A tour of johns stainless SGS toolbox. How would you organize​ yours?​ + xk8 Quiz!

A tour of johns stainless SGS toolbox. How would you organize​ yours?​ + xk8 Quiz!


[Music] hello everybody John here and today on to the garage we’re dealing with a popular request and that is John can you give us a tour of your toolbox yes so I’ve got a previous video that kind of shows what I’ve got this fabulous SGS toolbox which I am very proud and as you’ll all know I’m working on the garage to create hopefully what’s really space-efficient home workshop got I sort of compress a corner we are gonna have the ramp that leaves underneath perdy I’ve got a winch to put it into the ceiling um and I’ve got a bit racking over here but I keep on the top row sort of cleaning things what I’m using at the moment row down is the lubricants and bits and pieces but um busy with below there I’ve got old steel pans from the kitchen that are used as the drain trays and things to work in children not some bolts in in this corner I have my little sink which does not go into the drain so I can do whatever I want with it and do cleaning apart cleaning and me all the rest of it I’ve got my little charging shelf we’ve got USB sockets on the wall as well as three pin and musing British sockets but hopefully who don’t live around here I know they they caused quite a titter because they’re so big and overcomplicated I’ve got my bench for doing sand moulding on and bit of welding that sort of thing that’s held up by a gas strut which fault itself nice and neatly down to the wall and we’ve got some cupboards and bits and pieces up on this wall so specialist fixings down on the floor or my nuts and Bowl there’s my Forge furnace call it will he like the whole Forge furnace very confusing and the cupboards to the backer basically stock of things but I might need quite quickly for instance there’s a box of assorted o-rings but yeah for another time so for now I saw a little delve into what’s in what toolbox I’ve not told you to up for you guys as you will see and and it’s not the prettiest of things inside but it’s reasonably organized I’m still finding my way with best locations for things but I do like things do be in a such a position I could find them and use it to work on so first thing about box it’s really good is I love the fact it’s got a big flap wouldn’t work top on it you can do all sorts from you know trimming stuff if you want to do some vinyl work to took a piece of cardboard on there and work on something big and heavy and oily you can clamp on a voice if you one it’s great and I can drag it across to the car and do work with it right next door to the car which is fabulous so and yeah there’s my typical dirt stuff on the top some sweets to keep me going and a bottle of squash soup Holzer water so I can play in here for many an hour and on the outside got two devices this I mentioned in a previous video probably my favorite toy is my little magnetic part dish which you can literally stick anywhere and check all your components in and I’ve got a half decent work light I really like this one you can pay a lot of money through these things this with this is not expensive but it’s got a magnet on the base it’s got a hook but I’m trying to work one ended not working what comes out and swivels so you can can use it in all sorts of different ways and the actual torch element is a its LEDs quite light efficient and battery efficient it’s got a torch end but when you click it again it’s got this sort of flood side so you know it’s quite a flexible tool really quite chuffed with that not so big you can’t use it not so expensive if you’re worried about dropping it all the rest of it and I literally just leave him there so he’s at hand and I can go on reusing it so which way to go well I guess as a theme things get less organized as we go down so let’s start top left nothing in here is expensive but here we go this is why I’m calling the screwdriver draw and I have all sorts of it’s and pieces in here I enjoy different tools from you know old stuff I’ve had forever Stanley screwdrivers for electrical stuff to stuff I’ve only just recently got nice hex drive clutch but you can hold on to this bit while it’s spinning in a drill and you got and screwdriver bits in even got a little shook there that can be attached to a screwdriver and I’ve actually got separate and I’ll show you on a separate video a little collection of screwdrivers that are if I’m honest not most practical things but I own them because they are so fabulous as examples of how how far can you take the design of something is simple as a screwdriver one of those screwdrivers is this one I don’t really need to use it that often it’s just a fabulous concept you hold on to this black ring and it doesn’t matter which way you turn the handle the tip always turns clockwise or anti-clockwise depending on how you position things less of the tool porn more of them what we got so I got my array screwdrivers in these nice clips I’ll put a link to a few of the clips and bits and pieces I’ve collected in the video below any description below lessor the tools unless somebody particularly wants to talk what some panniers then you know this isn’t a website for selling tools or