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>>25751014
whats that for? Dunno about cheap but a good set of needle nose pliers and dyke cuts
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>>25751021
>dyke cuts
This could be the name of a lesbian barbershop
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120 bucks during an online home depot sale, and came with 3 batteries. It's life changing.
Despite being 3/8 there is very few fasteners I havent been able to break loose.
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>>25751032
I'm in the market for buying one of these bad boys
Are DeWalts any good? Milwaukees are too expensive for me...Or maybe Makita?
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>>25751046
Totally anecdotal but makita is good. In my experience using these tools for work every day (quarry/construction) milawukee by far has the best battery life and endurance. I wouldn't touch Dewalt with a 10 foot pole. Just pick a brand and stick with it
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>>25751032
Just bought a 1/2 inch and fuck it was worth every penny
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>>25751046
>RIDGID
Don't sleep on them....Their 1/2 impacts are just as good as any you'll find. I've got the octane and the fuckall huge 1200ftlb torque model for suspension and junkyard applications. The 1/2" octane will take care of 99% of what you do and can be purchased around $150 on sale with a battery.
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>>25751046
DeWalt just came out with a new set of impact guns and they're supposed to be pretty great. I've been meaning to get one myself since I'm on their system.
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>>25751049
Yeah, dad's had a Makita saw like in pic related for like 11 years now, it probably has 300 hours of use, and abuse from retards that borrowed it from dad, and the motor and bearings are still perfect, I guess I'll just go with Makita

>>25751077
Does not sell in my shithole
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>>25751160
We have makita drills at work, like 4 or 5
All of them have broken chucks. They always brake in like a week or two. Now were making the switch to milwaukee
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>>25751160
>$50 on FB market
I wouldn't have thought to post it, but you're correct.
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I got mine for $20 CDN on sale. It's always best to be the guy with the biggest pry bar in the shop whom everyone else borrows from. When I need extra hands they help or lose their access to my break-fast bar.
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>>25750996
I use my MAP gas torch to finish my steaks sometimes, just on the side with the fat. It is really good at rendering the fat.
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>>25751046
ahem FUCK DEWALT
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waiting for bepis to report in
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>>25750996
>mapp/pro
Three times the price, 10% more heat!
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>>25751004
I had to buy three different versions to get complete coverage of my vehicles due to China, but that was <$20 total and so so useful.
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>>25751160
>Makita saw like in pic related for like 11 years now
Makita was great 11 years ago. But now?
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>>25751258
I don't know, but I'll find out
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Ball joint separator fork
Makes life so much easier.
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>>25751212
watch your back, kid
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>>25751046
M12 fuel stubby is $100 with a battery at HD right now
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>>25751160
You in Europe? AEG is the same thing as Rigid.
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>>25753330
M12 impacts are pretty pointless for automotive use. Spend the extra $50 on the M18 system.
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>>25751014
Yeah
I made one before I knew that my local parts store sold them
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yah know it may not be cheap... costs around $150 for 2 batteries, charger, and the 3/8 impact wrench but goooooddddddd dayummm it's the most useful automotive tool on the planet. It speeds your work up by about 10 times

Look just buy one and use it and you will NEVER be able to live without it
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>>25751190

Found the leaf. Gonna buy a torch this week there, it's on sale. Kek
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>>25753457

I work for Jeff Bezos and I have been told to tell people to buy this. Please buy this buy it now if you don't currently own an electric impact wrench

https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DCF902F2-XTREME-Brushless-Cordless/dp/B07TSB68YS/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=dewalt+3%2F8+impact+wrench&qid=1659415289&sr=8-5

pls don't ban me
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>>25751046
Get the Milwaukee, the others aren't bad but for shop use they are king, mine has been drenched in oil and water and coolant and after 5 years it works like the day I got it ( minus a new battery or two)
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>>25753496

