Tools you bought two or more of because it was so good.

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As the title says, have you ever bought a tool that was so good or so useful you bought more of them? I have only done this a few times, I am not talking about screwdriver, pliers and stuff it is normal to keep multiples of but tools you would only have one of.

I will start with this, this cheap $10 tool is so good I will keep one for plastic to plastic usually interior and the other for metal to plastic clips and panels. It is Chinese but strong and really well finished, it removes hard to release clips on dash vents and plastic rocker moldings with ease and does not leave a mark even on mid 2000's sticky dash Japanese cars. I had to have another.
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1) When the Stanley "Wunder Bar" (flat steel pry bar, nail puller, lifting aid etc.) came out I bought one for my Dad.
He sent me out the next day for 4 of them.

2) When an FRP digital caliper went on sale at HF I bought 3 (all family) as it was a PERFECT tool...affordable, correct throat, always in need.

3) In the '70's a smaller version of the Wunder Bar came out, the Pry Baby. Bought 4 of those....bought more since.
 

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Astro pneumatics 1/4" long handled nano ratchet. Liked it so much I bought the 3/8" version days later.

Wera Tool-Check kit. Thought it was so awesome I bought my brother one for his birthday.

Neiko socket sets off Amazon. I've get several sets now.
 
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Going back a long, long way, when points were normal and electronic ign was something you looked at, didn't know how it worked, so ignored it. We set points with the same feeler gauges we used for tappets, and everything else. Then I found ign points feeler gauges, nice and small and oh so good for setting points. I lost my first set (or someone else liked them too), and so next time got 2 sets. Mine are Matco.


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