From: clifto on 23 Oct 2007 12:48
Scott Dorsey wrote:
>>You won't be disappointed by the Harbor Freight stands. If you
>>need some very good 6-ton stands really cheap, hurry in before
>>their sale ends. And if you want the very best stands, pick
>>up the DuraLast at AutoZone.
> Hit it with a five-pound hammer. Does it leave a mark?
Methinks you're going too far with this one. I've never seen a jack stand,
or for that matter a hydraulic lift, jack, or other lifting tool that
wouldn't show a mark when hit with a five-pound hammer. Hell, a five-pound
hammer will leave a mark on another five-pound hammer.
One meter, to within 0.0125% accuracy (off by just under .005 inches):
Three eights of an inch
From: Scott Dorsey on 23 Oct 2007 13:56
In article <q7l1v4-dl4.ln1(a)remote.clifto.com>,
clifto <clifto(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>Scott Dorsey wrote:
>>>You won't be disappointed by the Harbor Freight stands. If you
>>>need some very good 6-ton stands really cheap, hurry in before
>>>their sale ends. And if you want the very best stands, pick
>>>up the DuraLast at AutoZone.
>> Hit it with a five-pound hammer. Does it leave a mark?
>Methinks you're going too far with this one. I've never seen a jack stand,
>or for that matter a hydraulic lift, jack, or other lifting tool that
>wouldn't show a mark when hit with a five-pound hammer. Hell, a five-pound
>hammer will leave a mark on another five-pound hammer.
Oh, of course it will. But what does the mark look like? That's the
tell-tale. Not as good as putting the metal on a grinder and looking
at the sparks, of course...
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."
From: jim on 23 Oct 2007 14:28
Mike Romain wrote:
> Bruce L. Bergman wrote:
> > Trust me, if the lugs do get loose you'll feel a problem long before
> > it gets bad enough to where the wheel will fall off the car.
> TOTAL BULLSHIT!!!!!!
> I have had a shop not tighten the nuts correctly or had "a failure in
> their impact gun" TWICE in my life.
> Both times I lost wheel on the highway at speed and thankfully lived to
> tell about it.
Well sure, if you drive a vehicle that always sounds and feels like the
wheels are falling off you aren't going to be able to tell when they
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From: cuhulin on 23 Oct 2007 14:58
If I had your hand, I would throw both of mine in. (yeah, and you would
draw back a nub too!)
From: Jeff on 23 Oct 2007 16:42
Ray O wrote:
> I don't like the feel of Stanley or
> Craftsman screwdrivers in my hand - they are hard to grip and result in
> blisters after long use, while the blades on my Snap-On and Mac screwdrivers
> are still in perfect shape. The walls on cheap sockets are much thicker,
> making them difficult to use in tight spaces, they don't grip bolt heads as
> well as a good 6 point socket, the chrome finish chips off, and I've split
> several cheap sockets. My fine-tooth Snap-on ratchets work much more
> smoothly, especially when starting bolts, and the fine teeth allow better
> back-and-forth motions when working in tight spaces.
For weekend and NASCAR mechanics, Craftsman, Blackhawk, SK, etc., are
good enough most of the time. They're cheap enough and get the job done.
They usually have a life-time warranty.
When I was taking apart engines in high and college for my dad, who
rebuilt engines, I used mostly SK tools. They made high impact sockets
for the air ratchets that almost never failed. And the regular sockets
and stuff were good enough for what I needed. And dad was an SK dealer,
so getting replacement tools wasn't a big deal.
For professional mechanics, Mac and Snap-On are even cheaper. They let
the mechanic work faster. And the mechanic doesn't have to return the
tools for new ones under warranty. Time is money. Mac and Snap-On let
the mechanic spend his/her time working on vehicles, not replacing
tools. Saves money in the long run.
> For automotive applications, Snap-On, Mac, and Matco are what most pros use.
> Plumbers seem to prefer Rigid tools, and electricians seem to prefer Klein
> and Greenlee. Good tools make the work go more smoothly and fit in the hand
I am curious how good the new Colbalt Tools for Home Depot are.