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Since we're talking about neat/handy/favorite tools, this automatic 5" center punch made by Rennsteing, is my my most used tool in my hobby shop, it has never missed a punch ,and can really leave a visible dimple on steel:
If you do consider buying one, make sure it's the 5" not the 3/4", the smaller 3/4" did not perform nearly as well so I returned it.


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A few handy tools for the garage.

Extra long small flat screw driver, handy for carb adjustments
Extendable magnet
Slotted screw starter
Nut splitter
Right angle flat blade screw driver
Push punch
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Finally broke down and bought a Starrett 18A spring punch. It pays to shop around. They sell for $41-$105 and anything in between. It is now resting quietly with the other punches. First tool I have owned that is made in Scotland. (y) A very nice change.
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A deburring tool for quickly removing burs from drilled or sharp-edged holes. There are many brands, and they are inexpensive.
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Thanks for posting this. I just bought the countersink deburring tool since i drill a lot of holes in metals. I know this will work also. watched a video.
For $10 plus extra blades may get this down the road.
 

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Oil absorbent mats. You can see them on the floor under the tractor. They are about 18" square, about $1.50 each and keep oil from staining the concrete floor. If you have an antique car or a mower that drips a little they work great. I get mine at the local marina but they are sold in auto parts stores as well I think.
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I bought one of the original Mr Funnels. My long term opinion is that it does not work after the first half dozen uses. Fuel with ethanol or isopropyl pulls the water right through,
 

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I did not know the british made tractors
I believe this one was made in Kentucky. If you are referring to the two pedals on the right-hand side, they are independent rear brakes. Normally they are locked together but if you unlock them and stand on one of the rear brakes, the tractor will make a tight turn to that side.
The British did make the International B275 model I believe.
 

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Made a tool today out of necessity.

Had to replace a broken steering lever on a Honda HSS928 snowblower. To remove the cable you have to push in the two tabs thru too tiny holes at 90 degree angles. There is no tool for this and Honda does not make a tool for this. I was able to depress the tabs from inside with a small flat screwdriver to remove the cable.

The problem is you can not do this if the lever is intact and you just need to replace/remove a cable.

I don't have a picture but i just used a tweezer and bent the ends inward at right angles for each end. You can push in tabs at same time with this.
 

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I think what you are describing are snap ring pliers. The set I have are made by Channel Lock.
no. unless they make snap ring pliers where the ends are pointed inward towards each other at 90 degrees. looked all over.
 

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I have a set of these. I swear i have a set of inward pointing pliers. I am certain, let me go get them. Oh yeah no. Darn. I could have sworn i had a set with my various ones. But nope. I would have bet on it. Searched. Same.
 
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