milwaukee is nice but if you don't shop around to get a deal they are pretty pricey
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>>25751022
I wouldn't use that piece of shit on my car. I've had 3 of them explode in my hand doing a simple voltage check.
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>>25751046
Dewalt impacts are fine. Fuck their drills though. Had two XR's die on me after three uses. Absolutely dogshit.
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>>25753518
Why did you keep buying them despite the risk of digital amputation?
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>>25753522
They were free at the time.
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>>25750996
if you havent already, buy a pick set. so goddamn useful for poking at things in tight spaces and also for loosening hoses
>>25751014
>>25751021
trim clip remover. i bought a plastic aliexpress set for just a few bucks and am now seeing why the metal ones are much better. since theybalso spread whatever force you apply over a wider area they dont mar trim surfaces as much as youd think. csn always wrap in tape if unsure.
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>>25753330
>>25753336
theyre ok if you only ever work on your own cars and you know for a fact that every bolt was torqued to factory specs. Definitely go with 18v if you encounter any rust
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>>25753457
>>25753482
>12v
i'd rather take the extra weight of 18v battery just for the extra run time
work has wilfuckyee m12 fuel and god damn it just eats the batteries and the shitty charger can't keep up
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>>25750996
Unironically the little double sided screwdrivers out of junkyard subaru tool kits are REALLY nice, I'm pretty sure they're JIS as they fit perfectly in JIS screws. I try and keep one in all of my cars.
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>>25753574

they arent ideal but hey only $125 with 2 batteries
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Can never buy one too soon. Magic tool. Fonzie understood something greater than us all.
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These will replace every tool in your workshop
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>>25753767
How does it replace a
Wrench
Screwdriver
Pry bar
Three jaw puller
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>>25753805
mate they cant even function as a rotary tool, they bog down just by air resistance
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>>25753805
>>25753823
>Milkitawalt Defence Force
every time
1 0.1ah battery has been deposited into your account
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>>25753848
fuck are you talking about gimp
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fuck how could i forget. stick magnet, get a stick magnet. and maybe even one of those flexible magnetic pick up tools, the latter is a lifesaver if you dropped a nut in some awkward spot that the regular stick couldn't get
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>>25751046
If you are going to use it professionally, just pay up and get the Milwaukee, otherwise a mid tier brand like DeWalt or Ryobi (Home Depot's brand) should be fine
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>>25751022
This

Well I had a free one early but never learned to use it. Once I learned how some of that shit works, it was a game changer. One of my most used tools.

>>25751032
>3/8”
Wew lad, you fucked up as a first ugga dugga

>>25751046
DeWalt has the best sales. Milwaukee has the coolest tools. Makita is for teal fanbois. Ryobi is the best for DIYers. Ridgid and Kobalt give you a lot for the money but they don’t have an extensive tool lineup,

If you want one for automotive, 1/4” impact driver + socket adapter for small stuff, and then a brushless 1/2” mid-torque or high torque for big stuff. Don’t cheap out and go with a 3/8” or a 12V because you want to be cool and have Milwaukee for <$200, they won’t have the power when you need it.

>>25750996
Pic related is sweet for like $30
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>>25753457
See >>25753336
>>25753951

The only people who defend the 12V or compact or brushed cheaper 18V impacts for /o/ stuff are the people who have never used the good brushless 18V 1/2” guns.

18V DeWalt Atomic 1/4” impact driver with 2 batteries goes on sale for $99, get that bitch for all the small stuff and it will be far more versatile than a 3/8” 12V impact wrench. And then get a high torque like the DCF899 for big shit when the time comes.

People buy those 12V 3/8” guns because they look cool without much reason behind it. My stubby 3/8” is unnecessary 95% of the time if I have an impacy driver around
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>>25753767
thank god ive been looking for a replacement for my sprayguns
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>>25753963
Clockwork
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>>25754010
Only took me 50 replies!

