Hand Tools

Who The Hell Is PowerTorque Tools?

So I’m in my local O’Reilly Auto Parts store and while waiting on the incompetent parts guy to look up the irrelevant year, make, and model of a part that I was looking for, I peeped something on the “impulse buy” rack that shocked me. A company selling tools under the name of “PowerTorque” had apparently ripped off my great uncle’s wrench design and are now hocking them at O’Reilly.

Check it out.

Rad Chinese made tool, right? Now, dig on the patent my family filed in 1915.

What’s old is now new again… Bastards.

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Your Favorite Hammer

I’ve got nothing for ya today… Absolutely nothing… Well, nothing other than my favorite hammer. Hammers are one of those things that you just bond with – you know? They are very tactile and by definition, simply purposeful. I just love hammers…

Anyway, the ball peen job above is my favorite. I’ve had it for probably 20 years and don’t remember where I got it or who made it. It’s marked with a “Made in the USA” stamp, but that’s it for identifying marks. And yeah, I’ve replaced the handle once. The head is still OG…

But this all got me thinking – we need a thread full of hammers and nothing but hammers. So, post your favorite.

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Spotless Rinse… That actually works…

I’ve always been enamored by the “spot free rinse” offered at my local DIY car wash places. It’s something I ponder every time I wave that rented wand around – water barely flowing as if it was only a half hearted attempt to piss after a single beer. Am I wasting my money and time with this thing? Does spot free rinsing actually work or is this some Jedi mind trick fostered by the marketing department at an evil car wash manufacturing plant located somewhere in Poughkeepsie?

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Vintage Jack Stands

I’ve decided we don’t have nearly enough images of vintage jack stands on this site… So, post em if you got em. Here’s a quick selection to get us going:

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Let’s Make a Chisel…

Damn the gloves or any form of hand protection at all, let’s make a chisel!

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