Gasket scrapers that attach to air die grinders are a great time saver. Scraping gaskets by hand with a simple razor blade scraper is time consuming and not nearly as effective as using air tools. The problem with many roll lock scotch disc holders is that they’re too short. Without the extra reach like the Lisle 22500 provides some jobs are simply impossible. Hard access areas are made easily accessible with the long reach gasket scraper made by Lisle. Read on to learn more about this simple yet very cost effective tool.
This short repair article will assist in fixing the threads not replacing the entire oil pan or housing. Of course you would just replace the plug since it’s inexpensive, but repairing the oil pan is key. This results in a huge savings for our readers. We recommend avoiding the auto parts thread repair kits which are made in China. We recommend a thread repair kit that’s made right here in the USA.
Oh by the way, yes you’ve guessed it. Time Sert is made in America and is one of our best selling tool brands. Made in America, means that the thread repair kits that Time Sert makes are consistently the best quality available. That’s exactly what you want when you’re about to drill into an engine block or cylinder head! We are are impressed with the quality and are happy to sell tools whenever possible that are made right here in the USA.
The Lisle Corporation in Clarinda, Iowa USA has done it again with their model 69300 master relay and fused circuit test kit. The LIS69300 made in America, can be used with your DMM (digital multi-meter) or DVOM (digital volt ohm meter) to do a wide range of tests on todays automotive electrical circuits and relays. Many techs also use this kit in conjunction with their Power Probe. The electrical jumper wires and case alone make this kit worth it’s weight in gold. But that’s just part of the kit.
This is a quality set made by Lisle Tool corporation which only has USA made tools. I like that Lisle has kept their manufacturing facilities in the USA. Not too many successful tool companies have been able to make it without reducing costs by going overseas. Kudos to Lisle for that. This aluminum kit has softer components than the bearing races by design. You don’t want to mar the surface of the races where the bearings ride. If installing a bearing race in a brake rotor, I like to sit on the floor with my legs under me, thighs touching my calves. Then place the rotor on top of my legs. Then you can use a hammer, the shaft included in the kit with the closest fitting adapter and get a real feel for what the race is doing. Of course the top of the shaft will mushroom a little during normal use. This is normal and won’t hurt the function of the tool. If the driver end was too hard their would be a risk of chips flying and possibly injuring someone.
The Rescue Bit is made in the USA. What does it do? Why would anyone care? The Rescue Bit can drill and ream out broken tools that were never intended to be drilled. Anyone that’s broken a tool and has spent hours trying to remove it will appreciate what the Rescue Bit is capable of. The Rescue Bit would not be the same product made anywhere else. Mike Gresham which is the Co-Founder/Co-Inventor of the company refuses to compromise on the quality of his baby. He refused a million dollar sweetheart deal, from a company that wanted to move the manufacturing overseas. Sure the price may have gone down a little, but more importantly, the quality is what would’ve suffered. Mike says the quality of the Tungsten Carbide material sampled from China was way under par compared to the USA’s. And without the very best material the Rescue Bit wouldn’t have done the job. Be sure to see the video with the Rescue Bit in action – linked below.
Fords have more problems with spark plugs than any other car manufacturer. If Ford spark plugs aren’t blowing out they are breaking out when being removed. Typically the vehicles that have had problems with the spark plugs ejecting themselves at random times while driving down the road was from around 1996 to around 2003. Some 2004′s with 3 valve engines to around 2008 have a problem of not coming out in one piece. Breaking when being removed. Calvan (Horizon Tools) is an American tool company that uses some globally sourced parts in their kits, but the company itself is. The picture above is of a Calvan Ford spark plug removal tool which is a specialty tool that removes the spark plugs in 3V engines. Continue reading
Time Fastener also known as “Time Sert” They are one of the first companies to manufacturer thread repair kits for automotive applications. The company was started back in 1972 in Nevada. It is still located there today. The Time Sert company has consistently added new products to their lineup over the years making their offering one of the largest in the thread repair niche. Continue reading
Electronics are very hard to find that are made in the USA. Visual Optics is a rare find. They are an American company which manufactures their products right here in the USA. They are located in Wynnewood Oklahoma and are one of the first companies that has produced a reasonably priced inspection scope for mechanics and marine use. They have been copied by China and others, however they still continue to stick to their principles and produce their products here in America. Continue reading
SPX’s Robinair is one of the most popular and well known brands when it comes to automotive A/C (Air Conditioning) tools and equipment. Robinair’s manufacturing plant and where they assemble their products is located in Owatonna, Minnesota. Most of Robinair’s products are made in the USA. Although, some components are manufactured by other companies to their specification. Some of these vendors are based in the USA and some outside the US.
Did you know the name Robinair which has “air” in the name was created BEFORE the the owner’s ever thought of producing air conditioning tools and equipment?