8 Must-Have Tools for Big Time Scrappers

This is one of those things that you do not want to read – but have to because you know how valuable some of these tools are. Like Grandpa always said, “You need the right tool for the right job.” How true is that?

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Some Tools Are So Expensive!

Buying new tools is expensive, and sometimes you may think unnecessary – until you use that tool one time for the right job and you never go back to the old way of doing things. 

You may not buy these exact tools- and if you do not it’s no sweat off of our backs, but we would love to know what tools you do buy and use, so please email us or comment below. 

Having the right tools takes years to accrue – and once in a while you have to spend money to make money, but you will never regret buying the best tools out there. We have heard stories of companies replacing the old broken tools or fixing them because they want their reputation to last for a long time. 

Here are some of the bigger and better tools that we have used, been told about first hand, or would recommend to you.

Best Big Tools Suggestions for Scrapping

Husqvarna Husqvarna 967181002 K760 II 14-inch Gas Cut-Off Saw

Husqvarna Demo Saw – Sometimes you just need something more than a chainsaw or a Sawzall to start cutting up some metal- this is the tool that you need. This saw is gas-powered and you definitely need some muscles to keep it under control but once it starts cutting you are good to go. It will rip through machined aluminum, copper, thinner grades of stainless, or even some ACRs. Yes, this may be expensive but you never regret it when you buy the best and this is the best.



DeWalt Air Compressor – Many scrappers have told us about the different tools they use, but some have become more experts in taking things apart, and using air is one of the best things we have seen. Having a lot of attachments and accessories like this easy 25 piece air accessory kit will certainly help. Using air-driven tools often gives you more torque and can get some hard to pull off bolts and this is an excellent compressor for it.


DeWalt Radio – This is one of those tools that you don’t think that you need0 until you need it. These portable power stable could help you jump-start cars, charge your batteries on the go, and listen to music- all at the same time. While it may not be an everyday essential tool, it will quickly become one if you are often on the road scrapping or at job sites that have no to little power. It even has a small air compressor built in to help blow up deflated tires. It’s hard to go wrong on this DeWalt Radio. 

Briggs & Stratton Generator – This is one of those tools that you cannot live or work without. How many times have you been somewhere, whether a demo site, a construction site, out in the middle of a field- and you just needed to plug an extension cord in. This is one of the best generators that we have found, use, and recommend. The ability to power large appliances, as well as other devices at the same time makes this unit one of the best generators that we have seen- and that we have used.

p.s. Make sure to get the cover and the generator power cord if you plan on hooking it up to a panel. 


Hand Truck – Whether it is a barrel or a box, you always need wheels to move things. While mover’s dollys are great – they just do not do the trick sometimes.  This hand truck can lay down and become a rack, or stack up and move multiple moving boxes or you can use some of these straps to put a 55-gallon drum to it. Again- one of those tools that you don’t know that you need until you use it for the first time. 

Portable Winch – We have seen many guys talk about the winches that they use to pull up cars and many of the people on our Facebook Group will vouch that these are some of the most important tools that they own and use. Whether you are pulling up cars, tools, safes, or you name it – this is a must-have if you own a trailer or a truck. 


Impact Wrench – When a normal drill or a hand wrench is not enough- that’s when this comes in handy. There are bolts that are so tight sometimes that you cannot get them off and you need that extra help. Most people do not carry air compressors with them, so this cordless model will make a big difference. One thing you have to remember when you buy these impact wrenches, do not forget to buy the socket set to go with it.

Share with us what you think of these tools and what other tools are a must-have in the scrapper’s world. 

Happy Trails iScrappers!

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