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aluminum socket trayToday I will be reviewing the 1/4″ drive socket tray from WestlingMachine.com . I have been looking for a good quality socket holder for years. Sadly most of the socket holders are plastic and do not seem to hold up well. At least with the abuse that I put them though. I use my 1/4″ drive sockets all the time. That means having a good quality way to store them is vital.

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Coast HP7R Review

Hey everyone. Today we are going to be looking at the Coast Products HP7R Rechargeable Flashlight. I am a huge fan of flashlights. There is at least 1 in every room of my house. I also carry one with me every where I go. In this review we will look at some of specs of the light. You will also see an “in the dark” demo of the the HP7R. All and all I think this is a great little flashlight.

Join me today as we check out and demo the Coast HP7R:Coast HP7R Review

  • What is in the box (it’s a lot)
  • Lighting modes
  • Specs for HP7R on full bright mode
  • Specs for Hp7R on low bright mode
  • Demo in the garage
  • Lighting up the engine bay
  • What I love
  • 2 things I would change
  • Get the HP7R
  • The other Coast Lights that I have reviewed
  • and more

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Thanks to the folks at Coast for letting me test out this light. As always, post your comments below. If you have a tool or product you would like for me to review, use the contact me form. Or email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com, and put TOOL REVIEW in the subject.Coast HP7R Review

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It has been a few weeks since my last tool review. But we are back strong with the BlueDriver OBD Scanner. The folks at Lemur Vehicle Monitors reached out to me and asked if I would check out their OBD scanner. The funny thing is, I had the app on my phone before they emailed me. I am generally skeptical about this type of product. I have tried a few, and most were weak at best. I wanted to test it out to give you guys the real deal about this Blue Tooth OBD scanner. Oh, and this one IS Blue Tooth.

Join me today as we dive in to:BlueDriver OBD Scanner

  • The OBD scanner
  • The BlueDriver App
  • Demo on my 2005 Passat
  • One way scanner
  • Mostly ECM based (some makes have more capabilities).
  • The PROS of the BlueDriver OBD Scanner
  • The CONS of the BlueDriver OBD Scanner
  • Buy the BlueDriver OBD Scanner on Amazon
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “BlueDriver OBD Scanner ~ Demo and Review Video” on YouTube.

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RYOBI Phone Works Inspection Camera Review

RYOBI Phone Works Review

Happy Thursday everyone! Today we are looking at the RYOBI Phone Works Inspection Camera. I had really high hopes for this tool. I had been looking for this exact thing for a while. It is what kept me from buying a $400+ inspection camera from Snap-On or Matco. RYOBI has an entire line of tools built to be paired to a smart phone. That is a screen shot inside the app on my wife’s Galaxy S5

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  • BE SURE TO CHECK THE COMPATIBILITY LIST!
  • My Galaxy S4 is not compatible.
  • GREAT idea
  • Download the app
  • Issues getting connected
  • Issues staying connected
  • Phone Works Inspection Camera features
  • Pros of the Phone Works Inspection Camera
  • Cons of the Phone Works Inspection Camera
  • Overall view on buying the Phone Works Inspection Camera
  • and more

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I really wish I could have liked this inspection camera. As always, post your comments below. If you have a tool or product you would like for me to review, use the contact me form. Or email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com, and put TOOL REVIEW in the subject.

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Coast A8R flashlight review

Coast A8R flashlight reviewHappy tool review Thursday everyone. Today we are looking at the Coast A8R Rechargeable Penlight. You guys know how nuts I am about flashlights. So when the folks at Coast Products asked me to review some lights for you, I jumped on it. I spent 3 full days with this light as my main flashlight. So today I give you my thoughts on the Coast A8R Pen light

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Thanks to the folks at Coast for letting me test out this light. As always, post your comments below. If you have a tool or product you would like for me to review, use the contact me form. Or email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com, and put TOOL REVIEW in the subject.

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Coast Headlamp Review

Happy tool review Thursday everyone! Today we look at the Coast HL7 Focusing Headlamp. A headlamp is something that I always thought was kind of weird. I mean it makes sense that it would be handy, but I never jumped on that trolley. The folks at Coast Products sent me this light to check out. I found myself really liking it. I will also be using it at the shop, and doing a follow up review for you guys.

Join me as we check out this Coast Headlamp:

  • Pure Beam Focusing Optic
  • Twist focusCoast HL7 Headlamp Review
  • 285 lumen light output
  • 1 hour 30 minute runtime
  • 119 meter (390 ft) beam distance
  • 3 X AAA batteries (included)
  • Z Cord in headband for added durability
  • Adjustable elastic straps
  • Easy to operate front power switch
  • Hinged beam adjustment to position light where you need it
  • Weight: 4.4 ounces (including batteries)
  • Buy this Coast Headlamp
  • Other cool Coast Products
  • and more

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Happy Thursday everyone! Today we are talking about one of the best investments that you can make if you are working on a Volkswagen or Audi. That is VCDS or Vag Com Diagnostic Software. I refer to it as Vag-Com. I purchased Vag-Com years and years ago. I would say that I use it almost every day. If you are planning to do any DIY on a VW beyond oil changes, you really need this!

VCDS REVIEW

Join me today as we look at:

  • What can Vag-Com do?
  • How Vag-Com has bailed me out
  • Graphing features of Vag-Com
  • Screen capture and walk through of Vag-Com
  • Where to get Vag-Com
  • Ross-Tech Wiki page
  • Buy or not to buy
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “VCDS or Vag-Com Review and Demo ~ Video” on YouTube.

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