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Subject: ToolsDRILL PRESS: A tall upright machine useful for suddenly snatchingflat metal bar stock out of your hands so that it smacks you in thechest and flings your drink across the room, splattering it againstthat freshly-stained heirloom piece you were drying.WIRE WHEEL: Cleans paint off bolts and then throws themsomewhere under the workbench with the speed of light. Alsoremoves fingerprints and hard-earned guitar calluses from fingersin about the time it takes you to say, "Yeou ....."ELECTRIC HAND DRILL: Normally used for spinning pop rivetsin their holes until you die of old age.SKIL SAW: A portable cutting tool used to make studs too short.PLIERS: Used to round off bolt heads. Sometimes used in thecreation of blood-blisters. The most often the tool used by allwomen.BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used toconvert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs.HACKSAW: One of a family of cutting tools built on the Ouijaboard principle. It transfos human energy into a crooked,unpredictable motion, and the more you attempt to influenceits course, the more dismal your future becomes.VISE-GRIPS: Generally used after pliers to completely roundoff bolt heads. If nothing else is available, they can also beused to transfer intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.WELDING GLOVES: Heavy duty leather gloves used to prolongthe conduction of intense welding heat to the palm of your hand.OXYACETYLENE TORCH: Used almost entirely for lightingvarious flammable objects in your shop on fire. Also handy forigniting the grease inside the wheel hub you want the bearingrace out of.WHITWORTH SOCKETS: Once used for working on older Britishcars and motorcycles, they are now used mainly forimpersonating that 9/16 or ? socket you've been searchingfor the last 45 minutes.TABLE SAW: A large stationary power tool commonly used tolaunch wood projectiles for testing wall integrity.HYDRAULIC FLOOR JACK: Used for lowering an automobile tothe ground after you have installed your new brake shoes,trapping the jack handle firmly under the bumper.EIGHT-FOOT LONG YELLOW PINE 2X4: Used for levering anautomobile upward off of a trapped hydraulic jack handle.TWEEZERS: A tool for removing wood splinters and wire wheelwire shards.E-Z OUT BOLT AND STUD EXTRACTOR: A tool ten times harderthan any known drill bit that snaps neatly off in bolt holesthereby ending any possible future use.RADIAL ARM SAW: A large stationary power saw primarilyused by most shops to scare neophytes into choosing anotherline of work.TWO-TON ENGINE HOIST: A tool for testing the maximumtensile strength of everything you forgot to disconnect.CRAFTSMAN 1/2 x 24-INCH SCREWDRIVER: A very large prybar that inexplicably has an accurately machined screwdrivertip on the end opposite the handle.AVIATION METAL SNIPS: See hacksaw.TROUBLE LIGHT: The home mechanic's own tanning booth.Sometimes called a drop light, it is a good source of vitaminD, "the sunshine vitamin," which is not otherwise foundunder cars at night. Health benefits aside, its main purposeis to consume 40-watt light bulbs at about the same rate that105mm howitzer shells might be used during, say, the firstfew hours of the Battle of the Bulge. More often dark thanlight, its name is somewhat misleading.PHILLIPS SCREWDRIVER: Normally used to stab the vacuum dddddddddddddddd seals under lids and for opening old-style paper-and-tin oilcans and splashing oil on your shirt; but can also be used, asthe name implies, to strip out Phillips screw heads.STRAIGHT SCREWDRIVER: A tool for opening paint cans.Sometimes used to convert common slotted screws intonon-removable screws.AIR COMPRESSOR: A machine that takes energy producedin a coal-burning power plant 200 miles away and transformsit into compressed air that travels by < BR>hose to a ChicagoPneumatic impact wrench that grips rusty bolts which werelast over tightened 30 years ago by someone at Ford, andinstantly rounds off their heads. Also used to quickly snapoff lug nuts.PRY BAR: A tool used to crumple the metal surroundingthat clip or bracket you needed to remove in order toreplace a 50 cent part.HOSE CUTTER: A tool used to make hoses too short.HAMMER: Originally employed as a weapon of war, thehammer nowadays is used as a kind of divining rod tolocate the most expensive parts adjacent the object weare trying to hit. Women primarily use it when hangingpictures.MECHANIC'S KNIFE: Used to open and slice through thecontents of cardboard cartons delivered to your front door;works particularly well on contents such as seats, vinylrecords, liquids in plastic bottles, collector magazines,refund checks, an d rubber or plastic parts. Especiallyuseful for slicing work clothes, but only while in use.TOOL: Any handy tool that you grab and throw acrossthe garage while yelling a string of obscenities at the topof your lungs. It is also, most often, the next tool thatyou will need.
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