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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: 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] Threads Stripped? Time-Sert is the Best Fix

Threads Stripped? Time-Sert is the Best Fix By Hib Halverson If you’re a regular DIY working on Cadillac Vs, at one time or another you’ve probably stripped the threads out of a bolt hole or maybe someone else stripped threads out of a hole and you ended-up having to fix the problem. Damaged or destroyed […]

PRODUCT REVIEW: Diamond Tipped Screwdriver by GearWrench

[Product Review] GM Service Information from ACDelco’s Technical Delivery System

GM Service Information from ACDelco’s Technical Delivery System by Hib Halverson The proverbial “Factory Service Manual”…many in the DIY community think of it as a book you flop down on your work bench and thumb though looking for service instructions. If you’re one of those folks, know that the times–they are a changin’. When working […]

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

[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

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