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Having the right tool makes the job much easier – and gets you to the dinner table faster!
If you’re a do-it-yourselfer, you probably have quite a collection already. No worries, we’re pretty sure we’ve found some tools that you don’t have. And if you’re a beginner, read on – there are plenty of goodies here that will get you well on your way to “professional” status.
New Pig Corporation has introduced the Form-A-Funnel™ Draining Tool–the only flexible tool for draining filters in tight spaces and around obstructions like skid plates and sway bars. This unique tool makes oil changes cleaner, faster, and is shapeable to fit even the toughest filter locations.
Constructed of a moldable alloy core encapsulated in thick and pliable nitrile rubber, the versatile tool is completely impervious to automotive fluids and chemicals. The Form-A-Funnel™ can be easily shaped to channel hard-to-drain liquids straight into the drain, keeping oil and other fluids off of you, your vehicles, and your shop’s floor. Also, simply spray with any cleaner or degreaser and wipe away dirt or oil to clean after use. When not in use, the Form-A-Funnel™ can be rolled and stored in a toolbox. – New Pig Corporation
Half Shafts are sometimes difficult to break loose with a pry bar. The Axle Popper kit can get the job done easily. It’s safer than using a pry bar as the Axle Popper’s wedge forked end applies even pressure to both sides of the shaft for sure release of the shaft. It is versatile as the tapered ends of the fork allow the technician to strike the Axle Popper Wedge or use it as a pry bar to release the half shaft. The Shim is included to fill the gap between the half shaft and the transaxle on some vehicles. – Steck Manufacturing Company
This ingenious Hot Rod Calculator allows easy calculations of how engine modifications and track vehicle setup changes can affect power output and track performance. Easy-to-use formulas for the professional or novice will show you how engine changes like compression ratio and air/fuel mixture affect your engine’s power and torque outputs. At the track, see how things like gear ratio changes or weather conditions change your ET (accurate weather data required). This is the chance to know up front how changes will translate into power and performance, so before you spend your time or money, use the Hot Rod Calculator to get the answers. – Mr. Gasket
Charge It Up
Stanley Tool offers a handheld, 6-amp Automatic Battery Charger and 8-amp Quick Start Timer™ that’s great for classic car enthusiasts. It features Stanley’s ONE TOUCH™ TECHNOLOGY and QST™ TURBO START technology. The Quick Start Timer™ automatically counts down to show when the vehicle is ready to start. Other features of this tool include an easy-to-read LCD screen with clear information and 3-Stage Charging technology (it automatically switches from fast charge to a top-off charge to a maintenance charge). For safety, you also get spark-resistant connectivity, reverse hook up protection and even a reverse polarity indicator. The charger comes complete with battery clips and a DC electrical plug. – Stanley Tools
Lighted Wrench Set
The Beam-lighted open-end wrench set has LEDs in the open crescent so you can see bolts in dark, tight places. The new wrenches are made of chrome-plated, drop-forged, hardened steel. Each LED has high, low, and blink settings. The set includes seven double-ended wrenches that are SAE sizes at one end and metric at the other, plus a recharging stand. A charge lasts for five hours. – Bossco
Trim Removal Kit
Here’s a rugged trim removal set that won’t easily bend the parts or panels you’re working on. The kit includes a trim and tack tool, a door panel removal tool, a reversed door panel tool, and more. Each tool features polished stainless steel heat-treated blades and non-slip handles with a convenient thumb rest. The tools have a wide flat fulcrum point to keep them from pinching painted surfaces. Perfect for most interior trim removal needs. The kit is Eastwood (P/N #52354). – Eastwood
Mechanic’s Tool Set
This Craftsman Universal Mechanic’s Tool Set is perfect for auto enthusiasts. The set includes 18 universal sockets and wrenches, 14 Craftsman Universal Wrenches, hex keys, a screwdriver base, 10 different types of screwdriver tips, and more. – Craftsman
The Tail Bone has caught the attention of folks who want to be more comfortable when they work on their cars. Its five-inch wheels make rolling over air hoses, drop cords, shop clutter, and rough services effortless. The Tail Bone’s base has a tripod design that makes it a stable working platform that turns with the user. Its bucket seat allows you to use your natural body movements to move yourself and the stool where it’s the most comfortable to do the job. – The Bone Creeper
This one-inch retractable, ratcheting tie down is ideal for applications such as securing equipment to trailers, including motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, and lawn and garden equipment. The system comes with six feet of webbing, has a breaking strength of 1,400 pounds and a working load of 466 pounds. Other retractable products available are a BoatBuckle transom tie down, a CargoBuckle ladder rack tie down and a two-inch CargoBuckle retractable tie down system. – IMMI Outdoor Division
Snap-on Limited Edition Storage Unit
This state-of-the-art storage unit features the Snap-on 90th Anniversary logo and is a complete productivity system with reliable security and Snap-on’s heritage of rugged durability. The unit’s InPulse Drawer Action features flush drawers with uncompromising strength that are easier to open, easier to close and don’t drift open. An ISO-Ride System with 7-inch x 2-inch swivel-lock mag wheels and independent torsion spring suspension allows for a cool, smooth ride over rough surfaces. The PowerTop stainless steel work surface has an integrated power source for more places to plug in. This EPIQ tool storage unit is designed for a lifetime of use with more load capacity. The roll cab features a combination of Snap-on’s traditional corner gussets and standing seam construction with additional top, bottom and side support to create Snap-on’s strongest roll cab design. – Snap-on
Bossco (858) 391-9208 www.bosscointernational.com
Eastwood (800) 343-9353 www.eastwood.com
IMMI Outdoor Division www.cargobuckle.com
Mr. Gasket (216) 688-8300 www.mr-gasket.com
New Pig Corporation (800) 468-4647 www.newpig.com
Stanley Tools (800) 262-2161 www.stanleytools.com
Steck Manufacturing Company (800) 227-8325 www.steckmfg.com
The Bone Creeper (800) 266-3321 www.bonecreeper.com