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These are great little cutters. I’ve owned a countless number of them but I always seem to lose them. I used one years ago to hold back the pipe insulation while I soldered on a new Slone valve male adapter at a local restaurant and left it on the pipe. They retiled the wall and every time I go there to eat and use the bathroom I know the cutter is just inside the wall in front of my face.

I was working in a restaurant long time ago above the ceiling and my mini cutter fell into the wall, since it was a reno I cut a square at the bottom to retrieve it!
 

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I’m a Milwaukee guy thru and thru but I bought a little rechargeable Kline led light model number 56403 (I’m not foot with technology or I’d send a picture) cheaper and better than the two small Milwaukee lights I have had. I liked it so much I bought the guy I apprenticed under one and he loves it as well. An electrician buddy of mine is buying solar street lights that are led and is using them on jobs for a quarter of the price of the brand specific lights out there.
I decided to buy one and try it out. I like that it’ll recharge my phone.

It’ll probably get clipped on my bug out bag.
 

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If y'all want a good flashlight just get you a desalt or Milwaukee cordless battery flashlight,you already gots lots of battery's and they last a long time and real Brite,that's all we use now
Rocky was talking about bucket vacuums.

But yes, I use the lights you’re talking about plus about 3-4 other lights.

I like flashlights, I have a pile of them.
 

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I ordered me another 6’ general closet auger with the drop head.

They’re the beast of the best. I’ve used them all I think and I like the one above the best.

I believe the general clears the toilet with less effort on the operators part.
Same model I've used for years.

Don't tell me you have the vinyl bag though!
 

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Do you know where I can find some Bibb screw taps that are in screwdriver form that the taps fit into the hollow handle for storage ?

craftsman use to make them. I can’t find one like it anywhere.

I have the handle type tap holders but would like something smaller like I use to have along with tap storage onboard.

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They made one a little different than this one That I’ve had before and lost….a few times 😐
 

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@skoronesa

Do you know where I can find some Bibb screw taps that are in screwdriver form that the taps fit into the hollow handle for storage ?

craftsman use to make them. I can’t find one like it anywhere.

I have the handle type tap holders but would like something smaller like I use to have along with tap storage onboard.
I also have a screwdriver style handle that holds those size taps in the shaft, it uses a set screw, but the handle is solid. I also have the Klein handle with a reversible bit that has 3 stepped sizes on each end, of course that's no good for a blind hole. The Klein version has replaceable bits(Set screw), you could replace the stepped taps with standard ones, hollow out the handle, and use a pipe plug or cap. Unfortunately they changed it so the tap bit is no longer held in with a set screw, you'd have to find an old model to modify.


I can't say I've ever seen the craftsman version you speak of. You could take the shaft from a solid handle type and attach it to a handle with storage. There's no shortage of screwdrivers with storage handles, just need to find one that takes 2" bits so the taps don't rattle on each other.

I will keep my out open for what you speak of.
 
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Here's the really old Klein version.


I have several of this old one but also have a newer one that has the nice handle but two sets of multistep taps. I can't seem to find the one I have online.
 

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I’m going to look for the taps I need with 1/4” driver shanks. Then I could use the taps in any bit holder.
That would be ideal. I tend to forget they started putting 1/4" hex shanks on everything now. Then you'd just need a screwdriver handle with storage.
 
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A cool little trick I’ve used before to repair a faucet seat temporarily or not so temporarily
…….until the can get the correct seat installed.

File the broke area out and get to good brass at the margins. Similar to what a dentist does to a decayed tooth.

Then heat it up with your torch and fill the area with solder letting it be bigger than it needs to be.

Then take various files or a dremel and filing away the excess.

Got the idea from how a dentist does a tooth.

For small imperfections you can just sand or file the seat smooth but above is for really those emergency situations or temp repair.
 

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A cool little trick I’ve used before to repair a faucet seat temporarily or not so temporarily
…….until the can get the correct seat installed.

File the broke area out and get to good brass at the margins. Similar to what a dentist does to a decayed tooth.

Then heat it up with your torch and fill the area with solder letting it be bigger than it needs to be.

Then take various files or a dremel and filing away the excess.

Got the idea from how a dentist does a tooth.

For small imperfections you can just sand or file the seat smooth but above is for really those emergency situations or temp repair.
Yes, that's an old trick that works pretty well. Often you'll find the solder lasts longer than the rest of the seat if the water is corrosive.

If you need to remove a good amount of solder you can just use a reseating tool meant for nonremovable seats. I've occasionally used a seat tool on removable seats I didn't have a replacement for.
 

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Yes, that’s like the one I bought but only the two ends would do what I neeed and I think they where the wrong size. So it was a bust for my intended purpose.
Just break off the wrong size so the size you want is first.

You can replace those stepped taps with standard taps.
 
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