I’d like to announce the following change. Firworks is being renamed to Firlights. It seems natural considering how many lighting videos I’m putting out, and how many I COULD make in the future. Nah.
I don’t know why but I buy a lot of lights: work lights, drop lights, flash lights, and even ceiling lights.
When Home Depot started running a deal for the new Milwaukee TRUEVIEW M18 Work Light I knew I was going to have to buy it. It just seemed too cool. Once I got it in I got curious how it compared against old halogen lights like I had used in the past. My halogen work light’s bulb was burnt out long ago as I’ve been using the Snap-On one from Costco for a few months now. I headed to the local Menards to get a new bulb and discovered I should basically just buy a whole new light as they were so cheap!
Thus, this shoot out was born.
I think I fixed it!
After I made the last video on this tool, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I was really puzzled.
It CAN do it! On the right car…
Surprisingly this car (2002 Oldsmobile Aurora) had a very low torque spec spindle nut. I think it was ~134ft/lbs. It was taking forever but it DID it. Eventually though I gave it a rest and finished with a breaker bar. While it was CAPABLE, it was really slow and shaking like crazy!
The Dremel VRT1-1/5 is the archetypal Father’s Day present. It’s exactly the sort of thing an unsuspecting child or spouse would see and think, “Hey, Dad has a shop vac. He sands wood. I bet that’s a big mess. This would make things a lot easier for him! He’ll love it!”
Kids, spouses, take my advice. Dad will not love this. I don’t know if Dad will be able to feign loving it.
I picked this up at Lowe’s for 9$. It looks like they are clearancing them out, though I don’t know if that is because pinewood derby season is over (under?) or if it’s because they are no longer going to carry this thing.
This is a quick demonstration of using the Milwaukee M12 FUEL 3/8″ Impact (2454-20) to remove lugnuts on a passenger car. This car’s lugnuts were previously torqued to 95 Ft/lbs.
Consider this a teaser for a longer video I’m working on to demonstrate the use of the M12 FUEL 3/8″ impact on some more suspension type work. I’m still working out the details but I plan to answer two important questions: How much torque does the M12 FUEL 3/8″ impact really provide? Does that torque change based on the use of an XC battery?
In this video I show how I reduce the noise from electronic toys that my 4 year old roommates receive as gifts. First pass is to just try to get the toys sent to Grandma’s or any other house. When that won’t fly, I resort to this.
To make the fix all it takes is some small screwdrivers, and some felt from a craft store.
This is a followup to my first light shootout video, which can be found here:
When I originally did the light shootout, it seemed strange to me how dim the CAT COB light looked but I let it go for a while. It kept bugging me and finally I came up with the answer. The batteries were dying! I created this video to set the record straight and accurately show the brightness of the CAT COB light in comparison to the Milwaukee M12 LED Stick light and the Astro Pneumatics inspection light.
While trying to take a dent out of one of the rails on the front of the drawers on my toolbox, I got the idea to see what it would look like with them all removed. I ended up really liking the appearance of the box better without them, and thought I’d share the idea.
In this video I troubleshoot and replace a failed Draft/Induction motor blower assembly on my Goodman high-efficiency furnace. The symptoms were, furnace powers on, buzzes loudly, no air movement, and diagnostic code on circuit board indicating “Pressure Switch Stuck Open”.
I’m not an HVAC professional, but this problem is fairly straightforward to diagnose and complete.
Sssh… It’s a secrete.
This fun little video is the result of some brainstorming new hammer ideas for Trusty-Cook over on the Garage Journal forums.
Sadly they don’t offer a hammer like this yet in real life but maybe some day!
Visit Trusty-Cook hammers website here: http://trustyhammers.com