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Milwaukee Slim Profile Ratchets & Wrench Compatible Socket Kits 1/4" and 3/8" Drive

Milwaukee Slim Profile Ratchets & Wrench Compatible Socket Kits 1/4″ and 3/8″ Drive

Mechanic Tools Are Here About a year and a half ago we wrote that some of Milwaukee’s contractor kits with sockets and a ratchet were the beginnings of mechanic tool sets.  Read it here.  Well, it took a bit more time than we expected, but the same sockets are now available in 1/4″ and 3/8″ kits […]

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Amazon Extra Long Box End Ratchet Wrenches | Orion Motor Tech Vs Tekton

Amazon Extra Long Box End Ratchet Wrenches | Orion Motor Tech Vs Tekton

Off-Brand Tools A recent package of Orion Motor Tech 5 piece Combination Extra Long Box End Ratchet Wrench Set started us talking about how much one is willing to spend on tools you do not use much.  Personally, I grab on to a ratchet wrench more than Jeff, but extra long box end ratchet wrenches […]

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Milwaukee M12 FUEL Ratchet Review | Pneumatic Replacement

Milwaukee M12 FUEL Ratchet Review | Pneumatic Replacement

Pneumatic Ratchet Replacement Milwaukee has made M12 Ratchets since 2011, but with the introduction of the Milwaukee M12 FUEL Ratchets, they now offer the power and size to replace pneumatic ratchets.  There is no doubt, our favorite tool in the Milwaukee M12 line is the ratchets, they are now improved for more torque, longer runtime […]

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The Best Tie Down Straps Period | Quickloader

The Best Tie Down Straps Period | Quickloader

Best Tie Down Straps! From straps to chains, we have used them all.  We finally have found the perfect tie down strap that rolls itself up and keeps the strap nice and neat.  In the past with our larger straps, we would roll up the unused portion and duct tape that to the used portion […]

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GEARWRENCH New Extra-Long Flex-Head Ratcheting Wrenches

GearBox Long Beam GEARWRENCH introduced three new wrenches that offer long reach, flex-head design, and a high degree of leverage to automotive technicians and industrial mechanics. Available in three different sizes, the new wrenches feature powerful XL GearBox long beam design combined with the versatility of a flex-head ratcheting end. The flex-head end allows access to […]

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Milwaukee Tool Making Mechanics Tools? & New Hand Tools

Socket Sets Coming? Milwaukee Tool teased us with a small socket and ratchet set that could grow into a mechanics tool set with a lifetime warranty.  While we cannot confirm mechanics tools sets will be here anytime soon, we fully believe that full blown mechanics tools sets will be announced this summer.  The current sockets available […]

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Tool Buying Tip: Buy Impact Rated 3/4″ Sockets

Warranty GONE! The saying “Do as I say, not as I do” applies to this article.  A long time ago I was in need of a 3/4″ socket set to complete an axle repair on my 1991 Chevy truck.  Rather than spend the extra money on impact rated sockets, the money was saved, actually wasted, and […]

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Ratchet Wrench Guide: Types of Wrenches, Uses and Features

What Type of Ratchet Wrench? Ratchet wrenches are available in a variety of styles for a variety of applications. Like all the other tools in your tool box, they fit a specific need and in many ways solve problems.  Ratchet wrenches are used in similar ways to a socket and ratchet, but in many ways a […]

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Ingersoll Rand IQV12 Series R1120 1/4″ Ratchet Wrench Review

IR Build Quality If you are a guy who appreciates top shelf quality, Ingersoll Rand has a line of 12 volt tools designed for the mechanic or automotive enthusiast looking for the best.  Just like that 1969 Camaro RS SS that looks so good in the shop but performs on the strip, these 12 volt tools […]

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Kobalt Hand Tools From Lowe’s Under $30

Kobalt Gift Ideas Buying a gift for a gift exchange is one of the more frustration shopping trips we go on through out the year.  There is always a low limit on what can be spent.  Many people seem to have the knack to get great gifts, but for us, it is impossible.  If you […]

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New Tekton Ratcheting Wrench Sets

New Ratcheting Wrenches Tekton came out with a new line of ratcheting wrenches that have a machined gearing system for more precision.  With the teeth of the gear are cut, not press formed, there is g a crisp, precise profile that fully engages with the pawls and can’t skip or slip under stress.  They did not […]

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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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