Message from RevStench in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics

2018-03-02 17:12:39 UTC  

I have them, they're electrician's tools more than anything

2018-03-02 17:13:50 UTC  

@Deleted User If you're just a hobbyist, do Craftsman. Klein is like $40 for a pair of pliers

2018-03-02 17:17:13 UTC  

@John O - Snap on has killer warranty and support but these days it's a lot of marketing.

2018-03-02 17:17:57 UTC  

Replacements are no questions asked, that's what you pay so much for

2018-03-02 17:17:59 UTC  

I'm sure the fact that they offer in house financing helps, too

2018-03-02 17:19:03 UTC  

There are other small task-specific companies.

2018-03-02 17:19:05 UTC  

No questions asked returns pisses me off. I have to pay more because some retard can't take care of his shit?

2018-03-02 17:43:09 UTC  

A decade later you'll appreciate it when Craftcuck no longer makes it

2018-03-02 17:45:28 UTC  

Buy old tools @John O - there are deals to be had.

2018-03-02 17:59:29 UTC  

I’ve been using a new holland set for years but I’m in the market for another set now and want to by US made

2018-03-02 18:05:18 UTC  

Le farm law

2018-03-02 18:05:45 UTC  

@Freiheit - CA Yeah bro, I'm very aware that Craftsman is in it's way out

2018-03-02 18:06:47 UTC  

@John O - What kind of work do you do?

2018-03-02 18:14:06 UTC  

@John O -#7072 if it's just home stuff, that'd cool, I don't mean to be a rude snob. I own no Snap-On, but use it at work all the time, have my own set of other stuff for same kind of work at home.

2018-03-02 18:32:49 UTC  

Commercial electrical @Freiheit - CA

2018-03-02 19:50:14 UTC  

I see.

2018-03-02 19:59:22 UTC  

@Joseph McCarthy - NJ what is it you're doing?
I have a ton of pointers and advice, I've been working blue collar for the last 18 years. Grew up on a tobacco farm and I'm a tool maker by trade, so I've pretty much seen it all.

When a motor in a power tool is going out you'll start to smell ozone, and it's cake to replace the motors. You can really smell it from a drill.

If you're giving a saw hell and it's screaming obviously back off and let the blade do the cutting. Hand saws let the blade cut don't try to use your saw as a knife.

If you're stripping heads out of screws make sure you have the proper bit size, most people use a #2 phillips head for everything, it's to big for a #1 ph and it will strip, if you try to use a #2ph on a #3 ph it will strip because it's to small. Push as hard as you can on it to try and back out the screw then ease off the pressure.
If you're using a hand screw driver, mostly slot head, put the palm of you hand on the butt of the driver and apply pressure using your other hand to turn it, sounds like common sense but it's not.
If you have a stripped screw, Phillips, you can try a square bit and about half the time you'll get it out, if whatever you're working isn't wood or it will be hidden get a pair of needle nose vice grips and un screw it that way. Or you could drill it out...

2018-03-02 20:01:35 UTC  

Just throwing that out there. Also who cares about being green around a shop. Everything outside of machining I learned by doing, fucking up, starting all over until I got it right. Made note of mistakes and learned my lesson.

2018-03-02 20:12:10 UTC  

Tools are personal preference. If you're just a home owner pretty much anything you buy will get the job done. If you're going to be using that tool more than a few times a month buy something contractor grade.
Like I'm a big fan of Milwaukee linemen pliers, where John uses Klein, I cut nails all day with mine and Milwaukee seems to holds an edge longer.

2018-03-02 20:13:41 UTC  

@Joseph McCarthy - NJ oh and READ THE FUCKING MANUAL

2018-03-02 20:14:43 UTC  

You wouldn't believe how many people out there don't know the potential of their tools.

2018-03-02 20:21:21 UTC  

Also SnapOn, new holland, Browning are better than craftsman and popular mechanic because they use a better quality steel. Those cheap pig iron dropped forged wrenches break easy.
And I believe that SnapOn does on site repair too. I know the Milwaukee reps will do repair for cheap.

2018-03-02 20:24:40 UTC  

Sorry, just thinking of things.

2018-03-02 20:25:22 UTC  

@RevStench I'll ask you some question when I get a break from work.

2018-03-02 20:30:30 UTC  

@Deleted User every mechanic I know uses nothing but SnapOn and New Holland. My boss only uses New Holland wrenches.

2018-03-02 20:31:31 UTC  

He says they hold up longer than any other wrenches, they don't strip as fast as others

2018-03-02 20:31:49 UTC  

Their socket set has been on point for me for 8 years.

2018-03-02 20:32:54 UTC  

The case itself has cheap snaps but the wrenches drivers and sockets have been really sturdy

2018-03-02 20:35:44 UTC  

Haha that's all companies, crappy cases but nice tools, I have a set of Pittsburgh sockets and most are stripped out, I broke a few, so I'm actually looking for a new set now. I was at the New Holland dealer yesterday looking at their sets. Funny that we're having this conversation today. I like real world feed back when it comes to tools.

2018-03-02 23:01:27 UTC  

@RevStench you won’t go wrong with em.

2018-03-03 03:13:31 UTC  

Snap on tools are amazing I have a small set to do work on my car

2018-03-03 09:33:01 UTC  

@RevStench generators and compressors at work and a project car held together by zipties and bailing wire 😂

2018-03-03 13:48:49 UTC  

Bought a generac powerwasher two weeks ago to clean my implements. Changed. My. life.

2018-03-08 00:04:54 UTC  

Hi guys. Indy tech here. 5 years experience plus 2 years of tech school.

2018-03-08 00:19:09 UTC  

Nice. Welcome aboard!

2018-03-08 01:07:37 UTC  

Awesome, welcome bro @Justice - WI

2018-03-16 17:56:22 UTC  

No start. Replaced battery, plugs and wires, coil pack, camshaft and crankshaft position sensors. P0340 on MIL. 01 Caravan 2.4L 4-cyl. @here

2018-03-16 17:57:06 UTC  

Did you check all your contacts to make sure theyre clean?

2018-03-16 17:57:21 UTC  

Is the starter just not cranking?

2018-03-16 17:57:38 UTC  

Could be ignition switch

2018-03-16 17:58:53 UTC  

@sigruna14 no start how? Won’t turn over? No juice at all? Somewhere in between?