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Recommended Tools For Maintenance Of Your ST
« on: September 22, 2016, 02:38:16 AM »
Recommended Tools For Maintenance Of Your ST


The idea of this topic is to discus the tools people use and/or recommend for doing maintenance on their ST's
With this information hopefully everyone will be able to acquire all the tools they’ll need :grin


This is my list :thumbsup


* Toledo Ratchet Crimping Pliers - 220mm ($39.99 from Supercheap)
These work great on the Red, Blue & Yellow coloured wire connectors


http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/Toledo-Ratchet-Crimping-Pliers-220mm/387572?menuFrom=1021623


* SCA Automotive Cable Stripping Tool ($20.99 from Supercheap)
These are awesome for stripping wires when doing any electrical works/mods


http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/SCA-Automotive-Cable-Stripping-Tool/343115?menuFrom=1021518


* Supatool 5 Piece Metric Ratchet Ring Spanner Set ($26.94 from Bunnings)
With these, you only have to place it on the bolt/nut once then ratchet it on or off


https://www.bunnings.com.au/supatool-5-piece-metric-ratchet-ring-spanner-set_p6110043


* Work Zone Hex/Allen Key Wrench Set ($5.99 from Aldi when on sale)
These have long handles and are very strong making them great for undoing difficult bolts



If not available, I'd recommend:

* ToolPro Hex Key Set - 8 Piece, Metric ($22.49 from Supercheap)
Just as good as the ones from Aldi but these all have nice handles attached to each one


http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/ToolPro-Hex-Key-Set-8-Piece-Metric/215130


* Toledo Torque Wrench 3/8 Inch Square Drive - 301098 ($69.99 from Supercheap)
(This wrench can be set from 7-108 Nm of torque which covers most torque settings on the ST)


http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/Toledo-Torque-Wrench-3-8-Inch-Square-Drive-301098/SPO80149


* SCA Hex Bit Socket Set - 3/8" Drive, Metric, 7 Piece ($19.99 from Supercheap)
These allow you to torque up hex bolts with the 3/8" drive Torque Wrench


http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/SCA-Hex-Bit-Socket-Set-3-8-Drive-Metric-7-Piece/326049


* ToolPro Socket Rail Set - 3/8" Drive, Metric, 10 Piece ($24.99 from Supercheap)
A nice set of 3/8" drive sockets


http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/ToolPro-Socket-Rail-Set-3-8-Drive-Metric-10-Piece/221218


* ToolPro Plier Set - 4 Piece ($29.99 from Supercheap)
A nice set of pliers


http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/ToolPro-Plier-Set-4-Piece/341857


Gadget put me on to these 2 AWESOME screwdrivers :-++
The Dual Drive gives a ratchet action to the screwdrivers & also gives the ability for them to turn in one direction when turning the handle left and right (They can be set to either direction)


* ToolPro Dual Drive Screwdriver Set - Precision, 11 Piece ($2.00 from Supercheap) 
Awesome for use on small screws


http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/ToolPro-Dual-Drive-Screwdriver-Set-Precision-11-Piece/342012


* ToolPro Dual Drive Screwdriver Set - 29 Piece ($15.00 from Supercheap)
Awesome for use on medium to large screws


http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/Product/ToolPro-Dual-Drive-Screwdriver-Set-29-Piece/325788




Anyway that's my list, please discuss and/or post your own recommendations below :thumb
(When recommending a tool, please include a pic (or a link to a pic on the net) and list where you brought the tool so others can check it out and/or buy one too :thumbs)


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Re: Recommended Tools For Maintenance Of Your ST
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2016, 09:08:37 AM »
I would add this as well


https://www.bunnings.com.au/stanley-20-piece-screwdriver-set_p6061822



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Re: Recommended Tools For Maintenance Of Your ST
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2016, 10:38:24 AM »
Thanks for sharing WAG, that's a lot of screwdrivers for $29.98 (and the magnetised tips would make life easier) :thumbs

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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2016, 12:59:45 PM »
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Re: Recommended Tools For Maintenance Of Your ST
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2016, 05:23:20 PM »
And they're Stanleys, which are a reputable brand.  Most Bunnings stuff is OK, but not everything.
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Re: Recommended Tools For Maintenance Of Your ST
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2016, 06:08:20 PM »
A quality multimeter is an essential piece of kit.
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Re: Recommended Tools For Maintenance Of Your ST
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 07:45:06 PM »
A quality multimeter is an essential piece of kit.


Very good point :-++ (and something I should have added)


This is the multimeter I use:

* Work Zone Digital Multimeter (from Aldi when on sale)





Do you have any recommendations Bikebear?
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Re: Recommended Tools For Maintenance Of Your ST
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2016, 08:46:58 PM »
Mate my multimeter came from Dick Smith years ago and it's still going strong. We've bought a couple of meters from Jaycar for work and they are pretyy good however they are the pricier ones, but having looked at their mid ranged priced models they seem more than suitable to use for occasional testing. I personally wouldn't go the real cheapies but they have a couple of models in the $20 - $40 range that look ok.

If someone is feeling very extravagant they could buy a Fluke, very good meters but $$$$$$$$$..
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Re: Recommended Tools For Maintenance Of Your ST
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2016, 08:48:51 PM »
If it's not at least a CAT III rated multimeter, don't use it on 240 V mains. It's a safety issue.

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Re: Recommended Tools For Maintenance Of Your ST
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2016, 09:34:24 PM »
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If it's not at least a CAT III rated multimeter, don't use it on 240 V mains. It's a safety issue.

Unless you are trained on mains equipment,, dont go near it with any tools. Mains Power bites hard, the first time could very well be the last time. Thats definitely a safety issue...
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Re: Recommended Tools For Maintenance Of Your ST
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2016, 09:49:06 PM »
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If it's not at least a CAT III rated multimeter, don't use it on 240 V mains. It's a safety issue.

Unless you are trained on mains equipment,, dont go near it with any tools. Mains Power bites hard, the first time could very well be the last time. Thats definitely a safety issue...
That too.


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