a channel that’s here to sell tools and I use quite a lot of bits rather than screwdrivers because I quite like having something like this in my pocket we’ve three or four tips and I can basically work without too many tools whereas the individual screwdrivers yes so it’s less of an issue now got the big wheelie trolley but I do like the bits quite a lot and over on the right hand side I have some precision screwdrivers Torx bits and some odds and sods back there weird and wonderful stuff that takes the same hex drive as a screwdriver little socket there for instance so this is the screwdriver drill then we move along one we come to the spanner draw and gain I’m not into particularly expensive or exotic tools I can appreciate them but I don’t need to have the very very best in any way so these are premier which I’ve had for years and years they are from machine Mart I believe which is an outlet we get in the UK I don’t know where a you are in the world if they have it they’re negative of these is you can see they’re polished and it’s hard to read the numbers sometimes the positive of these they’re polished they look nice and they’re really nice to hold with no sharp edges anywhere on any of them and it just means that you know the function more polished a tool is the less likely it is to fracture there’s no sharp edges with no scratches on them so they’re nice they’re not hugely expensive and all of these are metric screw at metric screwdrivers metric spanners but I use mostly at the top here I’ve got a couple of spanners which say 23 but if you can see the heads i’ve ground them for particular jobs which maybe we’ll look at another day to make it thinner and a particular size so there a couple of specials but I use and at the top there is another set of basically what I’ve got here but in an even cheaper brand remember what these are so a quick look what we got it is mmm it’s a mix just unbranded chrome vanadium mixed in with some half-decent like that one tall q which is basically if I need two of the same size that’s where that comes from I’ve got another table which I don’t keep in the toolbox which has got loads of swapsies if you like all my spare leftover spanners sockets that are not in here I’ve got an imperial set I don’t need a lot of Imperial stuff as with most people in the UK or Europe you know we don’t we don’t get to play you too much on the imperial scale as we’re using really old cars with preparing and the chain wrench for and doing oil filters etc a couple of large or special spanners C spanner for adjusting shock absorbers and end on this side what some people call wrenches but adjustables grips etc these are actually cycle spanners but they are very very useful on the odd occasion where you need to get into something very very thin an example being the nuts around the bases of windscreen wipers that is a brake line spanner so it’s like a ring spanner but you can put it over a copper brake pipe and you’ve got almost a ring spanner so you don’t round off your unions and we’ve got a couple of mold grips or vise grip depending what you want to call them was a bit of a relatively unique tool there I like this one it’s called jaws literally and over on the right hand side we have deployers draw gain using this nice clip system just your general selection of pliers side cuts nail pullers needle nose etc also got some scissors in there also got these which are Bowden cable cutters so sorts of cable that you’d use for a throttle cable or a choke cable they cut them and leave a really nice finish if you ever tried cutting one with anything else you’ll know it just turns into a spiky nasty mess they’re really good and I have a universal set of circuit pliers so use this in conjunction with all manner of different tips just grab one and using this plier and the pegs that are on it you can choose to have opens when you squeeze or with the same tool turn it over snap that on there and there’s an attaching piece you can put if you’re going to use it a lot close with a squeeze so a useful tool means you don’t have to have lots and lots of different pliers you just have a lot of different heads and it’s one nifty universal tool also got one of my toy jackieo is in there just in case I need to go up and remember this one I think he’s got flute wheels that’s what I like to think getting me going down this side I have an empty drawer for future developments I have my cutting drawer which has things like a set of gill bows which is a classic brand of tin snip or shears really good quality also got some junky ones for doing less painstaking work everybody should have a hacksaw blade handle it stops you wrapping bits a rag round going on that and then cutting yourself really useful little gadget a rasp a diamond file Stanley knife or packing knife or box knives pair of scissors totally it’s amazing half my choice like a head out of some cutlery whether it’s spoon in powder for powder coating mixing stuff or you know old cutlery why not and on the left hand side selection of exacto knives scalpels etc with their accompanying blades so that’s the cutting drawer down another one we have kind of some instruments test kit if you like in there we’ve got the kit for your air conditioning system