Best low profile floor jack for lowered cars: What to look for when buying one

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The best low profile floor jack for lowered cars is an important purchase for your garage or home shop. Performance and safety are the two most critical elements to consider when searching for a jack. Perhaps you have a budget to follow because of the Misses. Or, maybe cash isn't even an issue but lifespan is. Whatever factors impact your choices,...

Larin floor jack review

larin floor jack review
I bought a Larin floor jack to replace my car's missing-in-action scissor jack for an upcoming road trip. The model I purchased was the Larin LJJS-2, which is available on Amazon, and comes with a jack and stands. I thought I would do a short review on it. The Larin hydraulic jack has a lifting range of 5 1/8 to 13...

Reviews and Recommendations: Best Tap and Die Set Under $50 Dollars?

Best Tap and Die Set
The best tap and die set can repair threads -- SAE or metric. This can be a godsend. I would drill the bolt out, tap the hole, and cut new threads. Example: I was a teenaged kid who had a tendency to break bolts when working on my cars. One memorable one included the nut and bolt that holds the steering...

Guide to buying the best oscilloscope for hobbyists

best oscilloscope for automotive car audio
When I started college, I wanted to be an electrical engineer. In a basic electronics course, I learned about oscilloscopes and got to fiddle with them as a hobbyist. Despite a change in my major to healthcare, I still saw them when working in a hospital, with patients hooked up to an electrocardiogram machine. I thought I would provide an overview...

Guide to buying the best bottle jack in 2019

best bottle jack for the money
Unlike low profile floor jacks for cars, bottle jacks offer a more compact design, small stature, and can reach that higher frame of your truck, or help you work on that construction job with ease. Find the best bottle jack on Amazon. The best bottle jack will support effortlessly, while safely lifting your truck, motorcycle, or shed up without creaks and...

Best laser distance measurer buyers guide in 2019

best laser distance measurer on the market
A tape measure is a great tool, which gets a lot of use around the house and garage for DIY projects. But climbing ladders and dragging a tape for projects can get old, which is why the best laser distance measurer may make a great addition to the tool box. A laser distance meter uses a laser beam in determining...

Impact driver vs impact wrench: What’s the difference? (ANSWERED)

imapct driver vs impact wrench
We have all heard the phrase use the right tool for the job. And, if you are like me, you've probably used the wrong hand tool from time to time. It happens. Power tools are a little different, specifically impact tools. It's important to know the differences between an impact driver vs an impact wrench, which is where this article...

Best maul for splitting wood in 2019 buyers guide

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I came across a log-built hunting blind not too long ago. It reminded me about the difference between chopping and splitting wood. Oddly enough, most people use the wrong tool. Do you? Wood chopping and splitting are two different techniques that require different tools. The best maul for splitting wood is not the same as an axe. Search and read customer...

Guide to buying the best socket holder sets on the market

BEST SOCKET HOLDER SETS
Whether you're tinkering with the family vehicle, a serious rebuilder of classic cars or a professional mechanic, the best socket organizer makes a huge difference in how efficiently you can perform repairs. Having some type of socket organizer is key to keeping on top of your equipment. Whether you want a magnetic holder or a snap-on holder, both will keep your...

Guide to buying the best 3/8 inch air ratchet

BEST 3/8 AIR RATCHET
While wrenching on your car, you spy your next bolt to remove in a tight space. It's rusted and seems like it's been gripping onto its metal home for an eternity. You to try to remove it with your 3/8 hand ratchet, but you don't have enough gas in your muscle tank to do it. That's where the best 3/8...