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  1. Thread: Does Klein make

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    I use the supply house ones. The best one I got...

    I use the supply house ones. The best one I got for free was from Tekmar. They never twist or bend. You get them when you buy one of their controllers.

    I own a 12 piece set of screwdrivers made...
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    I have a mastercool set. It worked well for...

    I have a mastercool set. It worked well for several years until I let a coworker borrow it.

    I would get the yellow jacket because it has the reverse bender option. The one from Northen Tools...
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    Hey Joe, I had the same problem last week. I...

    Hey Joe, I had the same problem last week. I ended up cutting all the wires off. Stripped them and soldered them back on. I had get my dad to help me hold the wires while soldering. I would reccomend...
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    Caleb E, I also have the same problem. What I did...

    Caleb E, I also have the same problem. What I did was hook the MB clip to the d-ring on flap side. I also used a caribiner on the top of MB bag and hook to the Tech LC handle for a secondary safety....
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    Thanks Brent for another fantastic review. They...

    Thanks Brent for another fantastic review. They are very detailed and in depth. I'm curious off all the digital gauges which one you like the best?
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    Thanks for the review Brent. Seems like the SMAN...

    Thanks for the review Brent. Seems like the SMAN 4 has some nice upgrades. I will stick to my AK 900 until something better comes out.
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    I have those gauges in my truck still. Of all the...

    I have those gauges in my truck still. Of all the analog gauges I've used, I like them the best. I would suggest getting boot gauges. They make another series 41 manifold with brass gauges but they...
  8. Thread: Backpack

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    I have a veto tech lc and its probably around...

    I have a veto tech lc and its probably around 30lbs. I use a hand cart from Costco. It's cheap and works great. Best thing about it is its foldable. Space is a premium for me cause I work out of a...
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    I have had my X3 set for about 3 years. I have...

    I have had my X3 set for about 3 years. I have had no issues with warranty claims. The big thing is you need to register everything right away. Including when you get replacement tools. I have...
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    Veto LC or Tech LC

    I am looking at getting a veto but not sure which one. I would love to hear your thoughts.
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    The only bad experience is when you realize you...

    The only bad experience is when you realize you wasted your money buying another brand and now u have a giant paper weight sitting in your truck.
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    Ridgid Pipe Wrenches

    I wondering where's the cheapest place online to get them. I am after 14" and 24" aluminum. Also a 14" spud.

    Thanks in advance
  13. Thread: fluke 116

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    I also have the fluke 116/322 hvac combo. It's...

    I also have the fluke 116/322 hvac combo. It's good for everything I do. The only problem I have had with the 116 when I leave out too long in the rain and it stops working. It's not waterproof. I...
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    I have always used a micron gauge and tried to...

    I have always used a micron gauge and tried to get as low as possible. I usually get below 500microns. I was told if it holds under 1000microns after 10mins you have no leaks but have a bit of...
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    I used a YJ for awhile until the seal blew and it...

    I used a YJ for awhile until the seal blew and it kept getting harder to get the schraeders to hold. Then I tried the Appion one and its superior to the YJ. Its beefier and the only one that's vacuum...
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    I've had both the tom tom and garmin. Garmin is...

    I've had both the tom tom and garmin. Garmin is more accurate and faster than the tom tom. The only thing I like about the tom tom is that its easier to use and its easier to avoid streets that you...
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    thanks for your replies. i have never heard of...

    thanks for your replies. i have never heard of the bluvac but i will check it out.
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    need help on evacuation equiptment

    I search and read most of the threads about micron gauges here. The two that seem to be recommended the most are the Thermal 14571 and the YJ 69075. My local supplier has both that are warranty...
  19. Thread: service wrench

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    You can try getting a 1/4" ratchet and use a hex...

    You can try getting a 1/4" ratchet and use a hex key adapter socket. I have a craftsman one. Its better to get individual sockets that have the hex key built into them.
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    thanks again guys for your input! It worked, took...

    thanks again guys for your input! It worked, took alot longer than usual. Then again my meter has never been this soaked, I think I poured out 2 tablespoons of water.
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    Fluke Error Message

    my fluke 116 got soaked. i took it apart and dried it out. after i put it back together and started it up. i now get the message "F11 Err" I googled the error message and it says its an internal...
  22. Thread: Multi

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    i have owned both. I prefer the Lenox over the...

    i have owned both. I prefer the Lenox over the Klein because the bits seem stronger. Especially the no. 2 phillips and slotted. The new Klein 11-1 has the cool schraeder remover and schraeder thread...
  23. Thread: Nut Drivers

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    Kent that is very true I wish they had magnetic...

    Kent that is very true I wish they had magnetic nut driver that had a bigger hole for through bolts. But I think the magnet needs to be that size to hold bolts and screws with all the metal shavings...
  24. Thread: Lenox Tools

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    thanks for the feed back guys. I was thinking of...

    thanks for the feed back guys. I was thinking of getting 1/8" to 1 1/8" or 1/8" to 1 3/4"
    not sure which one would suit me better. What size does yours go up to?
  25. Thread: new combo kit

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    I own a Ridgid R963 kit. Its okay but good enough...

    I own a Ridgid R963 kit. Its okay but good enough for what I do. I use to be an installer in residential but am now commercial service tech. I find the batteries don't nearly last as long as the and...
  26. Thread: Lenox Tools

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    Lenox Tools

    I never used there tools before. If there tools are as kick ass as there sawzall blades then I am in good hands. My local supplier has a good deal on Lenox tube cutters. My mastercrap ones walk all...
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    I have had my weras for 8 months now and they are...

