Many owners choose to do the maintenance on their beloved car themselves, and that means gathering tools. Even a basic set of tools can go a long way in a capable set of hands, but specialized tools can make things that much easier for a talented.
Tools don’t have to be fancy to be a favorite. Items like a Snap-on 100 tooth ratchet might seem excessive, but when they appear on the scene of a repair they can make the tough jobs just that little bit easier. On the other hand, there are items such as a MIG welder that the common hobbyist might never need, but a DIYer that is comfortable taking on bigger projects it can be indispensable for tasks far beyond only fabrication work.
Two great tools to have in one photo- a beefy vice and an oxy-acetylene torch
Those are just a couple small examples based on our experience. We want to hear from you on what you keep near at hand when starting projects of your own. Leave us a comment below.