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VW toolsIt is no secret that auto mechanics have a ton of tools. Some mechanics keep tools in a standard tool box. Others keep their tools in a mix of tool box and roll cart. I personally love using a roll cart or roll kart as I prefer. It gives great flexibility, and mobility.

NOTE:
This is how I personally have set up my kart. It is a setup I have had for years and years. That does not mean I am saying other ways are wrong, or my way is better. This is what works for me. If there is a brand of tool I use that you don’t like, that is cool. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Join me on this VW tech roll kart tour:

  • Hanging wrenches on the back
  • The down side of hanging Snap On wrenches
  • Sockets and ratchets on the top deck
  • Specialty sockets and bits
  • Extensions and trim tools
  • The must have “junk drawer”
  • Pliers and power tools
  • Axle boot tool
  • Power Probe, DVOM, Torque wrench
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “What’s In A VW Mechanic’s Tool Cart” on YouTube.

Did I miss anything? Have a question on tools? As always, your questions and comments are welcome. Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com.

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As many of you know, I LOVE tools. Thankfully I have a job that allows me to buy the tools I need, and the tools I want. Today we are going to look at whether air tools are better than electric tools. We are specifically talking about battery powered tools on today’s show. Of course when it all boils down to it, it’s up to you. Each of the tools has a place where they win the tool wars!

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Join me today as we fight tools to the death on:

Trouble viewing? Watch “Air Tools VS Electric Tools ~ Podcast Episode 106” on YouTube.

As always I love to hear your thoughts. Please post them in the comments section below. If you have an idea for a show you can email me, or use the contact me form! Don’t forget to follow me at:Battery powered tools

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.

Join me today as we dive into:

Trouble viewing? Watch “Westling Machine Socket Tray Review ~ Video” on YouTube.

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.aluminum socket tray

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Thursday is normally the day that I review tools and products. Well today I wanted to step out of that a little. I wanted to chat a little about the weird things that mechanics use when working on cars. This is kind of a play on my “Top 5 Favorite Auto Mechanic’s Tools” video. Something a little more lighthearted after yesterday’s video on flat rate. Mechanics also spend a small fortune on tools. It is nice to have a few things we don’t need to turn to the Snap On truck for.

Join me today as we look at odd uses for

Trouble viewing? Watch “5 Odd Things Mechanics Use To Fix Cars ~ Video” on YouTube.

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.mechanics paint

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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.

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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Streamlight Stylus Pro ~ Tool Review

Happy Thursday everyone. As you know, today is tool review day. We are going to take a look at the Streamlight Stylus Pro flashlight. As you will see in the video review, I really like this little light. I think it is perfect for keeping in a shirt pocket.

Join me as we break down the Streamlight Stylus Pro

Having trouble viewing? Watch “Streamlight Stylus Pro ~ Video Review” on YouTube.

As always, post your comments below. If you have a tool 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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Auto Mechainc's Tool Box

After talking about Prepping a car for winter yesterday, I have the holiday season on the brain. Now, this is NOT a holiday show, but I thought it would be a great time to talk about buying tools as a gift. So today on the automotive podcast, we are talking about things to consider when buying tools as gifts. I am also working on a guide to buying tools this holiday season. That will be coming out next week. I assure you, there will be awesome deals.

I am someone that has spent a lot of time researching tools. In addition to that time doing research, I have spent a TON of money on tools. So today’s show it really built on how to buy tools for anyone from the auto enthusiast, to the DIY homeowner. Also remember that gift cards are always awesome, but are not really personal.

On today’s automotive podcast we talk about:Auto mechanic tools

  • Thinking about who we are buying tools for
    • Car person
    • The Pro
    • The Woodworker
    • Electronics person
    • DIY homeowner
  • How to find the perfect tool
  • Buy nice or buy twice
  • Tool count does not equal value
  • What tools to aviod
  • Flames do not equal quality
  • Slam dunk gift ideas (I don’t mean basketball)
  • Less glamorous, but awesome tool ideas
  • MT Knives sharpening video


If you are having trouble viewing here, check out Buying Tools As A Gift on Youtube

As always, your comments and questions are welcome. I love hearing from you guys. If you have a show topic you want you can post it below, or use the contact me form.

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