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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:06 pm

What's the one tool you couldn't live without?

I'm starting this thread to maybe get some ideas for myself and others to add to their toolbox. Items that make everyday work a little easier.

I'm going to start off with something really obvious but essential. I use my Irwin snap blade multiple times throughout the day, it's really comfortable to use and I couldn't live without it :smiles:
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:20 pm

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One of my favourite tools I use a lot is my Stanley cubic self levelling laser level! It cuts my install time down massively on jobs such as wallpaper.
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:31 pm

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That's cool Mark, been meaning to get one of those
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:02 pm

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James Boden wrote:That's cool Mark, been meaning to get one of those


Definitely worth investing in! I’m a sucker for new toys! I’m lucky to have Signgeer based just down the road from me and it’s like a sign geeks toy heaven
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:19 pm

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Hi Mark, what do you use to mount the cube when working on trucks? Do you use a tripod or the like? been looking around at these for years but never actually bought one.
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:35 pm

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Yes I use an adjustable tripod! You can lock the self levelling function and use the level to mark angles etc! Signgeer sell a really nice kit including tripod etc
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:42 pm

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The tool that holds the ladder, removes vinyl and runs about getting things.. :lol: :lol:
not very p.c. but would be lost without him.
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Post Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:01 pm

What's the one tool you couldn't live without?

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If I need to choose one - that will be the one on the right. Bodyguard Knife Teflon
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Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:33 am

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Yes the body knives are fantastic, ours get used almost daily.

I've just purchased two of the Stanley cubes :thumbsup: I've looked at similar in the past but always been put off by the price.
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Post Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:17 pm

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John Wilson :lol:
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Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:17 am

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Pane - you beat me to it, my friend!!!! that's the two tools we use everyday.

This is by far my fav' knife ever. For year we used scalpels, then after trying a few different retractable blades, we found these - bloody perfect. Strong metal body (also allowing use of our workshop magnet racks), VERY sharp and great quality blades.


Has anyone purchased / used a green lasers??? I know there a lot more expensive, but have been told they work sooooo much better outdoors (we have a Stanley cube in tool box, but find it useless outdoors - indoors its great!)
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Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:23 pm

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+1 for the olfa knifes have not seen the 30 deg ones before need to keep to the oe stainless blades others wander a bit
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Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:15 pm

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Laser level, saves me the most time and so makes me more money when installing !

Interested to see olfas are coming up as favourite knives I've gone the other way. I had this conversation the other night with a fellow installer. I used to swear by them and don't get me wrong I still have a couple in the toolbox, but find they are no were near as sharp as a scalpel blade certainly not sharp enough when cutting optically clear window films.
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Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 6:35 pm

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Hey Dave - how do you find the green laser? have you used it outdoor much in daylight?
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Post Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:41 pm

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What model is the level Dave tia ?
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Post Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:05 pm

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All day - Every day :thumbsup:
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Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:06 am

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Is that yellow masking tape Iain? What's it like?

Just about to buy a box of 36 of the IPG tape as I've found it good to use. Be open to trying something else though.
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One thing I've started taking with me everywhere is a chamois cloth. Has come in really useful for a multitude of jobs.
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Post Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:57 pm

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Hi James, yes it’s a yellow Tesa tape. It’s not the cheapest but it’s brilliant. I alternate it with a 3M blue
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Post Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:16 am

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Swann Morton handle with st/steel blade mount...and a ready supply of 10A blades.

Oh, and coffee...lots of coffee.
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