Automotive Technician Tool Box Tour

Automotive Technician Tool Box Tour


what’s up YouTube so do the holidays comment I’m gonna have to slow down just a little bit but things are gonna pick right back up so don’t be too worried but I’m gonna end up doing a toolbox tour today I watched one on Calvin’s garage just recently I thought it was a great idea I know I’ve seen it in the past but never ran it kind of clicked on my mind lately so I’ve decided to do one myself and I’ve got some things to clean up first obviously this tool cart and the top of the bench and the top of the tool box so I’m gonna straighten a bunch of stuff out and then we’re gonna go through the drawers and see what I have in this thing but first I actually received something in the mail that I did a little unpackaging about and so I’ll show you that clip now so it was about two weeks ago I noticed in my YouTube feed that for 24 hours Mighty Car Mods had a kind of a free additional thing if you spent 35 or more so the they were gonna include the chopped flag and just a little MCM sticker I was gonna put on my toolbox and I ended up ordering a shirt that was pretty much $35 but I don’t know if everything’s come in this package because at the checkout it never never actually said that I was going to be getting a flag so I’ve got the package here they actually got their own package Mighty Car Mods and a packing envelope of some kind so I’m gonna tear it open and see if I actually got a flag and we’re good we’re good people so I got just one of they’re probably cheaper Mighty Car Mods stickers which will end its way up onto the tool box that appears to be the flag and this is the shirt that I ordered it is a long sleeve and it’s just got Mighty Car Mods logo on the front of it and then the back is a little bit more detailed Mighty Car Mods automotive driveway modding do-it-yourself so I thought that was a pretty cool shirt definitely something I’m gonna wear and get the sticker and and the flag I get some youtube swag for a good price here’s the flag so definitely something I can just kind of figure out a spot in my garage and all eventually I’ll have this place covered in flags but that’s awesome boys thank you very much for putting up that kind of deal I’m sure you saw a lot sold lots of merch in that amount of time 24 hours glad I jumped on should be a little bit more gentle thank the shirts actually really good quality it’s not thin it’s actually a nice thick long sleeve shirt in the flag I mean I’ve got three in here now I just got to kind of figure out where I’m gonna put the thing but it is gonna go up somewhere so yeah I got to do my little cleanup and then we’ll be right back and we’ll go through the box so I’ve got all the tools put away and got everything reasonably cleaned up I gave the toolboxes a wipe down and you know just kind of tried to organize a little bit there’s some tools that are probably in areas they might not supposed to because you know I have a certain way of organizing my box and it’s been that way for so long that you just kind of get used to always going to the same area for the same kind of tools I did actually rearrange them a little bit when I set them up in my garage here but for the most part it’s been the way since I started I bought that tool this chest and cabinet probably fifteen years ago and I still have it and this one’s probably a vote just over four or five it’s about four or five years old they’re both Mastercraft max or like this one’s the maximum series from that long ago and this is like the new master craft box but it’s even old now basically up top here I mean it becomes a bench so fast but I’ll kind of like to leave it as a desktop with having the keyboard and mouse right here and the monitor to jump on and you know get information and whatnot I have lots of LED lamps I I just love using LED lights they’re usually all charged up and if one starts to run low I can just plug it in and use the next one you need lots of light when you’re working this thing now it uses batteries and it doesn’t work very well but I still have it there just in case of course the PCs got the whole stereo setup and sits up there kind of thing this is usually a junk pile as well but if I gave mean I got a my little scanner there this is not actually my time light it was my timing light but I traded something for it a long time ago and I just I borrowed it to actually do the timing on the 240 just for fun sake because I thought I was going to drive it longer which I may still do I’d like to get that back from him actually like and you know I just keep like knives and it’s couple pens and whatever up top actually all my little LED bulbs we’re kind of up here and ear protection eye protection nose protection you should have all that stuff so the first drawer is screwdrivers picks and this is like a whole security bit set you get those cheap online these little kits these little this little ratcheting bit bit driver is just absolutely amazing Scott me out of so many jams little place that I’ve had forever so yeah like everything from big screwdrivers you know the cheap Mastercraft – all the way to snap-on that was like one of my first snap-on screwdrivers everything you know everything Robertson Phillips standard the next drawer it’s just more drivers so I mean I’ve got a couple double kits you can see there’s another later model snap-on and then even the later