‘Tools’ Category

  1. Universal and wobble joints


    February 28, 2014 by quirkyuncle@gmail.com

    Universal and wobble joints can save your sanity, and the skin on your knuckles, when the fastener you are trying …
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  2. Specialty tools

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    August 30, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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    Specialty tools are designed to perform a specific task. While some automotive and home maintenance operations can be performed using …
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  3. Wrenches and sockets

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    August 29, 2013 by quirkyuncle


    Much of the world is held together with bolts and nuts. If you are going to do any mechanical work …
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  4. DIY – Oxygen Sensor Replacement

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    June 28, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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    Oxygen sensor replacement can be a fairly easy task that you can perform with a minimal number of tools. Aside …
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  5. Pliers

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    February 7, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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    Why are there so many pliers? This is a picture of my plier drawer. It is chock full of pliers, …
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  6. Jack stands

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    February 5, 2013 by quirkyuncle

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    Jack stands are an inexpensive investment that make it safe to work under your car. You can get jack stands …
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  7. BlueDriver Scan Tool: an OBD reader for your iPhone!


    October 24, 2012 by quirkyuncle

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    It is really convenient to have a tool that reads the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) codes from your car, so you …
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  8. How to buy power tools

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    October 9, 2012 by quirkyuncle

    The folks at Gizmodo wrote this great article about How to buy power tools online without getting screwed. It has …
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  9. Tire Pumps

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    September 14, 2012 by quirkyuncle

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    To inflate tires, you need a source of air. While you can get compressed air at many gas stations, either …
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  10. Tire Gauges

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    September 14, 2012 by quirkyuncle


    A tire gauge is an inexpensive tool that you can keep in your car to make sure that your tires …
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