My Tool Collection & DIY Adventures With Them


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These are my drills with different sized bits.Green drill is locally made .Its very powerful but lacks hammer action.Orange one has it.Its Black and Decker brand.

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@bhvm ji.Special thanks for your motivation.Out of all the members,I have received max thumbs up from you only. Again thanks.
 
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DIY Changing of clutch cable assembly of swift vxi along with DIY changing of cracked headlight assembly of Ritz vxi.
On pressing clutch of my 9 years old petrol Swift, karr-karr sound was coming near the clutch pedal area.Even on greasing the bearing points the sound was being felt on the pedal.MASS told me in one look only without prior inspection that your clutch needs overhaul and blah blah.I disassembled the clutch wire,and found out that the wire was cracked and broken near the ends, and the rubber bushes were worn out too.I procured new clutch cable and went about replacing it in my home only.Result :Clutch became like makkhan.Saved a lot of headache + heartache too.
Alongwith this work,I changed the cracked left headlight assembly of Ritz as waster was leaking inside.
Now the pics.


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P.S Thanks @CRACING for your motivation. I appreciate it A LOT.
 
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Friends I would be very interested if you guys can share on this thread what car /home tools you have.Its an open thread.And tools are never enough[:D].Each one of us must be having something special,which can be shared on this thread.
This is a very interesting thread and I have been checking your tools and DIY's since beginning of creation. After you asked others to share what they got, I couldn't resist!

My hobbies are woodworking, Car detailing, Painting, Electrical and etc. I have made some cabinets, shelves, tables using wooden boards like Plywood, MDF and there are still more projects pending. Also recently I have done electrical rewiring in my house which was efficient and satisfactory. So basically I'm a handyman and own different types of hand tools, power tools and accessories. [glasses]

Today I spent sometime cleaning the following tools and thought to take some pictures of them. However, I have more small tools and accessories that I will share later.

Top left corner: Skil 28 piece T-handle Ratchet Screw Driver Set (Rs. 320), Taparia 3/8" Square Drive Socket Set (Rs. 2k).
Top right corner to middle: TAPARIA and PYE Screwdrivers, Stanley Ratcheting Screwdriver with 10 Bits (Rs. 175), Stanley Combination Plier (Rs. 170), Stanley Claw Hammer 51-152 (Rs. 200), 6" Adjustable Square.
Left side corner: 4" C Clamps, 2.5" screen printing clamps, 1.5" Baby Vise.
Right side corner: 18" Pipe wrench and serious size spanners

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From top left to right corner: Power Planet and Electrex made 700w 13mm Drill (Rs. 2k), Black & Decker KR554RE 550w 13mm Drill (Rs. 1.5k), Black & Decker KW900EKA Plunge Router (Rs. 4k).
Middle: Black & Decker KA400 Sheet Sander (Rs. 2.5k).
From bottom left to right corner: Black & Decker KS900EKX Jigsaw (Rs. 3.5k), Skil 9080 Rotary Car Polisher (Rs. 4k).

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Thanks...
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Nice collection you have.[clap]I can understand wood craftsmen need lots of c- clamps.I make do with only one!!That too it's only required occasionally.
Your power tools are good ,and efficient.I like the way your pics are looking.So neat.I need to polish my pic posting skills.[;)]
 
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Today I spent sometime cleaning the following tools and thought to take some pictures of them. However, I have more small tools and accessories that I will share later.
Nice collection.
What background and editing skills you used bro? Pics are looking quite good.

BTW my drill is also black and decker.
 

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Nice collection you have.[clap]I can understand wood craftsmen need lots of c- clamps.I make do with only one!!That too it's only required occasionally.
Your power tools are good ,and efficient.I like the way your pics are looking.So neat.I need to polish my pic posting skills.[;)]
Nice collection.
What background and editing skills you used bro? Pics are looking quite good.
Thanks. I have used my DSLR to take the pictures, DXO Photolab and Photoshop for processing and editing, respectively. Backdrop is a black cardboard sheet and everything else in the surround is removed in PS. Anyway, here are some more tools and accessories. [:)]

First Row: EGO Self Adjusting Wire Stripper (Rs. 330), De-soldering Pump, Stanley 69-031B Soldering Iron (Rs. 200), Soldron 25w Soldering Iron, Stanley 69-GR20B Hot Glue Gun (Rs. 430).
Second Row: Marvel Lineman Tester, Stanley 66-137 Digital Tester (Rs. 110), HTC 830L Digital Multimeter (Rs. 500), DP 1w Head Light (Rs. 270).
Third Row: Stanley Screw Extractor (Rs. 300), Various Size Spanners, Black & Decker A7073 Battery Powered Screwdriver With 14 Bits (Rs. 800), PYE Nose Plier, Taparia Wire Striper, Mutitool and Knife.

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First Row: Freemans 30cm Spirit Level, 12cm Steel Caliper, Freemans 5M Steel Tape, Pilot Hole Punch, Mini Drill Chuck With Hex Shank, Self-Centering Drill Bits With Hex Shank, Various Size & Type Drill Bits, Bosch X30Ti Kit (Rs. 500).
Last Row: 3" M10 Backing Pad, 5" M10 Backing Pad, 5" M14 Backing Pad, Various Size & Design Router Bits and Various Size & Type Jigsaw Blades.