It is my goal in life to stop naive anons from being disappointed in compact cordless impact wrenches that will not consistently remove lug nuts.
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Stabbed way too many filters before finally getting one.
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>>25753553
>trim clip remover
No. It's a window crank removal tool.
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>>25750996
If you have Milwaukee stuff, buy one of these.
You'll wonder why you ever dealt with an extension cord.
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>>25754354

Yeah my 18v 3/8 dewalt from 8 years ago wont remove lugnuts and it's not that big of a deal. I've gotten very quick at breaking them all loose with a breaker bar then just come in with my underpowered 8 year old dewalt. I've done some comparing and apparently the new 12v you can buy in 2022 is similar in power to my 8 year old dewalt

I'm sure the 12v battery wont last nearly as long between charges tho, my 18v lasts for quite a while which is nice!

and for $125...... yeah I would recommend.

dont be such a tool supremacist. Plus electric tools are not BIFL so it's hard to justify buying some of the best when they break in 10 years
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>>25754850
You ever use the claw ones? Way more useful at getting tight filters in shitty spots, especially on the end of a long handle flex head ratchet.

I end up using the claw to loosen shit up and then grab the filter with the pliers if I don’t want the filter to splash in the pan.

>>25755010
I use my 18V blower way more than the gas one. Real nice for getting leaves and dust out of the garage or blowing sawdust away if I’m working with wood.

>>25755188
Those old NiCd DeWalts don’t compare to the new shit. And it’s not really about battery life with impacts, the main issue is the current, so you don’t want to use small packs on a bigger impact if you want power. The new DeWalt power stack packs are for that exact issue, lower capacity @ 1.7Ah but they can put out current like a 5.0Ah pack, and you can do pretty much any automotive job with the 1.7Ah pack on an impact since it’s internittent use. And if you’re talking about a 3-cell pack like a 2.0Ah 12V pack, those put out even less current.
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>>25755188
>don’t be such a tool supremacist
When something is that much better and you rarely have to touch a breaker bar or 1/2” ratchet, it’s not really a supremacist thing to say the $150 investment on a mid torque w/battery that can do 500lbs of torque is a good buy for weekend warriors, even if it’s outdated in 10 years.

I can’t fucking stand cracking lug nuts loose in the ground before jacking the car up. I have the high torque in my car most of the time and have used it multple times on flat tires.
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>>25753518
What the fuck are you doing to make multimeters explode dumbass?
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>>25755409
This, especially on 12V, that’s impressive.

Although Harbor Freight’s quality control is notoriously awful. I would never go near 240V with one of those free meters, but have used like half a dozen different free HF meters over the years on 12V and was never able to make one explode without trying to hook the leads between the starter and battery and cranking the starter.
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>>25753974
i love torquing up bolts with my dremel
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>>25755388

>$150 investment

hmmm okay well I linked that dewalt 3/8 12v on amazon for $125

fine me a good one for $125+$150
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>>25751022
If you're looking at buying one of these get one that automatically selects the voltage/impedance range

>>25751046
I like Makita
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>>25750996
It’s not pictured, but an air impact wrench, because of pic related. If those bastards had just moved the radiator an inch forward…
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>>25755579
Most cars you have pull the radiator to get to the crank pulley anyways. Just because you're too fucking lazy to pull it isn't Kobolts fault.
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>>25755586
It’s not the fault of the wrench at all, but it’s one of those situations where you go
>DAMN MAN ALMOST
>SHIIEEEEEET
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>>25755579

>put socket and breaker bar on crankshaft pulley bolt

>rest handle of breaker bar against frame, maybe use some extensions

>crank engine

>starter breaks bolt loose

gotta work smarter not harder, ye dig?
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>>25753518
You're a fucking retard who doesn't know what he's doing if you make one explode
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>>25753893
>Have multiple lengths, thicknesses and even ones with pivots
Still can't find the fucking manifold bolt on my damn Volkswagen that I dropped in there.
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>dropped my ryobi impact into a bowl of coolant
god fucking damn it i have it sitting in a tub of rice right now but i fear the coolant wont evaporate
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>>25755685

damn i'll pray for ur impact. yeah I dunno if rice does absorb coolant... rly makes u think
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>>25755567
Ryobi, Ridgid, and Kobalt will all sell you a brushless one on the higher end of the mid-torques for ~$150 with a 4.0Ah battery and charger for like 9 months out of the year. Pic related is the first deal I clicked on. DeWalt’s high torque 1/2” was $199 with a battery and charger all through the holiday season.

