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PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

by Hib Halverson Why does anyone need a “diamond tipped screwdriver”? Is it because the diamond tips are stronger and more durable? Not exactly. The tip on a GearWrench diamond tip screwdriver is actually a plasma-sprayed, diamond-powder, tip and there is good reason for the coating. Industrial diamond powder is extremely hard and quite abrasive. […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: GearWrench 3000 Lumen Rechargeable Area Light

PRODUCT REVIEW: GearWrench 3000 Lumen Rechargeable Area Light

Yet Another Light, A Good One, Too. by Hib Halverson This is our third product evaluation of a work light for automotive shop use which can can double as emergency lighting during power failures. In several months of  Cadillac V-Net testing, working on our ATS-Vs, both inside or outside the garage, and during power failures […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

[Product Review] Big Ass Light Bar by Big Ass Solutions

You’d think “Big Ass Solutions” would be a clever name for a weight-loss plan or a cosmetic surgery clinic. Actually, it’s an engineering and manufacturing company whose flagship product lines are very large, energy efficient ceiling fans and LED lighting fixtures for the commercial and industrial markets. It was founded in 1999 as the “HVLS […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

[PRODUCT REVIEW] GearWrench 120XP Ratchets by Hib Halverson

For most DIYs, a ratchet and socket set was probably one of the first tools ever acquired. When I started doing a little historical research on ratchets, I was surprised to learn that the ratcheting socket wrench and interchangeable sockets were invented in 1863. It was weird thinking that what many consider a core tool […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

Product Review: GearWrench Multi-Function Ratchet Set

by Hib Halverson At the SEMA Show in November of 2015, the GearWrench people released several new tools. An interesting item in that release was the “Multi-Function Ratchet Set” (PN 81020) consisting of a pair of unique “two-headed” ratchets, a four-inch extension, metric sockets and a plastic case full of hex bits. The Cadillac V-net […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

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