Power Tools

The Specialized Tools Of Traditional Hot Rodding

I thought you guys would get a kick out of this… A couple of weeks ago, I started a thread on the H.A.M.B. asking folks to take pictures of the vintage tools they use to work on their hot rods. The result is a honey pot of amazing images and tools.

I really, really like this stuff…

Check it out.

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X-Carve

I’m totally addicted to watching this Portuguese woman make shit on YouTube. She’s got decent skills for sure, but I’m mostly impressed with the creative way she shoots her videos. They are gorgeous… and on point.

In any case, she uses an x-carve quite a bit – essentially, it’s a CNC router type thing that is completely open source. In fact, when you buy one it’s up to you to put the thing together and set it up appropriately. Your success in doing so is directly related to how well the machine works afterwards. I’ve never used any computer aided machines… but this one looks like fun to me. I like the DYI aspect of the whole thing

Details.

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Vintage Valve Grinder

Found object on Craigslist in mint condition! Works swell too!

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Quadsaw

I’m sure this has been posted, but…

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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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