If you wanted to do something smaller, DeWalt Atomic stuff is super cheap, the drill + impact driver 2 tool kit plus 2 batteries for <$200, and the impact driver and battery for like $99, that brushless 20V impact driver with a socket adapter will do the work of a 3/8” brushed 12V impact wrench, plus it can drive screws and uses a more sensible battery, a better buy in every way.

$150 for two smaller 12V batteries and the previous gen impact wrench isn’t a steal or anything, and 12V as the first cordless platform is just a poor decision.

>>25755649
>VW
It probably runs better now
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>>25755685
I wonder if they have moisture detectors. How old is it? Home Depot is pretty lenient on returns and exchanges.

Although the tools themselves might be fine with moisture if you didn’t run it wet. The battery would be the main concern. Otherwise a lot of the electronics are fuckin covered with this plastic-resin stuff in power tools to keep them protected from dust and vibration. Battery boards are like that too if nothing got shorted.

>>25755567
Here’s another sale that was popping up for like 2mos a bunch. We’re between Father’s Day/ Ryobi Days and the Labor Day sales, give it a couple weeks and everybody will have sales. And there’s huge sales from late October thru February too
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>>25755409
Checking 120 VAC which it's rated to, faggot. It's a defective piece a shit.
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>>25755637
I work with a meter every day of my life. Those are the only ones that have ever shorted out taking voltage measurements.
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Haven't bought one yet but I feel like if you're someone with a genuine interest in cars you need a timing light.
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>>25756026
>>25756030
There was some dude on Youtube I watched do a teardown of some Fluke knockoff and other meters. It’s amazing how shitty the design of the cheap ones can be, you end up with the N or GND and 120V+ or whatever running on a circuit board like a fraction of a millimeter away from eachother, and shitty Chinese child soldering skills will either cause a short or make them so close that anything above a 9V battery will jump the gap and short them out.

This is assuming you’re not an retard who doesn’t know which hole to put the probes in.
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>>25755634
in my case i only remembered the starter bump when the head was off the engine kek. thankfully i founs youtube videos showing how to wrap an old v belt around the crank and one of the accessory pulleys so i could break it loose with a cheater bar
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>>25756073
That's always what I assumed happened too. I work as an industrial electrician so I'm definitely comfortable with a meter.
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>>25756043
i had one, a pretty good one that could also check dwell angle and all that for 20 bucks off a boomer, unfortunately i cranked the engine after a head gasket job and the bucking was enough to cause the shitty old hood struts to collapse and smash my timing light to bits
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Help bros I'm on a date with this girl at chili's but I didn't know what to do to impress her so I brought all my tools but she's not impressed.

What do I do she looks so bored guys I really don't want to fuck this up, she's cool normally.
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>>25756102
>girl
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>>25756102
Lmaoooo is this real?!
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>>25754922
what? I just use the edge of my shirt. slip it in between the crank and the door card, slide back and forth and the clip pops right out. done it a hundred times by now.
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I have done 6 engine swaps, parted out 3 cars and many other jobs with this cheap kstools set I got for 80 euro on sale. It was my first socket set when I was 16
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>>25756118
Yes it's real help me she says she wants to go home
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>>25754922
oops. you can just grab a cloth and then slide it under, then pull until the circlip pops out. best to do it downwards though otherwise it flies somewhere
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>>25756102
Madre de Dios...
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>>25753767
>cutoff wheel splinters and flies by your face
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flexible extension. It's total shit for transferring torque, but bae for getting hard to reach things finger-tight.
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>>25756043
Don't waste your time with a cheapo. You can get used Mac or Matco ones off fleabay for nearly the same price.
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>>25753893
Bought one for $5, paid itself back that day.
Also, FUCK acuity for making the metal shims for their shifter bushings made out of a non magnetic metal. Stupid fucking thing fell in the side of the trans tunnel and ended up god knows where.
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>>25755885
>How old is it? Home Depot is pretty lenient on returns and exchanges
only a few months but i bought it from bunnings and those dickheads quiz you when you return shit, as if i'm trying to exchange tools on a whim
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>>25751046
I got a brushless HP 1/2" ryobi this week and it has been doing me well so far. Can't complain for the price.
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>>25755579
>put breaker bar on pulley bolt and wedge against frame
your starter motor is now a powertool
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>>25756026
>120VAC
>"blow up"
lol bullshit
They're fused. Either they stop working immediately or you're too fucking stupid to realize the device in your hand is heating up/smoking. Pay attention to where you're sticking your probes.

