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Professional automotive forum for discussion of automotive tools, equipment and products. Although product representatives for tool & equipment companies do participate in a helpful way, this forum (like all areas of iATN) does not permit any advertising, so the discussion that takes place is by and for the users of the products. Discussion of special tool uses, solutions, and best practices. This forum is for experienced automotive repair professionals only, membership required.

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Recent Automotive Discussions in the Automotive Tool & Equipment Forum

Infrared cameras
11/17/2017 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I think Im ready to buy an infrared camera. Had a car in here a few weeks ago that would have been a prime canididate for it. Maybe it would have been. What brands are holding up the best and then whats the best bang for the buck seems to be a plethora of...
Snap-on Vs Harbor Freight
11/17/2017 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Just my personal experience here, small sample size, etc. etc. I had a blue-point 90 degree die grinder for about 18 years. 8 years it just sat in a tool box while I was working the desk. It died earlier this year. I was in the middle of a job so I ran do...
Coats 1050 stop working
11/15/2017 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Big tire season here, our tire and balancing machine are working hard 10hours a day, and our coats 1050 wheel balancer quit working today I have did some [...] with it and after dinner we went to do an other set and when a co-worker have try to change the...
4 Post 14/15k open front or closed?
11/15/2017 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I need to add two lifts in the shop from Automotive Service Equipment. Looking at either Challenger or Bendpak. At this time I have one Bendpak 10k and looking to add a XPR10as for example and a 4post extra long 14k or 15k for trucks. The struggle here is...
BG?
11/15/2017 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
What are everyone's thoughts on Bg fluids and machines? I know quite a few good shops in my area are using them, from what I understand they offer a warranty when someone performs a certain service in their intervals. My rep seems like an honest guy, I ju...

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