tool review

The Home Depot “Prospective” Tool Round Up

Published on October 26, 2018 under Humble Mechanic
The Home Depot “Prospective” Tool Round Up
As you all know, I have a deal with The Home Depot. They send me some tools each quarter, I check them out and review the ones that make sense for our community. Last quarter I gave away a bunch of the tools from the Prospective program. This quarter I will be giving away a…
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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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SK Tool Review ~ DT120 1/4″ Drive Ratchet

Published on January 13, 2018 under Video
SK Tool Review ~ DT120 1/4″ Drive Ratchet
Today we review the SK Tools 1/4" DT120 ratcheting wrench. This 1/4" drive ratchet is designed to have a high tooth count for low swing, but also be strong. As a VW technician 1/4" drive ratchets were one of my main go to tools. This 1/4" ratchet mechanism can also be dropped into any SK…
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Blue-Point HCP9 Hose Clamp Pliers ~ Review

Published on May 26, 2017 under Video
Blue-Point HCP9 Hose Clamp Pliers ~ Review
After a long break from tool reviews, I am back in action. These are the Blue-Point HCP9 Heater Hose Clamp Pliers. I have been through many pairs of hose clamp pliers over the years. Most of them are average. These heater hose pliers are the best I have found. I know that spring clamps, or…
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SCANGRIP I-VIEW Headlamp ~ REVIEW

Published on December 11, 2015 under Video
SCANGRIP I-VIEW Headlamp ~ REVIEW
As you guys know, I LOVE flashlights. Headlamps have always been one of those tools I love the idea of. Heck even my dentist uses a headlamp. Today we are going to be checking out the I-View Headlamp from SCANGRIP. There are always a lot of things to consider when reviewing a light. But when…
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Autel MV400 Video Scope Review and Demo~ Video

Published on August 13, 2015 under Humble Mechanic
Autel MV400 Video Scope Review and Demo~ Video
It is Thursday, so that means it is tool review time. I will be reviewing the Autel MV400¬†Digital Inspection Videoscope, or as I call it, borescope. I have been looking for a good alternative to buying a really expensive borescope from the tool truck guys. I purchased this borescope for 3 main reasons: Inspecting engine…
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