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Tekton 1354 – 35 Piece Star or Torx Bit Socket and E Socket Set Review

Torx Vs Star If you do much work on vehicles, chances are you have run into a few torx head (or star head, they are the same) bolts.  If you work on Jeeps, you probably have learned to hate these style of bolts and have sworn and cussed as you struggled to remove them when […]

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How to Choose the Best Screwdriver – Klein – Snap-on – Dewalt – Craftsman

What Makes the Best Great screwdrivers are a machined piece of art.  Art that fits your hand perfectly because these are a manual tool that needs to be comfortable.  The tool needs to be strong and the head needs to grip the fastener.  It sounds simple, but many on the market just don’t add up […]

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GearWrench 120XP Ratchet Set & 1/2″ Drive Socket Set

Find a Tooth Working new ratchets with precision gearing is a dream compared to the old days where a 72 tooth ratchet was premium.  Tight places become easier to work in.  The smaller arc needed to catch a new tooth allows for faster fastener removal and increased productivity.  But the real story here is the comfort […]

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TEKTON 1963 & 1961 Jumbo Combination Wrench Set Review

Affordable Quality When many people think of relaxing and enjoying a beautiful day, they think of sitting by a pool with their favorite drink.  Not us!  We would rather be wrenching on a car or motorized vehicle.  Our alarm clock would be a blown big block starting up at 6:00 am, if it would not […]

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Klein Tools Folding Auto Loading Utility Knife 44130

Super Sturdy! Utility knives are everywhere in the big box stores and many of them are always on sale, sitting right next to the checkout line.  The temptation to buy these knives when standing in line is sometimes too hard to resist.  Plus, it is a knife, we need them, right!  If you are like me, […]

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Milwaukee Tool PVC/Oil Filter Pliers

Milwaukee Addiction Milwaukee hand tools at Home Depot has caused some spending issues and furthered my Milwaukee Tool addiction.  The walk through the hand tool isle can be a costly adventure.  The PVC pliers (Model 48-22-6321) did not stand out to me as a tool that was needed until the package read oil filter pliers also.  We have a […]

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Klein Tools – 3 New High-Visibility Tools

Tools for Working in the Dark There is no doubt that Klein Tool’s Hi-Viz product line is made for electricians.  Having an electrician for a neighbor for over 10 years allowed me to see how much they get used to working in low light or no light.  Their job takes then to places most of us never want […]

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Gear Up with Craftsman Extreme Grip

Be Prepared for Everything Many of us have Holidays filled with family and a few surprises.  Many are filled with surprises of gifts that were purchased not only for you, but also for other family members.  These gifts are normally impulse buys that have to be assembled without notice.  There is no telling what type of […]

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Newborn Brothers Caulk Guns Review

What Caulk Gun to Buy? I’ll be honest, caulking is by far the most intimidating job for me because in a second everything can go wrong and ruin a nice job.  Laying a nice bead down is a skill and some have it and others do not.  I fall in the do not have it […]

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Lisle Magnetic Socket Holders

Toolbox Organization Toolbox organization is important when completing a project in a timely manner.  It reduces frustration of knowing you have the tool needed, but not having a clue where it is.  Toolbox organization also helps you keep more items in your toolbox.  John recently got a new toolbox and some new sockets.  It was […]

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Milwaukee Shockwave Impact Sockets

Impact Duty Sockets Milwaukee Shockwave Impact Duty Sockets have been on my short list of sockets that I have wanted to add to my big red Milwaukee tool box.  These sockets are chromoly steel custom heat treated and engineered for extreme use and durability. In most Shockwave Impact Socket kits, there is a hex adapter to provide fastening capabilities with all […]

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Dewalt Push Lock Pliers

Hand Tool Addiction Every trip to the store these days involves a trip through the hand tool isle for a new tool or product.  This trip I found the Dewalt 8”, 10” and 12” Push Lock Pliers with a new grip in straight jaw.  I only have the 10″, but I thought it was worth a […]

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