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    I got a bit of a bonus this week (yay) so am out shopping tomorrow

    What is a must have in your garage?

    It'll sound sad, but I'm looking forward to getting a garage stool and creeper....no more lying on the tarmac!

    Just looking for ideas, don't have a great deal to spend, about £100 in total, but want to start building my garage up...

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    also, looking to buy a torque wrench (fed up of having to borrow the neighbour's) I only want to have to buy 1, so what Nm range should I look for, that'll do most jobs?

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    halfords one, goes up to 250nm or such. also get an angle gauge as well (about £5 on ebay) would be needed for some bolts. may also need a smaller torque wrench for finer bolts
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    Mines equiped with Hi-fi & small flat screen tv (i kid you not). All essential if you spend as much time in there as i do sometimes !


    Have consideration for the deaf, if you're gunna fart, make it smell !


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    The Halfords 150 piece socket set is invaluable. It's often available for £99 on special offer.

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    Socket set, 1/4, 3/8, 1/2 drive. Including flexi ratchets if you can.
    impact gun
    High lift jack

    A good lamp

    Halfords do some good torque wrenches, but depends how much you intend to use it, I bought a cheap 15 quid 1/2 inch drive up to 250nm from Argos 8 years ago and it still passed calibration last week.

    Blokes in work have got ones that cost over 200 quid and they failed lol

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    A vice, somthing to hold your work in. A bench grinder, always a handy tool. A compressor, no explanation needed

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    Quote Originally Posted by FIL 4822 View Post
    Mines equiped with Hi-fi & small flat screen tv (i kid you not). All essential if you spend as much time in there as i do sometimes !
    So much in Phils garage I'm surprised it doesnt have its own postal address

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    Ratchet spanners
    Wd40 (lots of)
    Blow torch
    an old wash up bowl

    Some old clothes as rags

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    A good hammer, a scaffold pole & wd40 .....for stuff that doesn't move but should!
    Araldite, Gaffer tape & a tube of Gripfil .....for stuff that does move but shouldn't!

    Oh..and cable ties - a vectra owners best friend!

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