Re: Valve Adjustment
I hear ya on the Metric/SAE tools. My mower deck blades are 18mm, but an SAE wrench is pretty close fit, but lacks that secure feeling of proper fit. I finally broke down and bought cheap sets of Metric sockets, open end, and box wrenches at Lowes. Never sure which fastener is being used on newer equipment so now I have both.
Being a back yard, garage mechanic, my days of hard wrenching are probably past so the cheaper Husky brands seem to be robust enough for my mower and tractor work. Anything I've managed to misplace or lose by one way lending, can be replaced piecemeal at a big box store or even HF if I'm desperate.
Still, nothing beats my 1960s Craftsman tools, or the set of SK Wayne tools still strong and barely worn after all these years.
X 500 48" Deck 48" blade
Stihl BR 600
Sears Suburban Super 12 1968
Craftsman 1990 something LG Tractor 46" deck
Original Kohler 8hp Giant Vac early 1960s