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    On-car Brake lathe. I can't wait for the brakes to wear out on my truck. I just did the brakes on the wife's Toyota Corolla.

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    My favorite tool every year is my breaker bar
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    My favorite non-automotive tool this year is my corded Milwaukee multi-cut tool (I call him Mr. Bizz Buzz). He is a real MVP when it comes to cutting all hard to reach things. A must have tool when performing ANY kind of house work.

    As for automotive oriented tools - I have to go with the Hi-Lift jack. Specifically the handle, it makes the best breaker bar! Second to that is an impact grade universal joint that made my life SO MUCH easier when changing ball joints and rear shackles on my project S10 pickup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mb523 View Post
    My favorite non-automotive tool this year is my corded Milwaukee multi-cut tool (I call him Mr. Bizz Buzz). He is a real MVP when it comes to cutting all hard to reach things. A must have tool when performing ANY kind of house work.

    As for automotive oriented tools - I have to go with the Hi-Lift jack. Specifically the handle, it makes the best breaker bar! Second to that is an impact grade universal joint that made my life SO MUCH easier when changing ball joints and rear shackles on my project S10 pickup.
    High lift handle, oh yeah, so many uses!
    "I hope you get hit by a goose, right in the sway bar!" -anon

    2015 Tacoma Access 4-banger (aka 'Scratchy') -> 255/85r16 ST Maxx, FJC wheels, 3" OME 887s/full dakar pack, CBI sliders and full skids, Pelfreybilt Hybrid bumper, ****tybilt 9.5 XRC winch, sway bar go by bye, ARB on-board air, many many zip-tie
    1989 Ford Bronco II (aka 'Babe the Blue Pig') -> 31x10.5r15 Cheap ATs, 1.5" lift (RC coils/shocks and WULF shackles), 2.9l hamster-power

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    For automotive, still one of my favorites, especially up here in the salt/rust belt -- my CT6850 with 400 ft./lbs. torque output and 620 ft./lbs. Bolt Breakaway Torque output. It may not be the most, but it gets the job done ;)

    Like Mitch, I will second my ball joint press as a savior. I use it way more than my pitman arm puller :)
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    Hammer.

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    Favorite tool is the Bridgeport. Welder is close 2nd.

    Most used tool this year has been the MFing sump pump. Not that I'm bitter or anything.
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    Milwaukee High Torque cordless impact gun. Close second (not really a tool) but anti seize I put that on almost everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LJ Rubicon View Post
    ... Close second (not really a tool) but anti seize I put that on almost everything.
    Traction, articulation, and gearing make a good off-road rig. Just a big lift, wide mud tires, and a winch simply do not.
    ~Shawn(the correct spelling ;)

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    I have to go with my favorite "tool" being my two-post lift.

    There's nothing quite like being able to work on your Jeep while standing comfortably like a gentleman of leisure, rather than laying on the floor like a peasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakinJeep View Post
    I have to go with my favorite "tool" being my two-post lift.

    There's nothing quite like being able to work on your Jeep while standing comfortably like a gentleman of leisure, rather than laying on the floor like a peasant.

    That would have been my favorite this morning guess I am just a peasant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreakinJeep View Post
    I have to go with my favorite "tool" being my two-post lift.
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