mechanic tools

Do Expensive Tools Make You a Great Mechanic?

Published on January 23, 2019
Do Expensive Tools Make You a Great Mechanic?
Does buying expensive mechanic tools make you a great mechanic? It's a tool debate I see all the time. While better tools might help make the job easier, they probably don't make you a better mechanic. To me it's more about having the right tool for the job, and the tool that works best for…
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Dewalt 20-VOLT MAX 4-1/2 in Small Angle Grinder

Published on January 9, 2019 under Humble Mechanic
Dewalt 20-VOLT MAX 4-1/2 in Small Angle Grinder
Sometimes you get a new tool thinking "this is cool but I don't really NEED it" That is what I expected out of the Dewalt 20-VOLT MAX 4-1/2 in Small Angle Grinder. Now this battery powered grinder has become one of those things I wish I had years ago. Disclaimer ~┬áThis post is a paid…
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Milwaukee M18 FUEL Drill & Impact Driver Combo ~ Review

Published on September 26, 2018 under Humble Mechanic

Today we review Milwaukee M18 Drill and Impact Driver Combo. This drill and impact kit comes with the tools, 2 5ah batteries, a charger for m18 and m12, and a carrying case. The impact tool was my most used tool as an automotive mechanic. Both tools have great power and brushless motors. It also doesn't…
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Should Auto Mechanics be Required to be Licensed?

Published on August 18, 2018 under Humble Mechanic

In may places auto mechanics or auto technicians are not required to have a license to fix cars. Should we require mechanics to have a license before they can work on cars or trucks? Would forcing mechanics to have a license make things better for mechanics? How is a license different from ASE certification? Today…
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Professional Auto Mechanics Must Buy Their Own Tools?

Published on August 3, 2018
Professional Auto Mechanics Must Buy Their Own Tools?
Buying Mechanic tools is EXPENSIVE! Did you know that most pro auto mechanics must buy their own tools? Even many beginner mechanics must spend a lot on tools. I spent about $5000 in tools my first year as a mechanic. So should you have to buy your own tools, or should a shop supply tools?…
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Tool Giveaway with The Home Depot

Published on July 23, 2018 under Humble Mechanic
Tool Giveaway with The Home Depot
Free Tools? Who doesn't love free tools? Earlier this year I started a deal with The Home Depot (Home Depot MotorSports). They send me a few tools once a quarter, and I check them out and review them what makes sense for Humble Mechanic. One of the main reasons I did this deal was to…
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