along with the bottle of gas I’ve got a remote starter so I can start the car from underneath the bonnet I’ve got my basic obd2 scanning tool I’ve got a stick for monitor useful for doing air conditioning and stuff like that I have your art non-contact thermometer so I can check the temperature of anything on the engine and I’ve also got in there a timing light and a color tune tip which enables you to see the color of the spark inside your engine it should also be a spark flash tester basically how far can you get your spark to jump you can’t your plug leads to one of these you’ll ring to earth and how far can you get the spark to jump useful to be just comparing things like swapping a coil and bottom what ironically call my safety drawer because as well as safety related things it also contains chemicals and but you know we all talk about it but get yourself a first aid kit and stick it in your toolbox it’s a really good idea there’s nothing worse than rushing around in a carriage with a gush thinking if only I thought stick that somewhere you know where to find it in here I’ve got things like gloves I’ve got a very decent respirator I’ve got dust masks I’ve got high beers I’ve got safety specs all that sort of good stuff in one place where I know where to find it along with some chemicals glues things like acetone fire gums etc but I just want to keep out the way of everybody else superglue in there too so the next drawl down in the middle is my socket and ratchet draw gain nothing particularly exotic or expensive in here in terms of the tooling on the red racks I have a range of Imperial sockets on the blue I have my metrics and these little racks are actually very good there were four separate mention I will put a link to these in the laughs in our excellent so little plastic trays each one of them has a number which tells you what size socket is living in there there’s two rows so you can have two different types of 9-mil if you want like a deep nine mil and a shallow nine milk there’s also enough room at the back of most of the trays so you can put your extensions etc I just think they’re really really neat okay G so helps refine my sockets nice and quick and I have three four different ratchets again nothing very exotic from a tiny little quarter up to rather battered our Finch let’s just stick to this thing I’ve had it many years and what’s this one u.s. pro tool and that’s SGS brand I think in UK typically I just got this one body by using years ago mr. work belt and I spin the top on it which I I really like you can do some home tightening so that’s in there I’ve got a few specialist sockets some some really big stuff really deep stuff I’ve got hold of over the years for very specific tasks hope not etc hi Ian the actual hope not on YouTube and I’ve got these these are nice and grab something to go on there so a lot of my extinctions have ball ends they’re visually identified by having a neural halfway down but what it means is you put another extension or a socket on the end of them and rather than being a fixed thing if you just pull them out a touch they are now basically universal joints and that can help no end into getting little nooks and crannies and you push them back and they become solids so I’ve got one of those in a short and a long for each of the sizes a different drive and I find them particularly handy as the very short half-inch even though these are branded probably not know again I think it cost me a lot of money really good catch it time around you I have a range of socket driven tox fittings and allen key fittings as well speed wrench and at the back there occur a torque wrench and a breaker bar which is one of the things that you tend to buy because you really need it you have an occasion where something just won’t come undone but you only need to need it once for it to pay for itself time and time over so I’ve got a two and a half foot long breaker bar with a half inch drive on the end which means generally undoing stuff is more possible add that to an impact driver and some penetrating oil and there’s not a lot you’re gonna get stuck with and that concludes the and so below the socket draw we have the electrical draw which some of you seen on a previous video and kind of started this off I have a selection of the terminals that are commonly used I’d love to say these are Halford standard sets they’re not they’re just boxes with some Halford stuff came in which means I’ve got them all to hand I use my shed to store all my stock of bits and pieces but electrical things you want to just lay your hand straight on cable ties we’ve got crocodile clips we’ve got fuses of all the sizes but I’m not likely to need for my vehicles I’ve got pre-cut lengths of heat shrink tubing so you can just slip it over joints and use a hairdryer to warm it up and I’ll shrink down and leave a really neat finish basis for cable ties self-adhesive backs – come on – a body panel or anything else you want and you’ve got somewhere to put a cable tie through some half-decent insulation tape soldering iron basic multimeter nothing too clever a little helping hands tool that I like and this box which gains course some amusement my triple just contains test leads wires cables but