I got a meter just like the cheap one at HF and I've never had this issue in the years using it.
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>>25755634
>>25756540

repeating what another anon said

4 wat purpose?
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>>25756845
to take off the crank pulley, timing belt jobs
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>>25756848

that's okay i think im insecure and wanted 4chan upvotes and i was having a moment where i thought you were trying to steal my upvotes
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>>25756882

guys I have a reddit addiction how do i stop? no cap fr fr
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>>25756789
I don’t think those $5 meters are fused. Or not something you could replace. They don’t have a 10A fused slot for current readings like other meters, although they might be able to handle <500mA readings. The problem comes with really shitty design, soldering, and zero QC which is typical for cheap Harbor Freight stuff. Leave a tiny extra glob of solder or don’t trim a thru-hole component enough, and the 120V coming in one side of the meter and the N or GND coming through the other side get so close that it will jump the air gap from shitty solder glob to another component and short out inside the meter. See >>25756073

I should find the YT video, it was real interesting to see how important design of the board and everything is when you have electricity running through the palm of your hand. Shitty meters can be so close to shorting out all the time.

>>25756102
>12V
There’s your problem.
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>>25756086
Here’s another aspect, HF has multiple SKUs or item #s for the same product for different generations. Lots of the shitty stuff, every year or two they make it slightly worse and cheaper to assemble while appearing the same.

https://youtu.be/d75uoCu69WY

Around 40:00 he’s taking the meter apart, I think this was a 2016 video. That one still has a real fuse. Pic related is a meter from a couple years after that, and I remember opening up one after that and there were no screws holding the main board in, everything was secured by the clamshell.

I always throw the things out but I wish I had like 5 meters over the course of 10 years to lay out. I did it with 3 of those free blue magnetic lights and each one of them had a lower parts count than the rest, the final one didn’t even have resistors for the LEDs, they probably don’t expect it to survive long if you put Duracells in there instead of the cheapest possible Chinese batteries.
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>>25757149
>12v there's your problem
Not him but what's wrong with 12 volt tools
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>>25756133
Loool I'm dead xD
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>>25756133
>The toolboxes in the back seat
kek. Your girlfriend(?) is being a pretty good sport tagging along for you to shitpost on 4chan.
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>>25751223

Sometimes 10% more heat is the difference between getting the job done or not.
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>>25756102
>girl
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Its cheap for what it is
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>>25757883
>60% the powahhh
It’s my mission to save ignorant anons from wasting money on a lower power specialty compact tool when they’re looking for an impact wrench to remove lug nuts and rusty suspension parts. So many people fall for the 12V because it’s too tempting to get Milwaukee for $99, but there’s a big difference when you start drilling through metal or cutting tough stuff or need to bust loose big nuts that are rusted to the stud.

12V is great for its intended purpose, getting in tight spots where high power isn’t essential, but it will really slow you down if those are the only power tools you own, and you will never be able to use those batteries on a circular saw or grinder or a bunch of other often used tools.
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made electrical jobs much easeir
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>>25750996
>$60 electric 3/8 ratchet (husky because will-fuck-ye had giga kike pricing that season @ $150+ for the m12 non-fuel bare tool)
>$28 4V electric screwdriver (skil)

For some dubious quantification of "cheap" and an unambiguous definition of "wish I'd bought them sooner."

