Mechanics: what are your most common tools?

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  1. Mendel Leisk

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    Google let me down completely on this one. I'm looking for a screwdriver with a socket connector on the end, say 3/8". Basically what you'd have if you took a ratchet wrench extension, and stuck a screwdriver handle on the end of it. I cobbled up an image:

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    This is not a permanently attached socket, you can pull it off, put on another size.

    I've asked this before, someone gave me a link, but I didn't get on it.
     
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    Here you go.
     
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    …I think I have something similar in my kit. It's either PittsburgTools (HarborFreight) or DeWalt (HomeBoyDespot) (…might even be "Husky"); I'll take a look-see next time I'm down in Chuggy's lair! :);)
     
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    i had a whole collection of their tools, with no grease marks :p
     
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    Here you are, fresh from the lair: The Pittsburgh handle is ¼" square-drive, is extendable (see pic #2), and has a ¼" square receiver at the bottom end of the handle. Pic #3 shows some of the other extensions and gubbinses which might also be useful.

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    Have @William Redoubt 's link in a "cart". :) Selection more limited up here, but found it.

    Thanks all.
     
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    The tool WilDavis has shown is one that I have in my tool bag. ... Thank You Harbor Freight. ... LOL @ ME ... because I couldn't find a pic. Good job WilDavis.

    The first set that I posted are what I use the most. I get a better feeling of the torque I want with them and I can get into tighter places.
     
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    …d'ya have his card info. too? :sneaky: (…heh! …heh!) :eek:
     
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    …thanks! :) ;) The original post triggered a flash-back, and I had to pay a quick visit to the garage to check for myself (a) exactly what it was, and (b) that I still had it (…age catching up with me, I guess!)
     
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    Have at it, boys! Lot's of cards.
     
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    Last two times at Harbor Freight, I left without getting anything, looks like I need to go back and find a set like yours. Do you have a part #, couldn't find it on their site.
     
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    Thanks! @Zeppo Shanski , I think I got mine piece-meal, i.e. not in a complete set, but in various pieces at different times. I always find when I visit HarborFreight it's dangerous to (1) stay too long, and (2) to be carrying a credit-card! I must keep an eye out for those thumb-wheel sets! :);)
     
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    I just went today. Picked up a new hand-truck. ... $35 otd. w/ 20% off coupon.

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    i don't need one very often, but they can really come in handy
     
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