Tools are an interesting issue. A basic tool, like a hammer, keeps life simple, but you know what happens: everything then ends up looking like a nail. A complex tool can do a lot but may have a steep learning curve: just knowing what each function of the tool can do takes time, then learning how to use each feature may take more time. But there is a definite pay-off.
It’s just common sense as a technician that when you are using the right, fit- for- purpose, quality, genuine tool, life gets easier, jobs are quicker, stress levels stay down, and customers are happier. If you are the service or workshop manager, your key issues are around timeliness, effectiveness, and operational costs. This is instinctive. But what do technicians in the field think ?
“My best tool is the workshop manual, even after 40 years ; but for me having the correct testing gear is really important. It means I can diagnose it . Then having the correct tools means I can actually fix it myself. Having the right tools is half the battle.” Neil Bird, Cummins engine specialist.
And if you’re the boss ? “ It’s almost impossible to do tasks correctly with confidence without the right tooling. Without the right gear, productivity goes out the window because you are scratching and trying to improvise. For example; lets imagine you don’t have the right gear for testing fuel systems? Some engines take a day to test with the right tools; without them, it’s impossible to do the job at the right cost. If I’m having my guys work on the Cam timing on an ISX engine, they just won’t be able to complete that at all without the correct tools. “ Carl Bickle, Torquepower Workshop Manager .
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