[Homestead] Homestead tools
Jerry W. Shepperd
shepperd at austincc.edu
Wed Nov 17 15:14:59 EST 2004
Good list. I would add:
Lots of clamps --
C-clamps of all sizes,
Bar clamps and/or pipe clamps,
Good ladder. We stayed in a motel this summer, and on Sunday morning the
television had an infomercial about the Little Giant Ladder System that
supposedly is safer and handier than regular step or extension
ladders. They are somewhat expensive, but if they are indeed safer, then
that shouldn't be a factor. The informercial gave the impression that any
builder, handyperson, homeowner, contractor, homesteader worth her or his
salt, already has one, or has one coming via UPS. However, I don't know
anyone who has one, so can't speak to its utility.
A hoist or a Swing pole from which a come-along can be hooked so it can be
used as a hoist.
At 01:55 PM 11/17/04, Rob wrote:
>It's been awhile since we had this "discussion". With talk of starting a
>place in VA it might be a
>good time for it, there must be someone else on the list thinking about
>staring out... as a plus it's not political <g>.
>I I'm thinking a list is a good place to start, just something to think
>about, something to look for at garage sales, auctions and the like. Even
>sales at stores.
>A truck is a good start, a trailer will do much of what a truck will.
>A splitting maul (use it for more than firewood, it's a big hammer)
>A 4# hammer.
>Chains (get the best you can)
>High lift jack
>Hydraulic bottle jack (I have two 6 ton and when I need one I really need one)
>Hand tools (wrenches, pliers, etc)
>Hand tools (saws, hammers, brace-n-bits, -woodworking)
>Tape measures (I like to find those tool sales tents and stock up on cheap
>ones, I lose the expensive ones just as fast as the cheap ones so picking
>up 5 cheap ones is a lot better than just one spendy one. If I can't find
>one then I need another)
>Level ( I have a 4' and a number of smaller ones)
>Battery operated drill
>Anyone else have an opinion?
>becidawa at hctc.com
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