Tag Archives: Tools

Check the Threads

Whenever you’re removing a bolt that isn’t rusty, but it is hard to turn, it’s a good idea to check the threads on the bolt and the hole. If the threads got damaged in some way, when you try to … Continue reading

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Tool Review: Streamlight Stylus Pro USB

Out of all the tools I’ve reviewed, this might be the one I’ve used the most.

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Tool Review: Tekton T10-T40 long Torx driver set

It’s been a while since I did a tool review, so I figured I should do one that I’ve been using for a while to see how it’s held up. Here’s what I think of this long Torx driver set … Continue reading

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Taps & Dies vs. Thread Chasers: What’s the Difference?

When threads get damaged on bolts or in bolt holes, there are two options: taps & dies, or thread chasers. What are they, and what’s the difference between the two? Why do I have sets of each?

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Modifying Tools

During a slow day at work I was doing some sweeping around the shop, and on different sides of the shop I found two cut off open end wrenches. Apparently two different techs really needed slightly shorter wrenches for whatever … Continue reading

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Toyota Oil Filter Wrench

I worked on Toyotas for almost two years, but now I work on Hondas. Despite this, I still use my Toyota oil filter wrench almost daily.

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Get A Grip On Your Exhaust

Just when you think you’ve seen all the cheap exhaust fixes, you find another.

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