Bead Form Tool Review
Tire O-Ring / Bead Sealer Review
Mastercool Flaring Tool Review
Aircraft Nutsert Tool Review
Safety Wire Drill Guild Review

Useful Automotive Tools


Here is an growing collection of tools that I would sometimes call save your A$$ tools. These are some of the tools that I have used on some of my car projects. As I find more of these tools I'll be adding them to the list. This is like a tool review but only tools that are good are here. So you may think of these as all 5-Star rated. Here are some reviews on tools, some tools you can make as well.

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Bead Form


Making pipes for your cooling system? The Bead Form will make your pipes professional and safe.

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Safety Wire Drill Guide


Trying to drill out your own bolts for safety wire? Then get this tool. Makes the job easy!

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Mastercool Flaring Tool


Tired of the crappy flaring tools you have. Step it up to the Master Cool Hydraulic flaring system. Single flare, Double Flare, etc. This does all sorts of odd flare styles besided the usual brake line double flare. All the dies are solidly built and this makes the job easy!

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Aircraft Nutsert Kit


This is a definite SAVE YOUR A$$ tool. If you understand how a pop-rivet works you are half way to understanding the genius of the Nutsert. This allows a blind hole to become have a threadable insert.

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Tire O-Ring / Bead Sealer


Ever try to mount some large floppy tires? Don't want to use Quickstart to seal the tire bead, then look no further then these simple and inexpensive tire bead sealers.

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Blair Rotabroach Tool Review

Blair Rotabroach Kit


Tired of cutting inaccurate holes with a hole saw or other crude device... Check out the Blair Rotabroach. This well made and accurate cutting tool is another to add to your tool box.

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Bigsert Fastener Review

Time-Sert and Big-Sert Kits


Another SAVE YOUR A$$ tool. Like the Nutsert above this kit can repair threads in castings and thick metal parts that must have high strength.

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Oil Filter Cutter Review

Oil Filter Cutter



Want to inspect your oil filter, use this simple cutter and get it open.

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Blair Holecutter Kit Review

Blair Holecutter Kit


This is similar to the Rotabroach Kit, but for larger sized holes. The Blair Equipment fabricator kit has a good selection of larger cutters.

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Useful Brake Tools

Useful Brake Tools



Here is my collection of Brake Tools. Most are for Disc Brakes, but I also have a few that are on the "To Get" list that I think are worth mention.

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Spark Plug Wire Crimpers

Spark Plug Wire Crimpers



Here are some useable Spark Plug Wire Criperer Tools. Some are dirt cheap and some are a bit more expensive.

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Valve Lash Wrenches


I have picked up a great tool for adjusting SHAFT ROCKERS. This trick tool has a built in torque wrench and supports any size of lock nut and hex.

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Valve Lash Adjusting Wrenches

Shop Wall Tools


You shop needs some love too, here is a starting collection of useful tools and accessories that I'm bolting to the wall of the shop (Garage)

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Handy Shop Tools
Hydraulic Hole Punch Kit

Hydraulic Hole Punch Kit


Tired of drilling larger holes, try this low cost 'Import' hydraulic hole punch kit. These are sometimes knows as a Knock Out Kit since they are typically used for electrical work.

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CSR Feeler Gauge Holders Review

Feeler Gauge Holders


These handy tools will make short order adjusting your valves. One holder for intake and one for exhaust. Just slip in your feeler gauge and tighten it up.

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Rosewood Injector Cup Tools Review

Rosewood Injector Cup Tools


Need to remove your cracked injector cups in your Ford Powerstroke 7.3L Diesel. Here is one set of tools that are reviewed.

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Riffraff Injector Cup Tools Review

Riffraff Diesel Injector Cup Tools


Need to remove your cracked injector cups in your Ford Powerstroke 7.3L Diesel. Here is one set of tools that are reviewed. Here is a different style of tool for review

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Don't Walk Traffic Signal

Don't Walk Traffic Signal - Garage Eye Candy


While it has no practical use, it's cool to look at. Add a vintage'ish Don't Walk sign to your wall.

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DIY Spanner Wrench

DIY Spanner Wrench


Here is a simple DIY tool project to make a spanner wrench for working on the Ford 9" as well as others. This is simple and cheep!

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Wire Rope Tools Review

Wire Rope Cutters


I have a couple of wire rope cutters and do a quick review of some nice ones. Take a look at the Knipex and the HK Porter tools that I have.

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DIY Shop Rags

DIY Shop Rags


Getting tired of the cheap thin shop rags? Me too, so I set out to make some quality version of them for cheap. Oh, they are Orange did I mention that...

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Snap On MT2500 Rebuild

Snap On MT2500 Rebuild


I picked up a MT2500 Diagnostic Scanner from eBay and proceed to take it apart and clean it up.

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Topline Wheel Circle Gauge

Topline Wheel Circle Tool



The Topline C402 makes it easy to measure the bolt patter on rims and from studs. Here is a quick review on the tool as well as links to the FREE GTSparkplugs version you can make yourself!

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Spark Plug Magnifiers

Spark Plug Magnifier Review


Here are some tools I have tested to help with reading a spark plug. Some are cheap, some expensive, here is a quick looks a few and my recommendations.

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Chain Breaker Tool Review

Chain Breaker Tool Review


My electric gate chain got rusty and kinked, time to replace it and with that we needed a new Chain Breaker. Here is a review of the one I used.

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DIY Bushing Remover Tool

DIY Bushing Tool


Simple project to make a bushing remover and installer tool for my Sunbeam Tiger project. Will work on other cars as well with only minor changes.

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Bearing Packer Tool Review

Bearing Packer Tool Review


Here is a quick review of 3 types of wheel bearing packers. Priced from cheep to expensive.

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Hydraulic Wire Crimping Tool Review

Hydraulic Wire Crimping Tool Review


Do you need a heavy duty hydraulic crimping tool? Check this simple cheep tool out. It make short time of crimping larger cables.

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