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FIMCO-MEISTER
08-28-2011, 08:24 PM
Discovered something today. Had a broken bulb with the metal threaded part in the socket still. Didn't have my needle nose with me but did have my RB popup stem puller. Since I had nothing to lose I figured I give it a shot. It worked like a charm. The wings go right into the threads and it came out with no resistance.

DanaMac
08-28-2011, 08:51 PM
I guess it's good for something. Never owned one, never used one, never saw a need for one.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-28-2011, 09:03 PM
I liked mine. Used it quite often but not for pulling up stems. I like the ability to clamp it on the stem to keep it from dropping back down when flushing.

Sprinkus
08-28-2011, 09:06 PM
Hmmm, more expensive than a potato but it doesn't rot sitting in the tool box.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-28-2011, 09:13 PM
You got that from Al on Tool Time. I tried it once and didn't get it out and made a mess.

DanaMac
08-28-2011, 09:15 PM
I just saw it as another uni-tasker in the tool box. I know it's great for holding the head up, but another tool to lug around and misplace in the grass, only to lose it.

Wet_Boots
08-28-2011, 10:29 PM
does it make a good roach clip?

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-28-2011, 10:34 PM
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ARGOS
08-28-2011, 11:47 PM
I have used a carrot.

I do like the RB stem puller. I think their handy.

AI Inc
08-29-2011, 06:18 AM
Always just used a screwdriver.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-29-2011, 09:37 AM
I'm still chuckling at Dana's description of it as a uni-tasker. Look into a toolbox and its nothing but a collection of uni-taskers.

DanaMac
08-29-2011, 09:56 AM
I'm still chuckling at Dana's description of it as a uni-tasker. Look into a toolbox and its nothing but a collection of uni-taskers.

Oh definitely, I agree. I got the term from Alton Brown on the Food Network. :)
I just don't think carrying around the stem puller justifies the few times I would actually use it.

But I sure as hell wouldn't buy this either. Too bulky in my eyes.
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Mike Leary
08-29-2011, 10:41 AM
When Russ got one,I thought it was sorta dweeb, but it did work great for heads where the brass nozzle was tight. Yes, it would make a good roach clip.

DanaMac
08-29-2011, 10:45 AM
Yes, it would make a good roach clip.

Well see, I guess it is not a uni-tasker then!!

Wet_Boots
08-29-2011, 10:50 AM
I knew there was something missing from the Irritool

DanaMac
08-29-2011, 11:49 AM
I knew there was something missing from the Irritool

The Irritool is the perfect multi-tasker.

Wet_Boots
08-29-2011, 12:13 PM
do they have any of the original irritools left? (with the 1/16 hex for Toro rotors)

DanaMac
08-29-2011, 12:41 PM
do they have any of the original irritools left? (with the 1/16 hex for Toro rotors)

Haven't seen those around lately. My current one does not have that, and I have lost or broken the older ones that did have it.
I used that hex to clean out the hex screw for the PGPs!!! Rarely used it on Toros as I preferred to just get rid of them if possible.

FIMCO-MEISTER
08-29-2011, 01:14 PM
I contacted the irritool guy about selling his stuff. He seemed to be heading in a different dirrection with something new. Never shared it with me and never followed up on the irritool.

DanaMac
08-29-2011, 01:17 PM
I feel lost if I'm on a job and don't have my Irritool. Just like you without a remote.

Sprinkus
08-29-2011, 01:41 PM
Yup, unlike my potato I use my Irri-tool almost everyday.

irrig8r
02-01-2012, 11:41 AM
I guess it's good for something. Never owned one, never used one, never saw a need for one.

Really? I have four. Good for flushing pop-ups that might be a little low, especially after something like a line break repair, where there's mud, sand, etc. to flush out.

Keeps it from getting re-contaminated before I get a chance to re-install the nozzle. Even with a remote, this is more productive because I can do up to 4 at a time.

A nice belt clip holster would be a good idea. Plastic probably. A different sized/ shaped one for my Irri-Tool would be good too.