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new guy and tools

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by crazyscaper, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. crazyscaper

    crazyscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    looking to buy handtools soon what are your must haves and what else do u own?
  2. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    do you mean by handtools, landscaping tools, or machine maintenance tools?
  3. crazyscaper

    crazyscaper LawnSite Member
    Messages: 24

    mechanics tools and stuff like that
  4. tiedeman

    tiedeman LawnSite Fanatic
    from earth
    Messages: 8,745

    All I can say is sockets, lots of sockets
  5. imograss

    imograss LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 796

    Impact wrench, Air compressor, portable air tank, metric and standard ratchet set, wrenches, spear plug wrench, blade grinder/ balancer, plenty of wd40, carb cleaner, extra oil , filters, belts, blades for mowers. 4 way wrench for changing trailer tires ect.
  6. Danimal

    Danimal LawnSite Member
    Messages: 88

    i just use my swiss army
  7. cntryboymc

    cntryboymc LawnSite Member
    Messages: 193

    only buy quality tools,craftsman,snapon
  8. hole in one lco

    hole in one lco LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,793

    don't forget the good old test light electrical tape
  9. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,360

    I assume by your original question you are asking about essential must have stuff to get you started??? At the beginning you don't have to get all that fancy expensive stuff.

    Bare bones essentials:
    Socket set
    Wrench set (standard & metric)
    Pull bar/breaker bar for blade bolts.
    Grease gun
    Extra set of spark plugs
    Extra set of blades

    If your just starting you don't need all the nice little toys, you can get by the old fashioned way. You can get the other stuff as time and money warrent it.

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