I've done the 'complete' brake job myself, and it just requires the basic ratchet, sockets, and open/box combo wrenches.A manual becomes, not invaluable, but very handy.Just remember to disassemble one unit at a time to use the still intact one as your put-back-together guide.Even if you invest in new tools from Sears, you'll save yourself some serious $$$$$.
psRotor warping 'might' be a myth. Just ask someone who's Steel products came from Brazil within the last couple of years.There, they use Steel that has been Radiated and is of FAR LESSquality that ANY U.S. Steel Product.That is why you stick with "quality" parts and not the kind you buy at the local mass marketer that have prices that are UNBELIEVABLY LOW!!Unless of course you want to do a temporary job that is only meant to last you about a year at the most.Good Luck. You're asking lots of questions and it's best to be as informed as possible BEFORE you tackle something; I KNOW that you'll do a Great Brake Job.Peace. :peace :Werd :Werd