I’ve got different ends on all the different sorts of connectors that you might have so I can assemble little test leads to connect all different things just odds and sods really nowhere near as exciting as the original content but a really nice little basically continuity tester crop clip on one end attach it to something you can touch this onto what’s supposed to be a positive and hopefully it’s going to lie talk that light saying it’s positive but sometimes you want to know if a wire is conducting some current or not so if this is on earth I’ve got a warrior you can see with a very fine needle there you put your walk there spur put your warrior through that hook let go of that needle goes into the wire makes contact with the copper core and you can then tell whether it’s positive compared to this very useful thing gets you out of a bit of bother now and again about it years and years it acts to 701 – 0 0 and if you can still get them and various basically current sensing screwdrivers special tool for UK telephone connectors you once in a blue moon and not for the car and three nice crimpers of different varieties so I’ve got a ratcheting heavy crimper so you put your cable in there and it ratchets up and you can really apply some good force with that that’s cool a standard crimper of half-decent construction just first trick and wire and crimping various bits and pieces down here and little latch these what have been mused some of you so much because it’s so over complicated which is why I own them set a wire strippers you put your wire in here up to the yellow stop which you can set how far through it goes and when you squeeze that little finger comes down and grip solder the wire the blade comes down pinches the wire then the blade poles the insulation off and then they both open and return to normal and it’s deliciously OTT and that’s why I own it next we have what I call my clean draw I’ve got a box stationary a marker pens pencils all that sort of good stuff I keep some books in here but I’ve been using things I’ve keeping notes in my pair of safety glasses for I mainly use and I got these got these or something similar I’m not saying this is the brand tab and then you should they are wing protectors your car so made of vinyl hangover the wing give your car the back is cotton the top has a magnetic strip sewn in so you can hang out over the car and you don’t scuff up the paintwork and knock it about while you’re working on it got two of those in my cleaning drawer and they live in here to remind me but they can only go back in here when they’re perfectly clean because if they’re dirty there’s absolutely no point I will put a link to those I think there’s such a good idea I’m going to share where I’ve had those from you guys and yeah so that’s about the size of it and if I’m working in the garage and I need somewhere to put the phone on the keys I’ll chuck it into the clean drawer and up bottom we have the beast I can’t possibly go through all of this quickly but the abbreviation is Turkish Delight Tim contains no Turkish Delight but everything can connected with threads and taps removing taps so removing taps removing threaded bars broken off studs all that sort of stuff the box underneath it contains my grease pump I’ve got things like piston ring compressors Bush removal tools I’ve got a spring compressor in there I’ve got various flavors of ball joint splitter from little ones like this up to a really big one in there one of those which may not seen before made by Girling they don’t do this type of tool I don’t think anymore they tend to use like a plastic player if you’re taking your breaks off the flexi hoses you can trap them between these two round bars squeeze them put the clamp over tighten them up and pinch them off and the idea is you don’t damage the pipe but you do stop the brake fluid from coming out these days it tends to be like a red plastic plier if you use anything at all I’ve used them they seem to work I’m not absolutely convinced that that caused any harm but in a bind it’s good tool to have in the middle here I’ve got everything to do with making up brake pipes so we’ve got a decent pipe bender okay for putting some nice smooth curves I’ve got a little pipe cutting tool and I’ve got the cheap and cheerful pipe layering kit and in the blue box is basically a far more professional piece of kit that does the same job small scissor jack useful for lifting things or holding things up under a car like gearboxes because it’s really compact a couple of rather large Pulis you can pull hubs off the back here jag or a steering wheel off a steering column or crankshaft pulley off also got my hairdryer still in need of a respray and a glue gun that I use in conjunction with my body pulling kit which I’ve demonstrated on videos for the N P 300 you can check them out if you like but stuff like this where essentially you glue a tab using glue hot melt glue onto your bodywork sounds scary is actually straightforward / eh tab with a dovetail on the end of it glued to your bodywork set these feet on your body work and then whole and so basically do body pulling without drilling in any holes in your car really effective and I’ll demo that on my jag there is a tiny little