>>25755634
Confirmed I've done this a few times because I couldn't be arsed to bust it loose the conventional way. Folded towel as padding to prevent dent/scratch, cheater bar for reach, bump the starter and you're good to go.

>>25755685
>posted 20+ hours ago
Hindsight is 20/20 but if you're worried about residue then give it a bath/rinse with water and then dry it again. Consider using distilled water if you have "hard" water from the tap.
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>>25757923
imo thats a keeper, how many grills do you know that dont just instantly think 'omg ur a nazi/alt right/incel' the moment they hear that someone goes on 4chan
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>>25758873
I've been married for 7 years and it's still on my to do list.
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Others:
those electrical work stands with two articulating roach clips that can hold wires together while you solder
Short double ended alligator clips for wiring diagnosis
Chinese benchtop adjustable DC power supply
Garageboss oil drain pan/jug
Cheap digital micrometer if you don't have one (fixed with the scotch tape over the bar trick)

DO NOT buy:
Radiator fin straightener
Auto parts store no-name brand oil drain jug with the "funnel" cast into the side-splatters way more
That cheap harbor freight multimeter. I've had the leads internally fail/make poor connections, so when you're trying to diagnose an issue, you can't even trust the tool is working. Needless headache.
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>>25757202
Yeah the one I was using would have been from 2010 or so
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>>25751049
Ignore the brand thing, you can buy battery adapters that are only mildly annoying so there is honestly no need to stress
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>>25758476
>not just using an oven igniter rigged to an old atx power supply
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>>25760362
How many watts do those even put out? Getting a heating element like that red hot takes a lot of power, you’re not going to get it from some 200W-300W power supply,
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>>25751021
it a manual window crank remover
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>>25759166
>digital
*vomits*
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>>25755685
coolant evaporates very poorly in normal conditions
ethylene glycol vapor pressure: 0.06 mmHg (@20C)
pure water vapor pressure: 17.5 mmHg (@20C)
pure ethyl alcohol vapor pressure: 44.6 mmHg (@20C)

that's why it is good at keeping your coolant mix from boiling, it boils at almost 400F at ambient pressure at sea level
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>>25756102
lmao
you're wasting your talent on this subchan dude
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>>25755634
nice horsecock
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>>25753767
Good for tight spaces and wood carving. Anything else get a die grinder/angle grinder.
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>>25755579
Chad Air Gang
BRTRTRTRTRTRTRTRTRTRTRTRTRT
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>>25761985

omegalul. took long enough to get that response!
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>>25760590
the igniters get glowing hot with about 400 watts so it would probably be doable
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>>25756133
Cute girlfriend (male) bro
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>>25755634
sounds like a good way to fuck something up
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Not bought, but I built a test light. It's basicly a long wire with a largeish alligator clip from an old battey charger in one end, a T4W bulb+socket in the middle and a rolled spring cotter pin in the other end. Inside the pin, there is a regular sheet metal screw that is bent 90° and sharpened.
Perfect for checking fuses, testing if connectors get voltage etc. Having a wire at both ends of the bulb means you can fit that in really tight spaces and still have the bulb somewhere where you can clearly see it. The alligator clip side wire is long enough, that you can just hook it to battery + and go somewhere under dash/front seats to check if a ground wire actually is connected to ground.
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>>25761205
>cheap
>mitutoyo
ah shit I meant to say calipers no micrometer. These fuckers in picrel. Passable for a hobbyist just allow you to measure things a ruler can't.
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>>25765730
Why my just use a multimeter?
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>>25759166
>scotch tape over the bar trick
Elaborate plz.