    I have had my weras for 8 months now and they are awesome. The thing I like most about the insulated tools is there is no chance of the shaft rusting.
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    I had no choice, I could not get pvc on a...

    I had no choice, I could not get pvc on a horizontal furnace and trap it. The previous installer did not raise the furnace enough. The only thing I could get to work was copper into a low level...
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    Great review MechAcc:cheers: Just wondering...

    Great review MechAcc:cheers:

    Just wondering where you got this product from? Did you get it directly from HT Products? Also I see they have LS-4 which you used in your demo. Is the LS-R the same...
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    I used it on a drain line for a high efficient...

    I used it on a drain line for a high efficient furnace. It seem to work good but I wouldn't trust it on anything that holds pressure. If the stuff really worked I am sure manufacturers would be using...
  31. Thread: D-TEK repair

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    I recently got my d-tek repaired and it sucked. I...

    I recently got my d-tek repaired and it sucked. I think the board and got repaired. Now the detector is over sensitive and easily gets set off by a bit of wind. The detector is a POS and I have never...
  32. Thread: Testo 510

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    the 510 is a great tool. I didn't realize it only...

    the 510 is a great tool. I didn't realize it only does up 40" WC. I hope thats good enough for what you are working on.
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    thats the only tool that master cool makes that...

    thats the only tool that master cool makes that looks real good. I have not seen another manufacturer make a tool like this.
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    stay clear from master crap anything. Although I...

    stay clear from master crap anything. Although I don't have there digital gauges, I own some of there hand tools and they are horrible. I will never buy master cool anything.
  35. Thread: YJ Flaring Tool

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    thanks for your responses. So does the Ridgid...

    thanks for your responses. So does the Ridgid 485R have a pipe stopper that only allows your pipe to be shoved in at a certain height? I assume this is not a R-410a flaring block so do you still need...
  36. Thread: YJ Flaring Tool

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    YJ Flaring Tool

    I am in the market for a new flaring block. My old POS master cool one sucks because it mars the copper. IMO master cool is the worst HVAC brand, had I known in the past I would of bought a better...
  37. Thread: New Klein Meter

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    looks almost like a fluke. I guess they are on...

    looks almost like a fluke. I guess they are on the same band wagon as milwaukee and venturing out into the electrical tester field. I hope they are as good as there screwdrivers. Hopefully the...
  38. Thread: Allen Keys

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    Have had good luck with Bondhus allen keys. Get...

    Have had good luck with Bondhus allen keys. Get the ones that have the ball ends because they can be used at a angle and they seem to last longer. I also use my craftsman hex bits on a ratchet if its...
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    Don't buy them. They are the worst things I have...

    Don't buy them. They are the worst things I have ever bought. I bought the 2 pack set that comes with a straight and 90 fittings. First job I went to the 90 connector cracked at the joint and pissed...
  40. Thread: 605-H2

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    hold the power button until it turns off and then...

    hold the power button until it turns off and then on again. the C will appear, hit the button for F. Don't touch it and let it reset itself.
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    I also have a imperial 644-C 4 Valve. I put YJ...

    I also have a imperial 644-C 4 Valve. I put YJ 19208 1/4" SealRight 45° x 1/4" Male flare on the low and high hoses. I only bought it because it was decently priced and it included hoses. I have not...
  42. Thread: flashlights

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    I am currently using the Terralux LightStar220 -...

    I am currently using the Terralux LightStar220 - 3 Watt LED Aluminum Flashlight. I love the dual mode switch because when you right close to a panel sticker looking for info, the half light...
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    I just got this set of wera screwdrivers and they...

    I just got this set of wera screwdrivers and they probably one of the best things I have ever bought. Trust me, invest in good tools now. Or you will end up spending more money and be more frustrated...
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    I had the same problem too, except this happened...

    I had the same problem too, except this happened right out of the box. Jim Bergman, the testo rep, said it was a bad sensor. I got a warranty replacement from my supplier. I am sure Jim will instruct...
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    you hit the hammer on the head JF254. I like to...

    you hit the hammer on the head JF254. I like to go with the tried and tested stuff. I worked with a couple of 60 year olds that have 35 year old ridgid wrenches and cutters...that kinda speaks for...
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    aluminum is great because they are lighter....

    aluminum is great because they are lighter. Especially if you are wrenching above your head. I find the aluminum gets damaged alot easier when you use a an extension or as a hammer. That is when I...
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    the weras that I just got are awesome. I didnt...

    the weras that I just got are awesome. I didnt know bahco was snap on, ive only ever seen them make allen keys. I have the same problem with Felo, no robertsons. But the Felo feels so nice in your...
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    I noticed my klein 6" nut driver shaft is...

    I noticed my klein 6" nut driver shaft is slightly bent.

    I recently bought wera screwdrivers and I absolutely love them. The felo screwdrivers look and feel really nice, but they don't make...
  49. Get the Testo 510 and the accessory kit from Tru...

    Get the Testo 510 and the accessory kit from Tru Tech. It looks cheaply made and is quite small. But I have had it in my tool bag for 5months and it is holding up quite well. It is multi functioning...
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    Qwerty you are going to be happy with your...

    Qwerty you are going to be happy with your purchase. I bought the 510 and the accessory kit, as well as the Testo 605 H2. I have been really pleased with their product. My 605 H2 didn't work and they...
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