RideCache

So this isn’t spam. By that, I mean that I have no stake in RideCache and I’m not getting paid to post this. The man behind the idea, Gary Bixler, is a friend of mine. A few weeks back he took me to lunch and pitched his idea and I found it pretty intriguing. So much so, that I agreed to feature RideCache on The Garage Journal with two purposes in mind:

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Ingersoll Rand W5132

So a couple of months ago Ingersoll Rand sent me what was then a top secret – their new W5132 compact impact wrench. Essentially, it’s a surprisingly small (6.5″ long on the business end) and light weight (5.1 pounds) 3/8″ impact wrench that makes an astronomical 365 foot-pounds of torque. I know, that’s just a number… But, this thing makes serious power. In fact, more than once a lot of us here in the shop wondered if maybe that’s too much power for a 3/8″ drive. For those that do, Ingersoll also offers the same size and weight unit in an even more powerful 1/2″ drive – it’s called the W5152.

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Vintage Shop Scenes

I have no idea where and when these shots were taken. I stole them off a thread on jalopyjournal.com… But wow… These are what dreams are made of.

 

 

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A Canary In The Shop

canary

A few weeks ago, I mentioned how I felt like the home security industry was lagging to adopt modern technology. Afterwards, a few guys mentioned the Canary All-In-One. It sounded interesting, so I bought one.

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Floor Lift

lift

Now, that’s something you don’t see everyday…

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