10 BEST CLASSIC CAR GARAGE TOOLS

A few articles ago some people asked me to give an overview of the tools that I have in my garage besides the articles I am writing about specific tools. These are not all the tools that I am using but the ones that I use the most.

To store all my tools, I have a Gedore tool trolley. 7 drawers, 2 of them are good for bigger tools like my sander or my compact drill and my Dremel.

Gedore Tool Trolley for garage workshop

Check this one out on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

As shown in one of my articles already, I have this awesome ratcheting wrench set:

Gedore ratcheting wrench set

Check them out on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

But I also have these combination spanners that came with a set of allen wrenches.

best combination spanner set - Gedore

These are my every day tools. More info on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

I already talked about the spark plug wrench that I use and don’t want to miss:

Gedore spark plug wrench - adjustable size

Check out on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

I don’t have that many power tools, but here they are:

Compact Drill Set by Festool

This compact drill set is perfect for my purposes. I take this to drill and screw. And it comes with a 2nd battery pack which comes in handy. More info on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

And I have this orbital sander. Bought this once when I prepared a car for paint to save some money. Well I did – so it was worth spending the money on the sander.

orbital sander by festool

More information on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

Well, and the Dremel. Honestly, this is my 3rd one already. The two before broke after a year each after heavy fiberglas cutting.

Dremel Set

As I said, my 3rd one. If you guys know a good alternative, please let me know. Meanwhile, check this one out on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

I bought several of the complete tool sets of Gedore that perfectly fit into the tool trolley. These ones I got:

Best socket wrench set - Gedore

Socket wrench accessories, check out on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE and I have these sockets:

Gedore socket set

These are really superb quality, have them for so long and use them almost every day. Check prices on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

I also bought these in the smaller 1/4″ version, super handy, I love them! They come with the most needed torx sockets as well!

Small 1/4

They are not available in the US but on Amazon.DE

Honestly, I do have some regular screwdrivers but I don’t use them that much. Whenever I can I use a small socket (above) to be able to put more pressure on the screw. But I do have this set with contains screwdrivers for slotted and phillips screws.

Best screwdriver set by Gedore

More information on Amazon.COM and Amazon.DE 

My set of pliers (besides my beloved wire stripper)

Gedore Set of Pliers

Find them on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

Last week I got this as a present and I am very happy about it. Best pliers wrench I’ve ever had in my hands.

best pliers wrench - knipex

Check out on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE 

And my automatic wire stripper of course 

Best Wire Stripper Gedore

Find it on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

Oh, almost forget one of the most needed tools if you work on vintage cars: A BIG HAMMER. I bought this set because it includes (besides the hammer) a nice range of chisels.

Gedore Hammer and chisels set

Check them out on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

Good thing is, you can also buy these tools as single ones, you don’t have to buy the whole set. And if you later decide to complete the set, you can still buy the other ones and the empty check tool modules, where the tools fit in perfectly. I like these modules, you see at first glance if there is something missing.

Just to give you an example: Empty Gedore 1500 CT2-1B Check Tool Module

I have two different torque wrenches, a big one that has a 1/2″ drive and a range from (40-200N)

gedore torque wrench big 1/2″ drive (40-200N)

More info on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

And a smaller one which has a 1/4″ drive and a range from 5-25Nm.

torque wrench 1/4

Check it out on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

And what I don’t want to miss is my LED Lenser. Awesome product. Check it out on Amazon.COM or Amazon.DE

LED Lenser
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