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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

Pneumatic slide hammer
10/12/2019 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Is anyone aware of any type of pneumatic or even spring loaded slide hammer? I searched around and didn't see anything. I'm picturing something similar to how a gun works, where you attach an air hose, pull the hammer back until it locks in to position an...
Hub/Bearing puller tools
10/11/2019 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Came across a good deal on an OTC hub grappler. Thought about these in the past, bought an ATD set for a stuck suspension/wheel bearing on the Rear of an Escape many years ago. Got the job done, but found cumbersome. Are these OTC sets any better? What ab...
Soldering Iron's
10/10/2019 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Hello Everyone, What is everyone using for soldering irons these days??? I bought a cheap one last year and it coughed its cookies the other day. I don't mind buying a good soldering iron that will last me. What does everyone use/like(post links if you ha...
Pico tablet or laptop, yep, I'm jumping ship
10/10/2019 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
My Snap On dealer ticked me off enough, it will be 30 days on the 15th since my Verus Pro battery died. I contacted customer service and was willing to buy online provided the dealer doesn't get the commission but they won't agree to it. So, I'm jumping o...
Nylon fuel hose repair kit
10/08/2019 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Working on older Cadillac's, the nylon fuel hoses are obsolete, used ones are just as brittle as the leaking ones. Needed to find a way to make up new hoses, but most kits are expensive $400+ for most kits & I only need to replace these hoses about on...

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