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Welcome to NosyNation. We write about cool toys in the garage and reviews. Topics include side-by-sides; ATVs; tools; cars and pickup trucks, such as Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierras, RAM, Toyota Tundra and Tacoma; basically, anything with an engine.

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...

Best laser distance measurer buyers guide in 2024

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...

Guide to buying the best chainsaw chain

best chainsaw chain brand
The best chainsaw chain will slice through logs, branches, and tree trunks with ease. Saws make cutting firewood and hardwood to size fairly easy, but when the chain gets dull it can be a risk. The risk is kickback. Kickback occurs when a tooth bites too deep in the lumber, gets stuck, and the saw recoils, which makes it dangerous...

What is the best place to buy tools?

best place to buy tools
Whether sockets, screwdrivers, or drills, I am always in the market for good deals on tools. But, what is the best place to buy tools right now? I created a list of 7 different sellers. Each range in quality and price. Let's start with Amazon. Remember: Some tool brands are cheaper than others, some are more expensive, some can be purchased...

Guide to buying the best 3/8 inch 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...

Guide to buying the best brake bleeder on the market in 2023

Best Brake Bleeder
You hear the screeching when you get near the stop sign. It’s time to change the brakes again. Last time it went well, minus the flushing. You just don’t have another qualified person to help. Thankfully, a few companies have designed bleeding kits that will speed up the fluid flushing process and let you do it solo. What is the best...

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 tree pruner in 2023

Best Tree Pruner
For once a year branch maintenance, or a daily tool for tree-trimming, there are many options for picking the best tree pruner. With choices like a telescoping pole, cordless saws, ropeless operation, it can get overwhelming quick. All you want to do is cut that pesky limb that keeps scraping across your truck or clean up the trees around your...

Guide to buying the best socket holder sets on the market

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 mini lathe on the market

best mini lathe
The best mini lathe will shape that hunk of metal or wood perfectly round. It doesn't matter if you operate a lathe as a hobby or as a professional and are looking for a mill combo. Lathes, which use to be massive, have been an important tool in carpentry and metal-working over the last hundred years. Smaller mini lathes (also known...