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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

Another lift anchor question
11/29/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
During my 3 month hiatus this winter I will be performing maintenance on my 2 post 10k lift which may require removing the columns and unbolting from the floor. The anchors and bolts seem to be in good condition. Is it safe to reuse the same anchors and n...
two post lift install question
11/28/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Hi [...], I bought a 10k two post lift, clear floor type and I'm about to tackle the installation. Said lift came with HILTI KB3 anchors, and I remember here someone mentioning some adhesive to use in the anchor holes to help with strength, anybody happen...
OBD Breakout Box
11/28/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Hi, I am thinking of buying a Power Probe break out box PP-ECB, Great price from ASE Wave. I would like to know if any one is using this tool and if it is a wise purchase. Thank You, Roland.
Undercutter blades for vintage Tru-Cut armature lathe
11/19/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
Anybody know of a source for the undercutter blades for my 50+ year old Tru-Cut armature lathe? These look like very very tiny circular saw blades. About 5/16" diameter, 16 teeth, center hole 1/8" diameter, thickness around .022". Seems like no one carrie...
Wheel lock key kit battery booster/air compressor
11/19/2021 in the Tool & Equipment Forum
I'm hoping to find dependable tools for my roadside service vehicle. Wheel lock key set can anyone recommend one that's got decent coverage but even more importantly won't break on me when I'm 100 miles from options. Portable air compressor fir filling fl...

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