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Offline TechnicianBrian

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Tool List
« on: July 12, 2008, 11:50:30 AM »
Hey all,

My director of operations asked me to put together a recommended tool list for our field techs (he thinks I don't have enough to do I guess), so our service manager can add it to the techs van stock checklist. I was hoping someone would have a basic list I could start with, or maybe the group could piece together a list that covers all those little items we carry with us, but forget to tell the new guys about.  Your help is appreciated.

Brian 

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Re: Tool List
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2008, 12:03:50 PM »
That's a great idea. I have been meaning to put together a list of my tools. Just was not sure what I would do with the list after I was done. :)

It would be great to put together a list of basic tools every technician should have to start out with and post it.

I know there are a lot of new techs that read our forum that don't post as they email me question all the time.

Will see if I can get my list together later this weekend or Monday sometime.

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Re: Tool List
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 02:09:18 PM »
here's a few:

depending on how often you need/use these items...
(you get what you pay for)

At Harbor Freight stores

Sometimes on sale or coupons (take on-line flyer ad to store)

(may need a few)
click on picture $ 4.99


click on picture $ 4.99 (sale $ 2.99)


click on picture $ 9.99


click on picture $ 19.99 (sale $ 9.99)


click on picture $ 39.99


click on picture $ 45.99


click on picture $ 69.99

from user manual:
7 sensitivity levels
Mechanical air pumping
Real time adjustment / response
concentrations as small as 3 Gr. per Yr.

click on picture $1.99


click on picture $ 9.99

Four precision lenses provide just the right magnification for the job
Brilliant long-lasting LED worklight
Adjustable head strap with antiglare visor
« Last Edit: November 10, 2008, 06:37:34 PM by RegUS_PatOff »
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Re: Tool List
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 01:30:46 PM »
I certainly hope you have had better luck with Harbour Freight than I have!!

Both time I have ordered from them, I got backordered for at least 2 months.
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Re: Tool List
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2008, 03:42:42 PM »
there's (2) stores in the Milwaukee area... no problems here...

Harbor Freight Store Locations
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Re: Tool List
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2008, 06:33:13 PM »
We've got a nice one here in Austin as well. Love the place!

I'm having problems when I place orders online from them, including items that were just posted to their most recent catalogues. Simple things like the $1.99 snap ring pliers. Took a month and 1/2. Then there was the brass alidade....waited nearly 3 months for that.

I guess the what I learned from these experiences was that as long as the item could be found here in my town's store, I was OK. Just don't order from their online sales flyers if you are in a hurry. The old expression "slow boat from China" might have been fashioned by them :)
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Re: Tool List
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2008, 10:36:31 PM »
I have an excellent Harbor freight store within 3 miles of my locaton. It is outstanding.The slow boat is here! yeah!
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Re: Tool List
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2008, 12:29:49 PM »
Being I have not got this done yet I will start a quick list off the top of my head.

These are items I carry into the home. Other tools that I don't need to carry in with me every time stay in the truck.

Fluke Multimeter
Infrared Thermometer (sears special I bought years ago)
Snap on ratcheting screwdriver with 2 square drive bits, 3 star bits, #2 philips bit and 1 standard straight bit.
1/4 inch drive ratchet handle with 1/4, 5/16, 3/8 deep socket, 7/16 deep socket, 1/2 deep socket.

Combonation Gear Wrenchs 1/4, 5/6, 3/8, 7/16, 1/2 inch.

I really like the gearwrenchs. I have had this set for years except for the 1/4 gearwrench that I just got a few years ago as they just come out with that size.

Will add to my list of tools some more later as I get more time.
I find that you do not need all that many tools for appliance repair.


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Re: Tool List
« Reply #8 on: July 15, 2008, 03:58:16 PM »
Fluke meter
flashlight
Six in one screwdriver
water pump pliers
putty knife
klines/butt connectors/spade clips
a set of hollow nut drivers
fin comb/allen wrenchs/sand cloth
jug of 22
15% rods
Oxyacyetylene torch
vacuum pump
freon Gauges
Suicide/cheater cord
ampmeter
assorted appliance parts
knowledge
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Re: Tool List
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2008, 12:56:56 PM »

 

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