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Why You Might Want to Buy a Torx Screwdriver Set

Torx screws are characterized by a 6-point star shaped pattern. The most popular generic name for the drive is star. You may have heard of star screwdrivers or star bits. They were originally created with the idea that they would provide some security; this was of course before Torx screws became popular enough for bits and screwdrivers to be developed on a large scale. At this point, a Torx screw’s security is minimal, as it’s become very easy to purchase Torx bits or a Torx Screwdriver set. Here are some situations in which a Torx screwdriver set could come in handy. Continue reading

Options for a Quality Valve Spring Compressor Tool to Save Time and Money

The valve spring compressor is a vital component to any properly functioning vehicle. If this device breaks, it can mean costly repairs from extensive damage to a vehicle’s engine. Learning the skills necessary for replacing this component rather than relying on expensive repair shop visits, is a far more preferable option. One of the most important tools necessary for making these repairs is a valve spring compressor tool. It is best to do some research before picking out any specific repair tool and that goes double for the valve spring compressor tool.

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Heavy Duty Snap Ring for Heavyweight Mechanics

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When retainers and shafts need somebody to lean on, they can always count on the heavy duty snap ring. Snap rings are essential for retaining, locating, and accurately positioning various parts of a mechanical assembly. The heavy duty snap ring is a much appreciated upgrade to this essential mechanical component. A heavy duty snap ring offers the same features as a standard retaining ring; however, they can handle much more force.

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Name Your Tool and Bleed the Brake: Finding the Right Vacuum Brake Bleeder

When it comes to keeping a vehicle running at optimum efficiency, any mechanic can tell you of the importance of bleeding your brakes. However, using a brake bleeder is not particularly simple. In fact, the process can be quite complicated. To alleviate some of this complexity, a vacuum brake bleeder may be a good purchase option for this process. This tool can make replacing your vehicle’s hydraulic fluid a smooth and easy process. Continue reading

How to Replace Tie Rod Ends

Learning how to replace tie rod ends could save you a lot of time and money while helping to prevent future problems with your steering. Tie Rod Ends are essential parts of your vehicle as they are responsible for making your wheels turn when you turn the steering wheel. They hook directly onto the tire’s knuckle, which makes it crucial to do this job with care while considering the overall alignment of the vehicle. However, you don’t have to be a mechanic, and you don’t need any special tools to get the job done right. Here’s how to replace tie rod ends. Continue reading

High Speed Steel (HSS) Drill Bits

High Speed Steel (HSS) is one of the most commonly used materials that are used to forge drill bits. This is an advanced alloy that is more heat resistant than high carbon steel. HSS is now used in drilling metal, hardwood, and most other materials at a higher speed than carbon steel bits and have made carbon steel bits almost obsolete.

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Air Tools

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Air tools, also known as pneumatic tools, come in many different forms for a variety of uses. Many of these air tools are simply pneumatic versions of an electric powered tool. Continue reading

Choosing the Right Air Hose

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Picking the right air hose to fit your machine and needs is essential. There are a wide variety of different air hoses with different connections, widths, materials, and purposes. Air hoses are used on many different machines, such as air compressors, pressure washers, nail guns, sprayers, or even for pumping fluids such as oil or sewage water. Continue reading

What to look for in a Socket Set and How to Select One

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Are you planning to purchase your very first socket set? It’s natural to wonder which socket set will be best suited for your needs. Continue reading