Don Muther, auto shop teacher
Bitburg DOD High School
F749 round head 3/8" drive ratchet
It will do 90 percent of the work I need a ratchet for. Its
fine-tooth ratchet action allows for a very short swing
1. Snap-on and the small head lets it get into really
24 oz dead blow hammer HBFE24 tight places.
My absolute favorite and most useful tool has got to
be the Snap-on, 24 oz. dead blow hammer HBFE24.
7. OTC 3409 scan tool
This hammer can pop pistons into bores, smack back
Because of its compact size and simplic-
exhaust pipes without damage, flatten dented panels,
ity it gets the use that my Cornwell 12V
or whatever job that requires power with finesse.
test light did 30 years ago and my
Fluke 88A did 15 years ago.
2. The Equalizer
The Equalizer is a homemade tool, made from a Jeep
8. Collins Dynamicut 16 oz. ball
tie rod ground to a point at one end and cut with a
torch into a spoon shape at the opposite end. I built my
This was my machinist grandfather’s
first one sometime back in the '70s and have always
hammer. I don’t know much about it other
had one hanging on the side of my box since.
than the metal is tougher than railroad track and
it has a balance no other hammer can compete with.
3. Bonney Tools 3/8"-drive metric 6-point It’s the hammer I reach for 90 percent of the time.
socket set, 6MM to 22MM
I bought these from an independent tools truck back
9. Mac Tools
in the early '80s and they have turned out to be an