-Read Mechanics Tool Set


Its just sockets/wrenches, no screwdrivers, but it has 1/4", 3/8", and 1/2" wrenches, deep sockets, and regular 6 AND 12 point sockets. As well as open-ended wrenches and allen wrenches.
I also always keep a tool bag in my trunk with screwdrivers, and miscellaneous parts that I might need, like vac tubing, IC couplers/connectors, misc nuts/bolts, zip-ties, etc....
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Re: Good mini tool set recommendations?

I was just getting ready to link that Craftsman kit. Never hurts to keep a 12" cheater pipe, screwdrivers, and zip ties on deck as well.

I had a slave cylinder explode on me once and that was enough of a lesson.
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Re: Good mini tool set recommendations?

94 pc. Dual Marked Mechanics Tool Set- Craftsman-Tools-Auto & Mechanics Tools-Mechanics Tool Sets
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...0516000P?mv=rr
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...54000P?prdNo=8
I mean, if you wait for a holiday like father's day, July 4th, Memorial day, Sears never disappoints. I just got 10mm-19mm Deep socket set in a 3/8 socket. 22.00 Also make sure you have some fuses, main relays and light bulbs.
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Re: Good mini tool set recommendations?

http://www.amazon.com/Crescent-Profe...075539-0978946

I have this set, it goes on sale at costco for 80 bucks. Good quality. I also like craftsman as well. I would say get a basic tool set and a few line wrenches.
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Re: Good mini tool set recommendations?

You know, We should have a "Show Your Toolbox" Thread, not for just braggin rights, More of a historical documents type deal, where we see if tools get better or worse, which companies consistently deliver, Because Craftsman is made in China Now. I didn't even bother looking until recently looking up T handle nut drivers. Also to help new members get an idea of what they need to work on their preludes.
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Re: Good mini tool set recommendations?

I've never owned a craftsman tool that says it was made in china. I love their products. Crescent tools have really nice socket wrenches, with these nice rubber coated handles. The quality, I can't complain about since the ratchet mechanism is very tight and that's what makes me happy.

Lets start the thread! Shall I, or will you?
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Re: Good mini tool set recommendations?

I gotta un bury this thing from my suburban, I'll throw up pics tomorrow,LOL
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Re: Good mini tool set recommendations?

I gotta get some of my tools back from my buddy, he has my welder and my helmet n stuff.
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