model snap-on so I you know went a little overboard at some point buying them I’ve got the really long snap-on drivers you know even if Philips getting those really weird positions that you get into a couple Island Keys over here and if you have if you get a file set maybe a few files there’s a pic that should be up here and then Torx drivers as well they’re just kind of scattered through here the next row is a couple soccer moves actually but I rarely use this drawer anymore it’s all my standard wrenches a few extras over here and a bunch of studies but I don’t I don’t usually actually need them anymore because metric covers so much of this that I mean you can jump into a 7/8 wrenches 22 millimeter and you just start – well I’ve memorized them but there’s a couple you know tight ones like 9/16 is a little different and so you always want to have them this drawer here is metric so these are all metric ratcheting wrenches metha metric line wrenches and all metric stubby’s or the pile of extras down there and then this is I hide this this kit for myself because it’s a brand new torque scale and I just don’t want to start using them yet the next drawer is metric wrenches so two full sets and the big wrenches in the back they go up to thirty two millimeter the next drawer is kind of a junk drawer so I’ve got everything from you know what I feel this might be getting me out of a jam kind of gaseous old rings Park plugs a couple of my own exhaust gaskets that I like to keep the my own stuff just extra chargers those lights that I’m thinking of putting in the 240 possibly this is actually the rebuild kit for the WRX calipers the next drawer is getting into Diagnostics so tests light there’s a cheap meter that I use for my ammeter 10 amp ammeter I’ve got my good Mac Logic Pro meter there this is a noise light set for checking fuel injectors or fuel injector circuits I should say there’s a map since I can kind of play with lots of jumper wire axle resistors in here for some odd reason I’ve got you know wire tang just disconnect tools there’s a there’s a Logic Pro up there I’ll show you grounded power this is actually a fuel gauge out of a GM vehicle that still works and you’d be surprised what kind of gauges you can test with this everything from oil pressure to fuel gauges it’s a good good thing to have in your toolbox and you can actually use it as a diagnostic tool the battery cleaner the next drawer is kind of supplies I’ve got lots of supplies in here this wire here I used to check for shorts on that I need to get far away from the battery with a test light I’ve had that for so many years but I mean that’s that’s a tool to me lots of extra relays extra wire another looks like a North tessellate some butt connectors and eyelets a zip ties of all kind of different sizes and shapes next door we’ve got this is more like chisel sets and punches thread files that’s a an impact driver like a deal I’ll extract your bits and higher extractor set over here that’s terrible the next drawer get into more engine Diagnostics so I’ve got a couple I’ve got an oil pressure gauge a vacuum gauge fuel pressure gauge vacuum pump small bicycle pressure pump that I am able to adapt so I can use it to pump little actuators and stuff lots of fuel injection clamps are disordered toothbrushes for cleaning throttle bodies and whatnot lots of different holes and connectors brass fittings all through there there’s actually an ignition tester this next drawer is a little bit for like doing engine work or clutch jobs and I got a lot of lineup Keys final touch jobs over down in my life and that’s go to sensor sockets oil pressure socket some oil filter wrenches there’s my dial over there there’s a vernier caliper and compression tester Coon Winchester stethoscope there this is a really awesome ignition tester shouldn’t be very so deep actually this last drawer is all break tools flaring kits some tools down here tools for doing drum breaks pushing back your caliper a little tube bender vacuum leader this little canister I can use for the bleeding with the vacuum cleaner up another drawer spring lock tool just all break stuff few little bit parts down here entire package of stuff for bleeding brass fittings down there caliper pins for Subaru down there now we move on to the big box so first I got this set of sockets on sale during Black Friday these are just metric 12-point sockets which I got for $20 Canadian and you can see in this first drawer this one socket from snap-on it’s a 14 millimeter doing superblocks or I came from you know cylinder heads are that one socket cost me more than that entire kit did but yeah this is the the main socket drawer there’s a lot of stuff disorganized and loose and probably broken stuff throughout here a little bit but some of the larger sockets for doing axles that’s like your Toyota Volkswagen slot all the extensions down here more ratchets over at this end and then these are kind of like my quick grab so I’ll take this entire set of metric three sockets deep and just use that on my tray all my flex sockets at the back they’re more flex Achatz the triple square the security bit torques hex torques torques and external torques some quarter drive to quick grab these sockets here are a multi-point socket they’ll get out some really strange things they’ll work and some where you just can’t don’t have the socket sometimes that’ll get it off or it’s