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Old 02-23-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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My favorite painting tool is the window razor blade scraper. It's amazing how often I pull that tool out to remove paint from window glass, scrape chunks off walls, scrape paint when my scraper's not handy, cut the tops off caulking tubes.......a close 2nd is my spinner tool used after cleaning out brushes and rollers.

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gymschu, here are my favorites and essentials. I reach for the 5 in 1, knife, and driver all day long, and I feel naked without. The pot hook is an essential tool as well. Attach it your pot and string it through you belt loop and hook it to your buckle lets you safely work hands free. I've even used it to further secure a chandelier I had to drop once to do spackle work.
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My favorite painting tool is the window razor blade scraper. It's amazing how often I pull that tool out to remove paint from window glass, scrape chunks off walls, scrape paint when my scraper's not handy, cut the tops off caulking tubes.......a close 2nd is my spinner tool used after cleaning out brushes and rollers.



send me $50 and you can have this ''orriginal'' vintage antique one ..............probably from around the 40's-50's .....................my favorite tool is the 5 in 1 , i even carry that around when im not painting,its become an extension of my hand and i use it for all kinds of stuff



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Attach it your pot and string it through you belt loop and hook it to your buckle lets you safely work hands free..


ive done that before...........must be an EAST coast thing
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heres a pic of the first brush i ever bought.............someday im gonna donate this to a paintin museum or somethin or maybe ill auction it off then donate the money to myself lol ..............i collect old stuff so its natural that id still have my first brush


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I know a guy for who that would be his good cut brush.
Is that the brush you used in the door painting video lol?
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I know a guy for who that would be his good cut brush.
Is that the brush you used in the door painting video lol?

lol nahhhhh ........... its about 12 yrs old, i used to use it as a duster until the dog got to it
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no thought to this one my five in one .i carry it in front pocket .im lost with out it ; some times young guys need to borrow it and i stand their till their done . ill tell them you got to get a 5 in one man.
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ltd, doesn't it scare you to keep such a tool in such close proximity to Mr. Johnson. The pocket on the right leg is where i keep my five in one, knife, and screwdriver. Works beautifully. You don't wear painter's pants do you? I worked with a guy years ago who used to carry paint scrapers, triangles, in his back pockets. He punctured his lower back twice. He wasn't afraid to let everyone know what an idiot he was either, wore it like a badge of honor. Another inch lower and it could have punctured his brain.
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jsherdan yea i know i do think about mr. johnson but i dont like side pockets except the one deep one for cell phone . once i scratched a table carrying tools in side pockets.5 in one front pocket sand paper and rag back pocket. when im climbing no tools in pockets.
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5-1, no doubt. Usually, in the back pocket. It is an old one my uncle had. I have gotten used to it and do not like the new ones I have seen. They just seem to be big and wieldly or something.

I have tried a few times to keep it in the side pocket, but I am a little worried about losing it when I stoop or bend my leg like sitting in the truck.

Lucky I have torn furniture in my house or the seat covers in my vehicle. I do keep it between my wallet and myself, but I have had some torn back pockets.
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do not like the new ones I have seen. They just seem to be big and wieldly or something.

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tell me about it ...............big dumb lookin things lol i think theyre called 10 in 1's now
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I think I misplaced my old one once and bought one of the new ones, not sure. If I did buy a new one, when I came across my old one, the new was forgotten about. I won't look for it. If it shows, it shows up.

This old one is like a fine older Case knife with good tight rivets in it, and it takes abuse (hammering, chiseling to some extent, etc).
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1. Scraper
2. Glazing / Putty
3. Clean Rollers
4. Open Paint
5. Nail Puller
6. "V" out cracks
7. Cut Hornets in half
8. Cut the end of Caulk Tubes
9. Bottle Opener
10. Back Scratcher (If used carefully)
11. Door Stop
11. Hold loose windows open
12. Pound nail pops in
13. Screw Driver (Always lose the bits)

There isn't much it won't do.
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U.S. marshals get a little excited when they see them in your pocket and will remove them quickly. Traffic stop kind of late one night, I was told you could rip someone open with that "hawk bill" part! All I could say was, "well, yeah."

I say U.S. marshall because I talked to the chief the next day because of what I thought was a couple of irregularities in the stop. He told me he would check into it and get back with me. I've known himm ost of my life.

He did call me back in a day or two and told me it was not any of his folks, but the it might have been a U.S. marshal as they had an unmarked car around the neighborhood.

I guess they were looking for someone.

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