Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Specialty Tools

Between the J-frame upgrade last week, and today's vanity top/sink/faucet replacement, all I can say is specialty tools are generally worth it.

Last week I stabbed the crap out of my thumb with a screwdriver because I didn't have a Rebound Slide Tool (in my defense, I hadn't found one for less than $20 before this one...)  Needless to say, next time I order anything from Midway USA, that's getting tossed in with the order.

Today Dad helped me out with yanking off the old vanity top and faucet in the bathroom, and strongly suggested a Basin Wrench was a worthwhile investment.  We found one at a local place for about the same price, and the frustration saved was well worth $8, even if I never replace a sink again.


Fred Simons said...

You will. Faucet innards eventually wear out and you will sooner or later find yourself disassembling a faucet to replace a gasket or cartridge.

NotClauswitz said...

Plumbing is fun!! I've done a bunch of it here already - Dad was raised by a Plumber step-father...

jon spencer said...

Look up a Rigid Model 2006 faucet and sink installer.
Well worth the twenty bucks.
Someone did a lot of thinking when designing this tool.