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Feb 9, 2015, 5:57 PM

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Hello everyone! Smile

I just got employed as a mechanic at Pepboys and this is my first time tool searching. As for all of my basic tools including hammers, impact guns metric/SAE sockets, screw drivers wrenches and so fourth, I bought some and the rest my uncle donated to me.

I'm the type of guy that doesn't like to ask for others tools and that doesn't like to buy cheap ones either, so I started my search at and I was searching for basic, useful and efficient tools. Down below I listed tools that I found under categories and before I make a final decision on spending my hard worked money, I wanted to hear a word of advice from experienced technicians and mechanics and their opinions.

I don't mind spending big if it means that I will have the proper tools that are worthy of an investment, but from all of these tools which ones should I get? The most expensive ones from each categories? Or the all in one tools? What is your guy's take on this? I apologize for posting many links! xP

(Price based from my status as a student)

Fuel Pressure tester kits

Transmission & Engine Oil Pressure Tester

Compression Tester

Cylinder Leakage Tester

(Multi-Function tools)

Vacuum & Fuel Pressure Testers

Vacuum / Air Pressure tool for main valve

Compression, Vacuum & Fuel Pump Tester

(This post was edited by Hammer Time on Feb 9, 2015, 6:44 PM)

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Feb 9, 2015, 6:45 PM

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Sorry, links are not allowed in this forum.


We offer help in answering questions, clarifying things or giving advice but we are not a substitute for an on-site inspection by a professional.

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Feb 10, 2015, 2:10 PM

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I have quite a few OTC tools in these categories, which many times are the same ones as on the truck at about half the price. I got most from Amazon

Willing to help, willing to learn... Rob

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