thing you know on this side we’ve got my allen keys and crows foot adapters these sorts of things fell and keys in there as well no seen this sort of thing before for a ratchet drive in there and you want open-ended spanner there Elijah’s are getting some really really awkward places where only a crows foot adapter can go this is a special one for doing the valve clearances on a Ford Pinto that’s the Pinto engine not a Pinto car for our American friends we call a particular Ford engine the Pinto and these are essentially the same but treated almost like socket so you put an extension piece in here up to a ratchet and you can turn that and it basically where you run our clearance you might have to use crows foot adapters engineering draw believe all or not I am one here’s one not something I practice commercially anymore but in there’s just some bits and pieces for I like to have still around me micrometers depth gauges vernier calipers digital calipers steel rules etc etc a wide selection of mirrors if you own a Jag you very quickly work out about having a wide selection of different mirrors in different flavors is a really good idea that one’s got light on it although it’s a very deke switch there you go and and even down to dentist mirror size means you can see some of the things you meant to be able to see but can’t feeler gauges etc etc and a spirit level that’s really there for sentimental reasons because I built that as an apprentice many many years ago this is a handy little gadget if you’ve never seen one before and imagine I’ve got a screwdriver here and for whatever reason I really really want it to be magnetic for the next 10 minutes then you can pass it through this hole a few times and as if by magic you end up with a magnetic screwdriver you pass it through this hole a few times and as if by magic it’s no longer a magnetic screwdriver very useful thing sometimes you find things that have been magnetized and shouldn’t be and you can get rid we really really need somebody to be magnetic quite quickly it’ll get you like that can help you out this is my punches and trim tool drawer also got a big set of allen keys and then just because they won’t fit in the other drawer hammers punches of the variety that you might punch holes in leather or gaskets etc or put eyelets in something also punches out in pin punches now punches and two punches the world of punch is the hollow nose punch there is in that little box hammers to go with and my magnetic engineer stands for DT eyes etc and then my wee Noma trim removal tools which I love don’t leave any marks strong yet plastic really great for a moving trimmer from almost anywhere in almost any car and in the bottom drawer he’s not really a tool drawer at all this is where I keep the things but I’ve recently got hold of bought acquired Amazon Ebates that I’m going to fit to the jag or the dt4 as it is now the Jeep or the Navara the moment all the bits and pieces in the air for the Jag so just ran this little video off we’ve a bit of fun for you guys we’re probably as sad as I am so let’s see who can be super clever and identify these parts this one I’m not going to take out the bag for special reasons but you might struggle so it’s rated plastic hose there’s a connector there there’s some heat insulation there genuine jugu apart I have another part might be a little easier have another part gain for the xk8 this one’s sort of self-explanatory if you know anything about the car or will be now and this one I’ll make some sort of prize for anybody who can give me you’re the first person to give me the actual name of the thing I’m about to show you and where it goes on an xk8 insignificant little thing I do have a couple of other things in the drawer some of them are just some o-rings but I also have this this is not part of the little guess what thing and just sharing so this is a kit to replace the plastic thermostat tower in your xk8 with an aluminium one so I have gaskets o rings new lid good quality thermostat an aluminium not plastic thermostat tower which many of you all know the plastic one does tend to degrade over time and eventually give up start leaking or crack so this is the alloy version machined out to take o rings so quite clever and the thermostat goes in that big hole and then you’ve got that it’s the thermostat housing cover nicely serrated and that’s going to replace the plastic parts in my car I hope you enjoyed that little look through my tool box I’ve got lots of things to do still in the garage and I’ve certainly not showed you all of the bits and pieces that I do have in terms of tooling but that’s just afore I keep in my toolbox for everyday use the garage continues to develop and we’ll be looking after talking through some of the other bits and pieces in here real soon I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s video if you have then please subscribe give us a thumbs up always welcome your comments and share with your friends let everybody know we’re building a really nice community here I’m learning stuff from you guys so it’s really really excellent as you see did all my expectations so we’ll see you again real soon on Ted again [Music] [Music]


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