Friday, October 16, 2020

Motivx Tools 3 Piece Universal Set

Here we have a set of spring loaded universal joint adapters. Part number MX1662-3 from Motivx Tools. Round about $20. Packaged very nicely. They are very, very handy. My biggest complaint of most universals is... they are too loose. These are perfect. Makes it so much easier to put in place when you have grease, oil, or coolant on your hands. A definite buy! We will try out more product from this company for sure.

Friday, April 10, 2020

Pittsburgh 1/4", 3/8" Drive Long Reach Dual Flex Head Ratchet

Ok, so picked this up on impulse. $30 and does two sizes. The length and the thin heads is what made me buy it.

Thin heads. 
Enough teeth for a decent range.
Length when combined with the thin heads allows it to be a decent ratcheting belt tensioner tool.

The reverse switch seems to move on it's own, even if it isn't hit by something. Proves to be irritating. 

Overall, the fact that I can use it as a ratcheting belt tensioner tool makes it worth it.

Monday, March 16, 2020

Power Torque GM6146 3/8" drive ratchet

Seen this tool while in one of my local auto parts stores. Decided to give it a go. Here's what I found.

Very slim head to fit in tight places, especially with low profile sockets.
Switch isn't easily knocked back the other way.
Sturdy feel.

Handle doesn't feel comfortable. 
Not enough teeth in the gear.
Needs to be a bit longer for better leverage.

Overall, for $20, it's worth adding to the drawer. For me, the clunkiness from the lack of teeth is the biggest drawback.

Thursday, February 27, 2020