Every so often I will mention in tech how one tool made for one specific job can be used for other things as well, even though they were never meant to be.
My friend who owns the shop with a lift I sometimes borrow, well I just go over when he isn't using it and use it there obviously. Well he called today to ask to borrow my fuel pressure tester of course I said sure but don't you have one, he said I did, until I loaned it to someone who never brought it back, You, meaning me have got to be the only one who always returns tools when I lone them out. anyway having tested my fuel pump pressure before without the dedicated tester I mentioned, because I know most of what he has for tools and vice versa,
don't you have an old air conditioning recharger kit? he does, I know he does I have used it over at his place. he said Well ya you know I do. then I told him the connector on that is the same as the one on the fuel pump tester and connects right up to the shrader valve or whatever its called. he said no way. while I was on the phone with him he found it and checked, low and behold he doesn't need to borrow my tester today.
Anyone else have any specialty tools they have bought for just one purpose that they have found other uses for post them up, I won't mind?
hell maybe someone else could use our vast knowledge base of other uses for tools.
I have others but have to go pull the console on a Hyundai to release the dam Ebrakes,
WTF why can't things ever be easy anymore.
Technology is great when it works,
and one big pain in the ass when it doesn't
Detroit iron rules all the rest are just toys.