All my cheap shit calipers fuck out after like a month and just give random readings, would covering them in tape fix them or something??
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>>25766251
https://www.instructables.com/How-To-Fix-Digital-Calipers/
took my free damaged chinese calipers from not usable (numbers would just fly all over the place wildly) to somewhat usable with only moderate frustration (numbers now only fly wildly on a rare occasion)
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>>25766238
>>25766251
>>25766339

Whats wrong with dial?
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>>25766348
Nothing except math is hard and being able to do metric and standard is nice for a beginner hobbyist. Also dial seems like it would be more expensive
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>>25766348
Dial is crap because the mechanism is too fragile. Get vernier calipers. They are really not hard to read at all and are impossible to break unless you physically bend the metal.
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>>25750996
Has saved me a lot of scrambling around under cars looking for the fucking 15mil socket that rolled away. Again.
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>>25750996
First time you have it and need it you'll be quite satisfied with your purchase. Also convenient to not have to rig a jump even when you have another car
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>>25751046
I love dewalt because the warranty is every time I have smoked a tool I have had it replaced in a couple of days.
It is not always the most powerful hands down but it is always solid. The price is great and it gets work done, Now for specialty tools Milwaukee is usually good.
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>>25766339
Wtf i cant believe that works.
My fix was always just slamming them closed and open really hard a few times and they would be good for another few weeks haha. (Precision equipment i know)
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>>25755409
my uncle just died from lung cancer
he was 48
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>>25750996
>gets lug nuts off no problem
>gets in tight places
>makes milwaukee fags seeth
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>>25767047
>explodes
>gets replaced the next day
>makita fags also seethe..
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>>25767047
I bought this a while ago for doing light mechanic work. Turns out this fucker will take off car lugnuts with ease using the small battery. Barely use the 1/2" for anything other than crankshaft bolts now.
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>>25766348

Normalfags dont know how to read them correctly.
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>>25767047
milwaukee doesn't have a comparable tool? what about the 2960-20 mid torque? it's only slightly bigger and substantially more power.
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>>25766348
It's 2022, Grandpa. Why would I use an outdated version of a tool that's less convenient and doesn't allow me to do both SAE and metric with the press of a button?
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>>25766929
>using ancient battery tech

>>25768797
Anon is dumb. Pretty sure the M18 Fuel compact 3/8” and 1/2” is real close, maybe more power but not as short? Too lazy to look at the specs.

Also companies jump eachother sometimes. Milwaukee’s stubbies have been out for years and have been beating DeWalt, but DeWalt finally released their 2nd gen brushless stuff and a couple models edge out similar Milwaukees. But Milwaukee will probably release something new within a year that will beat the DeWalt for the next 5 years.
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>>25768797
Figured it out. The 2854 is a little bit smaller with a little less tork, the 2960 is a little larger with more torks.

DeWalt had better sales, but Milwaukee still has better mechanic stuff. Right now is the first time in years that DeWalt has a slight edge in power over similar Milwaukee, but Milwaukee releases new tools faster so it won’t last long.
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I know the big boys will shit on me for this but I am quite impressed with the newer Ryobi HP stuff, I have the 1/2 impact and it's yet to find a lug nut or suspension bolt it can't knock loose (though I only work on vans in yurop) and for the 90 odd euro it cost (with a 3Ah battery) I'm more than happy.
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>>25771406
The brushless HP? That’s real cheap for that one, especially in Yurop. If it’s the brushed last gen one, the new one is a huge step up.

The brushless mid-torks are great. They cover most passenger car /o/ stuff, especially if you’re not in some rust belt salty winter place. And they’re getting small, like the size of a cordless drill.
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things i need rn, can someone rec me ones without breaking the bank?
>torque wrench
>air compressor
>bead breaker
>tire irons
babbys first tire change
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>>25771545
Yeah brushless, it was off ebay before they were officially released here so it's a Murrican import. I love it, it's a cracking impact.
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>>25766241
Why not?
It's a quicker way to check if you have power to some wire, because instant light response and you don't even have look at the light to see that it glows.
Also circuits that are not under load can read 12V with a multimeter, which can lead you onto wrong tracks in diagnostics, if there still is a bad connection somewhere. In this case the voltage will drop 0V when you actually attach some load on the wire.
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Picked up this thing from Lowes for $40 to use with my 1/4" driver. Figured just having the 90-degree angle adaptor was worth it.



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