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Doesn't matter how big/small it is .I am all eyes for your tool collection.Do post your pics.It will be an honour to me.I am not kidding.

p.s.. I am happy M......... names on this forum.
Thank you for your kind words Mayank ji, here are a few pics clicked just now (sorry about the picture quality).

A rough list would be
1. Ring spanners 1 set
2. Open spanners 1 set
3. Bosch mini ratchet kit
4. Skill mini screw driver kit
5. Black & decker electric screw driver
6. chinese 40ltr - 1.5HP air compressor
7. 3 paint guns -1 HVLP & 2 local type
8. 200Amp transfomer type arc welder + wires + C clamps
9. Marble cutter
10. Angle Grinder
11. Wood jigsaw machine
12. 13mm Drill machine with drill bits ranging upto 13mm
13. Occasionally I hire the rotary metal cutter (not sure what the name is - for cutting bigger pieces of angles & box pipes
14. Hammers, screw drivers, 5 - 6kgs of all sorts of screws, nuts, bolts
15. Some special tools like - glass cutter (small one), wire stripper, testers, DIY extension chord (10mtrs), DIY junction boxes for power tools
16. 200 - 250electrodes 6013 & 7018make
17. wheel spanner, hydraulic jack (2ton), drum puller tool
18. A diy wire mess filter for filtering sand when I work on small cement works at home
19. Spark plug remover, oil filter remover, tyre hose for use with compressor
20. I also made a tent on my terrace to keep all this and helps to work under hot sun.

Will make a dedicated thread on how I made it.
Here are a few photos for now.


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All these tools were scattered here & there hence had to come to this conclusion Y do all this. Post marriage, suddenly you see there is no space for tools at home. [lol]

I am working on small SUV underchassy protection plates & thinking of doing some small auto-parts based furniture, hence these tools are almost used every weekend, lazy to clean them hence you see them dirty[:)]
 
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You even have full welding apparatus plus gear/helmet!!not to mention the air compressor with 2.5hp motor on it.Now that is something totally unexpected.[clap][clap]
Your jigsaw is one scary piece of instrument.Thanks for the inside view of your tool collection.Do post more when it suits you.


p.s You are moving (maybe already have) from DIY category to the professional category,and we amateurs/hobby DIYers will always remain(some of us by choice) behind you.
 
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I am working on small SUV underchassy protection plates & thinking of doing some small auto-parts based furniture, hence these tools are almost used every weekend, lazy to clean them hence you see them dirty[:)]
bro Please make a guide or video on how to make Underbody protection! Its surely going to help folks like us who are planning to add underbody protection for Offroading and Indian Roads (Or lack of).
 
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continuing from the above set of pics..These pics show the socket and extensions of the mid (1/2 inch)as well as small(1/4 inch) sizes.The drive socket set kept on the box are the small sized ones ie 1/4 inches
The magnetic pickup tool is very useful when I have to retract a nut or a screw which I accidently drop in the car engine bay.Its a pain to fish it out otherwise.
This tools is folding sort of and it extends upto a metre when pulled!!

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People might think,that just because I have tools,I may be jumping head on into any DIY I see, blindly. Wrong!!It would be stupid of me if I do it that way.And it would spoil my car. I have the instruction manuals of my cars, painstakingly collected over the years.First I order the part to be replaced from their parts catalogue.Then I see the exact specification required( to the torque specified exactly).Only then I study how to go about doing it,as instructed in the service manual.The final result is good mostly.


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No honest DIYer worth his salt will venture out to do serious things on car, without a torque wrench.

As you can see, i have not 1 but 2 of them,as 1 is not covering the entire range of torque required!!
pics will tell you the story.
shuttle cock is just for size reference as they are +5 kgs,and about 2 feet long!!
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I have used these torque wrenches in the following DIY done at my home only.
I do not have any sort of hydraulic hoist.I have used my pictured tools only for these DIYs.
1. CHANGING ALL 4 SHOCK ABSORBERS (complete strut assembly)OF MY SWIFT PETROL.
2. CHANGING OF SUSPENSION ARMS BOTH SIDES OF SWIFT PETROL.
3. CHANGING TIE- RODS BOTH SIDES SWIFT PETROL.
4. CHANGING OF FRONT TWO STRUTS(complete assembly) OF MY RITZ VXI.
5. CHANGING OF ENGINE OIL WITH OIL FILTERS MULTIPLE TIMES OF SWIFT.
6. CHANGING ENGINE OIL WITH OIL FILTER MULTIPLE TIMES OF RITZ PETROL.
7. CHANGING OF ENGINE OIL WITH OIL FILTER OF XUV500 ONCE (yes that too)
8. LEAKING HEAD GASKET CHANGE OF SWIFT PETROL.
9. REPLACING PETROL FILTER OF BOTH SWIFT AS WELL AS RITZ.
10.REPLACING GEAR OIL OF BOTH SWIFT AS WELL AS RITZ ONCE IN THE OWNERSHIP.
11.REPLACING FAILED/WEAK BOOT STRUTS OF SWIFT AS WELL AS RITZ AFTER 5 YEARS OF OWNERSHIP.

This much is coming to my mind now.I have not included multiple replacements of..
1. BUMPERS both front and back(at least 4 times in the ownership)
2.Torn fender linings
3.pipes change ,rubber bushes changes
4.all 4 headlights changes(ritz as well as swift) etc etc ,as these did not require torque wrenches.
 
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