Back From The Dead: A Custom Toolbox For Every Eventuality

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Be still your beating hearts, because for this edition of Back From The Dead, Dieter is giving you an in depth look at his tools. Oh yes. Here we go with the deep dive tool box love nerd fest. We know you love it. Tools! Toolkits! How tools work! How tools are made! Where tools are made! What they’re made from! Who makes them! Who uses them! Basically if it’s got to do with tools then I’m interested, if they’re bike tools? Even better! Not my box, but an example of the kit I bought.My toolkit is one of my most treasured possessions, something that I love almost as much as the machines it helps me build and a project that I’ve had going for as long as I’ve been a mechanic. A project that will in all likelihood still be going strong by the time i eventually leave this mortal coil and hand it down to my cats! There’s a lot to talk about with a full toolkit so I’ll go at it in...

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  • Premier Icon robertajobb
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    Green handled screwdrivers, and blue handled screwdrivers.
    Which ones are imperial and which are metric ?

    Premier Icon Fahzure Freeride
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    That box has grown to a size where it is no longer mobile, like one of those canal boats that is always moored by Callis with fairy lights. You should consider (Sun. and Mon.) nightly rentals or selling espresso off of the bench, next to the toolbox. Sowerby Bridge is ready for this.

    Premier Icon Dieter Carroll
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    @robertajobb Green handles are screwdrivers, blue are picks!

    Premier Icon bigchris
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    I knew reading this would cost me money.
    Engineer pliers inbound 🙂
    And I’ll second what you said about the Knipex, just bought some…

    Premier Icon Matthew Hornby
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    I bought my partner a roll of that leopard print duct tape for Christmas a couple of years ago. She was well pleased.

    Premier Icon dangeourbrain
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    I bought my partner a roll of that leopard print duct tape for Christmas a couple of years ago. She was well pleased.

    It feels wrong that that made it past the filter but **** doesn’t.

    Premier Icon b33k34
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    The tool tips on these posts are great. Engineer pliers on the way.

    What size Knipex do people find most useful (looks like those are the 180)? They vary a fair bit in terms of size and price.

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    Can anyone read the part number on the Knipex pliers wrench?

    Premier Icon scc999
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    They’re the 180mm ones judging from the 1″ scale on the mat they are sat on.

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    There’s more than one on RS or Amazon with prices ranging from 8 quid to over £60!

    Premier Icon Dieter Carroll
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    @everyoneabove!

    These are 180’s the most useful size for most bike stuff, I’ll warn you now though, as soon as I got my hands on these I started planning to get the rest of the sizes!

    Premier Icon Dieter Carroll
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    Should have mentioned above as well, the smaller Engineer pliers will also get seized pad retaining pins out of shimano calipers without resorting to power tools!

    Premier Icon Matthew Hornby
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    There’s more than one on RS or Amazon with prices ranging from 8 quid to over £60!

    It’ll be these. Plier-wrench. Price difference for the same size will be due to different grips on the handles, some of which are for high voltage protection. Not sure where you see any 8 quid ones though!

    Premier Icon b33k34
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    The £8 stuff is replaceable soft jaws for them

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/pliers/2386976

    £7.57 plus VAT

    Premier Icon Dieter Carroll
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    @doomanic as @b33k34 said it’s usually the soft jaws that sell for about 8 quid but that looks like they’ve listed the pliers for the wrong price there! Gotta be worth a punt for less than a tenner!

    Premier Icon adrian hutchinson
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    Poor old rs-online, I wonder how they are going to handle all our orders?
    Guess i’ll find out soon.

    Premier Icon nixie
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    4 for the price of one 😀 (assuming they actually ship). Nice!

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    I’ve ordered two. 😀

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