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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby grumpyvette » December 28th, 2014, 12:32 pm

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Heres a picture I found on the internet, of one of those 52" 18 drawer HUSKY tool box deals a guy purchased
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-52-in- ... /204825971
that husky tool box seems to be selling very well, I found several references to it on several sites \
I went over to MIKES and looked at his and I think its a very good value for the money
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby grumpyvette » December 29th, 2014, 5:17 pm

after visiting Mike and his new tool box I got motivated to go home and take all the hand tools , like various open and box end,wrenches, extensions,sockets,gear pullers,clamps, crows feet swivels etc out of my tool chest, clean them in a bucket of diesel fuel with a stiff brush, and place them back after cleaning out the drawers and replacing the labels where necessary, then I went around the shop looking for tools I misplaced or left laying around and was amazed that Id been rather careful and there was very few tools out of place, and not in the proper drawers.
but I did find several minor duplicate tools that I was un-aware I had spares of!
all in all, I spent about 5-6 hours cleaning and re-arranging various tools in drawers and while that may not sound overly productive time spent it actually made things easier to find and I also found a few tools in the wrong drawers (probably the result of friends , who just open a drawer and drop tools back in the tool box, rather than reading the drawer labels and placing them back where they belong) yeah! all too easy to pitch 3/8 drive metric sockets in the 3/8" drive SAE socket drawer, but it makes it a P.I.T.A, at times to locate them later.
I also placed busted or cracked sockets I found in a box to bring to sears and snap-on, MAC for replacement when I get the chance and noticed I need a few more of some odd size , or less commonly used sockets.

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it helps to organize the drawers,
and
label them as closely as you can, too help both yourself, and anyone you might have helping you ,more easily locate tools
EXAMPLE
(BUT OBVIOUSLY NOT LIMITED TOO! ONLY THESE LABELS)

screw drivers
Allen keys and torquex bits
drill bits
air tools/air ratchets/impact wrenches
mic stands and bridges, feeler gauges
meters/gauges/mics/precision measurement
stretch gauges & torque wrenches
timing lights,degree wheels timing tape, ignition parts
engine diagnostic tools/inspection/testing ,visual probes
fuses,meters,electrical testing, scan tools , IR temp guns
valve train tools, adjusting and spring measuring
gasket fabrication tools, exacto knives, dremel tools
piston, ring and bearing tools, depth gauges
pliers,dikes,vise grips,cutters, splicers
tubing flare/cutters, benders,and AN tools
BRAKE TOOLS, tubing benders and flare tools
clutch ,bell housing alignment tools
transmission tools/snap ring pliers
gas welding/brazing related and soldering tools
SAE WRENCHES
SAE 1/4" drive sockets
SAE 3/8" drive sockets
SAE 1/2" drive sockets
METRIC WRENCHES
METRIC 1/4" drive sockets
METRIC 3/8" drive sockets
METRIC 1/2" drive sockets
extensions ,swivels ,breaker bars
cam degree tools
gear pullers and presses
suspension tools
TIG & MIG welding related
electrical connectors and testers
clamps,compressor and air tools
hammers , punches and chisels
stamps and dies
taps and dies & easy-outs
sealants/gaskets/scrapers/solvents
brake hones,cylinder hones
files and scrapers
IF YOU CAN,T SMOKE THE TIRES AT WILL,FROM A 60 MPH ROLLING START YOUR ENGINE NEEDS MORE WORK!!"!
IF YOU CAN , YOU NEED BETTER TIRES AND YOUR SUSPENSION NEEDS MORE WORK!!
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby philly » December 31st, 2014, 6:38 pm

grumpyvette wrote:Image
Heres a picture I found on the internet, of one of those 52" 18 drawer HUSKY tool box deals a guy purchased
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-52-in- ... /204825971
that husky tool box seems to be selling very well, I found several references to it on several sites \
I went over to MIKES and looked at his and I think its a very good value for the money




so the reason i havent been online in a couple weeks is because i have been working double shifts at my new job! i got a great gig in the local fire department maintenance section where all of the ambulances and fire trucks get worked on (heavy equipment) currently i got a position working in the in-house parts center handing out parts and consumables to the technicians... but now that i have my foot in the door in the county, i have preferential treatment when new positions for mechanics open up (soon i hope). theres a serious backlog of downed vehicles for repair and ive ben allowed to work double shifts (6am-11pm) every day... overtime galore! anyway my school picks back up on monday so i will only be working the evening shift (230pm-11pm) from monday forward and maybe saturday if i want some extra $ (and who doesnt?) anyway i've been learning alot from these guys and i think heavy equipment technician might be a career choice for the future here. the techs with master ASE certs are making $100k a year on average... when the benefits of the govt job are included, it starts to look really tempting.


a guy at the shop just bought this exact tool box like two weeks ago and seems to love it... hopefully i will be able to tell ou how it stands up to the abuse of big wrenches and sockets over time. hope you all had a merry christmas and will have a safe and happy new year.
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby Indycars » December 31st, 2014, 7:23 pm


That's so cool that you don't have time to be visiting the forum Phil ...... but don't forget us when things slow down. :P 8-)

Do they work on flat rate or ..... ??? Nothing like a steady paycheck even when it's less.

Hey .... BIG Congratulation !!!!!!!

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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby philly » January 1st, 2015, 11:56 am

Indycars wrote:
That's so cool that you don't have time to be visiting the forum Phil ...... but don't forget us when things slow down. :P 8-)

Do they work on flat rate or ..... ??? Nothing like a steady paycheck even when it's less.

Hey .... BIG Congratulation !!!!!!!

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thanks! yea ive been busy these past two weeks but like i said school starts monday so the craziness will subside soon.

to answer your question... they (technicians) work on a salary, base pay for a first year heavy equipment tech is 44K based on 40 hour workweeks... which works out to 21.16/hr.... overtime (which is a free for all among the technicians) is time and a half, so overtime for a first year tech is 31.74/hr.

also, you get 1,000/yr for every four ASE certs you maintain. also 2k/yr for going to and maintaining certification for emergency vehicle technician. most of the techs there are making 85-120k a year before tax. i think one bum makes like 60k and has no real credentials but is somehow working there, and another guy makes like 150k+ but he practically lives there.

add to all that the health insurance and union legal benefits and a pension and it adds up to be a pretty sweet gig.
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby Strictly Attitude » January 2nd, 2015, 2:32 pm

Don't know anything bout that phil worked for NYS now 8 years this december. No OT here though the key is that pension
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Re: tool boxes and chests

Postby philly » January 3rd, 2015, 12:06 am

Strictly Attitude wrote:Don't know anything bout that phil worked for NYS now 8 years this december. No OT here though the key is that pension



yea man theres a real shortage of techs and an overage of downed vehicles... so atleast for the time being until they hire more technicians, the ones that are here can run amok with the overtime... if you have the heart, theres 186 hours every two weeks the shop is open, so that 80 regular time and 106 time and a half hours to clock in, only one or two guys do that regularly tho.. most guys just work 10-12 hour days 5 days a week and skimp on saturday.
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