just it’s helped me in a couple jams actually this will be more torque sockets to break when I’m just even noticing on the back here some crows crows feet that I never ever use speed and hold my torque wrenches usually sit in here as well now we’ll just work our way down the left side of the box this first drawer is snap ring pliers sheet metal cutters so I’ve got some very large sets of snap ring pliers and a bunch of smaller sets for doing that everything from really tiny snap rings to very large snap rings these are an awesome pair of pliers for clamping CV boot clamps if you don’t have to use these on your CV boot clamp you’ve got the wrong clamps and I don’t mean the wrong tool the wrong clamp this is another very cool tool for taking off poses you just kind of put that on the end of the of this spring clamp and then if you squeeze the end in it’ll it’ll pinch the spring clamp for you in a very awkward position guide that to you forever I can’t believe the cables never broke on me it’s actually another pair of snap ring pliers for grabbing them and then you can kind of twist them around and still use the pliers this next drawer is another kind of scatter drawer kind of little specialty things for taking apart interior there’s like toast line clamps in there scrapers there’s a hole there there’s no scraper kind of getting plastic clips out but not there’s actually a little thermometer for checking the vent temperature this tool works great for getting off stubborn battery terminals and also wiper arms it’s it’s a wiper arm puller but works great on battery terminals so just there on there and then a bunch of AC line disconnects tools the whole set will be in there and this is a full entire kit of fuel line AC disconnect for disconnecting quick connects this guy’s a little special what I’m gonna show you how that works another time now we get into very large C clamps small C clamps pipe wrenches my very large set of channel locks so this drawer here is for doing electrical so this is actually the first soldering iron kit that I ever bought probably is like 18 or 19 and I have a soldering pen in there as well but still actually works pretty good but I’ve bought this much larger one for doing some heavier wire and it works awesome heat gun for doing various stuff that’s a shrink tube in there or an electrical tape and solder there’s a cheap little wire holder this lamp oh that’s a diagnostic tool but I’ll show you how about what I use that force a long time this bottom drawers kind of became this drawer since I’ve lived here so as the toolboxes came in I was like well where am I going to put all this stuff and this became the drawer fort so just power tools the grinder and a couple sauce sander it’s kind of jammed in there but the drawer is big enough to hold it now moving on to the right side the supplier drawer so everything from like this wire strippers to crimpers – mutters – vise grips some of these I’ve had for a very long time and like the extended reach those are great for brake cables so this is obviously for my impact guns 3/8 1/2 inch that’s another half inch these are some grinders just waiting to go into service when the other ones wear out this is my standard gun that I use all the time this is actually a snap-on gun they cost me quite a quite a pretty penny if that doesn’t get it loose that almost always does I try and leave it there for when I need it and don’t don’t use it don’t use it so I wear it in this last drawer is pretty much the demolition drawer so all the Hammers lots of pry bars that’s my inner tie rod tool seat belts coming in therefore when I call motors there’s a usually chain in here a couple straps for holding stuff out of the way when I’m working see how this video is definitely longer than I expected it is a lot to go through and I kind of want to show you generally what I have in my tool boxes it’s it’s a I’ve spent a lot of money and it’s a it’s a collection over time it’s not something you just want to drop a bomb on because you don’t know exactly what you need until you start needing it and then you go and buy it and that’s how you look you’ll accumulate so much there comes a point where you have to stop though you don’t need to get into all these specialty kits that you just use once or twice now if you’re if you’re working in a place where you just generally need that tool all the time you’re doing that job all the time and the workplace that you’re working for can’t supply it for you then you have to buy it especially if you want to be able to do everything and keep in mind this is not all my tools we still have there’ll be another episode where we actually go through all the kits that I you because there is quite a few of them in there and then basically some just the other little equipment kind of things that I have in the shop that I’m using regularly to do the work that I’m doing in here so I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays I’m gonna probably take Sunday’s video off just because I’ll be busy and I might not have the time to actually add it and make something so but expect something next week and come back with something else so if you like this video definitely give it a thumbs up and if you haven’t already hit that subscribe button for me leave your questions and comments further down below and I’ll see you in the next one


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